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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!

    Pre-Series 5 Special, Jess is interviewed by Alex, at Give Us Time

    Pre-Series 5 Special, Jess is interviewed by Alex, at Give Us Time

    Time for something a little different. Jess, host of The InDependent Spouse was asked to be a guest on the Give Us Time podcast series and what follows is the complete episode.

    Give Us Time is a charity that offers free holidays to the military community, to help us connect with our serving partners and have quality time together as a family.

    Huge thanks to Give Us Time for allowing us to share this episode.

    • 52 min
    Sarah Hulyer, Blooms from the Base

    Sarah Hulyer, Blooms from the Base

    Today I have been talking to the wonderful Sarah from Blooms from the base. 

    This last episode of series four is a very positive episode that will have you dreaming of Spring! It's going to bring you an awful lot of happiness, especially at this time of year when the weather is looking a little bit miserable. 

    It's another great example of when military life gets a bit much and  if you are about to experience deployment it is defiantly a good one for you.

    • 22 min
    Helen Massy, Careers, Not Just Jobs

    Helen Massy, Careers, Not Just Jobs

    Today I have been chatting to the lovely Helen, who created Career Pursuit, a guide especially for all military spouses all over the world. It helps you gain clarity on your career  or in which way you might want to take your business.

    It is an amazing guide, chock full of information and you should definitely go and have a look.

    The following interview explains why she started it, and the sorts of information you can find in the guide.

    • 18 min
    Chris Keen, The Military Husband

    Chris Keen, The Military Husband

    Today I have been talking to the very lovely Chris Keen from The Military Husband, BFBS and #SpouseHour.

    We talk all things 'military husband' and how that can impact on life, but also the positives around re-writing the way that military spouses and partners are represented.

    This is a great episode if you are a parent, or looking for a new perspective on Armed Forces life!

    • 21 min
    Nadine Monks, Forces Family Finance

    Nadine Monks, Forces Family Finance

    Nadine from Forces Family Finance is one of those amazing business owners who has worked really hard to build one of those profitable businesses that can pay her a salary. It supports her family, it works really well with military life - but it's been tough, she's had to grow it with three tiny children around her ankles, but she has done so well! So this episode is chock full of tips if you are a mum starting in business, or you have your own small children that you need to look after.

    • 23 min
    Cat & Kirsty, The Dot Project

    Cat & Kirsty, The Dot Project

    Today I have been talking to Cat and Kirsty, over at the Dot Project.

    Cat and Kirsty are amazing business owners, mums and Army wives and this episode is full of positivity! A must listen if you are new to the military community.

    The Dot Project supports organisations across the social, public and education sector to be their digital best.

    I really hope you enjoy this new episode.

    • 30 min

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