In the second part of a two part episode Priya rejoins Paul and John to debrief on their coaching experience on race and gender issues. It highlights the need for trust and bravery to really look at our own race and gender issues and why being ’nice’ may be getting in the way. This is a useful episode for those wanting a peak behind the scenes of what it takes to have deeply personal conversations that change the world.
In this episode we are joined by Paul Anthony from The Diversity Practice Ltd who takes on the role of coach for John who opens up on the theme of masculinity and white privilege. This is a deeply personal exploration of what it is to be a white male. This is a fantastic episode for those wanting to understand what ‘doing our own work’ looks like.
Join us for part 2 (Episode 28) for a deep look behind the scenes of this coaching session.
Donita Volkwijn joins Priya and John to discuss the relationship between the pandemic and Diversity & Inclusion. Donita mentions that our systems are not broken, they are doing exactly what they're designed to do. These systems are unjust and result in murder. Join in this conversation to help us re-design our systems to be more just and life-giving. For more information, see Rachel Cargle's work and Dax Devlon Ross' work. "The real revolution would be the opportunity for a black woman to actually rest." "You need to put the same level of work into anti-racism that you put into your love handles."
In this episode we are joined by Coach and fellow OD practitioner, Karen Mack to take a deep dive into the art of listening. We explore our own barriers to really listening, why listening is the foundation for building relationships and how listening may be one of the most effective tools we have for healing and moving forward from this pandemic and the racial tensions it has brought to the surface.
In this episode Priya and John convene a conversation with Walt Hopkins, writer, teacher and longtime journal keeper to discuss the topic of journaling. This conversation provides several tips and tricks for “how to journal” for those new to this technique. Walt, Priya and John share personal stories about how journaling has supported them throughout their lives.
Questions worth asking here might be “what’s the conversation I’m having with myself right now?”, “what’s the conversation I’m not having with myself right now, what’s that about?”, “which conversations am I stopping myself from having”, “what can’t I say out loud right now, and why?”
This episode we are joined by OD and Gestalt practitioner Maureen Ghirelli to talk about the concept of Multiple Overwhelmings and how breathing into your belly can help.
A great episode for people feeling overwhelmed by life in the pandemic and looking for help to understand what's happening and what they can do to re-anchor themselves.
For those who would like to have a go with the breathing exercise we are including a link to “Breathing Technique” a short video created by Pilates teacher, Phil Nuttridge, in the early days of the C-19 lockdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=puhfQbmNjxY&feature=emb_logo
In this episode we are joined by Graham Barkus, Managing Partner at The Human Factor, based in Hong Kong and also Fadi Rabieh, OD Practitioner based in Jerusalem to take a global perspective on what life is really like right now?
In this episode we document what life is like in our countries and share how we are making personal meaning of our experiences
Recorded May 6th 2020
Welcome back to our regular listeners and a warm welcome to our new ones. We are back for Season 3 where we will be focussing on creating a time capsule of lives lived during the pandemic, as seen through the eyes of OD practitioners around the globe.
Our focus this season is on sharing questions and tools that can be used by anyone to help process their experience during this time of our lives. As always the conversations are raw, honest and filled with questions for you to reflect on.
This episode is a short check in followed with our intentions for this season 3, we look forward to being with you through this experience.
Thank you so much for all your feedback and support during our first two seasons! Due to a few personal / business reasons we will be taking a break for a while.
Here is a short episode so you can find out what we've been up to (life changing news!), how we've come to our decision, the question we had to ask ourselves and what we would love to happen whilst we are away.
We shall be back next year with more Questions Worth Asking!
In this final episode of Season 2, Priya and John demonstrate the 4 L's retrospect tool by looking back at Season 2. They discuss how they may be heading towards separate paths with where they want QWA to go (watch this space). They also appeal to leaders who don't invest time in looking back and capturing learnings by presenting the value and potential benefits of this retrospect tool as a way of bringing teams together.
A great episode for leaders looking for a practical demonstration of how to run a retrospect session.