The (self-) care Change Agents need - how to sustain those our planet and people need?
Change agent burnout is a thing that is depleting many of us through being in a system that is highly resistant to positive change. Opposed to classical burnout it is not a lack of purpose but burning for a cause.
This phenomenon is observed in activists as well as in organisations and can lead to a massive decline in productivity and disconnection.
A natural storyteller Santa compellingly explores the pathways change agents can take to develop an antifragile mindset and steps to take to prevent and tackle burnout and feel optimism and momentum making this world a better place.
Organisations enjoy Santa's positive and scientific approach, and in-depth knowledge of the science of well-being, neuroscience, productivity as well as applied sustainability.
Santa is an award-winning advocate on how to create environmental and societal change and what kind of mind- and skill-set Change Agents need to drive forward change and navigate uncertainty, crisis, and resistance in our environment.
Santa has trained thousands of public servants as well as managers in the private sector on how to burn for a cause without burning ourselves out and create powerful visions through the FindingSustainia VISH mental contrasting method.
Trained as an environmental lawyer, Santa is a senior fellow at the Think Tank 30 of the Club of Rome Germany, and a Board Member of the Stuttgart Innovation Fund. Santa was elected Best Sustainability Blogger in Germany for her blog FindingSustainia as well #FutureWoman and Germany's Top 100 sustainability influencer #Nachhaltige100. She is excited to give her first Tedx on "Loneliness in Change Agents and what can do about it. #ABetterMeForABetterWorld" in February.
Santa Meyer Nandi led a great conference for the CNFPT for more than 2,200 video participants spread over 13 sites. On the occasion of this event, she was able to demonstrate a magnificent presence at a distance. I particularly liked her simplicity and an invitation she offered to the assembly "to become the best version of yourself". I highly recommend her for her human qualities and expertise.
In keeping with the Club of Rome's motto “Think global, act local.”, Santa looks at the whole world and finds very specific implementation options for more sustainability in everyday life for herself and her environment. She leads by example and is happy to pass on her mindset and experiences to young people. In doing so, she understands extremely well and quickly how to establish a connection with you, to cristallise concerns and to encourage young people to think and act. She wins the hearts and minds of the students through her sympathetic demeanor, her professional competence as well as her authenticity and empathy. After two online meetings on the topic of “Sustainability and Happiness” in December 2020 student feedback included “I think she is very impressive.” - “For me she is a wonderful woman.” Through her diverse work, Santa Meyer-Nandi can help to reduce the fears of the future that some people have in view of the imminent transformation process, to show possible perspectives and to spark the courage to achieve a better quality of life through a more sustainable life.
Santa is the Mary Poppins of Sustainability. I had the pleasure to work with Santa on various occasions, and I highly recommend her as a speaker and workshop facilitator. She was a speaker at the first Frugal Innovation Day and she knows how to capture the audience with her concrete international experience backed by science and her simplicity. She also has an exceptional skill in interviewing experts and getting insights by capturing the tacit knowledge.
Santa is a great source of inspiration. We have collaborated in several formats and I’ve always been enriched about her perspective on the topic. She combines knowledge with empathy, depth, and sincerity, a combination which you do not find very often.