41. Volume: Mark Yettica-Paulson: Stereotyping & Casual Racism

In 2020, we must do more. To put an end to systemic and casual racism, break free from stereotyping and end the ‘Us vs Them mentality’, we should be finding solutions together as one. But where do we begin? 

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

It All Starts With a Dialogue

Talking about racial stereotyping can be tricky, especially if you don’t know what to say or how to approach the whole scenario. Luckily, that’s what Mark Yettica-Paulson specialises in.

In this volume, Ronsley continues his conversation with Mark Yettica-Paulson. Mark is an Indigenous leader from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions of Australia and comes from the Birrah, Gamilaroi, and Bundjalung peoples.

Mark is an Intercultural Leadership Specialist, bringing decades of wisdom, from his career in leadership development and community education across the corporate and government sectors. His work has seen him collaborate with companies and organisations right across Australia. They include NAB, AFL, Medibank, Australia Post and Foundation for Young Australians- just to name a few.

He has also held roles as Joint Campaign Director for Recognise, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, a senior leader at Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations, the Deep Collaboration Lead for Collaboration for Impact & the 2020 Core facilitator for Australia Council for the Arts Custodianship Program. He also is a TEDx speaker.

Mark is an uniter of people, working hard within multiple communities to give a voice to the voiceless Indigenous people of Australia. 

This conversation goes beyond just the primary human connection. Ronsley and Mark talk about addressing racial stereotyping, from your lift in an Uber to the one-on-one conversations with a friend. Mark explains how First Nations are currently engaging with their religious beliefs and how that translates across modern Australia. 

Other important topics in this volume:
  • Where are you from?
  • The challenges First Nation Australians face
  • The long-awaited apology from the Australian Prime Minister
  • Genetic Code and Bloodline 
  • First Nations, Land, and Religion
  • We are still here now – Revisiting sacred ground
  • Why you should move onto the dancefloor of multiculturalism
Links & Resources:

Mark’s profile on Australia Council for the Arts

Mark on Twitter

Mark on LinkedIn

Foundation for Young Australians

The Recognise Campaign

Mark’s TEDx Talk

Ask us anything: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples (2008)

8 interesting facts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The Stolen Generations

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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