92 episodes

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.

The Social Change Career Podcast PCDNetwork

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

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.

    E4S9: To Don't Lists, Anti Goals and other amazing career advice from Brenda Okorogba

    E4S9: To Don't Lists, Anti Goals and other amazing career advice from Brenda Okorogba

    Behind the Canadian-career consulting firm and very popular Tweeter account MomentswithBren is the amazing Brenda McWilson-Okorogba.   Originally from Nigeria, Brenda is an award-winning service and learning experience designer, grant writer, facilitator and an applied positive Psychology coach with over 9-years of experience ideating, designing and delivering outcome-based programming for diverse learners across industries, sectors and geographies.
    In this episode Brenda will talk about her very own Skill Assessment Tool, To Don't lists; how to nail Mentoriships; the Anti-Goals and the Documentation Approach to Networking.  Simply, the best career tips you could ever receive.
    Telling anything more will spoil the episode.  Sit back, relax and enjoy Brenda's wisdom and unparallel energy and then follow her on Tweeter, Medium and Linkedin.
    Interested in watching it? Click here for the Linkedin video or go to PCDN's Youtube channel.
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
    Become a member of the PCDN Career Campusto get daily access (to job opportunities) community(network with other impact professionals); learning with sector-experts and receive guidance from PCDN Career Coaches. 
    Book a session PCDN Coaching Services 
    Subscribe to PCDN.global’s Weekly Newsletter
    This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship

     
     

     

    • 41 min
    E3S9: From worm farming to climate impact investing with Zach Stein

    E3S9: From worm farming to climate impact investing with Zach Stein

    Episode 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast explores the links between sustainability and investing with with Zach Stein. Zach is the co-founder of Carbon Collective which utilizes finances to solve climate change.  This episode talks about how he started as a worm farmer to co-founding Carbon Collective.  Zach shares his experience and tips on sustainable investing.
    If you are seeking to explore how to link your finances to social impact (which should be all of us as we only have one planet) or if you are interested in building a career in this growing sector, take a listen to today's episode.
    Zach began his post-college career with a fellowship on an urban farm. That spun out to worm farming, which led him into aquaponics, then aquaculture with his first tech startup, Osmo Systems. And in 2020, Zach set out to build a new climate company to better collectivize individual climate actions. He has the pleasure of working on it with his oldest friend as his cofounder. Zach currently lives in the East Bay Area with his wife and son.
    Episode recorded April 12th, 2022.  Interested in watching it? Click here for the Linkedin video or go to PCDN.global Youtube channel
    This podcast episode is supported by the Rotary Peace Fellowship. Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world.
    Check out The PCDN Career Campus, group career coaching, networking sessions, expert -led webinars, daily newsletters with tons of jobs and opportunities in the impact sector; office hours.  

    • 41 min
    E2S9:Building a Career at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit with Adriana Dawson

    E2S9:Building a Career at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit with Adriana Dawson

    Are purpose and profit incompatible or possible? Adriana Dawson sits with Dr. Craig and Dr. Catalina to share how her vast experience in different sectors led her to her current position as Head of Community Engagment in one of the biggest private telecomunication corporations in the U.S. "Honor your skills" in terms of identifying what you bring to the table and "improve your narrative", learn how to effectively communicate your achivements; are some of Adriana's tips of how to suceed and create change within a private corporation.
     
     

    • 32 min
    E1S9: How Fellowships Can Help Advance your Career of Impact with Balkis Chaabane

    E1S9: How Fellowships Can Help Advance your Career of Impact with Balkis Chaabane

    In Episode 1 of Season 9 we sit down to interview Balkis Chaabane and explore how being a recipient of numerous Fellowships has helped leverage her impact career.  
    Originally from Tunisia, Balkis is currently doing her MA at the Lebanese American University and has received multiple prestigious fellowships.  In this conversation, she shares very honestly what do you gain when you end up in the NO pile.  And why its important to learn through rejection, tips to make a winning application and reasons to take advantage of fellowships and how upskilling, networking with fellowships are essentials these days to navigate a successful career of impact.

    • 30 min
    E20S8: Advancing the Field of Negotiation with Dr. Josh Weiss

    E20S8: Advancing the Field of Negotiation with Dr. Josh Weiss

    Closing Season 8 I sit with Dr. Joshua Weiss who is one of the top scholars in the field of Negotiations in the U.S. and probably the world. If you are thinking about a career in negotiation, look no further. 
    A grad of the PhD Program at the Carter Center (GMU University), Dr. Weiss is the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University. He is also the director and creator of the Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University.  
    In Season's 8 finale, listen how Josh attributes his career to a combination of luck and being focused.  Listen how he has successfully combined being a researcher, consultant, practitioner, author and still have time for his daughters’ games.   
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
     ***Episode recorded on May 3rd  2021
     
    Key Links
    Bay Path University
    Harvard Negotiation Project
    Josh’s Linkedin
     
    ***New product*** PCDN.global is launching our first ever online workshops on all this career of change. First workshop was February 1st, stay tuned for more information on the next career PCDN.global career workshop.
     
    Join our free PCDN Impact Career Chats
    Book a session PCDN Coaching Services
    Become an insider and join the PCDN Career Helping Line  
    Subscribe to PCDN.global’s 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 https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships

    • 55 min
    E19S8: How to Go from Engineer, to Environmental Activist to Development Professional with Jim O Neil

    E19S8: How to Go from Engineer, to Environmental Activist to Development Professional with Jim O Neil

    Not a straight line. Not a boring life. The quest for meaning is not easy but is attainable as is the fabulous story of Jim O'Neil. After twists and turns Jim leaves his once engineering career to become an International Development professional for major INGOS such as CRS and Mercy Corps.  
    In Episode 19 of Season 8, listen how Jim leaves his engineer career, becomes an environmental activist; starts a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution, joins the Peace Corps which will lead him to become an Emergency Response Manager in a major INGOs.
    Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.
     ***Episode recorded on May 3rd, 2021
     
    Key Links 
    International Development Fellows Program at CRS
    Mercy Corps
    Jim’s LinkedIn
     
    ***New product*** PCDN.global is launching our first ever online workshops on all this career of change. First workshop was February 1st, stay tuned for more information on the next career PCDN.global career workshop.
    Join our free PCDN Impact Career Chats
    Book a session PCDN Coaching Services
    Become an insider and join the PCDN Career Helping Line  
    Subscribe to PCDN.global’s 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 https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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.

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
iHeartPodcasts
NPR
Jocko DEFCOR Network
Pushkin Industries
Ed Mylett

You Might Also Like

The Economist
The New York Times
This American Life
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
NPR
NPR