Changing Confidence with Lauren Currie
The guest of the new episode of Beyond Busy weekly podcast is Lauren Currie. Lauren is a serial entrepreneur with a background in service design and she is the CEO and founder of Upfront. An organization that’s helping women to tackle issues about confidence. She is one of the most interesting and articulate speakers on subjects of gender, race, diversity. In this episode we talk about empathy, curiosity, and what it meant to her to be awarded an OBE.
The episode starts with the description of Lauren’s main activity right now - Upfront. She explains the mission of the company and how the organization can help.
‘UpFront is an organization on a mission to change confidence - not women. We were founded in 2017, we work with women all over the World to change their relationships with confidence. And we do that in three ways: one is through bonds. We have a six-week online-course, the fourth bond starts in a couple of weeks. We also have membership space which is the global community bond for women who are really intentionally looking to build new muscles of confidence, visibility, and advocacy. And content! We run newsletters, we do keynotes, we talk on podcasts to smart people like you. That’s UpFront’
She shares a nice goal of having worked with 1m women by 2023. Which is very possible due to the high demand. If you want to join, press here!
In the episode Lauren also tells about her opinion on the positive future of work:
‘I think it looks feminist in its values, practices and behaviour. It looks intersectional, genuinely diverse, inclusive, and fair. Universal basic income, healthcare. There’s also a bunch of useful staff for the planet: vegan, sustainable’
Lauren also tells about her past experiences to better understand her path. Graham recalls the first meeting with Lauren where he first admired her:
‘You were pitching for a project around leadership. I was such a fan of your approach to design thinking and serving design’
There are also some useful tips from Lauren on productivity & work/life balance:
‘I don’t work weekends, I usually don’t work evenings, I don’t have email nor notifications on my phone. And I really don’t do stuff that I don’t wanna do anymore’
The full conversation is available on Beyond Busy YouTube channel. If you prefer listening, you can find the audio version of the episode on Podtail.
Graham Allcott is the founder of the time-management training company Think Productive.
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy