To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, 360Leaders brought together influential CEO’s, VCs, HR Directors and Founders from some of the world’s leading technology firms in a summit to address the current challenges faced in the sector.
Although rarely talked about, mental health issues are rife among company founders and leaders due to the risks they need to take and the stress they are constantly under. So what can they do to minimise the impact?
The World Health Organisation has recognised burnout as an illness, which is important for improving understanding of the relationship between work and wellbeing. Guy Tolhurst updates its 20,000 readers about the latest Mindful Investor event and the forward-thinking investors who are leading the way.
Following the launch of Mindful Investor, successful founders share their tips for protecting themselves from burnout. These include taking an evening walk, delegation, and opening up to family, friends, and other founders.
Entrepreneurs often neglect their mental health as they pursue their growth ambitions. Courier examines the extraordinary pressures facing entrepreneurs and interviews Mindful Investor’s Guy Tolhurst about how improving investment culture is part of the solution.
Guy Tolhurst speaks to The Sunday Times about entrepreneur wellbeing. The article includes insights from inspiring entrepreneurs about their battles with stress, supported by new data from the weare3Sixty team. Jenny Tooth OBE (UKBAA) also imparts some great advice about how investors should be speaking to entrepreneurs.
“In the same way our sporting stars do, I passionately believe founders need the right people, tools and support around them to perform at their best on a national or global stage; and the courage to openly discuss the pressures and challenges they face to sustain growth in this competitive environment,” says Guy Tolhurst.
Guy Tolhurst speaks to Iain Dale about the pressure, stress and anxiety that come with external funding for a business. He discusses the How they did it book and the upcoming Mindful Investor initiative. Listen to their frank conversation about founders’ and CEOs’ mental health and how important mentorship is for budding entrepreneurs.
Ahead of the publication of the How they did itbook, eporta founder Aneeqa Kahn explains why she believes it’s been important to profile women founders, bringing their inspiring stories to a wider audience of entrepreneurs.
Using his personal experiences and the founders’ stories shared with the 100 Stories of Growth campaign, Guy Tolhurst addresses the flaws of relationships between investors and business leaders and offers solutions to the issue.
Speaking to talkRADIO, Guy Tolhurst shares a personal account of his mental wellbeing struggles while running three businesses. He reveals the findings of the 100 Stories of Growth campaign’s wellbeing and mental health survey of founders. Tolhurst also talks about the support they need and explains how social expectations can affect business founders’ mental health.
Guy Tolhurst talks to the Telegraph about how being an SME founder put a strain on his mental wellbeing. He also discusses the impact of the 100 Stories of Growth campaign on promoting mental health awareness among entrepreneurs.
Guy Tolhurst talks about the business lessons he learnt from quitting his studies and why building emotional resilience is so crucial for new entrepreneurs. He also shares takeaways from the 100 Stories of Growth campaign.
In a guest column, Guy Tolhurst explores self-belief, the investment runway and emotional wellbeing in the UK’s growth company community.
Sky News’ Sunrise journalists invited Guy Tolhurst and Rachel Carrell from Koru Kids to talk about female business founders. They discussed how female priorities are different from those of male leaders and highlighted the differences in investment between male- and female-led businesses.
Business Matters talks to Guy Tolhurst about who inspires him in business and what he’d do if he could turn his business clock back. He also introduces 100 Stories of Growth campaign and gives advice to start-up and scale-up businesses.
London Live interviewed Guy Tolhurst and Rachel Carrell from Koru Kids, featured in the campaign. They talk about our preliminary research findings and challenges that start-ups face on their journey to scale up.