Work Life Lockdown
#13 Work Life Lockdown: Jimmy, freelance video producer

#13 Work Life Lockdown: Jimmy, freelance video producer

May 31, 2020

In this episode of Work Life Lockdown, we speak with Jimmy, a 30-year-old freelance video producer that lives in Brighton.

Jimmy quit his day job in healthcare to pursue an entrepreneurial pursuit in video production just before the Coronavirus pandemic hit.

Due to Lockdown restrictions, there have been no companies willing or able to film, but Jimmy is using this time positively to strengthen the foundations of his business. 

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

#12 Work Life Lockdown: Christen, Cold Brew Coffee founder

#12 Work Life Lockdown: Christen, Cold Brew Coffee founder

May 31, 2020

In this episode of Work Life Lockdown, we speak with Christen, a 27-year-old cold brew coffee founder.

My Lifeline CBD drink was just about to launch at the time of the interview. Christen felt that the time of launching a new beverage business was not the best timing as both buyers and distributors are understandably distracted.

As a solo entrepreneur, Christen has been finding it tough to keep herself motivated during Lockdown, but in this interview shares all of her productivity and wellbeing tips - plus, how a recent crowdfunding campaign has raised her spirits!

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

#11 Work Life Lockdown: Lori, Restaurant Manager

#11 Work Life Lockdown: Lori, Restaurant Manager

May 8, 2020

In this episode - we speak with Lori, a 33-year-old Restaurant Manager.

The restaurant has closed indefinitely and the entirety of the staff has been furloughed.

This time has made Lori realise how insecure her job is. Lori has worked at the same company for 6 years and had the government not offered furlough, she would not be getting paid at all.

Lori thinks that the Government should be doing more to protect people from debt.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

#10 Work Life Lockdown: Jane, founder of La Cuisine Paris

#10 Work Life Lockdown: Jane, founder of La Cuisine Paris

May 3, 2020

In this episode - we speak with Jane, the founder of La Cuisine Paris, a cooking school that provides French cooking classes in English to visitors.

The tourism sector has been significantly impacted, so at the moment Jane's physical business is closed. They continue, as they always have with community building, rather than direct selling. Community building has always been an important part of their brand, so they continue on with this emphasis - something that Jane feels people need now more than ever. 

Jane shares that accepting and allowing vulnerability during this time is an important part of self-preservation.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

Check out La Cuisine Paris.

#09 Work Life Lockdown: Ben, co-founder of Rebel Book Club

#09 Work Life Lockdown: Ben, co-founder of Rebel Book Club

May 3, 2020

In this episode - we speak with Ben Keene, a father of three and co-founder of Rebel Book Club.

Growth has slowed for the business, but Ben shares how he has quickly pivoted the business by switching events from offline to online, which have been a big success.

Ben has also been spending time supporting other entrepreneurs and freelancers during this time. He recommends that people use Lockdown to create/play/make/help/be. A tip - Try things you know you're curious about but often put off!

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

Check out Rebel Book Club. Not your average book club, even in Lockdown.

#08 Work Life Lockdown: Louise, Social Media Consultant

#08 Work Life Lockdown: Louise, Social Media Consultant

May 3, 2020

In this episode - we speak with Louise, a mother of three and founder of Socialbeeni.com. Louise shares how Covid-19 has impacted her business and how she is using this time to safeguard future work and curate brand new content.

Louise shares how she is balancing family live whilst in Lockdown and reflects on her feelings that solo business owners are being forgotten. Louise doesn't want a loan, she wants to work.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

Connect with Louise and access her free LinkedIn resources here if you need help improving your online presence.

#07 Work Life Lockdown: Teresa, People and Organisational Development

#07 Work Life Lockdown: Teresa, People and Organisational Development

April 24, 2020
In this episode - we speak with Teresa who after six successful years in a role that she loved at Sony Music, decided to hand in her notice just before Covid-19 struck.
 
Teresa wanted to to take some time out to see where her career would take her next and was due to fly on a special vacation to see her family back in the States.
 
Listen to find out about whether Teresa will change anything about her way of living when things go back to the "new normal".
 
Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.
#06 Work Life Lockdown: Tom, co-founder of production agency

#06 Work Life Lockdown: Tom, co-founder of production agency

April 22, 2020

In this episode - we speak with Tom, the co-founder of content production agency, Dojo Films Ltd.

The business is in its first year and was growing month on month. Tom shares how Covid-19 has literally been the equivalent to hitting a brick wall at speed.

We explore how Tom's year has changed dramatically since he put in various New Year goals in place.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

#05 Work Life Lockdown: Bhavik, Financial Services

#05 Work Life Lockdown: Bhavik, Financial Services

April 21, 2020

Bhavik is 32, lives in London Bridge and works in Financial Services. 

Bhavik lives alone in London and is a natural extrovert. Not having the day to day interaction with colleagues and friends has affected his mental health.

Listen to Bhavik's story of living in isolation, plus hear his advice to help other's maintain their wellbeing. Advice includes gratitude journalling and learning how to not undermine your feelings.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing.

#04 Work Life Lockdown: Pansy, Creative Lead

#04 Work Life Lockdown: Pansy, Creative Lead

April 18, 2020

Pansy is 36, lives in Mile End and works as a Creative Lead. The company she works for is surprisingly busy as brands seeks to produce Covid-19 related communications.

Pansy shares her insights into the invisible pressure to make sure she proves herself to be more useful than ever in her career and how she can't wait to escape London and be active again.

Work Life London is hosted by Lorna Bladen and is a series of interviews on the impact that Covid-19 is having on our career+wellbeing. 

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