Ep 16 – The Founder of YENA on Following Your Heart and Listening to Your Gut
Ep 16 - The Founder of YENA on Following Your Heart and Listening to Your Gut
Planning to plan is often a huge barrier to the serendipity of life. In this episode, we discover how Ash Phillips found his niche through feeling, and living, to the best of his ability. Ash is the Founder of YENA – a vibrant community for future leaders starting and growing remarkable businesses. He has been featured in Forbes, Sunday Times (UK) and Virgin, and has been the proud recipient of TechSPARK’s Best Mentor of the Year.
An often-contentious question: “what do you want to do when you grow up?” One that plagued Ash and, like many of us, was often avoided. It was when he dropped out of university to start his first business however, that he realised that the answer to this question wasn’t important. In fact, the only thing that was learning how to channel his passion for work and follow his gut.
Ash Phillips is based in Bristol, UK and is the Founder of YENA – a vibrant community for future leaders starting and growing remarkable businesses. YENA connects 3000+ young entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world and reaches over 3 million people per year, digitally. It has been featured in Forbes, Sunday Times (UK) and Virgin, and has been awarded TechSPARK’s Best Mentor/ Advisor of the Year. Ash himself was a 2017 TEDx speaker and was listed on the Maserati100 list in 2016.
The Peers Project was proudly the headline sponsor for YENA’s first international meetup for future leaders in Melbourne, 2018.