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Do runners make better leaders? Host Anthony Gay is on a quest to find out. Run The Business is a new podcast that explores the place where running and leadership come together, and how the relationship between the two could be mutually beneficial to your success in both. Each week, Ant chats with CEO’s, entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the world who share their story and personal relationship with running. Every guest offers a unique perspective on how running has helped them raise their game and achieve their goals. Run The Business is engaging, fun and inspiring and will appeal to anyone interested in running, people and personal development. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Do runners make better leaders? Host Anthony Gay is on a quest to find out. Run The Business is a new podcast that explores the place where running and leadership come together, and how the relationship between the two could be mutually beneficial to your success in both. Each week, Ant chats with CEO’s, entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the world who share their story and personal relationship with running. Every guest offers a unique perspective on how running has helped them raise their game and achieve their goals. Run The Business is engaging, fun and inspiring and will appeal to anyone interested in running, people and personal development. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English

Contact:

2062572396


Episodes

Episode 39: Helen Croydon / Thought Leadership PR

5/9/2023
In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a founder who went from being a journalist in London, who enjoyed being out at glitzy and often boozy parties, to taking on triathlons and endurance running challenges. Helen Croydon talks to Ant about how the lessons she’s learned from getting cold, wet, muddy and exhausted in her triathlon life, doing endurance challenges lasting up to 12 hours, have transferred into tenacity in business. She talks about what led her to setting up her company, Thought Leadership PR, and the challenges she has faced along the way. She also gives us her top tip in business. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-croydon-2b2521a Twitter - https://twitter.com/helen_croydon Website - http://thoughtleadershippr.com/ This Girl Ran - https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Girl-Ran-Turned-Triathlete/dp/1786852179 Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:57:22

Episode 38: Catherine Baker / Sport And Beyond

5/2/2023
A Tennis Ball in Your Pocket - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a woman who is the director of a company that coaches CEOs and other senior leaders through her business, Sport and Beyond. Catherine Baker first learnt about leadership through tennis coaching, she spent time as a lawyer, and now she’s written a book; Staying the Distance: The Lessons From Sport That Business Leaders Have Been Missing. In this conversation, Catherine and Ant discuss the parallels they have both found between competitive sport and leadership and how creating small, easy to achieve habits, and then building on them, can set you up for success in the workplace and out on the road. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinehbaker/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportandBeyond1 Sport And Beyond http://SportandBeyond.co.uk Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:17

Episode 37: Ben Pochee / LGN Wellbeing

4/25/2023
The Path to Well-being - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to Ben Pochee, CEO of LGN Wellbeing and Event Director of the Night of the 10,000m PBs. Ben has a background in business, management and sports science that led him to create LGN WellBeing, a specialist well being company that provides businesses like Unilever, BP, Omnicom Media, Pernod Ricard and many others with in-house run club training. He is also race director and the man behind the Night of the 10,000m PB’s - which has been described as the Glastonbury of 10k’s. In the conversation, Ben speaks about how he believes that running gave him confidence in himself, which allowed him to be better in business. He talks about having approval from his running peers and how that meant he didn’t need to seek approval or validation in business. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benpochee Twitter - https://twitter.com/lgnwellbeing Night of the 10,000m PBs - https://www.nightofthe10kpbs.com/ YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLlTofKV40 Next event: 20th May 2023, Parliament Hill Track, London Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:41:04

Episode 36 - Brian Mister / Around The Crown 10k

4/18/2023
The Streaker - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a race director from Charlotte, North Carolina, who turned his passion for running into his business. Brian Mister is the co-founder of ‘Around The Crown 10K’, which is a 10K race in Uptown Charlotte on the entirety of the Queen City’s 3 mile major inner loop, I-277. This episode explores what it’s like running a business with your wife and what Brian gets out of giving back to his community in Charlotte. He also talks about his running streak - Brian is currently running every single day! All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmister Around The Crown 10k - ​​https://aroundthecrown10k.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/bmister06 Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:34

Episode 35: Russ Jefferys / parkrun

4/11/2023
A Healthier, Happier Planet - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to the CEO of the global phenomenon that is parkrun; a free, weekly, timed 5k event that takes place in 22 countries around the world, including the USA, Australia and Japan. Russ Jefferys took up the role as CEO a year ago and had worked in the charity’s communications team for seven years previously. His responsibilities include (but are not limited to); global strategy, culture, marketing & communications, raising revenue through commercial partnerships and growing the parkrun footprint to reach more people, particularly those who have the most to gain from community events. This episode explores Russ’ love of running alongside running a charity that encompasses running. He also lets us behind the scenes to tell us about the future of parkrun and whether or not it can always be free for everyone. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/russjefferys/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/russjefferys parkrun - https://www.parkrun.com/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:10

Episode 34: Jonathon Munro / BBC News & Current Affairs

4/4/2023
The Journalist’s Paradox - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to the head of BBC Newsgathering - the world's largest broadcast news gathering operation. Jonathan Munro was previously at ITN for 26 years and has covered huge global events, including the Balkans war, both Gulf wars and the Beijing and London Olympics. This conversation looks at why Jonathan took up running to deal with the trauma of losing colleagues in the second Gulf War 20 years ago. Since then he has taken on the London Marathon 10 times, often raising money for the British Red Cross. Ant and Jonathan also discuss how running helps him to cope with the busy and often stressful job. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/jonathancmunro Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:33

Episode 33: Michael Brandt / HVMN & Ketone-IQ

3/28/2023
The Importance of an Escape Valve - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to Michael Brandt, CEO and Co-founder of HVMN, the company behind Ketone-IQ, a ketone-based energy drink. Ant and Michael dive into the science of what your brain and body need to find those extra gears for speed and endurance on the trails or in a marathon, but also to stay focused and determined to achieve goals in business. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdbrandt/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/bdm_runner HVMN - https://hvmn.com/pages/home Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:39

Episode 32: Will Golder / RaceNation

3/21/2023
The Bobsleigh Businessman - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a CEO who started his career as a GB Bobsleigh athlete. After an injury stopped his Olympic dreams in 2014, Will Golder had to pivot into doing something else, which led him to work at RaceNation & SportsGiving, where he went on to become the CEO in 2021. This episode explores how Will uses his athlete mindset in the boardroom and how setting stretch targets in both running and business has helped him reach heights he didn’t think possible - even if it means missing the actual target. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/willgolder/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/willgolder1 RaceNation https://www.race-nation.com/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:38

Episode 31: Martin Ellemann Olesen / 21Leadership

3/14/2023
The Journey Of 100 Miles Begins With A Single Step - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to Martin Ellemann Olesen, who’s built a business out of helping others in leadership. His goal is ‘to help leaders create organisations where we would love for our kids to work.’ He’s completed several marathons and even a 100 mile race, and shares some of the thoughts he’s had about the similarities he sees between outstanding leadership and running. This episode explores Martin’s 9 leadership lessons he took from running 100 miles, including knowing your ‘why’: why are you a leader, or a runner? All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/meolesen Twitter - https://twitter.com/meolesen 21Leadership https://21leadership.com/ 9 Leadership Lessons from Running 100 Miles https://21leadership.com/2022/12/9-leadership-lessons-from-running-100-miles/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:23

Episode 30: Ben Legg / Portfolio Collective

3/7/2023
The Task, The Team, The Individual - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a CEO and Founder who started his career as a British Army officer, and now claims to be ‘running obsessive’ and fitter now than when he was in the army. Ben Legg worked in executive jobs at McKinsey, Coca-Cola, and was former COO of Google Europe, before starting his new company, The Portfolio Collective. This episode explores how Ben applies leadership lessons learned in the Army, and from working in high level roles at international companies, to support the network of business founders he now works with, as well as applying them to his running. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/benlegg Ben’s blog on why CEOs make good runners - www.lifehack.org/523336/why-ceos-run-the-world The Portfolio Collective - https://portfolio-collective.com/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:37:17

Episode 29: Suzanne Shaw / The Happy Health Club

2/28/2023
The Price Of Fame - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant has a very open and honest chat with a member of the first UK pop band to be put together on a reality TV show. Suzanne Shaw shot to overnight fame at just 19 years old, as part of the pop band ‘Hear’Say’. Since then, Suzanne has spent the last few years making some huge changes to her life; going sober, plant-based and taking up running. She talks to Ant about how these three pillars in her life have led to her starting her own business, The Happy Health Club, to help others who are exploring doing the same. This episode explores Suzanne’s 4 C’s in life; connection, compassion, community and consistency and how she credits running with completely changing her life for the better. She also reveals her next big running challenge, which she’s doing to raise awareness of mental health issues. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-shaw-a6a867196/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/suzi_shaw/?hl=en The Happy Health Club - https://www.thehappyhealthclub.com/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:06:11

Trailer: Next Episode with Suzanne Shaw

2/23/2023
In the next episode of 'Run The Business,' Ant connects with Suzanne Shaw, actress and singer who rose to fame as a member of Hear'Say, the first UK pop group to be created through a reality TV show. Since the group broke up, Suzanne has gone on to accomplish many things as an actress and television personality, and most recently as a business owner. She reveals to Ant how in recent years she's made some major changes in her personal life that have allowed her to thrive in business and inspire others to do the same. Catch the full episode of 'Run The Business' and Ant's interview with Suzanne on Tuesday, February 28th. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:02:24

Episode 28: Jim Frawley / Bellwether Hub

2/21/2023
In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant is joined by the founder of a company which, in its own words, looks to “help individuals and organisations build resiliency, adapt to change and thrive”. Jim Frawley from Bellwether Hub is a keen runner and has also competed in many triathlons, including Ironman. He’s spent time considering what hard endurance events have taught him about being in a dark place mentally, and how to get out of it by looking for what is going to get you to the finish, which he also applies to life and business. This episode explores how people adapt to change and how to break down tasks and goals into smaller chunks that are more manageable. Ant and Jim also discuss the influx of Artificial Intelligence in business and how it’s about to change the way businesses are run in the near-future. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimfrawley/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/jimfrawleyny Bellwether Hub podcast - https://www.bellwetherhub.com/episodes/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:05

Episode 27: Andy Willis / CEO Kona Energy

2/14/2023
In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a CEO who’s not only into his running, but is also a competitor in triathlon and Ironman events. His business, Kona Energy, focuses on developing clean energy and ‘delivering a carbon zero future’. This episode explores how running teaches you resilience in both life and in business. And that taking a moment to slow down, process the problem and work out how you’re going to address it can be useful to people in leadership roles and when running. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Andy Willis Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-willis-a1388a100/ Kona Energy Twitter - https://twitter.com/konaenergyuk/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:35:33

Episode 26: Mark Watson / The Marketing Store

2/7/2023
Setting The Conditions For Success - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to Mark Watson, Managing Director at The Marketing Store. This episode explores the ways that event energy at running races can be transferred over into the work place, as well as the importance of framing running as a team sport and not just a solo endeavour. To that point, Ant and Mark also discuss the ways in which sharing the load among the team, be it in a running relay or when working on projects, leads to better end results for everyone. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Mark Watson LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/mark-watson-0043b24 The Marketing Store - https://themarketingstore.com/ Reel2Media Twitter-https://twitter.com/Reel2M Reel2Media.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:40:47

Episode 25: Sophie Ryan / Interactive Media Services

1/31/2023
6 Requirements to Running a Business & Running a Marathon - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a business owner whose interest in the link between running and business sparked the inspiration for her to write a blog post about it. Sophie Ryan is the CEO and founder of Interactive Media Services in the UK, a company that supports businesses and organisations with office management, planning, marketing and brand identity amongst other services. This episode explores Sophie’s 6 requirements to running a business and running a marathon. Ant and Sophie discuss how dedication, commitment, perseverance, endurance, strength and determination are all required to be successful in both leadership and running. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-ryan-30236b185 Sophie Ryan’s Blog - https://www.interactivemediaservices.co.uk/6-steps-to-running-a-business-running-a-marathon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:57

Episode 24: Jamie Berry / Future Forest Company

1/24/2023
Protecting Nature For Future Generations - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a leader who works with race and event organisers to give runners the option of planting a tree rather than getting a t-shirt. A keen runner, Jamie Berry’s day job is as Senior Partnerships Manager across The Future Forest Company and their sister company Trees Not Tees. This episode explores the relationship between running and nature and how we, as business leaders AND runners, can do our bit to help protect the environment and do more to help with the climate emergency. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieberry1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/futureforestco Future Forest Company - https://thefutureforestcompany.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:59

Episode 23: Caroline Coates / Harry's HAT

1/17/2023
The Charity Runner - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to the mother of a young boy, whose medical condition led her to set up a charity to fund research into it. Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) was founded by Caroline Coates in 2018, to help children and their families who are affected by hydrocephalus (which is sometimes known as water on the brain), after Caroline’s son, Harry, was diagnosed with the condition during her pregnancy. Caroline recently took up the post of CEO at the charity. This episode explores the ways that Caroline uses running to help her clear her head, but also as a vehicle for raising vital funds for the charity. She also talks about her background working in the charity sector over the years and how social media plays such a huge part in the success of her charity. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Caroline Coates LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolineecoates Harry’s Hat Twitter - https://twitter.com/HarrysHAT5 Harry’s Hat - https://harrys-hat.org/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 22: David Dunne / Hexis

1/10/2023
You Are What You Eat - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a CEO and founder of a start up who used his knowledge and expertise in the world of elite level sports nutrition to build his own business. David Dunne has been a Performance Nutrition Consultant for British Canoeing, Harlequins rugby team, British Fencing, Team Wiggins cycling, Queens Park Rangers and many many others, but recently started Hexis - an app to help athletes manage their nutrition around their training. This episode explores the relationship between fueling and running, as well as how the right nutrition might even help in business leadership and getting the most out of your workforce. Listeners to this podcast can get 30% off all 12 month memberships to Hexis using the code "RUNTHEBUSINESS". All you need to do is head to www.hexis.live and click ‘join now‘ to get started. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ David Dunne LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-dunne-993b8845 David Dunne Twitter - https://twitter.com/david_m_dunne Hexis - www.hexis.live Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:11

Episode 21: Rob Webbon / Presca Sportswear

1/3/2023
The Sustainable Runner - In this episode of ‘Run The Business,’ Ant talks to a CEO who turned his passion for the environment into a business that involved his hobby of running and extreme endurance events. Rob Webbon is the CEO of Presca Sportswear, and set up the company after looking for gear to wear for the many marathons, ultra marathons and triathlons that he was taking part in, and finding nothing that really hit the mark. So he decided to make his own. This episode explores the environmental impact running can have on our planet, as well as Rob’s approach to business and running by making sure he has structure. All the links: Anthony Gay Twitter - https://twitter.com/anthonygay Anthony Gay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanthony/ Rob Webbon LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/rob-webbon-b75a07a0 Presca Sportswear www.prescasportswear.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:14