At the end of 2019, Evolve—a business advisory firm based in Poole—launched the Evolve to Succeed podcast. Hosted by founder Warren Munson, the podcast aimed to bring together entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as experts in the field of leadership, tech and wellbeing. Four years later, Evolve to Succeed has become a popular podcast often charting high in podcast charts around the world. In this time the podcast has welcomed a number of high profile guests to talk about their life story and their unique journey to personal and professional fulfilment.
This is no more true than the individual who appeared on the special 200th episode of the podcast, aired on October 23—Kate Adie. Evolve’s opportunity to interview Kate came as a result of a Q&A session Warren hosted for the Lewis Manning Hospice Care charity.
Familiar to millions, Kate was Chief News Correspondent for BBC News between 1989 and 2003, during which time she reported from war zones around the world. Her 14-year career saw her cover everything from The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Lockerbie bombing and the Tiananmen Square protests, to the wars in the Gulf and Yugoslavia, and the Rwandan genocide. She has met with leaders such as Colonel Gaddafi, and survived being shot at point-blank range.
Among her numerous awards and recognitions, in 2018 Kate was appointed a CBE, and made Chancellor of Bournemouth University in January 2019. She has also written several books, including the autobiography entitled ‘The Kindness of Strangers’. She retired from the BBC in early 2003 and now works as a freelance presenter on BBC Radio 4.
On the podcast, the lively and engaging Kate looks back on her extraordinary life, discussing everything from her entry into journalism, early beginnings in television, the current state of media, and what years spent in war zones taught her about the best and worst of human nature.
Warren Munson said: “It was a tremendous privilege to have Kate on our podcast to celebrate 200 episodes. She has led an amazing life and seen and experienced things most of us never will. Tenacity, courage and kindness have made her who she is, and these qualities shine brightly throughout the conversation. I urge you to listen to this inspiring and fascinating conversation.”
The episode is available on all major podcast platforms, links can be found on the Evolve website here.