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The Change Makers Podcast

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The Change Makers Podcast aims to raise awareness about changes needed in our behavior, in our society, and in our economy in order to preserve our planet and live more sustainable.

Season 2 of this podcast has a clear focus: the SDGs. We have only one decade left to achieve the UN's SDGs and we need to speed up the process to make it happen.

This podcast puts in the spotlight international thinkers and initiatives that are helping us get one step closer to the goals and will hopefully inspire listeners to start their own initiatives, in their own communities.

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SDG 13: On greenwashing, activism and spirituality
Karry is a research and purpose consultant, helping companies implement the triple bottom line and re-imagine business as a force for good. As a B Corp Ambassador, she guides companies along their journey to becoming a Certified B Corporation and advocates for the B Corp movement in Germany, to raise awareness through community building and event creation.  Her research insights on the topic of purpose, brand activism and greenwashing are published on SustainableFashionMatterz.com and her own blog on karryschwettmann.com. In today's episode, we talk about greenwashing, the rise of B corps and purpose-driven companies, activism and spirituality.  Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
30:59
October 21, 2020
SDG 5: Warrior Women Leading with Karla Morales-Lee
Karla Morales-Lee is a thought-leader, community chief, brand strategist, and designer of unique experiences. Over the past 15 years, she has founded four businesses, one of which she sold. Today, she leads two ground-breaking businesses, both of which exist to accelerate positive change. Founded in 2018, her consultancy New Breed advises organizations on how to be a force for good, helping them to identify and co-design ways to grow their business through positive societal and environmental impact. In 2011 she saw a need to support social entrepreneurs to thrive (rather than just survive) and created The Warrior Women Network, which has quickly evolved to an app-based support and collaboration platform for female entrepreneurs pioneering new solutions to the problems that matter.  More on New Breed.  More on The Warrior Women Network.  In today's episode, we talk about gender equality, the challenges of women leading impactful projects, and the need for more collaboration to lead positive projects.  Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com
46:46
October 15, 2020
SDG 8: Women & Informal Economy with Jaagruti Didwania & Sejal Maheshwari
Jaagruti Didwania and Sejal Maheshwari are 2 inspiring women who are co-leading the Blue Divide project, an endeavour to amplify the lives, voices, struggles and strengths of women confined by the intersectional divide created by gender, class, and the nature of work in the informal economy. Jaagruti is most passionate about women’s rights and equality and wants to use market-oriented solutions to solve some of the issues being faced by women today and Sejal is particularly passionate about women empowerment and continues to pick her battles on a day-to-day basis. More on The Blue Divide: https://www.bluedivide.org/ In today’s episode, we talk about the informal economy and its challenges, women working in the informal economy and how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions of workers active in the informal economy. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
35:46
October 8, 2020
SDG 7: Storytelling for a Green & Resilient Future
Lenka Homolka is a storyteller & marketer on a mission to help clean-tech companies find their rightful spot on the market. She places them as thought leaders and creates their future-proof tales that empower everyday people in making a positive difference in the world. For the last 6 years, she is guiding companies, NGOs, communities & policy-makers through development, innovation, and implementation of their own inspiring (tech)tales to bring the Bright Tale for humanity. She is a creator of GET, a sustainable toothpaste tube made for the whole society, not only the green bubble. More about Lenka: https://lenkahomolka.com/ More on GET: https://www.wearekontra.com/get In today’s episode, we discuss Clean & Affordable #Energy 💡, what holds us back from employing it and what are the underlying behavioral patterns of change towards a green & resilient future. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
24:32
September 29, 2020
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities with Giulia Marzetti
Giulia Marzetti is an engineer that works as a project manager for a portfolio of sustainable transport and energy projects. Giulia is the driving Persona of the European Footprints, a multimedia project raising awareness about the SDGs through storytelling; she is also a Local Leader for the Women@EIT initiative, where she supports women in science and entrepreneurship. Currently, Giulia is a Project Officer at the European Commission and the viewpoints she has expressed in this interview are not the ones of her employer. In today’s episode, we reflect on the SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, sustainable urban development, lessons after COVID, the need for a localized, systemic, and participatory approach to urban planning and community resilience. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
25:55
September 10, 2020
SDG 4: Education for life with Floris Koot
Floris Koot (1958, the Netherlands) is an experienced public speaker, writer, trainer, and since 2004, an active creative innovator in education. He is co-founder of Knowmads Business school Amsterdam and was involved in several other education startups.  Floris studied to be a Teacher of Dramatic Arts and Integral Psychology. During his journey, he worked in many creative professions, from actor to DJ, from illustrator to event designer. As a teacher, he always challenges mindsets and explores new possibilities. He helps students find their own answers. Find out more about Floris’ educational approach on his blog More about Floris' work on his personal website More on Knowmads here   In today’s episode, we reflect on the biggest challenges of education systems worldwide and how they are in contradiction with our human nature, we explore what should be the bigger purpose of learning and how it can better reflect the reality of the 21st century. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
36:19
June 24, 2020
SDG 7: Inclusion, equality and energy transition with Johannah Maher
Johannah Maher is the CEO and Co-founder of IMPACTR, an impact-tech startup company with a mission to inspire millions of people to do small things that together make a big impact.   More on IMPACTR: https://www.impactr.world/ Prior to becoming an impact-entrepreneur, Johannah was an executive at the world´s largest wind energy company, specialized in high-tech product development and value engineering.  Johannah is a recognized industry expert in renewable energy and a fierce advocate for equality and social change. In today’s episode, we talk about the energy transition, the relationship between inclusion, equality, and the clean energy transition movement. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
26:50
June 9, 2020
SDG 12: Towards circularity in the furniture industry with Robert Milder
Robert Milder is a designer, an environmentalist and the founder of Van de Sant- a sustainable design furniture company that makes fully circular furniture using recycled plastic gathered from land and oceans. Yet as sustainability gets more and more popular, the traditional furniture industry still uses more than two billion trees annually to make its products; trees cut legally and illegally. Van de Sant started with the mission to stop deforestation and plastic pollution. More on Van de Sant here: https://www.vandesant.com/ In this episode we talk about responsible production and consumption, the challenges in the furniture industry, and the opportunity to shift towards full circularity. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
24:35
June 4, 2020
SDG 3: Fighting cyberbullying with Agita Pasaribu
Agita Pasaribu is a child online protection enthusiast, cyberbullying policy analyst, and founder of bully.id - a future mobile app that combines psychology and law principles to proactively identify bullying & cyberbullying with an AI-analysis.  Over a decade, she has been working closely with the UN, ITU, and WHO.  Agita is a proud Fred. J. Hansen fellow, TEDx Speaker and Global Strategic Leadership Award 2019 “Social Cause Category" receiver. In today’s episode we cover cyberbullying, regulations around bullying and harassment online, and its impact on mental health. If you like this episode or want to learn more about projects advancing the UN's 2030 agenda, subscribe to this show! Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
30:39
May 28, 2020
SDG 9: Design for Human Connection with Larissa Menocci
Larissa Menocci is a communication professional, tech entrepreneur and human connection designer. She is an expert on how to use Design Thinking for team development. Since 2011 she has facilitated hundreds of workshops in three continents leading tens of teams to business success. Larissa is a Hyper Island alumni, partner of MakeTeamWork, co-founder of Teaming and she is continuously striving to make people work together better. Teaming is an app designed for remote teams to build trust, alignment, and a healthy culture. In this episode we talk about the future of work, team development, and designing for human connection. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
26:44
May 25, 2020
SDG 17: Change through systems and futures thinking with Alisha Bhagat
Alisha Bhagat is a senior strategist at Forum for the Future, a sustainability non-profit working globally with business, government and other organizations to solve complex problems.  More on Forum for the Future.  Follow Forum for the Future on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. In today’s episode, Alisha and I reflect on SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals. We discuss global solidarity in the midst of the global pandemic, we talk about the need to shift to long term oriented decision making at national and international levels and the need for global decision-makers to incorporate systems thinking in their processes. Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
25:29
May 14, 2020
SDG 11: Housing is a basic human right with Pratik Parmar
Pratik Parmar is a business developer at Build up Nepal, an organization empowering local people in Nepal to use local material to rebuild their own villages. Build up Nepal works as an implementation partner for INGOs, NGOs, and local entrepreneurs focusing on community-driven reconstruction and supporting local entrepreneurship. More about the project here: https://www.buildupnepal.com/ In today’s episode, we talk about SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. We reflect on what makes a city sustainable, what are the major challenges in urban planning, and the changes needed in the way we build and manage our urban spaces. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
21:02
May 12, 2020
SDG 17: Building an ecosystem to achieve the SDGs
Jeremy Liddle, Christian Walter, and David Galipeau are founding partners at SDGx, a global technology venture capital and advisory group offering a full-service ecosystem to achieve the SDGs. SDGx does integral investments in deep tech startups, provides tech transfer venture building and consulting services as well as conducts research on the impact of technology in society.  More on the work of SDGx here.  In today’s episode, we discuss about impact investing, systems change, and building partnerships for a sustainable development ecosystem. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
39:00
May 7, 2020
SDG 8: From growth to good quality of life for all with Dorian Furlonger
Dorian Furlonger is a creative writer and explorer of ideas to enable EVERYONE to achieve a good quality of life, on a sustainable basis, treating our diversity of cultures and viewpoints not as a basis for conflict but as a rich knowledge resource that we can draw upon in mutually constructive ways. His books include “Quality of Life for All” and "It’s Time for Politics to Grow Up”. For reference on the principles and thinking techniques discussed in this podcast, have a look at: Thinking Techniques when searching for political solutions The principles proposed to enable us to move towards a sustainable quality of life for all. In this episode, we challenge the growth paradigm that has been guiding our political and economic decision making, we reflect on what is a good quality of life for all and the changes needed in our political and economic systems to achieve it. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
43:47
May 5, 2020
SDG 17: Leveraging fintech to scale green finance with Marianne Haahr
Marianne Haahr is the executive director at Green Digital Finance Alliance- a private-public partnership between the UN environment program and ANT Financial to leverage digital technology to scale green digital finance.  https://greendigitalfinancealliance.org/ In this episode, we discuss the challenges of the current financial system,  the current COVID-19 situation and the impact of this crisis on the economic and financial systems, we reflect on green finance and the need to scale it globally. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-chan…-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
28:04
May 1, 2020
SDG 4: Shifting towards experiential learning with Sudebi Thakurata and Probal Banerjee
Sudebi Thakurata and Probal Banerjee are the co-founders of D.epicentre, a transdisciplinary design collecting that uses a diversity of skills and approaches in delivering a unique pedagogy and learning experiences. D.epicentre has a vision about shifts in patterns of thinking, in looking at the bigger picture, connecting the dots and changing the way we see ourselves in relation to the world around. For more info about their work, check Sudebi’s and Probal’s profiles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudebi/ https://linkedin.com/in/probal/ In this episode, we talk about learning as a process of inquiry in experiential, immersive, participatory and contextual ways.  We reflect on the impact of the global pandemic on education and the opportunity to rethink the purpose and process of learning. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-change-makers-podcast/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
42:21
April 28, 2020
SDG 8: Accelerating opportunities for African youth with Stayce Nimusiima
Stayce Nimusiima is a freelancer and consultant working on innovation and communication projects that have the ultimate goal for behavioural change and social impact. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.  We explore what is decent work, and how the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting it, we discuss the issue of unemployment, and the opportunities coming out of the current crisis, such as shaping the future of work. Find out more about Stayce's work: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staycenimusiima/ Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
31:31
April 23, 2020
SDG 10: Building confidence within children from disadvantaged communities with Jigyasa Labroo
Jigyasa Labroo is the founder and CEO @ Slam Out Loud, an organization that uses performance and visual arts to enable children from disadvantaged communities to find their voice through creative expression.   Find more about Slam Out Loud at: https://slamoutloud.com/ In this episode, we reflect on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities and how the current COVID pandemic is exposing the inequalities in our society. We talk about the potential of implementing a Universal Basic Income as a potential solution to inequality and an opportunity to rethink our socio-economic systems. Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
28:14
April 21, 2020
SDG 17: Challenging organization models with Silvia Remotti, Fabrizio Pierandrei, and Stefano Anfossi
Silvia Remotti, Stefano Anfossi, and Fabrizio Pierandrei are members of the PACO design collaborative - an open organization that uses the potential of design and education in fostering social innovation, sustainable behaviors, and business opportunities. PACO believes that our organization models are inadequate for the reality of the 21st century. We are faced with global problems, yet we continue to have national or regional political decision making.  During the Industrial Revolution, we have managed to go beyond our physical limits. With the next revolution, we should be able to go beyond our social limits. In this episode we dive into Sustainable Development 17: Partnership for the Goals and how can we reframe the way we look at reality, how can we remodel the way we live and work, and how can we collaborate to build a better world. Learn more about PACO Design Collaborative at: http://www.pacollaborative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
23:35
April 14, 2020
SDG 3: Reflecting on healthcare in Bangladesh with Sadia Afrin
Sadia Afrin is a community builder, teacher coach and curriculum developer who, for the last years, has been researching and working at the intersection of conscious leadership and mental health.  In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing.  We explore the biggest challenge in achieving this goal in Bangladesh, the interdependence of health with other areas such as climate action and poverty, and we reflect on detaching access to healthcare from economic status. Connect with Sadia Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
27:25
April 9, 2020
SDG 4: Providing free quality education to all with Neelesh Bhatia
Neelesh Bhatia is the co-founder of Akadasia, a group of highly experienced educators, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers & technology professionals who are on a mission – to provide free access to a good, quality education to all in Asia. Akadasia believes that education is freedom & that good quality education is a basic human right that should be easily accessible to all regardless of their gender, race and/or economic background. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 4: Access to Quality Education, the differences between private and public education when it comes to quality and access, the role of parents in the educational journey of their children.  Learn more about Akadasia at: http://akadasia.com/ Questions we explore in this episode: What is quality education? What do you think about public vs private education when it comes to quality and access? What do you think are the biggest challenges in achieving SDG 4? What needs to change or adapt to our current education models? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
24:26
April 2, 2020
SDG 17: Building partnerships to tackle complex problems with Merel van der Woude and Hanja Holm
Merel van der Woude and Hanja Holm are the Creative Director and Managing Director at Butterfly Works, a social design studio pioneering the use of co-creation and design thinking in international development. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. We explore the opportunities and challenges in collaborating across borders and sectors and the value of using a human-centered design approach in bringing different stakeholders around the same table.  Learn more about Butterfly Works at https://www.butterflyworks.org/ Questions we explore in this episode: What do you think are the challenges that we need to overcome as a global society to be able to achieve SDG 17? What paradigm shifts need to happen for governments, the private sector, and civil society to start working together? How do we convince stakeholders to let their interests and priorities aside when it comes to achieving the SDGs? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
29:01
March 31, 2020
SDG 3: Systemic change for an inclusive global health system with Margianta Surahman
Margianta Surahman is the spokesperson of Youth Movement for FCTC, the framework convention on tobacco control in Indonesia. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. We explore how the outbreak of the COVID-19, the coronavirus has been revealing the loopholes we have in our global health systems and the need for a systemic change to focus on prevention instead of a reaction to such crises.  We also talk about the terrible effects of the NCDs, the non-communicable diseases, caused by alcohol and tobacco, and how governments, as well as individuals, should start taking action to tackle them from a systemic perspective. Learn more about FCTC at https://www.fctcuntukindonesia.org/ Questions we explore in this episode: What are the biggest challenges when tackling SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being? What can we learn from this corona outbreak and from how countries are tackling this issue? What kind of systemic change do we need and who should involve in creating this systemic change? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
36:05
March 24, 2020
SDG 12: Closing the plastic waste loop locally with Jan Jaap Folmer
Jan Jaap Folmer is the founder of Upp! UpCycling Platic, who wants to contribute to at least 100 zero waste cities in at least 10 countries by 2025. Upp! designs and builds Upp! Circular Plastic Factories or Upp! Mobile production units to process mixed plastic waste streams into durable and recyclable building materials. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, plastic pollution, and the changes needed in our infrastructure to transition to a circular economy model.  Learn more about Upp! at: https://www.upcyclingplastic.com/en/ Questions we explore in this episode: Why is plastic such a big problem?  Who should take responsibility, the producer, the consumer, the government? What needs to change in the current infrastructure and who would be the main players in facilitating this change? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
21:24
March 20, 2020
SDG 17: The challenges of our economic model with Tom Ansell
Tom Ansell is the founder and CEO at Whyable, who has the vision to have a positive impact on the world by improving the global political and economic system from the inside. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals, the challenges in our current economic model, the paradigm shifts that need to happen so that we can achieve the 2030 goals.  Learn more about Whyable at: https://whyable.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Whyable/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/whyabletech?lang=en Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/whyable/ Questions we explore in this episode: What is the importance of collaboration and partnership building to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? What is the importance of entrepreneurship in building partnerships for the SDGs? What do you think are the challenges that we need to overcome as a global society to be able to collaborate for the SDGs? What paradigm shifts need to happen for governments, the private sector, and civil society to start working together? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: studioalexandragurita.com/
22:52
March 17, 2020
SDG 2: Collaborating for an inclusive food system with Christine Gould
Christine Gould is the founder and CEO at Thought For Food, who is on a quest to bring more creativity and collaboration into the food and agriculture industry. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, the complexity of our food system, and the power of collaboration and innovation to change our food systems for the better. Sign up to the TFF Labs and shape the future of our food systems: https://tffdigitallabs.org/ Questions we explore in this episode: How is the next generation uniquely equipped to help achieve zero hunger? What is the importance of collaboration and innovation to change our food systems for the better? Beyond SDG 2: What makes our food systems so complex? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Thought For Food on Social Media: Facebook & Instagram: @thoughforfoodorg  Twitter: @thoughtforfood_ LinkedIn: @Thought For Food Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: https://studioalexandragurita.com/
30:26
March 10, 2020
SDG 4: Increasing Civic Engagement with Jennifer Pfister
Jennifer Pfister is a social entrepreneur working towards a vision of increasing civic engagement and bringing communities closer together. In this episode, we dive into Sustainable Development Goal 4: Access to Quality Education and the power of young people and communities in creating positive impact and leading the path towards transformative change. Questions we explore in this episode: What do you perceive as quality education and can we achieve that by 2030? What do you think are the biggest challenges in education? What is currently stopping governments/companies/educational institutions from overcoming these challenges? What is Impactify and what is its mission? How do you think Impactify contributes to SDG 4? How can we educate young people to become changemakers in their own communities? Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/change.makers.stories/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: Chill Cole- Amber Lights Art Cover: https://studioalexandragurita.com/
23:55
March 6, 2020
Episode 33: Change through environment-centered design with Nicole A.A Calistri
Nicole Calistri is an advocate for the environment-centred design and the co-creator of the Planet Centric Deck. She is also the founder of Envision, a collective of designers, researchers and strategists who work on producing eco-responsible solutions. Find out more at: https://envision.london https://www.trytriggers.com/blogposts/how-to-design-for-the-planet https://www.trytriggers.com/shop/planet-centric-deck Contact Nicole: na_ac@outlook.com Questions: 01:02 What were the experiences that impacted you the most? 5:38 What is the role of design in facilitating change and the role of a designer? 8:30 How do we change behavior? 12:25 What is environment-centered design? 17:17 What is the Planet-Centric Deck and who should use it? 19:52 What is the feedback from the teams that applied the deck? 12:20 What is the importance of asking "What If" questions in the creation, ideation phase? 24:34 What are the changes that we should start tackling right away? 26:18 Change coming from the industry vs from people 28:22 What is the change or impact that you would like to create through your work? 30:33 Advice for the listeners of this podcast If you liked this episode, subscribe to the Change Makers Podcast and don’t miss the upcoming interviews. Connect with us on Instagram: @change.makers.stories Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: INOSSI- Imaginary Love
30:19
December 14, 2019
Episode 32: Change through collaboration and partnership building with Nadim Choucair
Nadim Choucair spent a few years as an innovation consultant working at the intersection of the private and public sectors - in a role that is best described as an ecosystem builder. His job was to always answer the question: How might we enable organizations to innovate. He's still working on that question, but with a slightly different focus: How might we enable individuals and organizations to innovate to achieve the SDGs? Find out more at: https://medium.com/@NadimChoucair https://www.wearecabinet.io/ https://globalgoalsjam.org/ Questions: 1:22 What were some experiences that impacted you the most? 4:26 How was your experience studying international relations and diplomacy in regards to the Sustainable Development Goals? 7:24 At our current pace, are we able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? 10:19 Can you share a little bit more about the The Global Goals Jam and its purpose? 16:14 Sustainability by Design or Design for Sustainability? 21:18 What is the importance of collaboration in achieving the SDGs and how can we motivate different players to cooperate in achieving them? 28:49 You are setting up an initiative called 2030 Cabinet. What is it and what do you aim to achieve with it? 32:02 What is the change that you would like to create through your work? 34:48 What can the listeners of this podcast start doing today? If you liked this episode, subscribe to the Change Makers Podcast and don’t miss the upcoming interviews. Connect on Instagram: @change.makers.stories Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: INOSSI- Wait for you
38:21
November 4, 2019
Episode 31: Change through service design and social innovation with Valentina Salvi
Valentina Salvi is a service designer whose goal is to improve people’s lives and contribute to shaping meaningful, impactful user experiences. In her creative facilitator role, Valentina has been planning and leading over 30 Design Sprints and workshops that help her clients empathize with their users and bring value to their lives. Valentina actively writes on her Medium page where she shares her expertise and hands-on insights of her work as a service designer. https://sprintstories.com/@valentina.v.salvi Questions: 1:45 Background and impactful personal experiences 6:44 What is service design? 10:55 What makes a good user experience? 16:44 How do you convince your clients about the importance of user research? 20:41 How do you adapt Design Sprints to different client contexts and needs? 26:22 What are the advantages and challenges of the Design Sprint methodology? 32:45 How did you apply service design to social innovation? 38:28 Why is service design a good approach in tackling social innovation challenges? 40:42 What is the change you would like to contribute to? 42:03 What can the listeners of this podcast start doing today? If you liked this episode, subscribe to the Change Makers Podcast and don’t miss the upcoming interviews. Connect on Instagram: @change.makers.stories Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: INOSSI - Wait for you
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October 24, 2019
Episode 30: Change through creativity and personal sovereignty with David Chislett
David Chislett is a Chief Activator who helps people re-connect with their vision and tap directly into their own creative well. He draws on a lifetime of experience as a poet, musician, author, trainer, and artist to help people and companies discover and express their ideas. He offers 1-on-1 coaching, workshops, mentoring programs and company activations for organizations that need to be more innovative and respond to the challenges of the 21st century. Find out more at: www.davidchislett.com Questions: 1:26 What were some of the most impactful experiences that led you to become who you are today? 5:24 What drove you to be self-employed and just follow your passion? 9:39 What is creativity, why is it important, and how do you train it? 14:07 How can we train creativity in schools? 15:51 Can creativity be extended to finance or statistics which seem like hard based fact fields? 17:46 What will be the role of creativity in the future in regards to tech and the future of work? 21:05 Can the future you are describing happen in our current socio-economic system? 22:38 What are the changes that we need to tackle as soon as possible? 23:37 How can these changes happen on a global level? 24:55 What is the change that you would like to create through your work? 25:40 What can the listeners of this podcast start doing today? If you liked this episode, subscribe to the Change Makers Podcast and don’t miss the upcoming interviews. Connect with us on Instagram: @change.makers.stories Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catalinacatana/ Music Credits: nymano x saib- night walk
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October 15, 2019
Episode 29: Change through impact branding with Elif Algu
Elif Algu is a pragmatic idealist and the founder of Branding a Better World, a creative impact agency who helps brands create and share their stories of positive impact. Elif strongly believes that we as consumers have so much influence in facilitating change, because our power lies with our wallets and buying decisions, therefore brands need to give us a direction, they need to inspire and convince us that we are making a good, conscious choice. Questions: 1:22 What is a better world for you? 2:08 The need to start a social impact agency 9:02 Why is branding important? 11:06 What is the importance of storytelling? 12:21 How can small brands compete with multinational corporations? 15:42 What is your opinion on responsible consumption on a global level? 19:42 How was the process of starting your own company? 22:18 Have you experienced extra pressure when you changed towards that impact driven agency? 27:23 How do you choose the brands that your agency is working with? 29:14 Are you also telling hard truths to your clients? What is their feedback? 32:54 Examples of inspirational brands 39:32 What is the world you would like to contribute to? References: https://www.weleda.com/international https://recyclesint.org/ https://www.thevegetarianbutcher.com/ https://brandingabetterworld.com
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October 1, 2019
Episode 28: Changing our attitude towards AI with Nadia Piet
Nadia Piet is a driven multipotentiality currently finding herself at the intersection of service design, technology, and strategy. For the last 6 months, she has been researching the intersection of AI and design and looking into the questions of: How can we democratize access to AI and leverage its capabilities to create a positive impact? How can we design for human values in algorithmic systems? The outcome of the research is a toolkit for designers to help them design for machine intelligence and to inspire people to leverage machine learning within the context of the users. The deck will be available for free to download on http://aimeets.design/ Questions: 1:54 Personal story and journey 6:38 Getting comfortable with change 10:30 Designing for human values in algorithmic systems 16:06 What makes a good user experience? 20:00 How can companies implement a user-centered approach? 26:05 The responsibility of a designer 29:22 Balance between creative responsibility and business revenue 38:35 How will AI change the job market? 44:19 A polarised view on technology 45:11 We tend to personify AI 49:56 The intersection of AI and design 55:48 Personal aspiration References: http://nadiapiet.com/ https://diopd.org/
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September 2, 2019
Episode 27: Changing Fashion with Mariel Jumpa
Mariel Jumpa is a driven social entrepreneur passionate about building communities. She has founded Slow Fashion World, a global platform and conscious agency empowering, connecting and enabling collaborations for social and ethical companies. Tune in this episode for insights on cultural appropriation in the fashion industry, the artisan community and its relationship to global fashion, consumerism, slow fashion, and example of ethical, conscious brands that are making a difference. https://slowfashionworld.com/ Questions: 1:53 Introduction: the journey of connecting with the fashion industry 6:20 The biggest problems in the fashion industry 10:50 How can the local communities of artisans compete with the global brand? 14:21 Lack of sustainability in fashion: an industry or a consumer problem? 17:18 What is the role of the government in regulating the fashion industry? 20:16 The social impact of the fashion industry 23:48 Greenwashing 26:28 Sending second-hand clothes to poorer communities aggravates the problem 30:39 What is slow fashion? 34:26 Examples of sustainable fashion brands https://www.thereformation.com/ http://www.peopletree.de/ https://www.everlane.com/ 38:32 A vision for the future of fashion References: https://conscious-closet-guide.com/ http://katefletcher.com/ https://hmfoundation.com/ Further Reading: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/aug/20/greenwashing-environmentalism-lies-companies https://www.bbc.com/news/world-44968561
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August 27, 2019
Episode 26: This could be our future
About Yancey Strickler: Yancey is the co-founder of Kickstarter and author of ’This could be our future’. Yancey is currently on a mission to end financial maximization as the dominant force, and as the dominant value that guides our decisions and actions by 2050. In this interview, we discuss the expansion of our current set of values so that we start making decisions for long term sustainability, for reasons of community needs, for reasons of fairness. Yancey strongly believes that we have the ability to affect the largest possible things, that the deepest possible assumptions of society are changeable by us. Jump right in: 1:21 What are the values that you discuss in your upcoming book that we should build our society on? 9:55 Away from financial maximization as the dominant value 14:28 A global philosophy applied in local ways 20:18 Is it worth pursuing progress for the sake of progress? 27:32 What do you think is the future of work? 31:55 Kickstarter and crowdfunding: a look into the future 37:56 Investors ask good questions 44:20 What is your destination? The impact you would like to create? References: https://www.ystrickler.com/ https://www.kickstarter.com/ https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1116493/this-could-be-our-future/9780753552834.html Music Credits: KONSTENTYN- 早くお金を返せ (2019)
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August 19, 2019
Episode 25: Sustainability in the fashion industry
Nanette Hogervorst is an entrepreneur active at the intersection of fashion, sustainability, and communication. She has been raised by parents who have lived in the Philippines for years. They saw and experienced what it is like when water, energy, and food are not always present in abundance. Her upbringing (in the Netherlands) in combination with her own interest in social issues has led to her being active in youth politics for two years. After her communication studies, she did a number of projects abroad, including in South Africa at an HIV / AIDS Clinic and an internship at Amnesty International Philippines. Currently, Nanette is dedicating most of her time to the development of her fashion platform Our World with the aim to accelerate the sustainability of the fashion industry. She believes that consumers play an important role in this. Our World therefore wants to inspire them in a substantiated way, challenge them and offer alternatives to make more sustainable clothing choices. https://www.ow-ourworld.nl/ Questions: 1:15 Introduction and Background 07:04 Our World Platform 18:01 The decision to pursue the passion project full time 21:14 The biggest problems in the fashion industry 24:48 Lack of sustainability in fashion: an industry or a consumer problem? 34:54 Sustainable mindset 36:48 Examples of sustainable fashion brands https://studiojux.com/ https://www.muji.eu/ https://www.thereformation.com/ 46:49 Impact in the context of sustainable fashion 52:47 Learnings from researching sustainable fashion Further Reading: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/rana-plaza https://truecostmovie.com/
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August 8, 2019
Episode 24: The Culture Shift
Matilda Sundåker is a Swede based in Amsterdam who after a few years of working with companies such as Hyper Island, Adidas and Vice took the step into the freelance world and found her own strategy consultancy. Matilda believes that empowered people empower others - resulting in happier and more effective individuals, teams and companies. So she has made her purpose to enable and empower individuals to live purposeful lives. https://www.thecultureshift.me/ Resources mentioned: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Questions: 01:06 The story of 3 shifts 12:40 How come you were hiding that you did the first career shift? 14:40 Is it worth “sacrificing” a few years in a place that you don’t like for “freedom” after? 17:49 How did Hyper Island have an impact on you? And how do you feel HI is different from traditional education? 21:20 Could you see the HI approach to education applied on a bigger scale? 24: 16 Being an employee vs being a freelancer 29:53 the role of a strategist and the future of strategy 31:07 Why do we need to talk about a culture shift? 35:00 What does it mean to be empowered? 38:48 Impact & Storytelling 42:39 What is the change that you would like to create or see in your lifetime?
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July 29, 2019
Episode 23: Developers as agents of change
When we talk about change, nowadays we always think of technology as the main driver for it. So today, I invited three software engineers to join me in a discussion on this topic. We are talking about the role, responsibility, and ethics of a developer, lifelong learning in a fast-paced tech environment, the community of open-source sharing, the cost of scalability, and the state of Artificial Intelligence. Questions: 1:01 Introductions 3:51 The role of creativity in engineering 7:42 Technology as one of the main drivers of change 11:49 Lifelong learning in the role of a developer. Do developers need a degree? 21:17 The community of open source sharing 29:45 The balance between day to day problem solving and looking at the bigger picture 37:10 Why should we make businesses scalable and where is the limit? 41:11 What is the cost of scalability in the long term? 47:48 Morals and ethics in the role of a developer 53:41 Artificial Intelligence: How far are we from software writing software? 1:00:26 What is impact for you? 1:06:08 What is the change you would like to contribute to? About the interviewees: Rasmus Reiler is an entrepreneurial minded software developer and certified pasta expert that's always looking for new ways to expand his horizon with new skills. Simon Kristensen is a software engineer who strives for a strong collaboration with anyone he works with. He puts aside ego and focuses on a result-driven process, as well as a work environment that constantly allows the growth of skills and capabilities. Stefan Schonert is the co-founder and CTO of Statum, a digital recruitment agency specializing in scale-ups. Music Credits: 🎶Curl Up into a Ball- Joey Pecoraro
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July 18, 2019
Episode 22: Tranformation & Human(ity)-Centered Design
Marco van Hout is the co-founder of the Digital Society School, a new hub in Amsterdam focused on engaging, meaningful and impactful learning experiences for students and professionals. Marco CREATES, TEACHES and SPEAKS about transformation design, digital society, human(ity) centered and UX design + how we can collaborate across cultures and borders in order to build a global innovation chain to finally tackle those global challenges from local perspectives. Questions: 01:20 From UX design to humanity centered design https://bit.ly/2xFT0j9 03:21 Design Waste & the Responsibility of designers https://bit.ly/2JqZglx 7:16 Cross-cultural collaboration in design https://bit.ly/2G3mUSP 10:53 The dialogue about the need for collaboration https://bit.ly/2YRxSCE 16:22 Design Activism and the difference between change and transformation https://bit.ly/2LgxM4e 19:29 It’s not about the tech, but the integration of tech https://bit.ly/2XVsG38 28:47 Innovative Education Model https://bit.ly/2NNyWGn 31:05 Impact https://bit.ly/2S3sHww 35:37 Entrepreneurial Wisdom https://bit.ly/2XIcSSk 41:17 Digital Society School in the future https://bit.ly/2xEYpXB 44:15 Inspirational End https://bit.ly/2S7kNCg References: www.design-emotion.com/about/ digitalsocietyschool.org/ papanek.org/
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July 10, 2019
Episode 21: Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
Rona van der Zander aims to create sustainable change and innovation in the education sector and facilitate change for organizations and institutions. She is a true global citizen. Her curious spirit and her keen eye for interesting trends and developments have led her to work in 8 different countries, in different types of organizations from large businesses to NGO’s and international organizations such as the United Nations. Currently, Rona is based in Berlin, working on her own initiative. GrowBeyound is a consultancy that works with universities, businesses, and individuals and supports them to reach their full global potential. https://www.growbeyound.com/ Questions: 0:59 https://bit.ly/329M0Ju Introduction & Background 2:23 https://bit.ly/2NBX92g What led you to jump between all these fields from business to politics to starting your own business within education? 4:50 https://bit.ly/2NBYcze How did you make this decision of going and studying in different contexts? 8:18 https://bit.ly/2XojtB7 What was your main learnings? Especially related to what you mentioned before about reverse culture shock? 9:56 https://bit.ly/32aDCt6 What were your main learnings from a professional perspective? 13:13 https://bit.ly/2xxTh7z What was the need you saw in universities to start GrowBeYound? And what is your vision? 14:50 https://bit.ly/2Xpog08 Do you see some difference in this topic across countries different countries? 17:01 https://bit.ly/2xGaZpP What is GrowBeYound? 19:17 https://bit.ly/2FSxcoY What was the biggest challenge from working with universities? 20:52 https://bit.ly/2Jeh4jH How do you usually approach these universities? 22:08 https://bit.ly/2XQXbHq What are the 21st century skills? 25:13 https://bit.ly/2RT53CZ How would you imagine an education system that trains the 21st century skills and prepares students for multiple careers? 28:47 https://bit.ly/2xxhECo What is students’ feedback on the workshops you did? 30:25 https://bit.ly/2Jgi5rH How should we teach skills such as empathy, skills that are not repetitive and cannot be measured? 34:03 https://bit.ly/2FQJIW8 What were some education trends that really attracted your attention? 37:21 https://bit.ly/326waz3 What, in your view, future of work will look like? 39:26 https://bit.ly/30m3PTZ Where is this whole topic of burnout actually coming from? 43:20 https://bit.ly/2XmwjLb In the countries where you lived in, how is the attitude towards the future of work topic? 45:46 https://bit.ly/2NyMjKF You mention that you want to be a cheerleader... 49:29 https://bit.ly/2FSESaM Do we need more caring in leadersip? 51:06 https://bit.ly/2XuSjZp Who are changemakers for you? 52:32 https://bit.ly/2YAXLWW What is the change you would like to see in your lifetime? 55:17 https://bit.ly/2JsPrCg What would be the impact you would like to create within education? 56:36 https://bit.ly/2JoBvt3 What would be the advice you would give your younger self?
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July 5, 2019
Episode 20: Creating a more meaningful working world
For the last 2 years, Tom has been leading his organization Extraordinary Life, a non profit foundation dedicated to empowering people to living more meaningful working lives. One core mission of EL is to evolve the notion of work. Essentially, Tom aims to create a more meaningful working world where people can wake up each morning and be excited to go to work, working with teams, doing things that excite them, and making the impact they believe in. https://www.extraordinarylife.eu/ Questions: * 1:27 Introduction Tom Marshall and Extraordinary Life https://bit.ly/2RnVATQ * 6:28 What did you study? What were your expectations after graduation and have they been met? https://bit.ly/2Jar9Nx * 9:24 How come we have this system with money flowing upwards and task flowing downwards? How can we overcome these pyramids in corporations? https://bit.ly/2Ivkiz4 * 13:33 What do you think will be the impact of automation? Can we expect people to just reinvent themselves? https://bit.ly/2IsIPEE * 18:14 What do you think needs to change in education today to meet this work scenario? Shall we keep preparing and training people for roles and professions? https://bit.ly/31GeCtz * 22:08 One of the core missions of Extraordinary Life is to evolve the notion of work. What should change in the current view that we have? https://bit.ly/2XXASwM * 24:02 How would this notion of work integrate on a global level? We are in a privileged position to talk about purpose, how would that work in other areas that have different cultures and other levels of development? https://bit.ly/2ZzxqZw * 28:54 How can we help people to discover the impact they want to make? https://bit.ly/2Y2qzY2 * 34:50 What is the change for you? And what is the change you would like to create in your lifetime? https://bit.ly/2IsgiiG * 36:53 Who is a changemaker for you? https://bit.ly/2X1xiW4 * 38:03 What would you tell your younger self? https://bit.ly/2L4ExoP * 40:43 How do you define success? What is your vision for Extraordinary Life? https://bit.ly/2ItKJVB Resources mentioned in this interview: 📚The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts by Daniel Susskind 🎵 Music credits: nymano- back to reality
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June 20, 2019
Episode 19: "The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is"
Danielle is an Employee Journey Advisor at ING Bank, with a passion for meditation and mindfulness. She is a volunteer for very diverse causes, and she strongly believes in the power of giving back and strengthening the community feeling. She started her own charity, Stichting Enlight, a day dedicated to meditation, inspirational speeches, and spiritual music. Her ultimate vision is to reduce the number of people suffering of anxiety, depression, and burnouts. She wants to help people grow and feel happy about their lives. She wants to give purpose to the lives of those in need or in weaker positions of society. Questions: * 1:11 Introduction & Background Danielle- https://bit.ly/2MAgtMN * 3:42 How did you discover meditation? https://bit.ly/2K9hfi1 * 7:31 What is the importance of meditation in the 21st century considering the trend of mindfulness, but also trends in the work field? https://bit.ly/2IKwgnp * 11:01 Is meditation a topic important enough to be included in the education process to develop this mindset of awareness? https://bit.ly/2K9FfSa * 14:21 What in your experience, how are companies integrating spirituality and mindfulness in their employees’ lives? https://bit.ly/2K9ieid * 16:26 How did you get into the area of volunteering? https://bit.ly/2WwLOA1 * 23:13 From all the volunteering experiences, what is the feedback of people that you have helped? https://bit.ly/2K8Hrcn * 24:56 What is the importance of gratitude? https://bit.ly/2wNjY8a * 27:50 Who are change makers for you? https://bit.ly/2MzGKLg * 30:30 What has been the impact of buddhist readings? https://bit.ly/31qvjc2 * 32:01 How come we don’t talk so much about the moments of struggle? Should we start sharing them more? https://bit.ly/2I845Q0 * 34:00 What is purpose for you? https://bit.ly/2Wyablv * 35:40 Is this life of service what gives our lives purpose?https://bit.ly/2WXTXS9 * 37:43 What is the change that you would like to create? https://bit.ly/2R2u6De // Resources mentioned during the interview: The World Peace Meditation event: https://www.facebook.com/StichtingEnlight/ https://www.imovefoundation.org/ https://alphabetclub.org/ 🎵Music credits: nymano- green tea
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June 10, 2019
Episode 18: We all need to be "enfants terribles" to change the world
Marion King is the founder of Les Enfants Terribles, which is a school, a community, and an initiative for good new work. Marion confesses she always felt a little bit different from the other kids; with time and experience, she realized that being 'un enfant terrible' turned out to be a good quality. Speaking up, being loud, pointing to the elephant in the room is essential for making significant impactful change. In this podcast, we discuss new work. What needs to change in the current way we work? What are the alternatives? What is the importance of collaboration, community, and leadership? Tune in for Marion's inspiring story and interesting insights on the topic. http://enfants-terribles.org/ 🎵nymano- truly happy
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May 31, 2019
Episode 17: Education is the most effective tool for social change
Our guest today is Michael Sano, higher ed community manager at EdSurge, a news organisation focused on the future of learning. In this conversation, we reflect on the following questions within higher education: * The impact of the economic recession on education * the balance between financial sustainability and quality talking for all * the role of technology and communities within lifelong learning * how did the needs of students change in the context of digitalisation and access to information? * The role of an instructor in the 21st century * The need to rethink the growth mindset that we are trapped in and the assessment measures for student achievement * Shifting from “how can we use tech to personalise learning" to “how can we employ more people that can provide a personalised human to human learning experience”? * The paradigm shift in choosing careers: will organisations dissipate into networks of self employed professionals? * The role of education within social change For more information about EdSurge, access the following link: https://www.edsurge.com/ 🎵credits: Rise Above (prod. Mad Real)
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May 16, 2019
Episode 16: Together for a circular future
Today, we have as a guest Tamara Veldboer, an expert and consultant on Circular Economy, who aims to have a valuable contribution towards the realization of the circular economy and inspire others to think holistically. In this conversation, we reflect on the topic of sustainability, no waste and inequality, philanthropy, doughnut economics and re-thinking our current economic model and mindset. https://www.circle-economy.com/
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May 6, 2019
Episode 15: Impact, Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
In this Change Makers Episode we have Leon Reiner, the co-founder and managing director of Impact Hub Berlin, whose vision is to create an ecosystem where change makers bring their ideas into action. In this interview, Leon is sharing his thoughts on impact investing, the collaboration culture in the social innovation field, entrepreneurship as a tool for social positive impact, and the balance between profit and purpose. // Impact Hub is a community, a consultancy and a creative space. As part of the biggest global network for social innovation, Impact Hub inspires, connects and enables the local community of changemakers to develop their ideas for a more sustainable world. https://berlin.impacthub.net/ 🎶 Credits: Sinh, Masego- Early Spring
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April 16, 2019
Episode 14: Inclusive Education
In today’s episode we have Celine Wuarin, a teacher at heart, driven by the question: what experiences do students need to build their identities, broaden their understanding of the world and make choices that will fulfil their lives? She is the director of Student Pathways at Compass Academy based in Colorado, but is currently in the Netherlands, exploring the Dutch secondary education choices with the aim to take best practices and models back to the US. In this episode we talk about differences and similarities between American and some European education models, we question the current measures of student performance and growth and we also reflect on the complexity of the teacher profession. http://www.compassacademy.org/
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April 11, 2019
Episode 13: Human Futures of Work
The whole history of human kind is told in stories. Storytelling is the fundament of how we communicate, and it is the first step towards inspiration, and positive change. Since as humans, we react so well to stories, we should use them to impart knowledge, develop skills, and inspire lifelong learning. In this Change Makers Podcast, I had the pleasure to interview Finn, who believes the most important skill for the 21st century is taking responsibility and improvise, because we will have to reinvent ourselves over and over again during our lifetime. He has recently embarked on a storytelling journey; together with his team he is traveling around the world collecting stories about new work and modern education. This episode covers thoughts on.. * futures of work * importance of storytelling * education inequality and adaptive models of learning * human empowerment to become more self-sufficient For more on the Futures of Work documentary: www.futureofworkdocumentary.com References to futures of work models: * https://newworkblog.de/new-work/ * https://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/godsbanen-gdk836811
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March 27, 2019
Episode 12: Consciousness at Work
Episode 12 in the Change Makers podcast has Daniela Klauser as a guest. Daniela shares her journey in creating Conscious at Work- a place where she can help employees and professionals in dealing with, recovering from stress, and preventing burnout. Daniela uses her insights from yoga, coaching and business worlds to inspire companies to provide work life balance tools and allow their employees to live conscious, healthy, and joyful lives. In today’s episode I am curious to pick Daniela's brain on factors that lead to emotional stress at work, why do more young people have to deal with this problem, and how does she envision the future of work considering current trends and shifts in the way we perceive work. For more insights on Conscious at Work, check: https://www.consciousatwork.nl/ 🎵Odesza-Meridian
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March 18, 2019
Episode 11: Learning as a co-creation process
Judith Hoekstra is a change maker within education. She believes that learning is a lifelong learning process, and most importantly, it is a co-creation process between learner and teacher. Her purpose if to have more inclusion within society, so that every individual is equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with change. De NieuweMakers is an initiative bringing together students, teachers, educational designers, companies, etc. to explore and experiment with new ways of learning. Judith aims to take this project to the European level and have a new learning movement that gives the space for developing and experimenting with new kinds of lifelong learning experiments. Have a look at the project and get involved: https://www.denieuwemakers.nl/
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March 5, 2019
Episode 10: A change maker needs bravery and action
Today’s episode is yet another episode dedicated to education and learning. Bella Funck has recently started CoLearn, a community dedicated to an active discussion and exploration of the future of learning and how to empower educators to create modern learning. She aims to help other people find their passions and purpose, she aims to create an impact within education and empower more individuals to live lives more true to themselves. In this interview we discuss about the meaning of impact, the need for bravery and action in a life of a change maker, and the importance of digitalisation within learning. For additional information about Colearn, check -> the website: https://colearn.education/ -> the facebook group where educators and learning designers share ideas and best practices within education: https://www.facebook.com/groups/colearn.community/?epa=SEARCH_BOX -> the youtube channel to follow previous meetups and discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mTuncJXD90
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February 20, 2019
Episode 9: It's all personal. Nothing is just business
It’s all personal, nothing is just business. Roxana Radulescu is a personal skills coach who believes that as long as business involves people, it’s all personal. interpersonal and intrapersonal. the way we think about ourselves is going to reflect in the way we talk and relate to others. So essentially good relationships, wether personal or professional start with being self aware about our beliefs, our values, and our state of mind, and moreover being aware that other people come with their background. Once we achieve this empathetic communication, we will build better relationships. This episode is about personal and professional development, self-awareness, communication, building relationships, and training your skills. For more information about Roxana, visit her website: www.personalskillscoach.com/ and check out her TED talk on training our skill muscles to deal with change: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeEq-j0g6Kg&t=511s And of course, make sure to check out the All Personal Podcast: @allpersonal
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February 7, 2019
Episode 8: Purpose is not something you find
Purpose is not something you find. Purpose is something you connect with. In order for you to do that, you need to develop a sense of self-awareness that usually is facilitated by change. How? When you are out of your comfort zone, away from family and friends who perceive you in a certain way, you have the freedom to be whoever you want to be in that moment. And in these moments of self-discovery you start to notice some patterns and core values that you stand by.. in other words your purpose. Now that you have connected with your purpose, how can you reflect it in your relationships, your work, and personal life? Luiza Arcuschin is a dream facilitator. Her mission is to empower individuals to live meaningful lives and convert their dreams into action. This episode is about purpose, self-awareness, and overcoming the fear of just living your dream. www.dreamfacilitation.me
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January 10, 2019
Episode 7: Careers should have many iterations
In this episode, we have Diego Centurion, who offers insightful thoughts on the future of work, the importance of career iterations, introspection and patience. He has a very complex personal journey; having lived on 4 continents, and worked in many roles ranging from the public to the private sector, he has developed an independent attitude towards his career and shares many learnings that he gathered along the way. In this episode: * 3:33: 'Careers should have many iterations' * 4:17: ‘I was always curious about the human psychic; anthropology helped me understand the logic between hierarchies, social arrangements, behavior, etc' * 5:45: ‘I worked for the UN, because I was interested in how such an organisation, who safeguards collective interests among nations, operates' * 8:25: 'There has been a power shift in the favor of the private sector' * 12:17: ‘Seeking only profit is not sustainble anymore' * 19:17: ‘How do you start changing behaviour?' * 30:57: ‘Our generation is experiencing an extra hurdle because of the changes and career iterations we need to do, but it’s also relieving us because we don’t need to make a choice that will determine our life at age 18. That in itself is a risky bet.' * 41:27: 'The main trait of a change maker is having the courage not to follow.' * 53:17: ‘I realised there is life beyond a certain industry, there is plenty of opportunity in many places and you will find good mentors and connections wherever you are.'
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December 13, 2018
Episode 6: Inspiration is the first step towards action
Failure should hurt. Doubt is the killer. Naivety is beautiful. There are some of the key messages Mads and Sebastian share in our interview. Mads and Sebastian believe that students have amazing stories to share, they have great energy and a drive to create an impact. They started Student Talks, a non profit global organisation promoting the power of the student mind through inspirational talks within different universities. In this podcast, Mads and Sebastian share their journey, we talk about why the notion of failure being good is a misconception, how to build a global organisation, what keeps them motivated. If you want to host a Student-Talks event at your university, get in touch: https://student-talks.com/ Music credits: nymano x saib. - night walk
40:37
November 28, 2018
Episode 5: Art has been born out of stories
What are the projects that we are going to remember? What truly touches our hearts? This episode is about storytelling, art, and music. Luana Ferreira shares her journey from Brazil to the Netherlands, from communications and PR to working with creatives to share stories and experiences that truly create an impact on people. We discuss about the power of stories, the cultural transition from a Brazilian background to the Netherlands, the difference between male and female change makers and Luana’s vision of the change she wants to create.
26:50
October 17, 2018
Episode 4: Fail Forward
Sea Going Green is a consultancy that helps tourism companies be more responsible and sustainable in their practices. This episode covers Aleksandra’s (founder of Sea Going Green) diverse background and how she made the transition from academia to entrepreneurship, what it means to be an entrepreneur and what were some of her biggest learnings along the way. For more info about the venture: https://www.seagoinggreen.org/
24:42
October 9, 2018
Episode 3: Take Responsibility for your Life
What would make a great learning experience? First, deep diving into who you are, what are your values, and what is your vision. Second, gathering the knowledge and expertise that will help you get to that vision. And finally, a motivation boost- an unforgettable experience that will convince you that you can achieve anything. These are the three ingredients, Erno has put together in Your Legacy Academy, a unique educational experience that will throw you out of your comfort zone and shape your future.
35:25
October 4, 2018
Episode 2: Become Conscious
How do we change? Where does it start? According to Andrea and Eva, it doesn't need to be complex; it always starts with yourself, with being conscious and aware of your surroundings. Mission C is accelerating the transition to circular economy and a sustainable future. Eva and Andrea, the 2 co-founders combine a great energy and positivity with a very pragmatic attitute towards business and execution.
50:53
September 22, 2018
Episode 1: Unlocking the Creative Potential
Emily Hinks is the founder of Mischief Makers, a facilitation agency who aims to unlock the creative potential within people. She started her journey in theatre, was a graduate and facilitator at Hyper Island and currently is an entrepreneur aiming to spread the power of creative confidence and collaborative working. In this podcast, we discuss about the importance of creativity and reflection, how to discover your purpose and stay authentic, and how an ideal education would look like. If you get inspired by Emily and can relate to her story, feel free to reach her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyhinks/ and of course check the work of Mischief Makers: https://www.mischiefmakers.co/.
44:51
September 20, 2018