9 episodes

In this podcast series, entrepreneur Grace Beverley moves away from the traditional macho, business-podcast rhetoric, to get a better understanding of what ACTUALLY goes on behind the scenes of the brightest success stories. How did they get to where they are? What are the biggest mistakes they’ve made? What is the side to their work that no one else sees? Each week Grace and her guest open an honest dialogue about these topics, and share practical tips to help make our work and home lives more balanced, successful and fulfilling.
This podcast accompanies the launch of Grace’s debut novel and Sunday Times No. 1 Best Seller; Working Hard, Hardly Working.


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Working Hard, Hardly Working Grace Beverley

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In this podcast series, entrepreneur Grace Beverley moves away from the traditional macho, business-podcast rhetoric, to get a better understanding of what ACTUALLY goes on behind the scenes of the brightest success stories. How did they get to where they are? What are the biggest mistakes they’ve made? What is the side to their work that no one else sees? Each week Grace and her guest open an honest dialogue about these topics, and share practical tips to help make our work and home lives more balanced, successful and fulfilling.
This podcast accompanies the launch of Grace’s debut novel and Sunday Times No. 1 Best Seller; Working Hard, Hardly Working.


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    Ep.8 Tolly T on Taking Opportunities, Dreaming Big & Living Life

    Ep.8 Tolly T on Taking Opportunities, Dreaming Big & Living Life

    My guest today is Tolani Shoneye, writer, producer, host of 10/10 Would Recommend and 1/3 of The Receipts Podcast - a leading award-winning UK podcast and one of my personal favourites for YEARS. While Tolani is best known for hosting The Receipts, she has established herself as a trusted voice that resonates with millennial women on and off the mic. A former beauty editor for Buzzfeed UK, Tolani's credits include Elle, The Independent and Refinery29. Her breadth as a creative is undeniable as a one-time playwright for the Young Vic, with commissioned monologues under her belt and TV credits including hit Netflix series Top Boy. 
    Topics
    Building a career based on your talents
    Testing and learning to build a career
    The joy of storytelling
    The importance of taking opportunities and dreaming big
    Dealing with grief at work 
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Ben Tuloh and video editing by Chris Ahjem.

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    • 45 min
    Ep.7 Running a Business, Being a Mother, Making it work with NEOM Founder, Nicola Elliott

    Ep.7 Running a Business, Being a Mother, Making it work with NEOM Founder, Nicola Elliott

    My guest today is Nicola Elliot, Founder and Creative Director of NEOM Organics - one of the first, and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, which specialises in 100% natural fragrances. Nicola’s inspiration for NEOM came whilst working as a magazine editor, when she realised the wellbeing of her friends and colleagues was suffering due to the demands of their fast-paced lives. She chose to retrain in aromatherapy and fast forward to today, NEOM has 4 standalone stores and is stocked with renowned retailers. I'm so thrilled to have her on today.
    Topics
    Women in work and women in entrepreneurship
    Turning a side hustle into a business
    Identifying your ideal customer
    Working mothers
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Ben Tuloh and video editing by Chris Ahjem.

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    • 48 min
    Ep.6 Living a Life of Constant Improvement with Represent Clothing Founder, George Heaton

    Ep.6 Living a Life of Constant Improvement with Represent Clothing Founder, George Heaton

    My guest today is George Heaton, Co-Founder of luxury British streetwear brand Represent. Represent was founded by George and his brother Mike in 2012 after he started creating T-shirts while studying at the University of Salford. The brand now has more than 150 stockists worldwide, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the UK. Inspired by British designs, the brothers showcase their ranges at top fashion destinations worldwide, and their pieces have been featured in top publications from British GQ to Vogue Paris. I discovered George and Represent recently and was instantly struck by their strength of brand, a quality as essential as it is rare in creating a powerful business today. I’m delighted to be joined by George today. 
    Topics
    How Represent made the transition from T-shirt brand to a high-end streetwear 
    Rules to live your life by
    Pivoting a business
    Conscious scaling vs. going viral
    How Represent found its USP
    The rule of continuous improvement
    Knowing your strengths
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Hunter Charlton and video editing by Ben Tulloh.

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    • 39 min
    Ep.5 The Science Behind Career Success with Dr Grace Lordan

    Ep.5 The Science Behind Career Success with Dr Grace Lordan

    My guest today is Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at LSE and the author of recently published Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want, which is all about how to create a framework that will move you towards your goals. Her academic writings have been published in international journals and she currently advises the UK Government as a board member on the Skills and Productivity Board. I first met Grace when we were guests on the Going for Goal podcast by Women’s Health talking all things procrastination. I was fascinated by her take on these topics, and I am thrilled to have her on today.
    Dr Grace Lordan is the author of Think Big Take Small Steps and Build the Future you want, and her website is www.gracelordan.com
    Instagram @g.lordan
    Twitter gracelordan
    Topics
    The science of work
    Why you don't need to work 24/7
    Challenges of writing
    Building resicilenece
    What you need to look for if you want a fulfilling career
    Using behavioural science to boost your pitch
    Importance of practising gratitude
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Ben Tulloh and video editing by Chris Ahjem.

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    • 47 min
    Ep.4 Doing Whatever It Takes To Succeed with Reece Wabara

    Ep.4 Doing Whatever It Takes To Succeed with Reece Wabara

    My guest today is Reece Wabara, CEO of Manière De Voir - former professional footballer turned e-commerce powerhouse. West Midlands born Reece began his career playing for Manchester City in the Under 16s team and went on to play for the England U21 squad before a strategic pivot into the fashion industry. 
    MDV, the design-driven brand founded by Reece in 2013 has gone on to see incredible growth, listed in the most recent Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, and with 187% year on year increase in net revenue, worn by stars from Raheem Sterling to Anthony Joshua. Reece is vocal online about his views on strategy and leadership, and I’m very excited to have him here today to delve deeper into what got him here.
    Topics
    Importance of brand identity
    Creating affordable luxury
    Reinvention
    The definition of success
    Reece's journey to starting MDV
    Instagram vs reality
    Reading to further yourself
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Silvia Malnati, video editing by Chris Ahjem.

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    • 42 min
    Ep.3 Fail Fast, Learn Fast, Build a Career You Love with Shopé Delano

    Ep.3 Fail Fast, Learn Fast, Build a Career You Love with Shopé Delano

    My guest today is Shopé Delano, VP of Marketing at Charlie Oscar, a new-era group of digital consumer brands, and Founder of her own upcoming workwear brand Kind Regards . Shopé's internet life began back in 2010, with a fashion blog and youtube channel that saw her work freelance with the likes of Nike, Puma and ASOS. After a successful stint in academia, she entered the world of startups and venture capital, working with the likes of Depop, Forward Partners and now Charlie Oscar. I originally came into contact with Shopé after her viral open letter to working women - I read it and just had to message her about just how nail-on-head it was - so we got talking about the topics in my book, and her work. I’m incredibly excited to have her join me today.
    Topics
    Brand building
    Content creation
    The pressure to have a 'purpose'
    The representation of working women
    Finding enjoyment in your career, especially at the beginning 
    Girlboss culture
    The art of doing nothing
    The dangers of comparing yourself to others on social media
    Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here: http://linktr.ee/whhw 
    Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/
    Keep updated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-beverley-574a10102/
    Shop Sustainable Style at TALA: http://wearetala.com
    Get everything you need to reach your fitness goals at SHREDDY: http://shreddy.com
    Working Hard, Hardly Working is produced by Burning Bright Audio, the series producer is Ben Tulloh, editing by Stuart Beckwith and video editing by Chris Ahjem.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

Kaylee.D89 ,

Can’t wait for season two!

Absolutely devoured this podcast… in a day. So many learnings and amazing interviews. Definitely recommend to anyone who needs to feel fired up, but also to learn the reality of being an entrepreneur and attempting to live with balance.

alexhwall_x ,

An amazing, insightful and informative podcast!

Loved listening to this podcast, Grace Beverley is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs I’ve ever come across, loved listening to each of her conversations with her various speakers. Perfect for at the gym or going for a walk in the country, opening the mindset, very captivating & extremely engaging. My favourite was with Steve Bartlett, I’m also listen to his podcast too!
Can’t wait for more to come out!!!

Jessicainostroza ,

Love it!

Just finished episode 2 and I am hooked! Really enjoying the podcast so far and excited to hear more.

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