The InDependent Spouse podcast

The InDependent Spouse podcast

Jess Sands : Podcast Host, Business Owner and military wife
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.
Jan 15, 2020 44 min

028 : Scott Johnson

Hello you lovely lot, welcome back to The InDependent Spouse podcast series. This week I am very proud to share with you my chat with the completely amazing Scott, from Veteran Owned UK. Veteran Owned UK is a massive online community - but don't be put off, it's not just for those Veterans, it's also for us! The military spouses and partners in business. This interview is perfect for January. It's full of loads of insights and a lot of inspiration so I really hope you enjoy the episode!
Nov 20, 2019 27 min

027 : Gems Collins

Today I have been chatting to the wonderful Gems Collins! Gems has experienced military life in the UK growing up, and now, as the wife of a US serving member she is experiencing it all again - just stateside! This episode is a great look at the differences and similarities between our two countries and what we can learn from the US and how they're supporting their spouses. I really hope you enjoy episode 27!
Nov 13, 2019 28 min

026 : Gill Jones, Gillian Jones Designs

Welcome to episode 8, of series 3, this time with the wonderful Gill, from Gillian Jones Designs. This episode is such a refreshing look at how important running a business can be. Gill faces physical challenges most days, but works flexibly within her business and incests in having a team around her. This episode is so inspirational and so useful if you're running your own business so I really hope you enjoy it.
Nov 06, 2019 23 min

025 : Andrea Baker, B's Clothing & Gifts

This week I have been chatting to the wonderful Andrea, from B's Clothing & Gifts. B's Clothing & Gifts is one of those companies that is run with an awful lot of love. Andrea creates some fab merchandise that is on-trend, innovative, and most importantly won't get you in hot water with the IP officers! She's very switched on about business and giving back, so you'll learn a lot about year one and how to add a charitable arm to commercial sales - I really hope you enjoy this episode!
Oct 30, 2019 34 min

024 : Alison Skipper, The Cariad Project JO

'If you have an idea, or see a need - address it! Anyone can help a cause if they are passionate enough'. The Cariad Project JO collaborates with NGOs in Jordan to provide safe reusable period pads and menstrual health educational sessions. What Alison has created is so very important, and such a positive response to what could have been a challenging international posting. I really hope you enjoy this episode.