021 - SOLO EPISODE - Sharing insights from the latest 10 interviews
What if professional development actually looked more like a balance beam than a corporate ladder?
In the latest episode, I introduce this concept and highlight some of the other biggest insights that have been inspired from the last 10 episodes. I also share my perspective on how these themes can help us solve personal, professional, and broader collective challenges.
In the last ten episodes I interviewed business leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches from sectors like wellness, health tech, finance, education, consulting and philosophy who shared a range of break down wake up stories, from altered states to workaholism, and from gender challenges in the workplace losing a parent.
In my reflection, I note some of the broader perspectives that arise from these stories. For example, I touch on the importance of paying attention to our breakdowns in order not only to listen for the wisdom waking up in ourselves, but to find wisdom that can shift organizations and societies. I also highlight themes that came up in these stories, like how understanding high performance can act as an escape survival strategy to manage challenging personal experiences, why balancing our connection to our own emotions and our connection to the values and norms of society can help keep our institutions in check, and how "embracing the suck" - being with difficult emotions in the moment without asking for wisdom can be a counterintuitive first step to finding key insights.
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The Break Down. Wake Up. Season 1 podcast is sponsored by JAEC Foundation: Rethinking Mental Health.