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Author: John Hawker

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Welcome to JobsWorth, a podcast that showcases the weird and wonderful ways that people are choosing to work in a post pandemic world as well as the policies, practices and environments that businesses are introducing to enable them to do it. 

Join me, John Hawker, veteran recruiter, agency owner and second favourite son with something to prove, as I speak with inspiring business leaders, the specialists advising them and the growing tribe of people that have decided to radically change their relationship with work. 

 Whether you’re a person considering a new job or a business looking to attract someone that is, you might just learn something *

*Not a guarantee

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The Local Lads

The Local Lads

2024-05-2201:05:59

This week Sam Hamblin and Ed White, owners of Essex based menswear business The Local Merchants join me to discuss the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it's like to grow a business with your best mate. The Local Merchants website is here; https://thelocalmerchants.co.uk/Follow The Local Merchants on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thelocalmerchants?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me ...
From Genoa to Jewellery

From Genoa to Jewellery

2024-05-0801:18:09

In the latest episode of JobsWorth I sit down for a chat with the amazing Clio Sigismondi, the creative powerhouse behind Black and Sigi. From her roots as an Italian immigrant to her flourishing career in the UK, Clio's story is a testament to the transformative power of dreams and the enduring strength found within family bonds. Our conversation takes you on a journey through contrasting cultural traditions, the rekindling of a lost language, and a career that has navigated unexpected...
Life, Lessons and Legacy

Life, Lessons and Legacy

2024-05-0101:17:08

This week's conversation is with Jonathan Newell, the innovative insurance entrepreneur behind BearRock. We journey with Jonathan through his childhood dreams of being a marine biologist, his unanticipated dive into the insurance realm, and the indelible mark of mentorship and relationships on his career. He peels back the layers of his life, revealing the artistry required to build a successful career while being a present father, and offers a raw look at the personal cost of professional su...
How to Craft Connections

How to Craft Connections

2024-04-2401:53:00

Joining me on the podcast this week are Bex Hyde and Aimée Johnson, founders of The Connection Ltd. We explore their journeys from childhood aspirations through to the creation of a business that is solely focused on creating genuine connections. We peel back the layers of their experiences, discussing the importance of knowing your strengths, the resilience needed in entrepreneurship, and the excitement of seeing your designs on global superstars. Their stories are a testament to the notion ...
JobsWorth: People People

JobsWorth: People People

2024-04-1201:27:48

Embarking on a career journey can often feel like deciphering a map without a legend, but Carly Ash has turned each twist and turn into a roadmap for cultivating inclusive company cultures. When faced with personal trials, including a breast cancer diagnosis amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, she not only endured but emerged as a beacon of resilience and empathy. From the dreams of childhood to the realities of leading people operations in a tech startup, Carly's narrative unfolds, offeri...
The Foundations of Fitness

The Foundations of Fitness

2024-04-1001:25:03

From the strict confines of private education to conquering the inner turmoil of OCD, Edd's story is one of resilience. This episode isn't a mere recount of physical triumphs; it's a deep-dive into the evolution of a soul and the fitness industry alongside it. Edd discusses the innovative business models that have shaped his success, the importance of fostering a supportive community within his gym, and the profound role of mental health in personal growth. As we move through his eclect...
Viva Vino Vero

Viva Vino Vero

2024-04-0301:05:50

This week I speak with Jaime Fernandez about what led him to trade the security of a 20-year insurance career for the unpredictable yet rewarding world of wine entrepreneurship. This episode's revealing conversation peels back the layers of transforming a passion into a thriving business, with Jaime at the helm of Vino Vero. He takes us through the nerve-wracking leap of faith during a global crisis and the influential role of family support in embarking upon such a venture.I learn how Jaime ...
Have you ever wondered what it takes to walk away from a stable 14-year career and jump headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship? Andy Yates did just that, and in our latest podcast episode, he shares the remarkable story of his transformation from a heating engineer to the proud owner of Cult Coffee and Tattoos. This conversation is a vivid illustration of the power of self-belief and the reality of following your passion's. Navigating life after school can be daunting, something we...
Confused about your next career move? Let Dr. Hayley Lewis, a distinguished occupational and organisational psychologist, be your guide to unwrapping the layers of your professional aspirations. In a deep dive that transcends sectors and career stages, Hayley walks us through five transformative steps, rich with personal narratives and coaching triumphs, that will equip you to carve a path to career clarity. As a bonus, get a sneak peek into her personal journey and the pivots she made while ...
Every writer's journey is etched with the ink of persistence and passion, and my good friend Paul Schiernecker is no exception. Grab a cozy spot as we traverse the landscape of Paul's writing odyssey, from the pressures of youthful promise to the crowning moment of a publishing deal. With the authenticity of long-term friendship, we peel back the layers of what it means to chase the literary dream while juggling the pragmatic demands of a day job. Paul's candid recount of his path to authorsh...
Beyond The Barbershop

Beyond The Barbershop

2024-03-1301:07:36

When the buzz of clippers falls silent, the story of a man's journey from a dreamer to an achiever begins to echo. That's the tale of Dean Gleeson, master barber and entrepreneurial spirit behind Mengo Male Grooming, who joins us to share the trials and triumphs of melding artistry with the precision of barbering. Tracing Dean's path, we uncover how a creative youth with a flair for the arts sculpted a niche in the evolving landscape of male grooming—a tale of resilience, fatherhood, and the ...
Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

2024-03-0601:24:48

Ever wondered how a childhood passion can ignite a trailblazing career in interior design and entrepreneurship? Charlotte Debond-Sayer joined me to share her extraordinary journey from dreaming of beautifying spaces as a child to creating The Boundary, a unique Essex-based wedding and events venue. This episode unravels Charlotte's story, weaving through the transformative impact of motherhood on her career, the resilience needed to shift from employee to business owner, and the importance of...
Craving a life less ordinary? Imagine a lifestyle not defined by possessions but by intention and simplicity. This promise is at the heart of our conversation with special guest Charlie Brown. Together, we break down the misconceptions surrounding minimalism and offer a fresh perspective on this intriguing lifestyle. Charlie opens up about her own minimalist journey, offering a counterpoint to societal pressures and proving that minimalism is not a privilege, but a choice.We venture into our ...
Do you ever feel like you're living a life that's not truly your own? You're not alone. I've invited my brother, Luke Adam Hawker, an accomplished artist, best-selling author, and father, to share his journey of trading a stable job for one fueled by passion. We dive into his past, his transition from a graphic designer and architect to a successful artist and author, and the balancing act of fatherhood and career.Luke lets us in on the brave choice he made to leave a traditional job and star...
Evolving Expectations

Evolving Expectations

2023-12-0601:11:44

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a job that lets you work in your own way, at your own pace? Well, today, we're introducing you to Beth Carter, the Head of Growth at Flexa, a company that's revolutionizing the job market by giving verified businesses a platform to showcase just how the flexible ways of working they can offer potential employees. Beth opens up about her intriguing childhood aspiration of being a "dog historian" and her voyage from a stifling finance job to the dy...
Ever wonder what it takes to grace the prestigious TEDx stage? We've invited HCO Coach Danielle Howell back on to take us behind the TEDx curtain and reveal the inspiration that kindled her speaker ambitions, the nerve-racking application process, and the importance of networking when it comes to landing yourself one of the most prestigious speaker spots going. Danielle shares her personal experiences, including the months of intense preparation and the pivotal role of mentors and...
Cycles of Success

Cycles of Success

2023-11-2201:14:34

Ever wished you could harness your hormonal cycle as a productivity superpower? Our special guest, Danielle Howell, a hormonal cycle optimisation coach, is here to show you how! Danielle's fascinating journey, from the high-paced city life to unraveling the secrets of hormonal cycles, is truly inspiring. She unveils how understanding and managing these cycles can lead to enhanced productivity and well-being. This conversation is not just for women - everyone can benefit from understanding how...
Anything but Artificial

Anything but Artificial

2023-11-1501:14:59

Meet Heather Murray, a woman who went from spending part of her early career feeling like a servant to owning her own agency and then becoming a thought leader in one of the most talked about topics of our time, artificial intelligence.Tune in to hear Heather's inspiring story, from starry eyed beginnings at KPMG to founding her own content marketing agency, Beesting Digital as well as how she overcame imposter syndrome and work-life balance challenges along the way. She even shares how her s...
In this weeks episode I'm joined by the incredibly talented Dr. Hayley Lewis, an award-winning psychologist with a quarter of a century of experience specialising in organisational psychology. Get ready to soak up all her wisdom as we delve deep into the often intricate world of feedback. She takes us on a journey, sharing her transition from dreaming of a career in law enforcement to becoming an esteemed psychologist.Dr. Lewis holds nothing back as she tackles tough conversations and the tra...
Flexibility in Focus

Flexibility in Focus

2023-10-2501:20:46

Ever wondered how a tech company can navigate the transition to a fully remote setup and yet maintain productivity? Imagine cutting down working days without compromising output, and at the same time improving employee satisfaction. In our latest episode, we're joined by Darren Stewart, co-founder, and COO of Tech Company Insureflow, who enlightens us on how they achieved this and more.From aspiring trumpet player to tech founder, Darren's entrepreneurial journey is filled with lessons waitin...
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