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The Slick Pivot Sessions

Because no pivot is ever slick.

Join Liz Ward, the UK’s first Pivot Coach, as she interviews guests who have been through major pivots in career, life and business and come through the other side. If you want to hear practical tips and stories on caree
4/25/2020

#009 - Matt Healy (Part 2) Feeding the Frontline

Season 1, Ep. 9
In part two of the Slick Pivot Session with Matt Healy, award-winning chef, and restaurateur, we hear how he pivoted his restaurant’s activity during the pandemic and is spreading lots of joy to the frontline NHS staff by delivering his famous Sunday roasts to hospital teams in Leeds whilst they care for corona virus patients.At the time of recording this, Matt’s Go Fund Me page has raised over £10k in contributions, and Matt has served over 1,200 Sunday Roasts to care workers.There is nothing better than a roast dinner right? To hear how Matt is keeping smiles on the faces of some the frontline, tune in.And if you would like to donate and buy a Sunday Roast for a frontline care worker, you can here….https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff----To hear Part One of my interview with Matt recorded pre-lockdown where we discuss his career journey from chef, to Masterchef The Professionals to restauranteur, check out episode 008.---Full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/009-matt-healy-part-two---I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!---Looking for coaching support on your pivot? visit www.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.
4/25/2020

#008 - Matt Healy (Part 1) From Chef to Restauranteur.

Season 1, Ep. 8
Liz Ward speaks to Matt Healy, award winning chef, restaurateur and Masterchef The Professionals runner up.Matt shares his career journey, from training with some inspiring mentors and then how he left a top restaurant in London to be closer to his family and applied to Masterchef for a bit of a laugh. There were twists, turns and lots of points where he could have given up on his career in the kitchen yet Matt kept going. And keeps going.We talk about mentors, self belief and what it's like to be in the public eye.Matt and his team have opened 3 food venues in the last two years, Matt Healy x The Foundry has won loads of awards including Britain’s Best Roast Dinner, Best City Centre Restaurant (in Leeds) and a Michelin plate. His Grön Kafé, his vegetarian and vegan concept now has two sites.Matt is really inspiring and a great guest. As we are currently in the middle of a global pandemic, this interview comes in two parts.Part One (this one) “Matt’s pivot journey from Chef to Restaurateur”, recorded pre-corona lockdownPart Two - “Matt’s Lockdown Pivot”, where we explore what Matt did when the pandemic forced the restaurant to close and how he is spreading joy to the frontline NHS staff with his famous Sunday Roasts.And what he is thinking for the future.I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions really help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!---Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/008-matt-healy-part-oneDonate to help Matt feed NHS Staff - https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot? visitwww.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.
4/8/2020

#007 Defected Records - The virtual rave that connected the world

Season 1, Ep. 7
As part of a series of interviews exploring some of the best lockdown pivot examples, we are dissecting the “virtual rave” that connected the world. It was a moment in time where there was mass fear, uncertainty and we were all being told to STAY AT HOME to slow down the spread of COVID 19 virus.On March 20th, 2020, Defected Records brought house music directly into houses around the world by hosting a 12 hour Virtual Music Festival. Streaming DJ sets live from an empty The Ministry of Sound nightclub in London across twitter, Facebook and youtube reaching 10m people. Music was just what the world needed on the first Friday night when the world had really changed.People were dancing in their living rooms partying together with their friends via apps and the internet.In this Slick Pivot Session, Liz Ward is joined by James Kirkham, Chief Business Officer from Defected Records, who shares an exclusive inside track on this seminal moment in dance music culture.Just how did the Defected Team pivot their business to deliver 12 hours of positivity to millions in just 5 days?---Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentionedhere.---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.
4/5/2020

#006 Lucy Werner. The Story Behind The Hype

Season 1, Ep. 6
Liz Ward speaks to Lucy Werner, PR expert, Founder of The Wern and best-selling author of "Hype Yourself". Lucy shares her personal story of scaling down her PR agency and pivoting the business model to something more suitable to family life. Lucy and her partner, Hadrien now run The Wern from their garden office supporting small business owners to build their brands and get their own publicity.Lucy’s first book, “Hype Yourself: A nonsense DIY PR toolkit for small businesses” is an amazing guide with practical tips on how to get publicity for your business. Lucy tells us how she wrote the book in a really short space of time, how she made some bold decisions to design her career and why she is prioritising her children right now.No pivot is ever slick and Lucy shares all here. We talk about resilience, getting clear on your objectives and and why we are all constantly pivoting to design careers that work for us. There are also loads of tips on doing raising your own personal profile and making things happen. Grab a cuppa and tune in to hear the background story behind Lucy's book and her business journey.—-Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned here.---If you like what you hear, drop us a review and a rating on wherever you get your pods. Reviews really help us grow this podcast, reach more people and bring you fantastic guests...---Looking for coaching support on your pivot, visitwww.slickpivot.com---Copyright 2020 Slick Pivot. All rights reserved.For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy