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The weekly InDependent Spouse podcast is a series of fun, informative podcasts for all military spouses, partners and other-halves.

The InDependent Spouse podcast was born from a need to hear something new. A need to hear from the inspirational men and women who experience service life from the ‘home-front’ while creating successful businesses, running amazing charities and taking on their own challenges.

To give a voice to those who are already achieving astonishing things, and to inspire those who dream of doing the same.

As the traditional role of the ‘military spouse’ continues to evolve in line with the military itself, it seems only fitting to reflect these changes in a modern way.

What’s also clear is the importance of developing their own role; one that gives the spouse, partner or other-half their own voice while also complimenting that of the service member.

In this series, Jess explores military life by chatting with inspiring people in the community.

So sit back and listen to their personal stories. Hopefully one day we’ll hear from you!

Download. Subscribe. Enjoy!

The InDependent Spouse podcast Jess Sands : Podcast Host, Business Owner and military wife

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The weekly InDependent Spouse podcast is a series of fun, informative podcasts for all military spouses, partners and other-halves.

The InDependent Spouse podcast was born from a need to hear something new. A need to hear from the inspirational men and women who experience service life from the ‘home-front’ while creating successful businesses, running amazing charities and taking on their own challenges.

To give a voice to those who are already achieving astonishing things, and to inspire those who dream of doing the same.

As the traditional role of the ‘military spouse’ continues to evolve in line with the military itself, it seems only fitting to reflect these changes in a modern way.

What’s also clear is the importance of developing their own role; one that gives the spouse, partner or other-half their own voice while also complimenting that of the service member.

In this series, Jess explores military life by chatting with inspiring people in the community.

So sit back and listen to their personal stories. Hopefully one day we’ll hear from you!

Download. Subscribe. Enjoy!

    Caroline Hocking, Mona Accountancy Services

    Caroline Hocking, Mona Accountancy Services

    If you’re a business owner, you’ll know that as soon as we get past Halloween, there’s another scary event on the horizon – tax season! Luckily, I know the most fantastic accountant.

    Caroline Hocking, is an expert in all things tax and HMRC, so it gives me great joy to be able to bring you this episode today, just as we start creeping towards that January HMRC deadline.

    Grab a pen, take some notes, and enjoy this episode of The Independent Spouse podcast.

    • 32 min
    Group Captain Toria McPhaden, Station Commander RAF Northolt

    Group Captain Toria McPhaden, Station Commander RAF Northolt

    We all know how busy military life can be, but I’ve always been keen to know what life is like when both partners are serving. Today’s interview is with Group Captain Toria McPhaden. Toria is the Station Commander at RAF Northolt and is also married to a serving officer.

    In this interview we talk about how that works, and if life as a female officer is any different to the boys! I hope you enjoy this episode of The InDependent Spouse.

    • 21 min
    Rachel Luke, Social Media Expert

    Rachel Luke, Social Media Expert

    Hello you wonderful lot, welcome back to The Independent Spouse. Today I am chatting to the fab Rachel Luke – Virtual Assistant, Social Media expert, and Milspo Ambassador. You are going to love this interview if you’re a business owner as it’s stuffed full with our best business tips associated with social media.

    So, on to the interview with the lovely Rachel. Grab a pen as you won’t want to miss any of these tips, and enjoy this weeks episode of The InDependent Spouse.

    • 30 min
    Eleanor Tweddell, Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

    Eleanor Tweddell, Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

    Happy Friday you wonderful lot, I hope you’re keeping well and enjoying this new series of The InDependent Spouse.

    My guest today is the wonderful Eleanor Tweddell. Eleanor founded Another Door to support others who wanted to reframe redundancy as an opportunity. Her book, Why Losing Your Job Could be the best thing that ever happen to you was published in November 2020 and is perfect for anyone looking at a change in their lives – perfect for any of us who have adapted due to Armed Forces Life.

    • 26 min
    Kelly Farr, YourNorth

    Kelly Farr, YourNorth

    This week I have been talking to founder of YourNorth, and RAF Veteran Kelly Farr.

    Your North launched in 2020 mid-pandemic and delivers accredited mental health training courses, wellbeing workshops and personal development coaching, to everyone. The husband and wife team who are both RAF Veterans, and therefore military partners have a special insight into the military life so this episode is full of handy tips for business and self-care for everyone in the military community.

    • 17 min
    Dr Jill Jackson, The Birth Café

    Dr Jill Jackson, The Birth Café

    Today is a great episode if you are a parent, or a parent to be. I’ve been chatting to Dr Jill. Maternity doctor and founder of The Birth Café.

    Dr Jill, who has a wealth of experience as a maternity doctor, and as a military partner knows first-hand the sorts of challenges we face as parents in the armed forces community.

    I hope you enjoy todays episode with Dr Jill.

    • 25 min

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