Learn from Constance Scharff, PhD, an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, and mental health. She is the founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. Her writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. She is a passionate advocate for decolonizing mental healthcare and incorporating indigenous practices and ontologies into healthcare services.
Join Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Debbie Collard and Susan Ireland as they talk to Constance about the importance of seeking out other perspectives, holding the door open for other voices and believing in yourself.
Through diversity we can have amazing solutions to problems (6:50)
Constance shares her love of stories and how she wants more stories told outside of the narrow, western experience. The leaders talk about the need to continue to learn and grow through listening to the experiences of others.
Show Break (12:00)
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Seek out conversations with others (13:30)
The leaders discuss how to be more open. Constance believes it comes down to really listening and how that relates to good leadership – “listen to take in and learn from.” Constance asserts we are at a crossroads of leadership because of the pushback to the status quo going on.
Relational leadership is holding open that door (24:33)
Constance talks about how people in power should allow other perspectives at the table. That is her goal – to listen and hold the door open for others. She asserts that when you have that non-sequitur feeling that is when you know you need more people at the table.
What stories you believe are true (35:30)
Constance shares her final piece of advice to listeners – to believe in your capabilities as a leader. Debbie and Susan share key takeaways from their discussion with Constance.
Website: Constance Scharff
Books by Dr. Scharff:
Rock to Recovery Book
Meeting God at Midnight (Poetry)
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