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Podcast with Marie McLeod

Could Kindness Help Your Work Community Flourish? Podcast with Marie McLeod

Today we’re talking to Marie McLeod who fuses her qualifications in social work, adult education, and positive psychology with her extensive experience in community culture change. As the director of PoPsy, Marie makes positive psychology practical for individuals, organizations, and families, and as the founder of The Kindness Company, she uses kindness and compassion to cultivate community level wellbeing.

In this episode, we explore why and how community-level kindness can be an active ingredient to improve wellbeing in workplaces and the frameworks and practical steps we can take to make this a reality.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:07] – Marie explains why we need to think about improving people’s wellbeing, at an individual and at the community level in workplaces.
  • [06:40] – Marie shares how she’s been using the Community Kindness Challenge to help wellbeing be taught and caught in workplaces at the levels of me, we, and us.
  • [12:01] – Marie outlines why she’s finding kindness is the superpower of wellbeing approaches.
  • [16:10] –  Marie outlines the BEACON framework for improving wellbeing at a community level and explains how this build shared accountability for the wellbeing actions people choose to take.
  • [21:09] –  Marie offers some practical tips for improving kindness in workplaces.
  • [24:43] – Marie completes the Lightning round.

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