#72: Converging for Change: Democratization of Energy Markets

Are you curious about how you can better engage and support clean energy efforts in our communities? What is the democratization of energy and what does that mean for everyday citizens?  What innovations are having an impact on the energy industry? Today, our guest is Nina Axelson, the vice...

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#71: Partnering with Government: 7 Strategies to Create Change

Do you want to support good governance & good government?  What can you do as a social change leader to effectively partner with government agencies on shared community goals?  Join us and hear 7 strategies to partner with the government and create change. Download the tip sheet ...

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Better Communication to Scale Your Idea and Have More Impact - Tips from Brenden Kumarasami

Be insane or be the same! 

- Brenden Kumarasami

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Are you communicating effectively to best scale your ideas and have more impact? Communication is a critical skill of social change leaders. Today we are talking with Brenden...

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Creating a Vision and Plan for 2021

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. 

- African Proverb

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Have you started planning your 2021? Today Stephanie and Traci continue the conversation about transitioning from 2020 to 2021. In this episode, we...

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12 Year-End Reflection Questions for Social Innovators

From quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker 

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Have you taken time to reflect on 2020? The new year is a time many reflect on the year that has passed and begin planning for the one ahead. ...

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Holy Days: A Season For All Faiths and Cultures

This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against planetary darkness.  We string bulbs, ignite bonfires and light candles and we sing. 

- Anita Diamant. 

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Did you know that the term...

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Understanding Abolitionism and Transformative Justice: A conversation with Jason Sole

Bring your gifts to the work, dig in and enjoy it.

 Jason Sole

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“Defund the Police” has become a popular phrase used this past year and elicits strong reactions.  In this episode we move beyond this phrase to talk...

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Answering a call: Sarah Symons Founder of Her Future Coalition

If you call and no one answers, go anyway.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Trafficking of women for sexual exploitation is an international human rights crisis. How do girls and women that have been exploited overcome the trauma and create a...

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Launching and Growing Impact-Driven Businesses: With Connie Rutledge, CEO of FINNOVATION Labs

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

James Baldwin

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There has been a growing ecosystem to support social entrepreneurs and social businesses in the U.S and...

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Challenging Ourselves to Reconcile Thanksgiving

May we grow back not to what was, but instead toward what we can become. 

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This episode is being released on the third Thursday in November of 2020 which is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  Many of us will be preparing large meals...

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Being Grateful Because of 2020

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Be grateful for the hard times too.  They have opened your eyes to the things you weren’t paying attention to. 

- Anonymous

Has it felt hard to be grateful in 2020?  As you end the year are you thinking about all...

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Health Equity Leadership: A Conversation with Dr. Veronica Svetaz

We all do better when we all do better 

Paul Wellstone 

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As social change leaders work to be more inclusive and address structures and systems of racism and oppression in our communities, we take a look at one of the...

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Civic Series Part 3: Trusted Healers and the Path to Improving Health

The reason we do what we do is because everyone matters.

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How does the U.S. Healthcare System compare to other countries?  Can we really improve care and cut costs at the same time? Who is the best advocate for our own...

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Civic Series Part 2: Skills for Democracy

We fight for lost causes not because we always think we are gonna win, but because someone needs to keep the battle going.

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Election season always brings to light important civic topics and this year, big questions.  Is voter...

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Civic Series Part 1: Reflections and Questions

Good Governance Depends on the Ability to take responsibility by both administrations as well as people. 

 - Narendra Modi

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As we approach the U.S. 2020 elections, where many big elections are occurring in all levels of...

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Blending Passion with Purpose: A Conversation with Junita Flowers

 

Pursuing purpose Is less about skillset and everything about your mindset. Believe bigger

- Junita Flowers

 

Social change leaders and More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

Specifically,  in our conversation we:

  • Hear about Junita’s early fascination...
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Reflections on One Year of Podcasting

One year = 365 Opportunities

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The Social Change Leaders Podcast is one year old!  We look back at some of our episodes, share our reflections and what we have learned. In our conversation, we discuss:

  • The importance of...
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Understanding and Coping When You are ‘Hitting a Wall’

If you can’t imagine getting through whatever you are going through…...just try imagine getting through the next tiny little bit, the next 5 minutes, hour or day, whatever feels manageable.

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Are you running out of...

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Now is the Time to Build Something New - 7 Trends and Opportunities in Social Change

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, 

not on fighting the old but on building the new.” 

Socrates 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the systemic inequalities of our global economic...

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Self Awareness as the Key to Leading with Impact

“It is self-awareness that allows the best business-builders to walk the tightrope of leadership: projecting conviction while simultaneously remaining humble enough to be open to new ideas and opposing opinions.” 

-“How Leaders Become Self-Aware” by Anthony K. Tjan

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Three Ways to Integrate Social Impact Into Your Life and Work

“All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture.  That social impact, positive or negative is our choice.  It turns out that all of us are social entrepreneurs.  It’s just that some people are choosing to make a bigger (and...

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