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Rachel Cook | From Office Manager to Managing Director
Episode 9021st July 2022 • The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast • Ben Morton
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Rachel is a multi-skilled executive with a fascinating journey that led her to the managing Director role at Thompson. She left university with a singing degree, started at Thompson as the office manager, worked up across various roles before completing a management buy-out with her colleagues – and then took on the MD role. 


Her personal journey comes with a track record of driving business growth, is characterised by her energetic, empowering leadership style and commitment to doing things differently. Rachel is also passionate about driving on cultural issues, women's rights and mental health. 


I know I’m always going to be biased folks, but this really is a great episode. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate when I say that sometimes a person’s biography and the experience of the person themselves can be two different things. This is absolutely not the case with Rachel.

Everything in her bio is what you get when you talk to her, which you’ll appreciate when you listen to this very real, very honest conversation. I know that you’re going to get a lot of value from this episode and will instantly warm to this week’s fabulous guest.

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If you enjoyed this episode:

I recommend episode 28 with Brian Dow, CEO and MD of Mental Health UK and ReThink Mental Illness. In the episode he talks about what leaders can do on a very practical level to look after the mental health and wellbeing of their team and themselves. You can find the episode here:



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