Don't Work With Tossers

Tina Boden

Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast is hosted by Tina Boden, the Work Life Blend Coach.

Each week Tina chats to guests who share business tips and life lessons that help you identify the Tossers around you and start to rid them from your life.

Tina is 3rd generation self-employed and in her 35th year of self-employment. She has worked with and come across plenty of Tossers in that time. Her life experiences, and she has had many, have also led Tina to encounter more than her fair share of Tossers.

In 2017 to focus the work she does and the people she wanted to work with, Tina set 6 criteria - Criteria 6 is She won't work with Tossers.

Tina's Little Book Of Tossers was created to list those that showed Tossery behaviour towards her. Somewhere she could record the Tosser's name, the date they behaved like a Tosser and the Tosser traits they showed!

And this is how Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast began.

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Ditch the Tossers, improve your Work Life Blend with Tina Boden as guest and Deborah Ogden as Guest Host.
14-12-2023
Ditch the Tossers, improve your Work Life Blend with Tina Boden as guest and Deborah Ogden as Guest Host.
In Episode 12, the final Episode of Season 1 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Tina Boden swops her Host Chair for the Guest Chair as she chats to Deborah Ogden, Guest Host for this Episode.Tina shares how her Little Book of Tossers came about, she talks to Deborah about launching this Podcast and why she felt it was a great way to give business support in a light hearted way with a strong underlying message. Tina chats with Deborah about the importance of ensuring your work life blend is as good as it can be when you are a business owner. They talk about the importance of choice, being your authentic self and  Tina shares openly about the things that make her tick and why she feels it is important that you don't work with Tossers.Tina Boden is 3rd generation self-employed and in her 35th year of self-employment.She has worked with and come across plenty of Tossers in that time in her businesses that have spanned different sectors including property lettings and management, property development, retail and hospitality to name a few. Her life experiences, and she has had many, have also led Tina to encounter more than her fair share of Tossers.As the Work Life Blend Coach, Tina now helps business owners create a work life blend that is right for them. Tina knows achieving work life balance is hard, almost impossible. The focus needs to be on the blend – how you mix work and life together – to reduce the impact on your mental, sometimes physical, health and increase the time you spend doing the things you love with the right kind of people, not Tossers!Through her unique style of advising, coaching and experience sharing she helps to ensure the wellbeing of the business owner and their business is as good as it can be. Tina knows from a wealth of personal experience that one seriously impacts the other.Want to know more about Tina Boden ? Click on this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-boden/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Once a Tosser always a Tosser with guests Danny Thompson and James Mellor.
07-12-2023
Once a Tosser always a Tosser with guests Danny Thompson and James Mellor.
In Episode 11 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Danny Thompson and James Mellor, Founders of Albion Street Studios, the Production Home of this very Podcast, step from behind their cameras for host Tina Boden to chat to them about how once you are classed a Tosser you always are - or maybe not ?Tina talks to Danny and James about how their business partnership started, their career backgrounds and how they came to be doing what they do now. They chat about how their families have come together to support them with their business, how loosing a parent in their teens has given them a shared bond and Tina shares her gratitude for all they have done to make Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast to happen.James Mellor has directed and produced a wide range of corporate films, promos, commercials, documentaries and short films. He started Rainbow Trout Films back in 2010 to offer a range of filmmaking services to his clients. Several of the films have gone on to win multiple international awards. James has been in the film & TV industry for nearly 30 years and has had the good fortune to work on many Film and Television productions from the set of Red Dwarf to Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Last of The Summer Wine, London’s Burning, Doctors, Rocket Man, Wheeler Dealers, Car of the Year, The Real Holiday Show and many more. James started out as a Runner and worked his way up the Assistant Director ranks, before becoming a Producer and Director.James directed and produced the documentary series ‘The Inflight Food Trip’ which launched in 2020 on Amazon Prime Video. James directed a short film called 'Wheeling Dealing' back in 2004, which has been shown at Cannes in the Short Film Corner and at the BFI Disability Film Festival along with many other film festivals.Rainbow Trout Films is now based at Albion Street Studios in Halifax, and our recent work includes Tik Tok commercials, BFI development funded project The Bridge, A Documentary on 150 of Rugby League in Halifax and the development of several other projects.Danny is the proud owner of Danny Thompson Photography and the photographer of the team at Albion Street Studios. He loves what he does, from meeting and interacting with new people to capturing stunning photos for businesses and families.He is proud to be from Yorkshire and most people will recognise him by his Flat cap. Danny lives in Halifax with his wife and children. His son Cole is already involved in the family business helping out on shoots. As an award-winning photographer, with 10 years experience, Danny's creative background helps get the fun, emotion and excitement out of all his shoots. He loves to bring stories to life, creating headshots, branding shoots and now even drone footage for businesses across the region.James met Danny at a networking event a few months before the pandemic hit and opened a small studio in Halifax during the pandemic. After about 6 months, when a client said they had both outgrown the space, they discovered that the charity they  we were subletting off was moving premises. They set out to find somewhere new and the first floor became available. Working together as a team with their wives they created Albion Street Studios as a creative hub. Many delays ensued but on the 22nd June 2022 the studio was officially opened by the Major of West Yorkshire.Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Tossers that put you off focusing on finance with guest Daniella Wainwright
30-11-2023
Tossers that put you off focusing on finance with guest Daniella Wainwright
In Episode 10 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Daniella Wainwright, a Portfolio Finance Director and Founder of Wainwright Consulting, chats to Tina Boden about Tossers that put you off focusing on finance.Dani talks about how her role as a Chartered Accountant in a big Corporate PLC saw her working very long hours, missing out on seeing her children and finding herself exhausted at the weekends. She shares how being frustrated one too many times with the fact much of this was caused by internal politics, constant reshuffles and vacancies not being filled, she made the decision 3 years ago to become self-employed and set up Wainwright Consulting. Dani chats to Tina about the importance of knowing your numbers in business but how many business owners are put off finance and acounting by jargon and the attitude of industry professional towards them.Daniella (Dani) Wainwright FCA, is a Part-Time Financial Director, Consultant and Portfolio Career Mentor.Dani is a senior finance professional with experience leading in all sizes of businesses from SMEs to FTSE 100 PLCs, and sector experience in marketing, retail, utilities, various tech, gaming and property. She began her Portfolio career to give ambitious SMEs access to the highest level of commercial and financially savvy support, as well as to gain more control over her own work/life balance. Having gained so much personally from the transition from Corporate to Portfolio, Dani is now not only passionate about helping SMEs thrive, but also about helping other senior finance professionals access this lifestyle.To find out more about Daniella Wainwright follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellawainwright/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Not a Tosser but a Brilliant Jerk with guest Phil Fraser
23-11-2023
Not a Tosser but a Brilliant Jerk with guest Phil Fraser
In Episode 9 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Phil Fraser, a Business Sounding Board,  talks to host Tina Boden about how to identify people around you who are not a Tosser but a Brilliant Jerk.Phil shares his 10 tips for identifying a Brilliant Jerk, some of them fit in Tina's top Tosser traits apparently! Phil and Tina chat about how both Brilliant Jerks and Tossers can have a negative impact on workplace culture and the importance of 'grasping the nettle' and taking action to deal with a Briliant Jerk to help a business, the business owner and the people that work in that business. Tina talks to Phil about how we often look at someone's CV rather than the personality of an individual, a process that does not always see the best person being recruited for the job.Phil Fraser went from an accidental kitchen table start up, with no investment, all the way to multi-million pound sale to a PLC 18 years later. He has travelled the full SME business journey. During that journey he won many awards, appeared numerous times online and in print and even set up an annual industry report and awards ceremony.Phil now works with ambitious SME-owners as a Business Sounding Board (think somewhere between Business Coach and Business Mentor). In simple terms, he’s ‘a pair of ears and an extra pair eyes’ for SME Owners helping them to be better at what they do. Phil’s mantra is 'It doesn’t need to be lonely at the top’. He helps Business Owners to be better business owners, by helping with their clarity and focus.Host of his own podcast, Leeds Business Podcast,  Phil has appeared on over 60 podcasts, webinars and interviews, from around the whole globe, talking on a variety of business subjects. He is a regular contributor to the ‘Voices’ section of The Yorkshire Post, is an active Angel Investor and has also been a volunteer mentor with a number of organisations including The Prince’s Trust and Young Enterprise and speaks regularly at Leeds schools to pupils about careers.Want to know more about Phil Fraser ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/philfraser/ Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Tosser trait-free communication with guest Duncan Lewis
16-11-2023
Tosser trait-free communication with guest Duncan Lewis
In Episode 8 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Duncan Lewis, Communication Trainer and Founder of Eaglei , shares his advice with Tina Boden about communicating in a Tosser trait-free way, something Duncan believes is a challenge for a lot of people.Duncan shares how glossophobia, a strong fear of public speaking, is a problem many people, including business owners, face and how this can cause serious anxiety. They talk about how spoken communication is a big part of your personal branding. Duncan works with a diverse group of people from students, who he helps to improve interview skills,  to senior leaders who might need their communication skills tweaking. Tina and Duncan have a common belief that children as young as primary school age should be taught how to communicate correctly and they chat about this. Duncan believes that people hide so much of their real selves away from others in the work place. The work he does helps people to make an emotional connection through communication to overcome this.A former director of professional theatre, Duncan now brings his experience and enthusiasm to support individuals and organisations, building and inspiring confidence in all his clients. With extensive experience in the private, public and third sectors, Duncan works all around the UK, but predominantly with businesses and in education across Yorkshire. He offers one day training workshops as well as individual coaching, supporting people to communicate their spoken messages more effectively and present the best version of themselves. Duncan augmented his knowledge base by studying an MA in Leadership and Management, graduating in 2013. In 2020, Duncan wrote his debut book Speak Out! How I Make an Emotional Connection in Communication. To find out more about Duncan Lewis follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/dnlewis/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Don't be a Tosser - support your wife's dreams with guests Rachel & Mark Peru
09-11-2023
Don't be a Tosser - support your wife's dreams with guests Rachel & Mark Peru
In Episode 7 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Tina Boden talks to husband and wife team, Rachel and Mark Peru, Founders of Free To Be, about how important it is to not to be a Tosser and support your wife or partner's dreams.Sharing some very open and honest conversations about working to create their own midlife magic, Rachel and Mark chat to Tina about meeting each other in their 40's on Match.com, how Rachel started her curve model career at the age of 46, how Mark has just stepped away from a career of nearly 40 years in the financial sector and how so many of life's experiences have inspired them to create Free To Be - their new midlife adventure influencing brand. Rachel Peru is a silver curve model, body confidence activist, midlife influencer, and founder of LibertéLtd.com. Liberté Ltd is an empowering lifestyle platform for women in midlife who want to live the next chapter of their lives with freedom. Whether it's interviewing incredible women and sharing their stories on her podcast, hosting her Facebook Group, or writing weekly blog posts covering fashion, beauty, health, wellbeing, and everything in between, she is a champion of midlife women.Not averse to change, Mark moved to Yorkshire from London 11 years ago and is now ready to embark on a totally different journey, one that is more exciting, satisfying and fulfilling. Both in their 50's, Rachel and Mark feel now is the time to start living their best lives.  Empty nesters with a passion for travel, culture, food, experiences, making new connections and living life to the full.  If not now, when?Their mission is to share journeys, adventures, and experiences, to inspire people of all ages to live life on their own terms.Want to find out more about Rachel Peru ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-peru/Want to find out more about Mark Peru ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/markperu/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Gender equality and the Tossers that don't get it with guest Victoria Bond
02-11-2023
Gender equality and the Tossers that don't get it with guest Victoria Bond
In Episode 6 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast Victoria Bond chats to Tina Boden about gender equality and the Tossers that don't get it. Victoria shares with Tina how she believes the rhetoric around imposter syndrome needs to change, how Tossers can prevent people being their true self and the impact this can have on a person and Tina tells Victoria how the men in her household have never been good at taking on their share of domestic chores but they blame her control freak tendencies for that!Victoria Bond is the CEO of Ten Space. Ten Space are employee engagement specialists, with a custom built platform capturing employee feedback and insights. They work with organisations to enhance engagement, performance and retention. Victoria is a transformational leader, with a Masters in HR Management, and a strong background in HR leadership. She’s worked with businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries at different points in their growth cycle. She is also one of the three hosts on the popular HR podcast “HR Directors Cut”. Her mission is to transform the world of work and build deep engagement and exceptional employee experience into company cultures. Want to know more about Victoria Bond ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/employeeengagementvb/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Don't let Tossers impact your personal brand with guest Deborah Ogden
26-10-2023
Don't let Tossers impact your personal brand with guest Deborah Ogden
In Episode 5 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Deborah Ogden, Personal Branding and Impact Coach, Tina Boden's guest, chats about the importance of not letting Tossers impact your personal brand.Deborah has run her Coaching business for 13 years and she shares how things have changed not only in that time but since Covid. She talks about how personal branding is not just for business owners but for employees as well. As Deborah points out, some of the biggest decisions about your career are likely to be made when you are not in the room. Fake it till you make it is not an approach people should take in Deborah's book, it's all about being your best self always and she talks a lot about this in the Episode. Tina and Deborah talk about how their connection has grown into friendship,  Deborah played a pivotal role in the Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast idea generation and they also share memories of their friend Mandy Taylor who lost her battle with cancer in December 2021. Want to know more about this week's guest  Deborah Ogden ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahjogden/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
Tossers that discriminate with guest Anj Handa
19-10-2023
Tossers that discriminate with guest Anj Handa
In Episode 4 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Tina chats to Anj Handa, Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, about Tossers that discriminate. Anj has been self-employed for nearly 13 years, prior to that she worked in the private sector, public sector and charity sector and she believes that Tossers are everywhere, in all aspects of your life, you can't avoid them. In this Episode Anj talks about the importance of values and also feeling valued, how when looking at opportunities to work with organisations they have considered the colour of her skin rather than her ability and experience and she talks about speaking out to educate people about discrimination but doing it in the right way, not shaming people, so you are not perceived as a Tosser.As well as being Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers Anj Handa is recognised as an authority on Good Governance and Inclusive Leadership having worked for the last 20 years at Board and leadership level with global organisations to create better opportunities for people in business and society, lobbying to change policy that hinders them. She covers little-explored themes such as psychological safety, emotional correctness, and healthy boundaries.Anj was recently recognised in Forbes as one of the ‘10 Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With’. Named as one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, described by i-news as ‘a bloody brilliant woman’ and winner of the AFSA Positive Action Award, Anj was also named in the UK Charity Times 2023 International Women’s Day list. Additionally, her global changemaking work has been featured in three books: Generation Share, Eradicating FGM in the UK and Refugee Tales. Despite (or because of this) she has encountered her fair share of tossers at work!Want to know more about this week's guest Anj Handa ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/anj-handa/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/
How to avoid Tossers in business support with guest Michael Edwards
12-10-2023
How to avoid Tossers in business support with guest Michael Edwards
In Episode 3 of Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast, Tina Boden chats to Michael Edwards, Founder of The Northern Affinity, about why he founded a community for business owners to come together to support and promote each other. Mike talks about why he believes that knowledge, skills and experience are not the most important thing when connecting in business. Communicating correctly so you don't come across as a Tosser if you are not is also important in Mike's opinion as well.Michael Edwards  is the owner of The Northern Affinity, a community of like-minded business people who come together to collaborate.  He has seen and experienced the benefits of building a successful business and his family background means that he understands the ups and downs, the hopes and dreams and the impact that reaching your goals can have on you, your family and all those around you.Michael started his career in financial services before becoming self employed in 2016 and building a business community where people have a platform to flourish is his passion.   The Northern Affinity was set up with one main ethos; If you can get good people together, you can achieve anything. Want to know more about Michael Edwards ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-edwards-thena/Thanks for listening to Don't Work With Tossers - The Podcast.For more business tips and life lessons to help you rid yourself of the Tossers around you visit - https://dontworkwithtossers.comTo find out more about podcast host Tina Boden and how to work with her to improve your work life blend visit - https://worklifeblendcoach.com/about-tina/