Lately, it seems so many people I know are facing incredibly difficult decisions. Many parents I know are facing tough choices around childcare, schooling and work. Do you send your child to school? Do you send them virtually? Do you homeschool? Do you quit your job? Do you do both? Then, there are difficult decisions…

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Pursuing a Dream Across the World with Naima Spencer

Can you imagine moving to a country you had never visited before? And what about if you didn’t speak that country’s language? Sounds pretty daunting, right? That’s exactly what Naima Spencer did at the age of 24. She left her home country of Morocco and moved to the United States with only $500 and an…

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Ditching Society's Checklist with Brittany Tucker

Have you ever felt like you had to follow a prescribed set of rules to achieve success and happiness in your life? That’s exactly how Brittany Tucker felt. She did all of the things she thought a woman was supposed to do to feel loved, accepted and worthy. Captain of the cheerleading squad? Check. Go…

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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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