What makes a good leader? In this podcast series, Tim West sits down with the best and brightest leaders of social enterprise and mission-driven business for a series of candid and honest conversations – expect to be surprised.
Pioneers Post founding editor Tim West has met and interviewed hundreds of 'good leaders' over the past 25 years. In this new podcast, he sits down with some of the most remarkable for a series of candid conversations – expect to be surprised.
Rebecca White, founder of Your Own Place CIC, tells Tim West that she started the award-winning social enterprise after seeing that “something crucial was missing for people who didn’t have many of the advantages” that others had.
It has survived the 2008 financial crisis and Covid-19 – but, for events industry trailblazer Connection Crew, “the social enterprise narrative” isn’t always helpful, says director Charlie Dorman, even if impact is embedded in the business model.
Katie Buckingham started Altruist Enterprises aged just 19 following her own experience of mental ill health. She tells Tim West why she’s an optimist – and why outside support was crucial in taking her business to the next level.
Azzees Minott, co-founder of SE100 winner 2-3 Degrees, on turning academic rivalry into a force for good, proving the naysayers wrong – and overcoming suspicions of taking on investment to lead her social enterprise to the next level.
The founder and CEO of On Purpose talks to Tim West about helping nearly 1,000 people switch to impact-first careers, why an outdated view of science is hindering systems change – and what good leadership is all about.
Ahead of this week's Impact Shakers Summit, founder Yonca Braeckman tells Tim West what drives her to back inclusive entrepreneurship – and how her career took her from Belgian chip-shop, to virtual reality filmmaking, to impact investor.
Over his long and diverse career, Liam Black has run a number of purpose-led businesses – both his own and other people's. He speaks to Tim West about the question at the core of our podcast series: what does it mean to be a good leader?