Welcome to series 3 of The Job Podcast.
To start this new series on a positive note Nigel has had the pleasure of interviewing Avril Chester on the topic of Positivity.
Avril is an award-winning Technology Entrepreneur, experienced CTO, Author, Podcast Host and Cancer Thriver. She has been featured in Computer Weekly's most influential women in UK Tech 2022, 2021 & 2020 long list, was the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Women in IT Awards winner, is the Founder of Cancer Central and author of 'Tech Treats and Treasures'. Avril has recently been appointed CTO for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
During the podcast Avril shares some very personal health experiences and talks about the “Radiators and Drainers” and how to boost positivity by the people you surround yourself with.
Avril used her positivity combined with her technology expertise to develop Cancer Central, a growing platform helping people affected by cancer find the support and information they need.
Avril shares her thoughts with Nigel on how she looks to find positivity in all areas of her life and the importance of having fun, it is therefore no surprise that her book 'Tech Treats and Treasures' is a compilation from 80 influential leaders sharing fun stories, nuggets of advice and words of encouragement to spread the positivity vibe (also worth noting that all proceeds of the book is put towards supporting the development of Cancer Central).
Nigel asks Avril how she manages to stay positive and she shares some brilliant ‘pick me up’ questions that can help you turn a not-so-positive situation into a more positive one and how you can regain some form of control.
The Podcast is fun, light hearted with some thought provoking topics – thank you for watching.