40 episodes

Welcome to the Cultures of Change Podcast where we are having conversations about 'Healing Our Identity'. We bring you the strategies and conscious thinking for you to grow your confidence and understand your abilities to create the future that you choose.For much of my life I carried the feeling that I wasn't Māori enough, growing up in Australia disconnected from my country and being immersed in my culture… that was until I realised everything I was yearning for was within me. My ancestors are a long line of proud Māori, my mana is strong and I am enough. Hi, I'm Erica McCreedy, a proud Ngati Raukawa and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti woman living on Yugambeh land. I'm a cross-cultural communication consultant and have worked with hundreds of First Nations people globally. I'm the co-founder of Cultures of Change and I'm passionate about supporting Indigenous women to find their inner wisdom. These conversations draw on the power and knowledge of the strong women who have walked before us, the strong women to come, and those that walk alongside us.

Cultures of Change: Healing Our Identity Erica McCreedy

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to the Cultures of Change Podcast where we are having conversations about 'Healing Our Identity'. We bring you the strategies and conscious thinking for you to grow your confidence and understand your abilities to create the future that you choose.For much of my life I carried the feeling that I wasn't Māori enough, growing up in Australia disconnected from my country and being immersed in my culture… that was until I realised everything I was yearning for was within me. My ancestors are a long line of proud Māori, my mana is strong and I am enough. Hi, I'm Erica McCreedy, a proud Ngati Raukawa and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti woman living on Yugambeh land. I'm a cross-cultural communication consultant and have worked with hundreds of First Nations people globally. I'm the co-founder of Cultures of Change and I'm passionate about supporting Indigenous women to find their inner wisdom. These conversations draw on the power and knowledge of the strong women who have walked before us, the strong women to come, and those that walk alongside us.

    Awareness - S2, Ep 18

    Awareness - S2, Ep 18

    • 28 min
    Glass Ceiling - S2E17

    Glass Ceiling - S2E17

    • 28 min
    One Year on in Leadership - S2, Ep16

    One Year on in Leadership - S2, Ep16

    Kia ora, and welcome to this episode of the "Healing Our Identity" podcast. We are one year old. It is something I am so very grateful for. And in this episode, we'retalking about leadership. So it's a timely conversation reflecting on the past 12 months. We're looking at the whakatauki, he aha te kai o te rangatira?He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero. What is the food of a leader? It's knowledge and it's conversation. Two things that I love. This is about knowledge of self and conversations we have in this podcast through storytelling. So what does leadership mean to you, and how do you see yourself as a leader?

    • 25 min
    What Does "Healing Our Identity" Mean to You? (Part 2) - S2, Ep 15

    What Does "Healing Our Identity" Mean to You? (Part 2) - S2, Ep 15

    In this episode of the "Healing Our Identity" podcast, we are following on from part one of the question that we ask to all of our guests, which is, what does healing our identity mean to you? We're hearing the answers from Gambirra, GLVES, Sandra Morales, Peho Howden, and even myself. And this is a beautiful compilation of all of these answers coming together, showing the different perspectives of how we all view our own healing and how we all view our own identity.

    • 24 min
    What Does "Healing Our Identity" Mean to You? (Part 1) - S2, Ep 14

    What Does "Healing Our Identity" Mean to You? (Part 1) - S2, Ep 14

    Kia ora, and welcome to this episode of the "Healing Our Identity" podcast. We are taking a look back at the first five amazing women that shared their stories on series two of the podcast. I ask every single guest, what does healing our identity mean to you? And this episode is a compilation of what each of these women shared.  Every single answer is completely unique to them, to their experiences, to their stories, to their wisdom and what they choose to share. We're gonna be hearing the words again of Whaia Sonic Weaver, Amelia Butler from Learn Maori Abroad, Michelle Hoffa from PNG, Chenoa Demal, a professional actor, and Sarahlee Bragg, a Kaiako Matua.

    • 23 min
    Healing Winds: Conversation with Peho Howden - S2, Ep 13

    Healing Winds: Conversation with Peho Howden - S2, Ep 13

    Kia Ora and welcome to this episode of the Healing Our Identity podcast. I'm joined by Peho Howden, a Māori woman who has spent the last 17 years in Australia, Gold Coast. Peho is the founder and creator behind Healing Winds. She's a natural born seer, traditionally known as a Matakite. She was initiated into her work by her Ancestors through ancient shamanic tikanga. Although she does not boast about this as she understands full and well, the responsibilities that come with her practice and her gifts.

    "So, a lot of the time when I'm working with people, especially when it comes to identity, I am standing up as the conduit, not as the healer, I stand up as the pipeline, the instrument, the vessel, literally so, you may have heard it, you may have heard people say those words, when I am literally that, when people come into this space."

    You can connect directly with Peho and her work at Healing Winds on her website: https://www.healingwinds.com.au

    Or Instagram and Facebook @healingwindsgc 

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    Thanks for listening and supporting.

    Erica x 

    • 50 min

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