Online Event: In Conversation with Carol Barton (9.11.21 – 7pm UK)
What truly matters and the potential global impact of the ripple effect.
Tuesday 9th November, 7pm-8pm (UK / London)
Our third talk is with Carol Barton. Carols says, “I discovered that the greatest joy in life is to discover one’s purpose – ‘what truly matters’, and the ripple effect has potential global impact.” Carol will be chatting about the research she has done as part of her MAPPCP Master’s Degree at UEL, on how ‘self-transcendent social activism’ – a sustainable method that involves collaboration, co-production, empowerment, courage and much more, and how she continues to support people in Africa in the Covid pandemic.
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Carol has had an interesting career. Originally she trained as a software engineer, moving into project management. She has managed teams of senior leaders and led a number of local and national government initiatives, designed to deliver a more personalised adult social care agenda. 10 years ago, she left the UK to spend a year in the Middle East followed by 6.5 years in Kenya, where, with a number of professional colleagues, she created a company to support charities and NGOs. Utilising strengths based methodologies such as Appreciative Inquiry and coaching, their vision was (and still is) “a flourishing East Africa”. She also served for a year as director of pastoral ministries for a large international church. Carol qualified as a coach in 2007 and has recently graduated from UEL with a MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Carol is registered with EMCC as a senior practitioner. She is also a coaching supervisor.
Living in Kenya taught Carol much. The influence of white colonial rule is evident everywhere. Whilst there were undoubtedly some benefits, Kenya is still recovering from the disempowering impact of years of colonialism, and damage is still being perpetrated through the “white saviour complex” demonstrated by many missionary organisations, which is often ego driven and patronising. Carol decided to explore this in more detail as her dissertation subject, by digging deeper into ‘self-transcendent social activism’ – a more sustainable method that involves collaboration, co-production, empowerment, courage and much more. She discovered that the greatest joy in life is to discover one’s purpose – ‘what truly matters’, and the ripple effect has potential global impact.