My Hero’s Journey in Inclusion: How I Overcame Challenges and Discovered My Purpose

14 years ago, an epic experience transformed my life, placing me on a path that brought me to your attention.

Find out why it nearly didn’t happen !

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

How I use a timeless framework to explain my Inclusion Journey so you can understand your own.

Why your journey may be a non linear experience

How I faced my insecurities in order to grow as a person

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

Your journey may be more predictable than you think

All epic stories are said to follow a similar format.This idea was largely popularised by Joseph Campbell in the classic : The Hero with a thousand faces.  He presented a framework called the monomyth. “

Even if you refuse the call, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the story

I thought doing a PhD was a ridiculous thing to suggest to me. I had studied a lot and it wasn’t always plain sailing. I was making good money and had played around with a few business ideas. “

You are the hero of your Inclusion Journey

“You are the one that counts. You will have an opportunity to start your Hero’s journey.”

Check out these resources

It Does Matter if You’re Black or White 

Dr Anton Lewis 

Dr Orthodoxia Kyriacou 

Figuring Masculinities 

The Hero with A Thousand Faces

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