Podcasts: Cityparents Talk

Success, Trust and Integrity

Anna Richards talks to Paolo Gallo, the author, speaker, coach and former holder of senior HR positions at the World Economic Forum and World Bank, about successful careers, work / life balance and trust, motivation and tracking productivity within remote working teams.

15th Jun 2020

Flexible Working and #change4good

Geraldine Gallacher, the CEO of The Executive Coaching Consultancy talks to us about her #change4good campaign which aims to find positive, long term change in City working cultures resulting from the mass remote working experiment forced on us by COVID-19.

18th May 2020


Cityparents Director Helen Beedham talks to Uma Cresswell and Kirsty Wilkins who are current participants in Cityparents Mentoring Scheme. They discuss the drivers for taking part in mentoring, how the arrangement worked practically and advice that each shared for others considering joining this year's cohort.

23rd Apr 2020

Neuroscience and Positive Habits

Anna Richards talks to Dr Jon Finn, the founder and director of Tougher Minds, about how we can apply his insights from neuroscience, behavioural science and psychology to help to build better habits to succeed and thrive in the City of London.

9th Mar 2020

Premature Birth

In the latest edition of Cityparents Life, Anna Richards talks to Jonathan Bright, a Content Marketing Manager at finnCap whose baby daughter Isabella arrived 4 months prematurely in May 2019. In the podcast, Jonathan explores the rollercoaster of hospitals, emotions and routines that he and his wife juggled over the following 5 months, and how he managed to maintain his professional responsibilities during this extremely distressing time.

21st Jan 2020

Careers, Parenting and Staying Sane

Cityparents' Director Helen Beedham talks to Christine Armstrong, the writer, speaker and business advisor, about being a working parent and her book ‘The mother of all jobs: how to have children and a career and stay sane (ish)'. In the podcast, Christine talks about her own experience of being a working parent with small children and the experience of the many parents she interviewed when writing her book, and shares some tips on how to best balance the many competing pressures.

18th Nov 2019

Children's Mental Health

Anna Richards talks to Dr Brad Reedy, the parenting expert, author and the Owner and Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, which offers treatment for mental health issues in children and young adults. Brad explores the importance of taking care of our own mental health in order to be a better support for our children as they learn to manage the many pressures and stresses of growing up.

3rd Nov 2019

Happiness and Memory Making

Anna Richards from Cityparents talks to Meik Wiking, founder of the world's first Happiness Research Institute about happiness, memory making and how we can apply his findings to our own lives.

26th Sep 2019

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