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Confidence and uncertainty with Katherine Lewis

Confidence and uncertainty with Katherine Lewis

March 22, 2022

This week's guest is Katherine Lewis, a creative scientist with a diverse background across genetics, psychology, neuroscience - and drama! 

Katherine has always been passionate about creativity and science in equal measure and is on a mission to prove that when the two co-exist, amazing things can happen. 

Alongside her work in academia and the media, Katherine is also the founder of Kinda Studios, a female-led studio colliding art and play with neuroscience to explore what lies beyond the horizon of human experience.

An interdisciplinary at her core, Katherine is always turning her incredible mind to various projects. Her latest work - and something we talk a lot about in this episode - is her involvement in The Uncertainty Experts, an online interactive documentary designed to help you develop a new perspective and tools for tackling uncertainty.

 

In this episode Katherine and Coni discuss:

  • Overcoming our innate fear of uncertainty
  • Techniques to take back control of our thoughts
  • How as founders we can turn uncertainty into a superpower
  • Qualities that make incredible leaders
  • The science behind our thoughts

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about Katherine and connect with her:

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

From finance to sustainable fashion and saving the planet one dress rental at a time with Eshita Kabra

From finance to sustainable fashion and saving the planet one dress rental at a time with Eshita Kabra

March 15, 2022

This week's guest is Eshita Kabra, the founder of By Rotation, the world's first social fashion rental app.

The idea for the platform came during Eshita’s honeymoon, when she realised that with every purchase she was adding to the incredible amount of textile waste that is damaging our planet, She started to reconsider her relationship with fashion and the idea for By Rotation was born. 

The platform now allows users to ‘rent’ their designer wardrobe out to others - meaning people can access items they might not usually be able to afford, whilst reducing their impact on the environment. 

 

In this episode Eshita and Coni discuss:

  • The journey of building a sustainable brand
  • Eshita’s passion for community and how she built hers to over 100k
  • The cultural shift towards a more ethical focus on fashion 
  • And loads more

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Eshita:

  • Web: https://byrotation.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/arentyoueshita/
  • Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eshitakabra

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

Starting a beauty brand and tips for healthy happy skin with Kate Roath

Starting a beauty brand and tips for healthy happy skin with Kate Roath

March 8, 2022

This week's guest Kate Roath, the founder of Wild Source, an organic skincare company that incorporates mindfulness and meditation into their skincare rituals. 

Kate always had a passion for skincare and launched Wild Source back in 2017, focusing on natural ingredients that make you look and feel amazing. However, when she started to feel overwhelmed running the business, it began to show in her complexion. 

That’s when Kate realised that self-care is more than skin deep and she began to incorporate meditations into her daily skincare routine. Cut to now and mindful moments are a core pillar of the Wild Source brand, a concept that has seen them soar in popularity and find themselves in stocked in iconic locations such as Liberty and Soho House.

In this episode Kate and Coni discuss:

  • How to overcome feelings of comparison
  • Why tuning into your intuition is key to running a successful business
  • Building and branding a stand-out beauty business 
  • The power of mindfulness and meditation for both your health and your business
  • The surprising marketing campaign that got Kate’s customers excited about the skincare benefits of breathwork

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about Kate and connect with her:

  • Web: www.wildsource.co.uk
  • IG: @wildsourceskincare

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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When does busy become unproductive with Jacky Power

When does busy become unproductive with Jacky Power

February 22, 2022

This week's guest is Jacky Power. Jacky is a therapist, poet and mother based in Surrey. She has a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counseling and works with clients dealing with all types of addiction - from alcohol to work.  

Jacky has always had a passion for writing and uses poetry as a form of self-care. Her writing has appeared in various anthologies. In 2019, she wrote and performed her own one-woman show called Light in Life’s Shadows, which was about embracing the messiness of being human. She runs therapeutic writing workshops and has recently launched The Therapeutic Poet Podcast. 

 

In this episode Jacky and Coni discuss:

  • How past trauma can manifest as addiction
  • The culture of burnout and why being addicted to work can be more damaging than we realize
  • We also learn why creativity can be such a powerful tool for relaxation
  • And we get Jacky’s advice on breaking the cycle of workaholism

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Jacky

  • Web: https://www.jackypower.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/jackylpower/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacky-power-b3042b1b0/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • Podcast: https://www.jackypower.com/podcast-1

 

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

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How to build your wealth and invest for your future with Davinia Tomlinson

How to build your wealth and invest for your future with Davinia Tomlinson

February 15, 2022

This week's guest is Davinia Tomlinson, the award-winning founder of RainChq, a company she set up to help women take control of their financial futures.

With over 15 years experience across the investment management and professional services industries, including roles at Fidelity Investments and PwC, as well as a First Class Honours degree from Aston University and an Executive MBA from Cass Business School and holds the Investment Management Certificate, Davinia knows her stuff when it comes to finances. 

Outside of rainchq, Davinia is a Trustee at Talawa Theatre company, established more than 30 years ago to improve diversity in the arts. She has two young daughters and splits her time between London and the Caribbean.

In this episode Dav and Coni discuss:

  • Healing our relationship with money
  • The power of financial independence
  • Dav’s top tips for women who want to live a weather life
  • Why when women getting wealthier - communities benefit too
  • Davinia also shares her experience of moving her whole life - including her two daughters - to St Kitts in the midst of the pandemic
  • And why she wants to encourage more women to live life on their own terms

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Davinia

  • Web: https://www.rainchq.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/rainchq/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davinia-tomlinson-0a7b2448/

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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Finding the confidence to pitch to press on your own terms with Adela Hussain

Finding the confidence to pitch to press on your own terms with Adela Hussain

February 1, 2022

This week's guest is Adela Hussain, the founder of Starts Ups & Co who is a master at helping you pitch your business to people that don’t know you…yet.

 

Known for her high energy and laser-sharp thinking, Adela spent 20 years as a management consultant, doing cool stuff like helping British Airways acquire an airline and sitting on a new board for Sky. In 2015 she left the corporate world behind to pursue her own entrepreneurial ambitions with her fashion tech startup Style Lyrical.

 

Adela discovered she had a talent for pitching when she started doing PR for her business. Style Lyrica and was featured in 14 publications in 12 months, including the Harvard Business Review.  She is now using this talent and her connections to help other women do the same!

 

Her Pitch to Press programme and PR Hero School have helped hundreds of founders fall in love with PR and skyrocket their sales. Most recently, she brought together a diverse panel of brand and marketing experts from all over the world to take part in her Spotlight Salon - a series of masterclasses helping founders craft a plan for increased visibility.

 

In this episode Adela and Coni discuss:

  • The lack of diversity in the media
  • Why it’s so important to know your values
  • Why confidence could be our biggest barrier to getting media coverage
  • The importance of knowing your worth when running a business
  • Adela’s top tips on getting press

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Adela

  • Web: https://www.startupsandco.com/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/theadelah
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adelahussain/

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

How learning to like networking could transform your business with Isabel Sachs

How learning to like networking could transform your business with Isabel Sachs

January 25, 2022

This week's guest is Isabel Sachs, the founder of I LIKE NETWORKING.

A multi-talented creative, Isabel is a producer, public speaker & podcast host with over 15 years experience in arts, culture & entertainment. 

She created and sold an award-winning cultural agency based in Brazil before making the move to London, where she has continued her incredible career working with a range of clients including Levis and Vodafone. 

During lockdown, Isabel realised how desperate freelance creatives were for that connection - both for their mental wellbeing and to find work in an unstable creative landscape. The idea for I Like Networking was born! The platform is now focused on supporting women and non-binary professionals looking for a career in creative industries and those who are already working in the field but feeling a bit stuck or isolated.

Isabel has always been passionate about bringing diverse talent into the creative industry and interested in how the connections we make can influence our careers. 

In this episode Isabel and Coni discuss:

  • The magic of collaboration
  • The impact community can have on our mental health and our business
  • Why the creative industries are so often lacking in diversity
  • Isabel also shares her advice on navigating overwhelm and explains why we should all like networking! 

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Isabel

  • Web: https://ilikenetworking.uk/
  • IG:  https://www.instagram.com/ilikenetworking/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabelsachs/

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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How to create a global community that converts with Valentina Milanova

How to create a global community that converts with Valentina Milanova

January 18, 2022

This week's guest is Valentina Milanova, the founder of DAYE, a women’s health research and development company on a mission to close the gender pain gap. They have an amazing range of innovative products including CBD infused tampons that tackle period pain effectively and sustainably.    

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Valentina moved to London in 2013 to study business, economics, and law at the University of Buckingham.

After considering careers in journalism and event planning, Valentina soon found herself drawn to the start-up world, working first at Techstars and then as a venture associate for Founders Factory. 

Meanwhile, she began working on her own idea for a company. Having experienced painful periods for most of her life - and being overwhelmed by the lack of information available - Valentina was interested in building a brand that addressed these issues. After 200 pitches to investors, she managed to raise a huge £4.23 million in seed funding, and in 2018, DAYE was officially born.

In this episode Valentina and Coni discuss:

  • The importance of education in the reproductive health space
  • We find out what it takes to build a taboo-breaking business
  • The challenges of growing a global community
  • Valentina also shares her top tips on creating a brand that stands out from the crowd

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Valentina

  • Web: https://www.yourdaye.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/meetdaye/
  • Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/valentina-milanova-13899564

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

The secrets of a game changing crowdfunding campaign with Elin Roberts

The secrets of a game changing crowdfunding campaign with Elin Roberts

January 11, 2022

This week's guest is Elin Roberts, who is  the co-founder of Better Nature, an innovative tempeh brand that is making big moves in the vegan food sector. 

Elin was only a year out of University when in 2018 she decided to leave her role as a marketing strategist and set up Better Nature with her three other co-founders. The company’s growth has been incredible and you can now find their range of tempay products in over 200 retailers nationwide. 

In 2020 the company announced the closing of £430k in seed funding. That might sound impressive - but a year later, they raised £1.6m through the Good Food Fund and an insanely popular crowdfunding campaign with Seedrs.

In this episode Elin and Coni discuss:

  • The ups and downs Better Nature’s crowdfunding journey
  • Advice on finding the right investment route for you
  • What it’s like to take the leap into entrepreneurship, so early in your career
  • As well as the challenges of trying to run a totally ethical business and the benefits of building a brand aligned with your personal values. 

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Elin

  • Web: https://betternaturefoods.co/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/betternature_/
  • Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elin-roberts-89560b12a

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

How tech can help us afford the life we deserve with Urenna Okonko

How tech can help us afford the life we deserve with Urenna Okonko

December 7, 2021

In our last podcast of 2021 we’re joined by Urenna Okonkwo, the woman shaking up how consumers budget for and buy luxury fashion. 

She founded her app Cashmere in 2018 after a run-in with a pair of designer shoes that she desperately wanted but didn’t want to dip into her savings for - a feeling I definitely resonate with.  The idea for Cashmere was born, and Urenna has now created an innovative social saving platform that helps trend-obsessed young shoppers save towards and purchase designer pieces without turning to credit cards or pay-later services.

Scrolling through the Cashmere app is like flicking through an issue of Vogue with iconic brands from Fendi to Gucci featured - and more designers being added all the time. 

With a background as a financial adviser, it’s no surprise that Urenna is passionate about promoting a healthy attitude towards money and is dedicated to helping young women afford the life they deserve. 

 

In this episode Urena and Coni discuss:

  • The realities of being a woman in fintech
  • The need to break the taboo around talking about money
  • How to remove the guilt from spending money
  • Why investing in luxury items is better for the planet - and our wardrobes
  • The fundraising journey for a fashion-based app
  • Also find out how Urenna has already raised £100,000 in investment. 

Resources:

How to raise investment by Tom Blomfield

Download the Cashmere app here and use code FLOURISH10, for an instant £10 in Cashmere credits when you sign up and set up their monthly direct debit

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about and with Urenna

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/urennalexa 
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/urennao/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/urenna-okonkwo-dippfs-28a09837/

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

See you in 2022!

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