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Align your passion with your purpose with the Social Change Career Podcast. PCDN sits down with the world’s top professionals in the social change field to learn how they are changing the world while making a living. Honest conversations turn career advice for the global changemakers.

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Align your passion with your purpose with the Social Change Career Podcast. PCDN sits down with the world’s top professionals in the social change field to learn how they are changing the world while making a living. Honest conversations turn career advice for the global changemakers.

    E19S7: Playing Games for Peace (and getting paid doing so) with Dr. Mark Young

    E19S7: Playing Games for Peace (and getting paid doing so) with Dr. Mark Young

    Dr. Young is an independent author, trainer, consultant, with many years practical and academic experience in the area of negotiation, mediation and conflict management skills.
    In Episode 19 of Season 7, listen to why Dr. Mark Young believes that humans urge to play is greater than humans urge to fight. Dr. Young has been thinking about and playing games for the past 19 years.  He is the founder and CEO of Rational Games Inc.
    Rational Games is a social enterprise that uses games to teach about and engage in the transformation of conflicts.  At Rational Games they teach negotiation, develop games and app and also are engaged in philanthropical ventures to help about peace and conflict transformation through games.
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    **Episode recorded on November 27th, 2020
     
    Key Links:
    Rational Games Inc.
    Dr. Mark Young Ted X
    Dr. Mark Young LinkedIn
     
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    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
     
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
     
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 48 min
    E18S7: Get Paid for Who You Are Not for What You Do with Ehsan Zaffar

    E18S7: Get Paid for Who You Are Not for What You Do with Ehsan Zaffar

    In the U.S., a remarkable respected civil rights attorney; professor; inequality expert started his journey in difficult circumstances, escaping the horrors of war and international sanctions; being buried in quicksand and facing layoffs as well as rejection from grad school.  This is the story of Ehsan Zaffar.
    In Episode 18 of Season 7, Ehsan shares how he grew up in poverty as a refugee in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from becoming a lawyer; a civil rights advocate and inequality thought leader; a civil servant for the Federal government; and a professor.
    Take a listen to Ehsan Zaffar’s incredible and humbling life story.   He will soon be joining the faculty and starting a Center on Inequality at Arizona State University.
    Also and very importantly, another fellow podcaster. Ehsan podcast is called Unfair Nation- Ehsan’s podcast on power, inequality and civil justice (take a listen on  Apple Podcasts).
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    **Episode recorded on November 13th, 2020
    Key Links
    Arizona Center on Inequality
    Ehsan Podcast Unfair Nation
    Ehsan’s wiki
     
    Related Topics
    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
     
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     

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    E17S7: On Top of Her Game: The Incredible Career of Dr. Kristin Lord in International Development

    E17S7: On Top of Her Game: The Incredible Career of Dr. Kristin Lord in International Development

    She is a female CEO and President of one of the biggest International Development/Education NGOs worldwide, IREX.  How did Dr. Kristin Lord arrive to the top? If you think she planned it all carefully, please listen how you can get to the top without planning every second of your life or having a 10-year plan.
     
    In Episode 17 of Season 7, Dr Lord’s explains how she worked full-time while finishing her PhD in International Development; her leadership style/philosophy as well learning what are the top three skills that all International Development professionals should have.
     
    If you are looking at a career in International Development/Education; or are curious to learn about the experience of being a female professional at the highest levels in leadership, you need to listen to this episode.
     
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
     
    *Correction: Podcast show host Catalina wrongly described USIP.  It is the United States Institute for Peace.  My apologies for this.  United Nations Institute of Peace was just a typo.
     
    **Episode recorded on November 12th, 2020
     
     
    Key Links:
     
    IREX
    Dr. Kristin Lords LinkedIn   
    The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs
     
    Related Topics
    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
     
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     
     
     

    • 40 min
    E16S7: Covid-19 & Unemployment in the Social Impact Space: The Story of Jessika Portney

    E16S7: Covid-19 & Unemployment in the Social Impact Space: The Story of Jessika Portney

    For the past 3 years, Jessika Portney was a manager of Leadership Programs at the prestigious Brookings Institution. That is, until 2020.  If this year is a lemon, let’s hear what type of lemonade Jessika made.  Far from letting her layoff define her, she used this adversity to fulfill her dreams of becoming a leadership and life coach.
    In Episode 16 of Season 7 Jessika shares her story, what happened after she lost her job and what how she decided to leap and build her own coaching business.
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    *Episode recorded on November 2nd , 2020
    Key Links:
    Jessika’s Leadership Coaching
    Jessika’s Linkedin
    Flow Coaching Institute
    Related Topics
    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
     
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
     
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
     
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
     
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    E15S7: Instagram for Human Rights: The life and career of Wai Wai Nu

    E15S7: Instagram for Human Rights: The life and career of Wai Wai Nu

    Wai Wai Nu has global notoriety as a champion of democracy and human rights as attested by her many accolades including Time Magazine Next Gen Leader; Hillary Clinton Awards; Young Global Leader; Impact Hero by Earth Company, among others. 
    In Episode 15 of Season 7 Wai Wai shares her story as a political-prisoner in her native Myanmar. Far from letting her own personal and her family’s ordeal under military dictatorship define her; Wai Wai tells us how she became a lawyer, founded two NGOs and how she has built a career of service championing democracy and human rights for all.
    Find out how she uses her Instagram to mobilize Myanmar’s youth for social impact and freedom.
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    *Episode recorded on October 28th , 2020
     
    Key Links:
    Wai Wai’s Instagram
    Wai Wai’s Linkedin
     #myfriend campaign (selfies for tolerance)
     
    Related Topics
    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E14S7: The Youtuber of Peace: the Extraordinary Career of Dr. Amr Abdalla

    E14S7: The Youtuber of Peace: the Extraordinary Career of Dr. Amr Abdalla

    This is a must-hear episode for everyone interested in peacebuilding.
    Originally from Egypt, and originally trained as a lawyer, Dr. Amr Abdalla has built an extraordinary career as a researcher, academic, teacher, trainer, story-teller and overall good human.  
    In Episode 14 of Season 7 Dr. Amr Abdalla walks us through his journey in Egypt as a young lawyer and his move to the U.S.  A remarkable, humble, grounded and very wise account of how he became a globally respected scholar for peace and conflict resolution.  
    Dr. Abdalla is Professor Emeritus at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE).  He is also the Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution at the Washington-based organization KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights).  
    What is perhaps most interesting is Dr. Abdalla’s YouTube channel of Peace Stories.  
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    *Episode recorded on October 19th , 2020
     
    Key Links:
    In Peace, Amr
    University of Peace
    Amr’s LinkedIn  
     
    Related Topics
    ***COVID-19*** PCDN.global wants to be there for our community in these trying times.  Please join for free EVERY THURSDAY at noon EST PCDN Impact Career Chats.  Learn from some of the world leader innovators about advancing your career of impact.  Connect with other professionals.
     
    PCDN Coaching Services. We love to help you because of your commitment to change. Helping the world is a tough business.  So let us help you so you continue your mission. Book a 15 minute free consult.
     
    Need career advice? Need it now? Join PCDN Career Helping Line. Go ask your questions, help answer others and participate in fruitful discussion to advance your social change career.
     
    Almost 20k individuals and organizations already receive this amazing resource to keep them up to date and ready to put their passion into action.
    Subscribe to new and improved Daily or Weekly Newsletter
     
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    Are you an existing or emerging peace leader looking to take your career to the next level? You might be eligible to receive full funding to pursue a MA or professional certificate in peace & conflict studies. Learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships at www.rotary.org/peace-fellowships
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

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25 Ratings

Ssk_39 ,

So inspiring!

This is a wonderful podcast series highlighting many different leaders in the social change space, and I really enjoy listening to their stories, insights, and career advice. They are truly making the world a better place, and you will leave every episode feeling inspired and ready to make a change!

Additionally, PCDN is a phenomenal resource- I encourage all of my colleagues to check out the website and join the Facebook group.

ErinLynn18 ,

Fabulous podcast!

What is better than hearing from folks about career advice? Hearing from folks working in social change and justice for career advice! Love this podcast and was honored to be a guest on it in May 2020! Check it out!

Kellie_r ,

Great resource

This podcast is a great resource for people looking to break into the social change sector. Carolina does the informational interviewing for you! She’s a great podcast host, and there’s a wide variety of guests on the show.

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