Freelance Feels: Conversations about self-employed life
Entrepreneurship, writing books (and being married!) with Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole

Entrepreneurship, writing books (and being married!) with Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole

October 15, 2021

Being an entrepreneur is one thing - but what about when your husband or wife is, too? And you work together on projects including writing books? I find out in this episode, talking to Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole. You might recognise Bianca's name - she was on the Apprentice in 2014 - we talk about how they navigated that experience as a couple, including the post-series experience and impact on mental health, as well as balancing work, life and marriage and... yacht networking! 

Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning entrepreneur, global
keynote speaker and ‘Top 10 Powerful Leader’ on Linkedin, using her experience to assist budding entrepreneurs through her platform and podcast, Self-Made. She started her personal branding company, The Be Group, in 2012 and works with clients including HSBC, AMEX, Google and King’s College London. In 2014 she founded a ground-breaking hosiery company, which went on to be the first to offer and inclusive range of colours on the high street.
Byron Cole is an entrepreneur, public speak, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and business students. He has been involved in 12 business startups as a director, investor or shareholder and is currently a consultant to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). He co-authored Self-Made with Bianca and is co-host of their podcast of the same name.

Follow the links to find out more and buy the book!

Self Made

biancamiller.uk

byroncole.uk

Making a magazine for freelancers with Sophie Cross and Ange Lyons, Freelancer Magazine

Making a magazine for freelancers with Sophie Cross and Ange Lyons, Freelancer Magazine

October 1, 2021

Sophie Cross and Ange Lyons work together to produce Freelancer Magazine. They chat about the moment Sophie had the idea, how that came together, working in their own freelance jobs and producing the mag, freelance friendships and much more.

Sophie Cross, a freelance marketer and writer at Thoughtfully.co.uk, came up with the idea of a quarterly business and lifestyle, square and glossy, print-first mag for freelancers at the beginning of 2021. She launched Freelancer Magazine via a Kickstarter campaign in February which hit 150% of its goal and sold 1000 copies of the magazine before the magazine even existed. It now has a rapidly growing community of B2B and creative freelancers and readers in 20 countries.

Angela Lyons is a freelance graphic designer who has been designing for over 20 years, and freelance for the past ten. She specialises in print-based designs but does digital, too, with clients varying from start-ups to established companies.

She lives in London and I was born within the sound of Bow Bells! "My heritage is West Indian both parents are St Lucian.
I'm married and have 2 children who are now in secondary school. Oh and I have my 3rd child... my cat CoCo," she says.
 

Find Freelancer Magazine, Sophie and Ange via these links:

Freelancer Magazine

Thoughtfully

Twitter @FullyThoughtOut

@freelancermag on Insta

@ange_lyons

Ange also mentions a charity she works with, find out more at storiesandsupper.co.uk 

Social media feels with Milla Richardson, founder of Pink Storm Social

Social media feels with Milla Richardson, founder of Pink Storm Social

September 24, 2021

Time to talk social media and ALL the feels it gives us! Milla Richardson runs Pink Storm Social and is full of amazing advice on how to enjoy and use social media as a freelancer, from finding the right platform to putting yourself (and your face) out there...

Like me, she's a self-confessed lover of Instagram and is all about helping businesses and brands build an engaged following on Instagram to promote their services and products.

Find her at https://www.pinkstormsocial.co.uk/

And follow on Instagram @pinkstormsocial 

 
Community and connecting with Matthew Knight from Leapers.co

Community and connecting with Matthew Knight from Leapers.co

September 10, 2021

Do you find comfort and support in freelance communities?

It's time to talk about the why and how of founding one, as well as what you can gain from taking part - and how to build up your confidence, too. Matthew shares his thoughts on mental health as a freelancer, being lonely even when you're in a co-working space and advice for anyone thinking of setting up their own freelance community.

Matthew Knight is an award winning independent creative strategist and innovator who helps businesses figure out what to do next. His recent clients include LEGO, P&G, Klarna, adidas and Accenture. He's also Chief Freelance Officer at Leapers: a project supporting the mental health of the self-employed. He lives with his two daughters in West London.

Find him at www.thinkplaymake.co or linkedin.com/in/thinkplaymake

Join Leapers for free at www.leapers.co

Building your freelance business with Jack Williams from UnderPinned

Building your freelance business with Jack Williams from UnderPinned

September 3, 2021
Jack Williams is the founder of UnderPinned and a seasoned creative, editor, and writer with experience working with brands such as HarperCollins, 4th Estate, The Week, Intern Mag, and Screen Shot Mag; through his role as COO at UnderPinned, he has pushed for freelance rights and education while working with the government to improve rights for the self-employed. Jack spends his weekends combing London's bookshops for second-hand deals and sleeping in.
 
We talk about branding, choosing a business name, building a community and campaigning for freelance rights, as well as loads of advice, as always, for freelancers and their mental health.
 
Find out more at underpinned.com
 
Season Six Trailer

Season Six Trailer

September 3, 2021

There's new music and we've ditched the biscuits - too noisy!

Welcome to Freelance Feels: Conversations about self-employed life. This podcast is for anyone who is self-employed, freelance, an entrepreneur, small business owner or thinking of making the leap.

Each episode is an informal chat about freelance life, with advice, experience and tales from the 'freelance front line'.

Find out more at @freelance_feels on Instagram and www.freelancefeels.com 

Drumming and baking cookies with Ralph Rolle from CHIC

Drumming and baking cookies with Ralph Rolle from CHIC

August 25, 2021

To celebrate the Big Feastival 2021, I had the honour of talking to Ralph Rolle, freelance drummer and founder of the Soul Snacks Cookie Company. Ralph will be at the feastival playing with Nile Rogers and CHIC as well as demonstrating his baking skills!

We chat about money as a driver for success, seeing a project through to completion, passion for what you do, hanging up on the New York Times (oops!) and the joys of playing and watching live music.

Ralph's CV includes playing with Bono, Dolly Parton, Sting, Biggie Smalls, John Legend and of course, Nile Rogers and CHIC.

You can find out more about him and his work at https://www.ralphrolle.com/ 

Follow Ralph on Instagram @drumrolle

For Cookies, head to https://eatsoulsnacks.com/ 

 

The Big Feastival runs from August 27 to 29 at Alex James' farm, Kingham

@thebigfeastival

Freelance Feels with Ruth Kudzi: Founder, Optimus Coaching Academy

Freelance Feels with Ruth Kudzi: Founder, Optimus Coaching Academy

June 8, 2021

Ruth Kudzi is a MCC accredited and award-winning coach, coach trainer, business mentor, speaker and best-selling author. 
She is the CEO of two successful companies: A coaching and mentoring business helping entrepreneurs build and develop their businesses and a coach training school which helps people to train as certified coaches and develop their coaching skills. 
She combines her background in sales and school leadership and education with over 25 years of study of Psychology and Neuroscience including MA in Psychology & Education, BA in Psychology & Management, PGCERT in Coaching (Psychology), PGCE in Business
Education and numerous coaching qualifications including diplomas in Neuroscience,Positive Psychology, NLP, Performance Coaching and Business Coaching. She is a DISC L3 accredited trainer, a Spiral Energy Coach and is working towards her NLP Master Practitioner.              
Her coaching business is well regarded and successful and she has been featured in The Guardian, Vogue, Psychologies, Good Housekeeping, ITV, Women&Home Times Radio, spoken at NatWest, UCL, Allbright and General Assembly.    
She is passionate about evidence-based approaches to coaching and personal development and helping people integrate their learning so they can live purposeful lives and run successful businesses.

Find out more at  https://ruthkudzi.com/ 

Freelance Feels with Tom Kerridge: Chef and author ‘Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking’

Freelance Feels with Tom Kerridge: Chef and author ‘Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking’

May 28, 2021

Chef, author, pub owner, festival organiser... Tom Kerridge has a lot of strings to his self-employed bow. In this episode, recorded in the launch week of his new book 'Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking' we talk about the stresses of chef life, finding balance with exercise, being a Dad to his son Acey, and how cooking helps our mental health.

Tom Kerridge worked as a chef in restaurants across Britain
before deciding to set out on his own and take over a rundown pub
in the quiet Buckinghamshire town of Marlow. He opened The
Hand & Flowers with his wife Beth in 2005, and it went on to
become the first (and only) pub in the world to be awarded two
Michelin stars. Near to the pub they also have The Shed, a private
dining room by The Hand and Flowers team. In 2014 he opened
The Coach, his second pub in Marlow, which within its first year of
trading received three AA Rosettes, was voted third best pub in
Britain by the Top 50 Gastropub Awards, and was awarded a
Michelin star in 2017. In September 2017 Tom opened The
Butcher’s Tap in Marlow which is a fully operational butchers and
pub under one roof. In October 2018, Tom opened Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, his first restaurant in the capital at Corinthia London, and this was followed by The Bull & Bear, in Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, which opened in November 2019.

As well as hosting various BBC television series, most recently Lose Weight & Get Fit, Tom has been at the helm of the BBC’s Bake Off: Crème de la Crème and Food and Drink, and has also hosted Saturday Kitchen and Spring Kitchen. His previous bestselling books include Proper Pub Food, Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes, Tom’s Table, Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine
Diet, Lose Weight for Good, Fresh Start, Lose Weight & Get Fit and The Hand and Flowers Cookbook.

 

Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking, £22, is out now (launched on May 27), published by Bloomsbury. Photography by Cristian Barnett.

Find Tom on Instagram @cheftomkerridge

Twitter: @ChefTomKerridge

Find out more about his businesses and books at tomkerridge.com

Freelance Feels with Helen Campbell: Coach and author ‘Founders, Freelancers and Rebels’

Freelance Feels with Helen Campbell: Coach and author ‘Founders, Freelancers and Rebels’

May 10, 2021
Helen Jane Campbell works as a life and business coach for ambitious and creative entrepreneurs. Clients seek her help to bring more joy, energy and abundance into their lives, to create space and reconnect with their self-worth and creative freedom. Prior to becoming a coach, Helen spent two decades of her career in PR and comms strategy, with a focus on building and leading effective teams and working directly with decision-makers and CEOs. She lives in the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border and enjoys working with artistic clients around the world, bringing her authenticity and energy to all she does. As well as writing and coaching, she also enjoys being in nature, festivals, food, music and art.
 
Helen is the author of Founders, Freelancers & Rebels: How to Thrive as an Independent Creative 
 
You can claim 20% off if you order the book via Eurospan and use the code CAMPBELL20
 
 
To join Helen's free workshops and free events, head over to her Facebook Group: Founders, Freelancers & Rebels
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