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 Simonne is founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching and co-author of Sheconomics – a book that provides practical tips and solutions to women’s money problems while also tackling their emotional relationship with money. Today we talk to her about financial wellbeing: how you can build a better relationship with money and learn to use what you have effectively?Simonne shares practical tips and ideas which will help us to achieve our financial and life goals. And we ask is it time for HR teams to include financial wellbeing as part of their wellbeing strategy?
Laura Willoughby is co-founder and director of partnerships at Club Soda, an organisation that helps helps people be more mindful about drinking. Whether you want to cut down, take a break from alcohol or stop drinking completely the Club Soda community can help – along with resources and courses, it's a one-stop shop for healthy drinking. We'll be sharing this pod on April 12 2021. We're just coming out  of lockdown and pubs are opening again – but before we rush back to the already booked-out bars, is it time to re-look at our relationship with alcohol? In February an ONS survey showed that deaths from alcohol increased by 16% in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 2019. The University of East Anglia recently found that bad habits, including drinking got worse in lockdown in the UK. At the same time there is evidence that more people have ditched the drink, or at least had a look at the demon.Laura Willoughby gave up drinking eight years ago, because she was in her words, a "dickhead with booze". She felt there was something missing to help people on a self-guided journey to change their drinking habits.Find out more about Club Soda at and find them on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.
Pete Taylor, along with his co-founder Danny Slade lead a young team of architects, working on creating beautiful spaces. Design Work Studios is an award-winning company with a focus on quality and wellbeing. Personal development and spirituality is important to Pete and that permeates through the culture of the company and in how he lives his life.You can follow his own story Instagram at and wellnessAt i-wellbeing we like to look at wellbeing holistically, and so of course that includes the space we find ourselves in at home and at work.  I came across Design Work Studios via an online Zoom call with the Global Wellness Summit. We've created lots of content based on the GWS trends and you can find more articles by going to This trend is of real interest, it's number three on the GWS list and it is: Spiritual and Numinous Moments in Architecture -The move from ostentatious fads to architecture that touches our souls.Self-developmentPete and I discuss more than architecture. He explains how his company aim to deliver happiness and have recently become the first company in the UK to register a Happiness Officer, as one of their key team members. **Check out Delivering Happiness, by Tony Tsieh, this is the foundation of Pete's wellbeing philosophy and his company's ethos.**   
Luice Glenday is the founder and Group CEO of MySense. She’s a data specialist and entrepreneur and created the wellbeing analytics platform in 2016, after a career in health and social care, and data analysis in government. As well as experience shaping healthcare with data, the drive to set up her business is driven by a deep-held belief in the importance of wellbeing at home, at work and beyond…https://www.mysense.ai
Galahad Clark is the co-founder of  Vivobarefoot, a company who, put simply make foot-shaped shoes that encourage us to connect with the ground beneath our feet – to connect with our natural world. They're also a company striving to be a force for good and a brand endorsed by wellbeing ambassadors and influencers including Rich Roll (tune into his chat with Vivo ambassador Tony Riddle) in the US and number one European podcast host,  Dr Rangan Chatterjee.Galahad is the son of Lancelot Clark and part of the Clark shoes dynasty, a company with Quaker roots that started life in 1825. With Vivo's focus on purpose Galahad tells me, they are returning to the core Clark Quaker values, and the business ethos and first principles they started out with back in the early 19th Century.  Vivo are practising what they preach and are now a B-corp business (i.e a business that’s not driven solely by profits but with a vision grounded in moral and social good) but they have also successfully got through some difficult times since they launched and recently announced an increase in their profits by 30 per cent.  Vivo are trailblazers, they've kept wellbeing (from the wellbeing of our feet to the wellbeing of the world we walk on) at the core of their business from the off.  Like many forward-thinking, independent businesses they are growing with a mission and in doing so they are helping many of us wake up to the way we live, work and move in this space we occupy.  Try a pair of reconditioned Vivo shoes at Check out Prince Charles's Terra Carta, mentioned in the show.
Welcome to season 2! It's January and we're in the grip of the pandemic, in the midst of lockdown 3 –  and wellbeing is very much our focus.Today I talk to Seb Royle, founder of Brighton & Hove’s largest independent coworking community of businesses and creatives, known for its lively and collaborative culture. We talk about the situation we're in and the value of collaboration and community. After a tough year, Seb paid attention to his own wellbeing and took the first week of January off. He's now back, working within the constraints we are all working within. PLATF9RM remains open for those who cannot work from home and continues to provide online events to keep the community engaged. We talk about the value of community, conversation and a well designed space. We explore what may come post pandemic and the potential growth for local communities as businesses find themselves "closer to the chimney pots'' with a new hybrid working model. And of course, we discuss the importance of connecting with others and putting wellbeing at the core of our working life.More infoplatf9rm.comPLATF9RM Tower Point, 44 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YRPLATF9RM Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, BN3 3BQDesign of the space by Rich Brett,
US-based Allison Liddle is the best-selling author of three books: Life Under Construction: Designing a Life You Love; The Art of Imperfect Action - all success comes from daring to begin and Keep Going: The Steps to Create a Champion Mindset. She's a top motivational speaker, a leadership trainer, a podcast host and the CEO/Founder of Allison Liddle Consulting and President of Prosper Wealth Management. Allison’s companies have won national industry awards and trained leaders in the Top 10 of the Fortune 500. Allison is passionate about helping high achievers launch to the next level in their lives personally and professionally.   We spoke at the end of 2020 and considered some of the lessons we could learn from our very unusual year.Reach out to Allison direct by emailing her at Here's where she can be found online: Website:  https://www.allisonliddle.comLinkedin:
By day, Scott Robinson works full time as a director at Deutsche Bank. But he has another identity, Scott is also known as the yogi-banker. "I’m not just a yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher who works as a director in an international bank in the city," says Scott. "I’m a fully qualified lawyer, a Prudential Regulatory Policy expert, a public speaker at corporate wellbeing events, a writer, and an expert skier."In this conversation, Scott reveals how yoga, and the philosophy of yoga, can play a useful part in helping decision-makers in the city gain perspective - as well as strength, time out and flexibility. Scott helps to breakdown stereotypes of both city banks and yogis. Yoga is no longer confined to incense-filled bedsits and as we evolve into humans with many dimensions, yoga can play a big part for driven financiers.We're also delighted that Scott is going to be sharing some things you might not know about yoga and meditation in the new year 'transformation' issue of the zone. Get in touch with us to find out how to get your copy. https://www.yogibanker.com
Kim Ingleby is a Bristol-based entrepreneur and owner of Kim Ingleby’s Mind-Body Coaching and Energised Performance. Throughout her career, Kim has focussed on optimising performance for mind, body and importantly, soul. She’s a TEDx speaker, author and through amazing fitness challenges she has raised £86K for charities. Kim has worked with business leaders and celebrities, as well as Team GB athletes, helping them to get fit and shape a better, healthier, and happier life… she continues to grow, learn and share her expertise… She's been given a nick-name of the mind-body ninja, a title that only tells a small part of her story. You can connect with Kim on:InstagramFacebook& via her website
On the first day of Lockdown two, I spoke to driven woman Emma Page, about running, about being a mental health ambassador and about helping to launch her company's Sustainability Pledge, featured in this week's Property Week. Emma recently took part in the South Downs Way 50-mile run – a lockdown challenge, with bells on. She's been running for just a few years but has managed a demanding role as Business Operations Manager at property management firm, Ashdown Phillips, with ultramarathon training and racing (including 11 marathons in one year). Running, she said, has helped her manage her own anxiety and channel the emotions of the 'coronacoaster'.Emma's also been instrumental in leading runners at work and played a part in her company's recent Steptober challenge, raising over £4,000 for LandAid's Steptober appeal, which aims to end youth homelessness in the UK. Finally, at the start of the second lockdown, Emma launched a Facebook group to share her passion for running, Ladies who Runch (run at lunchtime), why not join in?
The discussion about the office and the people in it, and the considerations around redesigning our workspace in the Covid era continues with Simon Roderick, MD of boutique financial services recruitment agency, FRAM Search. Simon points out the office is by no means dead but it has changed as many more of us are operating the 'hybrid' model, combining work from home with, face to face and zoom calls. The world of work is "probably" changed for a long time, says Simon, but don't dismiss the office, just yet.  Fram Search put communication high on their agenda, and in the launch issue of our magazine, we featured a survey carried about by the company. Since then they have published an update to their Future of the World of Work survey, showing that there is potentially a growing divide between management teams and employees’ perception of remote working. Find out more here. 
In this episode, focusing on the business of wellbeing, I speak to Lucinda Pullinger, the Global HR Head of a forward-thinking real estate company, Instant, who are "rethinking the working space".  We discuss the changing face of the workplace, the importance of cultivating a human landscape, and putting people first. We discuss the new era of 'activity-based' working and the idea of designing and optimising our workspace, and what Lucinda refers to as "the hub and spoke model". The hub represents our central city office, with the spokes developing in out of town office centres such as the suburbs and shires, based on a campus model, with lifestyle and wellbeing very much integrated. Lucinda also points out that wellbeing is a commercial necessity for modern business and not simply a box to tick.Find out more about Instant and their work here. 
Alex Flynn, 48, is an adventurer, athlete and motivational speaker who is also in his 13th year of living with Parkinson's Disease. He's pushing the limits to raise funds and awareness of Parkinson's. He was just 36 years old, a time when he was working as a city lawyer and at the peak of fitness when he was first diagnosed. He's since raised $500,000 (around £390,000) campaigning for Parkinson’s charities – and he has done this by putting himself through some gruelling challenges totting up a total of more than 11 million metres at races. He still wants to reach the £1Million goal.Alex has run across America, done an Ironman in the jungle, raced in the Antarctic and taken the world's hardest adventure race. 2020 was to be the year he took on the five-part Racing the Planet series of extreme races, a feat completed by just eight people. Clearly the pandemic but paid to this, but Alex didn’t stop and instead completed a marathon at home, running the equivalent of 2.3 times the height of Everest over 26 miles. If you have a challenge you'd like to put forward, please email Alex via his website: can keep up to date by following him on social media:Facebook: alexflynn01Instagram: @alexflynn#FightParkinsons #keepmoving #NeverGiveUp Just Giving: of course Parkinson's UK.Keep up to date with i-wellbeing by following us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in, and visit our website. 
Work not working out, promotion not happening, living to work, not working to live, is this enough to send you to the edge – literally to the edge? Logically it can be hard to understand that work worries can make you consider ending your life. But logic doesn’t play a big part in a mental health crisis. Please listen to this podcast. And really listen. I contacted Paul after I read this Linked-in post in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Paul was working in a top job, for many a dream job, with a leading sports company, meeting world-class athletes, travelling, able to enjoy his passion for sport. Life looked great, from the outside. For Paul, this painful period is now in the past. He continues to work in sport and is also now a mental health advocate and owner of Pink Condor a business helping people, by listening and using NLP, to find a path to a happier and more sustainable life. He's taken a brave step by sharing his story. And he's now being the change he wants to see in the world. The takeaway? Take time to check-in and ask friends, colleagues, and even strangers how they are... and then listen to the answer.
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