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Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast

Julio’s humbling and powerful story launches Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast.  He grew up in an area of high conflict in rural Colombia and through lots of smarts and lucky breaks he managed to end up in Bogota –the capital- and later in the U.S. where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Julio works in the intersection of faith,  peace, reconciliation and poverty alleviation and unlike many who leave their humble origins and never return, Julio manages to develop local projects with youth from his town in an effort to create sustainable solutions for peace in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.  Episode 1 of Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.

*Due to the sensitive nature of Julio’s work we will protect his identity in this podcast

While Craig and I were lost in a social innovation lab a young an amazing women helped us find our way and very very soon we knew she needed to be a guest at The Social Change Career Podcast.  Recently graduated from the Wagner’s School in NYC, she returns to her native Colombia to develop Kalpatta, her social entrepreneurship bringing opportunities to underserved women through a gourmet restaurant experience. Listen to Episode 2 of Season 3 to learn what it takes to address economic inequality for women through social entrepreneurship.

A pioneer on the intersection of mindfulness and social impact business. Bridging the worlds of mindfulness and marketing, Paul is a thought leader, an entrepreneur, providing connection, advice and coaching to hundreds of conscious business leaders. Listen to Episode 3 of Season 3 to learn how Paul is changing the world with his mindful marketing approach.



One of the main leaders behind Resolution 1325 and other groundbreaking U.N. Resolutions that changed the way women and gender issues are integrated in the global architecture for peace making. Equal parts scholar and activist and a thought leader who is responsible in part for the huge advancement of women, peace and negotiations in the last decade. Listen to Episode 4 of Season 3 to learn about the life and incredible professional trajectory of Sanam Anderlini.


Head of Program Development at Luminary, Surabhi Lal talked to me about her decade of experience coaching careers of change. Surabhi sits at the intersection of conversations with job seekers and employers in the public service space.  Listen to Surabhi’s career trajectory as she also share careers tips, dos and don’ts, based on her decade of working with students and professionals in the social good space.  From bringing you career tips; real insights of what employers are looking for to the emotional dimensions of job search, find our how Episode 5 of  Season 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast can help you in your job search journey.

*At the time of the recording, Surabhi held the title of Director of Career Services NYU Wagner.  Don’t panic, we change careers, rather, enjoy the podcast.

From selling his car in order to purchase a plane ticket to Rwanda to teach to post-genocide survivors; to suffering malaria many times to working for peace in Nigeria (and half the planet). Dr. Tatsushi Arai has built an extraordinary career as a seasoned U.N. mediator and peacebuilding academic and practitioner. Dr. Tats career trajectory, his academic and practitioner credentials, his global practice should be the standard by which conflict resolution scholars and social change professionals should be measured. Listen to the Episode 6 of Season 3 to learn more about the life and (career) of Dr. Tats.




This season of the Social Change Career Podcast  is sponsored by 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

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