This has to be one of the most important interviews I have ever done. Danielle gives us practical ways to listen and learn from those we may have never known. Whether it be refugee, homeless, those in foster care, etc... Danielle’s goal is to live a life of love and she gives us very practical ways in how to take the first steps in becoming love in our communities.
Today we are talking to one of the best, when it comes to caring for those in the margins. She defines the marginalized as those who are not in the main narrative. Some people can be obvious and some not as much.
Danielle talks about no matter where we live or what we do it is our responsibility to find and learn from those who have been pushed out of the main story.
”We have to go out of our way to get in the way.”
“We have to be willing to let go of knowing everything, and humble ourselves and learn from others.”
She gives us the steps to
As a 20 year veteran of the Salvation Army, Danielle has fought for those who are marginalized or have felt less than. Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army, to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.
Danielle is the author of 5 books with her most recent being The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom From What Enslaves You and The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What it means to be Human. She is host of DJStrickland Podcast, Co-founder of Infinitum, Amplify Peace, Brave Global and Women Speakers Collective. Danielle is a mom of 3, wife to Stephen Court and has been affectionately called the "ambassador of fun".
Some things we talk about:
+There is no such thing as a stupid question, when it comes to understanding those we many not know.
+When you serve someone it’s not about you, it will be uncomfortable.
+Change doesn’t happen without disruption.
+How to change the Story:
Become the learner
Look for those who are not in the main story and get into their story.
Be a voice for those in the margins.
+Be humble and curious
+The stages of listening
+Healthy rhythms for life well lived.
+How to practice listening
The four forms of listening
Adam Kahane https://thesystemsthinker.com/the-potential-of-talking-and-the-challenge-of-listening/
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