Somehow Lina Patel and I keep on bumping into each other in different contexts: conferences, workshops, and even working together at Code for Australia. And in those different contexts, my admiration has continued to grow for the manner in which she speaks with truth and conviction, stands up for people, moves into discomfort, and fills a room with energy.
One of the things that fascinates me about Lina is the way in which she plays with edges: between joy and ferocity, between what is permitted and what is possible, between power and purpose. In playing with these edges she seems to find ways to bring new things into being, to help people collaborate, and to bring good things into the world.
This bringing good things into the world has been a particular focus since going through a significant transition away from the familiarity of working in the corporate finance world, and into the unfamiliar world of codesign, facilitation and collaboration.
If you enjoy listening to Lina you may also enjoy listening to Ruby Lee on side-hustles and changing the relationship between people and organisations, to Penny Locaso on career change and getting comfortable with discomfort, and David Packman on using a personal crisis as a platform for personal change.