Sharon Gaskin

Sharon Gaskin 

Ginette Tessier

Ginette Tessier

Join Sharon and Ginette (from Get That Course Online) as they chat about freelance life, deliver top tips for trainers, find interesting business events, cool tools to use online and catch you up on the latest dog-walking digest!

Podcast Ep41: July 5 2019

Being Discouragement-proof – is it possible? In an episode considerably longer than a sub four-minute mile, Sharon wishes the year away, shows off her street creds while simultaneously being mum of the year (not). Ginette insists that mushrooms are evil and that having an extra business is good for business. In Top of Mind we talk about feeling discouraged, even though there might not be the evidence to back that up. The discussion is obviously a thinly-veiled cover for taking about taking action again, which Jem takes to heart every time she asks to go into the garden. In other news, we cover why squirrels in Cardiff are more discerning and how you can get the kettle to boil every time you post to Facebook …

Podcast Ep40: June 28 2019

Reviews: when do you know it’s time to change? This week (in amongst the tennis talk obviously), Sharon gets a touch of FOMO with the first of the Trainer Talk Locals and Ginette gets the feedback she was waiting for. We discuss how important it is to get reassurance from time to time, but sometimes we just need to get on and do! In the Top of Mind topic we talk about change – should you plan to review and if so, how often? In the Dog-walking Digest, Jem has an ‘incident’, which pales into comparison with what’s revealed later in the Podcast. We also cover another cool tool and have a super-long list of shout outs for lovely listeners!

Podcast Ep39: June 21 2019

Sparkle! Going down a rabbit-hole: This week we discuss polite Japanese slang and whether it’s a good thing to overload on learning. Sharon’s full of thoughts about adding value to the membership while Ginette’s trying to censor her mum’s movie watching. We take some time to discuss what happens when we get distracted by following a train of thought – when is it procrastination, when is it genuinely helpful and which bit is the Podcast classed as?! Gut feel comes into play again, but we’re not impressed by the continued sogginess of the dog walks, even though Trainer Talk Locals are off to a flying start and the nifty cool tool will help you save and share interesting stuff.

Podcast Ep38: June 14 2019

Email Marketing and how to think about it. In this week’s episode Sharon shoe-horns in some special numbers of her own and Ginette gets technical talking about background internet whizzy stuff. For some reason, tennis is discussed at length, although it underlines a point about success not being an accident. We cover mindset (for a change), the power of repetition, whether you’re asking for feedback or praise, some tricksy tips for competitor analysis and being clear on your target audience. And in case you think we were all serious in this one, it’s also the one where we make up our own sound effects, we decide that Jem could predict the next (men’s) Football World Cup winners and how it’s still all happening in Bournemouth (even though Sharon’s doing her best to leave it out).

Podcast Ep37: June 7 2019

Open Courses and Events: how to do them. In an episode that has the star factor, Sharon confesses that she hasn’t watched much tennis (except for Rafa obvs) and Ginette has trouble with a Good Samaritan. Also in this episode, we discuss why Sharon isn’t a whale and what she said to make Ginette snort (with laughter). Our top of mind topic looks at all the things we need to think about for open courses and events (including why we’d bother!) and we talk about what the League of Gentlemen has to do with Trainer Talk (hint: Local). Meanwhile, Jem sleeps lots (except when the podcast is recording) and Scamp’s been behaving (ish).

Podcast Ep36: May 31 2019

Expert: when do you get to call yourself one? This week life gets back to normal (at least for Jem during recording), as Sharon gets caught out and Ginette talks about square triangles; in slightly more business-related content we discuss the new Trainer Talk Local events being organised (no squirrels here anymore) and whether or not – and when – it’s acceptable to call yourself an expert. We both agree that gurus are distasteful and talk about whether surfboards are like traffic cones. The cool online tool helps to speed things up and we finish in time for something tennisy to happen (yep, it’s started).

Podcast Ep35: May 24 2019

Community: why is it important? This week’s bumper episode sees Sharon in her second home and Ginette realise she’s no longer a freelance trainer … We reflect on the amazing-ness that is Trainer Talk Live and Sharon finally reveals what the secret squirrel was all about! Our top of mind topic sees us get all deep and meaningful about the nature of belonging (and how you can insert an expletive of your choice), but to counter the depths comes a light and airy look at why it’s essential to listen to your intuition, especially if you want to enjoy a cuppa. In the Dog-walking Digest, Ginette finds the world’s only dog that doesn’t want to go for a walk, and then Sharon learns about selling with heart (mainly because it’s short). Last but not least we look at an app that will keep your writing active.

Podcast Ep34: May 17 2019

Resilience: How to get back into shape. If you’re wondering what Chumbawamba, BMW and a Facebook Live (with a facepack) have in common, it’s this week’s episode number 34 (which is also magic), and that’s just the Top of Mind Topic! In a first for Trainer Talk the Podcast, we have a guest on to talk about her experiences with resilience – you won’t want to miss Amanda Alexander’s stories. In other news, Tennis Talk the Podcast makes an appearance, Jem’s getting a haircut (if she ever gets off the chair), Sharon takes a big business step forward and Ginette still can’t tell you what the Secret Squirrel meetings are about, but we both love an unprompted testimonial.

Podcast Ep33: May 10 2019

Business Improvements: when is enough, enough? This week, as well as the fascinating facts about the number 33, Ginette regales us with her tales of Tough Mudder (it was indeed tough and muddy), a shocker on the dog walk and a cool tool for capturing our thoughts in mind bubbles. Sharon is still being tight-lipped about the secret-squirrel project, makes a pun that Anne would be proud of and brings us a book that has led her to a whole new learning opportunity. In Top of Mind we talk about whether there’s ever a finishing line in business. We also shamelessly canvas for votes in the British Podcasting Awards even though the idea of anyone actually listening to us is still a bit weird …

Podcast Ep32: May 3 2019

Ideas: Or how do you keep a good idea from fading away? In the ninth happy episode (that’s number 32 to non-mathematicians), we cover mindset, synchronicity and synergy; in our top of mind topic we talk about how to nurture ideas when you work alone – even though we’re very happy to no longer have trial by committee; Ginette gets dangerously close to a rant and we talk about whether Sharon had heavy wind … meaning the weather obviously (can’t believe you went there); Jem finally fell off the chair which was really rather hilarious and Sharon’s book of the week set off a bit of a woo-woo chain of events, while Ginette is let off lightly again as someone else finds a great tool for trainers.

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