Anxiety is raging, depression surging and even suicide is at an all-time high with new founders and entrepreneurs. Founder's Therapy brings a refreshing new approach to helping solve mental health challenges founders experience on a daily basis. Our aim is to not only shed light on this important topic but to also provide founders a support group and inspiration through simple, actionable solutions to reduce anxiety and stress through talking with other founder/entrepreneurs. We're not doctors but as entrepreneurs ourselves who have experienced and work through our own mental health challenges. We want to help inspire others to keep innovating and do their best to mitigate the anxieties, stress and depression that will inevitably come to those who are taking risks as founders. Follow along and be inspired from each episode as we explore the challenges of our guests and more importantly learn their tactics for improving their mental and emotional well-being.
Episode 22: Rugby was Life
You have it all, until you don’t. For Ollie Phillips, playing professional rugby in a rugby crazed nation, was euphoria. He was at the top and had it all. He was in top fitness shape, at the height of his professional career and captaining the England National 7’s team. It wasn’t until after Ollie retired from rugby that he realized he was fighting a long and arduous battle with depression and was in need of discovering his true identity and self-love. In addition to being a world class professional rugby player in both the UK and France, he has climbed Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro, sailed around the world, was the first to play rugby at the North Pole, and so many other adventures. In this episode, Ollie Phillips joins us in the therapy chair from London to tell us how he managed his bout with depression and how he continues to thrive in his current leadership roles.
Episode 21: Hitchhiker's Guide to Experience
James Wallman is a best selling author, world class speaker, and an extraordinary entrepreneur. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the show, demonstrating for us how to improve life by designing better experiences. We cover a range of topics from consumerism to heuristic learning and everything in between. He is currently the CEO and founder of WXO, The World Experience Organization, whose mission it is to solve the problem's that exist in today's experience economy. He is also the best selling author of "Stuffocation" and "Time and How to Spend It." Listen in as James Wallman joins us in the therapy chair.
We Are Mind Conference Live Show
Join co-hosts Matt Wunderli and Craig Hammond as they host a live panel discussion at the Stand Up For Mental Health event, held by Mind, a mental health awareness company. Alex Boye - musician and artist, James Hadlock - founder of BluNovis and Mckensie Bauer - co-founder of Thread Wallets share their experiences with mental health, the stigma that has been placed on the subject and how they are standing up as advocates for the cause.
You can learn more about Mind and the meaning behind the thought bubble emoji at wearemind.org You can find links to our panelists websites and other places to reach them at Mind. If you're interested in learning more about Founders Therapy, you can reach out to our team through the contact information on the podcast. Like, subscribe, share and do all the things! Lets go.
Episode 20: The Entrepreneurial Professor
This episode's guest joins us from the UK by way of Portugal. He's an adjunct professor at the Judge Business school, University of Cambridge, teaching modules in entrepreneurship and raising capital. Simultaneously, he endures the grind of starting multiple businesses. Goncalo de Vasconcelos, is the found of the Syndicate Room in Cambridge, UK, an early stage investment fund that uses data to track and invest in startups alongside some of the UK's top angel investors. Most recently Rnwl in London which is a simple and easy way to automate your auto payment renewals. When Goncalo isn't teaching students how to innovate and change the world. he's making a difference with his businesses and disrupting industries. Goncalo shares his experiences and struggles as an entrepreneur and what kind of a toll it takes on him mentally. Be on time and sign up for this amazing lecture
Episode 19: We Are Mind
We are all about helping people, normalizing mental health and getting hard working entrepreneurs resources and avenues for help with potential mental health issues. We just found the perfect partner in that mission! The amazing folks over at Mind stop by in order to go over their kickoff launch party and drill down why mental health is so important for them and us. Give and listen and buckle up.
Episode 18: VC Magic
Comet Jesse Randall takes us on his journey from farm boy to tech superstar. Growing up on an Idaho farm, Jesse learned the value of hard work, stewardship and investing in oneself. A rare breed of both visionary and executor. Jesse has started several successful businesses including his most recent startup Sweater which allows everyone a seat at the VC table. Listen, learn and enjoy.
My first episode was with Graham Anderson. Lots of valuable insight. Moved on to the rest of the episodes - worth my time. Subscribed. Keep up the honest conversations. Loved the real talk.
Very inspirational and engaging. I am very excited for what the rest of Season One will bring.