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Evolve to Succeed
54 minutes | 3 days ago
Kate Chastey - "Create a life you don't need a holiday from."
Kate Chastey took over The Passionate PA in 2010, barely two weeks after its founder passed away. By 2015 Kate was turning over more than £60,000 a year. She discusses the challenges and joys of taking over the reins and how running her own business has transformed her life.
58 minutes | 10 days ago
Pip Hare - "I never give up."
Pip Hare talks about her incredible experience sailing in the Vendée Globe round the world yacht race. She's only the eight woman in history to finish the race and was the first British skipper to finish this year's edition.
58 minutes | 17 days ago
Dan Smith - "You're either trying to solve a problem or sell an aspiration."
Dan Smith, founder of Fireworx, discusses the nuances of 21st century marketing, the true nature of disruption, and how to raise your brand above the digital chatter.
64 minutes | 24 days ago
Lyndon Stickley - "Company purpose is not a badge."
Over the past 30 years, serial entrepreneur Lyndon Stickley has invested in, grown and eventually sold six companies in a wide range of sectors. He talks company purpose, talent, and finding meaning in work and life.
52 minutes | a month ago
Joshua Simons - "Losing it all was key to my success."
Joshua Simons, serial entrepreneur and founder of several highly successful nightclubs and restaurants, including Priva and Chicken & Blues, talks about his entrepreneurial roots and how lessons learned from the 2008 financial crash formed his current success.
44 minutes | a month ago
Annie Talboys - B Corp explained
The number of UK businesses certified as B Corp recently surpassed 500, and this number continues to grow rapidly. Annie Talboys details what a B Corp is, how to go about becoming one, and the advantages of balancing profit with planet.
55 minutes | a month ago
Steve Bolton - Standing on the shoulders of giants
Steve Bolton - serial entrepreneur, investor, speaker and philanthropist, and current CEO of Bolt Partners - talks about his long and fascinating business journey, and the importance of mentorship and personal development in achieving true success.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Felicity & Melissa Barnard on remote efficiency and etiquette
Pandemic or not, remote working and Zoom meetings are here to stay. Sisters Felicity (pictured) and Melissa Barnard from LDS Training discuss ways to enhance all things remote.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Simon Cassin - "We need to remind each other what we value."
How do you define personal and professional values? What are principles? And how do we achieve ethical re-alignment in a post-Covid world? Simon Cassin, director at Ouch Training Team, discusses this and more in this week's episode.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Special episode - Article review
In this week's episode, Evolve founder Warren Munson reviews three articles from Evolve's website. Topics of discussion range from getting out of your comfort zone, the benefits of meditation and how to achieve mindful leadership.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Peer groups, accountability and collaboration
Warren Munson speaks to Finn Morgan from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, Ian Girling from the Dorset Chamber, and Mark Bayley-Smyth, managing director of Circle Leadership—all involved in the Dorset LEP's Peer Network Programme.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Ollie Phillips - "I was the best in the world, then I had to begin again."
Ollie Phillips, former England Rugby 7's captain, now corporate director at PWC and founder of Optimist Performance, on his leadership principles and the transition from professional sport to the corporate world.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Matt Skerrett - "I'm always looking forwards."
Matt Skerrett, CEO of web company IMMAT, founder of the The iGroup—a local business directory—and director of Picniq, talks risk-taking and defying the odds.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Kayam Iqbal - "The key word is resilience."
Kayam Iqbal is a former member of the RAF who, after suffering from PTSD and struggling to find employment upon his return to normal life, went on to set up JobOppO— a community that helps former servicemen and women find jobs and adapt back to normal society—and the OppO Foundation.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Tim Lewis - "No reason we can't be an 80 year old company."
Decent, honourable and straight talking—words many use to describe Tim Lewis. On an entrepreneurial journey that began as a fisherman, Tim has been at the helm of Lewis Investment for 33 years and hopes to be there for a while longer still.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Matt Hawkins - "I want to use my knowledge to do good."
A natural risk taker and computer prodigy, Matt Hawkins, CEO at Cudo Ventures and cryptocurrency Cudos, is a disrupter whose entrepreneurial journey has often been lived at the "bleeding edge".
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Alex Skan - "Working for other people was dissatisfying."
What happens when you have a deep interest in hi-fi from boyhood, and were heavily involved in the 1980's West London music scene? You become co-founder and managing director of one of the most highly-regarded audio systems on the market of course!
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Barry Kick - "Success is being slightly better than the day before."
Barry Kick, business coach and consultant with Primal Skills, talks in-depth about the joys and challenges of starting his first business in 2006—an award-winning television brand that went on to be stocked by over 700 retailers, including John Lewis.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Tracey Howes - "Upheaval brings out the best and worst in people."
Tracey Howes, founder of Blue Mind Social, talks about her long and varied entrepreneurial journey and how her discovery of free diving has profoundly influenced her approach to business and life.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
2020 Top 10 - Part 2
The final countdown to number one, as we look back at the ten best performing podcasts of 2020, with a range of guests from different sectors and professions. From restauranteurs, nursery school disruptors and removal men, to ex-Special Forces soldiers, bodyguards and stress experts, and more. Who will be number one?
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