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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

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In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more


#40: How To Humanise The Workplace with Vivian Acquah

This is the 40th episode of the Mind Takeaway Podcast!

We speak to Vivian Acquah a workplace wellness advocate and we explore the holistic way of sustainable employability, called workplace wellness.

For her, this is the way to work on a healthy culture at work. Vivian advises managers and companies on how to keep their team members healthy, happy, and safe.

Becoming a mother inspired Vivian to shift from being a Finance/ IT consultant to becoming a workplace wellness advocate.

She made a promise to her son to help make the world a sustainable place by advocating for a healthy workplace where people can thrive.

Vivian is also a founder of Amplify DEI Summit, where you can learn all about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from 60+ international experts. And, we have three 16 days all-access tickets to give away.

The first three people to send us the answer to Mira's question which you can hear when listening to the podcast will receive a ticket.

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02:30 How her personal experience of harassment and micro-management became the reason for Vivian to start her career as a workplace wellness consultant.

08:25 The importance of speaking up and communicating what we see wrong in the workplace and learning to support each other during challenging times.

10:13 Why do we need to actively humanise workspaces.

12:50 What is the role of self-judgement and our own unconscious biases in how we communicate and manage others.

15:30 How to effectively facilitate change.

23:04 Vivian suggests that looking at your numbers can be a strong indicator your company needs to take action to improve the culture, when a high volume of people are leaving it affects your revenue.

25:50 Vivian says the workplace isn’t Disneyland and explains how can we start addressing uncomfortable topics like racism and gender bias.

30:37 The role of inclusion and authenticity in creating psychologically safe work environments.

35:37 Team building isn’t a one night stand but a long term relationship-building process.

40:50 Vivian highlights the importance of having a mentor who will support and believe in you and finding your tribe of like-minded people so you would not feel alone.

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