Sending the ladder down is the concept of someone sharing their success to help raise others up. This concept is one that is close to host Kate Cousens' heart as back in 2018 she wrote and self-published a book called ‘Ladder Climbing in High Heels’ where she shared a number of ‘Ladder Lessons’ that she found useful during her 20+ year corporate career (https://amzn.to/2NQpvql).
Since then she has gone on to become an advisor working in the SME space at HM bamboo (https://bit.ly/2YqoLKl) helping owners and senior leaders with their personal development and business growth goals.
Meet Ben Hughes, Tall Children
In this episode Kate meets Ben Hughes, a recording artist known as Tall Children. Ben is a music industry professional, course tutor at Liverpool Media Academy, radio presenter, producer and Ted X speaker.
Tall Children’s fanbase reaches across three different continents. In 2020, Ben also created and launched ‘Tall Children’ Films and TV which produces indie films, documentaries, educational TV series, and music videos.
Find out more about Ben at: https://www.tcmusichq.com/
Meet Dr Helen Kini & Dr Sue Smith
In this episode Kate meets Dr Sue Smith and Dr Helen Kini, experienced GPs within the NHS who have developed a passion for lifestyle medicine and its positive effect on health.
Together they have founded 'Flourish for Life' where they provide personalised lifestyle prescriptions, such as helping a growing number of women with symptoms linked to the menopause – a subject they are very passionate about. Find out more at: https://www.flourishforlife.uk/
Meet Hope Timberlake
In this episode Kate chats to Hope Timberlake who is passionate about amplifying the voices and ideas of under-represented minorities in the workplace. In her book 'Speak Up, Dammit!' she helps people at all levels to learn the skills and mindset to overcome obstacles in sharing their voice at work.
Hope prides herself on her energetic, creative and results-driven approach. Find out more and connect with her at: https://www.hopetimberlake.com/
Meet Christina Colmer McHugh
In this episode Kate chats to Christina Colmer-McHugh, Founder of Moodbeam which is wearable technology that tracks how you feel. Christina’s background is in journalism, PR and as a ghost-writer for high profile politicians and celebrities.
With Moodbeam she has the ambition of transforming the way the world sees mood and make it easier to understand and talk about how we feel. Find out more at: https://moodbeam.co.uk/
Meet Elzie Flenard
In this episode Kate meets Elzie Flenard, a business leader, entrepreneur and creative.
He is passionate about storytelling but he says that it is listening that inspires him the most - almost a forgotten skill in an era of endless chatter and content! He says dialogue and conversation are great teachers.
He runs his own business and is a hugely successful podcaster – hosting different shows all about business and leadership. Connect with him at: https://www.elzieflenard.com/
Meet Rachel Lamsley
In this episode Kate chats to Rachel Lamsley, Solicitor & Co-Founder of Evans Lamsley who are challenging the way businesses access employment law & HR services.
Evans Lamsley specialise in working with scaling businesses who want to manage their people and HR challenges effectively and have been dubbed a disrupter in the legal services market.
Rachel is also a Proud trustee of Share Chester supporting the homeless and refugee crisis. Connect with Rachel at: https://evanslamsley.com/