Colin Mendoza

Sales strategist, coach, team leader


This episode of Designed for Life is with the entertainment-focused business developer, sales strategist, coach and team leader Colin Mendoza.

Colin and I first met almost five years ago when we were introduced by a mutual friend who knew we were both interested in how mindfulness and meditation could bring greater levels of wellbeing to UK students.

Colin was born and brought up in London, moved to Hull to attend university but has made his living in America, where he moved post-university. Salaried posts with MTV,  NBA and Sony Music allowed him to learn and fine-tune his skills and vision before setting up his agency, 'Highgate' in 2002.

In this podcast, we follow Colin's journey from the UK to America, explore the work that he carries out through Highgate Agency, and touch on some of the differences that may exist between taking an entrepreneurial pathway in the UK and the USA.

Colins Bio

Specializing in developing sales and entertainment brands worldwide, Colin is an adventurer who enjoys defying the odds and conquering difficult situations. He started his career licensing sports programming to the Middle East and continued by creating branded blocks for MTV in eastern and southern Europe to promote awareness for the main channels. Originally from England but now lives in the US, he is ready to be dropped by parachute ( not quite..but close) into new areas or far-flung countries. Extensive experience in various genres, including sports, music, animation, drama and reality, as well as working with a range of companies such as IMG, MTV, NBA, Sony, Fuji and American Greetings. 

So sit back, put the earbuds firmly in place and enjoy Designed for Life - In conversation with Colin Mendoza. 

This podcast has been recorded with the help of our sponsors, The Edge Foundation inspiring the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work, and PTC Onshape Providing industry-standard cloud-based CAD to education  

We are indebted to both The Edge Foundation and PTC Onshape for their continued support. 

Colin can be reached at

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