40 Minute Mentor

October 17, 2022

LIVE at Sifted Summit: Purpose v Profit with Nikki Wicks (The Body Coach), Emma Steele (Ascension) & Amali De Alwis (Subak)

“When your values are so set and embedded in what you do, then anything that doesn’t line up with them, is a ‘No’.” 

This 40 Minute Mentor episode, is the live recording we were honoured to host at this year’s Sifted Summit in London

Our panel discussion was all about putting purpose over profit and accelerating impact – a topic that has gained a lot of traction over the last years. 

Gone are the days in which top talent are looking to go into Banking, Consulting or Investing. Now the best of the best are on a mission to find companies and Founders with a strong purpose, to really make a difference in the world. 

And there are so many truly purpose driven Founders out there, many of which we’ve had the great pleasure of featuring on 40 Minute Mentor, including today’s panel, for which we were joined by: 

➡️ Emma Steele, Partner at Ascension, an early-stage VC built by exited entrepreneurs to back the next generation of tech and impact Founders. 

➡️ Amali de Alwis, CEO of Subak, the world’s first not-for-profit accelerator that scales climate impact through data, policy and behaviour change. 

➡️ Nikki Wicks, CEO of The Body Coach, the popular fitness brand behind Joe Wicks, on a mission to get people moving and live a healthier life. 

📺 Watch the Sifted Live Recording here:

Enjoyed this episode?⭐️

Keep up to date with all our latest episodes, by hitting the subscribe button on your favourite podcast platform. And for any feedback on what you enjoy the most and ideas on what we can do to make 40 Minute Mentor even better, please leave us a review on https://ratethispodcast.com/40mm 

Plus, if you have any questions you’d like us to answer in our bite-sized Monday episodes, please get in touch with Hannah at ku.oc.cmbj@hannah 

💙A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Alchemist – an industry leading learning and development company, whose learning journeys and experiences help organisations who want to grow, change or transform by putting the learner first to optimise organisational performance.

To learn more about Alchemist and see how they work with some of the most innovative companies in the world, head over to https://thisisalchemist.com/40minutementor/  to find out more. 


ℹ️ You can listen to all 40 Minute Mentor episodes on:

Tune in to discover

Listen on

Helpful links

Enjoyed this episode?

Keep up to date with all our latest episodes, by hitting the subscribe button on your favourite podcast platform. And for any feedback on what you enjoy the most and ideas on what we can do to make 40 Minute Mentor even better, please leave us a review.

Explore more episodes

40 Minute Mentor: Jason Flemyng
05 Jun, 2024

Jason Flemyng: From ‘Lock Stock’ to Brad Pitt, the inside scoop on life as a Hollywood Actor

40 Minute Mentor: Dr Rupy Aujla
29 May, 2024

Dr Rupy Aujla: The accidental business that helps millions of people eat healthier every day

22 May, 2024

Avion Gray: Raising the largest pre-seed round as a female Founder in Europe