A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being and organisational culture.
Governing Well with Aseem Prakash and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Melissa speaks with Aseem Prakash and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken about how governing boards of aid organisations can “govern well.” They discuss the power dynamics present in any group of humans, embracing difference and true diversity, prioritising lived experience, modelling behaviours, and asking smart questions.
Making power visible with Dr. Emilia Roig
In this conversation, Melissa asks Dr. Emilia Roig, the author of the book "Why We Matter," about how power shows up in our work, her concept of “radical solidarity” and self care.
Evolution or revolution? Umut Dilara Baycili of Mavi Kalem on organisational culture
Melissa talks about organisational culture with Umut Dilara Baycili, a child psychologist working for Mavi Kalem.
The data tells a story, with Dr. Liza Jachens
Melissa speaks with Dr. Liza Jachens, an occupational health psychologist, lecturer and research associate who has partnered with six major humanitarian organisations looking at their staff’s experience of work-related stress and its effects on their mental health.
Root. Rise. Pollinate!
Shawna, Kristen and Rufaro tell the story of Root. Rise. Pollinate! and share learning from their experiment to shift culture through connecting inner and outer transformation.
Building Belonging with Brian Stout
Melissa and Brian Stout of Building Belonging discuss how transformation happens – for individuals, groups, societies and the planet.