The Career Farm

The world of work, like the world in general, is changing rapidly whether we like it or not. How to adapt your career and be part of the sustainability economy? Rhian Sherrington is an author and career coach who can help you make a change and make a difference.

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Do you have that nagging feeling that you want to set up your own business but you aren’t sure how to go about it. Bec Evans comes to the rescue with her new book which walks you through the process to set up your dream business

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What does it take to start your own growing business, write a series of successful books, be named in Forbes 30 Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs and an international power lifter on the GB team? Jodie Cook does it all.

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Can little things change your entire life? The answer is yes! I interview Graham Allcott, sometimes known as the “Productivity Ninja” about his latest book and how something as simple as choosing the right foods to eat can transform your life whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, or an omnivore. There’s no right or wrong diet, but if you want to feel your energetic best, Graham reveals how subtle changes can lead to big payoffs.


'If only I could get in front of the right person!' This is something I hear all the time. I interview Matthew Du Pont, a job search coach who gives us proven techniques for doing just this. He shares approaches to get referred to someone who can hire you.

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Are you living for the weekend? Dissatisfied at work and itching to do something that is important to you? I interview Steve Glaveski, co-founder of Collective Campus, about his new book on how to leave your job behind and build something for yourself.

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In this episode I interview Angela Laws who has retrained in social media relatively late in life. Not only that she also travels the world with her husband looking after animals in their own homes as a ‘pet parent’ for trustedhousesitters.com


I interview a panel of coders to find out what it is really like to work in this field. What they like about their work and what isn't so great. These coders working in the industry give great insight and advice on getting into this in demand career. This episode is particularly useful for career changers, and young people wanting to get into coding, as well as parents and teachers who advising them.

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In this episode I interview ‘Mr LinkedIn’ AKA Mark Williams. Mark talks us through the common mistakes he sees job seekers make on LinkedIn and also the new features that LinkedIn has rolled out that you need to be aware of.


In this episode I interview Paul Murphy the author of "1000 Years of Career Advice". He picks the highlights from his interviews with 100 graduates about their career decisions and how it worked out for them.


In this episode I interview Peter Bregman the author of the new book ‘Leading with Emotional Courage, How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work.

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Emma Rosen is embarking on the kind of sabbatical I wish I'd had the confidence to do when I was in my early 20's. Trying 25 different jobs before she's 25. Thoughtful, witty and inspirational - it was a privilege to find out about her journey.


I recently read Give & Take by Adam Grant. It's revolutionised the way I assess my professional contacts - helping me to understand what's motivating others and how I can use that knowledge to build better relationships. Here are my key learnings.


This week I'm talking to Amy Morin, bestselling author 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do. I guess the title says it all! Her book has been a global sensation and I'm thrilled she's taken time to share her insights with us!

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Tim Bosworth lives and breathes the entrepreneurial life. At age 5 he decided he didn't want to be told what to do, and since then he's never looked back. Tim shares his thoughts on what it means to be an entrepreneur, the challenges and the rewards.


Technology is ripping apart industries before our eyes. Listen in for David's insights into how we can ride this tsunami of change, and how we equip the next generation with the skills they'll need to survive and thrive.


Do you want high energy to work on your business or do well in your job? I know I do! So with a strong personal interest I interviewed Rebecca Hirst who recently gave up her highflying corporate career to ensure people are operating with peak energy.


This week I'm talking to Scott Keyser about the art of tendering for business - and about persuasive writing in general. Scott unlocks the secrets of the tendering process - something that could literally make or break your business in the early stages.


Kate Hofman joined IBM from uni on a graduate scheme. She now runs Growup, a commercial scale sustainable urban farming business. How do you make that change?! A kickstarter campaign, another £1.2m raised in funding, multiple awards and 3 years. Enjoy!


So delighted to be talking to the fantastic Guy Jeremiah again. Guy is wonderful role model for entrepreneurs everywhere, and this week he gives us the story behind his successful crowdfunding campaigns for his latest hit product.


David Kyle has led a rich and varied career from international banking to grassroots education in India. He now nurtures future business leaders in the social enterprise space. Honest, insightful and practical - essential listening for career changers.


This month I'm interviewing James Shillcock of Vivid Drinks. Can an energy drink really be good for you?

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This week I'm talking to Keren Long, founder of Ethical Apparel Africa.

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Blake Mycoskie is the real deal, a complete inspiration for aspiring social entrepreneurs. His book "Start Something that Matters" tells the story of Toms Shoes, and is a clarion call to all of us to find a way to make a difference.


Gerry Thompson describes himeself as a trainer/coach/speaker comedian. He's also an ex-architect and has sold more than half a million books. I talk to him about Inspirational Gamechangers - how on earth did he get to interview all these amazing people?


This week...it's me! My story, with all the bumps along the way!

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This week I'm talking to Clair Challenor-Chadwick of Cause UK

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This week I'm talking to Rob Blythe, co-founder of Instant Impact.

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This week I'm talking to Harriet Griffey, author of "I want to sleep". How many of us suffer from sleep deprivation? It's crippling, and Harriet's on a mission to help us get a good night's sleep.


This week I'm talking to Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green

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This week I'm talking to Patrick Dudley-Williams of Reef Knots

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This week I'm talking to Julianne Ponan of Creative Nature

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This week I'm talking to Jason Dudek of Mountain Lion Agriculture.

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This week I'm talking to Kate Giles, founder of Crewroom. When Kate's rowing career was cut short by pnuemonia caused by wearing the wrong training kit, she used the setback to create a profitable business around making sure others were better equipped.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:29am UTC

This week I'm talking to Akosua Afrigie-Kumi, who after an early career in fashion set up her own label, AAKS, employing local weavers in her native Ghana to produce stunning bags that are now sold all over the world. Mission - tick, entrepreneur - tick.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:03am UTC

George Bramble always knew he wanted to run his own business, and after a couple of years in a major corporate that's exactly what he did. His business, Beco, now sells 150 lines in 43 countries. This is mission driven entreprenurship on a serious scale.

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Chris Burgess of CBiS Education is on a mission to engage children with technology and coding through the education kits they suppply to schools. How many lessons did you go to that start with "who wants to be a Jedi?" Robots, mind control, it's all here!

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This week I'm talking to Tom Hooper of Third Space Learning. He tells the story of how he set up his company to address one of the biggest educational problems in the UK.

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This week I'm talking to Nina Grunfeld of Life Clubs. Nina has been helping people her entire life; from the playground to the boardroom. Not afraid to share the mistakes she's made, Nina shares her experiences of building a business - warts and all!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:24pm UTC

This week I'm talking to Ben Gallagher of Ben&Andrew, a company on a mission to create a world of cultural, charitable and profitable enterprise.

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This week I'm talking to Rob Symington, co-founder of Escape the City. Five years in and they've built a community of over 200,000 kindred spirits. Rob talks candidly of his own entrepreneurial journey, how he's faced down his fears along the way.

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This week I'm talking to Joe Carnell, a pioneering entrepreneur fusing food and music to meet the tastes of his generation. Why "cold press" is best, the challenges of a young business, and just how he managed to hook up with the phenomenal Jamal Edwards.

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MDE 34: Bringing the vibrancy of Africa into people's daily lives, Andrew Hunt of Aduna

This week I'm talking to Andrew Hunt of Aduna, a company on a mission to breathe the vibrancy of Africa into the daily lives of people all over the world.

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This week I'm talking to Manolis Sfinarolakis, founder of Reality Crowd TV. Manolis is on a mission to inform, educate, inspire, and motivate entrepreneurs worldwide on how to create small busineses through crowdfunding.

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This week I'm talking to Tracey Strandness of Barefoot Athletic, an eco-friendly athletic apparel company on a mission to encourage the athlete in everyone. The real story here though is Tracey's incredible personal journey. Truly moving and uplifting.

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Since the age of seven David Katz has lived by the motto "If it's to be, it's up to me". His vision is to solve the problem of oceanbound waste, and do it in a way that transforms the lives of many of the most impoverished citizens on the planet.

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This week I'm talking to Hermione Taylor, founder of Do Nation - a unique business making sustainable living mainstream. Fun, inspiring and packed with advice for entrepreneurs - find out about crowdfunding, company structures, and even rhino poo!

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This week I'm talking to Ruth Anslow, who with her sister Amy founded HiSbe, a radical supermarket created to serve the community, not shareholders. This episode has it all: innovative funding, fantastic mission and a rollercoaster entreprenuerial ride!

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This week I'm talking to Anthony Day, The sustainability coach. Anthony has built his career helping companies to improve their track record in this vital field. Warm, engaging, pragmatic, Anthony works to deliver truly sustainable growth for his clients.

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This week I'm talking to Jane Kenyon, author and founder of Girls Out Loud. Jane's extraordinary achievements have come against the odds, and she's still battling to champion a cause where the need is screaming but the funding and support is diabolical.

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This week I'm talking to David Lale, founder of the recruitment company Charity People and Career Volunteer - two companies that really do help people to use their skills for good. Honest, warm, funny - I want to work for him!

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This week I'm talking to Mark Heiman of the Lur Apparel. Beautiful, sophisticated womenswear made from plastic bottles? Well, not quite - but nearly! Find out how Mark does it, and how Lur supports the Guatemalan workers who make their products.

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This week I'm interviewing Peter Bregman, the internationally best selling author, about his new book "Four Seconds". Seth Godin says it's a book that could change your career, your marriage, your life! Let's see how all this applies to entrepreneurs...

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This week I'm talking to Murray Grainger who left a successful career as an in house lawyer to found Impact on Integrity, a consultancy looking to weave integrity into the DNA of corporations across the globe.

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In a change to our usual format, this week I'm talking to Zella King, author of "Who is in Your Personal Boardroom?" This is essential stuff for any entrepreneur looking to build a support team for themselves. Listen in, this is golddust.


This week I'm talking to Dee Wood of ItDoesTheJob.com. Dee's on a mission to build her company into the go-to department store for sustainable living, and to prove that you don't have to live in a mud hut and turn all the lights off to live sustainably!

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In this episode I talk to Oliver Jones, who with his wife are the team behind the family-friendly Deer Shed festival. Oliver was tending an almost-out-of-control bonfire as we spoke - does he survive to tell the tale? Listen on..!

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This week I'm talking to Claire Young of School Speakers and co-founder of Girls Out Loud. One of the few to emerge from the hit TV series the Apprentice (UK) with her reputation enhanced, Claire's on a mission to inspire the next generation.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:56am UTC

This week I'm talking to Liam Black, the serial social entrepreneur who has just published the must-read "Social Entrepreneur's A to Z". So why is Liam worried that you're not getting enough sex? And who threw that shoe at him? Listen on!

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This week I'm talking to Michelle Evans, who left a stellar career at Microsoft and found her passion in nurturing aspiring entrepreneurs to break the shackles of corporate life. Brutally honest, funny and sincere, Michelle is true inspiration.

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This week I'm talking to David Ralph, host of the phenomenally successful Join Up Dots online chat show. David takes his inspiration from Steve Jobs' famous Stamford speach, and is on a mission to help everyone pursue the life they deserve.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 2:57am UTC

You know that bottle of water you bought the othr day? You know it took a quarter of a bottle of oil and another seven bottles of water to produce it? Step forward Guy Jeremiah, Dragons Den survivor and sustainable water hero!

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This week I talk to Shannon Houde founder of Walk of Life Consulting, which helps people find their dream impact careers. Her journey includes corporate USA, eco-tourism in Patagonia, an NGO in Switzerland, an MBA, and corporate responsibility in London.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:14pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Rex Idaminabo of African Achievers, which numbers Archbishop Desmond Tutu amongst the recipients of its awards. Rex is on a mission to celebrate and promote Africans who are excelling in their communities.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:27pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Viv Oylou of Dream Corner. Viv has worked in the corporate world, gained an MBA, been a consultant, set up a charity and now hosts a radio show inspiring women world-wide. How to have a varied career and life!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

Ever since my life affirming kayaking holiday with Wilderness Scotland a few years ago I was itching to interview Paul Easto about his entrepreneurial journey in co-founding this unique, award winning responsible travel company.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:27pm UTC

Chris Langwallner of NamZ. A serial entrepreneur, Chris has built successful businesses in India, China and Singapore - quite an achievement for an Austrian boy who got so homesick his parents thought he'd never leave!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:39pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Sven Segal of Po-Zu, makers of beautiful shoes with soul. Sven talks about how his values drove him to start his own business, the challenges of competing with big brands and the best use for a shoebox we've heard so far!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 2:54pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Naomi Timperley of 4hub. From Baby Loves Disco (via Dragon's Den!) to business mentor to social media guru, Naomi shares her story. Just how did she get those 20,000+ followers on Twitter?

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:25pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Sam Hardwick who lived in a garden shed with his wife and small child to get the resources together to follow their dream of building a sustainable holiday park. Sam tells us the story which led to him persuing this adventure.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:38pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Sarah Dembitz who used her interest in nutrition to found the delicious and nutritionally balanced Saviour Snacks. Plenty of sleepless nights along the way - find out how Sarah coped and thrived.


An interview with Leon Richards of Good Talent - the specialist MBA recruiter helping sustainable organisations find the right business talent. Can you really have a Porsche and work in a sustainable company? Leon reveals all!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:02pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Stephen Prior, the former headmaster who co-founded Forest Carbon off the back of his MBA. Four million trees later, what has he learned?

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:06pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Dan Brousson who set up Onyabags as a single parent having been widowed with 2 young children. Within 4 years he was turning over £500,000 all from his kitchen table.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:10pm UTC

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An interview with Leon Richards of Good Talent - the specialist MBA recruiter helping sustainable organisations find the right business talent. Can you really have a Porsche and work in a sustainable company? Leon reveals all!

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:29pm UTC

In this episode I talk to Kate Andrews, co-founder of Loco2- the online European train booking company looking to make it as easy to book a train journey across Europe as it is to book a flight.

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Category:Mission Driven Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:28pm UTC

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