Big Careers Small Children is a podcast hosted by Leaders Plus founder Verena Hefti MBE.
In each episode, Verena interviews experts - honestly and informally - on topics relating to ambitious working parents.
Below we have curated a list of episodes in discussion with parents working in the NHS as we know that this often presents very unique challenges.
We believe that no parent should have to choose between progressing the career they love and enjoying their young children.
Through the Big Careers, Small Children podcast and our award-winning Fellowship Programme, we help working parents to get to senior leadership positions, without having to sacrifice being present with their young families.
We're creating a world where nobody needs to choose between becoming a CEO and raising a family.
We hope you enjoy listening to our podcast and invite you to follow us on social media @leaders_plus #BigCareersSmallChildren
In this special compilation episode we share the best practical tips for parents working in the NHS and combining a big career and small children.
Dr Tom Bashford and Catherine Muge share their two experiences of Shared Parental Leave, as well as their views on the importance of role modelling equality for their sons.
Karen Squires, an A&E Consultant from Liverpool, talks changing careers and raising young children whilst working in emergency medicine.
Emergency Medicine Consultant Becky Maxwell successfully juggles a busy career at the hospital with raising her 2-year-old son. She shares how she deals with uncertainty, leads in a crisis as well as her tips for influencing senior leaders.
In episode 12 Verena is joined by Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE, the former National Clinical Director of Mental Health for NHS England, to talk mental health, having purpose and staying true to your values when progressing your career.
Consultant Paediatrician and busy mum Dr Susie Minson joins Verena to discuss her biggest learning points when combining a thriving leadership career in the NHS with raising her 3 young children.
This week Verena is joined by the Assistant HR Director for NHS Ayrshire and Arryn, Ann Crumley, who has over 30 years of experience working in the NHS.
Kate Jarman, Co-Founder of Flex NHS joins us to discuss flexible working in the NHS and why this is a retention as well as a recruitment issue.
This week Verena is joined by NHS England Head of Flexible Working and Founder of Quiet The Hive Jane Galloway to discuss all things flexible working.
Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Suhana Ahmed, who has been on the frontline of the Coronavirus Pandemic, shares practical advice on how to lead a team during a crisis, plus why small acts of kindness can make all the difference during the hard times.
Prof Dame Jane Dacre joins Verena to share her experience of the first-ever general medicine job share, plus there’s discussion on leadership and gender in the NHS, including the gender pay gap review.