Running a startup at 100 mph can be an exciting ride. It can also create a high intensity & extreme pressure environment that introduces stress, isolation for distributed teams, & exhaust founders. Understanding that a successful startup depends on retaining talented & happy people - how can founders create a culture of mindfulness, inclusion, & not burnout?
Our startup founder panel sit down with Stewart Aslop, host of the Crazy Wisdom podcast, to discuss the relationship between building a startup & the unrelenting stress it can cause on remote workforces. From meditation apps to 20-min virtual coffee chats, the panel will share how getting creative & instilling a mindful culture can break down silos with remote teams, promote employee well-being, & boost engagement.
The panel will also share lessons learned from their journey to a high-growth startup, tips on staying motivated, & how to stay sane in a not always sane environment.
Drinks & networking to follow.
Avoid Startup Burnout: Creating a Mindful Remote Culture
Co-founder & CEO, Wildbit
As Co-founder & CEO, Natalie leads the direction, culture, & team happiness for Wildbit, makers of Beanstalk, Postmark & Conveyor. With 28 team members across 5 countries (15 cities) working on multi-million dollar products for developers, she's proving that you can grow an extremely profitable business while focusing on shorter work days, an enjoyable work-from-anywhere environment, & staying small.
Founder & Startup Advisor
Amina AlTai is a holistic business & mindset coach & corporate trainer. She is the first social entrepreneur to successfully create a methodology that supports the health of a business & its people at the same time. Over a decade in marketing & grappling with a fast-paced career & two autoimmune diseases lead Amina to burnout. In hopes of healing her own life, she sought training in nutrition, fitness & mindfulness & her goal became to teach others how to balance a thriving career, body & mind. She takes a mind, body & business approach to coaching entrepreneurs-examining any blocks in the mindset, what our body needs for us to be successful in work & in life, along with the strategies & tactics we're using in our business to help us & our bottom lines thrive. Progressive companies such as Deloitte, Y&R, Outdoor Voices, NYU & HUGE have partnered with Amina. She's an Entrepreneur Magazine expert-in-residence & writes for Thrive Global, MindbodyGreen, The Observer, Yahoo, Bustle, Byrdie & more.
Stewart Aslop III
Podcast Host, Crazy Wisdom
Stewart Alsop is the host of the Crazy Wisdom Podcast a show where investigates into the relationship between stress & creativity. Before this, he has worked in technology as a serial entrepreneur. After experiencing burnout, Stewart did a 500-hour yoga teacher training in India, several hundred hours of massage training in San Francisco & several 10 days silent meditation retreats around the world. He now helps his clients to prevent burnout using these tools.