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#21 Ryan Sanders - Haka Tourism Group - Looking Inward As An Entrepreneur

Today's podcast is with Haka Tourism Group's founder Ryan Sanders. He had the vision to create a unique Kiwi experience for backpackers looking for something a little different and more personal. 10 years on and a short time after opening their first and second hotels, Ryan talks to us about building a business that you connect with and looking inward as a leader and entrepreneur.

Duration: 00:35:26

#20 Chris Simmons - Strategy & Execution

In this session, I talk to Chris Simmons, SVP Americas and APAC at 9 Chris has been involved in strategy his whole professional career and is currently developing one of New Zealand's fastest growing digital platforms for small business on a global scale. Chris explains that without a purpose, the strategy may not work.

Duration: 00:48:12

#19 Lizzi Whaley - Tenacity

Today's podcast is with the founder of Spaceworks NZ, Lizzi Whaley. Lizzi is someone I have known for a long time and always admired how focused she has been on meeting her goals. Also she just has a raw approach to life that we can all learn from. Lots of laughs, swearing and storytelling from one of New Zealand's most respected designers.

Duration: 00:46:57

#18 Marisa Fong - Life After Exit

On today's podcast, we talk to Marisa Fong about life after exiting a business. Four years ago Marisa sold Madison Recruitment, a business she had spent 15 years developing with a partner to eventually sell. Now she spends her time as an angel investor and prominent advocate for woman's entrepreneurial and leadership journeys.

Duration: 00:49:34

#15 Human Centred Design - Sarah Clearwater

Sarah Clearwater is a practitioner of Design Thinking, creating new ways to drive both employee and customer relationships. Human centred design is growing in its use as we look for ways to drive both our businesses and engage in the communities that our customers belong to, looking for more meaningful connections with brands.

Duration: 00:48:35

#14 Deadly Ponies Founder Liam Bowden Talks Culture & Vision

Liam Bowden founded luxury brand Deadly Ponies over 12 years ago. Today we talk about the journey in the luxury fashion world, being a luxury brand in New Zealand and what it takes to stay at the top of your game when it come to culture and maintaining your vision.

Duration: 00:35:33

#8 You Can't Teach Authenticity... Paul Sills & Grant Difford

It's all about authenticity and apparently we all need to be coached to understand it. Not sure Paul and I agree on this one. We also discuss the three C's of vulnerability - courage, connection and compassion...

Duration: 00:56:25

#7 Scott Rice - Quantum Events - Building A Cornerstone Event

In this session I speak to Scott Rice, renowned event organiser and founder of the Ocean Swim Series in New Zealand. Having worked together I knew Scott would be able to shed some light on building a cornerstone event and how over the past 10 years the demands and needs of his customers have changed.

Duration: 00:30:53

#5 The Missing Link Between Leadership & Vision

Today I digest my role as a leader and how often the vision of a founder or leader is far removed from the team around them.

Duration: 00:09:20

#4 What Does Education Look Like In The Future?

Over a rare lunch with my wife we discussed the virtues of a University education and what will suit my 4 year to get there. Culture and diversity or formal learning and more importantly will University be relevant when it comes times to make the decision.

Duration: 00:03:42

#3 Action - Grant Difford & Paul Sills

So many of us are able to rev the engines and get all excited about the 'big' idea, but so often quit before we start. Here Paul and I discuss the reasons why action is so important and why we struggle to execute.

Duration: 00:42:55

#2 Don't Underestimate The Power Of Confidence

In this session I reflect on a lost customer but then the results he gained just days after the conclusion on the professional relationship. Don't underestimate the power of confidence.

Duration: 00:09:52

#1 Changing An Industry - Raymond Laursen - Conroy Removals

This FindThe_Gaps Session explores the changing times of the global removals industry. Rather than focus on the fairly uninteresting subject matter, Raymond talks about the place technology is playing in their growth and how the changes in global migration is dictating how people move around the world.

Duration: 00:34:11