Episode 82 – McKinsey veteran and peak performance expert Angus Ridgway

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In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting I speak with Angus Ridgway, CEO of Potentialife, 20 year McKinsey Veteran and former leader of McKinsey’s EMEA strategy practice.

Potentialife was born out of Angus’s passion for understanding what separates the best from the rest. Watching this play out day in day out at McKinsey, Angus wanted to harness everything he’d learnt and following a chance encounter with his co-founder, Dr Tal Ben-Shahar decided to launch Potentialife. A business that uses technology-enabled processes to allow people to function at the peak of their performance every day, by helping them to develop new positive habits into an improved personal operating model.

With such a successful consulting career and a decade spent dissecting peak leadership performance with Potentialife, we had so much to talk about and it was fantastic to sit down with Angus and hear his advice for anyone climbing in the consulting industry.

Angus was recommended to me by former guest, Simon Williams of DMW group who, having been interviewed for the show, instantly said that I should speak to Angus. He couldn’t have been more right and I’m so pleased we were able to have this conversation.

We covered a whole host of topics and there’s simply too much to list in this intro, but to give you a glimpse into this episode, a few of the insights Angus shares include:

– The number one attribute that separates success and failure when starting your consulting career and what you should focus on to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

– The secret to climbing in McKinsey, or any consulting firm for that matter, and how Angus used this to help him get to the top of the firm.

– And the critical question you need to ask yourself if you’re trying to decide whether it’s time to leave consulting.

Whether you want to learn what it takes to get to the top in a firm like McKinsey, or you’re already at the top in consulting and thinking about what’s next for you, I know you’re going to really enjoy this.

Get in touch with Angus at – https://www.linkedin.com/in/angusridgway/

Visit Potentialife at – https://potentialife.com/

Specific things discussed in the show

The Joy Of Leadership by Tal Ben-Shahar and Angus Ridgway – https://amzn.to/3eYZ0sF

The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto – https://amzn.to/3b2px7g

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – https://amzn.to/3b0OxM0

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari – https://amzn.to/2SpVccd

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari – https://amzn.to/3b0fpMi

Moneyland by Oliver Bullough – https://amzn.to/3ti7bFs

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