Bridget Forster and Bobby Davis

+353852188657 (Bridge Forster)   +447523851127 (Bobby)


More than a lumpy jumper – Second season of a podcast to blow up barriers to female leadership

Female military veterans collaborate on an irreverent podcast

Are you an aspiring or established leader, tired of sanitised talk in leadership podcasts that make you feel inadequate with their discussions of unrealistic perfection?   Come and join the chat with Bobby and Bridge (the 2 B’s) in their conversations on “Being…”  They are military veterans – female trailblazers who have several decades of leadership under their ever-expanding belts.   With experience between them of the military, humanitarian explosive ordnance disposal, coaching, law, HR, the menopause and a lot of wine they approach leadership in a down to earth and often irreverent way.   Covering topics from communication, curiosity, toxic work environments, to authenticity, they can sometimes meander onto who would play them in a movie, inconvenient hot flashes and stories  from their time at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst that may or not involve underwear, but they get back on point eventually.  These two very old (less focus on the old please)  friends hope you’ll laugh a little, learn a lot and above all realise that you are never alone or the only one to mess it up completely.

What exactly is a Lumpy Jumper? – a less than politically correct (sometimes affectionate and sometimes less so) term to describe a female solder.  The second season of this increasingly popular podcast starts with an episode on making commitments for the New Year.

Bridge has been a soldier, a lawyer and a humanitarian aid worker.  She has always been passionate about leaders leading people rather than processes. After working as a UK Barrister, Bridge joined the UN where she worked as the UN Country Director for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal programme in Palestine. After leaving the UN in 2022 she created “Be the Bridge Today”.  She now delivers advisory, training and facilitation support to help organisations to have discussions about what needs to be in place for people to thrive rather than survive in the workplace and create leadership cultures that provide the space for increased diversity and all the benefits for both men and women that arise from that.  When she is not being a bomb goddess or a pivot priestess, she is a crazy cat woman, a bad wife and a pretty frog (according to her husband)


Camberley resident Bobby is a qualified executive and team coach with extensive experience in organisational development, business change, human resources and personal leadership.  Described as a “warrior with a maternal instinct”, she is fierce in her commitment to supporting others to create new habits and live more fulfilled lives both in work, home and play.  Her life and leadership experiences are against a backdrop of 30+ years working in the British Army, Not for Profits, Membership Services and most recently Hospitality.  Now she is out in the world doing her own thing.  Bobby is a firm believer that we already have all of the answers for ourselves.  Her role as coach is to support others in unlocking what might have been put in the “too difficult to deal with” pile or locked very tightly in a box.  She loves a natter over good food (and wine) and her favourite pastime is belly laughing until she cries.



Notes to Editors:

Episode 1 on New Year Commitments will be released on 9 January. Upcoming episodes include topics on mentoring for mentoring month in January, Mental health for Time to Talk day on 1 February, Women’s empowerment for International Women’s Day on 8 March