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Join Liz Ward, the UK’s first Pivot Coach, as she interviews guests who have been through major pivots in career, life and business and come through the other side. If you want to hear practical tips and stories on career change, running a business, or just want to hear some great lifestyle design advice, then this is the podcast for you.
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The Slick Pivot Session‪s‬ Liz Ward

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Join Liz Ward, the UK’s first Pivot Coach, as she interviews guests who have been through major pivots in career, life and business and come through the other side. If you want to hear practical tips and stories on career change, running a business, or just want to hear some great lifestyle design advice, then this is the podcast for you.
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    #012 - Bringing your resilience A-Game to pivot through uncertainty

    #012 - Bringing your resilience A-Game to pivot through uncertainty

    Liz Ward wraps up this season by sharing 10 techniques to build your inner resilience to get good at change. We know it can feel rough when you are at a pivot point in life, business, or career and it’s pretty difficult to create positive change if you are not in a place of feeling strong. This episode will guide you on how to bring your A-Game to navigate your next move.
    You'll learn....
    What is resilienceThe difference between Green (steady), Orange (stretchy), and Red (panic) zone challenges10 easy techniques to help you build your own personal resilience strategy
    This brings us to the end of Season 1. Thanks so much for listening and supporting this podcast. Season 2 will be coming to you Summer 2020.
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    • 35 min
    #011 - Joe Sayers - From Professional Cricket to Finance

    #011 - Joe Sayers - From Professional Cricket to Finance

    Liz Ward talks to Joe Sayers about his pivot from a professional cricket into the finance industry. 
    After 14 years in the Yorkshire Cricket team Joe retired from sports before the age of 30, leaving his first passion to fulfil another side of him. Joe is now a senior leader at Royal Bank of Canada. 
    Joe shares what his professional cricket career taught him, the importance of understanding your why when it comes to your work and how he successfully built his reputation in a completely new industry 
    This interview covers loads about focus, setting goals and being confident in your transferable skills.
    Episode highlights: 
    The journey of a pro-athleteLeadership lessons learnt from sportsDealing with expectations & the pressures of early successTransitioning from sports to financePutting your ego to one side & starting from the bottomUnderstanding your why
    Grab a cuppa and tune in.
    Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here. 
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    • 35 min
    #010 Emma Gannon - Launching a virtual book club

    #010 Emma Gannon - Launching a virtual book club

    Liz Ward speaks to writer and podcaster, Emma Gannon about The Multi-Hyphen Book Club that was born at the start of Lockdown. Emma shares how she woke up one morning and decided to create a virtual space where people can connect through a monthly book and be inspired by daily book recommendations during this period of social distancing. The book club now has over 6,000 members.
    In this Slick Pivot Session, we explore why books genuinely save Emma in a time of need, how this creative project was able to come together so quickly and how connection is so important for us all right now. 
    Emma is the queen of pivoting and is an expert on starting a side project or side hustle. She wrote the best selling book, The Multi-Hyphen Method and has the No1 careers podcast, CTRL ALT DELETE. Emma’s upcoming debut novel, Olive will be published in July 2020. It was a pleasure to have her on the show.
    Think you'll enjoy this. Grab a cuppa and tune in.
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    • 34 min
    #009 - Matt Healy (Part 2) Feeding the Frontline

    #009 - Matt Healy (Part 2) Feeding the Frontline

    In part two of the Slick Pivot Session with Matt Healy, award-winning chef, and restaurateur, we hear how he pivoted his restaurant’s activity during the pandemic and is spreading lots of joy to the frontline NHS staff by delivering his famous Sunday roasts to hospital teams in Leeds whilst they care for corona virus patients.
    At the time of recording this, Matt’s Go Fund Me page has raised over £10k in contributions, and Matt has served over 1,200 Sunday Roasts to care workers. 
    There is nothing better than a roast dinner right? To hear how Matt is keeping smiles on the faces of some the frontline, tune in.
    And if you would like to donate and buy a Sunday Roast for a frontline care worker, you can here….https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff
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    To hear Part One of my interview with Matt recorded pre-lockdown where we discuss his career journey from chef, to Masterchef The Professionals to restauranteur, check out episode 008. 
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    Full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/009-matt-healy-part-two
     
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    • 15 min
    #008 - Matt Healy (Part 1) From Chef to Restauranteur.

    #008 - Matt Healy (Part 1) From Chef to Restauranteur.

    Liz Ward speaks to Matt Healy, award winning chef, restaurateur and Masterchef The Professionals runner up.
    Matt shares his career journey, from training with some inspiring mentors and then how he left a top restaurant in London to be closer to his family and applied to Masterchef for a bit of a laugh. There were twists, turns and lots of points where he could have given up on his career in the kitchen yet Matt kept going. And keeps going. We talk about mentors, self belief and what it's like to be in the public eye.
    Matt and his team have opened 3 food venues in the last two years, Matt Healy x The Foundry has won loads of awards including Britain’s Best Roast Dinner, Best City Centre Restaurant (in Leeds) and a Michelin plate. His Grön Kafé, his vegetarian and vegan concept now has two sites.
    Matt is really inspiring and a great guest. As we are currently in the middle of a global pandemic, this interview comes in two parts.

    Part One (this one) “Matt’s pivot journey from Chef to Restaurateur”, recorded pre-corona lockdown Part Two - “Matt’s Lockdown Pivot”, where we explore what Matt did when the pandemic forced the restaurant to close and how he is spreading joy to the frontline NHS staff with his famous Sunday Roasts. And what he is thinking for the future.
    I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions really help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!
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    Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/008-matt-healy-part-one
    Donate to help Matt feed NHS Staff - https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff
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    • 50 min
    #007 Defected Records - The virtual rave that connected the world

    #007 Defected Records - The virtual rave that connected the world

    As part of a series of interviews exploring some of the best lockdown pivot examples, we are dissecting the “virtual rave” that connected the world. It was a moment in time where there was mass fear, uncertainty and we were all being told to STAY AT HOME to slow down the spread of COVID 19 virus. 
    On March 20th, 2020, Defected Records brought house music directly into houses around the world by hosting a 12 hour Virtual Music Festival. Streaming DJ sets live from an empty The Ministry of Sound nightclub in London across twitter, Facebook and youtube reaching 10m people. Music was just what the world needed on the first Friday night when the world had really changed. People were dancing in their living rooms partying together with their friends via apps and the internet. 
    In this Slick Pivot Session, Liz Ward is joined by James Kirkham, Chief Business Officer from Defected Records, who shares an exclusive inside track on this seminal moment in dance music culture. Just how did the Defected Team pivot their business to deliver 12 hours of positivity to millions in just 5 days?
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    • 41 min

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