The Fold London Podcast
How to Switch Off When You’re in Charge
Season 2, Ep. 5
Elaine Bedell CEO of Southbank Centre and Joanna Payne founder of networking club Marguerite discuss ways to recharge, killer interview questions, and how to avoid pointless meetings and groaning inboxes.
Top 3 Takeaways:
- If you’re in a high-powered position, go away – if only for a long weekend – every six weeks. When you’re working flat out, you need time to reset.
- Don’t be afraid of hiring people who are better than you.
- First interviews should last no longer than 20 minutes. When you’re hiring, all you really need to ask is, “What are you going to bring to the role?”
Why Diversity Is Your Superpower
Season 2, Ep. 4
Lawyers, Emma Woollcott and Shabina Begum discuss diversity, getting perspective in emotionally challenging roles, and the tension of wanting a family just as your career is taking off.Top 3 Takeaways:Put “TFM” (Time For Me) in your diary in between meetings, giving yourself 15 minutes of headspace before you move onto something new. You’re more powerful and more productive when you slow down.Everyone suffers from imposter syndrome. Including your boss.Women tend to think of everyone else before themselves. Remember to put your own oxygen mask on first.
The Quickest Way to a Promotion
Season 2, Ep. 1
Ali Hanan has worked in advertising for more than two decades, creating ads for some of the world’s biggest brands including, IKEA and McDonald’s. Charlotte Hugh is co-founder of Badass.gal and a senior creative at Dark Horses. They discuss how to get yourself noticed at work and where the best ideas come from.Top 3 Takeaways:1. Develop the “f***k-it factor”: Have the courage to put your out-there ideas on the table.2. Women tend to sit in bad jobs for too long.3. Don’t repeat the same year twice.
Overwhelm: How to Keep Calm and Carry On
Season 2, Ep. 2
Renée Elliott (founder of Planet Organic) and Olivia Wollenberg (founder of Livia’s Kitchen) discuss embracing change, carving out “me time”, and why you need to trust your gut and tell the truth quickly.Top 3 Takeaways:1. The only thing holding you back is your own thoughts.2. Forget glossy Instagram photos. Be honest about your highs and lows. People will respect you more if you’re authentic.3. Stop focusing on the destination and enjoy the journey.