The Courage To Be Kind

by Jesse Johnson Interviews Michael Lloyd-White | Podcast Courage To Be Kind

The Myths Of Kindness

by Radio Interview Perth University with Michael Lloyd-White | ECU Courage To Be Kind
The Coalition of the Goodwilling Part 1 INDVSTRVS Nov 1st 2017 Nov 2017
With World Kindness Day coming up on 13 November, we invited the former General Secretary of the World Kindness Movement, Sydney-based Michael Lloyd-White to share, in a four-part series during the month of November, his five-year journey in taking kindness around the globe, and, why choosing kindness in business is always the better option…
Kind living in the USA
 Part II INDVSTRVS Nov 6 2017
Following on from Part I, last week, we chat with Advisor to the Board of World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White on his journey to establishing WK USA, and how organisations can do their bit to bring about real change in a world that celebrates, and rewards, self-interest. According to Lloyd-White, real change starts and ends, with collaboration. See Article
All You Need Is A Kindness Clause Part III INDVSTRVS Nov 13 2017
Part 3 in a 4 part series released for World Kindness Day explores the challenges in a workplace or in the volunteer space and how a strategy of Kindness can de-escalate the most volatile situations by learning to default to the kinder option.See Article 

A Momentum of Kindness Part IV INDVSTRVS Nov 22nd 2017
As we wrap up the month of World Kindness in November, World Kindness USA Advisor Michael Lloyd-White says there persists a dominant, global narrative in the media which inspires many to follow and unwittingly perpetuate it; sadly it is not a campaign of kindness, but a campaign of fear and hatred. Nonetheless, Lloyd-White has a plan, and it begins with asking our ourselves, and demanding it of our leaders, to be the best we can be.

World Kindness Day is Nov. 13. Washington Post
You didn’t know? Well, it’s a day when someone might unexpectedly buy you a cup of coffee or hold a door for you. Or perhaps you’ll do that for someone else. Maybe it’s a day you’ll buy a lottery ticket for a stranger. Washington Post See Article

What Business Does Kindness Have In Business?  INDVSTRVS  Jan 2018 Michael Lloyd-White
If you’re looking for when the word ‘kindness’ last appeared on your company’s agenda, you might find yourself left wanting among dusty closets and archived boxes. Like all things much loved, but a little neglected, perhaps it’s time to dust off the ‘word’ and give it a new lease of lifeArticle

 Why is Kindness The Answer to Worldplace Woes? Forbes Nov 2017 Jaclyn Lyndsey
If you’ve spent even just 10 minutes scanning the headlines in the last month, the workplace can seem like it’s suddenly become a minefield
Sexual arrassment, BullyingRacismSexismHomophobia,
This isn’t news–in fact, it’s been happening since the beginning of time—but in
this cultural moment, we are finally talking about these micro- and macro-aggressions openly. Article

Make Kindness Business As Usual INDVSTRVS  Jan 15 2018 Michael Lloyd-White
Engaging employees to make kindness a daily habitual takes more than a token cheque. WKUSA Chief Advisor Michael Lloyd-White offers a few pearls of kindness to help encourage employees to make free-will offerings a mainstay in working life. Article


Beat Bullies and By-stander Behaviour with Kindness  INDVSTRVS  Feb 11 2018 Michael Lloyd-White

With RAK Week underway this article in INDVSTRVS, business magazine was published with a focus on how Kindness addresses bystander behaviour and bullying in the workplace far greater than any anti-bullying policy or handbook can.See Article

How a Culture of Compliance Kills Kindness INDVSTRVS  Feb 28 2018 Michael Lloyd-White

What makes a human a sentient being is the ability to ask ‘why?’ Senior Advisor to the WKUSA Board Michael Lloyd-White unpacks some of the myths of kindness and why a culture of compliance takes away our ability to exercise personal judgement – particularly in situations where kindness should usurp the rule book, See Article


Leadership and Kindness Can Co-exist INDVSTRVS  March 29 2018 Michael Lloyd-White

With the quiet admonition by former US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urging colleagues on Capitol Hill to seek ‘kindness’ in a ‘very mean-spirited town’ last week, we are reminded that practising leadership and kindness is not a dichotomy. Article

How to be Kind to a Corporate Psychopath  INDVSTRVS  April 11 2018 Michael Lloyd-White
Working with a corporate psychopath must be one of the most difficult challenges for any leader or team member to experience in their career. Trying to manage this kind of personality with kindness is not however, impossible. Chief Advisor to World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White shares how it’s done… Article

Overcoming Barriers to Kindness in Business and Politics
INDVSTRVS  May 3rd 2018 Michael Lloyd-White

Final installment of Kindness & Leadership; Chief Advisor to WKUSA, Michael Lloyd-White talks with leaders in business and politics Gavin Buckley Mayor of Annapolis USA, Ms Nirmala Mehendale, 1st female President to the Mumbai Business Chamber and Mr Noel Hadjimichael (R)  Naval officer and current UK Political Advisor on why budgetary constraints and self-interest should not usurp our instincts to show kindness in our everyday interactions as leaders. Article

Podcast Interview with Jesse Johnson November 2017 Duration 42min

Michael Lloyd-White never intended to be a leader of a global movement. One day while visiting a school yard, he stumbled into a calling that has lead him to be one of the world leaders of the kindness organization, World Kindness. Starting in his native Australia, he is now poised to bring World Kindness more firmly into the US. In this episode you may learn:

– A more complete definition of the word ‘kindness’
– How acts of kindness can be acknowledged
– How terrorism as an organizational model has inspired the kindness movement.
– How you can be a kinder person in action today

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Radio Interview with Thomas Marlow May 3rd 2018 Duration 14.12min

Our Chief Advisor to the WKUSA Board, Mr Michael Lloyd-White, was in Perth meeting with the Lord Mayor and speaking at Western Australia’s Health Care Sector’s first “Gathering of Kindness”, and address a local “Conversation in Kindness” with the community, when media students from Edith Cowan University seized the opportunity inviting him for a spontaneous candid interview. Michael was with the Perth Goodwill Ambassador, Ms Sarah Strong and gave a condensed overview of the challenges to and solutions for kindness, in a world which has become all about self. If you only have limited time, this interview hits the highlights and will peak your interest.
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Conversations In Kindness can happen anywhere at anytime by bringing people together to place kindness on the agenda. It can be a cafe or a town hall, it makes little difference because all change commences with first having a conversation and that conversation is determined by what is on the agenda. If you are planning to host a Conversation In Kindness in your city, let us know, send us the details and we can share the information here and on our social media.  During June to July and then October 2018, Michael will be traveling the country and wherever possible will be happy to join your community, business or city in a conversation to contribute to this important subject, sharing some of his amazing stories to engage, inspire and influence leaders that a kinder world can be realised in our lifetime. email

2018 Dates for Michael Lloyd-White US Kindness Tour
Conversations In Kindness & Signing Ceremonies:

1st – 4th June
  Minneapolis  Ms Lisa Metwaly
4th -6th June Los Angeles –
Contact  Ms Shadi Pourkashef 
7th June San Diego  Ms Tristica McCray TBC
8th-11th June Phoenix 10th June Ms ShaRon Rea Scottsdale “The Whole Family”  & Ms Kris Wareham Price

11th – 14th June Denver Divinci Institute  Ms Charrissa Ms Cruz Victoria St John Vail Synposium 
Ms Cam Vuksinich 

16th-19th  June Detour Perth Western Australia  Men In Black Ball
21st June San Francisco San Jose Rotary Will Glennon Mari-Lyn Harris
24th – June – 2nd of July  Greenboro – Guilford School District – Nth Carolina – City of Richmond – 
3rd July – 12th July  (13th July Philadelphia Gathering of Kindness Muhlenberg College Contact Dr Lorraine Dickey) 
Washington DC – City of Annapolis – City of Salisbury Grace Foxwell-Murdock – NYC
13th-15th July Atlanta TBC
15th-16th July 
Austin Texas Ms Heidi Allen TBC
16th-17th July Vail Colorado Meetings Confirmed Cam Vucsinich 
18th July – LA Universal Studios USA Variety The Children’s Charity Signing Ceremony 6pm  David Small
19th July – LA Conversations In Kindness TBA 
LEAP Foundation UCLA Lord Mayor of Perth Lisa Scaffidi Mayor of LA
20th July City Solvang CA Karen Palmer
21st July Luguna Beach CA  Ms Shadi Pourkashef
27 July
  WKUSA Launch Event Thunder Studios Long Beach California 6pm
Sat 28 July WKUSA Founding Members Workshop Induction for Goodwill Ambassadors | World Kindness Cities | Kindness Performnce Indicators | Kindness Clause | Short Film Festival | Kindness Concert | Conversations In Kindness |
Contact Ms Megan Sneddon 
3rd- 7th October  Santa Fe New Mexico Ms Rosemary Reed Lightworkers Convergence