Episode 60 – Vickie Thompson-Sandy – Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

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The consummate workplace dilemma: you want to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder, but you don’t want to lose what you first loved about your work. Vickie Thompson-Sandy knows this challenge all too well. As a social worker dedicated to child welfare issues, and now a nonprofit leader on a national scale, her focus has always been to make the world healthier, stronger, and more whole.

On this week’s episode of the Make Meaning podcast, Vickie, CEO of The Buckeye Ranch in Columbus, Ohio, shares insights on how to be a leader and retain a vision of purpose, finding new ways to make meaning in your work, by empowering others. Plus, she talks with host Lynne Golodner about how to be a great example of a strong woman at home as well as at work. Listen here:

In this episode, Vickie and Lynne discuss:

  • Strengthening the welfare of children, youth and families
  • The parallel paths of leadership – in the office and at home
  • Nurturing strong leaders to positively impact their community
  • Finding joy in the success of others
  • The pull of work life and home life, and being fully present in both
  • A sense of contentment and how to achieve it
  • Finding meaning in the small victories and day-to-day joys

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Coming up December 16th on the Make Meaning Podcast: 

Communicating Faith with Rev. Dr. MaidstoneMulengaDirector of Communications for the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church. Join Lynne and Maidstone as they discuss what it means to communicate to, and on behalf of, a diverse, faith-based global denomination in an ever-changing world.

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