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Discovering And Celebrating Success In Young People with Mike Montoya

Discovering And Celebrating Success In Young People with Mike Montoya

Episode 43 · · 39:16

You can be both a happy human and a strong one!Mike Montoya is the CEO and Founder of Stronger Consulting. A 30-year education sector veteran, Mike is an expert in helping organizati...

Daniel Anello - Mobilizing the Power and Genius of Parents

Daniel Anello - Mobilizing the Power and Genius of Parents

Episode 42 · · 55:02

How you internalize racism can destroy your sense of self.Daniel Anello is a member of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship Summer 2016 cohort and the Leadership Greater Chicago 201...

Be Open to New Experiences and Practice Intention with Grace Cruz

Be Open to New Experiences and Practice Intention with Grace Cruz

Episode 41 · · 52:39

Be open to life and to things that come your way!The oldest child of a Philippine immigrant family to the USA, Grace Cruz graduated from NYU and began a career in teaching. Grace cur...

Dr. Rob Carpenter - Surrender to and Enjoy the Person You Want to Become

Dr. Rob Carpenter - Surrender to and Enjoy the Person You Want to Become

Episode 40 · · 50:42

"Life is so much bigger than black and white - it's full of colors.”Dr. Rob Carpenter is a UCLA faculty member, author, speaker, and filmmaker who specializes in mass communication, ...

Akinwole Garrett - Divine Right Order: God, Family then Work

Akinwole Garrett - Divine Right Order: God, Family then Work

Episode 39 · · 55:12

Tomorrow is not promised!Akinwole Garrett (Aki) is an accomplished senior strategy and business development executive with over fifteen years of data driven corporate development, bu...

Taylor Delhagen - Don't Be Boring, Be Trustworthy, and Integrate Work and Life

Taylor Delhagen - Don't Be Boring, Be Trustworthy, and Integrate Work and Life

Episode 38 · · 01:00:18

Don’t be boring!Taylor Delhagen started his early visits to the principal's office after being expelled from classes. Now he is a doctoral candidate at Boston College’s Lynch School ...

Brandon White - A Misfit That Fits in Everywhere

Brandon White - A Misfit That Fits in Everywhere

Episode 37 · · 01:20:25

How to be a misfit that could fit into a lot of different places?Brandon White is an educator, emcee, podcaster, and poet. He is a former middle school ELA and Restorative Practices ...

Jen Chau Fontan - Always Practicing Something

Jen Chau Fontan - Always Practicing Something

Episode 36 · · 40:31

Jen Chau Fontan, a certified somatic coach, works towards helping people recreate the spaciousness that they already have.Living in Westchester, NY, after working within NYC nonprofi...

Risa Morimoto - Creating Curiosity to Tell People's Stories

Risa Morimoto - Creating Curiosity to Tell People's Stories

Episode 35 · · 55:43

We need to think more about living with intention and growing old gracefully. Risa Morimoto is the Founder and CEO of Modern Aging and Dream Retirement in Mexico.  She focuses on hol...

Mary Rice-Boothe - Honoring Her Roots: From The Cotton Fields of Arkansas

Mary Rice-Boothe - Honoring Her Roots: From The Cotton Fields of Arkansas

Episode 34 · · 50:48

There is power in living life in community; no one is superhuman.Mary Rice-Boothe, Ed.D., currently serves as Executive Director, Curriculum Development and Equity at the NYC Leaders...

Ron Summers: The Hustler Mentality: Web Designer to CEO

Ron Summers: The Hustler Mentality: Web Designer to CEO

Episode 33 · · 58:38

Leadership can be a lonely place, especially for folks of color.Ron Summers is the CEO of a non-profit focused on providing equitable access to careers in technology.  He is a leader...

Family First: Serving the Public Interest with James Solomon

Family First: Serving the Public Interest with James Solomon

Episode 32 · · 49:57

 Everybody deserves to walk down the street and feel safe.James Solomon represents downtown Jersey City as the Ward E Councilperson. As a dad, a cancer survivor, a teacher, and someo...

Perseverance: Create the Life That You Love with Joselyn Martinez

Perseverance: Create the Life That You Love with Joselyn Martinez

Episode 31 · · 46:28

 Each person is the director of his or her own life, and even in the face of the most challenging obstacles, is capable of shaping and painting an extraordinary life.Catapulting us o...

Who Cares? - Learning to Storytell with Hope, Love, and Agency with Rudy Valdez

Who Cares? - Learning to Storytell with Hope, Love, and Agency with Rudy Valdez

Episode 30 · · 01:01:13

 Stories are the threads that weave the fabric of our identities, embracing our cultural roots, shaping our resilience, and illuminating the transformative power within us all.Rudy V...

Stephanie Zhong Who am I? Using Curiosity and Storytelling to Bridge Differences

Stephanie Zhong Who am I? Using Curiosity and Storytelling to Bridge Differences

Episode 29 · · 01:04:45

Your story is the single most powerful thing you own. Embrace it, share it, and watch the world transform around you.Renowned for her ability to empower leaders to unleash their full...

Kishshana Palmer - Velvet Covered Baseball Bat: Living in Duality

Kishshana Palmer - Velvet Covered Baseball Bat: Living in Duality

Episode 28 · · 56:27

Navigate the dualities, overcome challenges, and lead with compassion; authentic success intertwines passion with purpose while nurturing the soul.Kishshana Palmer introduces herself...

Recy B. Dunn - Levity and the Daily Fight: Try to Take Over the World!

Recy B. Dunn - Levity and the Daily Fight: Try to Take Over the World!

Episode 27 · · 54:20

 Education isn’t just about learning, it’s about celebrating differences and fostering inclusivity.As CEO of Ascend Public Charter Schools, Recy Dunn’s story encapsulates the transfo...

You Can't Heal What You Never Reveal - Ian Buchanan

You Can't Heal What You Never Reveal - Ian Buchanan

Episode 26 · · 50:43

Empowering minds is the spark, transforming communities is the flame that ignites a brighter future for us all.Dr. Ian Buchanan, the visionary CEO of Nia Education Group, is a role m...

Yexenia Gómez - Show Up as Yourself Everywhere You Go

Yexenia Gómez - Show Up as Yourself Everywhere You Go

Episode 25 · · 55:13

Bring a piece of yourself into everything you do so you can be a role model for others like you.Yexenia Gómez is a renowned culinary director and educator who helps bring health and ...

Dr. Nancy B. Gutierrez and Dr. Roberto Padilla - Stay and Prevail

Dr. Nancy B. Gutierrez and Dr. Roberto Padilla - Stay and Prevail

Episode 24 · · 50:36

 Collective responsibility resonates strongly in supporting our communities, urging us to recognize the beauty and brilliance present within our own people.Dr. Nancy B. Gutierrez, Pr...

Kwamara Thompson - Love Yourself: Come As You Are

Kwamara Thompson - Love Yourself: Come As You Are

Episode 23 · · 48:55

Building communities is essential for creating opportunity, acceptance and prosperity.Kwamara Thompson is a leader, community builder and angel investor who pours herself into numero...

Shanita Rapatalo - How You Come is How I Will Receive You

Shanita Rapatalo - How You Come is How I Will Receive You

Episode 22 · · 58:27

Leading with discernment is a vital part of unlocking the greatness in others.Shanita Rapatalo is a national consultant and expert on literacy, DEI, and education, and helps to creat...

Rick Andrews - Improv as a Pathway to Authenticity

Rick Andrews - Improv as a Pathway to Authenticity

Episode 21 · · 59:36

Break free from your scripted role and uncover your authentic self.Rick Andrews is a highly respected trainer, educator, and improv artist with expertise in team development, creativ...

Yamilée Toussaint - Know Your Anchor

Yamilée Toussaint - Know Your Anchor

Episode 20 · · 43:52

Studies have shown that cognition is related to movement. Using dance to transform the STEM experience for girls, has allowed Yamilée to see the progress being made, after finding ou...

Kenan Bishop: Everybody Samples - Acknowledge Your Sources

Kenan Bishop: Everybody Samples - Acknowledge Your Sources

Episode 19 · · 56:07

 Deciding that your belief system will overflow into every aspect of your life, allows you to focus on what you have decided is important.Born into a home upheld by justice and faith...

Marcela Andrés - Making The Ask

Marcela Andrés - Making The Ask

Episode 18 · · 47:08

Realizing the power of your connections is the key to success in business and life.Marcela is the President and CEO of designEDengagement where she co-creates roadmaps to help streng...

Marc Etienne - Marc Etienne - Be Who You Are

Marc Etienne - Marc Etienne - Be Who You Are

Episode 17 · · 01:17:13

 Being confident in your identity is the key to growth.Marc Etienne is a Partner at Rethinc where he helps to provide the support and coaching needed to evolve communities and organi...

Stephanie Morimoto - Decoupling Productivity from Work and Your Humanity

Stephanie Morimoto - Decoupling Productivity from Work and Your Humanity

Episode 16 · · 59:50

What you accomplish is not a measure of your value as a human.Stephanie Morimoto is the owner and CEO of Asutra where she shares her passion for self-care through her products and bu...

Atnre Alleyne - Sharpness + Proximity + Community = Empowerment

Atnre Alleyne - Sharpness + Proximity + Community = Empowerment

Episode 15 · · 01:01:44

Learning ways to hack the system is the key to living the lives we deserve to live.Atnre Alleyne is the founder of The Proximity Project, where he advocates for diversity and inclusi...

Alli Myatt - Slowing Down to Redesign and Recover

Alli Myatt - Slowing Down to Redesign and Recover

Episode 14 · · 01:01:19

 To fight inequity, we must slow down enough to review and understand the behaviors that contribute to it. Alli Myatt is the co-founder of The Equity Practice and helps organizations...