Awakin Calls is a weekly interview series and community podcast that highlights the outer work and inner journeys of individuals who are transforming our world in large and small ways. Awakin Calls are ad-free, available at no charge, and an all-volunteer offering of ServiceSpace, a global platform founded on the principle of "Change Yourself. Change the World." Every Saturday at 9AM Pacific time (California), we hold a live global conference call with an inspiring individual, with the simple hope of spreading positive ideas and connecting kindred spirits. Our guests have ranged from global changemakers in the nonprofit, corporate, academic, medical, and arts worlds -- including Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, innovative philanthropists, transformational business leaders, Nobel prize recipients, and cultural change filmmakers and musicians -- to “ordinary” but remarkable individuals manifesting their journeys of inner transformation through deep work in their communities.
The Awakin context centers on values that trigger inner transformation, and so the conversation ends up being somewhat different from what is found in traditional settings that focus only on the individual’s work in the world. The Awakin call evokes turning point stories and holds space for speakers to open their hearts a bit about the personal inner journey that accompanies the outer head-and-hands work.
What is the call format?
Every Saturday at 9AM PST, we hold a global conference call with an inspiring individual, such as yourself. :) We open with a moderated interview with the speaker, and then open it up for co-creation by all call participants -- through participant reflections and questions.
How can I join as a guest?
To join as a guest, simply find an upcoming call and RSVP. You will be emailed details to dial-in and voila. We think of all call participants -- both speakers and listeners -- as active co-creators in the dialogue process, so we look forward to your active participation. On average, about 60 people RSVP for each of calls, and we aim to keep the conversation intimate and also encourage post-call interactions.
How can I nominate a speaker?
To nominate yourself or someone else as a formal guest, please fill in the nomination form and we'll keep you posted if/when there's a fit. For more context, here's a summary of what one speaker shared after a call: What I Received
How long have you been doing this?
Our first call was in 2010, with our summer interns, and we have continued every Saturday since. It started almost by accident, but we're so happy it did. :) In December of 2017, we just completed our 250th call! We're delighted to make the entire repository available with audio recordings, transcripts and blogs.
Who is behind this?
Technically, we're a project of ServiceSpace -- but ServiceSpace is an ecosystem of all volunteers, so we're also all volunteers who care to be the change and make this world a better place. Our volunteers are remarkable changemakers in their own right -- accomplished writers and artists and community service anchors, as well as leaders in business, academia, public policy, medicine and healing -- all seeking to serve their communities and world in small and large ways. Our team currently has dozens of members.
Can I sign up to volunteer?
Yes, absolutely! Register with ServiceSpace, create a profile that will tell us a bit more about your background, and watch an online orientation (which will tell you a bit more about us), and then you should be able to sign-up for open volunteer positions.
I have more questions.
We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a note anytime.