Do you know what it takes to be successful working on Yachts, Private Jets, Palaces, Private Households and Chalets? Join Philippa and guests discussing all things private staffing, a bi-weekly podcast aimed to educate and inspire.
From cheffing for celebrities to working for royalty or becoming a private swimming tutor - this podcast dives into the compelling world of private staffing, with entrancing experiences and fascinating career opportunities.
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Life in Private Staffing | Season 4.36 - Highlights
Another season of Life in Private Staffing has come to an end, wrapping up our podcast until the new year!
In this episode, Philippa discusses some exciting changes happening at Silver Swan, and we go back through the fourth season and listen to some of our highlights from a year full of brilliant guests and interesting insights.
We'll be back in 2024 with a new season… and perhaps a new name too 😉
Life in Private Staffing | Season 4.35 - Georgina Gallagher
This week, Philippa is chatting with one of our UK House Manager Community members, and past Silver Swan candidate, Georgina Gallagher!
Philippa and Georgina talk about the importance of a good work-life balance, and how this coincides with high demands from UHNW principals. Philippa also asks Georgina about her own route into the private staffing industry, from working in hospitality in her teenage years all the way up to her current role.
Life in Private Staffing | Season 4.34 - Helen Mann
Today, Philippa is joined by Helen Mann, all the way from San Fransisco, California. Helen talks about her career journey so far- from studying her master's degree in film journalism to working in all sorts of UHNW roles which have managed to remain relevant to her prior studies, and how she's found trying different roles within the private staffing industry to be beneficial in both personal and career growth.
Philippa and Helen discuss a healthy work-life balance, the often inevitable trial and error that comes with finding the perfect position within the UHNW sector, and the importance of being open to opportunities in order to find a role that you are truly happy with.
Life in Private Staffing | Season 4.33 - Jennifer Laurence, Luxury Lifestyle Logistics
After a short hiatus, Philippa is back with a new episode of Life in Private Staffing, and this week she's joined by the fabulous Jennifer Laurence. Since interning at a record label at the age of 17, Jennifer has devoted her whole professional career to private service; earning her master's degree in hospitality, spending a decade working as a member of private staff, to opening her own private service consulting practice in 2010.
Jennifer shares her wealth of knowledge on the sector, and expands on the benefits of training and coaching for private staff, whilst touching on the importance of creating an educational safe space for high-end hospitality staff- An insightful and important discussion, and not one to miss!
Life in Private Staffing | Season 4.32 – Philippa Smith
Today is a quick shout out from Silver Swan’s MD, Philippa to let you all know that we are taking a short podcast break whilst some of the team travel to the US. We’ll be back with more guests in a couple of weeks!
We use this opportunity to give you an update on Silver Swan and what we are up to; Our first workshop with the fabulous Tracey Jones takes place on Monday (7pm BST) which is focused on Active Listening & Effective Questioning – which will be a fantastic session. Get in touch for the link to book your ticket! We also discuss our US tour plans and hope to see as many of our US based clients, candidates and community members as possible.
For now though, have a fab couple of weeks and we’ll be back in early October!
Life in Private Staffing | 4.31 – Jean-Francois Chatelain
Today I chatted to the fabulous Jean-Francois about the fascinating world of aviation. We have not delved into the world of flying yet on this podcast, so it was such a pleasure to hear Jean-Francois’ story. Starting his career working as a cabin steward with British Airways then led onto a 25-year career with the airline working his way up through to the ranks till he was the man in charge of the entire cabin, responsible for a team of 22 crew. Having done it all with BA, from training to product development to working on the royal flights his time came to a natural end.
What was a daunting prospect after such a long career, he used his time after wisely with plenty of training and networking with people who helped him move into his current role which is working in the middle east managing the private travel of VVIP’s. This is a perfect role, combining all his previous skills and experiences whilst still providing new daily challenges.
If you are interested in how to shift from commercial airlines to private airlines, come and have a listen!
A great listen!
Some really interesting insights into the Private Sector! You can hear from staff who have experienced it all with UHNW clients and what it takes to make it in this fascinating industry.
I love listening to Philippa's podcasts, they’re so insightful and interesting.
It’s great to hear relevant content!
A real insight!
A great listen for anyone tempted by the industry! Very interesting to learn about people’s diverse careers, their difficulties and bizarre situations they’ve been placed in.
Easy listening, and amusing!