How to innovate from within with KX Pilates Founder Aaron Smith
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In this episode, we chat with Aaron Smith, the Chief Cultural Officer of KX Pilates. Aaron Smith, is an award-winning fitness innovator and entrepreneur. Aaron founded KX Pilates (which is Japanese for ‘continuous improvement’) in February 2010 and has since built it into Australia's largest pilates franchise with an impressive 74 studios across the country and one studio in Indonesia. In our chat with Aaron, we talk all things: * Why Aaron and the team attribute their growth and success to innovating in the core of their business (and not getting distracted by the shiny things) *How Aaron moved from CEO to Innovation lead in order to focus on build and patent their own unique equipment that will allow KX expand globally *The critical importance of organisational culture (especially post-pandemic) and why every growing company needs a chief culture officer More about Aaron: As the founder of KX Pilates, Aaron has earnt multiple awards and recognition including being recognised as an influential Victorian to watch by the Herald Sun in 2020, Australian Young Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019, was named in the top 3 of Australia’s Top 30 Franchise Executives (2020), and featured in the 2019 Top 10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs by Dynamic Business Magazine. You can find out more about KX Pilates here and connect with Aaron on LinkedIn here. KX website: Aaron LI: You can also find us at or on Instagram @_nakedambition
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