In this episode I’m joined by Carol Benton of Words2Win to talk about what motivated her to leave her own corporate job to become a successful business writer and communications consultant. Carol and I talk about Carol’s own catalyst for changing her career and why her network was, and remains, such a key contributor to her success. We also discuss how, by focusing on what she loved about her old role, Carol identified a new career that would both challenge and fulfil her.
In this episode, Jacquie Pretty from Grammar Factory joins me to talk all about what led her to set up her business helping entrepreneurs. How she helps people write awesome books and assists them to craft and hone their words so that they really resonate with their audience. Jacquie grew her business from being a sole trader to employing a team of editors, she talks about how she made that happen and what drove her to succeed. We also discuss how she has found work/life balance by returning to a corporate role, alongside running her own business and the advantages and opportunities that this presented her with.
Each Wednesday night this year I rushed off after work to teach a room full of uni students whose main ambition was not to do an exam and finish their degree with as little effort as possible. Little did they know that my mission was to be an intervention to their status quo and shock them into the reality of life outside of the protective University walls!
Today we're going to do something a little bit different. I've got Belinda Coomes my esteemed podcast engineer and fabulous person who is actually going to interview me, so this is going to be the first episode we want to record and it's just so the listeners out there can be understanding of my background and why I do what I do a Social Star
If you are over fifty in the modern economy and out of work, you may well be thinking why is this so hard!
I recorded this podcast with one of my previous students of the Launch in 12 weeks program, the amazing Davis. Accountant, family man and a very authentic guy.
There is something special that happens when a man reaches forty years old, they don't really give a crap what others think. Instead of buying that motor cycle, perhaps read this first.
Always great chatting to experts in their industry, especially on their Podcasts. James McCracken specialises in helping mortgage brokers build a strong business and realises the importance of branding to establish trust. We have some great debates about our methods!