40 Minute Mentor

April 6, 2022

Destigmatising Death with Farewill’s Dan Garrett

“I thought burnout was just the equivalent of meaning you hadn’t got it – you couldn’t keep going. Then one day at work, I came out of a meeting and collapsed in the streets.” 

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. 

In today’s episode, Dan shares thought-provoking mentorship, including: 

  • His candid take on burnout and how collapsing after a meeting has changed his outlook and the way he deals with stress [07:53] 
  • How his upbringing and engineering and design background have turned him into the entrepreneur he is today [11:22] 
  • What inspired him to take on the biggest untouched consumer industry with Farewill [14:15] 
  • How him and the Farewill team are changing the attitudes towards death [19:53] 
  • The mistakes he made while building Farewill to a team of over 90 and raising their 30 million Series B funding [22:43] 
  • Exclusive outtakes from some of the most heart-warming messages people have left in their will [32:10] 
  • How Farewill have embedded their customer-centric approach in everything they do – from hiring to day to day customer care [36:07] 
  • And Farewill’s brilliant approach to hiring and why they’re looking for ‘BLOBs’ [41:37] 

💙A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Chipper Cash – an African cross-border payments company trusted by over 4 million users. The team have been on an incredible expansion journey and is hiring for some exciting roles. If you want to be part of their mission to unlock global opportunities and connect Africa, one transaction at a time, head over to https://bit.ly/40mmsponsor to find out more.

️ Helpful links:

➡ ️To find out more about Farewill, head over to: https://farewill.com/ 

➡ ️To learn more about Dan, check out his LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dangarrett-ceo-farewill/

➡ ️Our episode with Chipper Cash’s Founder & CEO, Ham Serunjogi – https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/unlocking-global-opportunities-with-chipper-cashs-ham-serunjogi/

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