85 episodes

Expert interviews and conversations with inspirational working mums all designed to help support women to combine their family, work and life in a more successful and sustainable way.

Wisdom For Working Mums Nicky Lowe, Wisdom For Working Mums, Executive Coach, Podcaster

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Expert interviews and conversations with inspirational working mums all designed to help support women to combine their family, work and life in a more successful and sustainable way.

    What About The Dads?

    What About The Dads?

    What about the dads?
    Recent research shows that 1 in 10 new dads will experience some symptoms of post-natal depression and 39% of expectant dads are concerned about their mental health.
    The mental health of men is still overlooked with suicide remaining the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, and 12.5% of men in the UK suffering from depression and anxiety. 
    New dads are particularly vulnerable as financial and work pressures coupled with a huge life change can have a significant impact. Dad’s poor mental health negatively impacts support for mothers and the development of children.
    So today’s conversation is a much-needed one. My guest is Elliott Rae.
    Elliott is an author, speaker and founder of MusicFootballFatherhood the UK’s most exciting parenting and lifestyle platform for men.  
    Elliott is encouraging open conversations about fatherhood. His book Dad; Untold Stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity is a must-read. Each chapter is a story from a different dad and takes you on a journey - each dad bears his soul and they are deeply personal stories.  
    Elliott was diagnosed with PTSD after the traumatic birth of his daughter. It’s that experience that has led him to dedicate his life’s work to creating spaces for more open conversations around fatherhood and changing the narrative.. 
    This episode launches on Father’s Day week in the UK and this is the most incredible way to acknowledge and celebrate fathers and I can’t wait to dive into this conversation. 
    You can listen to the episode here: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/85 or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.
    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.
    Please consider rating and reviewing my show. Your review can help other people find my podcast so you’ll be helping another working mum find this resource. Plus I also love to go in and read them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to get subscribed as I don’t want you to miss out. I’m adding some exciting bonus episodes and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!

    • 46 min
    What Do You See When You Look Up? Why Positive Working Mother Role Models Are Vital

    What Do You See When You Look Up? Why Positive Working Mother Role Models Are Vital

    I pulled the ripcord on my career. 
    It was only years later that I realised what influenced me to leave a highly lucrative career that I was succeeding in.
    I didn’t like what I saw when I looked up.
    What I mean by that is that I couldn’t see female leaders that represented how I envisaged my life to be.
    In this episode, I share the personal impact of not having positive working mother role models.  I explore why it's vital for organisations to support and promote them too.
    Let’s give ourselves, and others, relatable, positive and attainable role models for when we look up.
    Because our daughters are looking up too.
    You can listen to the episode here: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/84 or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.
    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.
    Please consider rating and reviewing my show. Your review can help other people find my podcast so you’ll be helping another working mum find this resource. Plus I also love to go in and read them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to get subscribed as I don’t want you to miss out. I’m adding some exciting bonus episodes and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!
     

    • 14 min
    7 Self-Coaching Questions To Help You Navigate

    7 Self-Coaching Questions To Help You Navigate

    Ever found yourself wanting more out of life?
    More family time?
    More focus on your wellbeing?
    More time for your hobbies?
    More fulfilment? 
    Do you find yourself asking should I step back to something less stressful?
    Should I find a company with a different culture?
    Should I take a career break?
    If you find yourself pinballing between focusing on your career or leaving your job to try and navigate the often conflicting identities of work and family life, I wanted to share something that would help you.
    In my latest podcast episode, I’m sharing 7 powerful and very carefully curated questions that can help you.
    These seven self-coaching questions help you explore how to combine your work and motherhood successfully and sustainably. To cut through the conflicting emotions and thoughts.
    Knowing that there is no one-size answer for everyone, it’s about exploring the right answer for you and your life. 
    Here’s to finding the path that supports you to flourish - wherever that may take you. Because we only get this one precious life, and you deserve to enjoy the journey.
    You can listen to the episode here: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/83 or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.

    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.

    Please consider rating and reviewing my show. Your review can help other people find my podcast so you’ll be helping another working mum find this resource. Plus I also love to go in and read them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to get subscribed as I don’t want you to miss out. I’m adding some exciting bonus episodes and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!

    • 23 min
    Your Guide To Rushing Woman's Syndrome

    Your Guide To Rushing Woman's Syndrome

    Do you ever feel like you're rushing through your life?
    Running from one thing to the next? You're not alone.   
    There's a rise in what's known as Rushing Woman's Syndrome. Never before have women been in such a hurry to do so many things and be there for so many people
    Luckily my latest podcast guest is here to tell us all about it and what we can do to save ourselves from falling into Rushing Woman's Syndrome.
    My guest is Nutritional biochemist, Dr Libby Weaver (PhD).
    In this episode, Dr Libby Weaver explains how a stressful, fast-paced lifestyle can have dangerous effects on all areas of our health as women.  And how we can empower ourselves with practical solutions to restore our health so we can stay productive, healthy and happy.
    If you’re feeling the stress of doing a million different things and wearing a million different hats, tune in and take notes!  I think Dr Libby is about to blow your mind! 
    You can listen to the episode here https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/82/ or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.
     
    Links in this epiosde - 
    Dr Libby books
    Where have all the little leaders gone?

    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.

    Please consider rating and reviewing my show. Your review can help other people find my podcast so you’ll be helping another working mum find this resource. Plus I also love to go in and read them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to get subscribed as I don’t want you to miss out. I’m adding some exciting bonus episodes and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!
     

    • 47 min
    Your Guide To Stepping Up Without Burning Out At Work

    Your Guide To Stepping Up Without Burning Out At Work

    There’s a growing movement happening both individually and collectively  - can you feel it?
    A sense that ‘this is not working anymore?’  Our working practices and cultures 
    They’re not sustainable.  They’re not fair 
    There is systemic oppression, injustice and societal inequities
     
    Maybe you've felt it too?
    Maybe you’re feeling it right now? We don’t want to keep propping up systems that aren’t working.
    Maybe you want to help create the change that’s so needed.
    But how do you play your part without burning out?
    Well, today’s guest is here to help us. She’s all about helping women to step up without burning out.
    My guest is Katy Murray - leadership development coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker.  Katy has coached thousands of leaders over 25 years and hosted workshops and conferences in 35 countries across the world.
    In this episode, Katy and I explore how you can step up and make an impact as a change-maker but in a sustainable way.  
    We’re exploring an actionable plan to eliminate overwhelm and burnout and find pleasure in your purpose again. Expanding your impact and using your voice to find a new powerful way to lead.
     
    You can listen to the episode here https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/81 or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.

    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    From Moving For Medals To Moving For The Mind

    From Moving For Medals To Moving For The Mind

    In this episode, I talk with Olympic athlete Michelle Griffith Robinson about her journey with movement. Starting with a story of how her own mum was the catalyst for her becoming an Olympian by prioritising her own wellbeing.

    Michelle represented Great Britain for two decades as a Triple Jumper. Now, retired from elite sport, and a mother to three, Michelle has a new perspective about her body, her physical strength, and the messages she wants to spread.

    Michelle helps others impact their lives for the better and she's here to share her wisdom and inspiration with us as working mothers!   You can listen to the episode here: https://wisdomforworkingmums.co.uk/80/ or via itunes, stitcher or spotify. Or you can find it on most other podcast platforms and apps.

    Could you do me a huge favour and share this episode with two or three working mums that pop into your head as you listen? My mission is to support as many working mums on their journey as possible, and so I’d be so grateful if you supported them by offering this free podcast. I hope it’s been helpful to you, and if so, I hope you pass that on.

    Please consider rating and reviewing my show. Your review can help other people find my podcast so you’ll be helping another working mum find this resource. Plus I also love to go in and read them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to get subscribed as I don’t want you to miss out. I’m adding some exciting bonus episodes and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

KTW8TAB2010 ,

Pearls of Wisdom

Nicky’s podcasts are the pick me up that I need when I’m feeling overloaded, doubting my abilities and generally inefficient and ineffective. It’s been amazing to realise I’m not on my own in feeling the pressure of working and managing a family. I’ve shared this podcast with so many of my friends, every working mum needs to discover Nicky’s podcasts and the relief and tools they can bring to make your life so much easier! You’re doing an amazing job Nicky, thank you!

Hannah Cajer ,

Excellent resource

Nicky’s podcast provides bite size nuggets of actionable wisdom. She just gets it and the experts she interviews do too.

2463RD ,

Just what a working mum needs

Fabulous content, I found this when I was at my lowest and subsequently have used Nicky as an amazing executive coach. Full of empathy and support for the juggle of being a working parent.

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