Imagine, as a child, having a local minister order gangs to march on your house when your father becomes the first African-American head of the Chicago Police Department. It'd be quite a formative experience, wouldn't it?! It certainly was for James Miles.
With such diversity of experience as a career in the military, philosophy, ministry, academia, systems and data analysis, Chicago-based Dr. James Miles has an awareness and resulting set of skills like no other. His passion? Promoting sustainable approaches to community engagement, development, wellness, and resilience. His unique background helps make the connection between public policy, population health, organisational culture, operations, cultural beliefs, and measurable performance outcomes.
In this rich, illuminating conversation James speaks of how we can build resilient communities from right where we are. He talks about what it is to be response-able and how to find and connect with your purpose. He also speaks of what led him to try and understand faith and gives suggestions as to how we can all hear and connect with ours - our ‘internal witness’ and intuition, whether we relate to a religious or spiritual path or not.
There is so much more to this conversation than I can indicate in a brief summary! Think PTSD and soul reclamation, moral injury, understanding how to hear beyond the voice of fear in our heads…
And the simple, profound power of “doing good daily”.
Just listen. You’ll be so glad that you did.