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What does it mean to be a successful? Success is finding meaning, engagement and happiness in personal life and work as well as achieving desired outcomes that defy assumptions. Careers Cast Podcast shares experiences of life leaders to help you map the right career path, consistently achieve the goals and objectives you set forth to achieve, chart out a course for your life that will ensure your success and stay strong and focused with a new found resolve. To develop your vision, to think s ...
 
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Have you ever felt that gender equity at your workplace is a mere joke?Have you always been under continuous pressure to be ‘presentable’ just because you’re a woman?Have you ever felt that you are reluctant to build new healthy workplace relations for your career development?Have you experienced having an unappreciative male boss over you?Do you t…
 
For this wrap-up episode we've switched sides of the microphone to interview our host for the last 39 episodes, Ian Quick. (With thanks to Sam Meikle for taking over interviewing duties.)He talks about his formative experiences in the development & conflict management sectors, and why oral history felt like a meaningful contribution at this point i…
 
"The only ethical way of doing this research is to stay involved in a profound manner, & to maintain these friendships and relationships."Judith Verweijen is a researcher who has spent a decade-plus interviewing soldiers and militias in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.We talk through what her process looks like, what men under arms actuall…
 
Salma Ben Aissa Braham is a Tunisian humanitarian professional, and currently Country Director for the IRC in the Central African Republic.She spent half of her career (so far!) in her home country, and was entering her prime working years around the time of the 2011 revolution.We talk about that, naturally. We go on to discuss how she's approached…
 
Josep is a career humanitarian who's spent 20+ years with UNHCR working with refugees, and on forced displacement.But alongside there's something a bit unusual. That twigged for me personally when we met a few years back in Central Asia -- and he started speaking in Tajik to a local community, despite never having worked in the region.It turned out…
 
Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou is Director of the Politics and Governance Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Past work has included academic posts, several development NGOs, and the OECD's Development Assistance Committee.With this in mind, it's interesting that the recurring theme of this conversation is a rather ambivalent relationship with…
 
Is there a secret sauce that leads women into achieving career fulfillment? Do you wish to accelerate your career growth by finding a job you love? A job that gives you satisfaction and makes you eager to go to work every day?Make your way into your "juicy work" and see your career reach scalable heights! Career fulfillment can only happen if you k…
 
Would you like to be sought out, as the go to person? Chosen over all others. The person who is relied on by people and organizations? Get ready to take back control of your career and grow your own talents in your area of expertise to stay sought after forever. Developing this mindset and commitment to your goal will insure work will always find y…
 
Polly Mackenzie is CEO at Demos, a cross-party think tank in the United Kingdom. She's also worked at the centre of government within the 2010-15 coalition, and run a charity focusing on money and mental health.In the current fractious political environment Demos looks at big challenges like wealth inequality, "building back" after covid-19, and so…
 
In this globally interconnected and changing world where the “alpha” or “hero” leadership often dominates, it is empowering to know that Quietly Powerful Women Leaders, who are often overlooked and taken advantage of, have immense value to contribute to organizations. But how do we encourage more quiet women professionals to shift their beliefs abo…
 
Dao X. Tran is Managing Editor of Voice of Witness, which develops oral histories and education programs to amplify the voices of people impacted by injustice.Recent projects have included the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, indigenous Americans, and settlement of refugees in Appalachia. (You can find all their projects at voiceofwitness.org .)We sta…
 
Are you a woman looking to take your career to the next level?Have you been trying to get a job with no success?What is standing in the way between you and your dream job?This podcast might be the answer to all of your job seeking woes. Here, you will get an insight on how you can successfully apply for a job and learn a few tips on how you can inc…
 
Kumekucha is a program to help people process conflict and trauma, and to craft new narratives for themselves.It’s running at the community level in coastal Kenya and Nairobi, for people affected by police brutality, by gang violence, and a whole range of adverse personal circumstances.(I strongly recommend checking out the Green String Network’s c…
 
It would be amazing to see yourself as an inspiring and influencing women’s leader. But how is that possible during Coronavirus?Do you want to learn the art of strengths based leadership for women?Do you want to polish your strengths rather than improving weaknesses?Do you want to know how you can mix your talents and strengths into one powerful to…
 
Kate Moger is Regional Vice-President for the Great Lakes region at the International Rescue Committee. She's based in Nairobi, although currently that’s in flux due to COVID-19.We start with her rather interesting route into the sector by way of a dubious Russian travel agency, some traumatic early experiences, and how and where this turned around…
 
(Bonus coronavirus lockdown episode)Ahmed Famau Ahmed is one of the facilitators that works with the “Healing the Uniform” initiative that we discussed in episode #031.But he’s not a career professional. Instead he came into this because of his own history of being arrested, interrogated, and mistreated by the police.In this conversation he talks a…
 
Gitahi Kanyeki is a 36-year veteran of the Kenya National Police Service. His career spans operations against cattle rustlers in Turkana, to extraordinary violence in Nairobi after the 2008 elections, to internal action against serious misconduct.That history has entailed more than anyone’s fair share of traumatic experiences, both for him and for …
 
Wangui Kimari is an urban anthropologist, currently affiliated with the African Centre for Cities.She’s done a range of interesting things but this conversation focuses on work in her home town of Nairobi—and in particular the Mathare area, which if you know the city is often labelled as a slum or sort of den of iniquity.The recurring theme is the …
 
A Woman Leaders Guide to Grace to Advance Your Career & LeadershipDo you want to learn the act of Grace?Do you want to inspire your colleagues by graciousness and kindness?Do you want to cultivate the Culture of Kindness and Grace In Your Company?Do you want to solve your problems in your work environment by practicing graciousness?You have got to …
 
Want to save valuable lost time? Email Management for Women Leaders Email Management for Women Leaders Top Email HacksAre you tired of spending hours replying to countless emails? Would you like to manage your email and time better? Do You want to master email management the way successful women leaders do? Then listen in today as my guest, Dianna …
 
Preeti Thapa has led community justice and conflict transformation programs in her native Nepal for about sixteen years, working with the Asia Foundation.That experience spans an extraordinarily turbulent period -- the tail end of the Maoist insurgency, a drawn-out and highly contentious transition to multi-party politics, a transformative new cons…
 
Marc is a journalist who has developed a number of graphic novels with people in extraordinarily tough situations. These include kids affected by conflict in the Central African Republic; returned combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda; and people targeted for witchcraft in Nigeria. (You can find his work at http://www.marcelli…
 
Wale is acting senior director for the governance technical unit within the International Rescue Committee. He works to protect the rights of people affected by crises to influence the political issues that matter to them. (Background link for more on this: https://www.rescue-uk.org/outcome/power.)We talk about getting people to think intelligently…
 
Behavior Change for Women Leaders (and Men)Are you afraid of making mistakes in business? Are you ready to change your behavior to generate more success? Are you curious about a different mindset that will impact your career advancement?Then listen in today as Sabrina Braham and Barry O’ Reilly shed more light on how behavioral changes can effect t…
 
David is the Africa editor for the Financial Times. In January 2019 his team broke a story on massive fraud in presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The reporting was impressive for its depth, based on the systematic review of leaked electoral data. It was also striking because it was so unusual, following…
 
Do you want to learn better communication skills for women? Are you keen on improving your general communication skills? Do you want to learn how to communicate like the leader you are? Then listen in today as Sabrina Braham discusses the importance of effective communication in the workplace and gives deep insight into building strong communicatio…
 
Gemma pivoted away from a career in programme management and human rights advocacy to undertake a PhD in how we think about stress and meaning in the aid sector.That done, she is now an independent consultant and facilitator on how aid agencies can become more healthy, inclusive and caring work spaces (blog: http://gemmahouldey.com/).With this in h…
 
Kathryn managed monitoring & evaluation for cross-border “stabilisation" programmes in Syria over the last five years (working with the development consultancy Integrity).These initiatives aimed to support functioning services and local governance in opposition-held areas, and to check the influence of extremist groups, in parallel with diplomatic …
 
Have You been wondering how you can create better leadership relationships? Want to learn how deepening relationships can make for better career development? Need new and insightful management skills that can boost your career? Want to know how deepening relationships can affect and favor women’s leadership in the workplace? Then listen in today as…
 
Ever thought about how effective communication skills can impact your business?Are you less confident about your leadership listening skills?Do you want to learn how to communicate like a true leader?Then listen in today as Sabrina Braham shares the tenets of effective leadership communication skills and how these skills can create a huge impact on…
 
Rabih Omar is a proud citizen of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second city, and has worked there on humanitarian and peacebuilding challenges for his whole career.We talk in depth about his experience working for different international organisations that have come to his city, what foreign “experts” tend to get wrong, and how he keeps his motivation up despi…
 
Roshan is co-founder of the Amani Institute, which supports talent development for the social sector. Over the last seven years it has graduated some 450 students from its hubs in Nairobi, Bangalore, and Sao Paolo.We talk about the merits of coming from an emerging market perspective when talking about social innovation, the gaps that Amani sees in…
 
A short one to share some reflections on the first year of the podcast, and talk about where we're going next. (Including a name change!)We've had a wide range of people on so far -- human rights defenders, community organisers, clinicians, aid workers, and more. I share some of the moments that have really stuck with me, and talk about what I thin…
 
Nick van Praag founded and runs an organisation called Ground Truth Solutions. They work with people affected by crises to get their feedback and perspectives on emergency response.In practice this means door-to-door surveys, over time, of how people feel about the timeliness, quality and fairness of humanitarian service provision. This is shared w…
 
Are You Curious about the Impact of Leadership Communication skills in the workplace?Do you want to learn how to communicate better with your colleagues and superiors?Would you want to learn how great communication skills can take you to the top of your career?Then listen in today as my guest, David Hiatt, an author with over 27 years of sales and …
 
Hani al Rstum is a Syrian living in Lebanon’s second city of Tripoli, and the conductor for the SADA playback theatre troupe. They engage with communities affected by serious conflict, with the goal of recognising and affirming life experiences, and opening dialogue.Playback draws on psychodrama therapy, and Hani himself is a psychotherapist. He “c…
 
Tripoli, Lebanon’s second city, has experienced considerable violence ever since the end of the national civil war in 1990.But this escalated dramatically with the onset of the Syrian civil war. Pitched neighbourhood-level fighting led up to the shock car-bombing of the al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in 2013.The central government responded with an …
 
Christine Williamson runs a consultancy firm called Duty of Care International, and has spent twenty years in human resources management in the aid world.It’s well-known that this is a very difficult area. The sector puts large numbers of people into tough operating environments, with a tiny fraction of the support that’s available for diplomatic o…
 
Ever wondered why women have so many challenges getting on boards in the corporate world?How do companies benefit with having women on boards?Do you want to know how being on a board can radically enhance your career and connections?Then take some time to listen as my guest, Mr. Ralph Ward shares great insight on the concept of women’s leadership a…
 
Jean-Paul is part of the generation that was fundamentally shaped by the Lebanese civil war, but had no responsibility for it. In his words, when he left the country in 2006 after the brief and calamitous war with Israel, he never wanted to come back.While abroad, however, he found a sense of agency and possibility. He did come back, and founded an…
 
Assaad is best-known in Lebanon for an open letter in 2000, in which he apologised for what he’d done with the Lebanese Forces, a prominent Christian militia responsible for its share of atrocities.This has been followed by nearly twenty years of philanthropic work. Much of it has been in partnership with other former combatants, through the organi…
 
Hello current and future women leaders:Do you ever feel afraid - or hesitant to be yourself at work?Would you like a special “achievers guide” to help change that? Great! Then you need to listen to this show.What my special guest and I share with this achievers guide is going to help you use your greatest gifts, strengths and talents to do the work…
 
Dete is a researcher and activist whose work revolves around in-depth, interview-based research with people detained for terrorism offences, and their families. This includes special focus on women as both partners and protagonists.The results are used to inform dialogue with the Indonesian government and its international partners, along with targ…
 
Rufa Cagoco-Guiam is an anthropologist based in General Santos City. Over the course of several decades she has worked on dozens of peacebuilding and development initiatives in the wider southern Philippines.Her perspective cuts across the usual disciplinary lines, with Rufa's CV including a lengthy academic record; stints as a newspaper editor-in-…
 
“OBB” is a Nigerian public health professional and advocate who works with the LGBT population, drug users, sex workers, and the HIV-positive. Over the last 10 years he has been managing a large program for these key population groups, for Heartland Alliance International.The work can only be described as a calling, in an often very difficult conte…
 
Marie-Rose founded ESPWA not long after the 2010 earthquake which killed some 200,000 people. This led into eight years of intensive support to community-driven planning, with particular focus on the Grand ‘Anse region.We discuss the difficulties of building an inclusive platform in rural areas with little infrastructure and the usual rivalries; he…
 
Are you curious about the challenges that women leaders in tech face and how they overcome them?Have you been wondering how to rise above the crippling stereotypes that exist in the industry and showcase yourself as a highly talented woman who is an expert in her field?Do you want to learn about the different steps you can take to assert yourself a…
 
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