Ep 020: Nick Gill

Creating fulfilment and success after being mentally broken with Nick Gill

Founder & Strategy Partner at Team Eleven, Nick Gill, joins us as we discuss lessons learned from his years in the marketing world, being mentally broken, and building a company that puts the employee first.

In this episode we discuss:

01:13                   About Nick Gill

05:32                   Why Nick Gill left the corporate world to create his own business

15:12                   Nick Gill talks about getting broken

29:14                   How Nick Gill is differentiating Team Eleven from those companies that took him to the dark place?

35:06                   Advice to 11-year old Nick and new founders thinking about building a company like Team Eleven

Quick Juice Questions

41:19                   Do you invest? And if so, what do you invest in?

42:28                   When and where are you most inspired?

43:45                   What book has changed your thinking the most?

46:33                   What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and/or given?

54:24                   How can people get in touch with you?

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Books Mentioned:


  • “You don’t choose a company. You choose a boss.”
  • “Culture is a big important piece at work, and you’ve got to feel happy where you are. And happiness comes from the people who set the tone.”
  • “When the management changes, the result is instantaneous.”
  • “I don’t know how you deal with it (grief) other than day by day. You don’t forget; I don’t think it goes away too much, but you learn to live with it.”
  • “Working with people you like is so important in creating that framework for people to be honest, to talk to you about things they might not want to say.”
  • “Having an open environment where you can talk about things is really important.”
  • “Now is the time to do something.”
  • “If you are not going to win, don’t play the game.”
  • You have to try and be better than the rest.
  • Never be afraid to try new things.
  • “I’m a big believer in not letting things boil up. Don’t wait till the end-of-year appraisal to tell somebody something they did in March.”