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Meet the hedgehog lab team - Kathryn Wharton

Billy Wood26/06/2020Culturealt

hedgehog lab are proud of the culture they have built across global offices and it’s all thanks to the amazing team. This meet the team series has been curated by our newest member of the team, Kathryn Wharton. In a bid to create a sense of belonging within the company and break down some of the barriers onboarding remotely puts up, she chatted with members of the team virtually to get to know them better and uncover their areas of skills and expertise. Before that though, it’s only fair that she introduces herself first. 

Hi! I'm Kathryn and I joined the lab in May 2020 as their Business Development Manager.

Starting a new role is daunting at the best of times but I joined in the midst of a global pandemic and was embarking on a career pivot. After 11 years leading audience engagement strategies in the museum sector I was ready for a new challenge that utilised my strengths of marketing communication, creative thinking and client relationship management.  

I was attracted to hedgehog lab by their reputation at designing and building excellent digital products, the diverse range of industries represented in their client portfolio and by the  growth mindset within the company. In my short time here I have already worked with clients from the fitness industry, a premium hotel group and a global beauty giant.  

To date, I've has found the most challenging part of working for hedgehog lab is trying to build a sense of belonging within the company (one of the challenges of remote onboarding!) and to navigate through the myriad of new processes and technical language. However, I've had a warm welcome and a lot of support from the team over video calls and the internal comms platforms.

My top career tip is to be brave, be bold and believe in yourself. If possible, get yourself a mentor who can offer you advice or be a sounding board for new career ideas. A great resource I've used which gave me the confidence to change careers was the Squiggly Careers podcast and book created by Sarah and Helen at Amazing If. https://www.amazingif.com/listen

You can find out more about Kathryn via her LinkedIn profile.