#38 -- Mat Vogels, CEO of Employee Perks Upstart Zestful, on YC, VC, Troughs, Pivots, and Peaks

Sue Heilbronner

Mat Vogels is an extremely zestful CEO. And it's no surprise that he's founded a high-momentum startup called Zestful -- which is setting the standard for the next generation of employee perks -- with the tagline "live full." Because Mat Vogels lives fully. And behind his extraordinary attitude, full-time smile, and easy way of being stands a tenacious startup founder committed to making his company a winner.

In this episode of the Real Leaders podcast with seasoned executive coach Sue Heilbronner, Mat shares his two-year journey in great detail -- the big wins like a berth in Y-combinator and funding from Bessemer -- and the long and arid valleys in between. He also opens up about how his personality traits make him the best and the worst CEO of a growth company and how he is managing that self-awareness and the tools of Conscious Leadership to create the best version of himself and his company.

Learn about the real story behind a fast-moving startup and its all-in founder in this telling episode of the Real Leaders podcast.

Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner is the CEO of MergeLane and a Conscious Leadership executive coach and consultant.

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