The InDependent Spouse podcast

The InDependent Spouse podcast

Jess Sands : Podcast Host, Business Owner and military wife
046 : Sarah Hulyer
Nov 20, 2020 22 min

046 : Sarah Hulyer

Today I have been talking to the wonderful Sarah from Blooms from the base. This last episode of series four is a very positive episode that will have you dreaming of Spring! It's going to bring you an awful lot of happiness, especially at this time of year when the weather is looking a little bit miserable. It's another great example of when military life gets a bit much and if you are about to experience deployment it is defiantly a good one for you.
045 : Helen Massy
Nov 13, 2020 18 min

045 : Helen Massy

Today I have been chatting to the lovely Helen, who created Career Pursuit, a guide especially for all military spouses all over the world. It helps you gain clarity on your career or in which way you might want to take your business. It is an amazing guide, chock full of information and you should definitely go and have a look. The following interview explains why she started it, and the sorts of information you can find in the guide.
044 : Chris Keen
Nov 06, 2020 21 min

044 : Chris Keen

Today I have been talking to the very lovely Chris Keen from The Military Husband, BFBS and #SpouseHour. We talk all things 'military husband' and how that can impact on life, but also the positives around re-writing the way that military spouses and partners are represented. This is a great episode if you are a parent, or looking for a new perspective on Armed Forces life!
043 : Nadine Monks
Oct 28, 2020 23 min

043 : Nadine Monks

Nadine from Forces Family Finance is one of those amazing business owners who has worked really hard to build one of those profitable businesses that can pay her a salary. It supports her family, it works really well with military life - but it's been tough, she's had to grow it with three tiny children around her ankles, but she has done so well! So this episode is chock full of tips if you are a mum starting in business, or you have your own small children that you need to look after.
042 : Cat and Kirsty
Oct 23, 2020 30 min

042 : Cat and Kirsty

Today I have been talking to Cat and Kirsty, over at the Dot Project. Cat and Kirsty are amazing business owners, mums and Army wives and this episode is full of positivity! A must listen if you are new to the military community. The Dot Project supports organisations across the social, public and education sector to be their digital best. I really hope you enjoy this new episode.
041 : Dr Rosie Gilderthorp
Oct 14, 2020 35 min

041 : Dr Rosie Gilderthorp

Today I've been talking to my lovely pal Dr Rosie, better known as Dr Rosanna Gilderthorp - Clinical Psychologist who's leading a movement of innovators to change the conversation about mental health. We talk all things hypnobirthing, psychological therapy and how on earth we get through military life and a pandemic. You are going to love this episode!
040 : Sarah Walker
Oct 07, 2020 26 min

040 : Sarah Walker

Today I've been talking to the wonderful Sarah Walker from the free Supporting the Unsung Hero Business Start-Up course. The course is open to all members of the Armed Forces Community and gives easily digestible business advice to help you start your business.
039 : Jessica, Scuba Diver
Sep 30, 2020 28 min

039 : Jessica, Scuba Diver

Ever wondered what it's like to live through a Tsunami and under-water earthquake, well today's guest has done exactly that! Jessica is a Navy wife, mum and adventurer who's experienced some truly remarkable things whilst scuba-diving. I am very proud to be bringing you this episode as we re-start the series to highlight the huge range of stories from our community that should be shared.
038 : Mid-Series Break
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 milspo.co.uk 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!
037 : Hannah Shergold, Artist
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.