secretleaders | ClassPass: How Payal Kadakia Built A Fitness Empire

ClassPass: How Payal Kadakia Built A Fitness Empire

Today’s guest is Payal Kadakia, founder and executive chairman of ClassPass. Payal started ClassPass in 2011 a business that was born out of her love for dance.

We chat about:
How learning to dance at a young age gave her a way of life and a way to think about the challenges that lay ahead.
Why there were crickets when they initially launched ClassPass.
How she brought her team in and the importance of passionate generalists.
How to hand over the reins and move into a new role in the company.




The Secret Leaders podcast features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and latter stage), to journalists, VCs - and even royalty - the series profiles those who have helped shape the nation's culture of innovation and growth.

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