In the latest episode of Good Change Conversations, Kristy chats with Cassandra Treadwell, an inspiring humanitarian and the CEO & Founder of So They Can - an organisation that empowers children in Kenya and Tanzania through education. A former corporate lawyer, Cassandra has dedicated her life to making a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of children in Africa.
They dive deep into the transformative power of leading with purpose. Cassandra shares her mission to break the cycle of poverty in Africa; through education and by providing kids with the tools they need to create a brighter future for themselves.
Throughout the conversation, Cassandra emphasises the importance of empathy and compassion in leadership. She believes that understanding the needs of others is essential to creating a positive impact in the world.
In addition, Cassandra Treadwell's take on leadership is nothing short of inspirational, and her approach is more relevant today than ever before.Cassandra's unique perspective offers invaluable insights into modern leadership.
"Cassandra's insights on leading with purpose are brilliant. A true leader is someone who is willing to walk alongside their team, lending support and guidance to help others achieve their goals."
- Kristy Hunter, Co-founder of Good Change
Empathy is the foundation of purposeful leadership; it is the key to unlocking the true potential of those we serve.
Don't have time to listen? No worries, check out our key takeaways below!
Lead with purpose
Cassandra's journey demonstrates that finding your purpose can transform your life and positively impact the lives of others. To lead a team effectively you need to know why you're doing what you're doing.
Have a strong goal - We can break the poverty cycle
So They Can focuses on providing quality education to children in Kenya and Tanzania, empowering them to create a better future. Education is the best way to enable children to make decisions that can break the cycle of poverty for good.
Be empathetic and compassionate
Leader's don't just need to be strong, or certain. Understanding the needs of others is crucial for effective leadership and making a lasting difference.
Collaboration and teamwork are essential in any business, but perhaps even more important for tackling the hurdles faced by nonprofit organizations like So They Can.
Walk alongside your team
A true leader supports and guides their team members, helping them achieve their goals. It's not about you, it's about us.
Cassandra's inspiring story shows us that leading with purpose can actually change the world. When we prioritise empathy and compassion in our actions, we can create a lasting impact on the lives of others.
She's shown that by educating and empowering future generations, we can break the cycle of poverty and make the world a better place for everyone. What a fantastic story!
A Take on Modern Leadership
Through her work with So They Can, Cassandra has demonstrated the transformative power of leading with purpose and compassion.
And while her experience leading change in a different culture may seem worlds apart from a Western leadership approach, there are many parallels to draw. Cassandra's leadership style emphasises the importance of empathy, understanding, and building trust with those you lead. These are universal values that transcend borders and cultures, and they are just as relevant in the West as they are in Africa.
So if you're looking to become a better leader and make a meaningful impact on the world, take a page from Cassandra's book. Embrace empathy, lead with purpose, and trust in the transformative power of compassion. With these principles as your guide, there's no limit to what you can achieve.
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Good Change conversations with Kristy Hunter and Stine Smith is a seasonal podcast dedicated to equipping you with practical advice to do small, but good changes.
In each episode we interview people making good changes, who are experts in their field. If you are looking to make small changes, Stine & Kristy will give you the inspiration and action plan to do this, today.