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Katy Leeson, the Managing Director of Social Chain is launching a podcast titled 'I Shouldn't Say This, But...'. The podcast aims to explore Katy's journey as MD of one of the fastest growing social marketing agency in the world and to hear the inner secrets of a woman in a predominantly male role.To keep this podcast as open and honest as possible, Katy keeps in any mistakes made during recording. She'll be exploring the concept of Imposter Syndrome, ideologies around feminism and the guilty feelings that still creep up on her in her position of power.

Katy Leeson's "I Shouldn't Say This, But‪"‬ Social Chain

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 168 Ratings

Katy Leeson, the Managing Director of Social Chain is launching a podcast titled 'I Shouldn't Say This, But...'. The podcast aims to explore Katy's journey as MD of one of the fastest growing social marketing agency in the world and to hear the inner secrets of a woman in a predominantly male role.To keep this podcast as open and honest as possible, Katy keeps in any mistakes made during recording. She'll be exploring the concept of Imposter Syndrome, ideologies around feminism and the guilty feelings that still creep up on her in her position of power.

    I Shouldn't Say This But, Leadership is a double edged sword'

    I Shouldn't Say This But, Leadership is a double edged sword'

    Those in leadership positions take on the responsibility of running a business and turning into a success, but often a large portion of hidden responsibility comes with it. One of the most prevalent topics at the moment is being an empathetic leader BUT who is there to help the ones who help others? I’ll be talking about my own experiences with this and having care as one of my core leadership values. Our podcast therapist Karen is also back this week, and she hits me with some real home truths. If you're looking for some tips on how to look after yourself a little better as a leader, this episode is for you.

    • 31 min
    Harriet O’Regan & Arla Foods - Working for a global corporation & having dinner with your kids.

    Harriet O’Regan & Arla Foods - Working for a global corporation & having dinner with your kids.

    On this week’s episode, I’m joined by Harriet O’Regan - the Category Director at Arla Foods, the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. We talk about everything from Harriet’s feelings towards working within the organic industry, to what it was like as the first working mom on the team at Arla and how she’s coped with homeschooling during lockdown. Harriet’s admission submission at the end of the episode is also one of the most sincere I think we’ve ever had. If you want to hear about an amazing career at a huge, global company and how to balance that with having dinner with the kids every night, then this is the episode for you.

    • 41 min
    I Shouldn’t Say This, But…Comparing Myself Was The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done

    I Shouldn’t Say This, But…Comparing Myself Was The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done

    This week’s podcast episode is all about comparison - something I’m sure many of us have struggled with at some point in our lives. In this episode, I really wanted to uncover exactly why we do it and also how to stop it. I also talk about my own experience with comparison and about how it caused one of the most difficult periods of my life.

    Our own podcast therapist, Karen, also talks us through a great exercise to help us stop comparing ourself to others and to understand exactly why we compare ourselves. If you’ve been struggling with comparison over lockdown, this episode is for you.

    • 20 min
    The Modern Nursery: How my business became my third child

    The Modern Nursery: How my business became my third child

    This week we sit down with Laura from the UK’s leading independent store for kids, The Modern Nursery. We talk about everything from how Laura started the company when she fell pregnant after a successful career in high fashion, how important influencers have been to the success of the business, to navigating working from home whilst homeschooling at the same time. If you want to learn about an amazing female founder running a successful business, this episode is for you.

    • 35 min
    I Shouldn’t Say This, But We Need to Be More Compassionate

    I Shouldn’t Say This, But We Need to Be More Compassionate

    Compassion. Something we’ve all heard over and over again in the past few months. On this week’s episode, I wanted to explore compassion a little further. What actually is it? What are the benefits of doing it? How do we get better at it? What’s the importance of self-compassion? These are all questions we dig into this week. I’m also joined by a very special guest, my amazing therapist Karen who helps us explore these points from her expert opinion in a little more detail.

    • 34 min
    Feel Good Club: Opening a coffee shop during a pandemic was a good idea.

    Feel Good Club: Opening a coffee shop during a pandemic was a good idea.

    On this week's very special episode of I Shouldn't Say This But, I am joined by 2 great friends Kiera and Aimie from the amazing Feel Good Club.

    Feel Good Club is a wonderful mental-health and wellbeing community that has recently opened a cafe based in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

    I’ll be talking to them both about how they’ve gotten to where they are today, what it’s been like opening a business during a pandemic and some of the battles the world is now facing with mental health.

    They also run an extremely popular Instagram page that provides lovely daily reminders for all their followers about coping with life in the day-to-day and this week they have even taken the streets of Manchester by storm with some amazing billboards to brighten up everyone’s week.

    I had a great time recording this episode and I hope you all enjoy it just as much as I did. So without further ado, sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of I Shouldn't Say This, But.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

gridrunner ,

Really helpful

I found your episode on procrastination very helpful (and enjoyable too!) Thanks :)

SarahMona ,

Utter honesty and reassurance

This podcast talks about real issues, real situations, real reactions and real feelings.
It really resonated with me for a number of reasons but especially as I have been having a very tough time recently and just trying to figure everything out. Thank you!

Kulvir L ,

I shouldn’t rate this a 1 star,but...

Guys, don’t have a heart attack! I’ll change this back, but I think it’ll be worth taking a dive in to online reviews and the pros and cons about them e.g Trust Pilot, Feefo and other online review sites like Trip Advisor and Yelp!

(Story example: The Shed in East Dulwich)

Best,
Kulvir

2018 Edit: Changed to 5 star, I like the podcast and they’ve mentioned that they’d cover review sites, but the 1 star rating affects their ranking algorithm. I’m looking forward to hearing the reviews episode in the future! :D

2021: Changed to 1 star again, 2 years on and there’s no mention of reviews sites and the pros and cons about them…

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