#PIB89 Share your journey: Yemi King


Yemi King Photographer & Freelance Creative

Yemi King is the Founder of Yemi King Photography. She specialises in photography to boost confidence when not behind the camera Yemi is also a freelance creative. Yemi writes and design for herself and others she has a blog, and she contributes to a luxury magazine. Yemi is a mum of 3 which she says has been an interesting journey. She has worked very hard to keep a nice balance between providing, nurturing and also self-love. Yemi says it has been a challenging lesson, but one that she knows will pay off!

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Yemi’s business and the creative work she does
  • Details about Yemi’s family
  • Yemi talks about her freelance journey
  • Yemi talks about fears and challenges she has had during her journey.
  • You’ll hear how Yemi set boundaries for business and family life.
  • Yemi talks about the positive influence her dad had in her life
  • Yemi talks about who inspires her
  • Yemi gives advice to parents who are starting up a business
  • Yemi talks about what success looks like for her
  • Yemi tells us about her what her future plans look like

Links mentioned:

Kolours Website 
The Bespoke Black Book
Yemi King
Yemi Instagram
Yemi Twitter 
Be Inspired

Thanks for listening!

#PIB88 Share your journey: Miranda Gregory


Share your journey: Miranda Gregory

Miranda and her husband run GPS Return a recruitment a company specialising in helping parents return to work. Not only do they help parents find their ideal, family-friendly job, but they also have a career mentoring solution which helps parents work out what it is they want to do and work on their mindset and any confidence issues, as well as practical guidance such as CV updates and interview skills. Miranda and her husband have 2 children aged 3 and 5.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Miranda’s business that she runs with her husband
  • Details about Miranda’s family
  • Miranda talks about her entrepreneurial journey
  • Miranda talks about fears and challenges she has had during her journey.
  • You’ll hear how Miranda and her husband set boundaries for business and family life.
  • Miranda talks about who inspires her
  • Miranda gives advice to parents who are starting up a business
  • Miranda talks about what success looks like for her
  • Miranda tells us about her what her future plans look like.

Links mentioned:

GPS Return website 
GPS Return Facebook Page 
GPS Return Facebook Group The Returners’ Tribe
GPS Return Twitter
GPS Return Youtube

Thanks for listening!

 

 

#PIB87 Share your journey: Nina Khoo


Nina Khoo Personal Development Coach for Highly Sensitive Women

Who’d expect that a daughter having tantrums over seams in her socks would lead to a life-transforming discovery!

This is how Nina Khoo discovered she & her daughter were part of the 15-20% of the population who share the naturally occurring temperament trait of High Sensitivity. Discovering she was Highly Sensitive was like finally finding the right user-manual to her life, & it explained why her daughter was sometimes really bothered by things like scratchy labels & seams in her socks.

Nina is now passionate about raising awareness of the Highly Sensitive Trait. She coaches Highly Sensitive Women to be strong & inspiring role models for their children through her unique program ‘The A, B, C of High Sensitivity’.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

-Details about Nina’s coaching business
-Details about Nina’s family
-Nina talks about her journey in becoming a personal development coach for highly sensitive women.
-Nina talks about fears and challenges she has had during her journey.
-You’ll hear how Nina manages running a business and family life
-Nina talks about who inspires her
-Nina gives advice to parents who are starting up a business
-Nina talks about what success looks like for her
-Nina tells us about her what her future plans look like.

Links mentioned:

Nina’s website 
Nina’s facebook
Nina’s youtube
Parents in Biz Be Inspired
Highly sensitive child book
Crazy sexy health book

 

Thanks for listening!

#PIB84 Share your journey: Charlotte Wise


Charlotte Wise Owner of Bip Bop Shop

Charlotte Wise always wanted to start her own business but it took for her to become a parent to make her dream a reality. After surviving a traumatic birth and ending up in intensive care, she realised life was too short to wait any longer. When her son was 7 months old, she launched BipBopShop, an online and pop up children’s shop selling children’s gifts and traditional wooden toys. Now an award-winning entrepreneur and Huffington Post blogger, Charlotte tells us her story of juggling her business with parenthood.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Charlotte’s family and business
  • How Charlotte got started on her entrepreneurial journey with £50
  • Charlotte talks about starting a business while on maternity leave
  • Charlotte talks about her traumatic birth and ending up in intensive care
  • Her number one fear was failure and she talks about overcoming that fear
  • Her two biggest challenges one of them being mum guilt and how she is overcoming them
  • How she manages running a business and family life
  • The things she enjoys doing for herself
  • Charlotte talks about who inspires her
  • Details about what she has outsourced for her business
  • Advice for parents who want to start a business
  • What success looks like for her?

Links mentioned:

Be Inspired
Bip Bop Shop
Bip Bop Shop Instagram 
Bip Bop Shop Facebook 
Bip Bop Shop twitter 

Thanks for listening! 

 

#PIB83 Share your journey: Medina King


Medina King Interior Designer and Child Wellness Expert

Medina King-Sam is the only London based children’s Interior Designer and Child Wellness Expert that creates personalised, colourful and fun bedrooms and playrooms for children. With almost a decade of experience in the Interior Design profession, she has built a client base of successful professionals across Chelsea and Kensington, Mayfair, Hampstead, Islington, and Surrey. With a calm, down to earth personality and the technical skills of an interior designer Medina has won the hearts of many clients and have designed amazing spaces for families with young children. Her skills are vast, ranging from plan drawings, fabric and furniture sourcing, colour consulting, designing bespoke storage solutions and project managing making her the ‘one stop design shop’ for your child’s or children’s rooms.

What contributes most to Medina’s success as an Interior Designer and Child Wellness Expert is her understanding of the impact a space can have on children and how to best design a space that will have a positive contribution to children’s wellbeing.

After working a few years in furniture retail while she pursued a Bachelors of Arts degree in Interior Design at the renowned University of the Arts London, Medina has developed an extensive knowledge on designer furniture and trending accessories. Medina is also an experienced Interior Stylist and has worked on Stills and Commercials for projects, such as for Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine, Hilary’s Blinds, Argos, Microsoft, John Lewis and Workx.

Medina is passionate about the development of children and also run’s workshops, teaching children ‘arts & crafts’ and ‘interior design.’ Through MK Kids Interiors Medina gives confidence to children by involving them in the design process of their rooms

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Medina’s interior design business
  • Details about Medina’s family
  • Medina talks about how she ended up following her dreams and becoming an interior designer
  • Medina talks about the support she received from the prince’s trust
  • Fears she had and the discrimination she has faced
  • Details about her upcoming workshop for children
  • How she manages running a business and family life
  • Medina talks about who inspires her
  • Advice to parents who are starting up a business
  • Medina talks about what success looks like for her
  • Future plans

Links mentioned:
MK Kids Interiors 
MK Kids Interiors Instagram
MK Kids Interiors Twitter 
MK Kids Interiors Facebook 
MK Kids Interiors Pinterest
Nesting Properties 
Nesting Properties Instagram
Nesting Properties Twitter
Nesting Properties Facebook

Thanks for listening!

#PIB82 Share your journey: Alec Grant


Parents In Biz Podcast Episode 82 Interview with Alec Grant Entrepreneur - Parents in Biz

Alec Grant is a father of 2 young boys, who keep him on his toes every day and he loves it. Being an only parent means that he is very passionate about fatherhood and being a good role model to his boys. Alec has a couple of side projects the first is about being a widower & fatherhood the second is about shining a positive light on all the good things being done in the UK by people who are Black & British.

Having spent many years in the corporate world as a software developer and then owning various global tech platforms, Alec now runs his own software consultancy business in addition to being a partner in a tech startup.

He loves playing/watching sport and only stopped playing rugby a few years ago. Alec states that “nowadays a kick about with some school dads once a week is as competitive as it gets.” He exercises most days, enjoys mountain biking and get outdoors for walks and running as much as he can. Music is his world too and he’s rarely seen without his headphones in nodding away to various genres of music.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Alec’s business a software consultancy business and co-working space
  • Details about Alec’s family
  • How and why he left corporate work
  • Alec speaks about the loss of his wife
  • Fears he had of being a single dad how he overcame them
  • The challenges he has faced
  • How he supports his older son after the loss of his mum
  • How he creates harmony between business and family
  • Alec gives insight into his work and home routine and apps he uses to manage
  • Advice for parents who are looking to start a business
  • Tips and information on things he has learned on his journey

Links mentioned:

Co-working space – Digital work hub
Twitter I am black British
Twitter Widower After Afe
4 hour work week
Book Rich Dad Poor Dad

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#PIB80 Share your journey: Ngozi Weller


#PIB80 Share your journey: Ngozi Weller

Ngozi Weller is a married mum of two, with a fun but often frantic life. Ngozi states that she loves life and loves people. She loves getting to know their stories, where they’ve come from and where they’re headed. Two years ago her life was completely different. She was working in a steady corporate job, trying to win the rat-race. From the outside her life seemed great a good job, loving family, busy social life. But inside she was falling apart the crunch came in the form of a breakdown. She was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and I eventually started Aurora as a way to help other women to learn to be happy and live their best lives.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Ngozi’s business and family.
  • How he got started with Aurora Wellness.
  • What they do at Aurora Wellness and details about the wonder woman project.
  • Fears she has had along the way such as leaving her corporate job to starting a business and how she overcame them.
  • Ngozi talks about how she overcame imposter syndrome.
  • Ngozi talks about the breakdown she had a year and a half ago.
  • How she creates harmony between business and family.
  • What she outsources and advice about outsourcing.
  • Advice for parents who are looking to start a business
  • Tips and advice on things she has learned on her journey
  • Future plans

Links mentioned:

Aurora Wellness
Aurora Wellness Instagram
Aurora Wellness Facebook
Facebook group

Thanks for listening!  

#PIB79 Share your journey: Dr. Pragya Agarwal


Share your journey: Dr Pragya Agarwal

Dr. Pragya Agarwal is a designer, social entrepreneur, writer, TEDx speaker, mum of three and a creative coach (not necessarily in that order!), crafting words and things to inspire, empower, dream and think. She is the creative director at Hedge & Hog Prints, a design studio making original and thoughtful art and illustrations. She is also the founder of a social enterprise, The Art Tiffin, campaigning for creativity and cruelty-free art materials, and Editor of the newly launched magazine ‘CreŌ. She was born in India and now lives in the North-west of England, near the sea, with her family.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Pragya businesses and family.
  • Pragya shares details about her educational background.
  • How she got started with Hedge Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin.
  • Fears she has had along the way and how she overcame them and the advice she passes on to others.
  • The challenges she has faced and the challenges she is currently facing.
  • How she creates harmony between business and family.
  • Pragya gives insight into her work and home routine.
  • Advice for parents who are looking to start a business.
  • The work she is doing with parents who want to start a creative business.
  • Tips and advice on things she has learned on her journey
  • Future plans such as a magazine and another Ted X talk.

Links mentioned:

The Art Tiffin
The Art Tiffin Twitter
The Art Tiffin Instagram
The Art Tiffin Facebook
Hedge Hog Prints
Hedge Hog Prints Twitter
Hedge Hog Prints Instagram
Hedge Hog Prints Facebook
Let’s Create Happy Instagram
Facebook group for parents

Thanks for listening! 

#PIB78 Share your journey: John Lamerton


Share your journey: John Lamerton

John helps small business owners think bigger, work less and design their business around the lifestyle they want.

John Lamerton is just an average bloke who has gone from being an unhealthy civil servant to living the dream. He tells stories from when he was a clock watcher, working in a stressful work environment, to leaving his career to experience doing business the wrong way with hustle and grind, to his breakthrough moment soon after the birth of his first child.  He now lives the dream life, working” 20-25 hours a week in his business allows him the flexibility to live the life he desires, contributing significantly to raising his two young children and being more present with the family than most fathers can only wish for.

 In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about John’s business and family
  • How he created a lifestyle business
  • Fears he has had along the way and how he overcame them
  • John discusses the stress he experienced when he was employed
  • The challenges he has faced
  • How he creates harmony between business and family
  • John gives insight into his work and home routine
  • John talks about his book Big Ideas for small business
  • Advice for parents who are looking to start a business
  • Tips and information on things he has learned on his journey

Links mentioned:

Big Idea Website
Big Idea Book 
Big Idea YouTube
John Linkedin 
Big ideas for small businesses Facebook group
Book Rich Dad Poor Dad

Thanks for listening!  

#PIB77 Share your journey: Cheryl Price


Share your journey: Cheryl Price

Cheryl is passionate about working with parents to set up and run the financial side of their business using #Xero cloud software. Cheryl has over 11 years’ experience working in large accounting practices and dealing with a range of successful, fast-growing businesses. Cheryl is AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualified, and she prides herself on her commitment to her clients and the high-quality service that she provides. Cheryl has 5 children 3 of which are stepchildren. Cheryl is also a Xero Certified Advisor.

Winner – Accountant of the Year – Essex in the 2016 Global Accountancy Awards

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Cheryl’s business and family
  • How he got started with CH Accountancy
  • Fears she has had along the way and how she overcame them
  • Networking tips
  • The challenges she has faced
  • How she creates harmony between business and family
  • Cheryl gives insight into her work and home routine
  • Advice for parents who are looking to start a business
  • Tips and advice on things she has learned on her journey
  • Future plans wedding bells and business

Links mentioned:

CH Accountancy 
CH Accountancy Twitter 
CH Accountancy Facebook
Cheryl’s Linkedin 
CH Accountancy YouTube

Thanks for listening!  

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