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

Jan 14, 2021

Be insane or be the same! 

- Brenden Kumarasami

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

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 Kumarasami, the founder of MasterTalk.  Brenden helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers improve their communication skills to have more impact.  Join us as Brenden discusses the work...

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Creating a Vision and Plan for 2021

Jan 07, 2021

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. 

- African Proverb

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net 

Have you started planning your 2021? Today Stephanie and Traci continue the conversation about transitioning from 2020 to 2021. In this episode, we discuss how to create a powerful vision statement and how to get started setting goals & action steps for 2021.  In this episode, we:

  • Learn about vision statements, why they are important...
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12 Year-End Reflection Questions for Social Innovators

Dec 31, 2020

From quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker 

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net 

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.  Listen as Stephanie & Traci share some year-end rituals and activities to consider as 2020 comes to an end. This episode also walks through 12 year-end reflection questions for social innovators,...

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Holy Days: A Season For All Faiths and Cultures

Dec 24, 2020

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. 

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

Did you know that the term “Holidays” actually refers to “Holy Days?”  So, when we wish someone Happy Holidays we are acknowledging and respecting their preferred holy days - in an inclusive...

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Understanding Abolitionism and Transformative Justice: A conversation with Jason Sole

Dec 17, 2020

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

 Jason Sole

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

“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 about what abolitionism and transformative justice truly means in a powerful conversation with Jason Sole.  Jason is the co-founder of the movement Humanzie My Hoodie, a criminal justice...

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Answering a call: Sarah Symons Founder of Her Future Coalition

Dec 10, 2020

If you call and no one answers, go anyway.

- Rabindranath Tagore

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

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 livelihood? Today we talk with Sarah Symons, Founder and Executive Director of Her Future Coalition, an international non-profit and social enterprise fighting human trafficking and other severe gender...

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

Dec 03, 2020

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

James Baldwin

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

There has been a growing ecosystem to support social entrepreneurs and social businesses in the U.S and beyond.  What does this support system look like?  What resources are available for those who are wanting to launch or scale their social enterprise?  Today we talk with Connie Rutledge, CEO of...

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Challenging Ourselves to Reconcile Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2020

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

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

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 with fewer people around the table due to the increased social distancing practices brought on by the increase in COVID cases. As with many things that have happened in 2020, this holiday is a good time...

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Being Grateful Because of 2020

Nov 19, 2020

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

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 the things that did not  happen because of 2020?  Today we want to challenge you to think about 2020 differently.  Gratitude is important!  We want to share experiences and things...

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Health Equity Leadership: A Conversation with Dr. Veronica Svetaz

Nov 12, 2020

We all do better when we all do better 

Paul Wellstone 

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net

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 important ones to tackle - health care. This week we discuss bias, leadership and health equity with Dr. Veronica Svetaz.  Dr. Svetaz is a physician at Hennepin County Medical Center (where she also...

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