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Caroline Bedford

Caroline Bedford is the founder and creator of Digital Minds, an award-winning innovation programme. Her forte is embedding design thinking, future-focused skills and a creative mindset within traditional roles in the insurance and corporate tech worlds. Using her 30+ years of technology and specialty insurance experience, she brings to life discovery, ideation, innovation and cultural change within insurance organisations. She focuses her passion on developing career longevity and digital confidence across all ages and levels. And capability and curiosity in business practitioners of all roles. She has a deep-seated belief that to future-proof your career, an ever-agile Generalist approach to support industry and customer needs is the key to happy staff, happy leaders and happy clients.

Caroline talks to Phil about the value we can find in being as prepared as possible. She also discusses why it’s wise to accept opportunities when they arise and think about how to action them later.


Caroline Bedford

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2 Top Career Tips

1) We often find ourselves in situations that with a little thought, we may have been able to predict. The key to success is to be as prepared as possible for as many eventualities as possible.
2) If someone offers you an opportunity, always make sure you say yes first and then figure out how to do it later.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

While working for a company, Caroline realized that she did not believe in the company itself or their product. This grated against her values, and proved that being congruent with your company’s mission is vital.

Career Highlight

The day that EDII was incorporated was one of the biggest moments in Caroline’s career. Starting out on her own was life-changing.

The Future

Diversity and inclusion in IT is becoming far more widespread, allowing for a greater wealth of talent and skill sets to enter the sector.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

It was a challenge.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t wait until you need a network to build one.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

You’ve started so you have to finish.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Caroline would delve deep into psychological behavior combined with human and technology.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

To create a model and seek partners globally.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Being able to raise great questions, improve energy and respect others.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Perpetual learning.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Caroline is a huge fan of science fiction.

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