“Everything I have done has centred around teams and individuals, and how do you get the most out of them…”
Catherine has had a hugely successful career, having spent her formative years at UBS and becoming the first female Managing Partner at SoftBank.
Today, Catherine is the Founder and CEO of Andante Advisory, a boutique consultancy firm which operates as a trusted partner to senior executives and leading organisations on Culture, People and Purpose.
She is also a Venture Partner at LocalGlobe, an angel investor in early-stage tech companies across the UK, US and Israel, and is the UK’s first Fair Play facilitator.
Tune in to today’s episode to discover:
➡️ Reliving her days when a rogue trader almost brought down UBS [03:32]
➡️ The privilege of entrepreneurship [05:29]
➡️ From her love for music to Cambridge and ending up in London [06:39]
➡️ Scaling from 20 to 500 people in four years [10:04]
➡️ Becoming the first female Managing Partner at SoftBank [13:34]
➡️ Building a portfolio career [16:49]
➡️ Angel Investing and joining LocalGlobe [24:39]
➡️ Common culture mistakes [32:32]
➡️ Fair Play and creating more equality in the household [36:47]
⛳ Helpful links:
➡️ Connect with Catherine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-lenson/
➡️ Find out more about her work: https://www.catherinelenson.com/
➡️ Find out more about LocalGlobe: https://localglobe.vc/
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