In episode 6, Rachel Butler and Benjamin Bynum bring their small-town roots, big-hearted humor and expertise to the topics of change and grief. As practitioners who support and guide individuals and organizations through the stages of change, they share their candid, funny and poignant insights to how we can all ride the waves of change a little better.
The POTUS reminds us we are in a time of unprecedented change, and that we all feel the effects of change differently. She instructs us to take care of each other - whether we're in denial, angry, sad or excited to move on, and that we must listen to our beloved Americans who have lived through great change before. There is much to learn if we listen.
This Week's Guests
Rachel Butler (she/her)
Rachel Butler is the Founder and Creator at Wild Souls Rising. Rachel grew up WILD in rural Alaska and now lives in Seattle, WA, where she spends most of her time creating, coaching, developing leaders, wrangling her two little boys, and trying to find her own sense of balance and contribution.
At Wild Souls Rising, Rachel offers workshops, group programming, 1:1 coaching, and in person retreats to guide women to set down what's no longer working and create their own way by accessing their wild nature and instinctual leadership. The community at Wild Souls Rising believes conscious women will lead the changes we so desperately need in our world, by showing up intentionally within our chosen work.
Rachel has a Masters in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership in Organizational Development, is a Professional Co-Active Coach, a trained Executive Coach through Saybrook University, a ProSci Certified Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Centering Facilitator, and has a B.S. in Nutrition. Rachel has also followed personal studies in Soul Reclamation, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Humanistic and Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Conflict Mediation, and more.
Rachel's style is to combine simplicity - and just the right amount of "woo" from her Alaskan roots - with leading thinking in leadership and personal development from her 11+ years working with leaders, especially women. You can find Rachel on Instagram @wildsouls.rising and at www.wildsouls-rising.com
Benjamin Bynum (he/him)
Benjamin is an organizational resilience advisor who is currently based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. He believes everyone can increase their leadership, communication, and self-awareness skills and, as a result, change their lives and their organizations. Benjamin aspires to engage adaptive challenges with courage, humility, and empathy.
Until earlier this year, Benjamin worked as an independent leadership and organizational coach and consultant with US agencies, the UN, international schools and non-profit organizations. Benjamin also brings experience from the cultures of the Episcopal Church, and from elementary and adult education, including in the prison system. Benjamin has also worked as a HIV/AIDS fieldworker and educator, as the executive director of a literacy-focused non-profit, and as a youth minister.
Originally from Kentucky, he is the spouse of a Foreign Service Officer and together they've lived in Dakar, Senegal and Kigali, Rwanda. Benjamin also lived and worked in Grahamstown and Cape Town, South Africa. Check out Benjamin's podcast coming soon, Because We Are.