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Have you taken on the challenge of building a successful business while raising a family? The Mpower podcast for mums in business, hosted by Nicola Huelin, founder of Mpower, award-winning business coach & mentor, marketing strategist, TEDx speaker, author (The Invisible Revolution) gives heart-centred female entrepreneurs the inspiration, business insights and practical advice you need to build a business you love AND enjoy life with the ones you love most.

Mpower Podcast for mums in business Nicola Huelin Mpower mums in business

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    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Have you taken on the challenge of building a successful business while raising a family? The Mpower podcast for mums in business, hosted by Nicola Huelin, founder of Mpower, award-winning business coach & mentor, marketing strategist, TEDx speaker, author (The Invisible Revolution) gives heart-centred female entrepreneurs the inspiration, business insights and practical advice you need to build a business you love AND enjoy life with the ones you love most.

    Take my hair, but not my humour - how surviving cancer led to special times and a book to empower others with Emma Davies

    Take my hair, but not my humour - how surviving cancer led to special times and a book to empower others with Emma Davies

    What we coverTurning 40 life was great, Emma composed a 40 things at 40 listHow Emma was just starting back to work after a long Maternity leave with her youngest, when she received a devastating blowFeeling sad for her children and the fear for them possibly having to grow up without a mumHow having 2 young children kept her going through sick leave as it got her up in the morningHaving Chemo enabled Emma to live one day at a time and taught her to slow downTurning her journal in to a book as a reminder of her thoughts and to help anyone else who is going through a tough time or supporting someone through a tough time
    More about EmmaEmma lives with her husband Darren, small humans Chloe and Toby and fur baby Arthur in Devon. Lawyer by day, representing nurses subject to fitness to practise proceedings, she is now an author by night having written and shared here story following an unexpected triple negative cancer diagnosis in 2019. Throughout her cancer treatment Emma found it cathartic to journal as a way of emptying her head. She was also sending weekly mini blogs to her friends and family and after calls of ‘You should write a book’ she thought ‘I bloody will’. And has. ‘Take my hair (but not my humour): one mum’s journey seeing off breast cancer’ was self-published on the 1st October 2020. It’s a ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ style journey of Emma’s journey through breast cancer treatment sharing the highs, the lows and everything in-between. Wanting to give back to FORCE Cancer charity (a fantastic charity that helped both Emma and her mum through ‘the shit sandwich situation’) she donates £2 from every paperback sold. Emma hopes that by sharing her stories she can hold the hand of others going through similar big life experiences but also their loved ones who may be looking in and wondering how they can help. Emma’s eBook became an Amazon number 1 best seller. You can buy special edition copies, with photos, directly from Emma by emailing her emma@lightboxblogger.co.uk. You wont get that from Amazon!
    Contact details:
     @lightboxblogger
    https://www.lightboxblogger.co.uk
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.
    Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate...

    • 37 min
    Wisdom on what it takes to birth something great from adversity with Ruth Oshikanlu

    Wisdom on what it takes to birth something great from adversity with Ruth Oshikanlu

    What we coverOvercoming the feeling of isolation whilst pregnant in hospital for 159 days and knowing what was going on but not being able to do anythingIn 2016 Ruth was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu, however after fighting to be referred, this turned out to be a lump in Ruth's throat2020 saw Ruth going back on the front line in nursing, however 2 weeks later Ruth was infected with Covid which in turn infected her son. Ruth felt an enormous guilt when her son was infected and had to find the strength to get better and to rebuild her lifeTurning these tough times into something incredibleRemembering that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness 
    More about RuthRuth Oshikanlu is The Pregnancy Mindset Expert and enables women (and their partners) who are have had pregnancy loss or assisted conception, enjoy their pregnancy without fear. A multi award-winning expert nurse, midwife, health visitor and parenting coach, she has supported thousands of women from preconception, pregnancy, labour and childbirth, the postnatal period and beyond. Ruth previously roles include: working as a HIV specialist midwife and Family Nurse on The Department of Health’s Family Nurse Partnership programme. She is passionate about supporting marginalised groups supporting parenting before conception. Ruth is the author of Tune In To Your Baby: Because Babies don’t come with An Instruction Manual. She is a speaker, mentor, has presented at numerous national and international conferences and guest lectures at several universities on the subject of parental-foetal attachment. Ruth is a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of The Institute of Health Visiting, Fellow of The Royal College of Nursing and Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. She is the recipient of several national healthcare and business awards. Ruth is a regular columnist and has published several feature articles in numerous national nursing and healthcare journals. She also judges on numerous healthcare and business awards. Ruth was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List for being an Ambassador for the Health Visiting Profession and for services to Community Nursing, Children and Families. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. Ruth is a solo and soulful mama with an infectious smile.
    Contact details:
    https://www.tuneintoyourbaby.com
    @RuthOshikanlu
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and...

    • 35 min
    How to bounce back from the toughest of relationships with Sam Billingham

    How to bounce back from the toughest of relationships with Sam Billingham

    What we cover How love at first sight and moving in with the man who claimed to love and care for Sam quickly turned into her being abused, controlled and manipulatedLosing the job Sam loved due to being locked inside her flatHow Sam felt that by doing everything perfectly for her abuser meant she was safe for another dayThe impact of being controlled and abuse left Sam losing her identity, friends, family and her jobHow being slapped whilst holding her 10 month old daughter was Sam's breaking pointThe importance of raising awareness of domestic abuse and how recognising the subtle signs could help save someone else
    More about SamAbused, controlled and manipulated by the man who claimed to love her. Sam Billingham lost her job when her perpetrator locked her in the flat and threw her mobile phone out of the window. She was timed when she went to the toilet, there were always consequences whenever she contacted her mum, her clothes cut up and perfume sold if she dared to leave. Her perpetrator slapped her for the last time in November 2006 when he split her lip as she held their 10-month-old daughter in her arms. She was dragged through the Family Court when the violent alcoholic applied for contact and parental responsibility. Sam had to undertake an alcohol, substance misuse and psychological test - even though she was a victim of domestic abuse and her perpetrator was using his own daughter as a weapon to still control her. In May 2009 Sam set up her own support group called SODA, which provides ongoing aftercare and support to those who have experienced domestic abuse. She donates her time and experience to raise awareness and reduce isolation. Sam has many platforms where she shares her personal experience to raise awareness for others. She writes a regular column for a local newspaper, she is an Ambassador for a local domestic abuse charity and soon will have her own weekly radio slot, whilst still running her online support group. Sam is now in a happy place as a full time mum and part time administrative assistant.
    Contact details:
    https://www.sodahq.uk
    @sammieb1980
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.
    Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate...

    • 35 min
    How to make survival a beautiful superpower with Emma Roscoe

    How to make survival a beautiful superpower with Emma Roscoe

    What we coverHow Emma started her Bounce back at the age of 35 after spending 19 years only half livingRecovering physically from being hit by a car at the age of 15 but not mentally recovering from the impact it had on her lifeHow at the age of 16 and not having anything to compare the relationship to, Emma's first love turned into years of emotion abuse2 years after leaving the relationship Emma suffered from multiple miscarriages which had no medical explanation, leading Emma to blame herself and feel that she was not worthy of being a motherAfter being blessed with a little boy, this happiness was taken away for a short while after he suffered a brain haemorrhage, but being a little warrior Logan pulled throughTeaching and helping others other that surviving can be beautiful
    More about EmmaEmma is passion driven Advocate, Mentor and Speaker on a mission to show with grit and grace how surviving can be beautiful and to light the way to reconnect to personal power for women who have experienced intimate partner abuse. So they feel empowered to own their sh*t without being defined by it, and begin living life on their own terms. “Life chose to make me strong. Now I get to choose what I do with that”. Emma Roscoe Having spent 20 years of her life, questioning her worth, allowing her experiences to shame her, and battling with her mental health, she chose to step up and change things for herself after becoming a Mum to her little warrior. Emma first publicly shared some of her past on a TEDx stage and now speaks her truth unapologetically in the hope it doesn’t become someone else’s.
    Contact details:
    https://www.facebook.com/EmmaRoscoeSpeaker
    https://www.instagram.com/emmaroscoe.speaker 
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.
    Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate about providing flexible opportunities for mums to earn additional income. 
    With zero risk and zero investment, Bounce empowers mums in business to make a difference to the lives of others with their insurance services and enables them to transform...

    • 35 min
    How I bounced back stronger from a 20-year series of life-blows with Kelly Forrester

    How I bounced back stronger from a 20-year series of life-blows with Kelly Forrester

    What we coverHow Kelly suffered terrible abuse in silence until her mother read about it in her diary Being told to leave her home by her mother at the age of 14Moving to a new town on her own at the age of 16 for a new startFalling in love and having a child with a narcissistic man which led to physical abuse and being hospitalised at the young age of 19With just a bin bag of clothing and her son, Kelly left her abusive relationship and managed to get a job at an Estate Agent and save enough to buy her own homeHow Kelly moved forward after the loss of her Auntie and Grandad within a year of each otherHow Kelly started her own Estate Agency as a single mum of 2 boysHow having to put her business into liquidation after 13 years taught her invaluable lessons in life 
    More about Kelly I’m Kelly Forrester - A trusted & results driven Resilience & Growth Leader. My vision is to work with other global leaders to support Entrepreneurs through adversity, change and help them to succeed in a New Entrepreneurial World. Having the ability and passion to impact Entrepreneurs ready to achieve extraordinary growth and results to me is a gift, one I am 100% committed to and will never take lightly! I am sharing an insight into WHY I am able to share why I believe you can absolutely have it all...!
    Contact details:
    https://www.weareovertheedge.com
    https://www.facebook.com/TheKellyForrester
    https://www.facebook.com/WeAreOverTheEdge 
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.
    Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate about providing flexible opportunities for mums to earn additional income. 
    With zero risk and zero investment, Bounce empowers mums in business to make a difference to the lives of others with their insurance services and enables them to transform their own lives through becoming part of a supportive and vibrant Bounce network and community and building a

    • 43 min
    How to bounce back from toxic, controlling relationships with Ruth Driscoll

    How to bounce back from toxic, controlling relationships with Ruth Driscoll

    What we coverBeing a head teacher in a deprived area with challenging behavioursHow Ruth managed to leave the toxic relationshipThe effect this had on her health which led Ruth to resign from the job she lovedRuth's journey of self awareness and discoveryHow Ruth learnt to be aware of those who drain your energy
    More about RuthRuth Driscoll is The Life Liberator. She is creating a global liberation leading those living with manipulative, abusive, controlling relationships into empowerment and freedom. Ruth’s training and programmes offer clients impactful and practical insights into how to regain their lives with confidence, congruence and dignity. Before the bullying of an abusive partner caused a complete change to her circumstances, Ruth was the successful Headteacher of a challenging inner-city primary school. She now uses her personal and professional experiences to provide a unique perspective on how it feels to live with an abusive, controlling partner and, crucially, how sufferers can not only release themselves effectively and safely from the grip of control, but can continue their lives with the confidence and freedom of knowing this can never happen to them again. Her training offers the skills of Conscious Communication and Elegant Assertiveness. Values of integrity and compassion are integral to the successful outcomes for Ruth’s clients. This philosophy underpins every aspect of Ruth’s training. This means a client reconnects with the harmony of the person they truly are; they can live at a higher level of consciousness and move forwards to make a valuable contribution to our world. Ruth is a mentor, trainer and an award-winning professional public speaker. She has delivered a TEDx talk - ‘Don’t Let Fear Interfere.’ Ruth has twice achieved the status of International No.1 Best-Selling Author.
    Contact details:
    ruth@thelifeliberator.org
    Facebook: Ruth Driscoll - The Life Liberator 
    Twitter: The Life Liberator Ruth Driscoll 
    LinkedIn: Ruth Driscoll 
    Instagram: The_Life_Liberator 
    Mpower resources
    Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here - www.mpower.academy/freeresources
    For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit www.mpower.academy/about
    If you’re interested in being a guest on the show visit: www.mpower.academy/podcastguest
    In collaboration with...Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow
    When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.
    Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate about providing flexible opportunities for mums to earn...

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Strongconnect ,

Awesome

This podcast is so needed. The interviews are full of love and compassion and such tender stories of recovery from adversity. Well done Nicola. Look forward to hearing more.

BexPalmer ,

Inspiring

Such an inspirational podcast for any mum in business to listen to. Love the episodes and I am eagerly awaiting the next one.

ChelsxP ,

Amazing and Inspirational!

What an incredible podcast with some amazing collaborations! Totally inspirational!

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