Inspired Island ~ Ann McLaughlin

October 27th, 2022 by Grace McRae


In this episode, we chat with Ann McLaughlin. Ann recently published the book “World Change-Maker: Build Skills in International Development and Social Work”, which is designed as a guidebook to help people looking to volunteer or work internationally. But, as we discuss in the interview, the book offers value for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world. Ann is a psychotherapist and social worker by training, Ann provides coaching and services to prospective and current social and humanitarian workers around the world through her organization NGOabroad. Join us to hear stories from Ann’s work with communities around the world, including a pivotal moment that taught her the importance of doing assessments and asking good questions before launching projects. We discuss how working at a summer camp helped inspire Ann’s commitment to service, why she chose Vashon as her home base, and her love for biking and kayaking!