Perry Bateson: From The Boardroom To The Dojo

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #4. Tyler Basu and Perry Bateson “From The Boardroom To The Dojo”

Perry Bateson | From The Boardroom To The Dojo | Chatting With ChampionsAfter completing a diploma in professional sales and marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Perry Bateson began his career as a sales rep for Procter & Gamble. He worked hard, rising to the Western Regional Customer Service Manager, and finally to the Account Manager for London Drugs as well as the Western Liason for P&G’s cosmetic team in Toronto.

After 11 years of climbing the corporate ladder, Perry decided to walk away from his position (and 6-figure annual salary) in order open his own business. Combining his passion for martial arts with his experience in business, Perry opened a martial arts school: Yuen’s Family Martial Arts. He has since trained hundreds of students, helping them to become leaders and successful contributors in society.

Visit Perry’s website: www.yuens.ca

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Perry’s experience working in the corporate world
  • Why he left his career at Procter & Gamble to start his own business
  • Skills from his corporate career that helped him succeed as an entrepreneur
  • Challenges faced during the first few years of running his business
  • How he handled transitioning from a high-paying job to working for himself
  • Habits and philosophies he’s learned from martial arts that have helped him to succeed in other areas of life
  • Advice for individuals who are considering quitting their job to start a business

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