56 episodes

Our podcast aims is to empower individuals, managers and leaders with skills to have better career and work wellbeing conversations.

Love It or Leave It Samantha Clarke

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Our podcast aims is to empower individuals, managers and leaders with skills to have better career and work wellbeing conversations.

    Love It or Leave It - Nina Elegba

    Love It or Leave It - Nina Elegba

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews Nina Elegba. Nina is the founder of recessed living. She's also building out an incredible portfolio career between TV production and creating a safe space for you to think about how to play be energised and nourish yourself during stressful and busy times. Listen as they talk about how she leapt into action building her portfolio career after reading, Love It or Leave It: How To Be Happy at Work and what you can do to navigate your self-critic to create that space to reinvigorate your day and how you view your downtime.
     
    “Life is way too short, if there’s anything that we're going to come out of this period realising is that you’ve just got to go for the things you want.” - Nina
     
    Timestamps:
     
    2.26 - Find out all about what Nina does
    6.40 - Discover how Nina created a different way of working and living because of lockdown
    9.03 - Nina’s experiences since starting the Love It or Leave It philosophy
    14.58 - What’s the fear that comes up when you are starting something new?
    16.06 - Nina reveals practices she has used to manage her depression and mental health
    21.15 - How creativity can build your curiosity
    24.56 - Nina tells all about what she would Love or Leave behind
    30.22 - Nina reveals what she would recommend to people looking to start a portfolio career
    36.47 - Nina’s question for Samantha
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
    >>>Read Samantha Clarke's book - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work  
    Connect with
     
    >>>Follow Nina on Facebook >>>View Nina’s updates on Pintrest >>>Visit Nina’s Website to find out all about Recess.Living >>>Connect with Nina on Instagram 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    >>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram >>>Connect with Samantha on Twitter >>>Come and visit Samantha’s website

    • 43 min
    Love It or Leave It - Petra Velzeboer

    Love It or Leave It - Petra Velzeboer

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews Petra Velzeboer. Petra is a mental health consultant, working with businesses in a learning and development capacity. Supporting them to think about mental health, emotional health and the wellbeing of their people.
     
    “When you practice bravery on a daily basis, or yearly basis. Courage, whatever that looks like, it’s a muscle that can be developed over time. I truly believe that.” Petra
     
    Timestamps:
     
    3.47 - Discover what excites Petra about mental health
    5.52 - Petra discusses the barriers she finds when talking about mental health in companies
    8.20 - How do companies start to work with a mental health expert like Petra?
    11.43 - Find out what Petra has learnt that she is using within her own team culture
    14.06 - Hear Petra’s advice for checking in on people’s mental health in this time of remote working
    16.57 - Petra reveals the journey from working with clients to corporates
    25.36 - How does somebody find that motivation to be brave?
    30.23 - Find out what Petra thinks we should Love or Leave behind
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
    >>>Read Samantha Clarke's book - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work >>>Listen to Petra’s podcast – Adversity to Advantage  
    Connect with Petra Velzeboer
    >>>Watch Petra’s content on YouTube >>>Follow Petra on Twitter >>>Visit Petra’s website >>>Connect with Petra on LinkedIn 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    >>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram >>>Connect with Samantha on Twitter >>>Come and visit Samantha’s website

    • 38 min
    Love It or Leave It - Flynn Colemann

    Love It or Leave It - Flynn Colemann

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews Flynn Coleman. Flynn is an author, an international human rights attorney, a social justice advocate, a Harvard fellow, a professor, a public speaker, a former competitive athlete, an ethical fashion designer, and a founder and CEO. Listen as they discuss how we can overcome tech biases across race, gender and age. Also how we can galvanize our voices in the workplace.
     
    Timestamps:
     
    2.31 - 5 words describing Flynn’s work
    6.31 - Flynn reveals what she enjoys the most about her portfolio career
    10.56 - Discover Flynn’s reason for writing her book
    14.18 - What can the average person do to overcome tech biases?
    18.28 - How does someone who is trying to find their voice galvanize others at work?
    23.04 - Flynn discusses the parental influence on how we view our careers
    26.46 - Flynn’s version of self-care and wellbeing
    29.35 - Hear Flynn’s advice on we should Love or Leave behind
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
    >>>Read Samantha Clarke's book - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work >>>Read Flynn Coleman’s book - A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are >>>Discover The School of Life  
    Connect with Flynn Colemann
     
    >>>Follow Flynn on Twitter >>>Check out Flynn’s website >>>Connect with Flynn on LinkedIn >>>Connect with Flynn on Instagram 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    >>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram >>>Connect with Samantha on Twitter >>>Come and visit Samantha’s website

    • 40 min
    Love It Or Leave It - Rebecca

    Love It Or Leave It - Rebecca

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it hear the first in a series of Samantha Clarke interviewing a reader of her book Love It or Leave It. Rebecca started out in her career as a Dentist and in this episode you will discover how Samantha’s book has helped her to forge a new portfolio career as well as a new way of looking at her working week.
     
    Quote:
     
    I have a very firm belief of tailoring treatment plans, so I thought, well why am I not tailoring my career to me? - Rebecca
     
    Timestamps:
     
    2.18 - Discover why Rebecca decided to invest in Love It or Leave It
    4.36 - Rebecca discusses loyalty in the workplace
    8.51 - How do you get to the point of needing a mix of different professional practices?
    16.22 - Rebecca maps out her week with 3 strands to her portfolio career
    19.02 - Find out what Rebecca’s purpose umbrella is
    21.28 - How to get through the moments of feeling stuck
    24.58 - Rebecca tells us her favourite exercises from the book
    28.34 - Rebecca’s advice to you if you are thinking about getting the book
     
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
    >>>Read Samantha Clarke's book - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    >>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram >>>Connect with Samantha on Twitter >>>Come and visit Samantha’s website

    • 38 min
    Love It or Leave It - Suzy Reading

    Love It or Leave It - Suzy Reading

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it I interview Suzy Reading. Suzy is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing, stress management and facilitation of healthy lifestyle change. I’m also an accredited yoga teacher and personal trainer. 
     
    Listen as we discuss how to manage stress and emotions within work as well as how we can improve our wellbeing. Also, we cover what Suzy thinks about the current state of the wellbeing industry.
     
    Suzy Reading - I think we need to be really clear on who we are, how we can make our own unique contribution. Being open, though, to that changing how it takes shape, because we do have to evolve, don't we.
     
    Timestamps:
     
    2.45 - Find out about Suzy’s work in the world
    3.55 - Discover what stops us from managing our stress and our emotions
    8.01 - Suzy reveals how she created a portfolio career
    11.50 - How do we get over that need to see the end result in our career?
    20.31 - Suzy’s thoughts on the state of the wellbeing industry.
    23.04 - What does Suzy think we should love or leave behind with self-care?
     
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
    >>>Read Samantha Clarke's book - Love It or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work >>>Read Suzy Reading's range of books  
    Connect with
     
    >>>Connect with Suzy on Facebook >>>Visit Suzy at her website >>>Connect with Suzy on Instagram 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    >>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram >>>Connect with Samantha on Twitter >>>Come and visit Samantha’s website

    • 36 min
    Love It or Leave It - Bianca Miller-Cole

    Love It or Leave It - Bianca Miller-Cole

    On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews Bianca Miller-Cole. Bianca is an award-winning Entrepreneur, having started The Be Group in 2012 with the belief that all individuals should be able to access personal development services. As well as coming runner up on BBC’s The Apprentice, Bianca’s business influence resulted in her being awarded a Top 10 ‘Power Profile Leader’ via LinkedIn out of 20 million members, alongside Richard Branson. Listen as she discusses
     
    Bianca Miller-Cole – “Enjoy life, it’s so easy to get caught up in the doing that you’re not enjoying”.
     
    Timestamps:
     
    1.50 - How Bianca helps people achieve their goals
    4.47 - Do you think you will always be dabbling in different types of work?
    7.49 - How do we remain present with personal branding when we are all working remotely?
    11.46 - How do you find your own work happiness?
    14.43 - Bianca tells us about her book deal and the journey to writing it
    19.37 - Bianca’s thoughts on what we should love or leave behind
    25.59 - Samantha reveals the thing she learnt that she wished she had known before writing a book
    29.12 - Find out what Samantha decided to love or leave
     
    Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)
     
    Samantha Clarke - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Leave-How-Happy-Work/dp/1913068080 Bianca Miller and Byron Cole - Self Made: The definitive guide to business startup success - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Self-Made-definitive-business-startup/dp/1473655293  
    Connect with
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/BiancaMillerLondon Twitter - https://twitter.com/Bianca_B_Miller Website link - https://www.biancamiller.uk/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/biancamiller/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/biancamillerofficial/?hl=en 

    Connect with Samantha Clarke:
     
    Instagram - http://instagram.com/growhappyschool Twitter - https://twitter.com/samanthaand_ Website link - loveitleaveit.co

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ChrisBetTr ,

Informative and Thought Provoking

As someone who is in between the worlds of working for myself and working for an organisations this has been really infomrative on ways to help me think about what is right for my future and how to assess what is working for me or not in my professional life. A great listen and thoroughly recommend.

lady_sanders ,

Great content

Samantha is a great interviewer and gets at the heart of her speaker's expertise. Insightful and interesting. Will be listening to the whole series

Mark Leruste ,

At last some truth about happiness!

So grateful for Samantha's insight and interviews on what it takes to create a happy work environment, I look forward to future episodes!

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