[Episode 97] Rachel Carrell, founder of Koru Kids, on reframing your thoughts and her unique hiring process ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 97] Rachel Carrell, founder of Koru Kids, on reframing your thoughts and her unique hiring process

Stress. 😰 How do you handle it?

Whether it has you dashing for the biscuit tin 🍪 or grabbing your running gear to pound the pavement 🏃‍♀️, you’re going to want to tune in to this week’s episode of the Sparkle and Thrive podcast.

Rachel Carrell, founder of a £14 million childcare start-up, has had a fair few nail-biting moments in her entrepreneurial journey, but she has a nifty reframe that you’re going to love. Plus, if you want to hear an Olympian’s attitude to handling nerves, this is your chance (our founder shot arrows for the US archery team and her husband is Tim Foster. Yep, one-quarter of that famous coxless four Olympic gold medal rowing team 🥇).

Here’s why you need to tune in

We take a dive into Rachel’s story, from humble beginnings to changing the lives of families and nannies with her business. We hear about the emotions she’s gone through to get to where she is today, and we get some top tips on hiring people when you’re just starting out. Oh, and if you want the best person for the job, you’re going to want to pinch Rachel’s ‘secret’ hiring process. It’s genius! 👏

Here’s what to listen out for:

[01:45] Rachel goes back to square one.

[04:36] How to play bigger than you are (at the time!).

[06:28] Hear Rachel’s top tip on buddying up for a good cause.

[11:00] Discover Rachel’s method for reframing stress.

[12:04] Hear how an Olympian handles nerves.

[20:10] Learn about Koru Kids’ ‘blind’ hiring process.

[22:58] Hear Rachel’s advice on hiring early on in a business.

[25:48] Why you should never stop learning.

We’re off to grab a biscuit! 😂 Hit play now and enjoy!

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future – Rachel’s Episode

Koru Kids – Career opportunities

Innovate UK Loan

LEP – Local Enterprise Network

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