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Join Liz Ward, the UK’s first Pivot Coach, as she interviews guests who have been through major pivots in career, life and business and come through the other side. If you want to hear practical tips and stories on career change, running a business, or just want to hear some great lifestyle design advice, then this is the podcast for you.

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Liz Ward wraps up this season by sharing 10 techniques to build your inner resilience to get good at change. We know it can feel rough when you are at a pivot point in life, business, or career and it’s pretty difficult to create positive change if you are not in a place of feeling strong. This episode will guide you on how to bring your A-Game to navigate your next move.You'll learn....What is resilienceThe difference between Green (steady), Orange (stretchy), and Red (panic) zone challenges10 easy techniques to help you build your own personal resilience strategyThis brings us to the end of Season 1. Thanks so much for listening and supporting this podcast. Season 2 will be coming to you Summer 2020.---***I have loved recording this season, I hope you enjoyed it too. If you did, please take the time to rate and review this show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your pods, it will mean a great deal to me and really helps me to grow the show. Thanks!***---To stay in touch, sign up to Slick Pivot Sunday, my weekly newsletter with your weekly dose of pivot inspiration, visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward talks to Joe Sayers about his pivot from a professional cricket into the finance industry. After 14 years in the Yorkshire Cricket team Joe retired from sports before the age of 30, leaving his first passion to fulfil another side of him. Joe is now a senior leader at Royal Bank of Canada. Joe shares what his professional cricket career taught him, the importance of understanding your why when it comes to your work and how he successfully built his reputation in a completely new industry This interview covers loads about focus, setting goals and being confident in your transferable skills.Episode highlights: The journey of a pro-athleteLeadership lessons learnt from sportsDealing with expectations & the pressures of early successTransitioning from sports to financePutting your ego to one side & starting from the bottomUnderstanding your whyGrab a cuppa and tune in.Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here. ---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot, visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to writer and podcaster, Emma Gannon about The Multi-Hyphen Book Club that was born at the start of Lockdown. Emma shares how she woke up one morning and decided to create a virtual space where people can connect through a monthly book and be inspired by daily book recommendations during this period of social distancing. The book club now has over 6,000 members.In this Slick Pivot Session, we explore why books genuinely save Emma in a time of need, how this creative project was able to come together so quickly and how connection is so important for us all right now. Emma is the queen of pivoting and is an expert on starting a side project or side hustle. She wrote the best selling book, The Multi-Hyphen Method and has the No1 careers podcast, CTRL ALT DELETE. Emma’s upcoming debut novel, Olive will be published in July 2020. It was a pleasure to have her on the show.Think you'll enjoy this. Grab a cuppa and tune in.---Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here.  ---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot, visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In part two of the Slick Pivot Session with Matt Healy, award-winning chef, and restaurateur, we hear how he pivoted his restaurant’s activity during the pandemic and is spreading lots of joy to the frontline NHS staff by delivering his famous Sunday roasts to hospital teams in Leeds whilst they care for corona virus patients.At the time of recording this, Matt’s Go Fund Me page has raised over £10k in contributions, and Matt has served over 1,200 Sunday Roasts to care workers. There is nothing better than a roast dinner right? To hear how Matt is keeping smiles on the faces of some the frontline, tune in.And if you would like to donate and buy a Sunday Roast for a frontline care worker, you can here….https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff----To hear Part One of my interview with Matt recorded pre-lockdown where we discuss his career journey from chef, to Masterchef The Professionals to restauranteur, check out episode 008. ---Full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/009-matt-healy-part-two --- I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!--- Looking for coaching support on your pivot? visit www.slickpivot.com --- Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Matt Healy, award winning chef, restaurateur and Masterchef The Professionals runner up.Matt shares his career journey, from training with some inspiring mentors and then how he left a top restaurant in London to be closer to his family and applied to Masterchef for a bit of a laugh. There were twists, turns and lots of points where he could have given up on his career in the kitchen yet Matt kept going. And keeps going. We talk about mentors, self belief and what it's like to be in the public eye.Matt and his team have opened 3 food venues in the last two years, Matt Healy x The Foundry has won loads of awards including Britain’s Best Roast Dinner, Best City Centre Restaurant (in Leeds) and a Michelin plate. His Grön Kafé, his vegetarian and vegan concept now has two sites.Matt is really inspiring and a great guest. As we are currently in the middle of a global pandemic, this interview comes in two parts.Part One (this one) “Matt’s pivot journey from Chef to Restaurateur”, recorded pre-corona lockdown Part Two - “Matt’s Lockdown Pivot”, where we explore what Matt did when the pandemic forced the restaurant to close and how he is spreading joy to the frontline NHS staff with his famous Sunday Roasts. And what he is thinking for the future.I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions really help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!---Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/008-matt-healy-part-oneDonate to help Matt feed NHS Staff - https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot? visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As part of a series of interviews exploring some of the best lockdown pivot examples, we are dissecting the “virtual rave” that connected the world. It was a moment in time where there was mass fear, uncertainty and we were all being told to STAY AT HOME to slow down the spread of COVID 19 virus. On March 20th, 2020, Defected Records brought house music directly into houses around the world by hosting a 12 hour Virtual Music Festival. Streaming DJ sets live from an empty The Ministry of Sound nightclub in London across twitter, Facebook and youtube reaching 10m people. Music was just what the world needed on the first Friday night when the world had really changed. People were dancing in their living rooms partying together with their friends via apps and the internet. In this Slick Pivot Session, Liz Ward is joined by James Kirkham, Chief Business Officer from Defected Records, who shares an exclusive inside track on this seminal moment in dance music culture. Just how did the Defected Team pivot their business to deliver 12 hours of positivity to millions in just 5 days?---Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here.  ---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Lucy Werner, PR expert, Founder of The Wern and best-selling author of "Hype Yourself". Lucy shares her personal story of scaling down her PR agency and pivoting the business model to something more suitable to family life. Lucy and her partner, Hadrien now run The Wern from their garden office supporting small business owners to build their brands and get their own publicity.Lucy’s first book, “Hype Yourself: A nonsense DIY PR toolkit for small businesses” is an amazing guide with practical tips on how to get publicity for your business. Lucy tells us how she wrote the book in a really short space of time, how she made some bold decisions to design her career and why she is prioritising her children right now.No pivot is ever slick and Lucy shares all here. We talk about resilience, getting clear on your objectives and and why we are all constantly pivoting to design careers that work for us. There are also loads of tips on doing raising your own personal profile and making things happen. Grab a cuppa and tune in to hear the background story behind Lucy's book and her business journey.—- Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here.  ---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot, visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Yasmine Say, owner of Say Fitness Personal Training. Yasmine shares her story of how she pivoted from a 10 year long career in Design, Brand and Marketing to follow her passion for fitness to retrain and build a business as a Personal Trainer.  In this Slick Pivot Session, we cover:Not knowing what is around the cornerImposter syndromeDoing all the right things in a job hunt, yet feeling like you are getting nowhereFeeling too old to pivot and pushing through that fearGetting buy in from your loved ones on your career changeSwallowing your pride and starting from the bottomWhy you should never build your bridges. “Your network is so important” Working out your superpowers you might not know you have---UPDATE: Since recording this episode, Yasmine’s business has gone fully online and so now you can catch her classes virtually through Zoom. She’s teaching a range of classes from Bodyweight HIIT to Dynamic Mat Pilates. Check out her full schedule on her website here: www.sayfitnesspt.com/onlineShe also has an amazing YouTube channel full of free home workouts and Pilates sessions you can do from the comfort of your own living room. Please subscribe to her channel here: www.youtube.com/sayfitnesspersonaltraining -- Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here.  ---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guest…---Looking for coaching support on your pivot, Visit www.slickpivot.comCopyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Fleur Emery. Fleur is an outspoken start-up veteran with an uncanny way of sniffing out emerging trends and making things happen. She has 15 years in the food industry under her belt launching two product ranges into major retailers. Fleur recently spent three years setting up a premium ready meal business. she had a product range ready to go, funding in place and interest from supermarkets yet decided to pull the plug and pivot her career.  In this Slick Pivot Session, we cover:What motivated her to walk away from that food businessHow she rebuilt herself as a startup expert working school hours Loads of advice for those thinking of starting a food business. Trusting your gutPivoting your career on your skillset you’ve built over the years----Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here----***I loved recording this pilot episode, I hope you enjoy listening. If you did, please take the time to rate and review this show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods, it will mean a great deal to me and will help me to grow the show. Thanks!***Looking for coaching support on your pivot?Visit slickpivot.comHow To Pivot Your Career, webinar seriesCopyright © 2020 SlickPivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Ashley Paré, CEO and Founder of Own Your Worth, TEDx Speaker. Ashley shares her pivot story from a corporate HR career to be a leadership coach and Negotiation Advocate. She helps her clients strip back their fears, get confident, communicate effectively and earn more.  In this vulnerable interview, Ashley talks about her painful exit from the HR job that people knew her for. She tells us why you shouldn’t ask for a pay rise (or raise for our American friends) from an emotional place, why negotiation is a crucial skill in breaking through the ceilings we subconsciously place over our own heads and if you haven't pushed to a “no", you have no idea what else might of been on the table”Listen for tips on:-Negotiating to get paid what you are worth.-Getting the flexible working hours you want -Inspiration that it is possible to rise back from a painful exit of the job that people know you for.----Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here----***I loved recording this pilot episode, I hope you enjoy listening. If you did, please take the time to rate and review this show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods, it will mean a great deal to me and will help me to grow the show. Thanks!***Looking for coaching support on your pivot? Visit slickpivot.comHow To Pivot Your Career, webinar seriesCopyright © 2020 SlickPivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Jenny Simms, Owner and brand director of The Marshmallowist, the UK’s first gourmet marshmallow company. Jenny shares her pivot story from speech writing in parliament to running a confectionary start-up. The Marshmallowist- has been at the forefront of setting trends. Combining classic confectionery with unexpected flavours and bold design. Jenny is responsible for brand and sales whilst her sister, Oonagh Simms, dreams up the kitchen creativity. With her background in communications and policy for political parties and charities, Jenny makes sure The Marshmallowist do things honestly, ethically and with integrity. In this Slick Pivot Session, we chat about confidence, believing in your business and how you never leave your skills and strengths behind when moving into a new career path. We cover loads about running a business, building a brand "start-up style’, getting on the shelves of major retailers and what happens when your product goes viral.And if you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us to grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests…----Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here----This Slick Pivot Session is brought to you by the Marshmallowist. Gourmet marshmallows in unexpected flavours. If you are stuck for a mothers day gift or want to bring something more fun than wine and a box and chocs to a dinner party hen these marshmallows are for you. You can choose your flavours from raspberry and champagne, blueberry and gin, or my own fave, toasted coconut.To save 15% on your next order, simply go to www.themarshmallowist.com and enter the code SLICKPIVOT at the checkout.Looking for coaching support on your pivot? Visit slickpivot.comHow To Pivot Your Career, webinar seriesCopyright © 2020 SlickPivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Ward speaks to Suzy Reading, Self-care expert, psychologist and author. She shares her personal story of when motherhood collided with the terminal illness of her father and how this inspired her career pivot to become an author and build her self-care business. There have been many pivot points in Suzy’s career. From Personal trainer to health coach to chartered psychologist to yoga teacher to author and wellbeing expert. Her 3 books, The Self-Care Revolution, Stand Tall Like A Mountain: Mindfulness and Self-care for children and parents. The Little Book of Self-care: 30 practices to soothe the body, mind and soul are amazing guides for using self care to build your strength. Suzy is also the Co-Founder of the Nourish app and all round zen and wellbeing superhero.We dive deep into suzy’s pivot journey in this interview. Bringing you loads of gems of insight around career change, getting a book deal, believing in yourself and finding your purpose.As Suzy says herself, “Self-care is health care”. It is essential for us to top up our energetic bank balances to be able to make changes from a place of strength. Suzy did just that and shares how you can use self care to do it too. Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here***I loved recording this episode, I hope you enjoyed listening. If you did, please take the time to rate and review this show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods, it will mean a great deal to me and will help me to grow the show. Thanks!***Looking for coaching support on your pivot? Visit slickpivot.comHow To Pivot Your Career, webinar seriesCopyright © 2020 SlickPivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Is 2020 going to be the year you pivot into that new role? Will you pivot your business for more happiness and growth? Will you pivot to more precious family time? Is this the year you pivot your mindset?Setting a clear 2020 vision is like programming the sat nav with a specific postcode. The clearer you are on your destination, the more likely you will get there without too many detours. We are at A, we want to get to B. Do you know what your B is?So when starting the a new year, we start with the end in mind. Forget New Year's resolutions, learn how to set goals that last. Think of this as your New Year pivot coaching session, where you'll be guided through the PIVOT process for setting your New Year goals.You might want to grab a cuppa, a pen and paper and make your notes along the way. ***I loved recording this pilot episode, I hope you enjoy listening. If you did please take the time to rate and review this show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods, it will mean a great deal to me and will help me to grow the show. Thanks!***Get involvedPivot Power - https://www.slickpivot.com/shop/pivot-power-february-2020How to pivot your career, webinar series - https://www.slickpivot.com/shop/how-pivot-your-career-3-part-webinar-seriesCopyright © 2020 SlickPivot. All rights reserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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