conversations on mental health and self-employment - a podcast from Leapers.
Each week, we'll be chatting with a member of the community, asking the simple question: "how are you?", and exploring the answer. We'll be chatting about the freelance experience, mental health in modern work, and the challenges, highs and lows of modern work.
We won't have any guests you'll have heard of, we won't be hearing stories of success from entrepreneurs, and learn how you can 'crush it' - just honest and open conversations with those who are working differently.
Published: 15th October, 2020
In conversation with Suchandrika Chakrabarti, a London-based journalist, trainer, and host of Freelance Pod - about keeping ahead of new technologies, socially distancing strippers, and camaraderie between freelancers.
Published: 15th October, 2020
In conversation with Suchandrika Chakrabarti, a London-based journalist, trainer, and host of Freelance Pod - about keeping ahead of new technologies, socially distancing strippers, and camaraderie between freelancers. → View episode page and notes
Published: 8th October, 2020
Talking to Andy Swann, author of "The Human Workplace", host of The Lifework podcast, and founder of "My Amazing Team" on how to maintain positive relationships under challenging circumstances, moving from optimist to cynic, why technology isn't the answer, but hand-delivering cake and beer might be. → View episode page and notes
Published: 1st October, 2020
We catch up with Sabrina Bramble - Pilates instructor, Writer, Host of My Staff Room, Drummer, LIfe Drawer, Swing Dancer... and ask, how are you? → View episode page and notes
Published: 24th September, 2020
In conversation with Pip Rowson, on her first day of full-time freelancing on how to get off to a good start, missing saying good morning to the team, and the risks of carpark potholes. → View episode page and notes
Published: 17th September, 2020
In the first episode of Season 2, we speak to three very different type of coworking businesses and ask what covid means for the future of working together. → View episode page and notes
Published: 17th March, 2020
Pip and I talk about uncertainty - a pressing concern for many of the self-employed, and look at our relationship to locus of control.
Published: 10th March, 2020
A quick overview of things to consider if you're freelancing and worried about coronavirus and COVID-19
Published: 3rd March, 2020
Pip Richardson and I discuss some of the themes from the first season of our podcast, so I can talk to a professional about: communication.
Published: 25th February, 2020
Discussing some of the themes from Season One with Pip Richardson, founder of The Circle Line, so I can talk to a professional about: imposter syndrome.
Published: 18th February, 2020
Discussing some of the themes uncovered in Season One with Pip Richardson, founder of The Circle Line, so I can talk to a professional about: rejection.
Published: 11th February, 2020
A wrap-up of what we learned from season one of No More Watercooler - observations on why our guests have been so open, and a surprising discovery for organisations who might find this valuable - and six key points that we've taken from those we've spoken to.
Published: 4th February, 2020
Sera Miller is one of the co-founders of the Fawnbrake Collective - a freelance first business which builds bespoke teams for client challenges.
Published: 28th January, 2020
This week, I’m talking to Sam Judge, an independent Design Director who has recently published the Disquiet: Hidden Depths of Man.
Published: 21st January, 2020
This week, I’m talking to Judit Saez, a freelancer who has chosen to work nomadically.
Published: 14th January, 2020
This week, we’re speaking to Jess Sims and Laura West, co-founders of marketing agency The Doers.
Published: 7th January, 2020
We spoke to Adrian Cockle - a London based freelance digital consultant on redundancy as a trigger for freelancing, the importance of a support network, and being able to spot the signs of poor mental health.
Published: 30th December, 2019
We speak to Liam O'Neill, a London based freelance digital creative and designer with Bipolar Disorder, about how it affects his work and why sometimes scrolling up is as bad as scrolling down.
Published: 23rd December, 2019
This week, we spoke to Rachelle Denton, co-founder of Storm Collective, on importance of having a partner, why being open with your team makes for better work, and the truth about side projects.
Published: 16th December, 2019
Matt Desmier is a recognised face on the UK's south coast digital scene. We caught up about getting expelled from school, turning down the offer of his own pub, and why he claims to be a benign dictator.
We want to hear from you - whether you've been self-employed for decades, or considering a change to how you work, we'd like to hear your story and experiences. You can nominate yourself, or someone you feel would be great to chat to. Hit the button to nominate.Suggest a guest.
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