Peter Hopwood is Global Keynote Speaker Coach & Founder of Hopwood Communications. He travels the globe helping people tell clearer stories with stronger impact. Bringing more value to their ideas. He helps executives and entrepreneurs develop their speaking style in front of a crowd or on camera, gain investment and persuade with impact.
Equally, as an internationally experienced live events MC, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of shaping large scale conferences. He loves to be kept on his toes wearing many hats – mentor, coach, presenter and voiceover talent.
In this episode, we talk with Peter about his impressive background in public speaking and his career path over the past twenty years.
Peter shares valuable insights about body language, how to use your voice, how to master public speaking and much more.
Tune in to hear how you make your audience care about what you have to say and how you make sure to stay in their heads.
Would you like to know more about Peter and why speaking on a stage is like flexing a muscle?
#14 Growing slowly but steadily with a sustainable product
In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Sophie Zepnik about the early days of hejhej-mats. hejhej-mats is offering the first holistic closed-looped yoga mat. This means, the yoga mats are not only produced from recycled materials but will be recyclable at the end of their lifespan.
You will also hear insights about developing a fully sustainable product - closing the loop from start to finish.
Tune in and check out this amazing Startup story with a great vision!
#13 How to create an innovative company culture
As an electrical engineering graduate Sebastian started his career as automation engineer within a brown coal mining facility.
When he moved to software development he started to work for a medium-sized IT company, as engineer, team lead and later as project lead. A few years ago, he transitioned to Axel Springer and started living the agile way. Within Axel Springer, as CTO of Ideas Engineering, Sebastian is one of the key drivers to transform this historic corporation to become a modern tech company.
This challenge and his passion for a great team culture motivates him every single day!
Tune in to hear the story about his awesome journey!
#12 How to create a world-class product
Lennart completed his B.A. at the design college, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd in product design, and passed his bachelor's thesis with a 1.0. During his studies, he also worked in design studios in Ulm, Hamburg, and Chicago as he studied Interior Design at the Ohio State University in the US. Directly after graduating in spring 2015, Lennart founded a design agency (THINKS Design GmbH) together with his Co-Founder Florian Goecke and shortly afterward them two founded a sports brand (STRYVE GmbH). While the agency also offers design as a service the agency now also develops products for the company's own sports brand. From anti-vandal lights for public spaces, advertising campaigns and user interface design to lifestyle and sports products, THINKS is always dedicated to new customers and projects. The style is mostly timeless, minimal with high demands on aesthetics, function, and attention to detail. THINKS already won the iF and Red Dot Design Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. STRYVE GmbH has partners all over the world. Its products are now available in 24 countries (as of December 2018) and with several thousand shops worldwide.
In this episode, we will talk with Lennart about the beginning of this entrepreneurial journey and about creating a world-class product. Lennart also shares the exciting story how a TV show helped him boost sales to an incredible amount of orders.
#11 How TIER Mobility grew from 20 to 320+ employees
Julian Blessin is Co-Founder of TIER Mobility - the Berlin based micro-mobility company. TIER was founded in summer 2018 and is already active in 35+ cities in 12 countries. Before founding TIER, Julian was with the Berlin team of BCG Digital Ventures as a Lead Venture Architect where he launched and scaled COUP - a BOSCH owned eScooter-Sharing Company. Prior to joining BCG DV, Julian invested in Tech Startups for an international VC fund. Julian studied Business Administration and Technology Management at LMU Munich, CDTM and UC Berkeley and holds a PhD in BA.
In this episode, we will talk with Julian about the massive growth of TIER to 5 Mio. rides per month and what led to it, the challenges of a hyper-growth startup and much more!