How to Go to Work

Lucy Clayton & Steven Haines

The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career. This podcast accompanies the release of the book How to Go to Work, published by Penguin Books. read less
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Episodes

Nell Gifford
Mar 23 2020
Nell Gifford
Welcome to episode eight of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book _How To Go To Work_ (Penguin, 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current professional life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s guest is the legendary Nell Gifford, founder of [Gifford’s Circus](https://www.giffordscircus.com/). This special episode was recorded shortly before Nell’s death at the end of 2019 and is a tribute to her creative genius, work ethic and vision. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [Nell’s obituary in the Guardian](https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/dec/23/nell-gifford-obituary) * [Follow Gifford's Circus on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/officialgiffordscircus/) * [Nell and the Circus of Dreams](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0192765949/), Nell’s book This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Rosie Vogel-Eades
Mar 9 2020
Rosie Vogel-Eades
Welcome to episode six of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book _How To Go To Work_ (Penguin, 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current professional life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s guest is [Rosie Vogel-Eades](https://www.vogue.co.uk/profile/rosie-vogel-eades). She’s the Bookings Editor of British Vogue, where she regularly works with the industry’s most eminent talent. She’s central to the creation of so many iconic images and in addition to her role at British Vogue she’s a sought-after casting director working on shows and advertising campaigns for fashion’s finest. She works with a range of artists from emerging to the most established. Join Lucy and Rosie as they talk about breaking into a notoriously tough industry, tips for being a brilliant intern and why you should never say “passion for fashion” in a cover letter. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [Follow Rosie on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/mrsvoguester/) Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Dr Rahul Jandial
Mar 2 2020
Dr Rahul Jandial
Welcome to episode five of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book /How To Go To Work/ (Penguin, 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s guest is Dr Rahul Jandial. He’s one of the world’s top brain surgeons and for years he has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through “brain rehab”, his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function.His new book, published by Penguin called _[Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon, the New Science and Stories of the Brain](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241338689/)_ demonstrates how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. Join Lucy and Dr Jandial as they talk about his journey from shop floor to surgery and everything in between. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [Follow Dr Jandial on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/drjandial/) Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Molly Case
Feb 24 2020
Molly Case
Welcome to episode four of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book [How To Go To Work](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241399467/) (Penguin, 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guests to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show-off narratives — this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to the guest’s current life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s guest is the acclaimed writer, spoken word artist and nurse, [Molly Case](http://www.mollycasespeaks.com/about/). Molly is currently working at St George’s Hospital, London as a cardiac nurse specialist. In April 2013 she achieved national recognition after performing her poem ‘Nursing the Nation’ at the Royal College of Nursing. Her book [How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241347378/) is published by Penguin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCda6OiYpg Join Lucy and Molly as they talk about nursing, language, risk taking and why plan A and plan B can happen all at the same time. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [Molly’s author bio](https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/134772/molly-case.html) * [Follow Molly on Twitter](https://twitter.com/mollycasespeaks/) Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Antonia Belcher
Feb 17 2020
Antonia Belcher
Welcome to episode three of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book _How To Go To Work_ (Penguin, 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s guest is Antonia Belcher, Founding Partner of MHBC. Antonia has over 40 years’ experience in the construction and property industries and leads her own business that she founded in 2007. Her story of transitioning in a very traditional, male dominated working environment, where there was no history or visible LGBT influences to draw upon, has inspired her to be a force for positive change for LGBT+ in all business spheres, but especially in her chosen career path of Surveying. Join Lucy and Antonia as they talk about an extraordinary career, authenticity at work and why the right thing isn’t always the easy thing. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [The Antonia & Andrea Belcher Trans Fund](https://giveout.org/trans-fund) * [Antonia’s profile on Out Leadership](https://outleadership.com/outleader/antonia-belcher/) * [MHBC Cumming](https://mhbccumming.com) Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Jude Yawson
Feb 10 2020
Jude Yawson
Welcome to episode two of _How To Go To Work,_ the podcast that accompanies the book _How To Go To Work_ (Penguin, February 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. This week’s episode features writer Jude Yawson. He’s the co-author and editor of the story of Stormzy’s meteoric rise to fame, [Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F7F7MFC/). The first publication from the new imprint [#Merky Books](https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/cornerstone/merky-books.html) (part of Penguin Random House UK), dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Curated by Stormzy, this project forms a home for a new generation of voices. Their book is evocative of a particular point in time and a particular energy, but as the title suggests it’s also about beginnings. Join Lucy and Jude as they discuss his journey from being serially excluded from education, to becoming a bestselling author, and everything in between. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [BBC Words First](https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4vMSbh4t5xmTgMCg4NJ6ntQ/words-first-are-you-the-next-spoken-word-star) * [Jude’s Vanity Fair piece](https://www.vanityfair.com/london/2019/02/jude-yawson-writing-sustainability-stormzy) Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Simon Sinek
Feb 3 2020
Simon Sinek
Welcome to episode one of _How To Go To Work_, the podcast that accompanies the book _How To Go To Work_ (Penguin, February 2020). Each week authors Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines will be asking guest to take us right back to the beginning of their career. We’re not interested in stellar success stories or show off narratives – this is a show about the start of things. However famous our guests are, we start with their Saturday job. Tracking the progress from early work experience through to guest’s current life, we examine what was learnt on the way, how the journey developed, how people are held back or inspired further. Our first guest, author Simon Sinek is, first and foremost, an optimist. That spirit imbues all his books, _Start with Why, Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better_ which have garnered him a devoted following all over the world. His TED talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is one of the most viewed of all time. And his new book, _The Infinite Game_ challenges readers to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day. Join Lucy and Simon as they talk about the myth of work/life balance, the benefits of having a bad boss and why you should _never_ take your phone into a meeting. * [How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career — published by Penguin](https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Go-Work-Honest-Advice/dp/0241399467/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580036511&sr=8-1) * [Simon Sinek’s books — published by Penguin](https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/71661/simon-sinek.html) * [Simon’s website](https://simonsinek.com) * Follow @[simonsinek](https://twitter.com/simonsinek) on Twitter * Follow @[mslucyclayton](https://twitter.com/mslucyclayton) on Twitter Email or follow the show on Twitter, @[howtogotowork](https://twitter.com/howtogotowork/). This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).