Episode 21: How high growth entrepreneurs think, with Jito Kayumba

Do you have a high growth mindset? High growth enterprises are rare and their founders have a unique way of thinking.

I spoke to Jito Kayumba, a Private Equity investor and partner at Kukula Capital in Zambia. We spoke about the unique ways in which the entrepreneurs of high growth businesses think and how you too can adopt this thinking and apply it to your own business.

Jito sits on many private and public boards in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, and the UK including Airtel Zambia and Zambian Breweries.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eagle Wings Consultancy, a Pan-African networking and events management firm founded by Candy Kasonkomona.

You may listen to our conversation here:

https://wellness4entrepreneurs.buzzsprout.com/1289792/7798630-episode-21-how-high-growth-entrepreneurs-think-with-jito-kayumba

Or you may watch here: https://wellness4entrepreneurs.com/podcasts-episode-2-how-high-growth-entrepreneurs-think/

Episode 20: How to deal with rejection in business

There is an old saying that goes champions eat “no” for breakfast. It is true for entrepreneurs. I recently spoke at an incubator – Women Enabled Enterprises – celebrating the entrepreneurs who had graduated from that incubator.

I was encouraged by these entrepreneurs that despite having so much on their plate, they had put in 3 months to work on their businesses.  And yet, after all their hard work, they will still encounter much rejection in business. So, this episode is about 3 things to do when you hear “no”. I hope you feel motivated. 

You may listen to this episode here:

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1289792/7668178

Episode 19: How to become an entrepreneurial leader

As the world continues to experience change, leadership becomes more important now more than ever. A certain type of leader – an entrepreneurial leader is needed to navigate change and find new opportunities in a new world.

I spoke to Charles Washoma, a seasoned board director, entrepreneur, and former CEO of Sanlam Life Insurance in Tanzania about the length and breadth of entrepreneurial leadership.

Entrepreneurial leadership is about infusing innovation into your business while managing risk. It is a type of leadership that motivates people to spot new opportunities in achieving the business’s purpose. I spoke to Charles Washoma, a seasoned board director and CEO on how entrepreneurs can lead their businesses and how large organizations should be thinking about culture and entrepreneurial leadership.

Entrepreneurial leaders guide their organisations to be creative, constantly spot new opportunities, remain true to their values, while being ethical.

I hope you find our conversation useful.

You may listen to it here:

https://wellness4entrepreneurs.buzzsprout.com/1289792/7538533-episode-19-how-to-become-an-entrepreneurial-leader

Episode 18: Staying motivated as a change Agent

Entrepreneurs are constantly re-inventing things and other entrepreneurs start businesses that solve complex social problems. The path in entrepreneurship is hardly ever linear – it is more of a zig-zag. Motivating yourself on this journey is one of your most important resource.

Zukiswa Mqolomba who is been effecting both social and economic change in places like the World Bank and the African Development Bank joined us on this episode to talk about how entrepreneurs dealing with complex problems can motivate them selves.

Our conversation covers everything from digging deep into your intrinsic motivation to developing skills that help you stay open to learning and growing as you deal with ever complex and evolving issues.

You may listen to our interview here:

http://ess4entrepreneurs.buzzsprout.com/1289792/7408321-episode-18-staying-motivated-as-a-change-agent?play=true

Season 2 is here!

I am so excited to bring you a new season of Wellness for Entrepreneurs! I am encouraged by everyone who has found this space useful and chose to spend time listening to this podcast.

Season 2 is definitely going to be about cultivating conscious thought in entrepreneurship. We are going to explore everything from entrepreneurial leadership and all areas concerned with how the best entrepreneurs think.

Watch the trailer in the link below to find out more!

Episode 16: Igniting your entrepreneurial drive

 It’s the start of a new year and it’s time to ignite your entrepreneurial drive and get ready to accomplish all that you have set for yourself. If you are like me, you had to convince your brain to switch on.

I looked for inspiration from an entrepreneur who founded what is now a $30 billion US Dollar Market Cap business. This entrepreneur found himself in similar circumstances to ours this year. I was surprised to see that very few people talk about this Japanese entrepreneur. Listen to his story and be inspired!

You may watch our interview by following this link:

https://wellness4entrepreneurs.com/podcasts-episode-16-igniting-your-entrepreneurial-drive/

My hope for you is to reach all your goals this year while taking good care of your health.

Episode 15: How to develop a disruptive and innovative mindset

Disruptive companies are industry game-changers. They redefine the rules of the industries they disrupt and move the world forward. In this episode we spoke to Dr. Nik Eberl who is a scholar and practitioner in innovation. We explored how entrepreneurs can develop a disruptive mindset and the tools and strategies they can use.

Innovation and disruption are not reserved for entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk. By observing your industry, determining whether customers are getting value for their money, and by experimenting you too can become a disruptive innovator.

You may watch our interview here:

Dr. Nik Eberl is of German descent and is the co-founder of many global companies including The Unicorn Disruptovator, The LinkedIn DealMaker, and Clients for Life.

He is the author of many thought leadership publications in innovation ย including the ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ดโ„ข ๐—•๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜. Using principles from this book, Dr. Eberl helped South Africa position itself to host its first Soccer World Cup.

I hope you find these tools useful as you prepare for the new year.

Episode 14: The history and future of entrepreneurship in Africa, with Dr Charles Sinkala

Very little is known about the first form of trade and entrepreneurship in Africa.  Today the African continent is one of the poorest continents in the world. But history shows that trade and entrepreneurship happened in Africa in the early 500s. In this episode, we explore the mindset of entrepreneurship that existed in Africa in the early 500s and we trace it to the entrepreneurial mindset that exists in the 21st Century. 


 I spoke to Dr. Charles Sinkala who is an international political analyst and lawyer by background. He is a former member of Parliament in Zambia and the 2021 Presidential Candidate in Zambia. He is the President of Africa 55 States โ€“ an advocacy group that drives free-thinking in Africa. 

You may watch our interview here:

We end our discussion on how Africa can emancipate the thinking of her people such that her entrepreneurs can thrive.ย 

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Episode 13 โ€“ The mindset of transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship

Many large companies have shed jobs driven both by digitalization and Covid19. For the first time, full-time employment is becoming less and less of a normality. In this episode, I spoke to Adi Kaimowitz on the type of mindset that employees looking to make a shift to entrepreneurship need to have.

You may watch our interview here:

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Our conversation covered the need to be brave, as well as necessary steps to “bootstrap” your business in its first few months.

We spoke about how transitioning employees can access social networks to gain resources necessary to grow their businesses. Adi spoke about the concept of a lean consortium that is useful in both cost and efficiency for entrepreneurs.

Adi Kaimowitz is the founder and CEO of Virtual Actuary – a freelancing platform for actuaries.

I hope you find our conversation useful.

Episode 12 โ€“ How entrepreneurs should think about technology in their businesses

If you are an entrepreneur in more traditional sectors such as farming, tourism, fishing, and others, you may be wondering how you can start to take advantage of technologies shaping the Fourth Industrial revolution and digitalization.

I believe technology presents an exciting opportunity for all entrepreneurs whether they are already in the technology sector or they are in more traditional sectors. But, what are the factors that entrepreneurs should be thinking about to help them to use technology in a more transformational way?

In this episode, I spoke to Lindelwa Skenjana, who is a digital adoption strategist and has an MSc. ICT for Development from the University of Manchester. She has helped many businesses adopt technology and think about it in a way that can result in an enabling and transformational way.

You may watch our interview here:

Our conversation covers the use of various digital technologies; how entrepreneurs can overcome the fear associated with using technology; and how entrepreneurs from developing countries can think deeply about digital technologies to help them gain competitive advantage.

You may also listen to our interview on any of our platforms by following this link: https://linktr.ee/Wellness4Entrepreneurs

I hope you find this conversation useful.