Happy Porch Radio

Happy Porch Radio

Happy Porch Radio is the podcast for progressive agency owners and web professionals. If you want to build your agency to deliver value beyond profit, then this is the show for you. Join us as we dig deep into the business of running and growing a world changing digital agency.... Show More

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Today is our final episode of Season Four.

Yes, this is the end of another season and one of the things that made this season especially fun were the three wonderful cohosts who joined us on the show; Kate Rostance, Kelly Molson and Erica Quessenberry.

In this final episode, all of us join together to look back over the season, touching on some of the ways various guests have impacted us and we share some of our most important take...

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On today’s show we are joined again by our co-host, Kate, co-founder of Fat Free Media.

This episode is the second of our two part conversation with Dan Robertson, President of Vercida Consulting. Dan’s expertise lies in workplace diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership.

Dan gives us some great tools to help us manage our teams and positively deal with bias and inclusivity. Be sure to check out the previo...

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In this episode, we are once again joined by our co-host, Kate, who is the co-founder of Fat Free Media.

This episode is the first of a two-part conversation with our guest, Dan Robertson, President of Vercida Consulting.

This conversation extends our discussion from episode two of the season, going more into depth on what a bias is, the types of biases to be aware of, and providing some really insightful and real world tips for ho...

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In this episode, we are once again joined by our co-host, Kate, who is the co-founder of Fat Free Media.

Our guest on the show today is Harry Gordon, who joins us to discuss what it means to truly influence and change society for the better. Harry is a senior developer in an agency in Edinburgh and has recently started a group called Carers in Tech.

In our conversation, Harry shares how suddenly becoming the sole carer for his youn...

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In this episode we are joined by Hilary Stephenson, Founder and Managing Director of Sigma Consulting Solutions, a leading specialist in User Experience. Sigma takes an inclusive approach to improve the usability and accessibility of digital products and services, including websites, intranets, mobile apps, and software.

We are once again joined by our wonderful cohost, Kelly Molson, from Rubber Cheese and we have a great conversat...

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On the show today we welcome Peter Aitken from the Global Diversity CFP Day and Litmus.

Peter is here to tell us all about the great and somewhat surprising success his efforts have had in creating a more inclusive and encouraging space for underrepresented persons at tech events. We hear about his initial work at the Scotland JS and Scotland CSS conferences and how this grew into the work he now does at Global Diversity CFP Day.

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On today’s show we welcome Asad Dhunna.

Asad is the inspirational founder of The Unmistakables, which is an independent consultancy made up of minorities with a mission to make organizations and campaigns more representative of modern society, both inside and out.

They combine HR, marketing and communications principles to help leaders develop companies and campaigns that better reflects our diverse and gender fluid society.

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On this episode of Happy Porch Radio we welcome Carole Rennie Logan to give us her perspectives and experiences as a woman working in tech in Glasgow.

Carole is Development Team Lead at the Glasgow based agency, Equator and won the award for Inspirational Woman of the Year at the Scotland Women in Tech Awards this year!

We are once again joined by Erica Quessenberry as our co-host,so please join us for this fascinating conversation...

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In this episode we welcome Christ Howard, a co-leader from Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum.

We have a fascinating discussion with Chris as he takes us through the work he and Intertech do and their specific approach to diversity, inclusion, and transformation.

We are also delighted to welcome back Erica Quessenberry as our co-host today.

One of the reasons and a major impetus to invite Chris to be a guest was the recent address...

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On the show today we welcome Elizabeth Gibbons, who is the Director of Client Services at Zeroseven in Brisbane, Australia.

Zeroseven is a digital development house in the heart of Brisbane that works in partnership with their clients on long term digital solutions that use best practice in design, development, and usability.

Elizabeth is here to tell us about her experiences and successes in creating a more gender diverse team at ...

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Today on the show we get to speak to the amazing Molly Watt.

Molly is registered deaf blind due to a genetic condition called Usher Syndrome. She is a keynote speaker, usability and accessibility consultant, and a published author.

Molly uses her passion and experiences to specialize in accessibility and usability in the world of design.

Now, Molly’s story, presentation, and videos are truly inspiring and in this episode we have a ...

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On today’s show we welcome Kelly Mackenzie, the founder and CEO of White Bear Studios who is here to talk to us about her design company and their initiative called Shape.

After some years in the design field a number of things led Kelly to feel isolated and outnumbered as a woman in her line of work.

As her company grew she would attend design events and it felt like the norm was to have only a couple of women in the room. This pr...

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Today we are joined by April Wensel, the CEO and Founder of Compassionate Coding, who is here to tell us all about her company, why she started it, and the philosophical and practical ideas that are the foundation of what she does.

We are also happy to welcome back Erica Quessenberry to co-host this deeply interesting conversation, in which we cover compassion, emotional intelligence, empathy, and everything in between.

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In this episode we welcome Dan Robertson to continue our dive into the topic of diversity. Dan is the President of Vercida Consulting and spends his working life helping organisations get up to speed with regards to diversity and inclusivity.

One of the first points Dan makes is the importance of the relationship and balance between these two terms, and how an overemphasis on diversity can lead to unfulfilled goals.

Our guest u...

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During this season we will be focussing on diversity and specifically, gender diversity.

We will have an array of co-hosts that will appear for a number of episodes each and in this first episode we are delighted to welcome Kelly Molson and Erica Quessenberry to get things started.

In today’s episode we have a general and introductory conversation about the issues at hand and some of our hopes for this season’s discussions.

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Vineeta and Tom Greenwood are the founders of Wholegrain Digital, a WordPress agency in London that are on a mission to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Learn more about the inner workings of Wholegrain Digital, how they screen their clients, recruit their team members, make decisions and how they aim to green the internet. We also discuss their fascinating journey to becoming a B Corp. If you are wondering how you ca...

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Kwame Ferreira is CEO of the innovation group Impossible, made up of people who have come together to help solve meaningful problems and guide global change. In our conversation, Kwame explains their culture and the approach that allows them to do some amazing work. We learn more about Impossible’s unique approach to health, happiness and their fundamental value of transparency. Kwame shares Impossible’s interesting co-creation met...

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Matt Collins is the managing director of Platypus Digital, a London based digital marketing agency that helps great charities do great digital. Matt founded Platypus after working in the charity sector and then freelancing for charities. This episode is one of the most perfect examples of the power of agency specialization with a solid set of personal values. Matt describes the amazing benefits this brings for both his agency and h...

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On today’s show we host a conversation with Ben Matthews, one of the founders of digital marketing agency Montfort. Montfort focuses on strategy, communication and marketing for clients with a social impact, choosing to work almost exclusively with charities and non-profit organisations. The agency, whose other co-founder is Ben’s wife Jaz, grew organically out of both of their own experience and desire to work in this realm and wa...

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Rob Girling is cofounder and principal of Artefact, a 60-person Seattle-based design and innovation consultancy with a purpose to create a world we all want to live in today and tomorrow. In our conversation, Rob shares how this positioning is an evolution both for him personally and for Artefact generally and the importance of the public memo sent out by Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock. He also takes us through the practicalities of ...

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