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The Great Full podcast is here to help you contribute to a more sustainable world through how you eat, live and lead. Join me on a journey around the world to connect with thinkers and doers working to build more sustainable food systems, communities and lives. They share insights into the challenges we collectively face, highlight the solutions they are bringing to life and offer up wisdom they have gained along their journey. All to inspire you to explore how you want to make a contribution, both personally and professionally, and give you some tools to do so in a way that is impactful, fulfilling and supports your own wellbeing.

The Great Full Michelle Grant

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The Great Full podcast is here to help you contribute to a more sustainable world through how you eat, live and lead. Join me on a journey around the world to connect with thinkers and doers working to build more sustainable food systems, communities and lives. They share insights into the challenges we collectively face, highlight the solutions they are bringing to life and offer up wisdom they have gained along their journey. All to inspire you to explore how you want to make a contribution, both personally and professionally, and give you some tools to do so in a way that is impactful, fulfilling and supports your own wellbeing.

    Youth Leading Change with Yumna and Nabeeha (Bite Back 2030 Youth Board) | Ep. 23

    Youth Leading Change with Yumna and Nabeeha (Bite Back 2030 Youth Board) | Ep. 23

    This week I am chatting with Nabeeha and Yumna, two incredibly inspiring high school students who are on a mission to make healthy food accessible to all children in the UK through their engagement with Bite Back 2030. 

    Founded by Jamie Oliver but fully youth-led, Bite Back 2030’s mission is to enable better access to healthy food for everyone and to create more sustainable food systems. Yumna and Nabeeha are on the youth board and in this episode we hear their inspiring stories of youth leading change.

    We chat about:
    How Yumna and Nabeeha started campaigning for healthier food for young people while still in schoolHow their own lived experience and personal stories motivated them to stand up and demand changeBite Back’s most recent campaign to end junk food advertising in the UKHow fast food restaurants actively targeting young consumersHow Yumna and Nabeeha feel about the praise but lack of support from adults in their efforts to lead changeImportant leadership skills they have learned from each other on their journeyThe problems in the food system from a young person’s perspectiveThey action they want their government representatives to takeHow they both navigate the overwhelm from juggling campaigning while they’re still at school“Our government needs to do more to make sure that young people’s voice and their concerns are not being taken as tick-boxes but are directly embedded within decision-making. And, you know, we aren’t necessarily asking for seats at the table any longer - we’re building our own tables, we’re building our own chairs and we’re making spaces where young people’s voices truly matter.” Yumna

    Further information:
    Find out more about Bite Back 2030 here: https://www.biteback2030.com/Need support on your leadership journey to create sustainable change? Join the next cohort of the Be The Change group coaching and leadership training program starting in Sept 2022: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechangeIf you are interested in food and sustainability and what you can do to create change, you might like The Great Full cookbook: www.thegreatfull.com/bookFollow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 40 min
    Building a Better Food System with Jerusha Klemperer (Director FoodPrint) | Ep. 22

    Building a Better Food System with Jerusha Klemperer (Director FoodPrint) | Ep. 22

    My guest this episode is Jerusha Klemperer, the Director of FoodPrint.org, a media platform dedicated to helping people understand the impact of what they eat on animals, planet and people.
     
    Prior to leading FoodPrint, Jerusha was a Co-Founder of FoodCorps, an organization that works with local communities around the US to serve healthy food in schools, and before that led campaigns at Slow Food USA. She has a 15+ year career working for places with “food” in the title, to support a food system that is better for the planet, more just, more humane and more delicious.

    We chat about the lessons Jerusha has learned in her various food roles,  how everyone can contribute towards a more sustainable food system, and how she sees the role of anger, storytelling and inspiration in communicating important issues.

    The topics we cover are:
    How Jerusha started working with food after starting her career as an actorThe one book that made her (and me!) aware of the problems in the food systemWhat she learned while working on improving school lunches with Slow Food USA and  FoodCorpsHow to work out what your Foodprint is, and what to do to reduce itHow you can start eating more sustainably todayThe role of anger in advocating for sustainability and changeWhat inspires and motivates Jerusha to stay positive in challenging timesThe hype around plant-based meat alternatives, its consequences for people and the planet and the critical questions we should be askingLeadership practices that have inspired Jerusha though her workStorytelling and its role in creating changeResources mentioned in the episode:
    The book “Fast Food Nation” by Eric SchlosserGuides by FoodPrint on how to start eating more sustainably: https://foodprint.org/eating-sustainably/The “What You’re Eating” Podcast: https://foodprint.org/what-youre-eating/Further information:
    Learn more about Food Print on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (all @FoodPrintOrg).Connect with Jerusha Klemperer on Twitter and LinkedIn.Need support on your leadership journey? Join the next cohort of women in the Be The Change group coaching and leadership training program starting in September 2022 - get on the waitlist here: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechangeIf you are interested in food and sustainability and what you can do to create change, you might like The Great Full cookbook: www.thegreatfull.com/bookFollow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 35 min
    Nature Protects Us When We Protect Nature with Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Author Fresh Banana Leaves)

    Nature Protects Us When We Protect Nature with Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Author Fresh Banana Leaves)

    My guest this week is Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Maya Ch’orti’ & Binnizá), the author of the new book “Fresh Banana Leaves - Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science”. Jessica is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Washington Bothell, a Climate Justice Policy Strategist at the International Mayan League and the Environmental Justice Representative of the City of Seattle Commission of Urban Forestry.

    In this episode, Jessica helps us understand how indigenous and western science can be complementary, and what we need to know about colonialism, eco-colonialism and ecological grief if we want to tackle climate change. Jessica shares the wisdom she has gathered on her leadership journey, particularly around framing and tackling imposter syndrome. 
    The topics we cover in our conversation are:
    The fascinating story behind the title of her book “Fresh Banana Leaves”What it means to be an indigenous scientistHow settler colonialism impacts indigenous communitiesWhat eco-colonialism means and why it is importantWhat people working in the field of sustainability need to understand about indigenous scienceHow Jessica is integrating her experiences as an indigenous and western scientist and how both approaches can complement each otherThe concept of ecological griefThe restorative agricultural practice of MilpasSpirituality and our relationship to natureHow Jessica found the courage to pursue her path integrating indigenous and western scienceHow Jessica frames and navigates imposter syndromeWhat it means to her to be good ancestorWhat we can learn from leadership in matriarchal pueblos of the Zapotec nationIndigenous-led movements that inspire JessicaWhat the food system would look like if it were returned to indigenous peoplesHow Jessica stays grounded and manages her time and energyFind more information about Jessica Hernandez on her website and twitter.
    Order your copy of Fresh Banana Leaves - Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science here.
    Find the book trailer here.
    Need support on your sustainable leadership journey? Join the next cohort of women in the Be The Change group coaching and leadership training program starting in September 2022 - get on the waitlist here: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechange
    If you are interested in food and sustainability and what you can do to create change, you might like The Great Full cookbook: www.thegreatfull.com/book
    Follow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/
    Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 43 min
    Life and Leadership Lessons from Polly the Puppy | Ep. 20

    Life and Leadership Lessons from Polly the Puppy | Ep. 20

    This episode is a special / unusual one. Instead of sharing the inspiring story of a human being leading sustainable change, I am sharing some wisdom for a little puppy named Polly!
    This last year we were foster parents or “puppy raisers” for a guide dog puppy. That meant volunteering our home, time and energy to socialise a little Labrador puppy before she goes off to school where she is trained as a guide dog for the blind or as an assistant dog for people who use wheelchairs.
    This adorable little ball of fluff turned our lives upside down and to my surprise taught me an awful lot about life and leadership along the way. So, I decided to summarise my top 10 lessons from Polly the puppy to share with you here. 
    This episode also includes some reflections and food for thought that I hope offer you some new insights into how you live and lead!
    Here are the lessons Polly wants to share with you on this episode:
    Learning is play and play is learningResolve to begin againLearn to face your fearsThis too shall passDon’t miss the joy in the small thingsFace things when they are little or they will grow big and bite youDon’t always hold leash so tightStop and smell the roses, and the poop. Be willing to experience it all.Slow down, you’re moving too fastBark when your needs not metAnd a bonus 11th if you listen to the end!
    Further information:
    For more adorable puppy pictures of Polly check out: https://www.thegreatfull.com/podcast/ep20-life-leadership-lessons-polly-the-puppy 
    Need support on your leadership journey? Get on the waitlist to join the next cohort of women in the Be The Change group coaching and leadership training program starting in Sep 2022: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechange
    Sign up for The Great Full newsletter, your monthly inspiration for how to eat, live and lead for a sustainable world: https://www.thegreatfull.com/contact
    Follow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/
    If you want to learn more about being a puppy raiser for the Foundation Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the Blind you can learn more here: https://www.blindenhundeschule.ch/unterstuetzung/patenhunde
    Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 29 min
    Circular Bio-Economy of Wellbeing with Prof. Jacqueline McGlade (UCL) | Ep. 19

    Circular Bio-Economy of Wellbeing with Prof. Jacqueline McGlade (UCL) | Ep. 19

    My guest in this episode is the inspiring Jacquie McGlade, a professor of sustainability and resilience at University College London and Strathmore University in Kenya. She was formerly the Chief Scientist at the United Nations Environment Program and the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency for 10 years. Though originally from the UK, Jacquie now lives in the Masai Mara with her husband and their community.
    In the episode, Jacquie shares meaningful insights into her life and career, as well as her views on how effective leadership, courage and community will shape the transition towards a more sustainable world.
    The topics we cover are:
    The story of how Jacquie came to live in the Masai Mara in KenyaHow food insecurity and climate change are affecting their livesHow they’re adapting to these challengesThe biggest changes we need to make as humanity for sustainabilityThe circular bio economy of wellbeingWhat kind of leadership we need to transition towards a circular bio economy of wellbeingWhat personal development future leaders need to engage withWhat meditation taught Jacquie about communication and conflict resolutionWhere she found courage in difficult or dangerous situationsPeople and books that have inspired Jacquie on her pathTwo projects that Jacquie is inspired by working with communities in the Masai Mara on regenerative forestry and porous alpha water purificationHow the world and especially in the area of science and academia was different for a woman when she started her careerFurther information:

    To watch further talks from Jacquie on the topics discussed here check out: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/professorships/environment-professorship/
    Find more information about Jacquie on Linkedin
    Need support on your leadership journey? Join the next cohort of women in the Be The Change group coaching and leadership training program starting in September 2022 - get on the waitlist here: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechange
    If you are interested in food and sustainability and what you can do to create change, you might like The Great Full cookbook: www.thegreatfull.com/book
    Follow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/
    Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 39 min
    Courageous Leadership with Beccie D'Cunha (Founder Courage Lab) | Ep. 18

    Courageous Leadership with Beccie D'Cunha (Founder Courage Lab) | Ep. 18

    This episode I chat with Beccie D’Cunha, founder of the Courage Lab. Beccie has extensive experience in leadership roles in the not for profit sector and as a professional facilitator and conflict mediator. 

    At Courage Lab, Beccie offers coaching to enable courageous conversations, strengthen relationships and create the leadership we need for a positive change in our organizations and in the world around us.

    In this conversation we explore the role of courage in leading change, how it connects to confidence and some practical tips on how to build your own courage.
    The topics we cover are:
    What motivated Beccie to set up the Courage LabThe role of courage in the transformation towards a more sustainable worldThe main connections between courage and leadershipThe difference between courage and confidenceHow vulnerability and courage are connectedArtificial harmony and avoiding difficult conversationsBeccie’s take on armored vs. daring leadershipCourage building practices you can engage withThe negotiation techniques BATNA, WATNA and MLATNABeccie’s advice for aspiring women leadersFurther information:
    Find more information about The Courage Lab on https://www.couragelab.co/
    For more information about other offerings at The Great Full to help you eat, live and lead for a more sustainable world, check out: www.thegreatfull.com
    If you are interested in exploring your role in leading sustainable change, and how to build the calm, clarity and courage to step into your potential check out the Be The Change program: www.thegreatfull.com/bethechange 
    Follow The Great Full on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatfull/
    Don’t want to miss an episode of The Great Full podcast? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 32 min

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