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ScaleUp Radio

Feb 20, 2023

Okay, you're going to want to have a pen and paper to hand when you listen to this interview and you're going to need to write quickly. 

You might even want to press pause, rewind and listen to lots of it again, because some of the advice from Sebastian Bates who is the CEO and founder of something called the Warrior Academy, is gold. 

Lots of really great information. And if you ever wondered what the link is between Martial Arts and Business, and how you can go from setting up your first training session with 20 people in a small village in Somerset, to running a business now that is across three continents with 4000 students, then you're going to want to listen to this.

He started in 2010 and has built the business over the last 13 years, but a lot of the rise was came over out of lockdown when like many, they pivoted their business.

And Sebastian has developed a unique model in terms of developing their own instructors, but also in sponsoring and looking after people that can't necessarily afford to pay for their service. They offer scholarships and have a unique approach to it. 

Lots of really, really interesting things, including, again the power of culture and really getting that right. 

So you're going to want to listen to this. 

There’s a lot of good advice around thinking strategically in this discussion - if you’d like to check your strategic thinking then you might like to try our ‘Level Up Your Strategic Thinking’ Scorecard


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