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Ep 12: The Suicide Epidemic, Beating Disability and Capital Raising For A Multi Million Dollar Startup

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Tommy Trout is a high level dude who doesn’t have a business background.

He is a bloke who’s biggest life mission is to help others 

He started out traveling around the Outback for National Suicide Prevention programs in communities with high numbers of suicide cases. 

And the business he runs now happens to be a major success 

Because it caters to a market that the fitness industry overlooks. 

He is the founder of his own company, WeFlex, they connect people with a disability to mainstream fitness and health providers.  

His company employs people that belong to the same demographic the business caters to.

Because they understand the real needs and what will work for their market.

You see a lot of fellas often reject clients with special needs because they don’t know how to handle them.

The problem is very close to home for Tommy because autism runs in his family. 

He’s searched high and low for physical therapists who could help his folks out 

And decided one day to put up WeFlex to help see an end to the problem.

Tommy may not be the typical businessman but he is a visionary changing world.

I’ve invested in the company because I really believe this is a product we’ve been needing for a very long time.

And having him in my podcast was the right thing to do. 

See you in the episode, legends.

 

Cheers.

Highlights:

  1. [01:16] Traveling around the Outback for National Suicide Prevention initatives
  2. [03:32] What the media is not telling us about suicide epidemic 
  3. [06:51] Why people don’t say how they really feel
  4. [09:37] The good, bad, and the ugly about social media
  5. [11:28] A noble source of inspiration behind WeFlex
  6. [22:46] Widening the market to people with disabilities
  7. [30:37] Growing a business from good intentions
  8. [34:12] Hard start, $2 loaves of bread, but made it work
  9.  [40:08] Employing people for the kind of people the company serves 
  10.  [44:05] Giving equal amount of respect to everybody disabled or not
  11.  [49:30] Dealing with negative backlash
  12.  [50:38] Identifying Tommy’s role models 
  13.  [53:40] Why Tommy refuses to be CEO and that founders are the biggest risk
  14.  [01:06:56] The most rewarding part of the job

 [01:13:27] Do you want to join WeFlex? Here’s how.

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About Our Guest

Tommy Trout is the Founder of WeFlex, a startup that connects people with a disability to mainstream fitness and health providers.They facilitate training to ensure confidence in these professionals and leverage the power of technology to change lives at scale.

 

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About Our Host:

James Cant

James Cant

James Cant is a veteran bodybuilding athlete and is the founder of JCF Coaching. They have a strong passion for agreeing that the health and fitness industry has well exceeded its allowance for mediocrity. JCF Coaching takes pride in their calling to correct this mediocrity by delivering optimal results through investing time and money well spent into ensuring clients get the highest quality programs and accurate information.

This uncommon approach to coaching often causes JCF to pour over client records, scrutinising what they can do in the future to improve our protocols and deliver even smarter, better, and faster results.

James Cant

James Cant

James Cant is a veteran bodybuilding athlete and is the founder of JCF Coaching. They have a strong passion for agreeing that the health and fitness industry has well exceeded its allowance for mediocrity. JCF Coaching takes pride in their calling to correct this mediocrity by delivering optimal results through investing time and money well spent into ensuring clients get the highest quality programs and accurate information.

This uncommon approach to coaching often causes JCF to pour over client records, scrutinising what they can do in the future to improve our protocols and deliver even smarter, better, and faster results.

Thanks for tuning in! If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to like, subscribe and share this podcast. I’ll see you at the next one!

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