Founder To Founder

REAL FOUNDERS. REAL TALK. REAL ADVICE. A PODCAST BUILT FOR COMMUTING. MADE BY PHIL HAYES-ST CLAIR

EPISODE 1

DAVE LYONS ON The Value Of Networks AND How To Regroup After A Venture Ends

In THIS, the inaugural episode of Founder To Founder, Phil speaks with Peloton Technologies co-founder Dave Lyons.

Dave was the first head of engineering at Tesla Motors, a former Entrepreneur in Residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners and ran the prototyping workshop at design firm, IDEO.

Phil and Dave talk about the value of networks, how to regroup after a venture ends and the three most important habits to be a successful founder.


EPISODE 2

STEPHANIE LAMPKIN ON Unconscious Bias In Hiring Great Talent 

In the second episode of Founder To Founder Phil speaks with serial entrepreneur Stephanie Lampkin about unconscious bias in hiring great talent and how her venture Blendoor is tacking this issue head on.

Stephanie learned to code at age 13. By 15, she was a full-stack web developer. She has a Stanford engineering degree and an MBA from MIT.

Stephanie and Phil talk about how to overcome the unexpected in a new venture and the role that resilience plays when moving from one venture to the next.


EPISODE 3

jon westenberg on Founder Psychology And The Power Of Thoughtful Content

In episode 3 of Founder To Founder Phil connects with marketing entrepreneur Jon Westenberg about the power of thoughtful content.

Jon is the founder of Creatomic and Opkomend and Australia’s most prolific writer on Medium with over 97,000 followers.

Phil and Jon talk about doubling down on strengths, the psychological realities that founders face in building a great company and the three habits founders need to develop to be successful.


EPISODE 4

Adam Theobald on resilience, being a father while running high-growth ventures and more.

In episode four of Founder To Founder Phil talks to an old friend, Beat-The-Q and Ordermentum co-founder Adam Theobald.

Built from scratch, Beat-The-Q has processed over 20M ordering and payments transactions in cafes and today Adam’s latest venture Ordermentum is revolutionising the way hospitality venues order and manage their inventory.

Phil and Adam talk about resilience, being a father while running high-growth ventures and the three most important habits to be a successful founder.


EPISODE 5

Saul Kaplan on reinvention, story-telling, thinking about ‘what’s next’ and more..

In this, episode 5 of Founder To Founder Phil connects with Business Innovation Factory (aka BIF) Founder Saul Kaplan.

Phil and Saul talk about the importance of personal and professional reinvention, how story-telling acts as a catalyst for innovation and why thinking about ‘what’s next’ every day is essential.


EPISODE 6

Adina Jacobs on playing the long game, reflection, preserving optionality and more

Welcome to episode 6 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with STM Co-founder, Adina Jacobs.

From a standing start in 1998 Adina and her co-founder grew STM Goods to become an industry leader in laptop bags, packs and fitted cases.

Adina and Phil talk about playing the long game, the importance of finding time to reflect and the value of preserving optionality when working with tech giants like Apple.


EPISODE 7

Greg Nance on building an education tech venture in China, creating your own luck and more

In this episode Phil connects with education technology entrepreneur Greg Nance on building a venture in China and the power of creating your own luck.

Greg is the founder and CEO of Dyad.com, an online admissions platform for Chinese students to enter 23 leading western universities. Greg is also the co-founder and Chairman of Moneythink.org.

Phil and Greg talk about loyalty, resilience, the Seattle Seahawks and the three habits founders need to develop to be successful.


EPISODE 8

Georgia Beattie on the value of time, managing the unexpected and more

Welcome to episode 8 of Founder To Founder where Phil talks to beverage entrepreneur and StartUp Victoria CEO, Georgia Beattie.

Georgia founded Single Serve Packaging and scaled the business to deliver wine by the glass in stadiums, music events and airlines around the world.

Georgia and Phil talk about the value of time, how to manage the unexpected and the three habits founders need to develop to be successful.


episode 9

Chris Barton on business survival, partnerships and three habits of successful founders

In the ninth episode of Founder To Founder Phil speaks to Shazam founder Chris Barton.

With over 1 billion downloads and over 20 million songs Shazam’ed each day, Shazam is the world’s leading music discovery platform. Shazam was founded in 1999, eight years before the first iPhone was released.

Phil and Chris talk about business survival, partnership and the three habits founders need to develop to be successful.


EPISODE 10

Rhonda Brighton-Hall on unlocking team potential, accepting the vulnerability of failure & more

In this, episode 10 of Founder To Founder, Phil connects with Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder and CEO of Making Work Absolutely Human.

Rhonda is a human resources aficionado and Australia’s foremost expert in talent and culture and her venture is the first on-demand platform to provide human resources support for leaders in any organisation.

Rhonda and Phil talk about how to unlock potential of teams, accepting the vulnerability of failure and how to move to your next play.