Episode 10 – Brandon Peele on Healing Our Divides and Fostering True Human Connection

In this episode, Brandon Peele and I talk about how to bring people together in a way that can begin to heal some of the great divides in our communities and country so we can find greater harmony...and he wants people to freely take what he’s doing and use it. Brandon is a unifier, activator, author and speaker who is on a mission to heal the divides in our nation by intentionally putting people together in small groups who are vastly different from one another - from different genders, generations, race, political ideologies, etc. to listen and learn from one another, and build empathy and respect by humanizing one another. We talk about what it takes to show up as a leader and be part of the solution, the importance of giving ourselves permission to feel the difficult emotions, what development is and why it’s needed (and how it’s different from learning and knowledge-building), and how critical it is to also focus on the culture and environment to create deliberate practices for change and humanity to take hold.

Guest Info

Brandon Peele, Founder - Unity Lab

Brandon is a Midwesterner, best-selling author, impact entrepreneur and an expert in social learning + culture change. Prior to founding Unity Lab, he worked at two leading social learning companies, ion and Imperative, to activate empathy, trust, belonging, purpose and leadership at scale. 

He's trusted as a keynote speaker, consultant and program leader by organizations such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, Stanford University, JDRF, Morgan Stanley, U.S. Marine Corps, University of California - Berkeley, LinkedIn, the U.S. Navy, Slalom Consulting, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the University of Minnesota.

He has written / co-written four books on purpose and leadership and his work has been featured by news organizations such as USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes. 

Brandon holds an MBA in Leadership from Columbia Business School, is an Imperative Certified Purpose Leader (TM), a PGI Certified Purpose Guide (TM) and has completed over 3,000 hours of leadership, coaching and facilitation training with organizations such as Landmark and the ManKind Project.

 

Show Notes

Unity Lab - this is the program Brandon founded to heal the divides in this country.

BrandonPeele.com - this is Brandon’s website where you can learn more about him, read his white papers and blogs, and see recordings of his presentations.

Weaving Community - this is the coalition of 300+ organizations Brandon mentions that was built to bring about change by inviting honest conversation, authentic human connection and meaningful civic action.

Global Purpose Leaders - a volunteer-based nonprofit organization in California that serves purpose practitioners through sharing best practices, mentoring and gatherings.

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