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Are you Sitting Uncomfortably? with Gemma Greaves

Chris Maples - The Humbled Giant

The media giant that is Chris Maples is widely regarded as ‘a legend’ and ‘one of the most well-respected media operators’ in the UK advertising industry.

Chris started his career on the Hanger Lane Roundabout before succeeding in roles across TV, radio, outdoor advertising and digital at Channel 4, Microsoft and Spotify.

In a raw and vulnerable post on LinkedIn, Chris opened up about his recent breakdown that was met with an outpouring of love and support from peers and colleagues.

“I think uncomfortable is about being real. You want to experience new things, right? You don't know where the good stuff is. Then go do the difficult thing. Go do the uncomfortable thing. You don't know where that's going to lead you to. I've always liked putting myself out there and then seeing where it goes to.”

In the ninth episode of Are You Sitting Uncomfortably? Host Gemma Greaves and Chris delve into his sense of belonging, the rollercoaster journey that led to his breakdown and the impact it had on family and friends.

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This is a Fresh Air Production. The producers are Izzie Clarke and Clara Kavanagh.

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Are you Sitting Uncomfortably? with Gemma Greaves
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