Bloom North Profile: Hattie Pearson
What do you most admire in a colleague?
Someone who is able to listen and gives honest feedback in a constructive manner, and then in turn, is able to receive that from me when appropriate. I’m all ears if you’ve got something useful to add to the conversation or advice to offer but if you’re unwilling to hear me out then I’m not going to waste my time!
What moment in your life most helped in shaping your career?
Winning ‘Best Female’ at the Student Radio Awards in 2012. The prize was hosting a one off show on BBC Radio 1 which was a total dream come true.
That was the catalyst and confidence boost that helped me pursue my path in broadcasting, leading to a national show on Radio X (formerly XFM), KEY103 and now Hits Radio Early Breakfast (4-6am).
Which women do you look to in life to help guide you?
Most of my closest female friends like myself, run their own businesses or are freelance.
Whether they’re an artist, PR executive, personal trainer, salon owner or baby sign language expert I’m surrounded by strong women who are creative, motivated and always there to lift me up. I get so much pleasure from returning the support where I can.
What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self?
Feel the fear and do it anyway! I can think of times I’ve held myself back because of fear of failure (haven’t we all)? As I’ve grown older, gained more experience and looked to those that inspire me I’ve realised that there’s a real strength in learning from mistakes.
Reframing failures as an opportunity to grow and build resilience is a way to overcome challenging situations both emotionally and practically.