The Solo Collective

The Solo Collective

By Chalk and Blade

Whether by choice or circumstance, as a freelancer or a company employee working from home, more of us are becoming solo workers than ever before. But once you've made the leap, how do you actually work well in isolation? And how can you thrive while working alone?

Introducing The Solo Collective, a brand-new podcast hosted by Rebecca Seal, the bestselling author of 'Solo - How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind'.

Picking up where the freelancer bibles stop, The Solo Collective is a podcast series designed to bring interesting and engaging stories from experts into the ears of workers across the world to help them become happy and successful in managing their careers.

In this 12-part series, Rebecca speaks to experts and well-known solo workers to find the secret to thriving while working alone. Guests include Dr Laurie Santos (host of The Happiness Lab podcast), Emma Gannon (host of Ctrl-Alt-Delete podcast) and Henry Holland (Fashion Designer).


Little Earthquakes Everywhere

Henry Holland’s witty Fashion Groupie t-shirts were the things to be seen in when he launched his iconic brand back in the late aughts. But the pandemic has devastated many industries and House of Holland was one of those to go under in March last year. In conversation with Rebecca, the London designer looks back on the dissolution of his company but shares his gratitude for everything he’s learned as a solo entrepreneur and the resolve it’s given him - from building an empire from the ground up to surrounding yourself with the right people to propel you into a positive future.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2140m 20s

Book In That Nap

When was the last time you had a nap? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang advocates an afternoon one and believes that overworking can actually hinder productivity. With so many of us working from home, that chance to rest is now available more than ever so why not take that break away from your desk starting today? It can help reset the brain in a way that is far more beneficial than we might think, allowing us to explore more ideas creatively and help with problem-solving. In this episode, Pang shares how we can empower these new practices into our day-to-day as solo workers and reap the benefits.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2138m 51s

Role Playing Your Job

Have you ever struggled doing the smallest tasks? Putting a wash on, making time to see a friend or finding yourself on Slack trying to stay engaged? The latter is something Anne Helen Petersen likes to call “live action role playing your job” or “LARP-ing”. Sometimes these things feel impossible and it makes you feel like a terrible adult. But it’s actually more normal than you think and it’s most likely a sign of burnout. Petersen, author of Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation joins Rebecca to explore the markers that lead to burnout and how to listen and let the stress flow out of you instead.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/2135m 23s

Date Yourself

Are you getting in the way of your own success? Now, more than ever, it’s so important we have the right tools in our arsenal to separate our professional and personal lives. Host of Ctrl Alt Delete, the no. 1 career podcast in the UK, Emma Gannon knows a thing or two when it comes to understanding and managing your inner critic. Rebecca speaks to Emma about understanding her self-sabotage triggers, managing mental health and why celebrating your essential self with rituals can make you feel, and live, better. (Crystal rubbing is optional…)  See for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2138m 23s

Pump Up Your Happiness

How are you keeping your happiness tyre topped up? Science tells us we’re at our most productive when we’re happy but we often think happiness is simply a destination. Dr. Laurie Santos, host of The Happiness Lab podcast, says happiness is more like a leaky tyre that needs a daily infusion of joy. Rebecca speaks to Laurie about the importance of seeking out social interactions (even if that’s just whilst you’re ordering a flat-white) and why it’s so powerful to find ways to put technology away to be present in real life.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2133m 47s

Welcome to The Solo Collective

Introducing The Solo Collective, a brand-new podcast hosted by Rebecca Seal, the bestselling author of 'Solo - How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind'.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/211m 19s
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