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MindStyling for Entrepreneurs showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We join hosts Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong as they interview a diverse range of entrepreneurs who’ve cut their own path to success. Our top-tips episodes will distill some of the techniques that people running their own businesses use to get through the challenges and celebrate the successes in a healthy and sustainable way. We give you the tools to start "MindStyling" for yourself, we invite you to subscribe and try out our MindStyling tools as you build a successful future, whatever that means for you. Finalists in the BBC Radio 5 live, Rachael Bland Podcast Award and Creative Impact Awards

MindStyling for Entrepreneurs Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

MindStyling for Entrepreneurs showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We join hosts Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong as they interview a diverse range of entrepreneurs who’ve cut their own path to success. Our top-tips episodes will distill some of the techniques that people running their own businesses use to get through the challenges and celebrate the successes in a healthy and sustainable way. We give you the tools to start "MindStyling" for yourself, we invite you to subscribe and try out our MindStyling tools as you build a successful future, whatever that means for you. Finalists in the BBC Radio 5 live, Rachael Bland Podcast Award and Creative Impact Awards

    End of Year Special Part Two: How do you know when to walk away? Dr Becky Sage's graceful landing

    End of Year Special Part Two: How do you know when to walk away? Dr Becky Sage's graceful landing

    In part two of our MindStyling End of Year Special, Amy chats with Becky about her decision to leave Interactive Scientific in 2019.  We reflect on:
    The gifts and challenges of being a start-up CEOThe unsustainable frenzy of a constant sprintSaying no to bad behaviour and toxic relationshipsHow do you know when it's time to walk away? Is a graceful landing possible?For Becky, a trusted mentor, supportive Chair, and compelling Vision Board played important roles in helping her to bring to a close her time at Interactive Scientific, and open the door to a raft of new opportunities.  Which of these are playing a positive role in your life at present?  How have endings brought you gifts over the past year?

    About MindStyling
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    Host: Amy Armstrong
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    • 33 min
    End of Year Special Part One: Happy Endings and New Beginnings with Nathalie Alpi

    End of Year Special Part One: Happy Endings and New Beginnings with Nathalie Alpi

    As 2021 draws to a close, MindStyling enjoys two end-of-year special podcasts, reflecting on the gifts in endings.

    In part one, Amy Armstrong and Dr Becky Sage catch up with Nathalie Alpi to reflect on the acquisition of Cookies HQ.  We discuss:
    Pivoting and purposeWhen pressure is unsustainable and change is necessaryThe value of sleep!Creating space for opportunityNavigating an exit with values intactThe challenge of redundanciesReconnecting to joy and purpose at work each dayWe ask, how can you create hope for yourself in 2022?

    If you would like to hear more about Nathalie's experiences, enjoy our first interview with her published on 31 August 2020: 'Nathalie Alpi: Relationships are at the core of everything we do' https://themindstylingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1032514/5174497


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    Host: Amy Armstrong
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    Guest: Nathalie Alpi
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/natalpi
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nat_alpi/

    • 36 min
    Kerstyn and Suzi's top tip: Don’t kitchen-sink: keep it simple. Start with the problem - it's all about that.

    Kerstyn and Suzi's top tip: Don’t kitchen-sink: keep it simple. Start with the problem - it's all about that.

    In today's Top Tips episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Kerstyn and Suzi's warning:

    "Don't kitchen-sink it: keep it simple. It's all about the problem."

    We muse how easy it is as entrepreneurs and instinctive innovators, to try to do everything, and be everything, to everybody.  Instead we think about:
    How to say no, and prioritise effectively.Finding the sweet spot where the needs of your customers, the needs of your audience, and your own needs overlap.The power of mastery and getting really good at one key area of focusAmy asks, when you say yes to one idea, what are you saying no to?  The 3 P’s can help you refine your focus and clarity on how to organise your resources:
    Projects: What projects do you need to abandon or postpone? What meetings will you no longer attend? What resources do you need to divert to the yes? People: What expectations do you need to manage? What relationships will be affected? Patterns: What habits do you need to break? What old stories or dated ambitions you need to update? What beliefs about yourself do you need to let go of?Finally, Becky flags the importance of taking others with you, and nurturing relationships when you implement change.

    Do you share our tendency to 'kitchen-sink' it?  How do you get clear on what to say yes to, and therefore say no to, too?  We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.  Please rate, review, and subscribe to The MindStyling podcast and newsletter.

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    About MeeToo, founded by Kerstyn Comley PhD and Suzi Godson
    Website: https://www.meetoo.help/how-meetoo-works

    • 19 min
    Kerstyn Comley & Suzi Godson: MeeToo makes it easy to talk about difficult things

    Kerstyn Comley & Suzi Godson: MeeToo makes it easy to talk about difficult things

    Kerstyn Comley PhD and Suzi Godson, soon to be PhD are co-founders of MeeToo, an app that allows people to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience. The MeeToo mission is to provide mental help to everyone, everywhere by delivering pre-moderated, anonymous digital peer support which is effective, accessible, cheap, safe and scalable. 

    Co-CEO Suzi Godson has been The Times sex and relationships columnist for 16 years and her books have been translated into fifteen languages.

    Co-CEO Kerstyn Comley  has twenty years experience in development, product and business management. Before starting MeeToo she founded a successful IT consultancy and co-led a project to open a new Free School.


    We discussed:


    Lean methodology and misconceptions around what an MVP isThe value of going slow whilst you still canGetting impact investmentHow writing a book helped their businessMental ill health and the impact of COVID on their businessAbout MeeToo:

    Website: https://www.meetoo.help/how-meetoo-works

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    • 1 hr
    Heather's Top Tip: Hire really good people

    Heather's Top Tip: Hire really good people

    In this episode Becky and Amy reflect on the criticality of Heather Lyons' Top Tip: "Hire really good people."

    No business leader would dispute the value of this; for founders, great hires are particularly important.  We muse on the common pitfalls around hiring for start ups.

    We emphasise the value of hire slow and fire fast:
    The wrong people can be extremely distructive, especially for small teams.Don't be scared to ask too much: get clear of what you are looking for.Don't assume others won't be as excited and motivated by the business' mission as much as you are.Get training and support in how to hire and how to manage well.Factor in time to build strong team foundations and nurture team growth.Take care not to feel obliged to give early supporters a share of the business or take a salaried role.Get creative with short contracts initially focused on discrete packages of work with clear KPIs.Importantly, take the long term view and work back from your vision for the business: design an organisation that allows you to be in your zone of genius!We would love to hear about your experiences with hiring. Please connect with us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter using the links below; and subscribe to The MindStyling podcast and newsletter.

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    About Heather Lyons and Blue Shift Coding
    Website: https://blueshiftcoding.com

    • 14 min
    Heather Lyons: Because these are such unprecedented times, this was an amazing opportunity to get some feedback

    Heather Lyons: Because these are such unprecedented times, this was an amazing opportunity to get some feedback

    Heather Lyons is the co-founder of Blue Shift Coding, a company on a mission to empower young people to be more than tech consumers, to be digital creators!

    Heather originally trained as an architect, but had always worked in technology as a user experience (UX) designer. 

    In 2013, Heather was approached by some mums who were keen for their children to learn to code. Heather had been teaching computer-based design at university level in London and had children of my own. She was also passionate about empowering children to create with code as opposed to simply consuming technology through yet another device. With this in mind, she set about teaching code. Their first term started with eight children in her garden! Those eight children all re-enrolled and they soon started running after-school clubs at a nearby girls’ school.

    Now Blue-Shift offers online classes, after school clubs, holiday camps and private tuition to lots of young people who are getting excited about being tech creators


    How important it is to gather evidence for your productOpportunities to design better educationHow she helps her team avoid burnoutBuilding the right team and the value of a company scorecardFor more information on the Women in Innovation award: https://info.ktn-uk.org/p/2VFU-7DT/women-in-innovation-newsletter-sign-up

    About Blue Shift Coding

    Website: https://blueshiftcoding.com

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

JK LDN ,

A mindset tool for all entrepreneurs

2021 is all about mental health! This is a must-have tool for any entrepreneur or person interested in starting a business.

RMBrizzle ,

Really enjoyable and informative listen

Look forward to season 2’s guests and stories.

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Mindstyle podcast

I am really enjoying the refreshing podcasting style here. Today more than ever I listen to more podcasts and get to understand the world through the world of podcast. So thank you for this amazing place for me to land!

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