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May 27, 2022

Episode 44: Looking back on "Empathy: The Path to Peace" with Jo Berry

Episode 44: Looking back on "Empathy: The Path to Peace" with Jo Berry

Insights: Making your dreams bigger than your fears.


Some stories are virtually impossible to listen to without feeling an internal response. Sometimes we wonder what it means for us. Sometimes we ponder what we, ourselves, would have done in that situation. Sometimes we dream of the action we like to think we would have taken. And sometimes we measure ourselves against the actions of the hero in the story and find we fall short.
 
Jo Berry’s story triggers a whole range of personal responses. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee to understand his actions. That initial three-hour meeting led to them speaking on over three hundred occasions, on a shared platform around the world.

Looking back on my conversation with Jo, I reflect on four themes that are written through her story like words through a stick of rock. Curiosity, Empathy, Forgiveness and Peace.

If you’re ready to make your dream bigger than your fears or you want to improve your relationship with yourself or with others, this week’s Insights episode is for you.

 

ABOUT YOUR HOST: SUE REVELL

Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world.  With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see.  Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.

 

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RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode 43 Empathy: The Path to Peace with Jo Berry

Episode 42 Looking back on “Leading in a Lonely World” with Sue Revell

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R Covey

Video short: Brene Brown on Empathy

 

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Jo Berry

Activist, Speaker, & Charity Founder

Jo Berry is an inspiring speaker who works to resolve conflict around the world. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. This initial three-hour meeting led to them speaking on over three hundred occasions, on a shared platform around the world. Their unusual relationship has been told in the BBC documentary "Facing the Enemy", was featured in the film "Beyond Right and Wrong", and inspired "The Bomb", a play by Kevin Dyer.

The founder of the charity ‘Building Bridges for Peace’, Jo advocates that unbounded empathy is the biggest weapon we have to end conflict. With political, religious and racial divides deepening as global and local events unfold, her words offer a message of hope and encourage us all to see the humanity in others.

Jo is frequently invited to address international conferences and seminars on themes of peace, conflict resolution and reconciliation. She has given talks and workshops in areas around the world including Lebanon and Rwanda, India, South Korea, Palestine and Israel as well as throughout the U.K. She has spoken in venues throughout this country and joined panels and discussions forums on radio and TV.

Over the last¬ years Jo has developed workshops in schools and with youth groups on topics of conflict transformation, storytelling, becoming positive changemakers, and challenging violent extremism. She is also working with businesses to support them in creating a culture of care and harmony. She is a TEDx speaker and a Visiting Fellow with the University of Nottingham (Research Primary Area in Rights and Justice). Jo is also trained as a Restorative Justice facilitator and is an advocate for Restorative Justice around the country.