Episode 4 – Adrian Bettridge – Baringa Partners

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“It’s your thoughts and the way you think about things that create what happens in the future of your life”

Adrian Bettridge is the Managing Partner of Baringa Partners (www.baringa.com). Baringa Partners is an award winning, multi-national consultancy working across Energy, Financial Services, Consumer Products and Retail and Telecoms and Media. It’s also where I used to work!

This episode is a special one for me as I used to work for Adrian. I worked for Baringa for 3 years from 2012 – 2015 and without them I wouldn’t be working in Consulting to day.

Since I’ve left, Baringa has continued to cement its reputation for both it’s client work and it’s culture achieving Great Place to Work ‘master’ status in 2016 for being a ‘Great Place to Work’ for 10 years in a row and winning best large company to work for in the Great Place to Work awards in 2017.

We cover a whole range of really interesting topics in this episode including:

How Baringa has managed to grow so quickly in such a short space of time (they’ve almost doubled in size since I left!)

What skills Adrian has had to develop most as Managing Partner as the firm has grown

Adrian’s guiding life philosophy and what you should take from it

How Adrian maintains a healthy work life balance

Adrian’s view on Alcohol and whether you need to drink to make it to the top

And much much more!

You can find out more about Adrian on his Linked In page – https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-bettridge-9aa32b14/  or drop him a message at Adrian.bettridge@baringa.com

Specific things we discuss in the show:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey – http://amzn.eu/6xq8Syu

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – http://amzn.eu/4zVUkaM

Tetris – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris

Headspace – https://www.headspace.com/

The 5 Minute Journal by Intelligent Change – http://amzn.eu/1bm6M8K

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen – http://amzn.eu/3BdYYS5

Drive by Daniel Pink – http://amzn.eu/7lfMJUF

Elon Musk by Ashley Vance – http://amzn.eu/hMYipoZ

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal – http://amzn.eu/gPsCXH3

Audible – www.audible.co.uk

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