Do You Have A Culture Of Collective Accountability? with Vikki Reynolds

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By Michelle McQuaid: Positive Psychology Teacher | Playful Change Activator | Huffington Post Blogger and Michelle McQuaid. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today we’re talking to Vikki Reynolds, who’s an activist and therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice with community work and therapy. An adjunct professor, she’s written and presented internationally on her work, responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture, and supporting violence, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and shelter counselors in gender and sexually diverse communities.

In this week’s episode, we explore how to find our zone of fabulousness and the power of collective accountability in the face of work experiences that can lead to “burnout”.

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You’ll Learn:
  • [01:47] - Vikki explains why our approaches to vicarious trauma and burnout in workplaces need re-thinking.
  • [03:33] - Vikki shares how we can each find our Zone of Fabulousness when it comes to helping others at work.
  • [04:45] - Vikki explains why the goal of ‘safe enough’ rather than psychological safety may serve us better when it comes to sustaining connection with each other.
  • [08:26] - Vikki offers some tips to help us resist the politics of politeness and instead embrace the potential value of discord.
  • [10:45] - Vikki explains the power of collective accountability to enact our ethics.
  • [23:40] - Vikki enters the lightning round.
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Until next time, take care! Thank you, Vikki!

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