21 episodes

If I asked you for your definition of success, what would you say? For me, it’s simple: success is unique to each and every one of us.

Welcome to The Success Revolution, the podcast that’s changing the way we talk – and think – about success.

The Success Revolution Alice Olins of The Step Up Club

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    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

If I asked you for your definition of success, what would you say? For me, it’s simple: success is unique to each and every one of us.

Welcome to The Success Revolution, the podcast that’s changing the way we talk – and think – about success.

    Sophie Conran: Career Changes Are The Root To Happiness 

    Sophie Conran: Career Changes Are The Root To Happiness 

    In this episode of The Success Revolution, which is actually the last in the current series, I speak to Sophie Conran, one of our country’s most important female creatives. The only daughter of Sir Terence Conran, she is a designer, an award winning cook, entrepreneur, retailer and taste-maker. She may have come from creative privilege but Sophie has trodden her own path, and made many pivots in her varied and eclectic career. What struck me about Sophie was her focus on happiness and contentment, two themes that dominate her life and have become important values within her business too. Hers is a story of exploration, a sensible attitude to failure and modern working motherhood. If you enjoyed the podcast and it’s sparked some thoughts about your success, please don’t forget to leave us a rating or a review wherever you’re listening!
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    • 35 min
    Natalie Lees Style Me Sunday: Rebuilding Your Career Identity

    Natalie Lees Style Me Sunday: Rebuilding Your Career Identity

    In this episode of The Success Revolution, I speak to Natalie Lees AKA Style Me Sunday who is a loud and proud modern female voice. She is also a trained – though non-practicing, midwife – and has harnessed her empathy skills, her ability to communicate what women feel and her inherent style and sass to create a digital space that helps puts us all back on our own front foot. She is a body positivity campaigner and uses her platform to challenge social norms, and shout about what’s important. She is funny, open-minded, brave and not afraid to challenge the status quo. I loved hearing about her major career pivot, what it felt like to lose and then regain her identity and what it takes to carve out a new path based on new working norms. This episode is recorded in support of the Royal Society For Blind Children, a charity very close to Natalie’s heart. Find out more about the charity and how to help or donate at rsbc.org.uk
    If you enjoyed the podcast and it’s sparked some thoughts about your success, please don’t forget to leave us a rating or a review wherever you’re listening!
    Head to stepupclub.co for all the show notes and links.

    • 27 min
    The Midult: How To Say P*** Off To Perfectionism

    The Midult: How To Say P*** Off To Perfectionism

    In this episode of The Success Revolution, I speak to the vivid (their own word!), hilarious, highly intelligent, perceptive, modern force that is The Midult. Set up and run by journalists Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan, The Midult is a blog, a podcast and a movement. What Annabel and Emilie believe (and shout about with plenty of humour on a daily basis) is that  women in their midulthood deserve some of the spotlight. Why is it that when we reach our late 30s, the Midult think, and I wholeheartedly agree, do women become invisible? And not just invisible to society, but to ourselves too. In this podcast we explore this extinction, come up with some answers and belt out plenty of laughs and profanities in the process. 
     
    The pair write, and talk, openly about their neuroses, just as they do their grey pubes. And in doing so have, not-unwittingly, helped give a voice to women who feel crushed by constant pressure and expectation to be living their #BestLives but who deep down just don’t give a damn.
     
    In this episode we talk about the power of female friendship, what it means to be a working woman today, how Emilie’s adoration for her husband knows no bounds, and how they manage and end up ignoring their internal negative voices.
     
    You can find The Midult across all social media platforms @themidult and on their site themidult.com
     
    If you enjoyed the podcast and it’s sparked some thoughts about your success, please don’t forget to leave us a rating or a review wherever you’re listening!

    • 39 min
    Alex Stedman: Let's Chat Money (And Fashion!)

    Alex Stedman: Let's Chat Money (And Fashion!)

    In this episode of The Success Revolution, we speak to the wonderful and stylish Alex Stedman. A freelance stylist by trade, she previously worked in PR and as magazine stylist for 15 years before deciding to do a major career pivot in 2015: she left her job in order to focus her energies on freelance editing and her already successful blog, The Frugality which she had set up 3 years earlier. Today The Frugality boasts 100,000s of readers and Alex continues to keep it true to its original aim of being a stylish manual to living frugally. She talks us about how she made the momentous decision to become a fulltime blogger, the very good reason she won’t ask you to swipe up for links on Instagram and gives us some tips on how we can all live a little more frugally.
    You can find Alex on Instagram @thefrugality and on her site The-Frugality.com.
    This episode is recorded in support The Railway Children, a charity that works to protect street children in India, East Africa and the UK who nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. Every year thousands of children across these countries run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect. The Railway Children aim to reach these children as soon as possible before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. Find out more about The Railway Children and how you can help at RailwayChildren.org.uk.
    If you enjoyed the podcast and it’s sparked some thoughts about your success, please don’t forget to leave us a rating or a review wherever you’re listening!

    • 42 min
    Samantha Cameron: Fame, Family and Fashion

    Samantha Cameron: Fame, Family and Fashion

    In this episode of The Success Revolution, we speak to businesswoman, creative and mother, Samantha Cameron. She also happens to be married to one of our country’s former Prime Ministers. Before her move to Westminster, Samatha was the creative director at British leather goods and stationary brand, Smythson but today Sam is the proud owner and founder of her own womenswear brand, Cefinn which she launched in 2017. She talks to me about how she developed a love from retail from an early age, why she’ll never give up working and what family life is like when you have one of the UK’s busiest schedules.
    Cefinn’s pop-up store is at 73 Duke of York Square, King’s Road, SW3 4LY.
    This episode is recorded in support of Contact, a charity that offers support, workshops and up to date medical information for families with disabled children. It is an incredible charity close to Samantha’s heart as she and David relied on it when their son, Ivan, was still alive. Find out more about the charity and how to help or donate at Contact.org.uk.
    If you enjoyed the podcast and it’s sparked some thoughts about your success, please don’t forget to leave us a rating or a review wherever you’re listening!
    Head to stepupclub.co for all the show notes and links.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

clareonthetrain ,

So enjoyable and thought provoking

I listen on my commute and it’s like chatting with friends. So enlightening and gives me comfort and encouragement!

Jemlouhugh ,

Great but sound needs work

I really enjoy this podcast and the guests but the sound needs some work as it can sound quite echoey and tinny in parts.

Kirst2868 ,

Loved it!

Your interview with Edith Bowman was my introduction to the Step Up Club. I loved it. I loved that you allowed Edith to talk and that the conversation flowed. So many podcasts I’ve listened to are by women who like the sound of their own voices and the guests views get lost in all the noise and self appreciation. I’m really looking forward to listening to all your other interviews. Keep up the great work!! Pleased to have found you!

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