Welcome to this week’s episode of The Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast which hears Angela interviewing David Brear, Group CEO at 11:FS.

About our guest
David is Group CEO of 11:FS and since his dream of being a sportsperson was crushed (along with the ligaments in his knee!), he has worked in pretty much every angle of the financial services industry, never losing the competitive desire to win.

Having pitched, established and run billion-pound transformations for some of the biggest FS companies on the planet, the realisation that digital banking is only 1% finished has spurred the desire to establish an organisation that can actually make it happen.

11:FS is a challenger consultancy building out new propositions and ventures in the UK, US, Europe and Asia for some of the biggest brands on the planet. Alongside this, 11:FS build in-house products from competitor benchmarking tools like 11:FS Pulse, to core banking systems like 11:FS Foundry. 

Most recently, David has led the creation and market establishment of the challenger business bank Mettle for Natwest in the UK, proving that big banks can fight back against the fintech threat. 

He is also a host of the global business podcasts, Fintech Insider and Insurtech Insider. 

About this show
David is in a class of his own and is the only person Angela has interviewed that says self-doubt doesn’t feature in his world. David grew up around competitive sport and an injury meant he couldn’t pursue his dream of being a sportsperson. 

His Dad advised him to look for an industry that would always be broken and this meant he found a role in Financial Services. He wasn’t pleased with his 2.1 result in a computing degree and it was this that made him decide that he would work harder than anyone else around him.  He works very hard at everything he does and this has brought him success. He has the ability to do this without trampling on other people.

His biggest fear is creating opportunities that he doesn’t fulfil and this means he doesn’t feel he is in competition with anybody else. 

An uplifting and inspiring half hour.

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About the Host
Angela Cox, Mindset Mentor is an award-winning behavioural change life coach. She works with leaders and professionals helping them to stop being stuck, build the belief and unleash their absolute potential.
To find out more about working with Angela visit https://angela-cox.co.uk
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