PODCAST

Diversity Inspires

AIESEC in Germany

Diversity Inspires is the brand new Podcast of AIESEC in Germany. AIESEC is made of diversity, it is built on diversity. It is all over the world a platform that promotes diversity. First, AIESEC is an organization where you can find all kinds of personalities, all kinds of people, that work together aiming for a common goal: promoting exchange and creating better leaders for tomorrow.Then, AIESEC in Germany is an entity that is in the meantime very professional, and very passionate, and reflects the German culture a lot in its way of doing things. The diversity we have has been inspiring to me personally. It inspired me to create a brand new podcast for AIESEC in Germany. Each week from January to March, we will be inviting guests who have been in AIESEC, or not, to talk about career, about fears, about building a business, about diversity itself, about art, about smartphones... The program is very diverse and aims to inspire you, wherever you are! This is your host, Mourad. I have been in AIESEC in Germany for more than four years, and this is my Legacy.Credits: - Podcast Jingle specially made from the Sojourner´s dream, a group formed by members of our organization: https://go.aiesec.de/Tobi_Connor

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Ep 12 | Starting your business - Philipp Brandt
Mar 20 2022
Ep 12 | Starting your business - Philipp Brandt
Here we are, last episode of this first season!We have the pleasure to receive an Alumnus, Philipp Brandt. Philipp was the local committee president in Hannover a few years ago and is now working at Hannoverimpuls in Hannover as a startup consultant. Before that, Philipp founded “Journey Stamps” which has the mission of connecting travelers and telling travel stories to create new perspectives. Today, we are talking about starting a business with someone who founded his startup and consults now people on creating their own.    Some book resources´ recommendations from Philipp: From zero to one - Peter ThielThe hard thing about hard things - Ben HorowitzBusiness Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and ChallengersHooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsThank you very much for listening to our first season. Season 2 is coming in a few months people, stay tuned!
Ep 12 | Starting your business - Philipp Brandt
Mar 20 2022
Ep 12 | Starting your business - Philipp Brandt
Here we are, last episode of this first season!We have the pleasure to receive an Alumnus, Philipp Brandt. Philipp was the local committee president in Hannover a few years ago and is now working at Hannoverimpuls in Hannover as a startup consultant. Before that, Philipp founded “Journey Stamps” which has the mission of connecting travelers and telling travel stories to create new perspectives. Today, we are talking about starting a business with someone who founded his startup and consults now people on creating their own.    Some book resources´ recommendations from Philipp: From zero to one - Peter ThielThe hard thing about hard things - Ben HorowitzBusiness Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and ChallengersHooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsThank you very much for listening to our first season. Season 2 is coming in a few months people, stay tuned!
Ep 11 | How to be a coach for your team - Pauliina Hallama & Anna-Riikka Hautala
Mar 13 2022
Ep 11 | How to be a coach for your team - Pauliina Hallama & Anna-Riikka Hautala
Pauliina Hallama is a trainer, coach, and team coach with her roots deep in social psychology. Her mission is to build a world where everyone is a coach, to themselves and to each other. Pauliina has been training thousands of people in organizations and public settings worldwide, spanning all the way from industrial workers to management teams. In the last years, she has been busy supporting leaders and professionals in developing their coaching identity by training them and deepening their insights through individual coaching, and supporting diverse teams through team coaching. Pauliina is a recognized trainer, specialized in using engaging and impactful methods in designing and delivering learning events, known to get even the most diverse groups of participants on board and excited about the topic at hand.Anna-Riikka Hautala is a systemic business coach, trainer, and team coach. She is the co-founder of Growthroom. Anna-Riikka has coached hundreds of people on their professional and personal ambitions, goals, and dreams since 2012. She is also an AIESEC alumnus and has a background in leadership and training, delivering meaningful transformation and business results as a team leader and manager in major change initiatives, facilitating over 100 events, and teaching thousands of people - a number that just keeps growing. Her mission has been to work with her clients to get them to wake up to a world of possibilities.A very exciting topic is being discussed: Leading and coaching teams. While those two “roles” are different, we take care of giving insights about both of them. Our guests are highly experienced in both and you will definitely benefit from what they have to say in this extended episode. Grab yourself your favorite drink and relax while listening.Book recommendations: Myles Downey: Effective modern coaching Patrick Lencioni: The 5 dysfunctions of a team David Clutterbuck: Coaching the team at workGeorgina Woustra: Mastering the art of team coachingPhillip Sandahl & Alexis Phillips: Teams unleashedMarjo-Riitta Ristikangas et al.: Valmentava tiimin johtaminen (in Finnish only)
Ep 10 | A practical guide to design your life - Graham Honeywill
Feb 27 2022
Ep 10 | A practical guide to design your life - Graham Honeywill
Graham has a career of over 40 years in several fields. As a consultant, as a project manager, as a life coach, as a Business transformation coach, and many more. He is now a Life Purpose and career coach, helping individuals to find and develop their life purpose and to live a purposeful life. What we are talking about today is a marriage between coaching and design thinking. Graham uses design thinking in coaching individuals to pursue their life purpose and we will know everything about this approach with him today. Book recommendations from Graham: Designing your Life - Bill Burnett & Dave EvansStart with why - Simon SinekDrive - Daniel PinkChange by Design - Tim BrownGraham´s Website: about Design Thinking: can also book Graham for a free coaching session:
Ep 9 | About Diversity itself - Michael Illert
Feb 27 2022
Ep 9 | About Diversity itself - Michael Illert
With us is someone who was in the Youth Leadership Day organized by AIESEC in Germany the last spring. He gave a wonderful keynote about value-based leadership. Then, he was interviewed again by AIESEC in Germany during the Leadership for tomorrow campaign about world citizenship. He was nearly 20 years ago leading AIESEC in Jena, Germany, also on the national board as a vice president of sales. Then, he worked for several years in HR and is now leading the businesses of the SR Group in continental Europe. He is also currently on the AIESEC Alumni Europe Board. Today, we are having a talk about Diversity with Michael. We will be addressing Inclusion, Gender Equality, inclusive language, equity, leading diverse teams, diversity in a professional and less professional context, and more. You will definitely love Michael´s insights! Book Recommendations from Michael:Radical candor - Kim scott
Ep 8 | Why volunteering during your studies - Mikalai Vincheuski
Feb 12 2022
Ep 8 | Why volunteering during your studies - Mikalai Vincheuski
Mika has been for long years in AIESEC in Germany as a local president, trainer, vice president, and also president of the organization for a year. He is now the head of organizational development at DEGiS, the german association for international student GmbH. Before that, he has also done a bachelor's in social and cultural anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin.We can't think of another person than Mika to talk with us about volunteering, for the countless experiences he has. That's why we will be addressing the topic of volunteering during your studies and all the personal and professional benefits it can have. Resource recommendations from Mika: Simon Sinek: The Golden Circle Simon Sinek: A little optimism podcastVDSI - Student Initiatives in Germany
Ep 7 | Why you shouldn´t take your smartphone to the bathroom - David Jüngling
Feb 12 2022
Ep 7 | Why you shouldn´t take your smartphone to the bathroom - David Jüngling
David Jüngling has been in AIESEC in Braunschweig for quite some time as a local president and also in the national trainer's team of our entity. He was training young people to be trainers themselves. He is now working in Deloitte Greenhouse as a trainer and doing his master thesis around smartphones for his master's in Business Psychology in Berlin.  We are addressing a highly important topic: smartphone use in today's society. Smartphones are nowadays definitely the device we use most during the day. We will be talking about statistics, addiction, general use, and also tips on reasonable use.Book Recommendations from David:   - Deep Work - Cal Newport- Time rich - Steve Glaveski: Do your best work, live your best life - Nir Eyal - Indistractable
Ep 3 | Failing your way to success - Johannes Schneider
Jan 4 2022
Ep 3 | Failing your way to success - Johannes Schneider
Johannes was the vice president of marketing and then the president of AIESEC in Germany a couple of years ago. He is now the Lead Product Marketing Manager at Facelift, a leading social media management tool. In this episode, we are talking about failure and success and the fine line between them. Einstein says "Failure is success in progress". Scott Fitzgerald says "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat". We wanted to see what Johannes says about that. We talk also about goal setting, productivity, and how not to be discouraged by failure, and consider it as success in progress.  As resources, Johannes gives you the following:  Emma Seppälä - The happiness track: How to apply the science of happiness to accelerate your successGary W. Keller and Jay Papasan - The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results Podcast: Food for thought ( Page: Wait but why:
Ep 4 | Are you rather a generalist or a specialist? - Melanie Müller
Jan 4 2022
Ep 4 | Are you rather a generalist or a specialist? - Melanie Müller
Melanie Müller was on the national Board of AIESEC in Germany in 2008.  She is now a manager of strategic development digital at MSD Germany but is doing much more than what her job description says. What we are talking about today is the fact of being a specialist vs. being a generalist. Whether at work or during your studies, you will always be confronted with this question. Are you rather someone who wants to be an expert in one domain, or do several things at a time and be more polyvalent? Let´s find out what Melanie thinks of that. At the end of the talk, Melanie gave us those resource recommendations:- Magazine: Neue Narrative, Das Magazin für neue Arbeit. - Podcast: Digital kompakt (Leadership and digitalization)
Ep 5 | Reveal your artist - Robert Eckstein
Jan 4 2022
Ep 5 | Reveal your artist - Robert Eckstein
Robert is a Hobby Poet, systemic Coach after work, and employee in Business Administration. He has countless experiences as a member of several finance teams in Berlin and on a national level of AIESEC in Germany. He has been a vice president at AIESEC Alumni Germany but is also an experienced trainer. He organized the Nalds and other personal development conferences and is now still regularly training workshops. Robert is also a poet, he has written a few poems and will perform one for us during this episode. We are talking about art and how you can reveal your artist. The talk goes in the direction that everyone is an artist and how to search for this ability and skills deep inside. Robert gives you also practical tips on how to dig deeper into your artist's personality. Some resources are also recommended: - Steal like an artist - Austin Kleon - The Artist´s way - Julia Cameron- Soulcraft - Bill Plotkin- Button Poetry: - Robert´s Channel:
Ep 6 | How knowing yourself can help you to create a fulfilling career - Susanne Hellweg
Jan 4 2022
Ep 6 | How knowing yourself can help you to create a fulfilling career - Susanne Hellweg
Susanne works mainly as a business, agile and personal coach.  You can find and book her personal and business coaching services via her site coachingforenterprises.com. This is for enterprises of all sizes and all people. Our talk goes in the direction of professional self-awareness. How to find the right career? How can self-awareness or professional self-awareness help in finding the right career? How can knowing yourself better help you to create a fulfilling career?  We will be covering those questions with Susanne today.
Ep 2 | Before you panic about your career - Timea Csontos
Dec 28 2021
Ep 2 | Before you panic about your career - Timea Csontos
Timi Csontos is a Trainer, Organizational Development consultant and an ICF accredited Coach. She is based in Hungary, but she is working internationally with organizations and individuals. She is the founder of My Best Self, a company helping individuals to continuously grow in their careers and their lives with the tools of positive psychology and coaching. She is an award winning mentor for mentoring young women in launching their careers. Her long term goal is to develop as many organizations to become happy workplaces as possible.In this Episode, we are talking about career. Timi´s coaching skills allow her to have very insightful words about career building, about how to include (or not) passion and purpose in career, or also about not panicking about your career at a young age, in all circumstances. Book Recommendations from Timea: Jeff Goins - The art of work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to DoSimon Sinek - Start with WhySheryl Sandberg -  Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Ep 1 | When fear holds you back - Sina Mehl
Dec 20 2021
Ep 1 | When fear holds you back - Sina Mehl
Sina is a trainer & coach for leadership, communication & team development. Her focus now is on helping teams to work better together online. She owns her own company, which is called Younite consulting, and together with her team, it's their mission to make learning fun again.We are very happy to welcome her for the first episode of this Podcast! We are talking about fears, and how they sometimes hold us back. Sina has been confronted with fear a lot and challenged herself continuously in order to develop an immunity to fear. We are going through her life and thinking about what we can get out with. Book Recommendations from Sina: - Kyle Cease: I hope I screw this up- Michael Neill: The Inside-Out Revolution - Michael Neill: The Space Within