‘I wish I had known the importance of building a resilient team early on’
Building a company is a difficult task. Whether starting their own or growing an established business, these leaders have made a name for themselves as some of the best of the best. So, what makes business leaders tick and what are they aiming to achieve when all is said and done? We spoke to Henry Penix, Executive Chairman of Soaak Technologies, about his journey in business.
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career and how have you overcome them?
Throughout my career, I’ve encountered various challenges, but one that stands out is navigating the complexities of scaling a business. At Soaak Technologies, we’ve faced similar challenges in building a start-up from the ground up.
As a leader, I had to ensure that our growth was sustainable and that our team remained aligned with our vision. Overcoming this challenge involved meticulous planning, empowering our teams with the right resources, and fostering a culture of adaptability.
Is there anything you wish you knew before you first started out?
Looking back at Soaak’s inception, I wish I had known the importance of building a resilient team early on. Surrounding oneself with talented and motivated individuals who share the same passion and dedication can significantly accelerate a start-up’s growth. We’ve come to realise that at Soaak, our team is our greatest asset.
Did you always want to be a business leader or did the desire develop over time?
While I’ve always been entrepreneurial in spirit, my desire to become a business leader developed over time. My experiences, successes, and even setbacks shaped my understanding of the impact effective leadership can have on an organisation’s trajectory. The journey with Soaak Technologies has ignited a deep commitment to empowering others through transformative HealthTech solutions.
What is your top tip for other business leaders?
My top tip for fellow business leaders is to embrace both innovation and adaptability. At Soaak, we’ve seen how innovation drives our success in the competitive HealthTech sector. Being open to change and fostering a culture of innovation can drive success and maintain relevance in a rapidly evolving market.
What are your plans for the future and what would you like your legacy to be?
My plans revolve around propelling Soaak Technologies to even greater heights. As of right now, the company trajectory has been phenomenal as we are entering the market as a never-before-seen wellness modality. We have directly provided over 15 million minutes of sound frequency therapies in 133 countries.
My legacy will be our positive impact on individuals’ well-being and the growth opportunities we’ve provided our team members through Soaak Technologies, our clinics and our Soaak Mobile app. If someone has a headache and thinks, let me use my Soaak sound frequencies to stop this pain within minutes, or if someone in the future is telling their daughter how they left a meeting and used our sound frequency therapies to stop an anxiety attack- that’s a legacy that I can get behind.
What makes a great business leader?
A great business leader, exemplified by our journey at Soaak, possesses a combination of vision, empathy, and strategic thinking. Leading by example, fostering collaboration, and adapting swiftly to market dynamics are key qualities that inspire teams to excel and organisations to thrive.