100 episodes

When we think of change, we tend to think of the end result - the big, visible thing that is really different from how it started. But in reality, change is the culmination of thousands of moments over time. The seeds of the next decade’s huge changes in our world are being sown today. How to Change the World features interviews with the people that are sowing those seeds.

Through conversations with all kinds of people in a wide range of jobs and industries we take a microscopic look at what it takes to make change. We look at why change is sometimes feared and at other times celebrated, what it takes to have a change-focused mindset and how we can be creating tomorrow’s change today.

How to Change the World Catherine Alonzo

    • Business
    • 4.9, 52 Ratings

When we think of change, we tend to think of the end result - the big, visible thing that is really different from how it started. But in reality, change is the culmination of thousands of moments over time. The seeds of the next decade’s huge changes in our world are being sown today. How to Change the World features interviews with the people that are sowing those seeds.

Through conversations with all kinds of people in a wide range of jobs and industries we take a microscopic look at what it takes to make change. We look at why change is sometimes feared and at other times celebrated, what it takes to have a change-focused mindset and how we can be creating tomorrow’s change today.

    Ep. 111 AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs: How elections shape social change at every level

    Ep. 111 AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs: How elections shape social change at every level

    Katie Hobbs started her professional career as a social worker before a friend suggested she explore running for office. She first ran for the AZ House of Representatives, then the AZ Senate, before running successfully for Secretary of State of Arizona in 2018. She shares with Catherine the pivotal moment that changed the trajectory of her entire life, how administering elections impacts all important issues, and what her experience has taught her are the three vital ingredients for creating social change.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 110 Crafting your organization's Coronavirus response plan

    Ep. 110 Crafting your organization's Coronavirus response plan

    As COVID-19 and its social, psychological, and economic impacts unfold, organizations are facing wide-ranging tough decisions about all aspects of your work. Answers are hard to craft against a backdrop of breaking news alerts and disparate opinions about best practices around the world. In this solo-round episode, Catherine reviews how to develop an adaptive response plan drawn from your core values. Connect with us on social media if you have questions about developing a values-based response plan.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 109 The importance of understanding your opposition with Margaret Tyndall, former CEO of YWCA USA

    Ep. 109 The importance of understanding your opposition with Margaret Tyndall, former CEO of YWCA USA

    Margaret Tyndall joins us as the third of four 2020 YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix Tribute to Leadership honorees. Margaret served as the CEO of YWCA Pittsburgh for 23 years (1977-2000) and as CEO of YWCA USA for two years (2000-2002). She shares with Catherine the pivotal moment in her life that created a passion for YWCA's core mission of empowering women and eliminating racism, the job ad that changed the trajectory of her career, and everything she has learned about creating change along the way.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 108 Girls Scouts Deputy Director Mary Mitchell: How to bring your best self to important conversations (and what to do when you don't)

    Ep. 108 Girls Scouts Deputy Director Mary Mitchell: How to bring your best self to important conversations (and what to do when you don't)

    Our conversation with Mary Mitchell is the second of four with the 2020 YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix Tribute to Leadership honorees. Mary serves as the Deputy Director, Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. In her 21 years with the organization she has served in a variety of capacities and now serves as co-lead for the organization’s work related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Mary and Catherine discuss what these terms mean in today's world, and how they can be incorporated into changemaking w

    • 51 min
    Ep. 107 ALWAYS Founder and former candidate for AZ Attorney General January Contreras: How to create change in every moment

    Ep. 107 ALWAYS Founder and former candidate for AZ Attorney General January Contreras: How to create change in every moment

    For the next four weeks, we are proud to partner with the YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix to spotlight their 2020 Tribute to Leadership honorees. Up first, is January Contreras. January ran for Arizona Attorney General in 2018, after founding ALWAYS, a nonprofit that provides no cost legal services to vulnerable young people and victims of human trafficking. From law school to election day, January opens up to Catherine about what she's learned along the way and what's next on her journey of community change.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 106 The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

    Ep. 106 The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

    Catherine is joined by Javelina partner David Waid to discuss The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, field notes from the desk of a seasoned Silicon Valley tech CEO on how to build and run a business. Catherine and David share their key takeaways from the entrepreneur and current-day venture capitalist's own personal story. Look out for actionable takeaways on hiring and firing, the importance of culture, and when making a "culture hire" is a bad idea - along with much more!

    • 42 min

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