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Indi Club Podcast is a series of conversations with experienced freelancers, entrepreneurs and self-starters we had a pleasure of meeting via our community. It grew from the original Freelancer Talks series started by Tom Kozacinski a few years ago.

If you're tired of regular 9-5 and want to learn more about starting your own business, going freelance, or work and travel. These episodes are for you.

Learn more at www.indie-club.uk/podcast

Indie Club Podcast with Tom Kozacinski Tom Kozacinski Indie Club

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Indi Club Podcast is a series of conversations with experienced freelancers, entrepreneurs and self-starters we had a pleasure of meeting via our community. It grew from the original Freelancer Talks series started by Tom Kozacinski a few years ago.

If you're tired of regular 9-5 and want to learn more about starting your own business, going freelance, or work and travel. These episodes are for you.

Learn more at www.indie-club.uk/podcast

    #11 Building community that supports the mental health of freelancers with Matthew Knight from Leapers

    #11 Building community that supports the mental health of freelancers with Matthew Knight from Leapers

    Podcast by Tom "Sir FreeLance-A-Lot" Kozacinski, co-founder of Indie Club UK. The podcast focuses on topics of Freelancing, entrepreneurship, careers, business advice, work-life balance, remote work, and various other topics related to self-employed lifestyle and life in general.

    Episode guest - Matthew Knight

    Matt is a creative strategist and innovator, with over 25 years of experience in creative, technology, brand and product, and running teams which deliver progressive and impactful work. He is also the founder of Leapers.co - a community for freelancers, with the aim to create awareness, discussion, prioritisation and adoption of positive behaviours to support your mental health at work when you’re self-employed.

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thinkplaymake/
    TW: https://twitter.com/thinkplaymake
    WEB: https://www.leapers.co/

    ABOUT THE INDIE CLUB COMMUNITY: Indie Club - https://www.indie-club.uk/Is a community founded by Tom Kozacinski and David Odier for independent business owners, bootstrappers and freelancers. We’ve decided not to follow the classic society framework, roughly named “commuting, working, sleeping”. We have decided to create our own business. And in our own way.

    Join our Slack channel, engage the community and continue the conversation: Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indieclubuk/

    Connect with Tom on Social Networks: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universeceo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/universeceo

    About Tom: Tomislav Kozacinski, or Tom for friends. London based Product Design Consultant, speaker, Techstars mentor and stand-up comedian with over 14 years of experience across the digital and organisational landscape. Tom is a founder of Indie Club and is a strong advocate of Freelancing and Remote work, also, Creative Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Biker, Gamer, sharing stories from his experience and other people on a similar journey. He fancies himself to be a well-organised problem solver and a storyteller.

    You can find out more on his website: https://www.kozacinski.com/

    CREDITS & THANKS:

    Stuart De Ville - Background music, Nikola Silic - Intro & Outro Animation, David Odier - for the best support one can ask in a co-founder!

    • 47 min
    #10 Creative building a Tech Startup with Dan Parry of Tectonic

    #10 Creative building a Tech Startup with Dan Parry of Tectonic

    Podcast by Tom "Sir FreeLance-A-Lot" Kozacinski, co-founder of Indie Club UK. The podcast focuses on topics of Freelancing, entrepreneurship, careers, business advice, work-life balance, remote work, and various other topics related to self-employed lifestyle and life in general.  

    Episode guest - Dan Parry  

    Dan Parry is a creative (though he hates the term). A non-technical technical person. And a Co-Founder of a customer insights business he started with his brother and friend.

    Falling in love with Nintendo at a young age, Dan decided early on that he wanted to make videogames. But after struggling with coding, he took a different direction. And now? Well, he builds businesses and helps founders overcome challenges they've navigated and overcome.

    Over the years, Dan has also come to become very interested in building apps without code. He still dabbles in a little game development, too.

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dkparry/
    TW: https://twitter.com/yodanparry/
    WEB: https://tectoniclondon.com/

    ABOUT THE INDIE CLUB COMMUNITY:
    Indie Club - https://www.indie-club.uk/Is a community founded by Tom Kozacinski and David Odier for independent business owners, bootstrappers and freelancers. We’ve decided not to follow the classic society framework, roughly named “commuting, working, sleeping”. We have decided to create our own business. And in our own way.

    Join our Slack channel, engage the community and continue the conversation:
    Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indieclubuk/

    Connect with Tom on Social Networks:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universeceo/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/universeceo

    About Tom:
    Tomislav Kozacinski, or Tom for friends. London based Product Design Consultant, speaker, Techstars mentor and stand-up comedian with over 14 years of experience across the digital and organisational landscape. Tom is a founder of Indie Club and is a strong advocate of Freelancing and Remote work, also, Creative Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Biker, Gamer, sharing stories from his experience and other people on a similar journey. He fancies himself to be a well-organised problem solver and a storyteller.

    You can find out more on his website: https://www.kozacinski.com/

    CREDITS & THANKS:

    Stuart De Ville - Background music
    Nikola Silic - Intro & Outro Animation
    David Odier - for the best support one can ask in a co-founder!

    • 57 min
    #9 Running a freelance team, the new alternative to agencies with Adrien Montcoudiol of Mozza.io

    #9 Running a freelance team, the new alternative to agencies with Adrien Montcoudiol of Mozza.io

    Podcast by Tom "Sir FreeLance-A-Lot" Kozacinski, co-founder of Indie Club UK.

    The podcast focuses on topics of Freelancing, entrepreneurship, careers, business advice, work-life balance, remote work, and various other topics related to self-employed lifestyle and life in general.

    Episode guest - Adrien Montcoudiol

    Adrien is co-founder of Mozza, Based in Paris, collective of Product Managers and UX/UI designers, an off-shoot of Mangrove collective, he is a startup mentor and regular speaker on Marketing and Growth Strategy.

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienmontcoudiol/
    TW: https://twitter.com/adrienm
    WEB: https://mozza.io/


    You can watch the video of the recording session here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v4LRGspLo

    SHOW TOPICS:
    0:02:00 Founding Mangrove and Mozza
    0:04:00 Working alone vs. Working in a collective
    0:06:30 More companies will hire more remote workers
    0:08:00 Pricing in a team vs. freelancers vs. companies
    0:11:00 Finding space between what a client needs vs. what the client wants
    0:16:30 Remote work and finding clients
    0:22:00 Becoming Nich Super Star
    0:25:00 Scaling your personal brand
    0:28:00 Freelancing vs. 9-5



    ABOUT THE INDIE CLUB COMMUNITY:
    Indie Club - https://www.indie-club.uk/
    Is a community founded by Tom Kozacinski and David Odier for independent business owners, bootstrappers and freelancers.
    We’ve decided not to follow the classic society framework, roughly named “commuting, working, sleeping”. We have decided to create our own business. And in our own way. 

    Join our Slack channel, engage the community and continue the conversation:
    Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indieclubuk/

    Connect with Tom on Social Networks:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universeceo/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/universeceo

    About Tom:
    Tomislav Kozacinski, or Tom for friends. A London based Product Design Consultant, Techstars Mentor and Stand Up Comedian who fancies himself a hyper-organised artist and a problem solver. Tom is a founder of Indie Club, also - Speaker, Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Biker, Gamer, No B******t Bro, and some other buzz words as well...

    You can find out more on his website: https://www.kozacinski.com/



    CREDITS & THANKS:

    Stuart De Ville - Background music
    Nikola Silic - Intro & Outro Animation
    David Odier - for the best support one can ask in a co-founder!

    • 35 min
    #8 Guest R Michael Anderson. Building Business, Going Nomad and Teaching Leadership Globally

    #8 Guest R Michael Anderson. Building Business, Going Nomad and Teaching Leadership Globally

    Podcast by Tom "Sir FreeLance-A-Lot" Kozacinski, co-founder of Indie Club UK. The podcast focuses on topics of Freelancing, entrepreneurship, careers, business advice, work-life balance, remote work, and various other topics related to self-employed lifestyle and life in general.

    Episode guest - R Michael Anderson:
    Michael started out his career behind a keyboard pounding out code. Technically adept yet socially awkward, he kept sabotaging his own career growth with his lack of soft skills.

    Despite himself, he did manage to climb the corporate ladder and worked as an international director and VP for enterprise software companies in the USA, England, Denmark, and Singapore.

    In 2005 he moved back to California and started three software companies over the next 5 years. After almost losing everything in a lawsuit with a business partner, he figured he better quickly learn how to be a leader. He put all his effort into growing personally and professionally, including earning a unique Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology.

    Now he teaches his uplifting and empowering Elevated Leadership to other companies and leaders who want to elevate themselves as well as their teams and do it all from a place of service.

    As a best-selling business leadership author, former radio show host, and contributor of entrepreneur.com, he’s spreading his message of positive leadership all over the world.

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tallmikey
    TW: https://twitter.com/RMAElevates
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/RMAElevates
    WEB: https://rmichaelanderson.com



    You can watch the video of the recording session here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDJ0gba-Dnc


    SHOW TOPICS:

    0:01:10 Selling everything and going nomad.
    0:03:40 Starting first company
    0:07:30 Raising prices as a consultant
    0:08:20 (Tom) Charging as Freelancer - "Tomonomics" :)
    0:12:40 Problems with Leadership
    0:25:45 Making twice as much as Freelancer
    0:34:20 (Tom) Are people turning to freelance due to COVID
    0:39:20 Teaching Leadership and writing a book
    0:50:15 A bit about Gaming, X-Com2, Tides of Numenera and Witcher


    ABOUT THE INDIE CLUB COMMUNITY:

    Indie Club - https://www.indie-club.uk/
    Is a community founded by Tom Kozacinski and David Odier for independent business owners, bootstrappers and freelancers.

    We’ve decided not to follow the classic society framework, roughly named “commuting, working, sleeping”. We have decided to create our own business. And in our own way. 

    Join our Slack channel, engage the community and continue the conversation:
    Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indieclubuk/

    Connect with Tom on Social Networks:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universeceo/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/universeceo

    About Tom:

    Tomislav Kozacinski, or Tom for friends. A London based Product Design Consultant, Techstars Mentor and Stand Up Comedian who fancies himself a hyper-organised artist and a problem solver. Tom is a founder of Indie Club, also - Speaker, Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Biker, Gamer, No B******t Bro, and some other buzz words as well...

    You can find out more on his website: https://www.kozacinski.com/

    CREDITS & THANKS:

    Stuart De Ville - Background music
    Nikola Silic - Intro & Outro Animation
    David Odier - for the best support one can ask in a co-founder!

    • 53 min
    #7 with Tom Kozacinski. Guest Gasper Sopi. Designer and World Travelling Digital Nomad

    #7 with Tom Kozacinski. Guest Gasper Sopi. Designer and World Travelling Digital Nomad

    Podcast by Tom "Sir FreeLance-A-Lot" Kozacinski, founder of Indie Club UK.
    The podcast focuses on topics of Freelancing, entrepreneurship, careers, business advice, work-life balance, remote work, and various other topics related to self-employed lifestyle and life in general.

    Episode guest - Gasper Sopi:
    Gasper Sopi is an awarded interdisciplinary designer working at the intersection of branding, visual design and interactive technology. He is the founder of Hyperactive, a boutique design & development agency based in Zagreb, Croatia. With over 15 years of industry experience, Gasper has executed, directed and coordinated projects for a variety of local and international brands as well as helped launch cutting edge startups and technologies ranging from fintech & health tech to retail & creative industries.

    He holds a Masters degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media and is a published author in academic publications. When the world is not locked down due to bat-originating viruses he travels the world, studying zen meditation, exploring photography and attempting to build bridges between cultures, bringing people together one person at a time.

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaspersopi/
    TW: https://twitter.com/gaspersopi

    You can watch the video of the recording session here: https://youtu.be/HeEq5vK7dUg

    SHOW TOPICS:
    0:0:40 About Gasper
    0:02:45 Starting his business
    0:09:45 Making decision to go remote and work from an island
    0:14:15 Big companies going remote
    0:15:30 Brick and Mortar office vs. Remote Office
    0:21:55 How companies are changing in a new shift of workspace and real estate
    0:25:07 Traveling the world while working. And walking barefoot Camino De Santiago
    0:32:27 Calculating your financial independence
    0:38:55 Deciding to be independent and grow an independent career
    0:57:40 Being happy and finding his life purpose


    ABOUT THE INDIE CLUB COMMUNITY:
    Indie Club - https://www.indie-club.uk/
    Is a community for independent business owners, bootstrappers and freelancers.
    We’ve decided not to follow the classic society framework, roughly named “commuting, working, sleeping”. We have decided to create our own business. And in our own way. 

    Join our Slack channel, engage the community and continue the conversation:
    Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indieclubuk/

    Connect with Tom on Social Networks:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universeceo/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/universeceo

    About Tom:

    Tomislav Kozacinski, or Tom for friends. A London based Product Design Consultant, Techstars Mentor and Stand Up Comedian who fancies himself a hyper-organised artist and a problem solver. Tom is a founder of Indie Club, also - Speaker, Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Biker, Gamer, No B******t Bro, and some other buzz words as well...

    You can find out more on his website: https://www.kozacinski.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How I got Squirted on stage & the Importance of Networking

    How I got Squirted on stage & the Importance of Networking

    In this episode I talked about three most important thing I learned about networking: Be present, be helpful and be visible.
    Question was asked by Martin Rosner - author of Hot Paper Comics.

    If you would like to ask a question for the upcoming episode, please send it via any social channel or directly via my https://anchor.fm/kozacinski

    Video from Charisma on Command "5 Common Phrases That Ruin First Impressions" I've mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xzEgqoSdfQ
    I would recommend their channel for some great insights on behaviour that can greatly improve your communication skills.

    www.freelancetalks.com

    Join the community and continue the conversation:
    Slack channel: http://bit.ly/slackAplicationuk1
    Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/kozacinskiFB

    Connect with me on Social Networks:
    Instagram: http://bit.ly/tkinstagram
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/twitterhren

    Who am I?
    My name is Tomislav Kozacinski. You can call me Tom. I'm a London based Product Designer & Stand Up Comedian who fancies himself a hyper-organised artist & a problem solver. Also - Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mentor, World Traveler, Biker, Gamer, No B******t Bro, and some other buzz words as well... You can find out more on my website: http://bit.ly/aboutTomislav

    Background music:
    Rock Angel by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
    Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/K8eRXvLL7Wo

    • 9 min

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