59 episodes

Behind the Tools podcast is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

If you're keen to join us as a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com

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Behind the Tools podcast is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

If you're keen to join us as a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com

Brought to you by Tradify — the job management app trusted by 30,000+ tradespeople.

    #59 - Running a Business With Your Significant Other With Alex Van Dam (Queens Workwear)

    #59 - Running a Business With Your Significant Other With Alex Van Dam (Queens Workwear)

    Alex Van Dam, co-founder of New Zealand-based workwear company, Queens Workwear, joins the show this week! Alex discusses how personal mental health struggles drove her to find success and go out on her own, alongside her partener.

    If you or someone you know is in need of help, contact a helpline:

    UK (Samaritans) - 116 123

    AU (Lifeline) - 13 11 14

    NZ (Lifeline) - 0800 543 354

    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

    If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 24 min
    #58 - Taking a Stand Against Mental Health Stigma With With Rob Muldoon (MYH Podcast)

    #58 - Taking a Stand Against Mental Health Stigma With With Rob Muldoon (MYH Podcast)

    Mental health is an ongoing issue in the trades industry. With the stigma and closed-off attitude toward finding help, it can be hard to give a hand to those who need it or even to find personal support. 

    For Mental Health Awareness week, Rob talks us through his own struggles with mental health and offers advice to anyone who wants to fight against mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.  



    If you or someone you know is in need of help, contact a helpline:  

    UK (Samaritans) - 116 123 

    AU (Lifeline) - 13 11 14 

    NZ (Lifeline) - 0800 543 354  



    The Lighthouse Club, who runs the UK construction industry helpline, can be contacted on:   

    Phone: 0345 605 1956 

    SMS: Text HARDHAT to 85258 

    Or, visit: lighthouseclub.org  

    They are there 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  



    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.  If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 33 min
    #57 - How To Reduce Your Insurance Premiums With Jennifer Steger (Trade Risk)

    #57 - How To Reduce Your Insurance Premiums With Jennifer Steger (Trade Risk)

    Worried your insurance premiums might be too high? Jennifer joins us to talk through the best ways to keep your premiums low, avoid risk in the workplace, and share why she thinks insuring your business is a non-negotiable.

    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

    If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 23 min
    #56 - How To Build Your Own Tiny House With Sophie Jack (@Sophie_TheBuilder)

    #56 - How To Build Your Own Tiny House With Sophie Jack (@Sophie_TheBuilder)

    Sophie joins us to talk about the process of building her own tiny house, making big career changes later in life, and how she’s promoting women in trades through podcasting.

    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

    If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 27 min
    #055 - Overcoming the Trade Labour Shortage With Kent Willis (Apprentice Recruit)

    #055 - Overcoming the Trade Labour Shortage With Kent Willis (Apprentice Recruit)

    Struggling to navigate the trade labour shortage? Whether you’re an employer or an aspiring apprentice, Kent Willis from Apprentice Recruit has you covered with his top tips for finding the right fit.

    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. In each episode, we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

    If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 37 min
    #054 - How To Revive a Struggling Business With Andy & Angela (Lifestyle Tradie)

    #054 - How To Revive a Struggling Business With Andy & Angela (Lifestyle Tradie)

    Feeling like your business could do with a boost? Listen to Lifestyle Tradie’s Angela and Andy as they share some tips for bringing a business back to life, setting yourself up for success, and believing in your ability to create a profitable business.

    Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

    If you're keen to be a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 35 min

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s van dam ,

Easy on the ear and useful

Great conversation and useful to tradies like me. More please!

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