I was a guest on a podcast. Not just any podcast. The DO Lectures podcast.

To say it was an honour is an understatement.

I love the DO Lectures. And if you don’t know about them, you must.

They are amazing. David Hieatt is amazing (I highly recommend following him on LinkedIn for daily doses of inspiration).

And I got to chat with Gav Thompson on the Do Lectures podcast which was a load of fun.

Philippa White | Being Amazing Despite…Covid crushing your enterprise


The DO Lectures is an ideas sharing event run out of an old cowshed in Cardigan Bay, Wales. In this series of DO podcasts, Gav Thompson chats to people about how they have achieved their amazing levels of success, as well as uncovering some of the despites that they have had to overcome to get there.

In Gav’s words:
Gav chats to Philippa White. In 2004 Philippa left a career “flogging shit” in advertising in London to set up a social enterprise, The International Exchange (TIE), in Brazil. A leadership program where business leaders from the developed world can help tackle some of the bigger problems in the developing world. The story of TIE is a major amazing achievement that Philippa is rightfully proud. TIE was doing very well and growing nicely. And then Covid struck, and the idea of business people travelling across the world to help developing charities on the ground became impossible. Facing the potential end of her life’s work with TIE, Philippa managed to swiftly pivot the organisation and rebirth TIE as something new and brave (and potentially bigger).

Have a listen here.