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ScaleUp Radio

Apr 22, 2024

Welcome to another insightful episode of ScaleUp Radio! I'm Granger Forson, your host from BizSmart Gloucestershire, committed to guiding you through the complexities of scaling up your business with ease and joy. You can discover more about the journey to business joy at []( or connect with me on LinkedIn.


Today, we dive into the inspiring journey of Fiona McKinnon, a visionary in the tech start-up world who transitioned from the brink of burnout to founding the Moment Company. Fiona shares her profound insights on creating a culture that prioritises employee wellbeing and performance, drawing from her own experiences to enlighten us on building a people-focused culture ad starts with being curious about me.


In this episode, Fiona discusses her career spanning over two decades in tech start-ups, her pivotal moment of change due to burnout, and how it led her to co-found the Moment Company. She emphasises the significance of psychological safety, trust, communication, and the ground-breaking strategies implemented at Keynes Digital to foster rapid growth and a nurturing work environment.


Fiona also delves into her personal growth journey, hosting the podcast "May the Life Force Be With You," exploring the realms of mindfulness, spirituality, and personal development. Her story is a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of wellbeing in the workplace.


Listeners will be captivated by Fiona's advice on cultivating a successful business environment that champions employee wellbeing as a cornerstone for growth. She highlights practical steps for start-ups aiming to emulate the success of Keynes Digital, stressing the importance of understanding the 'why' behind your business and embracing new ways of thinking.


Join us as we explore Fiona McKinnon's transformative journey, unveiling the essence of leadership, culture, and wellbeing in the fast-paced tech industry. Discover how to integrate these principles into your scale up strategy for sustainable success.


Scaling up your business isn't easy, and can be a little daunting. Let ScaleUp Radio make it a little easier for you. With guests who have been where you are now, and can offer their thoughts and advice on several aspects of business. ScaleUp Radio is the business podcast you've been waiting for.


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Kevin's Latest Book Is Available!


Drawing on BizSmart’s own research and experiences of working with hundreds of owner-managers, Kevin Brent explores the key reasons why most organisations do not scale and how the challenges change as they reach different milestones on the ScaleUp Journey. He then details a practical step by step guide to successfully navigate between the milestones in the form of ESUS - a proven system for entrepreneurs to scale up.

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