26 episodes

Life is tough! Hey It Gets Better is a podcast to provide you with some positivity and hope for the future. Every Wednesday, Katie chats to a different guest about how they got to where they are now, their ups and downs and the advice they would give to anyone who feels like life is not going their way right now.

Hey It Gets Better Katie Watson

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Life is tough! Hey It Gets Better is a podcast to provide you with some positivity and hope for the future. Every Wednesday, Katie chats to a different guest about how they got to where they are now, their ups and downs and the advice they would give to anyone who feels like life is not going their way right now.

    EP25 Katie Watson - It Gets Better

    EP25 Katie Watson - It Gets Better

    In this episode, I am actually the one being interviewed. My friend Alice Rath, CEO of Pippins Digital Marketing, interviews me about my own life and the challenges I have overcome to get to where I am today. 

    From my mental health diagnosis in my first year of university to losing my job and going freelance, I actually surprised myself with how much I have gone through and achieved in 22 years. I hope you enjoy hearing my story or at least the first couple chapters of it anyways.
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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf 

    • 38 min
    EP21- Alice Rath: Working it out in your twenties and goals

    EP21- Alice Rath: Working it out in your twenties and goals

    In this episode, I am joined by Alice Rath, a charity sector digital marketer and youth advocate. We chat about working everything out in your twenties and how everyone takes a different path, how to set and achieve goals and also how to let people know what you need on a bad day because we all have bad days.  
    Alice founded her agency in July 2019, Pippins Digital Marketing, collaborating with purpose-led organisations that empower women and create a world where they can thrive. Alongside this, Alice is the co-host of the Digital Marketing Babes Podcast, which aims to equip marketers with the knowledge to break the mould and achieve anything they set their mind to. Alongside her career, Alice advocates for the priorities of young people in the healthcare and social good sector. 

    Where can you find Alice:
    Instagram: @pippinsdigitalmarketing
    Instagram: @digitalmarketingbabes

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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf 

    • 36 min
    EP23- Danusia Malina-Derben: Identity and Noise

    EP23- Danusia Malina-Derben: Identity and Noise

    I am joined by Danusia Malina-Derben who is the CEO and Founder of DMD Global, a  Badass Mother of Ten, author of NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood and Podcast Host.

    In this episode, we discuss the biggest challenges Danusia faced to get to where she is today, from being adopted to having her first child at 17. We discuss motherhood and the "noise" surrounding it in society and finally, we talk about the fact that things do get better.

    Danusia Malina-Derben is a mother of ten children, and still her own woman. From teen mother to tenured Organisational Behavior and Development academic, and onto award-winning, internationally published leadership expert. Danusia traded academia to head a global firm that fixes corporate boardrooms and develops top talent. She also hosts two critically acclaimed companion podcasts; School for Mothers and School for Fathers. Danusia has received praise and recognition from The Sunday Times to Metro, Psychologies to Good Housekeeping. She lives in the South Downs, UK with her family, and their mini-dachshund, Dickie. Visit her online at danusiamalinaderben.com

    Where can you find Danusia:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/school.for.mothers.podcast/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danusiamalinaderben/
    Twitter:https://www.facebook.com/SchoolForMothers
    Clubhouse: https://clubber.one/@danusiamd 

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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf 

    • 47 min
    EP22 Liam Chennells - Working towards who you want to be

    EP22 Liam Chennells - Working towards who you want to be

    I am joined by Liam Chennells, CEO of detected and former rugby player, to discuss how he got to where he is today. Liam shares how he went from waking up having to decide whether to spend money getting the tube to work or buying food to the CEO of an upcoming startup that is changing the eCommerce scene. He provides an honest depiction of what life is like when you are in your twenties and building your career but also gives valuable advice about staying true to who you are. This episode was fantastic to record and reminds us all that "there are always blue sky behind the clouds".
    Where can you find Liam?
    Instagram: @liamchennells
    Website: https://www.detected.app/
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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf 

    • 48 min
    EP21 Fiona Thomas: Mental Health, Changing Career Paths and Creative Outlets

    EP21 Fiona Thomas: Mental Health, Changing Career Paths and Creative Outlets

    I am joined by Fiona Thomas, an author and freelance writer with work published in iPaper, Grazia, Happiful Magazine and Huffington Post. Her most recent book Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss is a guide to freelancing. In this episode, we talk about how Fiona got to where she is now. From her career in hospitality to her mental breakdown in 2012 and then to her career as a writer and advocate for mental health. 
    Where can you find Fiona?
    Instagram: @fionalikestoblog
    Website: https://fionalikestoblog.com/
    Out of Office book: https://amzn.to/3cR14Qa
    Out of Office podcast: https://fionalikestoblog.com/out-of-office-podcast/
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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf 

    • 45 min
    EP20- Narmeen Kamran: Mental Health in your Twenties

    EP20- Narmeen Kamran: Mental Health in your Twenties

    I am joined by Narmeen Kamran who is an event professional, mental health advocate, podcaster, clubhouse pro and many more things. In this episode, Narmeen shares her mental health story and how she has learnt to overcome what life throws at her. Narmeen is a strong and resilient person. Her story about her challenges with her mental health and her perspective on the past truly highlights that things do get better. 

    Narmeen first started in the events industry aged 16 volunteering at comic conventions. Since then she has worked in hospitality and events throughout her studies becoming an AGM at a venue shortly after university. Now with 11 years of experience, she has worked on a variety of events across the world from Olympic sporting competitions to international conferences and awards. 

    Mental Health, Diversity and Personal Development are Narmeen’s passions. She also acts as a strong advocate and speaker on these topics through her own personal experience and growth. Narmeen is involved with multiple industry charities to give back to the industry, most recently creating HospoMasks to raise funds as well as being a qualified Mental Health First Aider. 

    Since her redundancy in the pandemic, Narmeen has launched her own personal brand and started various projects. Desert Island Events is an industry podcast created, produced and hosted by Narmeen as a fun conversation highlighting the heart of the industry, the creativity. Not one to sit still, Narmeen is also running Hospo Book Club, a network centred around personal development and wellbeing

    Where can you find Narmeen?
    Instagram: @eventsnarmeen
    Instagram: @narniaisonline
    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/desertislandevents
    Clubhouse:@eventsnarmeen

    Mental Health Services:
    Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk
    Bipolar UK-  www.bipolaruk.org.uk
    CALM- www.thecalmzone.net
    Men's Health Forum- www.menshealthforum.org.uk
    Mental Health Foundation- www.mentalhealth.org.uk
    Mind- www.mind.org.uk
    No Panic- www.nopanic.org.uk
    OCD Action-  www.ocdaction.org.uk
    OCD UK- www.ocduk.org
    PAPYRUS- www.papyrus-uk.org
    Rethink Mental Illness- www.rethink.org
    Samaritans- www.samaritans.org.uk
    SANE-  www.sane.org.uk/support
    YoungMinds-  www.youngminds.org.uk

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    Music:  Uplifting Ambient Music Intro by Warm Wolf

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

caitmasterson ,

A must listen!!

Honestly can’t recommend this pod highly enough - congrats Katie on all your hard work! Such relatable content, great guests and so insightful on all things post uni life! Been such a source of comfort and inspiration in these uncertain times. Give it a listen! ❤️❤️

hkd1998 ,

Fabulous Podcast!

Great podcast with so many inspirational stories to guide career paths! Looking forward to more episodes 😊

Azza890 ,

Excellent

Very relatable! Great for young professionals who are trying to navigate the world of work. Excellent listen and would definitely recommend. Well worth the listen!

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