Big Juicy Creative is the show which nurtures your busy creative soul, so you thrive personally and professionally.
You could be in a ‘creative’ career, like marketing or the arts, or maybe you wish you did something more creative. This podcast will show you how, if you approach your life with creativity – a bit more openness, curiosity, self-expression, imagination - it will become bigger, juicier and more meaningful.
Creativity is about way more than painting or poetry, and this show brings you inspirational tales from beyond the creative department, from farming to fractions.
Your host, Suzy Bashford, is a freelance journalist, who writes about creativity among other things, a workshop facilitator and a speaker. As well as interviews, she’ll bring you shorter, solo podcasts where she sums up and test-drives the advice she’s given, reporting back to you with her trademark honesty.
Suzy is a mum on a mission to unleash our collective creativity so we can solve the world’s big problems… and we need buckets of creativity for that, so please get listening!
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How to take the positives out of the pandemic, especially at work, with HR trailblazer Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris is an HR trailblazer with a 'no mission is impossible' mindset... That's why I thought I'd get her on the podcast and ask her what we can do, coming out of the global pandemic, to be in the best position to thrive at work in future.
She's determined to take positives from the pandemic. And that requires, first of all, that you are self-aware and you reflect. She takes full responsibility for her experiences - as an employee, colleague, leader, wife, mother -and implores us to do the same.
Why society tells us to be 'good girls' and why it's so damaging to our self-esteem, with authors Jane Cunningham & Philippa Roberts
Authors & researchers Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts are difficult women and proud of it.
They're especially proud of their new book 'Brandsplaining', written during the pandemic, which lifts the lid on how culture purposely makes us feel crap sometimes, so that we buy stuff. Especially women. And how it does this very sneakily.
This podcast made me realise how damaging this idea that females need to be 'good girls' has been in my life, and how to deal with it.
Why creativity makes you a better person & parent in a pandemic, with performer Jennifer Blaine
Jennifer Blaine is a writer, performer, comedian and life coach.
She's the only guest so far I've invited back to the podcast. Why? Because after speaking to her at launch she really sparked my creativity with her rallying cries.
She's back to do the same this Spring and, again, has reminded me of WHY I need to make more time and space for my creativity, especially amid a global pandemic. Also, this time, we discuss the relationship between creativity and money and how to make that work for you, too.
How to use creativity to not give a fuck, with Amy Charlotte Kean
Amy Charlotte Kean explains how she WAS the girl giving all the f***s but how writing her book - The Little Girl Who Gave Zero F***s - helped her heal, be proud of herself & find her voice.
Writing it followed the most traumatic time in her life (think awful advertising industry bullying bosses and anti-anxiety meds addiction) and she now channels her creativity to ensure she NEVER feels like this again.
Amy definitely inspired me to ask myself: what have you done lately, Suzy, to make you feel proud?
Ep 057: [Spring(back) Series] how to shine, with Anna Baréz-Brown
Anna co-founded a company called Shine. And, like it says on the tin, it helps people - women in particular - shine, and she has plenty of tips here to help us do that. She makes a compelling case for why now, coming out of the pandemic, is the perfect time to step into the light.
Shine helped me plant many of the ideas for what I’m doing with this podcast now, which just goes to show how important it is we take the time to invest in ourselves and think about what really matters to us.
Ep 056 [Spring(back) Series]: how are dads feeling about the pandemic? with the Fatherhood Institute's Jeremy Davies
Jeremy Davies is head of communications at the Fatherhood Institute, which promotes the importance of hands-on dads.
So far in this series I've explored a lot about how mums are feeling about the pandemic and what we can do about the fact Covid has led to a weird 1950s timewarp for many. But - what about the dads? How are dads feeling?
Jeremy gives me a fascinating, surprising, practical research-backed insight into this topic.
Keith Cummings episode 36
It’s Keith Cummings brother Graham just listened to your interview.... amazed and impressed.I will ensure that I follow future episodes.Good luck with the podcast.
Honest, fun and inspiring
Suzy is a natural whose relaxed, never judging, style brings out the best in her guests.
The antidote to lockdown!
I love this podcast! Discovered this week and much devoured since (it turned cleaning the bathroom into a pleasure!). Lovely, compassionate interviews with extraordinary normal people and inspiring tales. Like a big warm hug with intellectual bite! Thank you Suzy, my creativity is truly inspired. I can’t wait to listen to the next episode x