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Conscious Co-Working | Susan Madsen

Conscious Co-Working | Susan Madsen

May 18, 2020

Could the workplace serve as a springboard for creating lasting societal change?

Today’s guest, Dr. Susan Madsen, wrote the Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. She’s dedicated her career to helping women develop and make lasting impacts on their organizations and the world. Hear directly from her why confronting issues of racial and gender bias can start in the workplace and spread like wildfire throughout our greater ecosystems.

Listen in as Dr. Madsen shares her experience working with both men and women in leadership. She dives into the story behind her work and her personal definition of leadership. Find out how you too can avoid complacency and become a better ally for progress.

 

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NYC Street Connect | Janille Hill

NYC Street Connect | Janille Hill

May 11, 2020

Janille Hill’s work with her organization, Street Connect is doing something similar to what we’re after here at Sidewalk Talk. Sitting down with strangers on New York City park benches, she’s on a mission to share the importance of connection and acknowledgment.

A mother, dancer, life coach and listener— Janille has dedicated all areas of her life to connecting with the core of her being. She shares with Traci what she’s learned on NYC streets about vulnerability, connection and the power of practice. As a woman of color, she shares how she maintains an open heart in the wake of draining connections. Highlighting the importance of also staying in constant connection with yourself, she shares how she stays charged and recouperates. 

Hear her insights on creating meaningful space for others while pouring into yourself on today’s episode of the Sidewalk Talk Podcast.

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Productivity and Connection | Yamini Naidu

Productivity and Connection | Yamini Naidu

May 4, 2020

Yamini Naidu was an economist fully immersed in corporate life when she was introduced to the power of storytelling. Today, she's helping businesses and leaders around the globe to use business storytelling to create the kinds of heartfelt connections that produce lasting results.

Joining Traci, Yamini shares why productivity and connection are better off when they’re working hand in hand. She dives into what she's learned from corporate life about human nature and our undeniable need to engage. Yamini makes the case that without connection, people and businesses focused solely on metrics and data are putting themselves at a disadvantage.

Hear her advice on telling stories that resonate and how you can encourage storytelling as a listener on the sidewalk. Also, hear her wish for you as a sidewalk-talk volunteer or friend as she shares why the work we do is helping to change the world as we know it.

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Shadows and Light | Atiaf Alwazir

Shadows and Light | Atiaf Alwazir

April 27, 2020

Atiaf Alwazair is many things. Hopeless isn't one of them. 

Based in Brussels, Atiaf is an activist, researcher, writer and mother using joy and memory to protect, uplift and empower the people of Yemen.

In this conversation with Traci, Atiaf opens up about the motivation behind her work and insights into the vibrant Yemen she knows. She shares her personal journey to achieving effective hopefulness and the importance of finding joy in the midst of tragedy. 

Listen in for an opportunity to adjust your lens as Atiaf offers a snapshot of Yemen— sharing her love of Yemeni mint and pomegranate shafut and some of the daily traditions the world often overlooks.

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Wholly Human | Omar Davis

Wholly Human | Omar Davis

April 20, 2020

Have you ever spoken to your inner child? Or just wondered what you might learn if you did? For Omar Davis— creating space for those conversations reshaped his life.

A health educator and mental health advocate, Omar Davis’ work is centered around empowerment and creating meaningful conversations in communities. Today, listen in for Traci’s conversation with him on opening up to possibilities, leaning into vulnerability and reprogramming your mind. He shares his journey of developing an unshakable sense of self and constant connection with his inner child. Also, hear why he says a good old fashioned donkey cry might be just what you need.

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That which is Ungrieved | Marty Cooper

That which is Ungrieved | Marty Cooper

April 13, 2020

Do we have depression all wrong? In times of decreased connection— out of necessity or not, how do we start moving in the right direction and reaching out for what we need from ourselves and each other?

Today’s guest, San Francisco based therapist, Marty Cooper shares his insights on how depression can take root and why society at large may be looking at things wrong. He shares compelling insights into human survival and the role depression might play as a security mechanism. Traci shares a recent experience with grief and gains a deeper understanding of her own needs for connection. Also, hear why the unseen impact of connecting with strangers on sidewalks matters more than you could ever know.

 

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Living Room Conversations Is Creating Effective Action | Joan Blade

Living Room Conversations Is Creating Effective Action | Joan Blade

March 30, 2020

Could heart, empowerment and conscious effectiveness be the pillars to aligning as society and making progress on the issues that matter to us most? Joan Blades, co-founder of Living Room Conversations—  a divide healing organization, thinks it's a great place to start.  

As the founder of political groups like Moveon.org and MomsRising, Joan knows a thing or two about bridging political divides. She also has a wealth of experience in mediation, with her background as a practicing lawyer and as the author of Family Mediation, a book on the subject of navigating divorce.

Sharing the dream behind Living Room Conversations, Joan explores the root causes behind the political fracturing in the United States. She explains how the illusion of otherness and distractions from technology has influenced our culture. Find out how people are using Living Room Conversation guides around the country to bridge partisan gaps and move past differences. Getting back to the underlying connection we all have: our humanity.

 

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Better Angels is Putting Out the Political Polarization Fire | John Wood

Better Angels is Putting Out the Political Polarization Fire | John Wood

March 23, 2020

How do you speak truth from a place of love and compassion? Gift yourself the tools you need to bridge racial, economical and political gaps with today's episode, featuring John Wood of the Better Angels organization.

The biracial son of two culturally and economically opposite parents, John Wood has spent the better part of his life connecting across categories. The former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County and nominee for congress, now works as a national leader for Better Angels- a grassroots organization uniting political parties and opposing populations around the country, founded by internationally renowned therapist, Dr. Bill Doherty.

John shares some of his background, and the philosophies that guide his life and work with Better Angels. Hear his profound ideas around communicating love and compassion through empathetic speech. Drawing inspiration from non-violent leaders like Martin Luther King, John doles out insights and offers surprising suggestions about the type of conversational discipline we all should develop to fight against the active efforts to divide us. 

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A Golden Civilization | George Kinder

A Golden Civilization | George Kinder

March 13, 2020

How do we ensure the structures and institutions within our lives reflect the values that we know to be true and good? What would it look like if we were to achieve a Golden Civilization devoid of the harmful tendencies we engage in daily?

George Kinder, known well for his work in financial life planning and spiritual practice combines the two in his latest work, A Golden Civilization & The Map of Mindfulness. He dives heart first into a conversation with Traci on what it would mean to approach transactions with the same mindfulness that governs our everyday lives. Listen in to hear George’s insights on defining and achieving freedom, independence. He shares the importance of taking action in all aspects of our lives, from quiet moments of meditation to vocal political movements.

 

 

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The Sixth Stage of Grief | David Kessler

The Sixth Stage of Grief | David Kessler

March 9, 2020

The path to navigating loss and grief, became illuminated when David Kessler and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote On Grief and Grieving, giving us the five stages of grief most of us are familiar with. Today, he expands and recenters this renowned concept with the release of his new work, Finding Meaning.

David sits down with Traci and talks about his journey to the field of thanatology. He shares how the loss of his mother as a child and the sudden death of his 21-year-old son have shaped his life and the way he continues through the world. They explore how we can best support those in our lives that are experiencing grief while ensuring our own well being. Learn the impact finding meaning can have on what remains after collective loss, the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one.

 

 

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