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Featuring Innovator, Peacebuilder, Artist, Nonprofit Management Specialist and Rotary Peace Fellow (from Uppsala University) Marcus Tan de Bibiana. Marcus shares strategic ways in which his personal interests such as art, wellness & conflict resolution became professional areas. Over his career to date, Marcus has engaged in diverse roles including…
 
Behind the Canadian-career consulting firm and very popular Tweeter account MomentswithBren is the amazing Brenda McWilson-Okorogba. Originally from Nigeria, Brenda is an award-winning service and learning experience designer, grant writer, facilitator and an applied positive Psychology coach with over 9-years of experience ideating, designing and …
 
Episode 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast explores the links between sustainability and investing with with Zach Stein. Zach is the co-founder of Carbon Collective which utilizes finances to solve climate change. This episode talks about how he started as a worm farmer to co-founding Carbon Collective. Zach shares his experience and tips on sus…
 
Are purpose and profit incompatible or possible? Adriana Dawson sits with Dr. Craig and Dr. Catalina to share how her vast experience in different sectors led her to her current position as Head of Community Engagment in one of the biggest private telecomunication corporations in the U.S. "Honor your skills" in terms of identifying what you bring t…
 
In Episode 1 of Season 9 we sit down to interview Balkis Chaabane and explore how being a recipient of numerous Fellowships has helped leverage her impact career. Originally from Tunisia, Balkis is currently doing her MA at the Lebanese American University and has received multiple prestigious fellowships. In this conversation, she shares very hone…
 
Closing Season 8 I sit with Dr. Joshua Weiss who is one of the top scholars in the field of Negotiations in the U.S. and probably the world. If you are thinking about a career in negotiation, look no further. A grad of the PhD Program at the Carter Center (GMU University), Dr. Weiss is the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard …
 
Not a straight line. Not a boring life. The quest for meaning is not easy but is attainable as is the fabulous story of Jim O'Neil. After twists and turns Jim leaves his once engineering career to become an International Development professional for major INGOS such as CRS and Mercy Corps. In Episode 19 of Season 8, listen how Jim leaves his engine…
 
How does a career in public policy look like? How can a PhD help enhance a career in public policy? To help answer these questions listen to Sergio Hernandez Mendoza story. Sergio has 10 years planning, monitoring and evaluation public policies with international organization and in his native Mexico. He was appointed as Senior Policy Adviser to th…
 
Eric Ressler is the founder and creator of Cosmic by Design, a design agency that helps social impact organizations look better, tell their stories better and become digital wizards and overall increase their engagement and impact. In Episode 17 of Season 8, listen to how Eric dropped out of college and freelanced his way to creating a super succes…
 
Dr. Josefina Echavarria has one of the coolest jobs on the planet. She oversees the implementation and verification of Peace Agreements. If peace processes were forests, she would be the “The Peace Ranger”. This is the first time a university-based research center has played such a direct role in supporting the implementation of a peace agreement, …
 
Devon is a Bay Area-native capacity builder with 12+ years of partnering with social entrepreneurs and founders. Be it a refugee crisis, youth empowerment, education, philanthropy, network building, systems change, and climate crises. Devon is there to co-create strategy and implementation solutions for greater equity. In Episode 15 of Season 8, li…
 
“If you have privilege, use it to do good” is just one of the many tips that came out of an amazing conversation with poverty and development researcher Dr. Soumya Balasubramanya. Soumya’s research focuses on poverty and development challenges in Asia and Africa at the nexus of water, food, health and energy. Her methods include program evaluation,…
 
Nonprofit executive turned parallel entrepreneur. Yes. Because life and careers turn up a bit different than plans. Kelly Nagle, has over a decade of experience working as a senior NGO officer in leadership and development capacities and currently is running not one but two social enterprises. In Episode 13 of Season 8, listen to Kelly’s fascinatin…
 
How does a career fighting social inequality look like? Look no further as I sit down with one of the world’s expert in social inequality: Ben Phillips. Ben Phillips is the author of the book How to Fight Inequality. He advises the UN, governments and civil society organizations. He is Launch Director of the Fight Inequality Alliance. He has lived …
 
This week’s guest story starts with a healthy food business and evolves into one of the biggest most successful business philanthropy efforts working with 3k business and over 220M giving impacts called B1G1. Masami Sato is originally from Japan. Masami has lived in over 30 countries in 5 continents. She is a teacher, translator, natural food chef …
 
If you ask me who is the face of the XXI century peacebuilder professional, I would say its Manal El Tayar. Manal is a Rotary Peace Fellow, trilingual development professional with 7+ years of experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation skills in the fields of economic development and peace & justice transformation. Manal has rep…
 
How you can become an art curator, produce global art exhibits that travel the world and work with Peace Laureates. Sounds amazing right? It’s hard but very possible and Ashley Woods tells you how he is doing it. Ashley Woods is an internationally recognized curator, project manager and producer. From his “Making Peace” exhibit that has been to 13 …
 
Episode 8 of Season 8 is possible thanks to the support of The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence. At the cutting edge of peacebuilding/development research and practice; winner of 2020 Book of the Year by the Conflict Research Society with the book “Reclaiming everyday peace: local…
 
After over a decade working in the medical humanitarian field, Ayako Tsujika, transitioned to work full time in peacebuilding. She is currently working at the Africa Department of JICA, Japan International Cooperation Agency, as a country officer since last summer, and is going to work on its governance and peacebuilding programs in Ivory Coast (in…
 
Where philanthropy, impact investment, peace and equality meet we find Randy Newcomb. With a career trajectory that spans for decades in areas that range from urban local community-based organization (CBO) work in the city of San Francisco; to globally expanding the organization, Humanity United, which focuses on peacebuilding and human trafficking…
 
What happens when the inner markers of success do not match your calling? This is how Mariette Fourmeaux du Sartel initiated her counterintuitive and yet profound transformational journey to transforming the U.S. prison system. In Episode 5 of Season 8 listen how a profound meditation session led to a prison visit, which led to organizing TEDx Talk…
 
Now more than ever we need all hands-on deck to deal with and heal from deep-rooted divisions in our societies. From practitioners with formal training in conflict transformation to every day folks, we need the tools to navigate the waters of disinformation, fear and intolerance. In Episode 4 of Season 8, I sit down with Melody Stanford Martin who …
 
Burnout, grief, stress, grief. These are the core of the issues that Jenn Weidman’s social enterprise, Space Bangkok, is dedicated to solve/transform in the social impact professional community. In Episode 3 of Season 8, listen how after 17 years of being a peacebuilding professional, Jenn “jumped” into the unknown and founded Space Bangkok. How sc…
 
After 2020 we all know a thing of two about disasters. But there are folks like Yotam Polizer who have built amazing careers providing humanitarian relief at a global scale. Yotam Polizer is CEO of Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO active in 15 counties including Israel, U.S., Italy and currently very busy with Covid-19 victims. Under Yotam’s leade…
 
How can you study electro-mechanical engineer to then found a construction company focused on historical renovations to end up leading a cutting-edge research and policy driven organization focused on developing frameworks for peace? In Episode 1 of Season 8, listen to the interesting life and career story of Michael Collins, who leads the Institut…
 
Dr. Young is an independent author, trainer, consultant, with many years practical and academic experience in the area of negotiation, mediation and conflict management skills. In Episode 19 of Season 7, listen to why Dr. Mark Young believes that humans urge to play is greater than humans urge to fight. Dr. Young has been thinking about and playing…
 
In the U.S., a remarkable respected civil rights attorney; professor; inequality expert started his journey in difficult circumstances, escaping the horrors of war and international sanctions; being buried in quicksand and facing layoffs as well as rejection from grad school. This is the story of Ehsan Zaffar. In Episode 18 of Season 7, Ehsan share…
 
She is a female CEO and President of one of the biggest International Development/Education NGOs worldwide, IREX. How did Dr. Kristin Lord arrive to the top? If you think she planned it all carefully, please listen how you can get to the top without planning every second of your life or having a 10-year plan. In Episode 17 of Season 7, Dr Lord’s ex…
 
For the past 3 years, Jessika Portney was a manager of Leadership Programs at the prestigious Brookings Institution. That is, until 2020. If this year is a lemon, let’s hear what type of lemonade Jessika made. Far from letting her layoff define her, she used this adversity to fulfill her dreams of becoming a leadership and life coach. In Episode 16…
 
Wai Wai Nu has global notoriety as a champion of democracy and human rights as attested by her many accolades including Time Magazine Next Gen Leader; Hillary Clinton Awards; Young Global Leader; Impact Hero by Earth Company, among others. In Episode 15 of Season 7 Wai Wai shares her story as a political-prisoner in her native Myanmar. Far from let…
 
This is a must-hear episode for everyone interested in peacebuilding. Originally from Egypt, and originally trained as a lawyer, Dr. Amr Abdalla has built an extraordinary career as a researcher, academic, teacher, trainer, story-teller and overall good human. In Episode 14 of Season 7 Dr. Amr Abdalla walks us through his journey in Egypt as a youn…
 
What happens when you bring a journalist to the show? The guest doesn’t only want to answer questions, she interviewed me [show host] as well. Welcome to a special episode of The Social Change Career Podcast with Kara Andrade and Catalina Rojas. In Episode 12 of Season 7 Kara Andrade tells the story of how her family immigrated from Guatemala to th…
 
Fiona Macaulay works at the intersection of innovation, leadership and global development. She’s a serial social entrepreneur, educator and field-builder. In Episode 11* of Season 7, Fiona shares how her leadership experience initiated in her involvement in student-led business. Fiona talks about her “fateful coffee” that changed the course of her …
 
Kerstin Tebbe is the networking whisperer. An international development/humanitarian response professional interested in non-traditional approaches to change across all sectors. If you think networking is just to there to help you get jobs, you are in for a huge surprise. Networking is skill, a strategy to advance your career and also a tool to aff…
 
If you ever wondered what is an academic entrepreneur, this is your episode. Dr. Patricia Marquez, serves in a dual role at the University of San Diego as the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Innovation and as Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Getting into and completing a PhD is hard. Finding tenure work as an academic i…
 
Forbes30under30, Ashoka Fellow, CEO and co-founder of a social enterprise, brilliant engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, Pablo Santaeufemia is by all measures a bright impact professional. Beyond degrees, languages spoken and accomplishments, Pablo is very intentional of how he wants to expand the space of entrepreneurship for all. In Episode…
 
A career in the arts is hard enough, a career in the arts as a tool for positive social change is even harder. If you are passionate about how to build a successful career integrating the arts into social change, you need to listen to Sara Lahayne's story. A life-long dancer who channeled her love for the arts and created an incredible organization…
 
Author of the Book “The Values String: A book of Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace”. Ukpeme Akpan Okon is a lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, author, mediator, Ambassador for Peace and musician. In Episode 3 of Season 7, Ukpeme shares about her 15 year long career as a lawyer. A pioneer in her work and founder of many org…
 
Wainright defied the inherent odds of socio-economic inefficiencies, and now works every day to empower the thousands of young people who are vulnerable and victims of the failed education and workforce development systems through his very own edutech incubator: TRIBE. In Episode 1 of Season 7 Wain will tell you how to build not only your career of…
 
Opening a brand-new season is a perfect example of career success in the social good space and then some. Former peace corps volunteer, career coach, PhD student, professional photographer, mother, and also a PCDN. Global advisory member: Jennifer Bangoura. In Episode 1 of Season 7 Jennifer tells us her time with the Peace Corps living and working …
 
Closing the best season in the history of the Social Change Career podcast is Ryan Gawn, an award-winning advocacy and strategic communications specialist. Ryan has advised Heads of State and two United Nations Secretary-Generals as well as designed and led campaigns across the globe in corporate, diplomatic and non-profit roles. In Episode 19 of S…
 
If you wonder how to combine a career in the private sector and business development with international development and gender inclusion, this is your chance to hear from Ellen Maynes who is part of the Gender and Economic Inclusion Group at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group- which is focused on working with th…
 
Is it possible to run your own business firm while simultaneously lead an international peace and development organization? For Bolivian native and Houston resident Ximena Murillo, not only is it possible, it is her life. In Episode 17 of Season 6, Ximena, a Rotary Peace Fellow (class 24), shares how she has been able to hold positions in the priva…
 
The haves versus the have nots. Can you do good using the market? Can you produce structural, long -term positive social change using investing and private capital? “How do I even dare to ask such questions and heck yeah” are Howard Fischer’s answers to my capitalist-skeptical questions. And watch me sweat as do an honest effort to understanding ho…
 
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 pr…
 
From school dropout to PhD. Meet one of the worlds tops experts in Peace Education: Phill Gittins. Phill has received multiple awards for his contributions to peace and social change, including the Rotary Peace Fellowship. In Episode 13 of Season 6, Phill shares how he has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries across 6 continents and ta…
 
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…
 
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