Freedom Hunters

What is Success for You?

At the time of writing this, series 1 of Freedom Hunters podcast is wrapping up. And I’ve been reflecting on the guests I’ve had the privilege of interviewing throughout the year. Freedom Hunters is a podcast in which I interview people who have changed careers in order to follow a dream. Each guest I’ve interviewed has had their own unique career path. Each of them has taken risks and made sacrifices in order to carve out and achieve their own definition of success.

In each episode of Freedom Hunters I asked each guest, “What is success for you?” I asked this question, because in my career as a lawyer I didn’t ask myself this question enough. And it was only when I answered it honestly did I realise that I needed to define a new ideal of success for myself. That was the start of my career change from lawyer to personal stylist and podcaster. And now that I’m finally in a career I love, success for me is to be able to continue do what I love every day. To be my own boss. And to be creative in what I do.

So here is what my series 1 Freedom Hunters shared with me when I asked them, “What is success for you?” Continue reading “What is Success for You?”

Freedom Hunters Episode 5: Lucy Beard

Freedom Hunters Podcast Lucy Beard

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, followed by several years 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. Continue reading “Freedom Hunters Episode 5: Lucy Beard”