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Insightful conversations with founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders, exploring the link between personal and business success. Evolve is a UK-based business coaching and development company committed to guiding you towards meaningful success.

Insightful conversations with founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders, exploring the link between personal and business success. Evolve is a UK-based business coaching and development company committed to guiding you towards meaningful success.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Insightful conversations with founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders, exploring the link between personal and business success. Evolve is a UK-based business coaching and development company committed to guiding you towards meaningful success.

Language:

English


Episodes

Doug Brown - "Personal ROI is what people miss."

11/22/2021
US-based Doug Brown got involved in his family business when he was only three years old. He has since gone on to create more than 35 companies and is currently CEO of Business Success Factors and established the Sales Revenue Growth University.

Duration:00:53:31

Rupert Holloway - “If you don’t enjoy it, a paycheque means nothing.”

11/15/2021
Rupert Holloway, founder of Conker Spirit, talks about his journey from disgruntled quantity surveyor to establishing Dorset's first ever gin distillery.

Duration:00:47:21

Warren Munson - "Hunger and desire drove me."

11/8/2021
In this, the 100th episode of the Evolve to Succeed podcast, host Warren Munson sits down to talk with Kelly Webb about the highs and lows of his personal and professional journey until this point.

Duration:00:48:13

David Haze – “Failure is such a powerful tool.”

11/1/2021
David Haze, founder of Nomadic Paddler and a five-time world record holder for stand-up paddle boarding, talks openly about his time in prison, and how he found meaning and redemption through adventure.

Duration:00:35:31

Trevor Merriden – “Collaboration can percolate upwards.”

10/25/2021
Trevor Merriden, founder and MD of Merriborn Media, talks about the importance of Thought Leadership, both as an effective form of content marketing and as a means to encourage and strengthen collaboration among business leaders.

Duration:00:49:17

Hannah Sills – “Management is about the long-burn journey.”

10/18/2021
Hannah Sills, MD at Team Jobs, talks about the pleasures and challenges of taking on the role of MD within an entrepreneurial business, as well as the future of recruitment in the UK.

Duration:00:32:50

Adam King – “I bounce out of bed every morning."

10/11/2021
Adam King, CEO of SwipeStation, talks the tech behind reducing queues, bespoke tailor ventures in Vietnam and the time he watched television for 48 hours straight. Show Notes: (2:34) Being made redundant, travelling to Asia and setting up a bespoke tailoring business in Vietnam (9:12) At what point did you realise the tailor service was working? (11:59) Where is the tailoring business now and what is your role in it? (13:47) Was there a point you knew you were no longer needed in the...

Duration:00:44:10

Lottie Hawkins - "What's the point of money on a dead planet?"

10/4/2021
Lottie Hawkins, founder of Earthly Biochar, talks about her biochar mission, sustainability and the impact today's young entrepreneurs will have on the future of both business and the planet. Show Notes: (2:49) What is biochar? (5:42) What led to your interest in biochar? (7:17) What is Earthly Biochar's core business? (8:15) How do you use biochar in different environments? (9:21) The challenges of running Earthly Biochar (11:14) What is carbon capture? (13:35) Were you always...

Duration:00:51:05

Special episode - Article review

9/27/2021
Your host, Warren Munson, reviews four articles from the Evolve website - ‘3 ways to use fear to your advantage’, 'Is your job title your identity?' ‘Where do old entrepreneurs go to thrive?’ and ‘Know your limits’. Show Notes: (2:27) 3 ways to use fear to your advantage (8:52) Is your job title your identity? (13:50) Where do old entrepreneurs go to thrive? (18:01) Know your limits

Duration:00:27:37

Jonnie Jensen - "You don't start a business to end your family."

9/20/2021
Jonnie Jensen is the founder of Team Super Dad and the Hero Academy. He helps busy fathers and husbands strive towards a better life balance by reconnecting with their core purpose, and recover things that have inevitably been lost along their business journeys. Show Notes: (2:40) What is Team Super Dad and the Hero Academy? (6:30) Defining the modern dad (12:10) Measuring personal and professional relationships and thoughts on work-life balance (17:00) On implementing important changes...

Duration:01:04:16

Tom Quay - "Cars have become too much of a good thing."

9/13/2021
Tom Quay is the CEO and co-founder of Passenger, a digital customer experience platform that supports more than 70 public transport operators and whose ultimate goal is to drive sustainability by reengaging and revitalising perceptions around public transport, especially bus travel. Show Notes: (2:11) Early beginnings and journey to the founding of Passenger (3:09) So you don't think you were destined to run your own business? (5:51) Where did the pivot into public transport come...

Duration:00:51:14

Glenn St John-Colgan - "Driven by good people with good ideas."

9/6/2021
Glenn St John-Colgan, managing director of Augmentas, talks about his years in the civil service, discusses his strong business principles and guides you through the minefield of public sector tendering. Show Notes: (3:10) Working in the civil service and how Augmentas came about (5:33) The changing approach of the public sector (9:25) What does Augmentas do? (11:30) Advice for SMEs applying for public sector tendering (17:15) What do strong business principles mean to you? (22:15)...

Duration:00:41:43

Nicky Rudd - "Work towards the headline."

8/30/2021
Nicky Rudd, founder of Padua Communications, demystifies the minefield of PR & communications, talks about working with her husband and how she went from teacher and journalist to business owner. Show Notes: (2:42): Background in teaching and early career in PR (7:14) Maintaining that teaching spirit with monthly free event for business owners (8:16) Career at BBC (12:15) Advantages of volunteering (13:20) Differences between being business owner and being MD for somebody else (14:45)...

Duration:00:40:07

Paul Spiers - "Be the best entrepreneur for YOU."

8/23/2021
Paul Spiers, founder of The New Principles and Leadership Brand Purpose Institute, talks principled leadership, the essence of entrepreneurialism, and the future generation of leaders. Show Notes: (3:20) What is The New P&L? (7:23) Separating professional and personal values (10:43) Managing the hybrid model of working (12:24) What is self-awareness really? (15:14) Can ruthless leaders learn to change their approach? (20:37) How to revive passion, focus and beliefs (24:56) What is...

Duration:00:45:58

Marianne Storey - "Better mental health starts from the top."

8/16/2021
Marianne Storey, CEO of mental health charity Dorset Mind, discusses the importance of mental health in a business, how a business leader can implement effective measures for mental health among their team, and provides five pillars for good mental wellbeing. Show Notes: (3:20) Path to becoming CEO of Dorset Mind (5:11) Importance of lived experience (6:03) Battling stigmas around mental health (7:28) Dorset Mind's missions (8:32) Demands on service since the pandemic and what's been...

Duration:00:32:29

Liz Willingham - "I'm feeling very ambitious at the moment!"

8/9/2021
Liz Willingham, founder of Liz Lean PR, on the importance of emotional intelligence, shaking up the business chamber model and handing her daughter the reins to the agency. Show Notes: (3:10) Unconventional beginnings (5:01) Never destined to run own business (5:38) Moment of realisation and birth of daughter (7:39) Affect of entrepreneurship on children (9:36) Moments of doubt/challenges and lessons learned (11:50) How has the world of PR changed? (14:20) Advantages of utilising PR...

Duration:00:48:14

Alan Mahon - "Think big and big things will come."

8/2/2021
Alan Mahon, founder of Brewgooder, is on a mission to provide clean drinking water to one million people. He talks about what inspired this project, and discusses the importance of transparency, authenticity and strong principles in both business and life. Show Notes: (3:24) The beginnings of Brewgooder and move towards social purpose (9:07) Destined to start own business and do something with purpose? (13:32) What is 'Brewed on Purpose'? (16:08) Transparency on purpose and social...

Duration:00:42:52

Jeff Lester on the highs and lows of entrepreneurialism

7/26/2021
Serial entrepreneur Jeff Lester talks candidly about his entrepreneurial life, including the 2008 financial crisis, health issues and starting again after losing everything. Show Notes: (3:20) Beginning the journey (6:44) Setting up a themed restaurant, and subsequent problems (8:24) Birth of first child and starting all over again (10:24) New start in property development (12:06) Why I wasn't content with a good, secure life (14:47) Responsibilities of being a business owner (15:46)...

Duration:00:40:47

James Pickles - "But how are you, really?"

7/19/2021
James Pickles was flying high as a top sales manager, enjoying all the trappings that come with such success. Then, in March 2019, he had a breakdown that left him unable to speak, let alone work. In this podcast, James talks openly about the breakdown and how he used what he learned from it and his subsequent recovery to start a new life as a personal performance coach. Show Notes: 3:06 - The breakdown 12:38 - The problem of men not opening up 16:29 - Keeping busy and drinking as a way...

Duration:01:17:30

Katie Street - "I want to be seen as a leader, not a boss."

7/12/2021
Katie Street, founder and managing director of marketing and advertising agency Street Agency, talks about starting a second business, four day weeks and the effects her entrepreneurship is having on her daughter. Show Notes: 3:24 - Setting out on her own 6:33 - Dream vs. reality of running your own business 10:37 - The challenges of working in a niche sector 14:51 - The importance of a mentor 16:20 - Biggest digital marketing mistakes and how to fix them 20:16 - Digital vs....

Duration:00:46:36