27 episodes

The ‘Enterprising Mindsets’ podcast with Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, explores the role mindset has in building financial capability and entrepreneurial skills. In conversation with business leaders, educators and young people, Sharon finds out how their early attitudes and behaviours were formed, how these shaped their journey so far, and what we can be doing to support young people to develop an enterprising mindset.

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The ‘Enterprising Mindsets’ podcast with Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, explores the role mindset has in building financial capability and entrepreneurial skills. In conversation with business leaders, educators and young people, Sharon finds out how their early attitudes and behaviours were formed, how these shaped their journey so far, and what we can be doing to support young people to develop an enterprising mindset.

    S03E03 Enterprising Mindsets: Saeed Atcha

    S03E03 Enterprising Mindsets: Saeed Atcha

    Sharon speaks with Saeed Atcha MBE and DL, former Social Mobility Commissioner, and CEO of Youth Leads UK, a charity that supports young people by running skills development programmes, publishing Xplode Magazine and challenging decisionmakers.


     


    In their conversation, Saeed explains why he considers it crucial that young people growing up in care receive financial education to better prepare them for independent living. They also discuss the positive impact of relatable role models when he launched Youth Leads as a teenager, and why he believes they are important in developing financial capability in young people.


     


    He also recounts why he had to work for six months to be able to afford a new suit and confides in Sharon what his one (if he was only allowed one) wish would be to help increase social mobility for young people in the UK.

    • 24 min
    S03E02 Enterprising Mindsets: Steve Hare

    S03E02 Enterprising Mindsets: Steve Hare

    In this episode, Sharon speaks to Steve Hare, CEO of Sage, a FTSE 100 market-leading company offering cloud business management solutions. During their conversation, Sharon discovers the early influences that shaped his attitudes around money, and hears how he believes that providing financial education to young people removes barriers and creates opportunities, turning something that can be feared into an enabler.


     


    Steve also explains why he feels that taking risks and having a willingness to fail are important characteristics to encourage in young people, and Sharon learns why he considers that money is not something that should define you, but should help and enable you to do things. They also discuss Sage’s ‘Knocking Down Barriers’ sustainability and society strategy for levelling up, designed to create opportunities and help give people the confidence to try and go after that opportunity.

    • 27 min
    S03E01 Enterprising Mindsets: Steph McGovern

    S03E01 Enterprising Mindsets: Steph McGovern

    Sharon speaks to TV presenter and business journalist Steph McGovern to discover how she developed her habits and behaviours around money and how this shaped her career direction.


     


    Steph describes how her entrepreneurial spirit was evident from an early age, selling amongst other things Take That stickers! She explains how her innate interest in how the world of money works led to her becoming Robert Peston’s producer, and how she helped families reprioritise their spending habits in her TV show, Shop Well for Less?.


     


    She also talks about why she considers it essential that financial education is taught to primary-age children and how, as ‘Spreadsheet Steph’, she is encouraging her friends and family to build a money mindset.

    • 28 min
    S2 EP10 Embracing Challenge and Change with Alison Rose

    S2 EP10 Embracing Challenge and Change with Alison Rose

    Alison began her career at NatWest Group PLC as a graduate 27 years ago and is now the banking group’s Chief Executive. She also sits on the board of directors for the Institute of International Finance, and is a member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum.


    Alison led the Rose Review report in 2019, which identified several key barriers to female entrepreneurship and showed that boosting female entrepreneurship could add up to £250 billion to the UK economy.


    Alison talks about her incredible career journey so far, the people who have influenced and mentored her, and how an enterprising mindset means can help women succeed in business.

    • 30 min
    S2 Ep9 Look Sideways with Helen Wooldridge

    S2 Ep9 Look Sideways with Helen Wooldridge

    Together with a friend from university, Helen Wooldridge founded award-winning baby and child brand Cuddledry in 2006. Helen also runs her own marketing consultancy and for her, being an entrepreneur has meant working flexibly yet effectively while also being a mum to her three children.


    Helen describes an enterprising mindset as turning ideas into reality to make things better. When you need to make changes you should look sideways, be innovative and find new ways to do things.

    • 29 min
    S2 EP8 Disruption with Lucy Cranwell-Ward

    S2 EP8 Disruption with Lucy Cranwell-Ward

    Young Enterprise alumna Lucy Cranwell-Ward is CEO and Co-founder of careers platform Upskill Me, a Tech for Good company which helps young people showcase their talents and gain the skills, connections and knowledge they need to thrive in their career.


    With no money or experience in tech but plenty of drive and passion, Lucy set out to realise her idea to help young people build a digital portfolio and improve their employability. She reveals how she was inspired by other female founders, and shares her experience of how being disruptive and determined helped her launch her start-up business.

    • 29 min

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9 Ratings

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Inspirational

Really enjoying listening to these podcasts. A great mix of people being interviewed offering honest and inspiring insights.

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