CEO Coaching Insights: A Glimpse into Franki Chamaki's Entrepreneurial Journey
In an inspiring session hosted Liv Co-Founder, Peter Esho, explored the intricate world of entrepreneurship with Franki Chamaki. This audio interview was originally recorded in 2019, but the insights and lessons are still relevant today.
Their conversation not only illuminated Chamaki's remarkable journey but also emphasised the transformative power of CEO coaching in moulding visionary business leaders in today's dynamic market.
Franki Chamaki's ascent in the entrepreneurial sphere stands as a beacon of innovation and perseverance. As a pivotal figure in Coca-Cola’s inaugural Accelerator, he championed a community of entrepreneurs determined to create the next wave of billion-dollar enterprises. His evolution to Red Garage Ventures further demonstrated his adeptness at leveraging vast global assets, such as those of Coca-Cola, to spearhead pioneering startups.
Currently, as the Co-Founder of HIVERY, Chamaki is leading the charge in retail metamorphosis. By integrating artificial intelligence, design, and optimization, HIVERY is redefining benchmarks in hyper-local retailing. This initiative, anchored in state-of-the-art technology from Data61/CSIRO labs, epitomises Chamaki's unwavering commitment to innovation.
Esho and Chamaki's dialogue also ventured into Chamaki's initial forays into entrepreneurship. From innovating mousetraps to initiating platforms like mockupmytattoo.com and spaceble.com, Chamaki's ventures underscore his innate innovative spirit. Often referred to as a “Professional Geek”, Chamaki firmly believes that anyone endeavouring to enhance a situation inherently possesses a designer's mindset.
A central theme of their discussion was the indispensable role of CEO coaching. In a rapidly evolving business world, the challenges faced by CEOs are multifaceted. CEO coaching, as Esho and Chamaki concurred, transcends traditional business strategies. It's about nurturing an experimental mindset, championing open innovation, and imbibing the tenets of Lean Startup and Design Thinking.