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Mental Health Spotlight: Dan Murray-Serter
40 Minute Mentor

Mental Health Spotlight with Dan Murray-Serter, Co-Founder of Heights

For our final episode of our Mental Health mini-series, we look back on our conversation with the brilliant Dan Murray-Serter, Co-Founder of Heights.

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Series 7

Our latest Series, packed with mentorship from a Baroness, 2 Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs, one of Europe's top 50 women in Tech, and many more.

Series 6

Exclusive mentorship from brilliant Founders, Investors and Olympic gold medallists, including Ham Serunjogi (Chipper Cash), Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon (Stemettes), Helen Tupper (Amazing If), Dom McGregor (Social Chain) and many more.

Series 5

Leadership lessons from industry movers and shakers, including Sir Clive Woodward, Grace Beverley (SHREDDY and TALA), Mo Gawdat (One Billion Happy), Juliet Davenport OBE (Good Energy) and many more.

Series 4

Thought provoking conversations on social mobility and exclusive insights from inspiring mentors, including Check Warner (Diversity VC), James Hind (Carwow), Rachel Crook (Lifted), Dan Ziv (TouchNote) and many more.

Series 3

Candid insights from industry leaders, including the incredible Claire Valoti (Snapchat), former rugby international Will Greenwood MBE, ex-MP now entrepreneur, Sam Gyimah and many more.

Series 2

Looking behind the scenes of some of the most successful ScaleUps, with industry legends, including Sophie Adelman (Multiverse), Ben Sanders (Pollen), Alex Stephany (Beam), Pippa Lamb (Sweet Capital) and many more.

Series 1

In our debut podcast series we talk to business leaders including Iain Martin (Moonpig), Fred Jones (Uber), JBM board advisor Kresse Wesling MBE (Elvis & Kresse), Stiliyan Petrov (ex Aston Villa) and many more.

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Mental Health Spotlight: Dan Murray-Serter
40 Minute Mentor

Mental Health Spotlight with Dan Murray-Serter, Co-Founder of Heights

For our final episode of our Mental Health mini-series, we look back on our conversation with the brilliant Dan Murray-Serter, Co-Founder of Heights.

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Mental Health - Reeva Misra
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Mental Health Spotlight with Reeva Misra, Founder of Walking On Earth

In today’s Mental Health feature episode, we look back on our episode with Reeva Misra, the Founder and CEO of Walking on Earth.

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Mental Health: James Routledge
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Mental Health Spotlight with James Routledge, Founder of Sanctus

Continuing our Mental Health mini-series, we look back on our discussion with James Routledge, Founder of Sanctus.

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Mental Health roundtable
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Mental Health Spotlight with Carrie Carlisle, Sophie Scott and Rohan Kallicharan

In episode 2 of our Mental Health Spotlight mini-series, we cover segments from our roundtable discussion featuring Sophie Scott, Rohan Kallicharan and Carrie Carlisle. 

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Feature: Mo Gawdat
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Mental Health Spotlight with Mo Gawdat

To kick off our mental health feature series, we look back on our conversation with Mo Gawdat, author of Solve for Happy and Founder of One Billion Happy.

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Where Are They Now: Ezechi Britton On His MBE & Advancing Social Mobility

Today’s ‘Where Are They Now’ episode is our last one before we launch Series 7 – and we’re definitely finishing on a high, as we catch up with the amazing Ezechi Britton MBE, Co-Founder of Code Untapped and Founding Member and Principal at Impact X.

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Where Are They Now: Juliet Davenport OBE On Transitioning from CEO To A Portfolio Career

In this ‘Where Are They Now’ feature mini episode, we catch up with the brilliant Juliet Davenport OBE, Founder and former CEO of Good Energy Group.

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Where Are They Now: Sophie Adelman On Building A Community For The Curious

In our next ‘Where Are They Now’ feature episode, we’re joined by the brilliant Sophie Adelman, Co-Founder and CEO of The Garden and Co-Founder and former President of Multiverse.

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Kresse Wesling
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Where Are They Now: Kresse Wesling CBE On Building A Regenerative Farm

In this ‘Where Are They Now’ episode, we’re joined by Kresse Wesling CBE, an award-winning environmental entrepreneur, and JBM Board Advisor. 

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Series 7

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Downing Street, Death Threats and DE&I with Baroness Oona King

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Baroness Oona King, the VP of DE&I at Snap Inc.

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Finding Purpose After Exiting Moonpig with Nick Jenkins

This 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Nick Jenkins, Founder of Moonpig, former Dragon on BBC show Dragons’ Den and angel investor.

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How To Build A $2 Billion Unicorn In Under 3 Years with Ankorstore’s Nicolas d’Audiffret

Today’s 40 Minute Mentor is Nicolas d’Audiffret, one of the Co-Founders of Ankorstore – the marketplace which grew to a $2billion valuation in under 3 years.

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From Exiting Songkick To Tackling The Climate Crisis with Supercritical’s Michelle You

Ahead of World Earth Day this week, we’re really excited to welcome Michelle You, Co-Founder of Songkick and Co-Founder and CEO of Supercritical, to 40 Minute Mentor.

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Building Purpose-Led Brands with Natalie Graeme (Uncommon) & Orr Vinegold (Unrest)

This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Natalie Graeme (Uncommon Creative) and Orr Vinegold (Unrest) to 40 Minute Mentor.

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Destigmatising Death with Farewill’s Dan Garrett

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by industry-disrupter Dan Garrett, Co-Founder and CEO of Farewill – the multi-award-winning wills, probate and funerals company on a mission to change the way the world deals with death.

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The Power Of Personal Branding with Amelia Sordell, Founder of Klowt

40 Minute Mentor has reached the halfway point of Series 7 and we’re so excited to welcome an absolute icon in personal branding to this week’s episode – the brilliant Amelia Sordell, Founder of Klowt.

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Closing The Financial Literacy Gap With Your Juno Founders Margot & Alexia de Broglie

In this episode, we’re joined by sisters, Margot and Alexia de Broglie, Founders of Your Juno.

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Making Business More Sustainable And Developing Talent With Wing Chan, Co-Founder & CEO of Sourceful

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Wing Chan, Co-Founder and CEO of Sourceful.

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40 Minute Mentor Jessica Ennis-Hill
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From Olympic Gold To FemTech Founder with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we talk to one of Britain’s most decorated Olympians and Founder of FemTech Startup, Jennis, the incredible Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

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40 Minute Mentor with Marta Krupinska
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Scaling Lessons with Google For Startups UK’s Marta Krupinska

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we chat to the inspiring Marta Krupinska, serial entrepreneur and Head of Google for Startups UK.

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40 Minute Mentor with Christian Facey
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Securing Series A Funding with Christian Facey

40 Minute Mentor is back for Series 7 and we’re kicking off with a real rising star in the UK Tech scene in this episode as we welcome Christian Facey, the Co-Founder and CEO of AudioMob, to the pod.

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Series 6

40 Minute Mentor - VC & Fundraising Best Bits
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VC & Fundraising Advice – Series 6 Best Bits

Series 6 of 40 Minute Mentor might have come to a close earlier this month, but with another Series filled to the brim with advice …

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40 Minute Mentor with Dominic McGregor
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Scaling Social Chain To IPO with Dominic McGregor

In this final 40 Minute Mentor episode of Series 6, we’re joined by the Founder and former COO of Social Chain, and now a Founding …

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40 Minute Mentor - Tom Foster-Carter
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Building The Monzo Of Supermarkets with Tom Foster-Carter

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by former COO of Monzo and Founder and CEO of Lollipop, Tom Foster-Carter.

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40 Minute Mentor - Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh
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The Road To Olympic Gold With Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Team GB hockey legends and Olympic Gold Medallists Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh.

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40 Minute Mentor - Cleo Sham
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From Operator To VC with Cleo Sham

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by our very own JBM SOS Board Advisor, Partner at Stride.VC and former Director of Operations at Uber, Cleo Sham.

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40 Minute Mentor - Helen Tupper
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Building A Squiggly Career with Helen Tupper

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Co-Founder and CEO of Amazing If, and Host of the ‘Squiggly Careers’ Podcast, Helen Tupper.

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40 Minute Mentor - Ben Stephenson
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Building A Remote-First Startup Disrupting Travel with Ben Stephenson

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode we’re joined by Ben Stephenson, the Founder and CEO of the ground-breaking travel platform Impala.

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How To Succeed At Working Solo With Rebecca Seal

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode we’re joined by journalist, TV presenter, Podcast host of ‘The Solo Collective’ and author, Rebecca Seal.

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40 Minute Mentor: Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
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Changing The Face Of STEM With Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by real-life child prodigy and Co-Founder and CEO of Stemettes, Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE.

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40 Minute Mentor - Reeva Misra
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Revolutionising Holistic Health With Reeva Misra

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Founder and CEO of Walking on Earth, Reeva Misra.

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Unlocking Global Opportunities With Chipper Cash’s Ham Serunjogi

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Co-Founder and CEO of Chipper Cash, Ham Serunjogi.

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40MM - Episode 2 - Daisy Onubogu
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Cultivating A Community Of Purpose With Daisy Onubogu

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the queen of community – Diasy Onubogu, the Head of Network & Community at BACKED VC and recently appointed COO of Diversity VC.

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40MM - Series 6 Ep 1
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Empowering Women In Business With Sharmadean Reid MBE

To kick off Series 6 of our 40 Minute Mentor podcast, we’re joined by serial entrepreneur and Founder of The Stack World, Sharmadean Reid MBE.

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Series 5

The Power of Mentorship
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The Power of Mentorship

Ahead of launching Series 6 of the 40 Minute Mentor in September, we take another look back on some of our favourite episodes across all series so far, this time focused on mentorship.

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40 Minute Mentor - Mission Driven Businesses
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People Powered By Purpose – A Collection Of Conversations With Mission Driven Leaders

Since we started the 40 Minute Mentor podcast, we had the honour of speaking to so many mission-driven founders who have shown that business can …

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Series 5 Best Bits Roundup – Part 2 – First Hand Insights From Business Pioneers

In the second part of our 40 Minute Mentor Series 5 compilation, we delve a little deeper into the inner workings of some of the …

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Series 5 Best Bits Roundup – Part 1 – Career Advice From Industry Legends

Our 40 Minute Mentor Series 5 was packed to the brim with candid advice and insights from some of the most inspirational leaders across industries. To relieve some of our favourite parts, we’ve decided to release a special 2-part ‘best bits’ compilation episode.

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Coaching Champions From The Rugby World Cup To The Boardroom with Sir Clive Woodward

In the final Series 5 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the World Cup winning England Rugby coach, Sir Clive Woodward.

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Building a Multimillion Dollar Games Empire with Roberta Lucca

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Co-Founder of Bossa Studios and host of the Hyper Curious podcast, Roberta Lucca.

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Building The UK’s First 100% Renewable Electricity Company with Juliet Davenport

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the CEO and Founder of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport OBE.

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Creating Equal Opportunities And Securing Investment with Andy Davis

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Angel Investor and Co-Founder of 10×10, Andy Davis.

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Scaling A Purpose-Driven Business Whilst Creating Balance with Grace Beverley

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Grace Beverley, the CEO and Founder of SHREDDY and TALA.

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Challenging Cultural Norms with Alice Bentinck MBE

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First and Code First: Girls, Alice Bentinck MBE.

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Enabling the Next Generation of Early Years Educators with Brett Wigdortz

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the Founder of Teach First, and Co-Founder and CEO of Tiney, Brett Wigdortz OBE.

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Levelling the Entrepreneurial Playing Field with Gary Stewart

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the Founder and CEO of FounderTribes, Gary Stewart.

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The Power of Creating a Positive Working Environment with Rachel Carrell

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the Founder and CEO of Koru Kids, Rachel Carrell.

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Cultivating Happiness In Your Career with Mo Gawdat

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by author of Solve for Happy and Founder of One Billion Happy, Mo Gawdat.

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Series 4

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Building A Disruptive Business Fueled By Kindness with Aron Gelbard

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Aron Gelbard, Founder of the rocket ship flower delivery ScaleUp, Bloom & Wild.

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Leadership Lessons From Working At 3 Unicorns with Tom Elvidge

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Tom Elvidge, CEO of Arrival Mobility.

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Revolutionising Home Care with Rachael Crook

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the incredibly inspiring CEO of Lifted, Rachael Crook.

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Fundraising & Scaling As A First Time Founder with James Hind

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode we’re joined by James Hind, Founder and CEO of Carwow.

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Encouraging Conversations About Mental Health

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Sophie Scott, Rohan Kallicharan and Carrie Carlisle, for a special roundtable episode on Mental Health.

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From Working For Steve Jobs To Running A Sustainable Restaurant Group with Martin Morales

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we hear inclusive insights from Martin Morales, the Founder of restaurant group Cerviche.

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The Power Of Crowdfunding with Jeff Lynn

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder of Seedrs.

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Supporting Underrepresented Founders with Check Warner

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Check Warner, Co-Founder of Diversity VC and Ada Ventures.

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Tackling The Food Waste Crisis with Tessa Clarke

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we hear from Tessa Clarke, Co-Founder and CEO of Olio.

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The Benefits Of A Portfolio Career with Ben Legg

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by former COO of Google, Ben Legg.

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Navigating Covid-19 As A Start Up CEO with Dan Ziv

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Dan Ziv, CEO of TouchNote.

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Levelling The Playing Field: A Social Mobility Special

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by an exclusive panel to talk all things Social Mobility.

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Series 3

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Leadership Lessons From Google And Just Eat with Adrian Blair

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Adrian Blair, CEO of Receipt Bank.

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The Importance Of Recruiting The Right Talent with Zoe Jervier Hewitt

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode we’re joined by Zoe Jervier Hewitt, Operating Partner for Talent at EQT Ventures.

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Harnessing The Power Of Open Banking with Stefano Vaccino

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Stefano Vaccino of Yapily.

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Leading a Business Away From HQ with James McClure

After eight successful years at Google, James joined what was at the time a little known travel tech firm called Airbnb to lead their business …

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Black Lives Matter And How To Be An Ally To The Cause with Tara Lajumoke

Our 40 Minute Mentor in this episode is the brilliant Tara Lajumoke, Managing Director of FT Strategies’, the Financial Times consulting arm. After starting her …

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Building A World Cup Winning Team Culture with Will Greenwood

Today’s guest and your Mentor for the next 40 minutes is an England Rugby legend, a hugely popular broadcaster and journalist, and a successful business …

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Becoming One Of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Tech with Claire Valoti

Today’s guest and your Mentor for the next 40 minutes is the incredible Claire Valoti from Snapchat. Having completed a degree in politics, Claire quickly …

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The Ups And Downs In The Life Of An Entrepreneur with Dan Murray-Serter

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, we had the pleasure of interviewing fellow podcast host and serial-entrepreneur, Dan Murray-Serter. Dan is Co-Founder of …

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Shaking Up Macho Culture with Ina Kjaer & Maggie Brereton

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, we get the privilege of speaking to not one, but two inspiring mentors – Ina Kjaer and …

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Behind The Doors Of Number 10 Downing Street with Sam Gyimah

The world of politics has always been an intriguing one to us, so we were especially excited when Sam Gyimah, the Former UK Minister for …

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Series 2

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Building Resilience And Perseverance with Amir Nooriala

In recent weeks we have been having lots of conversations with candidates who are concerned about the impact the current economic climate will have had …

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Embracing Career Changes with Shefali Roy

It’s fair to say that it’s been quite a challenging time for many. From candidates to clients, nobody has been left unaffected by the Coronavirus …

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From TopGun to Boardroom with Chris Severson

Moving on to a different career path will always be a daunting prospect and it can be difficult to know how best to approach it. …

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Creating Access To Opportunities For Everyone with Sophie Adelman

When it comes to careers, there’s so many more options out there than there used to be even 5 years ago. Speaking to clients and …

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Building High-Performing Teams with David M. Brear

We’re really excited to bring you this special bonus episode of the 40 Minute Mentor with one of the most well-known figures in FinTech – …

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Living Life To The Fullest Without Regret with Catherine Wines

The word ‘inspiring’ gets thrown around a lot when discussing entrepreneurs and business owners. However, with today’s guest, I can’t think of a more accurate …

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Leadership Lessons from Scaling a Rocket Ship Scale Up with Ben Sanders

Today’s guest and our first 40 Minute Mentor of 2020 is the brilliant Ben Sanders, who is the MD for Europe at the Tech Scale …

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Building A Multi Million Pound Agency for Gen Z with Timothy Armoo

In today’s episode I get to talk to a guest who has been described as “one of the UK’s most hotly-tipped young entrepreneurs”: co-founder and …

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Long-Term Solutions For Homelessness with Alex Stephany

Today’s guest and your Mentor for the next 40 minutes is the ever so inspiring author of “The Business of Sharing” and Founder and CEO …

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How I Ended Up In VC with Pippa Lamb

Today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor is another bonus episode which was recorded live at our JBM drinks event in September. We run these …

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Series 1

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Beating The Odds: Becoming An International Footballer & Cancer Survivor with Stiliyan Petrov

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, I’m joined by the former Bulgarian football international and Aston Villa captain, Stiliyan Petrov. Having started his …

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Building The UK’s Leading ‘Anti Food Waste’ Brand with Jenny Costa

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, I’m joined by founder and CEO of Rubies in the Rubble, Jenny Costa. Having started her career …

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Leadership Lessons From Building Uber In The UK with Fred Jones

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, I’m joined by my first guest from a tech Unicorn, as I speak with Fred Jones, Board …

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Giving Children The Best Possible Start In Life with Henry Faber & Walter Kerr

In today’s episode you get to hear from not one, but two brilliant guests as I chat with Henry Faber and Walter Kerr, founders of …

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To Move from Consulting into Fintech with Caroline Murphree

Today’s episode is a special bonus episode which was recorded live at our JBM drinks event last month. We run these events for a mix …

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Creating Cultures That Enable Individuals To Be Their True Self with Ruth Penfold

Today’s guest is the brilliant Ruth Penfold, People VP at Onfido. Onfido uses machine learning to help companies verify the identity of their users online. …

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Putting The First Mental Health Gym On The High street with James Routledge

Today’s guest is James Routledge, Founder of Sanctus. Sanctus is a mental wellness start up that is on a mission to inspire people to work …

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Building An Award Winning Business From Waste with Kresse Wesling

Today’s guest is the environmental entrepreneur, Kresse Wesling MBE, who is quite simply, one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. Kresse is the …

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Scaling Moonpig To Exit with Iain Martin

Today’s guest is Iain Martin, former Managing Director of Moonpig and the recently announced, new CEO of Mahabis I was introduced to Iain by a …

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Following The Less Travelled Path with Charlene Chen

I’m really excited to write this blog as it’s the first blog for our new podcast, JBM’s 40 Minute Mentor! As this marks the first …

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