How to work without losing your mind, with Cate Sevilla
Former BuzzFeed UK Managing Editor and author of [How to Work Without Losing Your Mind](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083VVY4LY/), Cate Sevilla, discusses work identity, resilience, happiness and success.
> To be honest, it felt more like the majority of British media just hated our guts.
After discussing working-from-home and audiobook recording, Cate talks openly about her time at the very beginning of BuzzFeed UK, before transitioning into founding the online women’s magazine BitchBuzz, which closed in 2013.
> This was not my fault, and all I can do now is be as honest and as supportive, and try to sort out what I can.
Cate joined online women’s magazine The Pool, founded by Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker, which ran from 2015 to 2019. She discusses the difficult time she had as the magazine ran out of money, stopped paying freelancers and ultimately let go of its staff.
> So much of the problems at work are down to people’s individual mental health and lack of boundaries.
In discussing her book, Cate talks about identifying herself by her job title, and forming strong relationships with the companies she works for.
In her book and [Dream Nation talk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNTGDrQbZaI), Cate uncovers the less glamours side of working for large organisations, including Google. Speaking to Graham, she reveals her personal approach to happiness and success.
> How do we relate to other women, work with other women, and compete with other women in a healthy way and know that that’s a healthy thing to do?
Graham and Cate tackle social media, and especially the effect comparison culture has on millennial women, and the personal pressures that are put on women in general.\
> I cannot think about the “correct” way in which I am supposed to be managing this or going through some sort of corporate script or strategic negotiation mode.
Drawing on her experiences working for a start-up called _DRIVETRIBE_ which was founded by Clarkson, Hammond and May as well as other moments from work, Cate gives her views on kindness at work, trust, empathy, and human connection.
[Graham Allcott](http://www.grahamallcott.com/) is the founder of [time management training](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/ "Link: http://thinkproductive.co.uk/") company [Think Productive](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/).
This podcast is produced by [Radio Burrito](https://radioburrito.com/).
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy