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The podcast for people who want to go freelance or are already doing it. Hosted by freelance writer and author of 'Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss' - Fiona Thomas.

Whether you're starting a side hustle or looking for a career change, tune in to learn how to make self-employment work for you.

Out of Office Podcast Fiona Thomas

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The podcast for people who want to go freelance or are already doing it. Hosted by freelance writer and author of 'Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss' - Fiona Thomas.

Whether you're starting a side hustle or looking for a career change, tune in to learn how to make self-employment work for you.

    Pricing and chronic illness with Ruth Poundwhite

    Pricing and chronic illness with Ruth Poundwhite

    Now anyone who has read Out of Office will know that I’ve written about how to raise your prices, I have successfully raised my prices repeatedly throughout the years but this year it’s felt much harder and I was trying to unpick why that might be and I realised that being diagnosed with a chronic illness has had a major impact on my confidence as a business owner.
    Today I'm talking to Ruth Poundwhite about the work she does with clients around pricing and chronic illness as well as her own personal experience.
    Learn more about Ruth Poundwhite
    Follow Fiona Thomas on Instagram

    • 45 min
    Patriarchy stress disorder with Dr Valerie Rein

    Patriarchy stress disorder with Dr Valerie Rein

    All of the hard work, success, and achievement aren’t actually satisfying...You know you’re here for more.
    You might have tried therapy, coaching, self-help books, retreats, and personal development programs... You’ve made progress. But you’re still not where you want
    to be.
    You’ve got tons of insight… but the way you FEEL doesn’t change at the core.
    Leaving you wondering: What’s wrong with me? And the Answer is — Nothing.
    You’re brilliant. If you could have figured it out — you would have figured it out long ago. The problem is misdiagnosed.
    It’s not you, It’s Patriarchy Stress Disorder ( PSD ).
    Learn more about Dr Valerie Rein
    Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment - Buy now
    Follow Dr Valerie on Instagram
    Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss - Buy now
    Follow Fiona Thomas on Instagram

    • 38 min
    Follow your passions with Alison Powell from Write Club

    Follow your passions with Alison Powell from Write Club

    Alison Powell is a freelance writer and creativity coach. She facilitates workshops and courses as part of Write Club, which I've taken part in recently and found invaluable as I write the first draft of my novel.

    In this episode we talk about:
    Why building a club for writers is important to Alison Why she pivoted from working for IBM to teaching English to facilitate workshops Alison's secret mission 🤫 Learn more about Write Club
    Sign up for my writing workshop: Stop Procrastinating, Start Writing

    • 45 min
    Why therapy is magic with Jo Love

    Why therapy is magic with Jo Love

    EDIT: Jo's book will now be published on Nov 4th 2021
    Let me introduce you to Jo Love. She is a Trainee Psychotherapist, award-winning Mental Health Advocate, Artist and Author of Therapy is… Magic. 
    In this episode we cover:
    Jo’s squiggly career journey from lawyer to business owner to trainee psychotherapist  Why self-employment isn’t always the key to a healthy relationship with work What therapy really is (and isn’t) Things to consider when you think about getting therapy  Follow Jo on Instagram
    Fiona’s books
    Get free journal prompts here:
    https://fionalikestoblog.com/resources/
    About Therapy is Magic:
    In this part memoir, part mental health resource and how-to guide, Jo Love throws opens the door of her therapist’s office and shines a light on what exactly goes on in the therapy room.
    With the help of experts, including her very own therapist, Jo opens a rare window into the real world of therapy, unpicking the magical powers that enabled her to re-find her own voice, restored her resilience through the cloudiest days and ultimately saved her from her own mind.

    • 43 min
    Mental health at work with Lorna Scully from Digital Discussions Unflitered

    Mental health at work with Lorna Scully from Digital Discussions Unflitered

    In this episode we cover
    How I discovered I wanted to be a writer My journey through employment and how it all, abruptly came to a halt Facing challenges with confidence and overcoming external expectations set on us by society How social media has helped me create a community and build real human connections The impact of talking openly about mental health Find out more about Lorna here
    Fiona's links are here.

    • 50 min
    Make money blogging with Jenna Farmer AKA The Bloglancer

    Make money blogging with Jenna Farmer AKA The Bloglancer

    This week Jenna from The Bloglancer is sharing 5 steps to make money from your blog. This episode is perfect for anyone who has a blog as a hobby and is wondering how to monetise. Jenna shares her mindset tips, a simple way to make money as an affiliate and how to optimise your blog to work with brands.
     
    Follow Jenna on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jennafarmeruksocial
    Sign up for Jenna’s free blogging newsletter:
    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5ec3f91b13c6b500267d8493
    Blogging course sign-up:
    https://jenna-s-school-f673.thinkific.com/courses/thebloglancer
     
    Fiona’s links: https://fionalikestoblog.com/click-me/
     

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