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Beating The Imposter Syndrome with Caroline Flanagan #81

 

“Imposter syndrome is that feeling that you’re a fraud, that whatever success or achievements that you’ve had are down to luck and the fear that any minute now someone is going to tap you on the shoulder and expose you as the fraud you think you are.”


Imposter Syndrome can be totally debilitating but it can also be used as a force for good. In this episode of the Nicole Bremner podcast, I explore this subject with my guest, inspirational keynote speaker, transformational coach, author and fellow podcast host, Caroline Flanagan.

Caroline was the only black student in an all-white school, was one of a tiny minority of students of colour at Cambridge University and one of the only people of colour at two of the world’s most prestigious law firms.

She now works with some of the most influential international global organisations including Latham & Watkins, Kirkland and Ellis, Morgan Stanley, Google and Shell, to increase the number of women and people of colour in leadership.

Caroline talks about her new book Be the First: People of Colour, Imposter Syndrome and the Struggle to Succeed in a White World and how she has used Imposter Syndrome to fuel her own success and improve diversity in the workplace.

“The bit that I want to help us all individually repair is the perception of that aspect of ourselves as a weakness, when actually that is the root, the seeds, of our strength.”

We also speak about: 

  • Marginalisation of minority groups, particularly people of colour, and the struggle for better diversity in the workplace and beyond
  • Terminology surrounding ethnic minority groups – what language should we use?
  • Meritocracy and systemic bias.
  • The ethnicity pay and ‘stay’ gap.
  • The secrets to balancing a career and family explored in Caroline’s first book Baby Proof Your Career.

You can follow Caroline on Instagram @flan_caroline and Twitter @caroline_flanagan. Listen to The Caroline Flanagan podcast on all iTunes.

About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.

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The Property Twins, Tonya and Rea, discuss mothering, careers, and property as well as their exciting new venture #80

In the last of our live podcasts we interview  The Property Twins, Tonya and Rea. With England still in lockdown, we talk about how much of the burden of homeschooling  and childcare typically falls on women and the myth of having it all.

While many aspects of Tonya and Rea’s lives are similar – they’re both mums of two, they started as lettings agents and their husbands even work together – there are many differences too. Particularly in their choices in property. Tonya is a very hands-on property manager favouring HMOs and student lets while Rea prefers a more hands off approach developing and selling.

About The Property Twins :
In their early 20s Tonya and Rea began their property careers in estate agency in their hometown of Chelmsford. Working from the bottom of already established businesses as trainee negotiators, up to management positions before setting up their own property companies some years later. 
 
Since selling her estate agents in 2018 Rea spends the majority of her time designing luxury gardens for her husbands garden design company Rose Hill Design & Build Ltd.

As well as head of lettings for Adrian’s, Tonya also has her own property portfolio which continues to grow.

Now in their mid 30s, as well as being mums to four small children (Avie, Drew, Hudson & Jaxon), they have a selection of buy to let properties that they let and manage.

The Property Twins have write their own Interior Column and their future as a on screen duo is exciting.

Follow Tonya & Rea  on her social media channels:

Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

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Fellow Aussie Elinor Moshe on becoming a construction coach and the mistake most people make

EP 79 :  Elinor believes that success in construction is all down to one thing; mindset. In her experience lack of self belief holds people back from what could be a very rewarding career in construction.

Elinor was always attracted to the construction industry and started her career studying architecture and then specialising in construction management. When the pandemic hit and construction sites in Australia closed Elinor realised that she really enjoyed the coaching and mentoring side of her job. She set out to write a book, launch a podcast and establish herself as Australia’s first construction coach. 

About Elinor Moshe :
Elinor Moshe is an ambitious and driven thought leader in the construction industry. Her passion to guide, inspire and direct future leaders and industry professionals led to her founding Australia’s first construction coach, The Construction Coach. She is also the host of the Constructing You podcast, and #1 best-selling author of a one-of-a-kind book, Constructing Your Career. Her book offers practical, actionable, and inspirational advice and insight to build an exemplary career in construction.

Follow Elinor on her social media channels:

Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

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Solid Block with Yael Tamar ft. Nicole Bremner : Properties & Sailboats

Reinventing yourself in real estate & startup investing… All from her sailboat

In this episode, I had the great pleasure of having Nicole Bremner join as my guest speaker. Nicole is a property development specialist who founded East Eight – a boutique property development and investment company with a proven track record of renovating million-pound properties across London. In today’s episode, Nicole shared with us her interesting career journey, and together we explored topics such as Brexit and its effect on the UK real estate market and interesting new property technologies.

Nicole’s career journey went along a rather interesting path that included working in banking for a while, cooking, photography, and knitting, and was a stay-at-home mother too, all before finally settling on property development. She quickly learned that her love of architecture and her knowledge of finance was a great combination for operating a successful business in the field. 

Today she is raising 4 young children, is the acting director of East Eight, and is an adventurous amateur sailor together with her husband. She also runs her own podcast channel interviewing people from all industries, a successful author, is a non-executive director on the boards of several companies, and is a startup investor 

[00:00:00] – Introduction to the guest

[00:01:49] – Career stages, reinventing oneself and how it all connects

[00:05:33] – Dabbling in a startup

[00:07:24] – Covid-19-reality and predicting the smart real estate investment route: commercial hospitality or residential 

[00:08:59] – How has the Brexit influenced the UK market 

[00:11:43]- Interesting new property technologies

[00:14:09] – Interesting companies Nicole’s invested in 

[00:17:05] – The upside of having your own podcast channel

[00:22:59] – Sailing the seas

[00:25:16] – Moving away from active real estate investment to more passive investments and the advantages of security tokens

[00:28:31] – Methodology to working under the pressure of balancing family, work-life, and success

[00:32:34] – The benefits of online offerings for real estate developers  

[00:35:27] – Real estate, startups, world peace – predictions for 2021

[00:36:53] – Sailing and COVID

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What innovations will save retail and leisure companies nimble enough to adapt? RLI’s Jayne Rafter joins me #78Featured

EP78: It’s easy to forget that many of the high street and travel chains collapsing were already on that path pre-covid. The global pandemic has just been the nail in their coffin, unfortunately. But there are some good signs coming out of this beleaguered sector. I was joined by Jayne Rafter, co-publisher of RLI, Retail Leisure International, a long-running print and digital magazine about some of the trends she believes will save those companies nimble enough to adapt to changing consumer demand and habits.

Interestingly RLI faced its own challenges at the start of lockdown quickly switching from print-only to both digital and print. In doing so they increased their circulation from 20,000 a month to over 65,000 digital subscribers and growing.

About Jayne Rafter :
Jayne Rafter is the Co-Founder & Publisher of RLI, the world’s only global retail and leisure magazine established in 2004, and the Global RLI Awards which celebrate retail and leisure excellence on a global scale now in its fifteenth year. Jayne has over 30 years, experience in the sector and a proven track record for publishing well-respected, high-quality magazines.

Jayne’s renowned reputation internationally has enabled her to connect retailers, leisure operators and entertainment concepts with potential partners, operators, owners, and developers worldwide. Last year Jayne launched a new industry podcast, ‘RLI Talks’, A weekly inspiring podcast with iconic retail leaders, sharing interesting insights and secrets to success in the world of retail & leisure.

Follow Jayne on her social media channels:

Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

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Nicole as Guest

The Property Experts Podcast with Nicole Bremner

In this episode, we’re joined by Nicole Bremner, the director at East-Eight. She shares how she started her career in property development and some interesting stories from her experience.

About the Show :

Property Experts is a show hosted by Rune Sovndahl.

People rarely think about who built their homes. We dive deep into the hard part of being a property developer or having to manage multiple properties while still making downpayments on the mortgage. In other words, property heroes are the everyday people who take huge risks to provide housing for the UK.

We go over the untold part of the story. Unedited, real, with all the wins, losses, aspirations, and inspirations.

Rune’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/runelondon/
Rune’s Business: https://fantasticservices.com/

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The last untapped sector of the property sector? I talk to Andrew Fyfe, senior housing strategist, on his research with University of Aberdeen #77

EP77: Savills research recently said senior housing was the last untapped sector in the property industry.  To discuss this as well as recent trends in the elderly living market I welcome back Andrew Fyfe. He shared his recent paper published in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen and Elderly Accommodation Counsel about the supply of senior housing in Scotland. We also talked about his venture Sovereign Property Partnership which is planning their next move for their research to create a matrix for homes that shows which technology products can help people with certain diseases and disabilities stay independent for longer.

About Andrew Fyfe  :
Andrew Fyfe is co-founder of Sovereign Property Partnership. His research in the field of senior housing first alerted him to the difficulties faced by the ageing population and inspired him to want to investigate further. He is a published research author and currently sits on two cross-party government groups concerned with ageing in Scotland.

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Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way.

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)

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Meet Yael Tamar of Solidblock, a compliant global platform for the issuance and trade of digital securities backed by real estate #76

EP76: In this podcast we discuss ways property developers can create a tradable market for their investors by utilising blockchain technology and list on global exchanges. 

We touched on women in the current day traders v. hedge fund tussle and why some crypto currencies are so volatile. 

Yael founded the Women in Block global network, advancing women influencers in the blockchain industry. She’s also a regional co-chair at FIBREE, the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise, the leading international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry.

About Yael Tamar:
Yael has spent almost two decades in the financial markets. She started at a Wall Street broker dealer as an analyst, moving to M&A and private equity, as well as financial engineering, structuring products and indices for pensions funds and family offices. 

Yael worked on the largest IPO of an Israeli real estate company on AIM and served as an executive on the largest MVNO in Israel that was listed on NASDAQ. Yael has co-founded several fintech startups, a successful marketing company in the blockchain space, and an import/export company that was acquired. Yael is an influencer, who has appeared as a guest speaker in over 50 conferences and events has a podcast (Apple podcast, Spotify: BlockSolid) and a full course on tokenization. She is listed in the Top 25 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Speakers and 100 Most Inspirational Women In Blockchain.

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Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)

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HGTV personality Amy Mahjoory gets very real on the ups and downs in property and mastering strategic networking to fund her projects

EP75: Tearjerker alert! Amy really was such a lovely guest. I welled up, and so did she, as she opened up about the near-failure of her business and what she did to move on and learn from her mistakes. Clearly, it’s still raw but her humility and willingness to talk about provides us with such value. 

Also an HGTV presenter and best-selling author Amy Mahjoory who mastered the art  of strategic networking while in a corporate environment before transferring her skills to real estate. Over the last 8 years have raised over $16 Million in private money.  Amy also discussed her traditional roots and how she defied her family’s dream for her to pursue entrepreneurship. 

In this podcast we also discussed her journey with mentors and coaches in which a system Amy encourages that you can apply to yourself. Also how she transitioned from being a shy kid to being an extrovert and how this attitude propels her to greater heights.

About Amy Mahjoory:
Amy is an expert real estate investor and educator, best selling author, HGTV personality, networking coach, and keynote speaker. Before pursuing her passion in Entrepreneurship, Amy was a highly recognised global leader in procurement, logistics, and operations management for Dell. After 14 years in corporate America, Amy quickly realised that a traditional education combined with the security of a 9-5 was not going to produce the results she wanted to achieve. 

Amy’s success can be attributed, in large part, to her team-building talents and cutting-edge business systems. She focuses on surrounding herself with some of the most dynamic and dedicated entrepreneurs, mentors, peers, employees, and investors. Her training include Strategic Networking, Team Building, Problem Solving, Outsourcing, and Raising Capital. Amy has a genuine interest in helping others succeed. Most of her success originates from her belief in working smarter, not harder. Amy’s number one goal is to provide the absolute highest level of service to her clients.

Follow Amy :
• Website: https://amymahjoory.com/
• Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/amymahjoory/
• Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Mahjoory-2257653407619681

Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

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Should you buy your own investment property or leave it to an expert? You wouldn’t take over from a pilot

EP74: Buying property is not as simple a process as shows such as Homes Under the Hammer would have you believe. Many people end up getting it wrong and end up overpaying or purchasing the wrong type of product for their area. The argument goes that you wouldn’t fly your own plane back from your holiday in Alicante so why not leave investment property buying to an expert too? 

In this podcast I talk to My Property Consultant founder Eyeedul Haque about time-poor professional and how he helps them invest in property. We also discuss his excellent one page summary of the many monthly property statistics which are published each month. We also discuss: 

  • How  My Property Consultant came about
  • What will happen to UK house prices
  • The MPC property index tracker
  • And the challenges in the housing market eg is there a housing crisis?

About Eyeedul Haque:

Eyeedul spent 20 years in financial services before setting up My Property Consultant, which is now 6 years old.  My Property Consultant is a boutique property buying agency and a property management service that offers an end-to-end process of raising finance, sourcing the property, overseeing the legal work, and then putting in tenants. Eyeedul spent 20 years building up his own property portfolio and now offers this as a proposition to others. He has a passion for skiing and he dreams to be based in the Alps and fly to the UK for meetings.

Follow Eyeedul :
• Website: myproperty-consultant.london
• Twitter :  https://twitter.com/mpc_london
• LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/eyeedul-haque
• Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/PropertyConsultantofLondon

Hosted by Nicole Bremner:
Nicole is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a frantic decade building out a property portfolio worth millions throughout London recent personal and professional setbacks forced her to stop and reassess what really matters. After a period of healing, Nicole realised that what comes after a setback is a success. Nicole focuses on telling these stories of #reboundaftersetback and the lessons learned along the way. 

Connect with Nicole:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolebremner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremner
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvy
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremner

Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)

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