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Success Is In The Mind with Oliver Bruce

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In this podcast, Oliver goes on a journey to tell the candid truth around start-up and scale-up life and just how important focus, mental agility, mental health and strength is in this idealistic and largely fake world of social media and unspoken truths. Told through relatable stories of others, Oliver sits down with founders, entrepreneurs and notable individuals from across the globe who have, like him, overcome barriers both mentally and physically to become the people behind the brand, organisation or self they are today! But what actually is success? Well, we hope you take some solace and learn a thing or two from the unspoken reality and subjectivity of that word, ‘success’...

In this podcast, Oliver goes on a journey to tell the candid truth around start-up and scale-up life and just how important focus, mental agility, mental health and strength is in this idealistic and largely fake world of social media and unspoken truths. Told through relatable stories of others, Oliver sits down with founders, entrepreneurs and notable individuals from across the globe who have, like him, overcome barriers both mentally and physically to become the people behind the brand, organisation or self they are today! But what actually is success? Well, we hope you take some solace and learn a thing or two from the unspoken reality and subjectivity of that word, ‘success’...

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

In this podcast, Oliver goes on a journey to tell the candid truth around start-up and scale-up life and just how important focus, mental agility, mental health and strength is in this idealistic and largely fake world of social media and unspoken truths. Told through relatable stories of others, Oliver sits down with founders, entrepreneurs and notable individuals from across the globe who have, like him, overcome barriers both mentally and physically to become the people behind the brand, organisation or self they are today! But what actually is success? Well, we hope you take some solace and learn a thing or two from the unspoken reality and subjectivity of that word, ‘success’...

Language:

English

Contact:

01242300360


Episodes

S5 Ep64: Jesse Wilson How A Uni Ski Trip Inspired The Jubel Beer Brand

10/5/2022
From living in America as a child and shovelling show to earn some extra pocket money Jesse had very little entrepreneurial heritage but that doesn't seem to have stopped him growing a brand that can now be found in pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK. With Jesse's Dad being a Vicar and his mum a French teacher, how did Jesse build such a strong beer brand with such little knowledge. Jesse graduated from University and ended up working for Mars, this however wasn't for him. An...

S5 Ep63: David Abrahamovitch, Founder Of GRIND Coffee Took On The High Street Coffee Chains And Won But Pivoting Into A Sustainable D2C Coffee Brand Changed Everything!

9/28/2022
Founder of GRIND Coffee David Abrahamovitch grew up watching his dad build multiple businesses as a child ultimately inspiring him to go it alone. It didn't however start with coffee! Having turned his Dad's business around and pivoted it into new sectors, David speaks to Oliver about how there's a seismic culture shift in today's world about what being an 'entrepreneur' actually is. David started his first 'proper' business at University at aged 22 whilst studying UCL. David and his...

Duration:01:05:58

S5 Ep62: Elliot Coad A Former Coder & Introvert Turned Environmental Entrepreneur Eye's Up A World First IPO!

9/21/2022
Ecologi, one of only a few businesses in the world genuinely striving for economical change. Planting over 100,000 trees PER DAY, Elliot came up with the idea for a subscription based environmentally focused business whilst on his morning commute. He thought, "what is the cost of a coffee per day could be put into changing the planet?" The rest was history. Having suffered from burnout in his previous job Elliot never set out to become an entrepreneur but had an idea that he believed...

Duration:01:07:34

S5 Ep61: Andy Shovel Not Every Business Has Takeoff like THIS For Self-Proclaimed ‘Uncool’ Entrepreneur

8/22/2022
In this live on location recording, Oliver caught up with Andy Shovel co-founder of vegan food brand THIS at their London HQ. A born entrepreneur Andy’s hit the headlines recently for his slightly ‘out there’ marketing stunts, one of which included a life size naked statue of Piers Morgan in Leicester Square with his ‘THIS’ product housed around Piers’ nether regions… That said, the self proclaimed ‘un-cool’ entrepreneur that is Andy, co-created his first business with a group of mates...

Duration:01:09:12

S5 Ep60: Ep60 - Paul Richardson's Fragmented Upbringing Could Have Gone One Of Two Ways Starting With An Orphanage.

8/1/2022
Paul's Father ran away leaving his Mother to contemplate taking him to an orphanage. His Father returned, a 'wheeler dealer', Paul's father ended up as a market trader. As a teenager Paul ended up working for his Father in Waste and Disposal. There's money in muck as they say selling for millions just before his Father passed away. Paul's business acumen served him well growing and exiting multiple Waste brands. Paul was number 3 at sportswear brand Gymshark after the co-founders approached...

Duration:01:27:13

S5 Ep59: E59: Habito Founder - Daniel Hegarty

3/23/2022
After dropping out of school with no qualifications aged 16, Daniel Hegarty got signed to the same label as Boy George and went touring with his punk band for just £100 a week. He then spent the next ten years carving out a career as a working musician in LA, writing for and performing with the likes of S Club 7, Robbie Williams and the Sugababes, before returning to the UK to be one of the first employees at Wonga, where he became fully immersed in the world of tech startups. Dan...

Duration:00:53:41

S5 Ep58: E58: Hicks & Brown Co-Founders - Alice Leet-Cook and Rosie Turner

3/16/2022
Growing up on a farm in rural Suffolk, sisters Alice and Rosie never pictured a career in the fashion industry. After they both headed off to uni, they both started working the corporate life in London, and when a jacket made by their mother got a hugely positive response at a wedding, they decided to start Hicks & Brown together. Whilst originally focused on selling jackets at events, the sisters soon realised that although the jackets weren’t selling out, the hats were a huge hit,...

Duration:00:55:47

S5 Ep57: E57: Flexa Co-Founders - Molly Johnson-Jones and Maurice O'Brien

3/9/2022
After being diagnosed at 18 with an autoimmune disease, Molly Johnson-Jones was fired from her job in investment banking after requesting to work from home one day a week. Molly then met Maurice O’Brien on the dating app Hinge, and after five dates they decided to start a business together which would provide a platform for people like them who wanted more flexibility in their jobs. From this idea, Flexa was born. Flexa is a website which only allows companies with flexible working...

Duration:00:52:02

S5 Ep56: E56: HYBR Founder - Hannah Chappatte - Student housing, winning funding, and the hustle culture

3/2/2022
From an early age, Hannah Chappatte was surrounded by successful family members, but her initial confidence took a knock when her teachers told her she had dyslexia. Despite this, she went on the secure As and A*s across the board in her A-Levels, before spending a globe-hopping year working in intern roles in various companies around the world. While studying English Literature and Language in Bristol, Hannah spotted a huge gap in the market for a platform that would provide reputable...

Duration:00:53:22

S5 Ep55: E55: Huboo Co-Founder - Martin Bysh - From programmer to unicorn entrepreneur

2/23/2022
Serial entrepreneur Martin Bysh started his journey living in East London with a passion for programming games. Seeking amusement and enjoyment in everything Martin did he built 20 top 10 games before he was 30. Having never worked for anybody, Martin founded, grew and exited multiple online businesses before the online space was comodosited by the arrival of the Apps. He even beat Facebook to it by founding MakeFriendsOnline in the early 00’s. Having co-founded Huboo which is...

Duration:00:59:56

S5 Ep54: E54: My Supper Hero Founders - Myleene Klass and Jamie Barber

2/16/2022
Jamie Barber is a prolific restaurateur and founder of the Hush Collection who started out as a lawyer and musician signed to George Michael’s record label. Myleene Klass started out in showbiz and in pop group Hear’Say, before turning her attention to the world of business when she founded her own children’s clothing brand, My K. After months of lockdown had given them both “extreme kitchen fatigue”, they decided to team up to launch My Supper Hero, a recipe box delivery service that...

Duration:00:51:58

S5 Ep53: E53: Halo Founder - Rory Sweet - Catch Up

2/9/2022
Rory Sweet, Founder of Halo, who originally featured in Series 1 of Success Is In The Mind, has recently sold his business for a huge $715 million. Now, Rory returns to the podcast to discuss how he did it, and what’s next for him. In this slightly shorter episode of Success Is In The Mind, Oliver catches up with Rory to ask what it feels like to sell a company, how to decide who the right buyer is and where Rory’s going with his next venture. Exclusive Content – Snippet 1:...

Duration:00:19:21

S5 Ep52: E52: Tame & Wild Founder - Annabel Makin-Jones - Diversifying your business and getting your products in retailers

2/2/2022
Annabel Makin-Jones is a third generation Yorkshire farmer and Founder of Tame & Wild Drinks. Starting out at a young age helping out on her family farm, Annabel then went to Harper Adams to study Agri-Food Marketing with Business Studies, before returning to the farm to start growing strawberries and launch Annabel’s Deliciously British. After getting her strawberries stocked in several high-end retailers, Annabel realised that it was time to ‘diversify or die’ and began branching out...

Duration:00:48:44

S5 Ep51: E51: Wild Cosmetics Co-Founder - Freddy Ward - Disrupting the market and building a brand with your best friend)

1/26/2022
Freddy Ward is the Co-Founder of Wild Cosmetics, a direct-to-consumer subscription based deodorant company, with a heavy focus on using natural ingredients and cutting down on plastic waste with refillable deodorants. Starting out as the fifth ever employee at Hello Fresh in 2012, Freddy worked his way up to Marketing Director before deciding to start his own company, Wild, with a lifelong friend. Wild now has a loyal following of over 100,000 customers, after selling over 300,000...

Duration:00:43:07

S5 Ep50: E50: Chase Distillery, Tyrell's Crisps & Willy's ACV Founder William Chase - How to go from bankruptcy to three back to back successful businesses.

1/19/2022
Trigger warning: this weeks episode contains references to suicide. William Chase is a serial entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience running businesses. After a string of bad luck which resulted in him declaring bankruptcy and almost losing his family farm, William turned it all around when he began using rejected potatoes to create the hugely successful Tyrrells Crisps. In the following years, Tyrrells turned over millions of pounds and after selling the company to Langholm...

Duration:00:54:07

S5 Ep49: E49: CanO Water Co-Founder - Josh White - Creating a brand when the industry you are entering into doesn’t see the potential

1/12/2022
Josh White, Co-founder of CanO Water, launched the brand after returning from a holiday in Thailand where they had been inspired to drive change after seeing the dire state of plastic bottles lining the beach and what started out as an eye-opening trip abroad became a mission to reduce single use plastic. Since launching in 2015, CanO Water has sold over 15 million cans in the UK and Ireland. Propelled by increasing consumer demand for more sustainable alternatives to plastic bottled...

Duration:00:47:47

S5 Ep48: E48: Caleño Drinks Founder Ellie Webb - Going it alone, breaking the ‘funding’ glass ceiling and launching a brand

1/5/2022
Entrepreneur Ellie Webb spotted a gap in the market when asked to be the designated driver. Ellie realised that there were no exciting alcohol-free options available at the venue, this got her thinking. Wanting a beverage with a little more punch, no alcohol but still grown-up, Caleño was born! As a solo female entrepreneur Ellie has come up against the ‘funding’ glass ceiling, a number of times but through research and hard work Ellie in just a few short months has managed to raise...

Duration:00:46:07

47: E47: Bradshaw Taylor Founder - Corry Taylor - Iconic gilets, taking risks and going all in on digital

12/29/2021
After weathering the storm that was the rural crisis of the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001, the pandemic was no problem for Corry Taylor. The founder, CEO and MD of outdoor clothing re-seller, Bradshaw Taylor, oversees 9 iconic outdoor clothing brands including Schoffel, Le Chameu, Keen and Sherpa. In this podcast Corry joins Oliver to discuss how his board helps him keep his feet on the ground and how and why he doubled down on Shoffel’s digital presence to stay ahead during the...

Duration:00:30:56

46: E46: ånd fragrance Founder - Simon Constantine - Lush, Frankincense and Going It Alone

12/22/2021
Son of Mark Constantine founder of Lush, Simon Constantine stepped into the world of fragrance and entrepreneurialism launching ånd fragrance months before the pandemic. In this Christmas episode, Oliver Bruce asks the big question; what even is Frankincense?! Going from one of the world’s favourite cosmetic brands to launching his own start-up, Simon Constantine brings a unique approach to his perfumery, ånd fragrance, by focusing on grassroots projects, stemming from his role as...

Duration:00:43:03

45: E45: Juno Founder - Ally Fekaiki - workplace benefits and empowering employees

12/15/2021
After burning out and quitting his job due to the poor selection of employee benefits when he needed support with his mental health, Ally Fekaiki founded Juno, the company reimagining how we access support from our employers. Conscious of the seemingly accepted notion that stress, and burnout are an endemic of work, Ally set out to improve employees’ lives inside and outside of work. Replacing forced company lunches and team building torture with personalised benefits that suit the...

Duration:00:39:16