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Freedom Hunters

Suzanne Delahunty

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Freedom Hunters
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Freedom Hunters

Suzanne Delahunty

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Have you ever dreamed of packing in your job to pursue your dream career? Do you have a passion in life you want to follow? Freedom Hunters is about inspiring people who have escaped the rat race to pursue their dreams. Suzanne Delahunty, media lawyer turned writer, blogger, editor, stylist and podcaster, interviews fascinating people about where they started out, how they changed their careers and their lives and what success is for them now that they are doing what they love.

Latest Episodes

Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

Georgia Gwynne Gruber grew up in Wales and studied law at Oxford University. However shortly after graduating she was charged with a minor drug offence that resulted in her spending 6 months in prison. This then spurred her on to take her career and life in a wholly different direction. From producing and presenting travel programmes for television, to starting a rap group and touring the world she eventually landing in LA where she has written and produced TV, film and book projects, working with talent from Europe to America, from Zayn Malik to Larry King. After 10 years in the film and TV industry in LA, she has recently moved back to Wales with her husband. The two are currently filming in North Wales with big plans for establishing film and TV production infrastructure in that part of the country. Georgia is also Global Change Ambassador for Round Table Global and a representative on the En Committee, serving the three global goals of Education for all; Empowering everyone; and Environmental rejuvenation.

67 MIN1 w ago
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Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

The world needs more people like Andy Griffiths. His work has taken him into brick kilns in India where he lead a team of freedom fighters rescuing people who had been subject to enforced slavery, and to the West Bank in Palestine where his organisation help run a program to create harmony and peace between Israelis and Palestinians through sport. But Andy started out his career in a very different way. Andy studied law and went on to become the Group Legal Director for ITV the UK’s biggest commercial TV broadcaster and production company. He went on to achieve what is the career pinnacle for any media lawyer, by becoming the General Counsel of the worlds largest independent TV production company, Endemol. But it was when he realised that the pursuit of profit was not fulfilling for him that he turned his attention to the not-for-profit sector. He talks about the challenges he faced in going from a successful corporate role as a lawyer to running an office in Chennai, India, for the International Justice Mission. We also talked about how to highlight the transferability of your skillset when you are looking to make any career change. But most inspiring of all, Andy shares some truly heart breaking stories about the people he and his teams have rescued from slavery and how those perpetrators of slavery and violence have been brought to account. Laureus International Justice Mission

68 MINOCT 1
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Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

Kristina is the founder of the stationary and lifestyle brand Kikki K, which has stores in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. And it is available online in over 140 countries around the world. Kristina really is living her dream life. But before she started Kikki K, Kristina tried different jobs in hospitality and travel, finding that none of them were the right fit for her. And it was during a sleepless night of not knowing and worrying about what she should do with her life that she wrote a list of exactly what she wanted from her career and lifestyle. What she wrote down didn’t include running a global stationery brand, but it was from that list that Kikki K was born. Kristina talks about how she went from that sleepless night to starting up her business and what the early days were like. We talk about mentoring, the importance of trying out different jobs and what success is for her. For anyone wondering what to do with their life, how to find out what their passion is or how to steer their career in a new direction, Kristina’s advice is going to be hugely inspiring. Kikki K: https://www.kikki-k.com

51 MINSEP 1
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Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

60 MINAUG 1
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Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

Olly Bengough: Bar Owner to Media Mogul

Olly Bengough started his first business in his twenties when he opened a bar on the King’s Road in Chelsea. From there he went on to set up venues which have become London institutions, including Infernos in Clapham and Koko in Camden. Along the way he started up the music festival Lovebox with members of Groove Armada. But it was Olly’s love of foreign and independent film that led him to set up the foreign film and lifestyle TV channel Cinemoi having no experience of operating a TV channel. Olly’s entrpreneurs story is an adrenalin-filled journey. He shares all the chaos, the hard work, the chance meetings with Martin Scorsese (no less) and his practical advice for anyone wanting to start their own business. And that advice applies equally to anyone looking to take a risk in their career more generally.

61 MINJUL 1
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Olly Bengough: Bar Owner to Media Mogul

Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur

Anyone with a passing interest in fashion will have heard of Tash Sefton. She is one of Australia’s most successful fashion entrepreneurs. Tash started out her career in fashion manufacturing, and moved into a business role, overseeing production, manufacturing and buying for one of Australia’s biggest streetwear brands, General Pants. But it was when she started a blog called They All Hate Us with her friend and colleague, Elle Ferguson, that work and life changed for Tash. The runaway success of their website meant that she was able to leave her job behind and turn her website into a fully fledged fashion ecommerce business. From there she has gone on to co-host TV makeover show, Style Squad, create and se ll her artwork with her sister Hayley, and provide style consulting to corporates and private clients. With her huge following Tash has also been able to shine a light on causes close to her heart such as conscious consumerism and animal preservation. Tash talked to me about her career journey, which includes one of the funniest job resignation stories I’ve ever heard. She also tells it how it is to be a fashion entrepreneur: the hard work and long hours that go on behind the glamour of the Instagram grid, and how her approach to social media has completely changed as her career has developed. Tash’s Personal Styling site: Where Did Your Style Go Tash and Hayley’s Art: Sefton & Segedin Tash works with the Taronga Conservation Society

55 MINJUN 1
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Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur

Sally Hepworth: HR Manager to Best Selling Author

In episode 8, Suzanne talks toSally Hepworth. Sally started out her career in event management and HR, but it was while she was on maternity leave with her first child that she finally followed her instinct for writing and penned her first novel. Her first book, the Secrets of Midwives, was the top selling debut novel in Australia in 2015. Fast forward a few years later, and Sally is the best selling author of five books. Sally talks about about her career journey and how she made the change out of her HR career and into full time writing. She has some valuable advice about not giving up in the face of rejection. She also had interesting insights about the idea of women’s fiction, and how writers of the genre are having the last laugh. At the time of this episode, Sally's latest book, The Mother In Law, has just been released in the UK and USA. You can follow Sally on her Instagram @sallyhepworth, and her website, www.sallyhepworthauthor.com

41 MINMAY 1
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Sally Hepworth: HR Manager to Best Selling Author

Naomi Mdudu: Fashion Editor to Business Coach

In episode 7, Suzanne talks to Naomi Mdudu. Naomi started her career as a fashion editor for some of the UK’s biggest print publications. Several grueling years later, Naomi dreamt up a career which involved the creation of content which was meaningful to her. This led to her establishing the Lifestyle Edit, an online destination and podcast designed for and about women entrepreneurs, their experiences, their challenges and their achievements. In addition to this, she is a business coach and consultant for female business founders all over the world. In this episode Naomi talks about her decision to leave the print world behind, as well as how she made the transition from editor to business woman. Naomi also shares invaluable advice for anyone with a burning desire to start a business and follow their dream. The Lifestyle Edit Website The Lifestyle Edit Podcast

42 MINAPR 1
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Naomi Mdudu: Fashion Editor to Business Coach

Emily Johnston: PR to Lifestyle Blogger

Emily Johnston, blogger, columnist and digital content creator moved from South Carolina to London straight out of university to pursue her dream of forging a career in the art world. Early on, she found a role at an art auction house and ended up as a PR manager for the auction house. But it was when she started her fashion industry news blog in her spare time, that life started to change for Emily. In this episode, Emily talks to Suzanne about how she transitioned from her corporate PR role to her current career which has involved the continued evolution of her hugely successful fashion and lifestyle blog, Fashion Foie Gras, as well as a column for Hello magazine and collaborations with brands such as Ralph Lauren and Coach. Emily shares the challenges of going freelance, how she stays true to herself on social media and how she developed her personal brand. She also has some fascinating insights into whether the body positivity movement has gone too far. You can follow Emily on I...

49 MINMAR 1
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Emily Johnston: PR to Lifestyle Blogger

Lucy Beard: lawyer to gin distiller

Today’s inspiring guest on Freedom Hunters is Lucy Beard. Originally from South Africa, Lucy started her career as a lawyer in London city law firms, and as an in-house lawyer for the UK’s largest commercial TV producer and broadcaster, ITV. She then spent two years as general manager of the broadcast technology company, SDN. It was during a grown up gap year of travelling around Europe that Lucy and her husband Leigh, also a lawyer, were struck with the idea of starting a gin distillery. This led the two back to their native South Africa, where they started up Hope on Hopkins, Cape Town’s first artisanal gin distillery. In this episode of Freedom Hunters, I talk to Lucy about how inspiration struck her and her husband to start up in the gin business, how they made the transition from lawyers to distillers and the importance of family and friends. Hope on Hopkins: http://hopeonhopkins.co.za

34 MINFEB 1
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Lucy Beard: lawyer to gin distiller

Latest Episodes

Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

Georgia Gwynne Gruber grew up in Wales and studied law at Oxford University. However shortly after graduating she was charged with a minor drug offence that resulted in her spending 6 months in prison. This then spurred her on to take her career and life in a wholly different direction. From producing and presenting travel programmes for television, to starting a rap group and touring the world she eventually landing in LA where she has written and produced TV, film and book projects, working with talent from Europe to America, from Zayn Malik to Larry King. After 10 years in the film and TV industry in LA, she has recently moved back to Wales with her husband. The two are currently filming in North Wales with big plans for establishing film and TV production infrastructure in that part of the country. Georgia is also Global Change Ambassador for Round Table Global and a representative on the En Committee, serving the three global goals of Education for all; Empowering everyone; and Environmental rejuvenation.

67 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

The world needs more people like Andy Griffiths. His work has taken him into brick kilns in India where he lead a team of freedom fighters rescuing people who had been subject to enforced slavery, and to the West Bank in Palestine where his organisation help run a program to create harmony and peace between Israelis and Palestinians through sport. But Andy started out his career in a very different way. Andy studied law and went on to become the Group Legal Director for ITV the UK’s biggest commercial TV broadcaster and production company. He went on to achieve what is the career pinnacle for any media lawyer, by becoming the General Counsel of the worlds largest independent TV production company, Endemol. But it was when he realised that the pursuit of profit was not fulfilling for him that he turned his attention to the not-for-profit sector. He talks about the challenges he faced in going from a successful corporate role as a lawyer to running an office in Chennai, India, for the International Justice Mission. We also talked about how to highlight the transferability of your skillset when you are looking to make any career change. But most inspiring of all, Andy shares some truly heart breaking stories about the people he and his teams have rescued from slavery and how those perpetrators of slavery and violence have been brought to account. Laureus International Justice Mission

68 MINOCT 1
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Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

Kristina is the founder of the stationary and lifestyle brand Kikki K, which has stores in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. And it is available online in over 140 countries around the world. Kristina really is living her dream life. But before she started Kikki K, Kristina tried different jobs in hospitality and travel, finding that none of them were the right fit for her. And it was during a sleepless night of not knowing and worrying about what she should do with her life that she wrote a list of exactly what she wanted from her career and lifestyle. What she wrote down didn’t include running a global stationery brand, but it was from that list that Kikki K was born. Kristina talks about how she went from that sleepless night to starting up her business and what the early days were like. We talk about mentoring, the importance of trying out different jobs and what success is for her. For anyone wondering what to do with their life, how to find out what their passion is or how to steer their career in a new direction, Kristina’s advice is going to be hugely inspiring. Kikki K: https://www.kikki-k.com

51 MINSEP 1
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Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

60 MINAUG 1
Comments
Poh Ling Yeow: Artist to TV Chef and Restaurateur

Olly Bengough: Bar Owner to Media Mogul

Olly Bengough started his first business in his twenties when he opened a bar on the King’s Road in Chelsea. From there he went on to set up venues which have become London institutions, including Infernos in Clapham and Koko in Camden. Along the way he started up the music festival Lovebox with members of Groove Armada. But it was Olly’s love of foreign and independent film that led him to set up the foreign film and lifestyle TV channel Cinemoi having no experience of operating a TV channel. Olly’s entrpreneurs story is an adrenalin-filled journey. He shares all the chaos, the hard work, the chance meetings with Martin Scorsese (no less) and his practical advice for anyone wanting to start their own business. And that advice applies equally to anyone looking to take a risk in their career more generally.

61 MINJUL 1
Comments
Olly Bengough: Bar Owner to Media Mogul

Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur

Anyone with a passing interest in fashion will have heard of Tash Sefton. She is one of Australia’s most successful fashion entrepreneurs. Tash started out her career in fashion manufacturing, and moved into a business role, overseeing production, manufacturing and buying for one of Australia’s biggest streetwear brands, General Pants. But it was when she started a blog called They All Hate Us with her friend and colleague, Elle Ferguson, that work and life changed for Tash. The runaway success of their website meant that she was able to leave her job behind and turn her website into a fully fledged fashion ecommerce business. From there she has gone on to co-host TV makeover show, Style Squad, create and se ll her artwork with her sister Hayley, and provide style consulting to corporates and private clients. With her huge following Tash has also been able to shine a light on causes close to her heart such as conscious consumerism and animal preservation. Tash talked to me about her career journey, which includes one of the funniest job resignation stories I’ve ever heard. She also tells it how it is to be a fashion entrepreneur: the hard work and long hours that go on behind the glamour of the Instagram grid, and how her approach to social media has completely changed as her career has developed. Tash’s Personal Styling site: Where Did Your Style Go Tash and Hayley’s Art: Sefton & Segedin Tash works with the Taronga Conservation Society

55 MINJUN 1
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Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur

Sally Hepworth: HR Manager to Best Selling Author

In episode 8, Suzanne talks toSally Hepworth. Sally started out her career in event management and HR, but it was while she was on maternity leave with her first child that she finally followed her instinct for writing and penned her first novel. Her first book, the Secrets of Midwives, was the top selling debut novel in Australia in 2015. Fast forward a few years later, and Sally is the best selling author of five books. Sally talks about about her career journey and how she made the change out of her HR career and into full time writing. She has some valuable advice about not giving up in the face of rejection. She also had interesting insights about the idea of women’s fiction, and how writers of the genre are having the last laugh. At the time of this episode, Sally's latest book, The Mother In Law, has just been released in the UK and USA. You can follow Sally on her Instagram @sallyhepworth, and her website, www.sallyhepworthauthor.com

41 MINMAY 1
Comments
Sally Hepworth: HR Manager to Best Selling Author

Naomi Mdudu: Fashion Editor to Business Coach

In episode 7, Suzanne talks to Naomi Mdudu. Naomi started her career as a fashion editor for some of the UK’s biggest print publications. Several grueling years later, Naomi dreamt up a career which involved the creation of content which was meaningful to her. This led to her establishing the Lifestyle Edit, an online destination and podcast designed for and about women entrepreneurs, their experiences, their challenges and their achievements. In addition to this, she is a business coach and consultant for female business founders all over the world. In this episode Naomi talks about her decision to leave the print world behind, as well as how she made the transition from editor to business woman. Naomi also shares invaluable advice for anyone with a burning desire to start a business and follow their dream. The Lifestyle Edit Website The Lifestyle Edit Podcast

42 MINAPR 1
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Naomi Mdudu: Fashion Editor to Business Coach

Emily Johnston: PR to Lifestyle Blogger

Emily Johnston, blogger, columnist and digital content creator moved from South Carolina to London straight out of university to pursue her dream of forging a career in the art world. Early on, she found a role at an art auction house and ended up as a PR manager for the auction house. But it was when she started her fashion industry news blog in her spare time, that life started to change for Emily. In this episode, Emily talks to Suzanne about how she transitioned from her corporate PR role to her current career which has involved the continued evolution of her hugely successful fashion and lifestyle blog, Fashion Foie Gras, as well as a column for Hello magazine and collaborations with brands such as Ralph Lauren and Coach. Emily shares the challenges of going freelance, how she stays true to herself on social media and how she developed her personal brand. She also has some fascinating insights into whether the body positivity movement has gone too far. You can follow Emily on I...

49 MINMAR 1
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Emily Johnston: PR to Lifestyle Blogger

Lucy Beard: lawyer to gin distiller

Today’s inspiring guest on Freedom Hunters is Lucy Beard. Originally from South Africa, Lucy started her career as a lawyer in London city law firms, and as an in-house lawyer for the UK’s largest commercial TV producer and broadcaster, ITV. She then spent two years as general manager of the broadcast technology company, SDN. It was during a grown up gap year of travelling around Europe that Lucy and her husband Leigh, also a lawyer, were struck with the idea of starting a gin distillery. This led the two back to their native South Africa, where they started up Hope on Hopkins, Cape Town’s first artisanal gin distillery. In this episode of Freedom Hunters, I talk to Lucy about how inspiration struck her and her husband to start up in the gin business, how they made the transition from lawyers to distillers and the importance of family and friends. Hope on Hopkins: http://hopeonhopkins.co.za

34 MINFEB 1
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Lucy Beard: lawyer to gin distiller
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