Through the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast, we help you to build the startup business of your dreams, whilst having time with the family you love. To do this, we share tips and experiences from successful (and earlier stage) parentpreneurs who know exactly what it's like to have a conference call while changing a nappy, or to write down a customer's email with a crayon while feeding a baby. :-) This podcast is hosted by serial entrepreneur and proud dad, Alexis Kingsbury. After 17+ years and 8+ startups, Alexis knows that building startups is not easy (just like parenting!). So this podcast aims to give you the advice you need to make it easier to create a successful startup business, without having to neglect quality time with your family. For show notes, and to join the Parentpreneur Accelerator community, visit Parentpreneur.com/podcast
Laura Cross - Inventors & Makers
Laura Cross originally trained as a lawyer, before leaving the corporate life to retrain as a primary school teacher. Laura relocated to San Francisco for her husband’s work. Laura spent three years in California working for an education technology start-up – which she says is the best job of her life! After returning to the UK with her first child in 2017, she briefly went back to teaching in a school before launching her own children’s education business, Inventors & Makers, last year.
Tory Wagg - The mental health demands on business owners
Tory is a Chartered Management Accountant who qualified with CIMA in 2006. She started Panthera Accounting a few months after her first daughter, Melissa, was born, back in 2006. Panthera has grown from a one-woman band to a team of 8 across two offices. Panthera is on a mission to help small business owners thrive and achieve their goals through the magic combination of great financial processes and a very caring support team.
Amanda Frolich - Teaching preschool children how to be healthy and active...
I am interviewing Amanda Frolich, an award-winning celebrity children’s entertainer and CEO of Amanda’s Action Club, the world’s most fun, physical development concept teaching preschool children how to be healthy and active from an early age. Having spent 28 years working within the early years sector, Amanda was invited by the children’s activity association to become the Children’s First Champion in parliament, encouraging policy-makers to put children first at the heart of all decision-making.
Rachael Coyle - How running an online business is lonely
Rachael Coyle runs a luxury online baby and childrenswear boutique called Rosie and Lula, which sells clothes and gifts from newborn babies up to 8 years old. Originally an account manager at a digital marketing agency, Rachael fulfilled her dream of becoming a makeup artist, however after having her daughter she decided to have a career break.
Claire Russell – Passion for family play…
On this week's episode I am interviewing Claire; the founder of PlayHOORAY. Claire is an early year’s specialist with a passion for encouraging families with young children to play! Claire runs playHOORAY! an online community of parents, carers and educators where she supports, advises and inspires them to play with their babies and young children. Not only for the purpose of supporting child development but also for the benefits of the parent too.
Shirag Shemmassian - How to write a memorable personal statement...
On this week's episode I am interviewing Dr. Shirag Shemmassian; an admissions expert from San Diego, California. Growing up with Tourette Syndrome in a middle-class family, Dr. Shemmassian was often mocked by peers and teachers and discouraged from applying to elite colleges. However, he went on to graduate debt-free with a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA.
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This podcast is an absolute must for any parent that is either considering starting a new business venture, in the early stages of getting one off the ground or working 'in' rather than 'on' their existing business. The valuable content provided by Alexis and the guests he interviews is pure gold and can't be ignored. It's clear from the first few minutes of the first episode that Alexis is genuinely passionate about wanting to help 'Parentpreneurs' design a life that includes combining having a successful business & the ability to spend quality time with family. Also, it's important to know that he actually does walk the talk. So, stop what you're doing, tune in and join his parentpreneur tribe today!
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I love this podcast and have listened to every one of them, on the road, whilst doing my housework and I've even listened to a couple before bed. You've been everywhere with me Alexis lol. It's easy to listen to and full of great tips and advice. I especially liked the one with David the lawyer and admired his honesty, it was very refreshing. The other one I loved was the solo one. I felt it was specially created for me as I have a head full of ideas and don't know where to start when it comes to deciding which ideas might work online. I will be putting into action all the tips on the show. Every episode is like inviting your friends round for a chat and is very personable.
Thank you Alexis I love it X
Must-listen for any parent starting a biz
Starting a business is hard, and doing that whilst having kids is almost impossible. Alexis shares the experiences of other entrepreneurs who have actually done it (including himself) to break down what you need to do to build a successful startup that doesn't sacrifice family. This is a must-listen for any parent starting a biz.