How I approach podcast interviews


Thank you so much for being a guest on the Dialogue Lab Podcast!

I have shared my approach to interviewing here.

If you read it (though it’s not required) and it gets you thinking about the kinds of topics you’d like us to discuss, feel free to email them to me in advance, or you can just bring them up yourself on the podcast.

Our Listeners

The audience for the Dialogue Lab podcast are people engaged in social impact.

+ They are leaders of nonprofits and social impact startups, coaches, and consultants.

+ They are public servants, working to improve public health, safety, and education.

+ They are advocates for social justice, fighting for civil rights, human rights, and protecting the environment.

+ They are movement builders: organizing unions, communities, and voters.

+ And they are influencers, building relationships that create change at every level of government and public life: from the grassroots, to the grasstops.

Our Topics

The podcast aims to support our listeners by building a sense of connection, inspiration, and learning from shared experience with other leaders on the front lines of social impact. We often talk about: 

  1. Unpacking what helps you (and your clients, if applicable), as a leader in the social change space, thrive as you make your impact. What makes an effective leader tick? What kinds of challenges and obstacles do you face, how do those challenges feel, and how do you overcome them? How do you lead and support others in overcoming them? And how do you sustain your work over the long haul?

  2. What has been your journey, that has helped you come to see what you see, and do what you do? 

  3. What are your experiences with burnout, and what did it teach you about yourself, and how to make your impact? What do you see in the nonprofit culture reinforces burnout, and what positive efforts are you seeing to transform it?

  4. Understanding how we build the individual and collective power to influence systems and create lasting change. How do we build our power by using our voices, and by building strong relationships and networks? How do we collaborate and lead to build the collective power of our movements?

  5. Understanding progressive culture as it is, how it’s evolving, and what we would like it to become. How do we build organizational and community cultures that power -- and don’t hinder -- our work? How do we build a culture of change?

I hope this helps. If you’d like more of a heads up on what I’m planning for the interview, feel free to shoot me an email.