The InDependent Spouse podcast

The InDependent Spouse podcast

Jess Sands : Podcast Host, Business Owner and military wife
Jul 22, 2020 1 min

038 : Mid-Series Break

I am moving house (again!) so sadly the podcast series is taking a little break. But, do not worry, there is still loads for you to get stuck into. Head to to find out about the weekly Milspo Meet-Ups, the monthly Virtual Networking, the online community and build a network you can take anywhere. Have the best summer and I'll speak to you soon!
Jul 15, 2020 52 min

037 : Hannah Shergold, Artist

Hannah Shergold has a fascinating, albeit peculiar back story and is now one of the most successful self-representing artists in the UK. Since leaving the Armed Forces in April 2018 Hannah has hosted two solo exhibitions on London’s Pall Mall raising over £120,000 for charity. She recently partnered with Prince William’s conservation charity Tusk with a fundraising target of £75,000. Hannah’s work quickly drew a following, and Hannah featured on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.
Jul 08, 2020 49 min

036 : Fiona Stanford, Author

It’s time for a new episode of the podcast series and this week it’s with author Fiona Stanford. I think it’s safe to say that many of us have found ourselves a little bit in the shadows of our partners from time to time – especially if like Fiona, you are married to a 2-star general. Author Fiona has a wealth of experience picked up during her 25 years of marriage, and I think you will get an awful lot from her story.
Jul 01, 2020 48 min

035 : Sarah Stone, Founder

Hello you lovely lot, it’s back! Series 4 is here, and I am so pleased to be able to bring you the first episode with the fantastic Sarah Stone, founder of the Military Co-working Network. The Military Coworking Network is a community-run by and for military spouses. It is a place where we can share opportunities from the outside world with our community and connect, help and inspire each other.
Jun 23, 2020 3 min

034 : The Podcast is Back for Series 4!

Hello you lovely lot, I just thought it was time to give you a little update about the podcast series and when it will be back. Obviously, there has been a world load of changes since I announced the new series back in February – something that has affected the release of the podcast – Series 4 will be back next week!
May 06, 2020 45 min

033 : Georgie Muir, Chasing Lobsters

This week I have been talking Georgie from Chasing Lobsters. I can’t quite believe that I am recording this during a national lock-down and a viral pandemic that is causing so much disruption. I hope that wherever you find yourself you and your loved ones are well. Series 4 wasn’t actually planned to start for a few more weeks but this episode has been recorded especially as a response to the world we find ourselves in and hopefully will offer you some support at this time.
Feb 19, 2020 32 min

032 : Dr Emma Egging, Jon Egging Trust

It’s the last episode of series 3 today, and this time I have been talking to the completely inspirational Dr. Emma Egging, from the Jon Egging Trust. Flt Lt Jon Egging lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. He was coming to the end of his first year flying with the Red Arrows – his wife Emma was watching. Emma, along with Jons mum and friends launched the Jon Egging Trust, a charity that supports struggling children to reach their full potential.
Feb 12, 2020 32 min

031 : Phoebe Hayes

This week I have been talking to Phoebe from Off the Patch. This is a great episode if you are wondering how you might have a family and a business whilst living this military life, especially if your partner is looking at shared paternity leave and how that works in the Armed Forces, especially if they are operational and on the front line. It’s not about having it all, but it’s about being flexible around military life whilst achieving your dreams. I really hope you enjoy this episode.
Feb 05, 2020 34 min

030 : Charlotte Harker

Today, in episode 30, I am talking to the completely lovely blogger and social media influencer Charlotte. Charlotte started her Instagram account back in 2018 depicting her daily life as a mum, illustrator and wife. It was when going through deployment that she started to share even more of her life. Today she has over 22k followers on Instagram. This episode is a fascinating look into the real world behind social media, and how it can help you in your business.
Jan 22, 2020 32 min

029 : Louise Goldsmith

Hidden Valley Bushcraft has gone from a small idea, and has grown organically to what it is today - an award-winning business. Louise and her husband Nick run the company out of passion and a little bit of necessity – Ex-marine Nick has complex PTSD and uses the woodland for his own mental health, as well as Veterans who join him with the Warrior Programme, now supported by the Endeavour Fund and the Duke of Sussex who I have heard is a big fan. I hope you enjoy this episode with the lovely Louise.