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What does it take to create something that never existed before?
What does it take to challenge the status quo?
What does it take to change the world?
How does an idea swell into a movement?
In the last Episode of Series 1, we'll have a candid chat about the journey, our learnings and give a sneak peek into our Season 2 Lineup
CEO of Mighty Labs
VP of Product @ HelpScout
Leader in Human-Centered Design
New York Times best-selling author of Essentialism & Effortless
Artist & Founder of Microwave
Mixing those 1's and 2's
CEO Pathnet Labs
Digitally Disrupting Pathology
Transformative inclusion, diversity & equity
Founder of Project Embrace and named to 20 in their 20s
Previous CXO & Pluralsight & Author of Chasing Confidence: Transforming Ideas into Impact
SEASON 1 - 24.03.21
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One dark and stormy night, two kindred spirits, a dreamer and an innovator, dizzy from the meaningless jargon, never-ending PowerPoint presentations, and enough acronyms to demand entire encyclopedias, emerged from the fires of fortune 100 companies. These two change agents, armed with their curiosity, a bit of pleasant rebelliousness, and their toothbrushes, set out to change the world.
Their journey, fueled by a lifelong passion for Story, Design, Culture, and Experience, took them from humble beginnings of designing bite-sized content, to leading creative change and transformation within entire organizations. Until, one day, they found a problem that hooked them: Culture change is often the victim of unintended evolution over time.
They believed they could intentionally and creatively design culture and its experience to be more aligned, both with the employee and the business, by using a human-centered, change-based, narrative strategy focused on purpose, values, behaviors, and the various experiences within a culture including rituals, symbols, artifacts, communication, story, content, and communication.
It was at this moment, they committed to a philosophy that believes culture and change begins with the individual and swells outward. Culture (and change) isn’t a bulldozer plowing through your organization. It’s a seed planted deeply within us as individuals, rooted in our human sensibilities, swelling into passionate and purposeful action. It’s at this point when we stop convincing minds and start connecting hearts. It’s when we meaningfully and purposefully see ourselves within the larger story and culture. It’s when change swells from the individual, into teams, across departments, and through the entire organization until it sticks. We believe lasting change can’t be prescribed. It has to be believed.
It was through this journey that instead of changing the world, they discovered it. They encountered new people, places, and ideas and found themselves humbled and in awe of… Well, all of it. This sparked a life-long fascination and, ultimately, a mission to understand how ideas, culture, and change swell into a movement -- through moments of inspiration, disruption, and innovation.
As a result, The Swell Podcast was born.
About The Swell Podcast in four parts...
We’re passionate about story, experience, designing culture, and how the seed of an idea swells into a movement.
The Swell Podcast is an experimental journey that we hope you’ll find curious, interesting, and valuable. Our initial desire to start this podcast was simply to satisfy our own curiosity around three questions:
1. What does it take to create something that never existed before?
2. What does it take to challenge the status quo?
3. What does it take to change the world?
Our idea was to seek the answers to those three questions through the stories of thought-leaders, world-builders, game-changers, disruptors, and other pleasantly rebellious humans, who’ve ventured out into the unknown, on a personal journey to do something novel, innovative, creative, and or disruptive.
Our intent is to look across a broad range of experiences, skills, and passions of our guests in search of patterns, connections, and deeper truths of what it takes for the seed of an idea to swell into a movement.
While it may not always be the case, we strive for conversations that are:
Human first. Business Second. Story always. Unscripted and unedited, intimate coffee shop chat.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey and share your learnings, curiosities, musings, desire for future guests, and thoughts about how we can continue to improve this experiment that is The Swell Podcast.
Speaker at CIPD L&D Conference
Story. Film. Design. Experience.
Our first season is made in partnership with Kiln. Kiln provides flex-office space solutions for teams and individuals. Their all-inclusive set of amenities helps startups, creatives and entrepreneurs alike to get work done. Learn more about Kiln at kiln.co
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