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Episode 63: About conversation in America, with Jim St. Germain

podcast Nov 19, 2020

I met Jim St. Germain on a bus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Immediately I realized I had a lot to learn from his inspiring story and his knowledge of American history. And this episode is a history lesson, indeed. I relish the way Jim challenges me and calls my thinking to task in this conversation.

So often we choose to talk to people with whom we can simply go back and forth in a “bubble of agreement.” This episode is not that. It’s a real conversation about the real America. We...

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Episode 62: About Conversation Culture, with Elissa

podcast Nov 05, 2020

It’s 2020 and we are polarized. If it wasn’t already obvious, this election has made it completely evident that we are split in two in the so-called United States of America. “Cancel Culture” is a prime example of our polarization, and it’s reinforcing our divisions. What can we replace it with? I suggest: Conversation Culture.

In this solo episode I’ll share the four steps that I believe can help us come back together in conversation: 1) Start with your...

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Episode 61: About finding liberation through our voice, with Thea May

podcast Oct 29, 2020

This past summer I was supposed to have been in Sydney, Australia at the Voice and Speech Trainers Association conference, presenting a workshop called “Coaching the Voice of Our Times” with my colleague Thea May. Suffice it to say, that didn’t happen. Good news though: Thea and I have put the content in today’s podcast episode!

This conversation blew my mind and I think it will blow yours too. Thea and I agree: in our modern era, the pathway to liberation is through...

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Episode 60: About justice and reform, with RaRa 4 Reform

podcast Oct 22, 2020

RaRa 4 Reform was leading an outdoor, socially-distanced political town hall at Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. I stumbled upon it while on a walk and paused to listen, and my ears perked up when I heard her say “You know I speak my truth.” And so now she’s here with me on the podcast!

Listen as RaRa shares about the current landscape of injustice in New York City and the need for reform in this metropolis and through the USA and the globe. We’re living...

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Episode 59: About how we talk about race, with Christina Blacken

podcast Oct 15, 2020

How do we show up bravely and compassionately for conversations about race? In this episode, leadership and storytelling coach Christina Blacken returns to the podcast to dive into this extremely important topic.

A few recommendations for white allies: Listen. Remember you don’t have to take up space. Ask open-ended questions that don’t make assumptions, and do your research before you show up. It makes sense that we’ve been nervous to have multi-racial conversations about...

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Episode 58: About freedom, with Elissa

podcast Oct 08, 2020

What does freedom mean to you?

This month on the podcast, our theme is Freedom. Now, the United States of America purports to be a country founded on this ideal. But what I’ve come to realize is that in practice, the brand of freedom we tout here in the USA is “I do what I want.” This is not a freedom that uplifts others.

It's time to step out of the zero-sum game we've agreed to and build a reality around true freedom that elevates...

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Episode 57: About investing in women, with Anu Bhardwaj

podcast Oct 01, 2020

Anu Bhardwaj has has completed undergraduate, masters, and MBA degrees on three continents. She has trekked across Asia studying indiginous remedies for HIV. Her expertise ranges from medicine to business to cryptocurrency, and her network is extensive. And when all is said and done - after all this life experience - the work she deems most important is to promote investing in women.

As the CEO of Women Investing in Women, Anu is developing a platform to reach women and girls in developing...

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Episode 56: About re-training your nervous system, with Elissa

podcast Sep 24, 2020

The world has shifted and suddenly we're all constantly on camera - presenting in meetings, teaching online, and even just having ‘parties’ with our friends. ‍

If you’re finding all this camera time nerve wracking - or if you’re avoiding these situations as much as possible - you are not alone. Today’s special podcast episode is the audio of my free masterclass “Why We Freak Out On Camera, and How To Solve It.” You’ll learn why it's totally...

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Episode 55: About fall equinox 2020, with Virginia Rosenberg

podcast Sep 17, 2020

Astrology knew it before we did: 2020 is wild.

And as we round out towards the end of the year, we are facing some of the most mythic-level, stressful astrological movements we’ve ever seen in modern times. So our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg is back with her guidance and wisdom.

The big takeaways? To re-connect to each other, co-regulate, and work as a team. To practice listening and real dialogue. And to remember that our spiritual practice right now is to use our voice...

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Episode 54: About your network, with Elissa

podcast Aug 06, 2020

Who is in your network? What is a network anyway?

We humans have needs for closeness, intimacy, connection, communication, expression, touch, love... And so many of us on the planet have been living in a way that does not help us meet those needs. So maybe this crazy pandemic time, painful as it is, is also a gift that’s helping us evaluate what’s most important.

In this solo episode, we’ll explore how we can build a sustainable, thriving, abundant network that provides us...

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