James Peach

Over the past 15 years James Peach has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, from innocent drinks to Uber.
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Over the past 15 years James Peach has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, from innocent drinks to Uber.

James wants to live adventurously.

Whether that means cycling around the world or scaling a business, he’s not fussed. He believes these experiences make his life more stimulating, more unique, more wonderful.

Over the past 15 years James has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, from innocent drinks to Uber. His most recent role as Global Director of Brand at Vinted, saw him lead a team of 120 to scale the business to 18 countries across Europe and North America, all in the name of making second-hand first choice. James also supports and mentors startups from seed to sale, and will soon launch his book, “Mattering to people; how to build an interesting business and a powerful brand”.

James’s other adventure is adventure. He has completed a lap of our planet on a bicycle, cycling over 41,000 kilometres across 38 countries. He’s hiked across Costa Rica, Argentina and Norway, and cycled the length, kayaked the width and climbed the height of the UK non-stop. More recently James trekked a lap of Tenerife and got terribly sunburnt. James is currently writing his first book on adventure entitled ‘Stop what you’re doing and cycle around the world’.

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He believes adventure is everywhere and whether it’s scaling a business or scaling a mountain, the learned human experience is similar. In his career as a speaker, James engages groups with what he’s learned as a business leader and adventurer, he uses personal and honest storytelling to offer practical advice, thoughtful considerations and alternative ideas as to how we can approach the adventures of life and business.

Featured Topics Include:

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Business and Adventure
  • Managing your mind when the going gets tough; A personal account of scaling mountains and scaling businesses.
  • In the hard times you learn the most; 7 lessons in workplace resilience from cycling a lap of the planet.
  • Scaling mountains and businesses; Applying the lessons of adventure to the workplace.
  • Making a difference; Lessons in bringing the best version of yourself to work.
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Adventure
  • 'Stop what you're doing and cycle around the world' - Why we should all find the adventure in everything we do.
  • How to live longer; The relationship between adventure and the passing of time.
  • Saddle sore; 10 life lessons from cycling around the world.
  • The hardest bit; How to get to the start line of your next adventure.
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Business
  • What innocent drinks taught me about keeping your customer at the heart of everything you do.
  • The Uber years; How to survive in a fast-paced scale-up environment.
  • Leading from the front; 10 lessons in inspirational leadership.
  • Brand building; How to not only build an interesting brand, but an interesting business.
  • The innocent story; How a West London startup went on to become Europe's fastest growing drinks brand.
  • The Big Knit; How little knitted hats became a global marketing case study.
  • Building brands; What does it mean to be Purpose-led in 2023?
  • Intimate relationships; How to remain a small brand as you scale.
  • The centre of attention; 10 lessons in public speaking and getting your message across.
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Business and Adventure
  • Managing your mind when the going gets tough; A personal account of scaling mountains and scaling businesses.
  • In the hard times you learn the most; 7 lessons in workplace resilience from cycling a lap of the planet.
  • Scaling mountains and businesses; Applying the lessons of adventure to the workplace.
  • Making a difference; Lessons in bringing the best version of yourself to work.
2
Adventure
  • 'Stop what you're doing and cycle around the world' - Why we should all find the adventure in everything we do.
  • How to live longer; The relationship between adventure and the passing of time.
  • Saddle sore; 10 life lessons from cycling around the world.
  • The hardest bit; How to get to the start line of your next adventure.
3
Business
  • What innocent drinks taught me about keeping your customer at the heart of everything you do.
  • The Uber years; How to survive in a fast-paced scale-up environment.
  • Leading from the front; 10 lessons in inspirational leadership.
  • Brand building; How to not only build an interesting brand, but an interesting business.
  • The innocent story; How a West London startup went on to become Europe's fastest growing drinks brand.
  • The Big Knit; How little knitted hats became a global marketing case study.
  • Building brands; What does it mean to be Purpose-led in 2023?
  • Intimate relationships; How to remain a small brand as you scale.
  • The centre of attention; 10 lessons in public speaking and getting your message across.
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James spoke at Google Campus to 140 people. Of the 50+ high profile talks we've hosted, James was hands down the best speaker we ever had. We’ve hosted talks with CEO’s, COO’s and founders from Transferwise, Stripe, Monzo, Gousto, Skpye and James was in a different bracket.

Edward Ward, Google Campus

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James spoke to our team on the theme of resilience at work, using stimulus from his experience as a brand leader and from cycling around the world. He gave a captivating and entertaining talk, with meaningful content and practical advice.

Kirsty Hunter, CMO innocent drinks

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