Creating a More Equitable Workplace with Laura Reinbold

Although women have come a long way in the workplace, in many industries, women are still vastly underrepresented. That’s definitely the case with engineering. Depending on which numbers you look at, women only make up roughly 20-30% of the workforce in that industry. That’s why it’s remarkable that Laura Reinbold is in a position of…

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Building a Confident and Courageous Life with Kia Jarmon

Do you have someone in your life that you’ve always looked up to for their confidence and courage?  That’s how I feel about today’s guest, Kia Jarmon. Several years ago, I spoke on a panel with Kia. And ever since I met her, I’ve admired her confidence and courage. She knows exactly who she is…

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The Bravery of Taking Action with Laura Click

  I love personality tests. If you’ve listened to previous episodes of the podcast, you’ve undoubtedly heard me talk about the Enneagram (I’m a three, by the way).  But, I also love StrengthsFinder. It’s a tool that I’ve used in my work and it’s been a helpful guide for me as I hire people to…

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The Bravery of Being a Black Man in America with Stan Smith

Stan Smith is a talented marketer who has started multiple businesses. He’s a writer and author of the book, Born to Blog. And he’s also a black man living in America. And in today’s episode, Stan shares what that is what makes him bravest of all. Stan recently started the Next Step Coalition, where he’s…

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Embracing Your Inner Misfit with Maria Tan

Maria Tan has never fit in or conformed to what her family and society expected of her. And as a result, she’s faced a lot of harassment and discrimination throughout her life. As a child, her own family made fun of her for being fat, which was something that was not acceptable for female children…

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Taking a Brave Stance with Melissa Greene

Have you ever changed a strongly held value or belief system? Or, have you ever changed your mind on something you’ve always believed to be true? For today’s guest, Melissa Greene, she has done that many times over. And Melissa credits her constant growth and evolution to her willingness to be curious and gain a…

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I am a privileged person. And it has nothing to do with how much money I make, the car I drive or the house I live in. It has everything to do with the color of my skin. As a white person, I have inherent privileges that many people do not. No one looks at…

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Overcoming Everyday Fears with Sandra Booker

  One of the things I love about doing this show is that I get to highlight the many ways a person can be brave. And today’s guest proves that you don’t have to do massively heroic things––such as running into a burning building or performing a life-saving procedure in an emergency room––to be brave. …

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From Fear to Courageous Faith with JJ Gutierrez

Many people cite their faith as a source of strength and courage. That’s certainly the case for JJ Gutierrez.  But JJ wasn’t always a Christian. Even though she was curious about God, she didn’t grow up going to church or reading the bible. That came much later.  But when she looks back on her life,…

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Thriving Despite Your Circumstances with Deb Palmer George

Deb Palmer George had a difficult childhood. She was born in upstate New York to young parents who struggled to make ends meet. That’s why, from a very young age, Deb had a longing to not just survive, but to thrive.  In our conversation, you’ll hear how she went from working in retail to becoming…

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