Episode 18

Sahana Chattopadhyay: Wayfinders dare to dream differently

How do we find the courage to move beyond the single story?

In this episode, I speak with Sahana Chattopadhyay. Sahana is a Writer, Speaker, Synthesizer, and Transition Catalyst. Through her work, she researches and explores different pathways to civilizational transition towards life-sustaining and decolonial future(s), and counter-hegemonic narratives. She is the Founder and Director of a boutique consulting firm Proteeti, a Sanskrit word meaning "wisdom that transforms." She is also a certified Coach, Facilitator, Learning Designer, and an Organization Development Professional with a focus on Transformational Learning and the Future of Leadership.

Sahana is also the author of a series of thought-shifting articles about Wayfinders, which you can find here: https://medium.com/age-of-emergence.

We discuss:

🥥 How wayfinders are the holding space for organizations that have the courage to listen to voices from the margins and the center, including voices from the more-than-human world, moving so that the centers shift constantly so there is no center;

🥥 How we want to go beyond "human-centered" (anthropocentric), which has led us to where we are today and will not get us out;

🥥 The problem-solution trap, which is also the "God-trick," and inevitably creates more problems;

🥥 Resistance as more than political struggle, as a form of defense and opening up to better futures.

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