On a mission to get people excited and optimistic about the huge challenge of fixing our future. A podcast about big changes in life and career. My goal with this podcast is to create a space where the listeners can be inspired and encouraged to discover new possibilities in a changing world. Climate crisis, economical crisis, COVID crisis....we are facing challenges that can seem hard to overcome.Nobody knows the future. But looking back from the future, I believe that the periode we are living in will be talked about as extremely important, very exciting and full of possibilities. Can we manage to see this now - being right in the middle of it?By embracing the joy of change and letting ourselves be curious, I believe we can create lives that keep getting better, more meaningful and far from dull.
The importance of arts and crafts in redesigning our exciting future, with visual artist and designer Janne Robberstad - Part 1
Why is creativity, arts and crafts so important for the future? How can we amplify these skills and use them to engage, inspire and learn?
In this episode I have the great pleasure to introduce you to Janne Robberstad. She is an assistant professor and PhD student at the Western Norway University. She is also a teacher, a visual artist and designer, and a production manager of the Global Science Opera.
Check out the Global Science Opera and mark their next show in your calendar!
Janne is currently researching the connection between creativity and sustainability in a design-prosess, and this I think is so important going forward as we will have to redesign basically everything for a sustainable future.
You can have a look at some of Janne's work here.
Remember what is important in life and be more of who you are, with climate research explorer Carina Ahlqvist
"To finally, finally reach the summit is magical! I have no more energy, but is 100% alive and filled with passion. The greatest experiences that demand the most physical and mental effort, will give you the highest reward and joy of life."
These are the words of climate research explorer Carina Ahlqvist, who is my guest on this week’s episode of Stories for the future. She is one of the most experienced Swedish female climbers, climbing higher than 8000 m mountains, collecting samples for NASA and the European Space Agency, as well as being a member of the Explorers Club New York.
When we not only understand, but also perceive ourselves as part of the natural world, respect for the planet comes as a result of the awe that we encounter.
Carina brings you up an 8000 m mountain, saying that we are all climbers as we have all our own mountain to climb.
Carina shares her story about making much needed changes in her life after facing a serious burnout, how to cope with stress by being aware of your inner soul and embracing change, and how owning less stuff has made her feel more free.
One of her favorite quotes says a lot about the way she wants to live her life:
”Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.
How do we talk to children about the climate, with climate communications specialist Frida Berry Eklund
There is no doubt for any of us that our children are the future. But what future are we creating for them, and how do we talk to them about the changes happening and what to prepare for as they grow up?
When my guest in this episode presents herself, she does that by starting with what is her main role - "I am primarily a mom", she says. And I very much relate to that priority - nothing is actually more important than to try to create the best possible world and future for our children. For all children, being a parent or not.
Frida Berry Eklund is founder of Our Kids' Climate, a global network of parent-focused climate organizations. She is also spokesperson for the Swedish parent and climate organization Våra barns klimat.
And she is the author of the book, Prata med barn om klimatet: En handbok.
Because when Frida tried to talk to her own children (6 and 9) about the climate, she didn't really find the right words to use. How to communicate the facts without scaring them? Well, she did the research, and now she has written a book about it. And being a communications specialist herself, I can promise you - this is solid stuff!
You can find the book (in Swedish) here: Natur & Kultur or Adlibris.com
To get in touch with Frida: LinkedIn
Our Kids' Climate
Våra Barns Klimat
Communicating climate change, with sustainability specialist and climate change presenter Christina Carlmark
How do we communicate the urgency of climate change without causing our listeners to put their heads in the sand in pure panic and denial? Is there a way to create a feeling of agency and a will to do some major changes?
Today my guest is Christina Carlmark. Christina has a business background and has had a long and impressive career with the Nordic telecom company Telia.
She sees digitalization as a key enabler for a sustainable society, using fewer resources and emitting less greenhouse gases.
During the last years, Christina has worked in a Corporate Sustainability Department in Telia, and going forward she will dedicate her time to paid and volunteer work that takes us to a zero-emission world.
She has gained a lot of experience as a public speaker, and I hope you will get some good insights from our conversation about how to communicate this, a little bit tricky topic of sustainability and climate change.
If your are interested in learning more about the Climate reality Project mentioned in this episode, you can read about it here.
And do not hesitate to contact Christina to learn more about how you can get a presentation at your company, school or any other group you are a part of.
Christina's LinkedIn profile.
How to find your genius zone as a leader, with leadership coach Anna Liebel
How do we lead in times of great change and uncertainty? And how does the business leader find back to the passion and purpose that was once there, but might have gotten lost in the daily hustle of putting out fires and dealing with all the "stuff".
In this week's episode I have the great pleasure of sitting down with Anne Liebel. Anna is a leadership coach, has her own consultancy and also her own podcast. She helps leaders find back to their genius zone, that place where we feel passion and purpose for what we are spending our days working on. Anna believes that great leadership starts with you, and her main focus with her clients lies on their self-leadership and personal development.
She has a background in project management and experience from a number of different industries.
When searching for the stories for the future, leadership is one of those things that I think glues everything together in a way. And I am not only talking about business leadership. As we discuss in this episode we all have to lead, as friends, parents, spouses, citizens. And it is more important than ever that we dare to lead. And in ways that is in alignment with our values and personal strengths.
I highly recommend checking out Anna's podcast: Genius Leadership: Overcoming everything
You can also follow Anna on her website and on LinkedIn.
Moving into the amazing world of seaweed, with Eva Helen Rognskog from SATPOS
What do you know about seaweed? This fantastic resource has so many benefits and areas of use, and after I started reading up on it, I almost can't stop talking about it!
This is also true for my guest on today's episode. Actually this is a real love story and I suspect this is just the beginning of a long and exciting journey.
Today’s guest is Eva Helen Rognskog. She is co-founder and CEO of SATPOS, a company that develops sensors and monitoring systems for ocean data management in the harshest environments at sea.
SATPOS has primarily been working towards the maritime offshore industry, but recently, and at what I would call lightning speed, they started the green transition into a new focus area of scaling up the seaweed industry.
As Eva Helen says, a year ago she hardly knew anything about seaweed. Now SATPOS is doing an amazing job in the field, both in the development of technology for the seaweed farmers, but also with creating awareness and to help scale up the industry.
And what an exciting industry this is! I was quite excited by seaweed before our talk, but what I learnt during this conversation with Eva Helen, made be really enthusiastic! It’s an amazing resource with so many benefits, and I can’t wait to follow this journey further.
Follow Eva Helen and SATPOS on LinkedIn.
The Seaweed for Europe Coalition.
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