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“As we teach them some of the skills, we also teach them the framework for making change. So, how do you communicate, who do you need with you to make it happen, how do you think about big change versus small change so that everyone can share in the benefit of the win and keep moving.”

- Melina Shannon-DiPietro

In this episode of the Global Denmark Podcast, we have the pleasure of presenting a fascinating conversation as co-host Thomas Mulhern and Brian Woodward talk to Managing Director for the MAD-Academy, Melina Shannon-DiPietro. The MAD-Academy is a Copenhagen-based educational institution that trains professionals in more sustainable business practices and effective leadership within the hospitality industry.

In this episode, we talk about how Melina helps change the industry by bridging the gap between cooking and leading organizations. We learn about the importance of connecting with nature, the green transition, The Nordic Food model, diversity in learning, as well as Melina’s background and much more.

Episode Takeaways

  • What is the MAD Academy?

  • Bridging the gap in a sustainable way

  • Challenging the status quo

  • Leadership and the green transition

  • Connecting with nature

  • The role of the chef - diversity in learning 

  • Melina's background

  • Lesson to and from Denmark 

  • Book recommendations 

  • Closing comments

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