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Confident Conversations

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life without burning out.

Hosted by Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker, Sherry is a former Global Head of IT Service for a City law firm and over two decades of leadership experience. She now helps ambitious women get clear what they really want then find the confidence to do it.

Sherry runs The Confident Mother, an independent coaching practice, specialising in working with women in technology and women in professional services, on a one-to-one basis or in a group, individually or through your in-house career and leadership development programmes. She is also the founder and host of City Conversations

Dec 8, 2016

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life, hosted by me, Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker. Because I love having conversations about career and confidence.

This week's episode 004

Following last week's conversation with former BBC Apprentice candidate, Aleksandra King, this week I talk to Rebecca Jeffery fired in Week 6, after confusing tagine with tahini and soup for soap. And anyway, how's a Manchester girl supposed to know how far Streatham is from Canary Wharf.

Known as Becs, she is a freelance copywriter, bookworm, mum, tea drinker and sausage dog owner.

She joined her sister's company 3 years ago; together they have built a successful design & marketing business that fits around life and family. Her business plan for The Apprentice was built around recruiting other parents who want work that works.

Our conversation (over a cup of tea, of course) discussed:

  • how lonely it can be working for yourself
  • the pros and cons of running a business with your sister
  • how to make business work around your children
  • she applied for The Apprentice on a whim, encouraged by her brain surgeon brother-in-law
  • outsource the skills you don't have (like accounting which Fi & Becs outsource to their Dad!)
  • being a parent doesn't make you any less ambitious in your career or your business

Her top tip for ambitious women "Don't apologise for wanting to work in a different way.

GUEST: Rebecca Jeffery
HOSTED BY: Sherry Bevan 

Mentioned on the show

Becs' website: or connect on Twitter @_rebeccajeffery, Instagram _rebeccajeffery.

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