An interview with Cate Murden

The personal development track at this year’s Summit has been designed to open the door on many topics – from mental health to the importance of curiosity. We want to help you work together to overcome and thrive in the modern world.
Cate Murden PUSH

The complex and ever-changing world we live in isn’t only impacting our ability to engage with our customers, it’s also having a significant effect on our lives at work. As a result, stress and stress-related illnesses are hugely on the rise.

Cate Murden, founder of PUSH Mind and Body, has been affected by this, just like so many of us. During her talk, Cate will be breaking down the importance of putting yourself first, and sharing with you, the tools she used to improve her energy levels and shift into a positive mind-set.

We sat down with her to discover a little bit more.

Hi Cate, can you tell us a bit more about what PUSH is?

PUSH Mind and Body is a business consultancy grounded in human behavior. We answer business problems with people-focused solutions and, consequently, help people, teams and companies to work better.

What made you decided to start this new business?

After a 16-year career in media, I was signed off with stress. Having survived this, frankly, awful period, I realized that I wanted to help ensure that no one else went through what had happened. And, so, the concept for PUSH was formed – from a genuine desire to help busy professionals live and work better.

Can you tell us about a favorite moment from your career?

We created and curated an event in August last year supporting mental health and resilience in the workplace. It was an incredibly sunny day and we were in a rooftop venue with four unbelievable speakers and over 150 guests. It was an amazingly powerful moment – firstly in what we were starting to achieve with our vision and mission and, secondly, how far we had come as a business.

What are the biggest work goals you’re currently working towards?

What we really want is to help companies realize that their people are their most unique differentiator and yet, currently, corporate culture is slowly breaking them.

We HAVE to change this before more of the unthinkable happens and, you know what? That means more successful companies and happier people. It’s really not that hard.

During your talk building resilience in the 20th century – what do you think the audience will gain from your talk?

I really hope people leave my talk realizing they’re the most important people in their worlds. And, hopefully, I can give them some valuable advice in how to be the very best they can be.

What are your three top tips for success?

  1. Get a coach
  2. Start everyday with exercise
  3. Never accept no

What has been your biggest challenge over the last year?

My own brain

Who or what inspires you most?

My partner. He inspires me, challenges me and helps me grow (and regularly drives me nuts too).

If you could predict one thing for the future what would it be?

The fallout from Brexit is going to be really sh*t for everyone.

What advice would you want to give to your younger self?

Stop f*cking worrying – it’s always okay in the end.

Join Cate Murden for her personal development breakout session at the dotdigital Summit on Wednesday 20 March. Not got your tickets yet? Get them today.

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