The secrets to co-running a consultancy with Michael Simmonds & Manfred Abraham


Our co-CEOs Michael Simmonds and Manfred Abraham sat down with Nick Synnott on the latest episode of Climb in Consulting – the first podcast of its kind made by consultants, for consultants.

The conversation takes us right back to the start of Michael and Manfred’s careers, exploring their stories, and the journey to co-running Yonder. 

Now 2 years on from when they joined forces to launch Yonder in October 2020, the business is thriving and the duo share the lessons they’ve learnt along the way, including:

  • How they successfully merged their businesses and launched Yonder at the height of the pandemic, the challenges they’ve faced along the way and how they overcame them.
  • How they make their co-CEO roles work in practice, the structures they use, and their advice to others thinking of following a similar approach.
  • And how they’ve approached diversity and inclusion at Yonder. The practical steps they’ve taken to help break down unspoken barriers and spark conversations across their team.

A story about how combining complementary skill sets and businesses with shared values enables you to create something that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Enjoy the show!

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