People Puzzles podcast: Chief Gorilla – leading from the treetops with Tristram Mayhew, founder at Go Ape

What do nuclear submarines, surfing and the Wizard of Oz have in common? It turns out, when it comes to adventures in leadership, they all have invaluable lessons to teach.

In this week’s podcast episode, Ally is joined by Tristram Mayhew, founder of treetop adventure company Go Ape, a business born from a love of all things outdoor and raised with a vision to help people live their lives a little bit more adventurously – including the Go Ape team themselves.

If you have ever set out to build a business based on something you love, this week’s episode is a must-listen, as Tristram reflects on the successes and failures that have led to where he and the business are today as an Employee Owned Trust. Drawing on military principles of servant leadership and investing in your people, to raising a business like a family and being able to let it grow up without you, the story of Go Ape is a real lesson in bold leadership and belief in others.

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