108: Dealing with Other People’s Opinions



In this week’s episode we’re discussing dealing with other people’s opinions and especially dealing with other people’s opinions of you.

It can be really hard to not get caught up about what other people think of you, whether that’s at work, with friends or especially when you’re meeting new people. We want to show that you’re not alone in worrying about things like this, plus we discuss how we can all get better at letting those worries go, being at peace with our own intent and our own personality by accepting that we can’t always be everyone’s cup of tea.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on career advice you wish someone had told you sooner, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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107: How To Successfully Plan & Achieve Your Goals



It’s one thing to set yourself a new goal, it’s another to do it in a way that actually sets you up for success. In this episode we’re discussed the steps we take to make sure that we’re approaching our goals in a realistic and achievable way, and the tools, trackers and processes we use to keep us on track.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on other people’s opinions of you, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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106: Knowing When It’s Time for a Change



You definitely don’t need the start of a new year as a reason to make changes in your life, but since it’s our first episode of 2022, we wanted to discuss the importance of recognising when it might be time for a change, whether that’s a big change to a relationship or your career, or changing your habits like your workout regime or after-work routine. Recognising your discomfort or dissatisfaction is the important first step in making changes to your life and as scary as change may be, only you can make meaningful changes to your own life.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on successful goal setting, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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105: Investing in Yourself



As we approach the new year, we don’t just want to talk about goal setting, instead we want to talk about investing in yourself and how those investments don’t have to just mean financial investments. We’re talking about anything from your personal or professional development to investing in your physical and mental wellbeing or perhaps deciding to take a hobby to the next level.

Investing in yourself is important for your own self-development and is also an aspect of self-trust and self-care. Join us for a chat about different ways you can invest in yourself and hear how we’re investing in ourselves and how our listeners are investing in themselves in 2022.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic in the new year, look out for our first topic announcement in the new year on our Instagram:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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104: Uncomfortable Conversations



No one enjoys them but sometimes having an uncomfortable conversation is essential. Whether it’s a family member’s comment over the holidays or a disagreement at work, there’s always a way to approach the situation in a constructive way. In this episode we’re sharing how to start one of these more awkward conversations, easy ways to enforce your own boundaries and when it’s best to just leave it.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on Investing In Yourself, please drop us a message on the details below (everything will be kept anonymous):

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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103: The Fear Of Having Children



Content Warning: This week we’re discussing the fear around having children, based on our personal thoughts and experiences. We discuss a wide range of topics including fertility, being child-free, pregnancy, birth, traumatic births, loneliness, mental health and other topics. If this isn’t something you want to or feel you can listen to right now please skip this episode.

The conversations about parenthood, and whether to be a parent or be child-free, are opening up more and that can only be a good thing. However it feels like there’s a big grey area that we still aren’t addressing. What if you aren’t clear on whether you want to have children? Or what if you might like the idea but also find it deeply terrifying? You might think you want to but just know it’s not one for right now, but what if “right now” never comes? We think that given it’s likely to be the biggest decision you’ll ever make it’s one worth discussing in detail and giving real consideration. There’s no “right” answer but hopefully by opening up the conversation it provides some comfort to anyone else who feels like they’re in that confusing and often scary grey area.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on Uncomfortable Conversations, please drop us a message on the details below (everything will be kept anonymous):

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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102: Cultivating Adult Friendships



We love talking about friendship (and know you love it too) so this week we’re talking about how you maintain, grow and build friendships as an adult when there are so many other things going on at the same time. We also answer your questions on how to make friends, having difficult conversations and that awkward topic of gift giving!

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on Being Afraid Of Having Children, please drop us a message on the details below (everything will be kept anonymous):

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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101: Portfolio Careers vs. Career Paths



A linear career path is no longer the only way to build a career. In this episode, we’re discussing the increasing popularity of portfolio-style careers and the value that you can bring to a job role based on a variety of experiences and skills that transfer across industries. While there are benefits to both styles of career, we’re chatting about how we, as the next generation of hiring managers, can continue to remove the stigma associated with changing your career or moving industries that existed more in past generations and why that change has happened.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on Adult Friendships, please drop us a message on the details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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100: Answering Your Questions



We’ve made it to episode 100 and we can’t quite believe it either. Instead of our normal discussion, this week we’re answering your questions. We discuss everything from our least favourite part of doing the podcast (double points to anyone who guesses it correctly!) to our favourite self care rituals. Thanks to everyone who sent in their questions!

We’d love to hear from you!

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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99: Small Ways to Seize the Season



It’s no secret that we’re not a fan of the shorter winter days! So if you’re like us and you’re dreading the dark winter months, this week we’re chatting about a few small things to incorporate into your day to make us all feel a bit happier, a bit more productive and embrace the season, especially as we weren’t able to last year!

We’d love to hear from you!

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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