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

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

Release Date: 02/23/2020

Ep19, Ben Foulkes, Hoxby - Futureproofing & redefining the way we work show art Ep19, Ben Foulkes, Hoxby - Futureproofing & redefining the way we work

Creative Connections With Rachel Matthews

My guest this week on the Creative Connections podcast is Ben Foulkes, the MD of Futureproofing at Hoxby. Hoxby Futureproofing provides coaching and consulting services to help clients build their own future of work.

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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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My guest this week is Kim Sprague, the founder of Flamingo Life. She has over 12-years experience supporting corporate executives through change, and female leaders to launch and grow businesses, she’s worked with corporate clients such as Three Mobile, Coca Cola, Shelf Help and London School of Business.
 
Kim has a background in communications and marketing where she worked as a Senior Comms Manager at Penguin Random House UK moving on to the Head of Communications for a government start-up before retraining as a yoga teacher and coach.
 
She has consciously created her version of balance between coaching, founding Flamingo Life and being a parent. She has recently launched her business mentoring and training membership called the Impact and Income Tribe and will be releasing the next series of her ‘Her Balanced Business’ podcast very soon.
 
Supporting Yourself Through Change
Kim talks me through navigating her own change from a communications and marketing career to retraining as a yoga teacher and later as a business, leadership and career coach.
 
Increasing Creativity and Maximising Your Potential
Kim advocates for projecting a positive kind of energy to draw in what you want, whether that is to be more creative or have more clients, accompanied by a good balance of hustle and flow.
 
Building Your Confidence and Resilience Through Mindset
Kim shares her coaching insights and own experience into increasing creativity, confidence and talks on how they are muscles that can be trained over time. I love how she is open with the amount she has put herself out there in the hope of opportunities, as well as accepting the reality of receiving frequent 'no's early on in her career.
 
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I loved chatting with Kim, and if you do, make sure to subscribe to be the first to hear the latest episodes. Thank you!