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Ep9, Sally Page, Blinkist - Become a better leader & parenthood is an asset

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

Release Date: 02/16/2020

Ep18, Nancy Evbuomwan, Unikable - Importance of biz strategy & being unemployable show art Ep18, Nancy Evbuomwan, Unikable - Importance of biz strategy & being unemployable

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My guest this week on the Creative Connections podcast is Nancy Evbuomwan. Nancy is the high energy (and hilarious) founder of Unikable. Unikable specialises in business strategy, agility and empowering uniqueness.

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Ep17, Katy Murray, Catalyst Collective - Acting without permission & rest as a competitive advantage show art Ep17, Katy Murray, Catalyst Collective - Acting without permission & rest as a competitive advantage

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My guest this week on the Creative Connections podcast is Katy Murray. 

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Ep16, Lara Hayward, Oxford University - Follow your curiosity & learning from high-performance environments show art Ep16, Lara Hayward, Oxford University - Follow your curiosity & learning from high-performance environments

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

This week my guest is Lara Hayward.

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Ep15, Jess Salamanca, Banana Scoops - Creative problem solving and crafting the perfect supermarket pitch show art Ep15, Jess Salamanca, Banana Scoops - Creative problem solving and crafting the perfect supermarket pitch

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My guest this week is Jess Salamanca, the Founder of Banana Scoops. Banana Scoops makes ice cream from creamy bananas and other natural and plant-based ingredients with no additives, preservatives, refined sugars or sweeteners. 

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Ep14, Anne Ditmeyer, Creative Consultant - Design-thinking & create your own rules show art Ep14, Anne Ditmeyer, Creative Consultant - Design-thinking & create your own rules

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My Creative Connections guest this week is Anne Ditmeyer, an American creative entrepreneur based in Paris. She is a designer, creative coach and consultant, and founded her blog Prêt à Voyager (translation: ready to travel) in 2007 to explore the intersection of design and travel. She attributes her successes to her platform saying it remains the best business card to this day.

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Ep13, Matt Trinetti, Escape The City - See your work as projects & learn in public show art Ep13, Matt Trinetti, Escape The City - See your work as projects & learn in public

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

This week I speak with writer-facilitator-presenter, Matt Trinetti. Matt is a TEDx speaker, he's helped establish the Escape School at Escape The City, and continues to build and facilitate workshops there. He has delivered training programmes and talks to companies such as Airbus, London School of Business and Unilever, to name a few. He is also the co-founder and co-host of the London Writers' Salon.

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Ep12, Dr Kat Lederle, Sleep Expert - Sleep, creativity and innovation & forming new ideas show art Ep12, Dr Kat Lederle, Sleep Expert - Sleep, creativity and innovation & forming new ideas

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

Dr Kat Lederle is a chronobiologist and sleep expert with a PhD in Human Sleep & Circadian Physiology. She is the Founder of Somnia and a practising Consultant Sleep Therapist. We discuss the topic of sleep and creativity. She helps us to understand more about our sleep patterns and, most importantly, how to improve our sleep quality.

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Ep11, Anna Flockett, Editor of Startups Magazine - Essential startup events & positive company culture show art Ep11, Anna Flockett, Editor of Startups Magazine - Essential startup events & positive company culture

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

This week I'm absolutely delighted to be interviewing the editor of Startups Magazine, Anna Flockett. Anna has been working for Startups Magazine for over 2-years and at the beginning of the year stepped up into the role of editor. We chat about women in tech and engineering, adapting to change as the new editor and COVID-19, essential startup events, how to be featured in Startups Magazine and recommendations for business owners in lockdown.

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Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

Creative Connections with Rachel Matthews is a business podcast where each week Rachel speaks with entrepreneurs, business owners, experts and creatives about behind the scenes of a startup business. She dissects their creative process and how their world of work is changing.

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Ep10, Kim Sprague, Flamingo Life - Maximising your mindset & Balance of hustle and flow show art Ep10, Kim Sprague, Flamingo Life - Maximising your mindset & Balance of hustle and flow

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My guest this week is Kim Sprague, the founder of Flamingo Life. She is a business, leadership and career coach that has worked with corporate clients such as Three Mobile, Coca Cola, Shelf Help and London School of Business.

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This week's episode is with Sally Page of Blinkist and Brave v Perfect. Blinkist is a Berlin-based company the offers a new kind of book subscription service, they summarise best-selling non-fiction books into 15-minute reads. So, if you're like me and totally obsessed with learning and want to optimise your free time, check them out!
 
Alongside Sally's role at Blinkist, she runs her own company, Brave v Perfect that is all centred around 1-2-1 coaching and workshops. She works with companies, founders and driven individuals to focus on leadership and commercial mindset.
 
Sally has been on a path of challenging the leader stereotype and helps others do the same. She advocates that you need an open mind, sense of fun and an interest in others to be an impactful leader.
 
Her Career
In this episode, we chat through her career, from her time at Audible (before it was a well-established name) on the UK senior management team to her multiple roles at Hoxby (including the MD of Future-Proofing) to her latest role in publishing partnerships at Blinkist.
 
From Zero Interest to Millions of Pounds
She went from nobody answering her calls when she started at Audible to driving the digital revenue for the big publishing houses making millions of pounds and forming genuine partnerships with the likes of Pottermore.
 
She also shares her milestone moment for when she realised that audio was no longer considered old-fashioned when they bought the audio rights to Bill Bryson's latest book direct from the agent rather than the publisher.
 
"Becoming a Parent Supercharged my Career"
Sally has been challenging the mindset of parenthood being a burden on her career, having written on the topic for Blinkist Magazine - How Becoming a Parent Supercharged my Career. She truly believes in the untapped commercial value in the workplace of the parents' skillset developed by raising children and that it's a reason to have confidence when returning to work after leave.
 
Identify Your Leadership Qualities and the Future of Work
She tells me how to recognise your own leadership qualities, how to ask for flexible working after time away from work and we discuss how the future of work is intrinsically linked to trust.
 
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I loved chatting to Sally, and if you do, I'd be forever grateful if you'd take a moment to rate, review and subscribe as it helps me grow the podcast.