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Power of the Parent

Charlotte Speak, founder of Power of the Parent, talks with parents about their experiences returning to work, shifts their careers have taken, why flexible working isn't a parent-only issue and much more.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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The Power of the Parent Podcast

Welcome to the Power of the Parent podcast, hosted by me, Charlotte Speak. I’m a level 7 CMI accredited coach, strengths practitioner, Mental Health First Aider and Talent Consultant and I’m the face behind Power of the Parent®.    I love helping others be at their best and in this podcast, I’ll be speaking to working parents, business owners and we’ll share our top tips and advice on how we can create better environments for staff to work in, we’ll also explore the nature of the workplace and the value that parents bring.   Episodes will be released from Tuesday 11th May and I’d love for you to join us! If you’d like to get in touch you can email me on hello@poweroftheparent.co.uk and you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent   Please share this with your friends, rate review and subscribe so other people can find the podcast.   See you very soon!

2mins

6 May 2021

Rank #1

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1: Susie Lodge - Wiki Places For Kids

Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Power of the Parent podcast. I'm Charlotte Speak, the face behind Power of the Parent and I love nothing more than empowering parents at work. I’m a level 7 CMI accredited coach, strengths practitioner, Mental Health First Aider and Talent Consultant. This week on the podcast I talk to the brilliant Susie Lodge. Susie is the founder of www.wikiplacesforkids.com. We talk about all things parenting, work and self care. I loved chatting to Susie and hearing how she embraces flexibility within her business and her inspiring plans for growth. I hope you enjoy the episode! If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

40mins

11 May 2021

Rank #2

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2: Ebony Lyon - Formy Books

This week on the podcast I am joined by the absolute powerhouse that is Ebony Lyon from Formy Books. Ebony and her partner Curtis set up Formy Books in 2020 to bring to life their passion for own voices children's books (Ebony explains what own voices books actually means in the episode). They are sharing stories created by Black creators from across the world one gorgeous book at a time. Their stories positively and accurately depict the richness of Black cultures for children of all backgrounds to enjoy. In our conversation we cover the publishing world, how Formy Books started AND Ebony's immaculate sense of style. Happy listening! If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com. If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

46mins

18 May 2021

Rank #3

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3: Andy - Teacher

This week on the podcast I am joined by one of my oldest friends, Andy. As well as being a parent, Andy is a teacher and during our chat he tell us all about how he changed his career from working in sales to moving in to education. Andy also shares what it was like working during Covid-19, as you can imagine it wasn't easy, but the genuine love and respect Andy has for his pupils is so lovely to hear. If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @ power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

34mins

25 May 2021

Rank #4

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4: Louise Deverell-Smith - Daisy Chain

This week on the podcast I am joined by the brilliant Louise Deverell-Smith. Louise is the founder of flexible recruitment company, Daisy Chain. Her business works to match employers with perspective employees into flexible working positions that benefit both the company and the team. To find out more about Daisy Chain and the work they do, visit their website: https://daisy-chain.com If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com. If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

27mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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5: Michelle Gyimah - Equality Pays

I am thrilled to bring you this podcast with Michelle Gyimah from Equality Pays. In this episode we discuss pay gaps, parenting and negotiations in the workplace. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Michelle and could have talked to her all day. Michelle's work is so inspiring and she makes such a difference to individuals and businesses. If you'd like to find out more about Michelle, visit her website: Equality Pays If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com. If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

41mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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6: Carina Tillson - Love Your Mealtimes

This week on the podcast I am joined by the brilliant Carina Tillson from Love Your Mealtimes. Carina works with busy people to take the pain out of meal planning and cooking and put the joy back into their mealtimes. We covered a lot of ground in our conversation from food planning, self care and feminism. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to Carina and I hope you enjoy this episode too. You can find out more about Carina here: https://www.loveyourmealtimes.com/ If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com. If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too!

38mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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7: **BONUS** Lucy Critchley - Podcast Producer and Virtual Assistant

Here's a sneaky bonus episode from season one of the Power of the Parent podcast for you! This week I speak to Lucy Critchley VA. Lucy is my podcast producer and all round good egg. In this episode we talk about maternity allowance, starting a business with a 5 month old and of course, self care. I asked Lucy if she'd come on because I was reflecting about the power of making things happen - nobody is going to be a bigger cheerleader for you than YOU - I wanted to start a podcast for ages but I wasn't championing myself. Along came Lucy who absolutely had my back and showed me how to believe in the message I wanted to share with the world. If you'd like to find out more about Lucy, check out her website here. If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on hello@power-of-the-parent.com or you can find me on Instagram @power.of.the.parent. You can also visit my website www.power-of-the-parent.com. If you've enjoyed this episode please rate and subscribe and tell all your friends so they can listen too. We'll see you soon for season two!

42mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #8