This week’s episode features Emma Loisel, currently an investor in Volcano Coffee Works . I met her back in 2013 when she was already very successful as founding member and COO of The Exchange Lab. We discuss her story of success as a Kiwi in the UK, cultural differences and whether a commute from New Zealand to London is the same as Brighton to London.
For her success is about choice and not about money. Her motivation is about problem solving, and she makes the business she works for her ‘riddles’ to be solved. Another tangent we went on was how to define entrepreneurialism and how it differs to be an inventor vs. an entrepreneur.
When discussing cultures, we uncover human contact vs. remote working, and how life changes and our outlook on what we want to achieve for us and our family. Emma also discusses her approach to mentoring and ‘orchestrating’ a team.
Since returning to New Zealand, she reflected on how well the UK is set up for businesses. She also started periodic fasting and you can find out more about her technique on Prolon’s website which helped her a lot to gain energy and left her feeling a lot better about herself.
Overall a very varied conversation about success, life, business and entrepreneurism, as well as management and mentoring.
You can find out more about her or get in touch via LinkedIn.
Emma’s mantra is that she doesn’t stop until she’s finished.
We discussed where the quote “Standing on the shoulders of giants” came from, which was attributed to Bernard of Chartres.