163 — Nick Symmonds

Podcast Summary:

Nick Symmonds didn’t have all the advantages that athletes at top tier schools had, but that did not stop him from becoming an Olympic athlete, twice! And, Nick’s can-do, work hard, never-give-up, Olympic attitude has translated into the building of a company that is changing the way athletes approach performance. You’ll be inspired by his grit and the candid conversation we had during this interview. He discusses:

  • The challenges of shifting from an individual, Olympic sport to the team sport of business
  • How his need for structure competed with the need for startup flexibility and patience
  • Why role clarity is so important as your startup grows
  • How getting his team outdoors helps them overcome overwhelm

Click to Tweet @NickSymmonds @RunGum from 2x Olympian to #CEO of the #gum changing performance in sports & life https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=2647


Name: Nick Symmonds, Co-Founder & CEO

Company: Run Gum

Headquartered In: Eugene, Oregon

Powerful Promise of Value: Run Gum is a functional energy gum designed to provide you with various performance benefits including energy, stamina, and focus.

Contacts: www.rungum.com

Sponsored by: Trail Team 10

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