Karren Brady’s career advice for finding the right job at a big company

Louise Webster, 49, is the founder of award-winning parenting platform Beyondtheschoolrun.com. She lives in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, with her husband Andrew, 51, a business developer, and their children Finlay, 15, and Mila, 11.

I wake up at…

6 a.m. After a cup of hot water, I do a workout for 30-40 minutes – often yoga. Once the kids are ready, we drive 10 minutes to school, and only when I’m home do I check my emails and messages, before a breakfast of oats and fruit.

A normal day involves…

I work from my garden office, where on the wall is the quote from Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition.”

Once I’ve checked my to-do list and glanced at my emails, I prepare daily and weekly content for our social media channels, newsletter and website, before talking to advertisers over the phone and plan collaborations or partnerships via social media.

Right now we’re focusing on women and money matters, so I’m creating content with people from the financial space. Rather than stopping for lunch, I snack and go out briefly, then the afternoons involve taping Instagram Lives, which I schedule for noon or 2 p.m.

I always leave the administration, planning and preparing artwork for social media to the end of the day, as these tasks require less brain power. I finish around 3:30 p.m. and pick up the children at school.

Sorting through them, I might be writing ideas or my to-do list for the next day, but other than that, I try not to work.

The best part of my job is…

Find a purpose I didn’t know existed. The platform gave me a whole new perspective on life and work.

And the worst…

Development of the most productive steps for the company in the hours available. This is why daily exercise is important – it gives me mental clarity to help me decide what my next steps should be.

I relax by…

Put the kids to bed, take a bath and turn off my devices. Getting work out of my head relaxes me!

  • A New Way For Mothers by Louise Webster (£12.99, Familius) is available from Amazon.co.uk.