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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:  

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 the challenges and benefits of hybrid team working. With hybrid working now the new normal for many previously office based teams, her work is more important than ever.

Lorna is passionate about using creativity to overcome communication challenges and uses pottery painting as a tool in her workshops. She says you don’t need to see pottery painting as art or requiring artistic ability: it’s a vehicle for facilitating creative thinking to overcome challenges, with the added benefit of being a rewarding and absorbing activity for everyone. 

Combining her corporate experience with pottery painting means Vibrant Thinking offers a unique way to empower teams and transform the workplace.