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Taking the LEAP™

Taking the LEAP™

Author: Jacqueline Shepherd

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I'm Jacqueline Shepherd and I'm delighted to present Taking the LEAP™. After a few years working in the charity sector, followed by a career as a recruitment consultant – I listened to my inner voice and took the LEAP to satisfy my craving to work in media and present. 10 years later, having hosted a Sky One Saturday morning TV show for a number of years, voiced the premium content for a successful sports channel and hosted content for some of the UKs most loved brands, I’m combining my presenting experience and my desire for helping people in this podcast all about taking the LEAP. LEAP is an acronym for Listen, Equip, Action Patience™ and the conversations on the podcast are based around this concept, with people who themselves have TAKEN THE LEAP. And if you're after career advice with your cup of inspiration, the Star Tips installments from staffing expert Stevie Hutson, will give you practical help you need. Episodes are biweekly and published on MondaysFollow me online @JaxxSheps.
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Growing up Jamelia Donaldson always loved hair, but as a grown up like many, she found herself working all of the hours under the sun working in the corporate world. Recognising that her day job was not her passion and after experiencing what she describes as a quarter life crisis, Jamelia went about finding time in addition to her 12 hour working day to create, nurture and launch her business, Treasure Tress. If you suffer from not enough hours in the day to start that business-isis listen to find out how Jamelia did it!. . . . . Music: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
It’s a fact that the higher up the career ladder you climb the less diverse it becomes, of the 500 CEOs on the Fortune 500 list, only 24 are women, that’s just 5%.While I’m impressed with the women who have made that list, there are none that look remotely like me which speaks on the challenges that black women specifically face when advancing their career. In this episode I speak to Andrea Gordon. Andrea is a black woman who deserves to be celebrated, despite experiencing doors literally being slammed in her face she has now found her voice as the Global Head of Communications for Travelex and in our chat describes how despite moments of imposter syndrome, she has equipped herself to overcome challenges, to put in action being the narrator of her own story and the importance of patience. I can see her becoming a CEO real soon! .........Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Star Tips is the brainchild of Stevie Hutson CEO of staffing company Superstars. The Star Tips installments aim to provide practical advice for people who are thinking about Taking the LEAP in their career and each is installment is based on a letter of the LEAP acronym. Star Tips part one was about Listen. In this second installment Stevie and I discuss E of the LEAP acronym and the many ways in which you can Equip yourself before taking action; from financially equipping yourself to getting interview ready and from volunteering, to free resources for further training. As always we have a real giggle, while imparting some great advice, so tune in to hear how you can get yourself equipped to Take the LEAP.  .......Music: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
In this instalment I chat to design entrepreneur Chrissa Amuah. Chrissa is the founder  and creative director of AMWA Designs an African inspired homeware brand. She keeps it really real in this story and reveals the circumstances around losing herself and landing in debt at a young age and the steps she took to be able to find herself, switch things up and Take the LEAP. Chrissa drops some real gems, so tune in and enjoy! ........Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
There are some people who know from a young age, what their calling is, but for most of us, that calling remains a pipe dream. Alexandra Sheppard had a pipe dream but is now a shining example of allowing herself to listen to her inner calling for just long enough. Earlier this year, Alexandra fulfilled her dream when her young adult fiction novel Oh My Gods, landed on shelves and she was officially a published author. Find out how she went from talking the talk, to walking the walk and Taking the LEAP. .......Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Star Tips is the brainchild of Stevie Hutson CEO of staffing company Superstars. The Star Tips installments aim to provide practical advice to people who are thinking about Taking the LEAP in their career. Before taking the leap, it's worth reflecting on your current circumstances and asking the question "could you be happier" either where you are or elsewhere? Stevie and I discuss L of the LEAP acronym and the importance of Listening to your inner voice and the advice of those around you, to establish how to move forward. .......Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The guest in this instalment is Dr Hannah Campling. 10 years ago Hannah was a stay at home mum with one small child and another on the way. Without A-Levels or higher education and no family connection to medicine, being a medical doctor had never presented itself as a career prospect. Listen, as Hannah reveals how despite the odds being stacked against her and being told it’s not possible, she equipped herself to Take the LEAP and change her and her family’s lives. Hannah’s story proves that your calling can present itself to you in any place at any time.........Music: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Hi everyone, welcome along to Taking the LEAP! Despite my very calm voice on this recording, I'm super excited to have taken the leap into the world of podcasting with conversations full of inspiration and hopefully motivation for those of you thinking about taking some sort of (positive) leap yourself.  In this first instalment you'll learn a bit about me and my motivation for both presenting and creating this content. I'll also decode the acronym LEAP........Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
I’m Jacqueline Shepherd, a TV presenter, host and producer. Taking the LEAP is a podcast with conversations that are full of inspiration and overcoming challenges in order to Take the LEAP. I did and you may want to as well. Here's a taster trail of what's to come . ......Music: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
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