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Thirty Deployments Later: The Experience of Alan Lefevre, HR Director for Doctors Without Borders Norway

April 03, 2023 Season 3 Episode 14
Thirty Deployments Later: The Experience of Alan Lefevre, HR Director for Doctors Without Borders Norway
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Thirty Deployments Later: The Experience of Alan Lefevre, HR Director for Doctors Without Borders Norway
Apr 03, 2023 Season 3 Episode 14

In this episode, I speak with Alan Lefevre, HR Director for Doctors Without Borders Norway, who has dedicated his life to helping others. With over 30 deployments in natural disasters, outbreaks, and armed conflict contexts, Alan has seen it all. However, after becoming a father of twin boys, Alan shifted his focus to mentoring and coaching others in the field. During our conversation, I was struck by his incredible humility and empathy towards others. Despite his extensive experience and knowledge, he spoke with a genuine desire to connect and help others, making our discussion all the more enlightening and inspiring. We'll explore Alan's fascinating journey and learn from his insights and wisdom as he shares his experiences working with global humanitarian organizations, simplifying and digitizing HR processes, and creating a visible impact on social mission, purpose, and organizational culture.

During my conversation with Alan, I was struck by his incredible humility and empathy towards others. Despite his extensive experience and knowledge, he spoke with a genuine desire to connect and help others, making our discussion all the more enlightening and inspiring. Join me as we delve into Alan's fascinating journey and learn from his insights and wisdom.

Alan's take-home tips:

My best advice for building psychologically safe teams - a safety that lasts over time and that all team members feel part of. 

In this episode, Alan and I explore the questions and issues around the following:

  • In the 30 deployments with MSF, what did you learn about yourself?
  • How does resilience show up in disaster zones?
  • What were some of the common denominators use witnessed regardless of country or culture when responding to crisis?
  • How specifically did psychologist help doctors and nurses to process the carnage of warfare?
  • What is meant by essay? Space and what does it look like?
  • How did you deal with compassion fatigue and burnout? How did you recover from it?
  • What is hey psychological debrief, and why is it so important to help people process thoughts and emotions?
  • What were the advantages and benefits for you to hire an external coach and mentor?

Alan Lefevre's  contact information: 
LinkedIn:        @AlanLefevre
Email:               alan.lefebvre@oslo.msf.org

REFERENCES:
S2 E24:
Stories of Resilience from the Ukrainian Battle Front: Interview with Volodymyr Dehtyarov: Soldier, CEO & Athlete.
S3 E1:
Season 3 Premier: The Pillars of Resilience.
S3 E12:
Insights from an UN WHO Leader on Fostering Resilient & Responsive Teams. Dr. Rui Vaz, A Former WHO Leader.

CONNECT WITH ME:
webpage:   www.MINDtalk.no
Instagram  @itsaninsidejob_MINDtalk
LinkedIn:    @JasonLiem
Twitter:      @MINDtalkCoach




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In this episode, I speak with Alan Lefevre, HR Director for Doctors Without Borders Norway, who has dedicated his life to helping others. With over 30 deployments in natural disasters, outbreaks, and armed conflict contexts, Alan has seen it all. However, after becoming a father of twin boys, Alan shifted his focus to mentoring and coaching others in the field. During our conversation, I was struck by his incredible humility and empathy towards others. Despite his extensive experience and knowledge, he spoke with a genuine desire to connect and help others, making our discussion all the more enlightening and inspiring. We'll explore Alan's fascinating journey and learn from his insights and wisdom as he shares his experiences working with global humanitarian organizations, simplifying and digitizing HR processes, and creating a visible impact on social mission, purpose, and organizational culture.

During my conversation with Alan, I was struck by his incredible humility and empathy towards others. Despite his extensive experience and knowledge, he spoke with a genuine desire to connect and help others, making our discussion all the more enlightening and inspiring. Join me as we delve into Alan's fascinating journey and learn from his insights and wisdom.

Alan's take-home tips:

My best advice for building psychologically safe teams - a safety that lasts over time and that all team members feel part of. 

In this episode, Alan and I explore the questions and issues around the following:

  • In the 30 deployments with MSF, what did you learn about yourself?
  • How does resilience show up in disaster zones?
  • What were some of the common denominators use witnessed regardless of country or culture when responding to crisis?
  • How specifically did psychologist help doctors and nurses to process the carnage of warfare?
  • What is meant by essay? Space and what does it look like?
  • How did you deal with compassion fatigue and burnout? How did you recover from it?
  • What is hey psychological debrief, and why is it so important to help people process thoughts and emotions?
  • What were the advantages and benefits for you to hire an external coach and mentor?

Alan Lefevre's  contact information: 
LinkedIn:        @AlanLefevre
Email:               alan.lefebvre@oslo.msf.org

REFERENCES:
S2 E24:
Stories of Resilience from the Ukrainian Battle Front: Interview with Volodymyr Dehtyarov: Soldier, CEO & Athlete.
S3 E1:
Season 3 Premier: The Pillars of Resilience.
S3 E12:
Insights from an UN WHO Leader on Fostering Resilient & Responsive Teams. Dr. Rui Vaz, A Former WHO Leader.

CONNECT WITH ME:
webpage:   www.MINDtalk.no
Instagram  @itsaninsidejob_MINDtalk
LinkedIn:    @JasonLiem
Twitter:      @MINDtalkCoach




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