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It is with pleasure that I, Kate Cousens, invite you to listen to my podcast show ‘Ladder Down’ where I chat all things business and career along with other people who do interesting things!

Sending the ladder down is the concept of someone sharing their success to help raise others up and, in this podcast, we will explore the ups and downs of climbing the career and business ladder.

This concept is one that is close to my heart as back in 2018 I wrote and self-published a book called ‘Ladder Climbing in High Heels’ where I shared a number of what I called ‘Ladder Lessons’ that I found useful during my 20+ year corporate career.

Since then, I have gone on to become an advisor, director and shareholder at a Chester based firm called HM bamboo helping owners and senior leaders with their personal development and business growth goals.

I love listening to people tell their story, and how they progressed in their career or got to run their own business. I hope that listeners will find these stories helpful and can apply the things they learn along the way in their own lives.

Please let me know what you think of the Podcast - I am a total newbie to it so we will be learning lessons together along the way....but hey, that's what life is all about! Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/katecousens  

Oct 27, 2021

In this episode Kate meets Rae Brook, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Merseyside, an independent charity that promotes local giving to address local disadvantage.

Rae has over 30 years' senior management experience gained in both the private and public sector after studying Business and Finance at De...


Oct 15, 2021

In this episode Kate chats to Briony Wilson, CEO at Taste Cheshire and Event Organiser of the Chester Food and Drink Festival. Taste Cheshire is the definitive guide to independent Food and Drink across Cheshire, connecting those who offer the real “Taste of Cheshire”. Cheshire is a county that is really spoiled for...


Oct 8, 2021

In this episode Kate meets Irene Afful, an award-winning businesswoman and specialist in the field of diversity, equality & inclusion. She is the Founder & Director of Ametrine Coaching & Consultancy where she pursues her passion for diversity and inclusion, supporting businesses and individuals to be more effective by...


Oct 1, 2021

Lorna Helps is the founder of Vibrant Thinking, a business which helps dispersed teams to establish successful ways of working. Prior to setting up her business in 2018 she worked at Procter and Gamble for nearly 20 years.  She was based in Newcastle but worked with teams in London and Geneva so understands...