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Author:Charlotte Speak

Power of the Parent 7: S2 Ep7: **BONUS** Katie – Parent navigating the workplace

I’ve got a very special bonus episode to share with you today – with the incredible Katie, who three years ago adopted her daughters.  Katie is a friend of a friend so I’ve known her for a little while, but we’ve never really talked about her experience of going through the adoption process. I saw…
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Power of the Parent 6: S2 Ep6: Shwezin Win – Win At Life Coaching

In the final episode of series two, Charlotte is talking to Shwezin Win – founder of Win At Life coaching. She is a mum, a step-mum, a marketing expert and now a coach who works with parents, young adults and teens to curate a life where they feel able to thrive.  Shwezin shared her story…
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Power of the Parent 5: S2 Ep5: Clare Willetts – Not Only Pink and Blue

This week I’m talking to Clare, founder of Not Only Pink and Blue where the mission is to challenge stereotypes from birth. Originally a marketplace, Clare has shifted HOW she’s sharing her work, which will now take the shape of a directory of amazing businesses who are committed and aligned to her purpose.  Clare generously…
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The truth about working for yourself.

It’s fair to say I held a lot of expectations about working for yourself. It hasn’t exactly followed a step by step approach. I’ve found some bits full of joy and others bits really chuffing tough. It’s always evolving but I want to share some things that surprise(d) me the most. Spending time ‘marketing’ takes…
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Power of the Parent 4: S2 Ep4: Helen Bryce – Poet, author and Guilty Mothers Club founder

In this week’s episode I’m talking with Helen Bryce – glorious human, my mate of 10 years, ultimate cheerleader, poet, author and founder of Guilty Mothers Club. Helen is also a parent of four kiddos and a total journalling pro – which we talked about loads and I got so many fresh perspectives on during…
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Power of the Parent 3: S2 Ep3: Roohi and Nida Mohiyuddin – Nupwr

Roohi and Nida are educators, navigators of negative self talk, strengths advocates and believers that confidence shouldn’t be a privilege. They are the founders of Nupwr, an organisation dedicated to inspire, uplift and empower women.  We talked about the dynamics of being a parent, an educator, a business owner and what it’s like to work…
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Questions you might not be asking…

This post is for the empathetic and compassionate eyes of employers and line managers (and those that might be working on dialling up their empathy and compassion actually!) I want to explore with you questions you might not be asking your team members who happen to be parents…. It’s fairly common for someone to return…
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Three reasons to define your version of success…

One of the foundational things I do with clients is to define your version of success. It can be a workshop, a coaching session or a chat over a coffee (well, actually tea for me please) but it generally, without fail features. I feel incredibly passionately about taking the time and consideration to define your…
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Power of the Parent 2: 2: Amrit Sandhar – The Engagement Coach

What a catch up! Amrit Sandhar is the founder and CEO of The Engagement Coach where the team is all about developing (and challenging) cultures, leaders and colleagues.  As well as being a parent, Amrit is one of the most empathetic and compassionate people I’ve ever met, he’s also a data lover and engagement specialist.…
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Power of the Parent 1: 1: Clare Clifford – Sunshine Digital

Trigger warning – child loss. In this week’s episode I chat with Clare – digital content expert, queen of engagement, growth specialist and founder of Sunshine Digital. We talked about the impact of being a parent in the workplace when you’re bringing in more revenue but working fewer hours than your peers, the experiences she…
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