15 episodes

The old adage is true: there’s no such thing as an overnight success. So, how does it happen? Which skills are truly important? And, perhaps more importantly, what can you learn from other people’s careers and apply to your own? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in Career Chats, a brand new weekly podcast brought to you by recruitment specialists Michael Page (https://www.michaelpage.co.uk/) .

Presented by journalist Phil Reay-Smith, the podcast features a range of celebrity career mentors talking about their extraordinary working lives. We’ll be really getting under their skin and finding out what makes them tick, hearing about the key moments in their careers and the tips they’d give to others aiming to get to the top in their chosen field.

The series kicks off on March 5th with English cricketing legend Matthew Hoggard and we’ve got a host of great names from the worlds of sport, business, entertainment and even polar exploring lined up for the weeks after. Don’t forget to hit subscribe to ensure you get the latest episodes direct to your device as soon as they drop.

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The old adage is true: there’s no such thing as an overnight success. So, how does it happen? Which skills are truly important? And, perhaps more importantly, what can you learn from other people’s careers and apply to your own? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in Career Chats, a brand new weekly podcast brought to you by recruitment specialists Michael Page (https://www.michaelpage.co.uk/) .

Presented by journalist Phil Reay-Smith, the podcast features a range of celebrity career mentors talking about their extraordinary working lives. We’ll be really getting under their skin and finding out what makes them tick, hearing about the key moments in their careers and the tips they’d give to others aiming to get to the top in their chosen field.

The series kicks off on March 5th with English cricketing legend Matthew Hoggard and we’ve got a host of great names from the worlds of sport, business, entertainment and even polar exploring lined up for the weeks after. Don’t forget to hit subscribe to ensure you get the latest episodes direct to your device as soon as they drop.

    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Ray Stenton

    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Ray Stenton

    In this episode of Career Chats, we host Ray Stenton, Managing Partner at NorthEdge Capital, a leading independent lower mid-market private equity firm in the North and Midlands. Formerly the Head of New Business at NorthEdge, Ray has also served in leadership positions at Lloyds Development Capital, Deloitte, and Anderson Corporate Finance. In this interview, we discuss Ray's path into private equity, the health challenges he has experienced recently, his time at NorthEdge and the changes he has implemented as a senior leader.




    In Career Chats, our new interview series, Page Executive host a series of inspirational leaders from across industries and sectors. We discuss their paths, explore the challenges they have faced and growth they have achieved, and provide crucial insights into the traits aspiring leaders should cultivate to achieve success. 

    • 49 min
    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Steve Ingham and Hiroki Takeuchi

    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Steve Ingham and Hiroki Takeuchi

    In this episode of Career Chats, we interview Steve Ingham, Chief Executive Officer of PageGroup, and Hiroki Takeuchi, Chief Executive Officer of GoCardless. Steve and Hiroki talk about their journeys to the CEO position, how they have grown as leaders and their experiences with disability in the business world.




    PageGroup is a FTSE 250, global recruitment leader with over 6500 employees and operations in 37 different countries. GoCardless is an innovative fintech with backing from leading investors; processing more than $60 billion dollars in transactions every year, the company is a trusted partner to 60,000 businesses.

    In our new interview series, Career Chats, Page Executive host a series of inspirational leaders from across industries and sectors. We discuss their paths, explore the challenges they have faced and growth they have achieved, and provide crucial insights into the traits aspiring leaders should cultivate to achieve success.

    • 55 min
    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Phil Hackney

    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Phil Hackney

    In this episode of Career Chats, we host Phil Hackney, Chief Operating Officer at The Very Group. With a revenue of £2bn annually and 1900 brands, The Very Group is a leading integrated online retailer and financial services provider, delivering 49 million products a year. Prior to his role at The Very Group, Phil has served in leadership positions across a variety of retail organisations, including Boots and Pets at Home. In this episode, we focus on how good leadership, workforce happiness, and a positive working culture filter through to strong commercial performance.

    In our new interview series, Career Chats, Page Executive host a series of inspirational leaders from across industries and sectors. We discuss their paths, explore the challenges they have faced and growth they have achieved, and provide crucial insights into the traits aspiring leaders should cultivate to achieve success.

    • 56 min
    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Nicola McQuaid

    Career Chats: Executive Insights with Nicola McQuaid

    In our new interview series, Career Chats, Page Executive host a series of inspirational leaders from across industries and sectors. We discuss their paths, explore the challenges they have faced and growth they have achieved, and provide crucial insights into the traits aspiring leaders should cultivate to achieve success.

    • 34 min
    Nic Marks: Can workplace happiness really be quantified with data?

    Nic Marks: Can workplace happiness really be quantified with data?

    On the latest episode of our Career Chats podcast, we speak to the man behind the Happy Planet Index, Nic Marks. He explains how quantifying workplace happiness with data is the key to a fulfilling career.

    Career Chats is our inspirational podcast series. Presented by journalist Phil Reay-Smith, the episodes feature a diverse range of guests talking about their extraordinary careers, the skills they’ve needed and the lessons anyone could learn from their experiences.

    See our full episode list and get further career tips and advice by clicking here: https://www.michaelpage.co.uk/podcasts

    • 38 min
    Bianca Miller-Cole: How to build a stellar personal brand

    Bianca Miller-Cole: How to build a stellar personal brand

    When you’re looking to develop your career, it’s important to know how to stand out from the crowd. This is the view of Bianca Miller-Cole, a personal branding expert who is the latest guest on our #CareerChats podcast.
     
    Career Chats is our inspirational podcast series. Presented by journalist Phil Reay-Smith, the episodes feature a diverse range of guests talking about their extraordinary careers, the skills they’ve needed and the lessons anyone could learn from their experiences.

    See our full episode list and get further career tips and advice by clicking here: https://www.michaelpage.co.uk/podcasts

    • 41 min

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