Author Archives: Mia

Check out these books on racism, anti-racism and raising children

We’ve been reading books exploring racism, anti-racism and raising children. We’d like to share a list of these books with you. It isn’t a comprehensive catalogue – please get in touch with us if you would like to recommend any books on these topics and we will add them to the list! Continue reading

Compliance vs change: How to shape your team culture

2020 has taught us that it’s even more important to have a strong team culture. Leaders are responsible for the organisation of team culture – but the culture is then defined by what happens when leaders are not looking. What you do, how you act as a leader, is what the culture becomes. Continue reading

La base de l’antiracisme, c’est l’adaptation

Soyons honnêtes. Le changement, personne n’aime ça.

Il devient plus en plus difficile de s’adapter aux changements au fur et à mesure qu’ils se présentent; surtout lorsqu’on affronte déjà quotidiennement une longue liste de problèmes à résoudre. Les politiques de bureau, le vacarme, les courriels, les appels Zoom… Continue reading

La base del antirracismo está en el cambio

Seamos sinceros. Los cambios son difíciles.

No es fácil concentrarse en los cambios, con tanto trabajo en marcha, tantos problemas que resolver en el día a día, las políticas de oficina, el ruido, los correos electrónicos, las llamadas por Zoom… Continue reading

Anti-racism is about the change you make

Let’s be honest. Change is hard!

It’s not easy to focus on change, with so much work going on – so many problems to solve just to keep the day-to-day going. So much office politics, noise, emails, Zoom calls… Continue reading

Creating a sense of belonging with your teams – five essential leadership actions

Have you heard the phrases ‘best buys’, ‘investments’, ‘value for money’ or similar words that make you huff in your virtual meetings?

Sanitising our language means we dilute the many complexities of what it means to make social change happen. Continue reading

Do you know any women with too much on their plate?

Then send them over to the Change Foundry, which supports women working in humanitarian aid to make the impact they always dreamed of. Mia is a certified professional coach and supports women to get themselves out of the overwhelm, master their challenges and make a real impact. Continue reading

How (and why) to compensate people of colour for their emotional labour

There’s been a lot of conversations about anti-racism recently, between individuals, in organisations, in the media, on the street. We ourselves have talked to a lot of people – of all colours – as we love to connect and support. But we’ve noticed something that perhaps needs more light. Continue reading

The platform for anti-racism in aid is you

‘I know in an age of social media it can seem like you need a platform to do meaningful work. Not true in the least. Your home is your platform, your extended family is your platform, your office is your platform’. – Rachel Cargle*  

Rachel could have easily have been talking about racism in the aid sector. Continue reading

You and Your Productivity

Some of you out there may already follow Tim Ferriss or have read one of this books/blogs. A podcast we found interesting was his interview with Adam Grant (an organisational psychologist).

Some of the learnings we took away were:

Tip 1 – Be emotionally stronger and more proactive in receiving feedback Continue reading