40 Minute Mentor: Steve Coulson, Kitt

“Paying people well and giving them lunches when they come to the office can be really good… but the best people are motivated by their growth and development.”  

For the final Monday episode of Series 10, we’re joined by Steve Coulson, Founder and CEO of Kitt – the business that creates and manages custom HQs for the world’s most vibrant brands.

Before Kitt, Steve built B2B parking platform and B2C app, JustPark, to 50,000+ locations and 5m+ drivers. 

Today, we discuss Steve’s entrepreneurial journey and the lessons learned along the way, including:

➡️ From investment banking to Startup life [1:12]

➡️ Entrepreneurial environment & his upside down career [04:35]

➡️ Leaving JustPark and Kitt’s origin story [07:50]

➡️ The deafening silence of entrepreneurship [11:12]

➡️ From serving startups to the biggest brands in the world [13:49] 

➡️ Building momentum & early lessons learned [14:55] 

➡️ Navigating the pandemic and finding silver linings [18:44]

➡️ The post-pandemic rush and revisiting fundraising [22:52]

➡️ Unpacking the future of the office [25:30]

➡️ Creating an amazing space for your team & culture [28:52] 

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-coulson-1521a743/ 

➡️ Find out more about Kitt: https://www.kittoffices.com/en/ 

➡️ Hear more from Kitt’s Co-Founder & COO, Lucy: https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/coo-secrets/coo-secrets-with-lucy-minton-co-founder-coo-at-kitt/ 

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