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Align your passion with your purpose with the Social Change Career Podcast. PCDN sits down with the world’s top professionals in the social change field to learn how they are changing the world while making a living. Honest conversations turn career advice for the global changemakers.

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Align your passion with your purpose with the Social Change Career Podcast. PCDN sits down with the world’s top professionals in the social change field to learn how they are changing the world while making a living. Honest conversations turn career advice for the global changemakers.

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Wonderful insights

By ZimmZone - Mar 06 2020
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It is refreshing to find a podcast that talks about the 'average' change maker - people doing important work everyday to make the world a better place. It is inspiring to hear their stories.

Honest conversations with leading innovators about the ups

By Coo32 - Mar 04 2020
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We're delighted to launch our podcast series (the idea has been percolating for quite some time). Dr. Catalina Rojas, our director of Innovation, is interviewing leading social change professionals from around the world doing the most amazing work on building sustainable change. However, we don't want to glorify that trying to create change is easy , and thus our series focuses on the real life challenges, opportunities and lessons of undertaking the long often hard slog of advancing change. I admit of course I am biased, but believe deeply in this project. Please take a listen, let your friends and colleagues know, subscribe and please share with others. Also please take a minute to rate us on Itunes as well as this helps get the word out to others. Feel free to get in touch with pcdn as well with praise, critiques,

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18 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
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Wonderful insights

By ZimmZone - Mar 06 2020
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It is refreshing to find a podcast that talks about the 'average' change maker - people doing important work everyday to make the world a better place. It is inspiring to hear their stories.

Honest conversations with leading innovators about the ups

By Coo32 - Mar 04 2020
Read more
We're delighted to launch our podcast series (the idea has been percolating for quite some time). Dr. Catalina Rojas, our director of Innovation, is interviewing leading social change professionals from around the world doing the most amazing work on building sustainable change. However, we don't want to glorify that trying to create change is easy , and thus our series focuses on the real life challenges, opportunities and lessons of undertaking the long often hard slog of advancing change. I admit of course I am biased, but believe deeply in this project. Please take a listen, let your friends and colleagues know, subscribe and please share with others. Also please take a minute to rate us on Itunes as well as this helps get the word out to others. Feel free to get in touch with pcdn as well with praise, critiques,
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The Social Change Career Podcast

Latest release on Sep 15, 2020

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Rank #1: Tammy Lyn Gilmore on Asking for What YOU Want

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Tammy Lynn Gilmore is an event producer, grant maker, grant program creator and social impact expert. She currently runs the SXSW Community Service Awards, the Social Impact track of programming and oversees grant-making at SXSW. If you (it happened to me) don’t know or have never heard of SXSW this is the podcast to learn about Tammy and South by South West (SXSW). Check out Episode 4 of the Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast.

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Born in Houston, Texas but raised in Spokane, Washington, Tammy’s mother spoke two languages and his father was Canadian
  • On how her father lost his business and moved up North
  • Tammy’s interests were Theater, English and reading.
  • Tammy went to college Western Washington University (between Vancouver and Seattle) that shaped her a lot
  • How Tammy put herself to college with scholarships and grants (she was the first person -on her mothers side- to attend college
  • How Tammy did a lot of odd jobs to pay bills and also worked for Microsoft
  • Tammy graduated college on 1999
  • Workwise she did marketing gigs in them she learn how to relate to clients, how to do PR, how to talk about a product
  • How Tammy returns to Texas to be closer to her mum after her father’s passing
  • How Tammy attends this party and met this weird cool looking lady called Eve McArthur who was Operations Director at SXSW
  • How Tammy became an intern as her first SXSW job before getting a formal contract with SXSW
  • Tammy explains what SXSW and we talked about what it means to be working at SXSW for 12 years
  • Tammy’s favorite SXSW story (a music story)
  • Tammy’s current responsibilities at SXSW
  • How Tammy developed the grant for Community Service Awards (for individuals and organizations)
  • Key skills for people to succeed in today’s job markets according to Tammy
  • Tammy’s take on her career trajectory in SXSW
  • Tammy’s take on failure
  • Tammy’s career advice

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SXSW

Dewey Community Service Awards by SXSW

Girls Empowerment Network

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Check out our weekly blogposts and monthly webinar from the PCDNs Career Series. To take you from passion to hired!

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

24,000 changemakers receive the PCDN Newsletters, what are you waiting for?

Mar 07 2018

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Rank #2: Building a successful career as an anti- corruption expert with Blair Glencorse

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Building a successful career as an anti-corruption expert can be seen as the enormous challenge of creating sustainable systems for accountability at a global level. Transforming the widespread and often accepted practice of corruption at many levels to systems based on transparency and accountability that foster increased participation and trust between citizens and public actors is an ambitious goal  that Blair Glencorse is dedicated to achieving in his work.   A seasoned international development professional and social entrepreneur with significant experience across issues of governance, accountability, institutional reform and political economy transitions, Glencorse is making governance work for people.

Blair is an Echoing Green Fellow and also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Anti-Corruption, the Lead of the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the C20, the global civil society network affiliated with the G20; and a member of the World Bank’s Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement. He has worked around the world with governments, the private sector, philanthropists and civil society to improve lives.

In Episode 9 of Season 6, Glencorse shares with us how he fights corruption for a living and how he is disrupting the way anti-corruption work is conducted.  A key innovation of his organization is moving away from a focus on only naming and shaming to change behavior and policy. Instead, the Accountability Lab, prefers to name and fame those that are giving back and working with integrity.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

Accountability Lab

SAIS

The World Bank

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Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 16k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #3: How to hack your education and change the world as a digital nomad with Marcela Fernández.

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We open Season 5 with an amazing stubborn optimist. Marcela Fernández and Fito (her companion dog who also joined in) not only dropped out of college and fought family and societal pressures to find what made sense to her. And what worked for her may not work for you but still, its worth a listen how she has so far founded 5 companies, speaks several languages, has travelled to 67 countries (with Fito).

Episode 1 of Season 5 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship

In Episode 1 you will listen how Marcela became a digital nomad, a Tedex speaker and Flow Consultant- and how she saves glaciers in her downtime.  Learn about her transition from entrepreneur to employer brand Ambassador of Selina- – one of the world’s top startups serving the rapidly growing Digital Nomad Community 

Key links:

Selina

Tedx Marcela Fernandez (en español)

Pazabordo Chiva por la paz

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. We have a 15% discount until end of December 2019 to celebrate the launch of the new site. Book now. 

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #4: Practicing peacebuilding inside the United Nations with Janet Murdock

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Janet Murdock has 20 years of experience as an accomplished trilingual peacebuilding/conflict resolution practitioner with broad government and international experience.

In Episode 14 of Season 6, Janet shares how she grew up in rural Brazil, raised a daughter by herself, worked and studied full-time to be one of Latin American’s most recognized professionals in the conflict resolution space and eventually become the first female peace advisor for the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.

Janet is currently the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Coordinator in Guinea-Bissao.  She is currently busy setting the first restorative justice system financed by the UN.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

George Mason Masters in Conflict Resolution

United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau   

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global 

We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

May 22 2020

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Rank #5: Don’t think out of the box…. Think of a NEW BOX. Video games and social impact with Federico Restrepo

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While originally from Medellin, Colombia, Federico has worked all over the world developing partnerships and is an organizational management expert focused on youth and leadership development.  As a child, de wasn’t learning Chinese and practicing for standardized tests, in fact he played a LOT of video games growing up, traded college for adventures with pink dolphins and now co-directs the newly Impact Hubin Medellin.  In Episode 6 of Season 4, he talks about his passion for global youth engagement at the largest scale, the Sustainable Development Goals and how he one of the key figures behind the biggest most interesting social innovation labs in South America.

Episode 6 of Season 4 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship and the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Born in 1989 in Envigado, Colombia. Learned English, geography and history while watching video games
  • Webinar in the AM and swimming with pink dolphins in the afternoon: Federico’s college experience
  • How he started travelling with the organization AIESECand connecting the dots for his passion on engaging youth and the SDGs
  • Up until 2015 Federico was focus on a career in corporate and even applied for a job in Nintendo… but then the SDGs happened and also the birth of his niece
  • Federico’s aha! moment in the airplane: Youth 4 Global Goals(YFGG) was created
  • 600 million people reached with YFGG, UN, ADB and more than 5,000 projects and 200,000 youth engaged in those projects
  • The Young Persons Guideline to Changing the World
  • Why Federico returned to Colombia after a successful career abroad
  • Impact Hub and the creation of an global impact community in Medellin
  • Diversity as a MUST in the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurs
  • Key skills for the future of impact work
  • Life wisdom and avocado truth from Federico

Links: 

AISEC

Youth 4 Global Goals

Asian Development Bank

The Young Persons Guideline to Changing the World

Impact Hub Medellin

Bandeja Paisa (photo)

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New PCDN service: PCDN Coaching Services.We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission.

Are you ready for the future of work? Please Join PCDN 2019 Career Seriesto learn about the future of work and how to best prepare you.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to our free Daily Newsletter

This episode was brought thanks to the Rotary Peace Center and Brandeis University.

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about RotaryPeace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

The MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Brandeis university, where you gain the practical, hands on skills you need to become a peacebuilding professional in the U.S. and abroad.

May 15 2019

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Rank #6: Let’s talk unemployment. What happens when you do everything right and still can’t land a job?

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It’s time we get real and talk about unemployment in the social change sector. You do everything right, you send the applications, you write the letters, you apply to a multitude of places. This was the case of Matthew Johnson. Master’s educated, published author, activist, educator Mat couldn’t land a job in social change.

Episode 3 of Season 5 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

In Episode 3 you will learn about Matthew’s process of searching for a social sector job.  But even more fascinating, learn how Mat didn’t let unemployment define him.  Instead, he wrote extensively about his experience, he will tell you what is the most important thing to do when employment and will share about his thoughts on embarking on a career change.

Key links:

Guide to Employment (upcoming on a PCDN.global blogpost)

Who Moved My Cheese

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global ? We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. We have a 15% discount until end of December 2019 to celebrate the launch of the new site. Book now.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

Nov 20 2019

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Rank #7: Youth, Peace and Security with Saji Prelis

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In Episode 15 of Season 6, Saji shares his “behind the scenes” account on the passing of the historic UN Security Council Resolutions 2250 and 2419 on Youth, Peace and Security.

Don’t  miss this intimate, honest and very powerful conversation with one of the most outspoken and recognized voices in the youth, peace and security space.  From his early years in Sri Lanka, to challenging times in LA, to building a high-impact career at the nexus of peacebuilding and youth.

Since 2011, he has served as Search for Common Ground’s Director for Children & Youth Programs.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

UN Resolution 2250

Search For Common Ground

Youth Transforming Violence of Exclusion

American University- School of International Service- Graduate Degree in Peacebuilding

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global 

We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 16k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

Jun 01 2020

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Rank #8: The definitive guide to having a UN career with Andrew Russell

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Andrew Russell has over three decades working at the UN in conflict-affected and transitional societies on peacebuilding, civil society development, crisis prevention, policy reform and strategic organizational change management.

This is a very special edition of the podcast as many of the questions were audience-generated in the PCDN Social Change Career Helping Line.

In Episode 7 of Season 6, we discussed many practical and ethical questions which Andrew patiently and wisely answered delivering a definitive guide to working for the UN. With topics that ranged from surviving bureaucracy; to opportunities and limitations for activism within the UN system; as well as difference between field and headquarters based careers, as well as many other key topics.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out our previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global 

We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 16k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

Apr 03 2020

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Rank #9: Social Impact through Digital Storytelling with Matt Scott

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How do you change the world through digital story-telling? While story-telling is as old as humanity itself, the job title Digital Story-teller wasn’t even invented until a few years ago. Is digital storytelling just a fancy word for marking, or is it a more authentic form of engagement and how can use the process to advance positive social change? What are the key skills and careers paths for those who want to work at the intersection of technology, media and stories?

In Episode 10 of Season 6, Matt Scott shares about how built a career as a digital storyteller.

Matt has been fascinated by the role of narrative in driving global impact, stemming from his previous work in the sexual assault advocacy space. For the past five years, he has been involved in multiple social media for social change initiatives with some of the leading organizations in the world.

Matt is also the creator of 180 of Impact a storytelling project to reverse engineer social change through conversations with 180 change makers and social entrepreneurs worldwide.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

Second Muse

180 of Impact

Hotmommas Project

Digital Advocacy

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global 

We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 15k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #10: Don’t listen to your parent’s advice. From financier to social good champion with Devin Thorpe.

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How can one tackle poverty, disease and climate change with a finance career and become a social good champion?   Devin Thorp who left the world of financing (in this case a whole career in the world of finance (as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker) and turned it around to become an author, educator and speaker and ultimately a social good champion. 

Episode 4 of Season 5 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

In Episode 4 you will learn about Devin’s social good initiatives such as Yourmarkonyourworld.com and his podcast The Social Impact Podcast, his books read by million about using money for good, crowdfunding and CSR.  Don’t miss this change to explore this amazing exploration on all things career transition and beyond.  

Key links:

Your Mark on the World

The Social Impact Podcast

DevinThorpe.com

Forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe

Youtube.com/devinthorpe

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Have you seen the new PCDN.global ? We love changemakers and our mission is to support your journey to change the world while making a living.

PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. We have a 15% discount until end of December 2019 to celebrate the launch of the new site. Book now.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter

Dec 04 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: From Tree Huggers to Professional Hopers. How to start and flourish in a career in Conflict Resolution with Dr. Mary Fitzduff

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You made it in life when it is impossible to fit your accomplishments in one go.  But when you remain a good human, it's even better.  It is a tremendous honor to have as a guest Dr. Mary Fitzduff who is one of the leading academics of contemporary conflict resolution and coexistence policy. Irish-born activist, educator, writer and academic, and more importantly, a very good human being.  In Episode 5 of Season 4 you will hear from D. Fitzduff earlier years, her involvement in conflict and post-conflict Northern Irish policy development; her tenure at the Heller School for Social Policy and interests in Neuroscience; Followership and her most recent book on Donald Trump.

Episode 5 of Season 4 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship and the

Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Fitzduff most formative years in the University and how she met her husband in 1969
  • Fitzduff and her husband two-year honeymoon travelling throughout South America, Africa and Asia
  • Fitzduff settled with her family in Northern Ireland in area known as the “killing fields”
  • The morning she found her vocation
  • How Dr. Fitzduff founded “Mediation Northern Ireland” while she was doing her Ph.D
  • When the government asked her to write a paper on how what they could do in Northern Ireland after the military and economic approach failed
  • The government offered to set up an organization to facilitate Conflict Resolution at every level in Northern Ireland in the 1990s “Community Relations Council
  • In the 1970s she Dr. Fitzduff never heard of Conflict Resolution
  • How Dr. Christopher Mitchell helped Mary at the beginning of the field as she was developing her organization
  • How Dr. Fitz developed a training Manual “Community Conflict Skills” on group dialogue on difficult issues translated on 6 different languages
  • How her career blended her academic interests (behavioral change); her managerial skills (organizational psychology) and her systemic mediation work
  • It was only when Dr. Fitzduff was 40 that she started the Community Relations Council
  • How Conflict Resolution is about combining different degrees into one
  • How the Brandeis program got set up
  • A bit about the origins of the conflict terminology
  • The evolution of Conflict Resolution
  • Fitzduff key and essential skills
  • What employers look for when hiring
  • Why a Ph.D is NOT for everyone
  • What to do if you want to get into the Conflict Resolution
  • Why global southern students get jobs faster than the students from the Global North
  • On working domestically in Conflict Resolution
  • Why undergraduate degrees in Conflict Resolution are NOT very useful
  • On being humble about working in the field and not feeling “morally superior”
  • How evaluation has developed in the CR field
  • Is this about been a goody-goody or about a profession?
  • Fitzbuff next book is a text book on neuro-psychology
  • On the topic of Followership and entrepreneurship
  • Fitzduff reflection on acceptance (or not) of peace processes and stories of reconciliation and change
  • Fitzduff reflections on what she does to decompress and how does she prevents burn-out

Links: 

Community Relations Council

Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Uppsala University

Mari’s latest book

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New PCDN service: PCDN Coaching Services.We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission.

Are you ready for the future of work? Please Join PCDN 2019 Career Series to learn about the future of work and how to best prepare you.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.

Subscribe to our free Daily Newsletter

This episode was brought thanks to the Rotary Peace Center and Brandeis University:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about RotaryPeace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

The MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Brandeis university, where you gain the practical, hands on skills you need to become a peacebuilding professional in the U.S. and abroad.

Apr 25 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: Surabhi Lal on "What the heck, just apply"

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Head of Program Development at Luminary, Surabhi Lal talked to me about her decade of experience coaching careers of change. Surabhi sits at the intersection of conversations with job seekers and employers in the public service space. Listen to Surabhi’s career trajectory as she also share careers tips, dos and don’ts, based on her decade of working with students and professionals in the social good space. From bringing you career tips; real insights of what employers are looking for to the emotional dimensions of job search, find out how Episode 5 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast can help you in your job search journey.

*At the time of the recording, Surabhi held the title of Director of Career Services NYU Wagner. Don’t panic, we change careers, rather, enjoy the podcast.

Episode 5 of Season 3 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Surabhi grew up in the suburbs of D.C. and her parents were civil servants
  • The impact of seeing her mum receiving her doctoral degree
  • How Surahbi’s spent almost every summer in India and how that shaped her
  • Surabhi’s bachelors degree and how she wanted to work on International Development
  • How Surabhi got involved on campus which shaped her choice for graduate school in Education
  • How Surabhi felt into career services and felt in love with career development
  • Career Tip 1 from Surabhi
  • What it means to NOT have the right experience but have the right SKILLS
  • Be confident and identify transferable skills
  • On the gap between employers and universities
    • Why you need on –the- ground financial experience
    • For M&E, you need to know the tenets and fundamentals
    • If you are an entrepreneur you need to be confident and know how to do a good pitch
  • How to use graduate school course work to advance your career
  • On the importance of explaining your point of view
  • How NOT to brag but how to explain your credentials
  • Employers want better inter-personal skills
  • What employers are looking for these days in the social good sector
  • Key skills to have in the future of work
  • The emotional side of applying for a job
  • How much time to spent looking for a job and what to do to keep it together
  • Check your resume (again)
  • Are you doing enough in terms of your job search?
  • Purple pen pain: this will help your resume
  • Surabhi’s best career advice
  • Surabhi’s take on failure and perfection
  • Top three things to pursue a career of impact by Surabhi

Links:

Luminary

Virginia Tech

NYC Wagner School of Public Service

National Association of Colleges and Employers

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New PCDN service launched this summer: PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission.

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Nov 21 2018

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Rank #13: Fellowships. What are they & how to get one with fellowship expert Vicki Johnson.

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Do you wonder what’s the difference between a scholarship from a fellowship? Do you see everyone getting fellowships and you ask yourself if you can ever be a recipient of one? I sat down with one of the world’s premier Fellowship expert Dr. Vicki Johnson to tell you everything you wanted to know and to inspire you to go ahead and look for YOUR fellowship opportunity.

Episode 5 of Season 5 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

In Episode 5 you will learn how Vicki Johnson is the recipient of not ONE but four world renowned fellowships herself and also had a brilliant career before she founded the premier fellowship site for changemakers.  Don’t miss listening to Vicki as you make plans to apply and be on become a fellow in 2020.  We will be discussing how fellowships propel your career; help you with a career transition; make you more hirable and what’s the scope on fellowships for international students.

Key links:

Profellow

The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship

Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy

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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #14: Working on the intersection of faith and peacebuilding in conflict-ridden Colombia with Julio

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Julio grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks Julio managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and and never get back, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

Learn in Episode 1 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast. Episode 6 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Center.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julio’s brothers and him grew up free until the rebels took over the area when he was 6th.
  • Julio’s family moved to prevent the children to being forcibly recruited by rebel forces.
  • After high school, Julio moved to Colombia’s capital in Bogota where he worked as a messenger. That’s when he met people from his church who later took him to the U.S.
  • Julio’s first job as a messenger in Bogota.
  • Julio received his degree in Theology in Medellin.
  • How Julio met his wife who also works with him in the Church
  • Julio and his wife moved to the U.S. where they lived for 6 years when he completed his masters in divinity
  • While his father is illiterate and his mum has three years of school, his parents taught him to never forget where he came from and to serve
  • Julio had three jobs in Chicago: washing windows in -10 degrees Celsius, teaching Spanish and driving for a family. Also finishing his Masters degree and taking care of his children.
  • After 6 years in the U.S., Julio, his wife and his two sons return to Colombia to work in his church in peacebuilding.
  • Obstacles of working in faith –based issues and peacebuilding according to Julio
  • What it means for Julio to work in the intersection of faith and peacebuilding
  • Julio talks about his work with other ecumenical groups for peace and poverty alleviation
  • Julio’s take on the implementation of the Colombia’s peace agreement from a national and regional view
  • Julio’s own reconciliation process
  • Best career advice that Julio’s has received
  • How Julio and his wife manage his passion and make a living
  • Julio’s take on failure
  • Three things for a career of impact according to Julio

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Julio grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks Julio managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and and never get back, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

Learn in Episode 1 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast. Episode 6 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Center.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julio’s brothers and him grew up free until the rebels took over the area when he was 6th.
  • Julio’s family moved to prevent the children to being forcibly recruited by rebel forces.
  • After high school, Julio moved to Colombia’s capital in Bogota where he worked as a messenger. That’s when he met people from his church who later took him to the U.S.
  • Julio’s first job as a messenger in Bogota.
  • Julio received his degree in Theology in Medellin.
  • How Julio met his wife who also works with him in the Church
  • Julio and his wife moved to the U.S. where they lived for 6 years when he completed his masters in divinity
  • While his father is illiterate and his mum has three years of school, his parents taught him to never forget where he came from and to serve
  • Julio had three jobs in Chicago: washing windows in -10 degrees Celsius, teaching Spanish and driving for a family. Also finishing his Masters degree and taking care of his children.
  • After 6 years in the U.S., Julio, his wife and his two sons return to Colombia to work in his church in peacebuilding.
  • Obstacles of working in faith –based issues and peacebuilding according to Julio
  • What it means for Julio to work in the intersection of faith and peacebuilding
  • Julio talks about his work with other ecumenical groups for peace and poverty alleviation
  • Julio’s take on the implementation of the Colombia’s peace agreement from a national and regional view
  • Julio’s own reconciliation process
  • Best career advice that Julio’s has received
  • How Julio and his wife manage his passion and make a living
  • Julio’s take on failure
  • Three things for a career of impact according to Julio

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Julio grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks Julio managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and and never get back, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

Learn in Episode 1 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast. Episode 6 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Center.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julio’s brothers and him grew up free until the rebels took over the area when he was 6th.
  • Julio’s family moved to prevent the children to being forcibly recruited by rebel forces.
  • After high school, Julio moved to Colombia’s capital in Bogota where he worked as a messenger. That’s when he met people from his church who later took him to the U.S.
  • Julio’s first job as a messenger in Bogota.
  • Julio received his degree in Theology in Medellin.
  • How Julio met his wife who also works with him in the Church
  • Julio and his wife moved to the U.S. where they lived for 6 years when he completed his masters in divinity
  • While his father is illiterate and his mum has three years of school, his parents taught him to never forget where he came from and to serve
  • Julio had three jobs in Chicago: washing windows in -10 degrees Celsius, teaching Spanish and driving for a family. Also finishing his Masters degree and taking care of his children.
  • After 6 years in the U.S., Julio, his wife and his two sons return to Colombia to work in his church in peacebuilding.
  • Obstacles of working in faith –based issues and peacebuilding according to Julio
  • What it means for Julio to work in the intersection of faith and peacebuilding
  • Julio talks about his work with other ecumenical groups for peace and poverty alleviation
  • Julio’s take on the implementation of the Colombia’s peace agreement from a national and regional view
  • Julio’s own reconciliation process
  • Best career advice that Julio’s has received
  • How Julio and his wife manage his passion and make a living
  • Julio’s take on failure
  • Three things for a career of impact according to Julio

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Julio grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks Julio managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and and never get back, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

Learn in Episode 1 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast. Episode 6 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Center.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julio’s brothers and him grew up free until the rebels took over the area when he was 6th.
  • Julio’s family moved to prevent the children to being forcibly recruited by rebel forces.
  • After high school, Julio moved to Colombia’s capital in Bogota where he worked as a messenger. That’s when he met people from his church who later took him to the U.S.
  • Julio’s first job as a messenger in Bogota.
  • Julio received his degree in Theology in Medellin.
  • How Julio met his wife who also works with him in the Church
  • Julio and his wife moved to the U.S. where they lived for 6 years when he completed his masters in divinity
  • While his father is illiterate and his mum has three years of school, his parents taught him to never forget where he came from and to serve
  • Julio had three jobs in Chicago: washing windows in -10 degrees Celsius, teaching Spanish and driving for a family. Also finishing his Masters degree and taking care of his children.
  • After 6 years in the U.S., Julio, his wife and his two sons return to Colombia to work in his church in peacebuilding.
  • Obstacles of working in faith –based issues and peacebuilding according to Julio
  • What it means for Julio to work in the intersection of faith and peacebuilding
  • Julio talks about his work with other ecumenical groups for peace and poverty alleviation
  • Julio’s take on the implementation of the Colombia’s peace agreement from a national and regional view
  • Julio’s own reconciliation process
  • Best career advice that Julio’s has received
  • How Julio and his wife manage his passion and make a living
  • Julio’s take on failure
  • Three things for a career of impact according to Julio

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Julio* grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks Julio managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and and never get back, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

Episode 1 of the Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Julio’s brothers and him grew up free until the rebels took over the area when he was 6th.
  • Julio’s family moved to prevent the children to being forcibly recruited by rebel forces.
  • After high school, Julio moved to Colombia’s capital in Bogota where he worked as a messenger. That’s when he met people from his church who later took him to the U.S.
  • Julio’s first job as a messenger in Bogota.
  • Julio received his degree in Theology in Medellin.
  • How Julio met his wife who also works with him in the Church
  • Julio and his wife moved to the U.S. where they lived for 6 years when he completed his masters in divinity
  • While his father is illiterate and his mum has three years of school, his parents taught him to never forget where he came from and to serve
  • Julio had three jobs in Chicago: washing windows in -10 degrees Celsius, teaching Spanish and driving for a family. Also finishing his Masters degree and taking care of his children.
  • After 6 years in the U.S., Julio, his wife and his two sons return to Colombia to work in his church in peacebuilding.
  • Obstacles of working in faith –based issues and peacebuilding according to Julio
  • What it means for Julio to work in the intersection of faith and peacebuilding
  • Julio talks about his work with other ecumenical groups for peace and poverty alleviation
  • Julio’s take on the implementation of the Colombia’s peace agreement from a national and regional view
  • Julio’s own reconciliation process
  • Best career advice that Julio’s has received
  • How Julio and his wife manage his passion and make a living
  • Julio’s take on failure
  • Three things for a career of impact according to Julio

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Are you ready for the future of work? Please Join PCDN’s 2018 Career Series to learn about the future of work and how to best prepare you.

Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.

Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action. Subscribe to our free Daily Newsletter

This episode was brought thanks to the Rotary Peace Center:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #15: The "Jackie Chan" of peace. The extraordinary life and career of Dr. Tatsushi Arai

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The “Jackie Chan” of Peace. The extraordinary life and career of Dr. Tatsushi Arai

From selling his car in order to purchase a plane ticket to Rwanda to teach to post-genocide survivors; to suffering malaria many times to working for peace in Nigeria (and half the planet). Dr. Tatsushi Arai has built an extraordinary career as a seasoned U.N. adviser; peacebuilding academic and practitioner. Dr. Tats career trajectory, his academic and practitioner credentials, his global practice should be the standard by which conflict resolution scholars and social change professionals should be measured. Listen to the closing episode of Season 3 to learn more about the life and (career) of Dr. Tats.

*This episode was recorded in the Fall of 2018

Episode 6 of Season 3 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Center.

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Where exactly does Dr. Tats lives and why he has a tri-national household
  • On Dr. Tats Japanese origins in mountainous japan with ice-cold water fishing heritage
  • Earlier influences of what influence Dr. Tats in Hiroshima, specially their ability to forgive
  • How Dr. Tats made a life-long promise to Hiroshima victims
  • In 1997, Dr. Tats traveled to post-genocide Rwanda as a permanent lecturer who came from a non-African context
  • How Dr. Tat bartered French skills in order to learn the language to be useful in Francophone Africa
  • How he sold his car to buy a ticket to Rwanda and how he negotiated his “pay” in the University of Rwanda for $250 dollars a month (local salary)
  • Tats or “Jackie Chan” guy taught genocide survivors and got malaria many times
  • Why he couldn’t explained mass graves and why he left Rwanda to pursue a PhD (where he was my classmate!)
  • How Dr. Tat fund his PhD (Hint: it took him two years)
  • Tats take on what a PhD can provide you for your career (both academically and as a practitioner)
  • On how Dr. Tats became a UN senior mediation adviser (appointment on a when-actually-employed basis) for the UN Department of Political Affairs.
  • Tats solution on how to solve the dilemma of how to gain Track 1 (government to government) experience to work at the U.N.
  • Tats and the importance of building connections
  • How to get our “fingers wet” in the world of training
  • Tats best career advice he has been given
  • Tats stories on failure and how he got the paparazzi
  • Tats three top tips for a career of impact

Links:

University of Rwanda

U.N Department of Political Affairs

Dr. Tats TedX UCSD

School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute

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This episode was brought thanks to the Rotary Peace Center:

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #16: Beyond success: how to find meaning in the work that you do with Larissa Demel Anguizola

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When your father is from the Check Republic, your mum is from Panama and you are raised in Germany, you truly get a global lens through which to navigate life (and work).

In Episode 5 of Season 6, you hear from Larissa Demel-Anguizola who is currently an MA candidate in Public Policy at LSE.  With an impressive work trajectory that started at AISEC as country director and ended up Global Head of Impact; to private sector experience, to regional leadership of youth engagement at the Special Olympics.

Beyond being a successful young professional, which she is by all accounts, Larisa shares how does she find meaning in the work that she does and why it is so important to not only rise to the top but to be an agent of change for this “unfinished world”.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

AISEC

Special Olympics

Masters of Public Policy at the London School of Economics

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Mar 20 2020

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Rank #17: Bridging the worlds of mindfulness and marketing. Paul Zelizer’s thriving social impact business

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A pioneer on the intersection of mindfulness and social impact business. Bridging the worlds of mindfulness and marketing, Paul is a thought leader, an entrepreneur, providing connection, advice and coaching to hundreds of conscious business leaders. Listen to Episode 3 of Season 3 to learn how Paul is changing the work with his mindful marketing approach.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up in the Hudson Valley, NY in a white, privileged community.
  • How Paul sees his mother as a role model who stepped out of the norm and has deeply impacted three generations.
  • How Paul sees the progressive Jewish influence in his family and his own life.
  • How Paul’s educational experience (college) was very painful and how he thrived in graduate school
  • His graduate degree in counseling with a psycho-neuro immunology approach in 1989 in Boston
  • Mindfulness is a 1billion dollar industry
  • How he has been since the beginning in the mindfulness trend
  • Paul’s move in 1993 and life in New Mexico
  • Paul’s 15 years of work (restorative justice, ending gender-based violence, masculinities) before he became a social entrepreneur
  • Paul’s take on NGO and/ or Social Enterprise and how they are false dichotomies
  • Paul’s definition of what a conscious entrepreneur is
  • Paul explains what his business is and the foundational tenets of Awarepreneurs
  • But how does he make a living? Paul explain his paulzelizer.com (marketing consulting) and Awarepreneurs (a network of 400 conscious impact entrepreneurs)
  • Paul’s work-life balance and burn-out prevention strategies
  • Paul’s best career advice he has received in his life
  • Paul’s failure story
  • Paul’s top three things to follow a career of impact

Links

Leslie University

Mindfulness-based stressed reduction

Books:

The Relaxation Response

No More Heroes

A different voice

Authentic Content Marketing

Soulshop

Paul Zelizer

Center for Greater Good

Awarepreneurs.com/podcast

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Oct 25 2018

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Rank #18: Grantmaking Practices with Feminist Values with Erin Williams

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If issues like structural inequality, race, class and gender deeply interest you, Erin William’s career in feminist issues as a radical listener, trust-based grant-maker and change manager is exactly what you have been looking for. Erin Williams has over 15 years of experience fighting for social justice.  

In Episode 12 of Season 6, Erin talks about how she informs her trust-based grantmaking practice with her many years of direct field experience, grassroots and volunteer work in Canada, the US, Jamaica, Botwsana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa.

She currently is the Program Director for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the Global Fund for Women.

To hear the episode click here.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

Key Links:

Global Fund for Women

World University Services of Canada

Masters of Social Work

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This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships

May 08 2020

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Rank #19: Don’t let your passport stop you and other South to South work stories with Christian Cito Cirhigiri

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Like the series Friends, the days of having “Northern Experts” working in the Global South are so 1990s.  Now, not only do we have Netflix but also it is possible to find a Congolese peace activist and researcher that live and work in Bogotá, Colombia.  Yes. This episode is dedicated to exploring the life and career of Christian Cito Cirhigiri. With eight years experience supporting youth participation in peace building processes in Eastern Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Colombia.  Christian is the founder of Peacemaker 360, a global campaign that connects young peace building professionals through storytelling.  He currently is leading a countrywide study funded by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.  In Episode 4 of Season 4 you will hear how Christian Cito is NOT afraid of using his passport and changing the world.  Today in Bogotá…. And next? Stay tuned.

Episode 4 of Season 4 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship and the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Christian Cito earlier years from Eastern Congo. He is a twin.  Cito means: “second born”. He comes from a family of 11.  Growing up, born in 1987 he enjoyed his childhood.
  • His experience with peace-related topics began in 1994 with the Rwanda genocide as refugees arrived. Christian was shocked to see the refugees speaking a foreign language.
  • How young Christian made friends with Remi, a Rwandan refugee taught him how to ride a bike.
  • A rebellion in DRC to overthrown Mobutu’s dictatorship prompted Christian to become a refugee himself.
  • At a very early age, it was clear that Christian was curious and eager to learn more about his surroundings (the conflict, the refugees)
  • How Christian got his scholarship to study in Kenya his undergraduate in Community Development
  • Christian returns in 2010 to DRC to work for a Dutch-based organization for 2 years where he started focusing on his work on youth and peacebuilding
  • In 2012 he started his own non –profit that engages young people in arts and communication
  • He was then selected to be a part of this Obama’s Initiative Young African Leadership Initiative.
  • How he met President Obama in 2014 with other 500 African leaders
  • At the same time, he was preparing his application to Notre Dame for the MA in International Peace from 2014-2016
  • Founded two non–profits already: Bukabu Youth Action Center and Peace360
  • Christian reflects on his trajectory: on mentors and compassion
  • How did Christian landed his first job with the Dutch-based organization
  • Christian’s volunteering experience as a way to deal with un-employment
  • Christian reflects on his Masters experience at the Kroc Institute
  • Why did Christian developed his interest in communication and peacebuilding and how he developed Peace360 in 2016 covering 4000 activists stories in 45 countries and working on a group that will be launched at the end of June 2019
  • Christian’s work in Colombia
  • Similarities and differences between Colombia and Congo according to Christian
  • What Christian likes and what drives him crazy in Colombia
  • Why Christian’s field experience and knowledge gave him an edge and got his Colombian jobs
  • How south-to-south relations as a way to enter into the peacebuilding field
  • Christian’s take on going to grad school
  • Grad school as a way to prevent burn-out from really protracted and stressful environments
  • What does it mean to travel with a DRC passport? The realities of south-to-south travelling with certain passports
  • Key skills for the future of Peacebuilding and Development
  • On the importance of developing original thinking
  • Top three things that folks should do to develop a career of impact

Links:

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Mar 27 2019

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Rank #20: Sanam Anderlini on "Don’t become a gender expert, always bring a gender lens"

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One of the main leaders behind Resolution 1325 and other groundbreaking U.N. Resolutions that changed the way women and gender issues are integrated in the global architecture for peace making. Equal parts scholar and activist and a thought leader who is responsible in part for the huge advancement of women, peace and negotiations in the last decade. Listen to Episode 4 of Season 3 to learn about the life and incredible professional trajectory of Sanam Anderlini.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she grew up in Iran until the age of 11
  • Growing up during the Iranian revolution and she was sent abroad
  • 10 days turned 7 years
  • The experience of the Iranian revolution shaped her life to pursue a career in conflict transformation
  • Her BA is in English Literature and a MA in Social Anthropology
  • How she got her job at International Alert as assistant to speechwriter and later a ghostwriter
  • How at International Alert Sanam worked with some of the earlier work on gender and peacebuilding with Hutu and Tutsis women
  • In 1998, IA organized an event in Queens College bringing one of the first meetings of women working in conflict areas, and that inspired Sanam to continue the work on women and peacemaking
  • Sanam speaks about how WRITING well has been the key skill to her career
  • Sanam participated and was behind the campaign Women Building Peace from the Village Council to the Negotiation Table: an advocacy campaign with grassroots activism, peace prize and an advocacy arm to seek UN Council Resolutions
  • The importance of building partnerships and the power of collaboration
  • How Sanam was able to live on a modest salary in order to pursue her calling of organizing the global campaign for women
  • How her work on peace and conflict prevention is also her calling, her way of life and how she exercises self-care
  • Sanam talks about how she moved to the US when her children were small and started working at Hunt Alternatives
  • Sanam reflects on being a UN consultant which drove her to the idea to start her own NGO ICAN
  • Sanam shares a story of how she back-chanelled with the UN Security Council as she took care of her sick child in her living room
  • The story of how she incorporated and grow her NGO, ICAN
  • Advice from Sanam about starting your NGO and reflects on the issues of NGO funding
  • Sanam reflects on working for various UN agencies
  • Why NGOs give you the best experience and best skills possible to take on any job
  • The importance of having field experience
  • Sanam shares the best career advice she has received in her life
  • Sanam reflects on the benefits of having multiple skills
  • Sanam reflects on failure as a source of adaptation and creativity
  • Sanam’s top three things to pursue a career of impact

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Nov 08 2018

1hr 6mins

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