The Candidate is a proud partner of Bloom North, a network on a mission to ensure women have equal opportunity in the communications industry, by harnessing the power of their real voices. Katy Nagy, our Creative Contract Recruitment Manager gives us the low down on the latest Bloom North Event:

I was lucky enough to attend Bloom North’s ‘Being Brave and Taking a Risk’ event recently, and I can hand on heart say it was the best panel I’ve ever been to. I’ve always projected a confident personality but, like everyone, have my own fears and nervousness. The aim of session was to help people find bravery and confidence in their careers, and giving tangible advice to attendees. 

Without a doubt they achieved this objective, at the very least with me and my colleague Natalie, who also attended. Here's how the event unfolded...

Snapshot of the event, hosted at HOME Manchester.



So how can we be brave. How can we overcome that little niggle that is stopping ourselves from succeeding?

Many ways it turns out! Some people like to take a more considered approach, planning out the variables before taking the plunge. Others are very much ‘jump in the pool’ types. It doesn’t matter how you get to the goal though; it’s simply getting there.

And plans change! Steph was taking us through her original business proposal for Chu-Lo Drinks and it how it looks vastly different to what the company now offers. And how we need to rephrase the word ‘failure’ – it always been seen as a set back, when in actual fact it’s an opportunity to learn, grow, upskill, and gain more experience.

Failure is also a way to gain resilience.

(Bloom also hosted a masterclass earlier this year about boosting resilience - you can read our blog about it here.)

A piece advice that really stuck with me is living life on your own terms. If you’re not getting joy or value out of something, it’s time to reassess. And that doesn’t have to happen overnight. It can be a slow burn, it doesn’t have to be a knee jerk decision. Build on those wants and desires, and give yourself a plan to get to your goal.

Stick to your guns. Listen to your gut. Curiosity didn’t kill the cat, it brought satisfaction back.

Thank you to Bloom North and all the panelists for such a brilliant event.


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