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CharityComms podcast: Talking lived experiences and being your true self with Collette Philip

14 August 2020

Our personal stories are what make us who we are. The journeys we’ve been on and the experiences we’ve had along the way help shape our ideas and can be powerful tools for enabling us to understand and emphasise with others.

As charity communicators being able to tap into what we have learnt from our personal experiences and bring our whole selves to everything we do is so important. Having the confidence to be ourselves is at the heart of delivering authentic comms and should not be overlooked. That’s why we were so excited to have the champion of being yourself, Brand By Me’s Collette Philip as our second guest on the newly relaunched CharityComms podcast.

A whirlwind of energy Collette spoke to us about how important it is to do the stuff you love, making sure you are not compromising on what you believe in, and being able to say to yourself “this is what I love and this is what I’m doing”. Inspiring us with her infectious personality she then also opened up about her own lived experiences whilst encouraging us all to be our true selves.

Lived experiences and being your true self: A conversation with Collette Philip

Listen on AudioBoom from your desktop or download from Spotify or from the podcast app on your iPhone.

A strong believer in the power of harnessing collective power to bring about social change Collette has been vocal in encouraging organisations to push to be better and specifically to stand up to institutionalised, systemic racism. There is a lot in this edition of the podcast to get you thinking, particularly about the vital role we can all play in seeking out and standing up against racism in all it’s forms and how in using the strengths of our own personalities in our work we can all contribute to positive social change.

Using her lived experience in her work as an advocate for equality, inclusion and diversity in the workplace Collette is an impressive charity communicator whose self-awareness and ability to connect left us feeling inspired and we hope it will inspire you too.

Have a listen, take some time to digest and go out there feeling reinvigorated about the amazing impact charities can help have on the world we live in.

If you know a great charity communicator with an amazing story that you think needs to be told then let the CharityComms team know, we are on Twitter @CharityComms. Or you can also get in touch with me personally, on Twitter @LaurenHaizel.

Listen to this episode on AudioBoom from your desktop or download from Spotify or from the podcast app on your iPhone. You can also download a copy of the full transcription.



Lauren Obeng-Owusu

Events and membership assistant, CharityComms