How To Have Fun At Work with Lynne Parker
Taking the plunge with Mairi McHaffie and Bernie Morgan
Season 2, Ep. 28
Lynne Parker discusses taking risks with leadership expert Mairi McHaffie of Scenechange and entrepreneur and author Bernie Morgan. Both have ‘taken the plunge’ and performed stand up comedy with Funny Women and are reunited as performer and mentor in this episode. They met taking part in a charity comedy show 11 years ago to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day. Lynne had challenged five business women to perform stand up for charity and in this episode Mairi and Bernie revisit their experience: from the physiology of risk to the mental mindset required to face your fears and do it anyway! They compare the rollercoaster of life to performing stand up - from total humiliation to the elation of making people laugh.
Transferable Skills with Giovanna Forte and Lily Jones
Season 2, Ep. 31
Lynne Parker introduces business woman Giovanna Forte to wedding planner Lily Jones, who have both switched from one discipline to another throughout their careers. The phrase ‘mother of invention’ is testament to the fact that many women successfully transfer their skills adapting their careers and lifestyles around a myriad of other responsibilities and ‘life admin’. From creating humans to networking - inventiveness and resourcefulness are innate feminine attributes along with integrity, resilience and, of course, a sense of humour. This episode covers organising wacky weddings to marketing medical devices where creativity and fun are common to both worlds. And there’s a wedding in the mix as well.
Beyond the Binary with Jae Sloan and Abby Wambaugh
Season 2, Ep. 30
How do we go beyond the binary? Lynne Parker seeks wisdom from organisational development consultant and business strategist, Jae Sloan, and comedian Abby Wambaugh, finalist in the 2021 Funny Women Stage Award. Both guests identify as non-binary but from different and surprising perspectives. This frank and revealing discussion challenges us to reconsider gender in terms of identity, expression, sexuality, upbringing and more. From ‘wearing a baby’ to playing with Barbie, why are we restricted by traditional male/female binary ‘norms’. We can change the world one non-binary step at a time once we accept that the only boundaries are the ones we impose on ourselves.
Standing up like Mrs Maisel with Hela Wozniak-Kay and Louise Leigh
Season 2, Ep. 29
Lynne Parker talks to self-styled ‘Connectress’ and co-founder of Sister Snog, Hela Wozniak-Kay and comedian Louise Leigh about how ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ has inspired a new wave of female stand ups. Louise gives Hela the lowdown on what it takes to become a ‘turn’ on the comedy circuit and how best to develop your alter ego to entertain or speak in public. They share their love of pre-loved ballgowns, jumpers and Mrs Maisel’s iconic Christian Dior wardrobe along with the less glamorous reality of being on the road and disruption to family life. Yet, both agree that the drive to perform is innate with surprises around every corner, like your fully made up face looking back at you from the mirror of a service station loo in the middle of the night!