TECH TALKS with Lou

2/3/2023

E031: Saasha Celestial-One on being a Female Tech Founder and fighting the Climate Crisis

Ep. 31
Saasha Celestial-One is the Co-Founder of Olio - the Number 1 Free Sharing App.Saasha is part of the solution to fighting the climate crisis, and with technology is actively campaigning to educate and inspire individuals and families around the world to reduce food waste and landfill. We talk about female entrepreneurship, community, remote working, and gamification. All very much being a big part of the success behind Olio for employees and the 6 million users worldwide.Topics:Best friends and new MomsSearching for a business problemSharing unwanted itemsCo-Founding a tech businessFemale Founded TeamThe Founders Dilemma - bookFemale founders get less than 1% of available venture capitalFull-time Female EntrepreneursOlio, from day one has offered fully remote workingGamification - rewards for in-app achievementsBehaviour ChangeEarly Adopters and Customer SegmentationNormalising behaviour changeFeel-good sharing factorTechnology bringing communities back togetherFocus on business food waste75,000 Food Waste Heroes in the UKFood waste counts for 10% of global carbon emissionsNumber 1 most impactful thing we can do to address the climate crisis is reduce food waste - Project DrawdownExtending the functionality of the Olio app If your business canteen has surplus food waste at the end of the day, get in touch with Olio. Saasha Celestial-One: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saasha-celestial-one-929390/ OLIO: https://olioex.com/https://www.instagram.com/olio.app/ Recommended book -The Founders Dilemma: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Founders-Dilemmas-Anticipating-Foundation-Entrepreneurship/dp/0691158304 Project Drawdown: https://drawdown.org/ Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
1/24/2023

E029: Jonny Stevens on Developing an Alcohol Free Drinks Discovery App

Ep. 29
Jonny Stevens has been working in tech and hospitality for nearly a decade and has developed the worlds first Alcohol Free (AF) Drinks Discovery App. We talk about life in hospitality, using tech to greater inform customers, alcohol free drinking choices available and development of the Better Without App. Topics:Working in HospitalityEvents & Project ManagementTechnology and Problem SolvingHospitality Back Office SystemsAllergen information on menusNetworking eventsHospitality during CovidAnxiety and alcoholAlcohol free(AF) beer on draught in over 200 pubs in the UKNormalising AF social drinking Tom Kerridge - Hand & Flowers in Marlow AF cocktailsAdditional benefit of AF drinkingNext Generation of AF drinksBetter Without App developmentGood quality data and customer super usersPivoting the business and learningDevelopment, Investment and AcquisitionPublicity and PromotionLearning to grow a business Jonny Stevens: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonny-stevens-25301382/https://www.instagram.com/betterwithoutapp/ Better Without App: https://betterwithout.app/DOWNLOAD Better Without App on iOS: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/better-without/id1540085220DOWNLOAD Better Without App on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.betterwithout.betterwithoutapp Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
1/17/2023

E028: JUICE on Skating, Dance, Teaching, Pain, Positive Mindset and Skate Tech

Ep. 28
Ceejay, aka JUICE has 14 years on wheels, and has always been a mover and a groover, and his mission is get as many skating as possible, even the likes of me!We talk about skating growing up, dreams of being talent spotted for the live stage and the important reality of having a positive mindset. Unbelievably, there was a time in Ceejay's life where he could not walk and he's now a superstar skate hero. Topics:SkatingBecoming a Dance Champion and Talent SpottedContemporary and Street DanceChallenge to find a 'proper job'First pair of Skates - Bauer TurboCustomising skatesSkating with no stoppersSocial media and teachingEasy to learn - follow alongAvoiding overexplainingSet patterns of learningPain and Positive MindsetChoosing the right skate boot for youLearn the 'Crazy Legs'Choose the right wheels for your skateChoose the right bearings for your wheelsOvercoming fear of skatingKeeping it real  JUICE: https://www.instagram.com/juice.truestory/BUMP ROLLER DISCO: https://www.instagram.com/bumprollerdisco/https://www.instagram.com/bump.movement/ZAIRA: https://www.instagram.com/zairatary_roller/ Riedell Roller: https://www.instagram.com/riedellroller/Find your ideal skates: https://www.roller.riedellskates.com/sizing-helphttps://www.roller.riedellskates.eu/ Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
11/20/2022

E025: Ginny Foster on creating Patents and Becoming a Robotics Champion

Ep. 25
Ginny Foster now has 6 Patents to their name, she has over 10 years expereince in electrical engineering and her specialism is Robotics. We talk about determination, languages, and what it means to have a Growth Mindset in tech and engineering fields. We also discuss normalising our knowledge when it is above and beyond the norm.  Topics:Growth Mindset and ResilienceBeing a Digital Immigrant in a land of Digital NativesEscaping Social AnxietyPausing creative activitiesGetting started with CalculusFormula for learningLearning in a comfort zonePatentability - New, Useful and Non-ObviousIndustrial OperationsBecoming a Robotics ChampionCollaborative and Industrial RobotsSaving time and improving qualityMachine Vision and AlgorythimsRobotics and normalising skillsWomen do amazing thingsChildren don't have the same limitationsRobotics education in Spanish Book & ReferencesMindset by Carol Dweck: https://www.mindsetworks.com/about-us/defaultSara Davies - We Can All Make It: https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Can-All-Make-Story/dp/B09JGQB64T/  Episode recorded at the end of Summer 2022 - Ginny has since this recording, successfully launched a robotics podcast in Spanish Ginny: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginnyfoster/ Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
11/13/2022

E024: Elisabeth Hancock on Teaching Yourself Tech and Working Your Energy

Ep. 24
Elisabeth Hancock is author and podcaster of 'Work Your Energy'. They are a strategic leadership & energy coach and has spent 20 years in the corporate world, helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals and maximise potential. We talk about coaching, finding your niche and normalising energy healing. In this episode I recall a recent dream of me being in graduation robes that are 100 years old, in 2032. Putting this here so I can reference back in 10 years!  Topics:Seeing things in a different wayCorporate organisationsChange managementLearning things that we don't believe inTeaching yourself tech skillsGrowing as an EntrepreneurBurnout - losing connection between the mind and bodyNLP and Energy WorkSelf Identity and PurposeThe Super-Concious MindManifestation and CreationQuantum EntanglementDepression and Mental HealthBeing blocked to the energetic selfThe power of the Subconscious mindInner critique and ego sabotaging successHaving everything you already needConnecting to your Higher Self  Episode recorded at the end of Summer 2022 Work Your Energy: https://ruthelisabethhancock.com/work-your-energy/Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781336717 Elisabeth: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabethhancock/Email Elisabeth: hello@ruthelisabethhancock.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/workyourenergypodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/workyourenergyPodcast: https://ruthelisabethhancock.com/podcasts/ Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
10/19/2022

E023: Steve Hill on Neurodiversity and Identifying as Autistic in the IT Sector

Ep. 23
Steve Hill is the Commercial Director of Auticon UK, a unique multi-national IT Consultancy and social enterprise, which exclusively employs autistic adults as IT Consultants. We talk about the advantages of neurodiversity of talented IT professionals in the workplace. Topics:The World's Largest employer of Diagnosed Autistic employeesSupporting people in the IT SectorWhat is Neurodiversity?Underemployment for people with autism1 in 100 people in the UK identify as autisticCognitive profilingNon-linear measure of autismJob Coaches with a background in Clinical PsychologyFear of doing or saying the wrong thingUnwritten Rules of the officeHyper/Hypo-sensitivitiesTraining for Organisations'Not everyone is a great manager'Fast, honest and impartial communicationHow to attract Neurodiverse talentChats instead of interviewsData Science IT rolesSoftware Design and Engineering and QA IT roles  Auticon - https://auticon.com/National Autistic Society - https://www.autism.org.uk/PODCAST: Autism in Conversation with Auticon - https://open.spotify.com/show/2rVNtrqcptuar4leOaxZa0Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehillprofile/Email Steve: Steve.hill@auticon.co.ukSteve Hill - Children's Author: https://www.jennymany.com/ Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/ LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/ MUSIC CREDIT:ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rushhttps://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.