Founder Fuel Live - Laura Penhaul

FounderFuel LIVE with two-time world record holder Laura Penhaul

How can we form teams that can really deliver under pressure? How can we deal with uncertainty as founders to lead the team when it really matters? What team behaviours drive a team to be truly effective? And… What do you do if you and your small team were in the middle of the Pacific, unsupported and you discover a fire in the boat?

These questions and many more were explored with world-record holder Laura Penhaul during our FounderFuel LIVE session with her, to understand more about team dynamics and how values and team behaviours really matter in high-performing teams.

Laura Penhaul is the initiator and Team Leader of the Coxless Crew who set two world records in January 2016 by rowing unsupported across the Pacific with three other women. Covering 9,000nm, it took 9 months to complete and 4 years to prepare for. This remarkable expedition was captured in the Netflix documentary “Losing Sight of Shore”.

On this journey she learned a lot about team formation, team dynamics and how to set up the effective communications and behaviours that allow teams to succeed together.

Dive into team dynamics and communication with Laura and Christina here:

weare3Sixty in conversation with world-record holder Laura Penhaul


FounderFuel LIVE : Bringing you inspiring stories and practical strategies for how you can perform at your best as a founder

Our FounderFuel LIVE events take a dive into dissect human-performance to understand how we can fuel ourselves and our teams better in business, by learning from those who know a thing or two about performing when it matters.

We talk to leading experts on how to train the mind to perform, and hear from some of the world’s highest-performers on how they survived and thrived to achieve what they did – from sporting heroes to adventurers, entrepreneurs to military leaders.

Find our FounderFuel LIVE events line up here

Written by Christina Richardson, founder at weare3Sixty
Founder coach & trainer | Startup exec-team coach | FounderCircle® creator & head-coach. Passionate about sustainable founder performance, wellbeing and the leadership transition from founder to C-suite.

About the FounderFuel Series: Actionable tools and bite-sized insights to empower entrepreneurs and founders to get the best from themselves and those around them as startup and scaleup leaders. Get the fuel direct to your inbox by signing up here.

At weare3Sixty we believe in supporting the humans behind the world’s ambitious startups and our mission is to make sure that every founder and startup leader in the ecosystem has the support and skills to reach their full potential as resilient, high-performing leaders.

Here you’ll find 1:1 founder coaching, team coaching and team training all dedicated to the unique ride that is starting up and scaling up. Not only that, with our group-coaching FounderCircles® you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of other talented founders on the journey too – all committed to fuelling themselves, their teams and each other for the ride.

Calling all accelerators and investment partners: We work in partnership with investors, accelerators and incubators to complement programmes of support and learning with the human side of startup performance. Find out more here.

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