Am I Born to REALLY Change the World?



Small experiences or astonishing trauma can help change a life. For many, choosing a career in international relations means having purpose in life. We can change the world as much as we change ourselves. Sometimes, simply changing the way we think about things changes the environment around us. Is it therefore more important to try to change the world externally or change our world internally? Think of how much of an influence you can have on one person simply by being you and the effect a person in a position of power like an Ambassador can have if they were to take on this point of view. You can change the world if you care enough. This podcast is hosted by Jeannette Viens (Director of Public Relations) and Sandra Francius-Renaudot (Managing Director).

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on:


  • We are always being watched by someone. We can inspire or appal someone through our speech, actions (or lack of action), attitude, behaviour

  • What does it mean to be an authentic version of yourself

  • A look into what legacy we want to leave to the world

  • You can’t please everyone so keep pushing forward and learn to take criticism, even if it hurts!

  • Someone will always be better so don’t compare yourself

  • You can’t control what someone else think

  • You can’t get yesterday back so try doing your best today and every day