How To Build Work Relationships - Ruth Penfold, Launchpad

Ruth Penfold, People Practice Lead at Launchpad, shares her career advice and career story for young people. Launchpad is a business that invests in other companies and helps them to grow. Ruth leads People Practice (or HR), making sure that the organisation runs the right way and that people feel good about working there. Working with people is Ruth’s passion and purpose, and in this interview she talks about the importance of developing strong people skills. Some of the things she talks about include: 

  • What her role as People Practice Lead involves
  • What the company mission is at Launchpad
  • How she started her career and figured out her purpose 
  • What she enjoys about working with people 
  • How to figure out what career path to take 
  • The skill that she thinks is vital for a successful career 
  • What you can focus on during these uncertain times to get ahead 

The Circl Interview Series asks leaders of the UK’s most exciting businesses to share their career paths and advice with the next generation of talent. Check out our other interviews with professionals from organisations such as Uber, Facebook and Barclays.