Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans

Good managers are exceedingly hard to come by these days whether in ministry, business, nonprofit or any career.  Many workplaces do not even have a development program to train employees on how to manage well, and yet we know from data on the Great Resignation that the relationship with one’s manager is a significant contributor to why many employees are leaving their jobs. 
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Wellness: Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mothers who work outside the home and do both paid and unpaid work really face impossible challenges toward wellness. However, there is hope. As we begin our Wellness series, we have a guest on this episode who will remind us to be kind to ourselves, and give us practical tools that don’t overwhelm us in the process.
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Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness

Steve Fredlund is a sought-after innovator engaged to solve the most complex problems. His insights have powered hundreds of breakthroughs in corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. He is the founder and Lead Strategist for Steve Fredlund Solutions and Small Small Business as well as the creator of The Solving BOX™.
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EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience

Dave Johnson is a lawyer, teacher and writer. He has served as general counsel for several tech companies in Silicon Valley across the last twenty years. For the last decade he has held teaching and research posts at Stanford Law School, as well as the Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
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Belonging: Kristin Henning on The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, Her Work as a Georgetown Law Professor, and Why Juveniles Are Stereotyped From Just the Word Itself

A nationally recognized writer, trainer, and consultant in juvenile justice reform, Kristin Henning speaks on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. Her book, The Rage of Innocence, is a powerful analysis of how the legal system criminalizes normal adolescent behavior in communities of color. 
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Belonging: Jeff Le on Growing Up Vietnamese-American, His Work in Politics & Tech, and Solutions for AAPI Racism at Work

Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, FOX News, The Hill, Washingtonian, Roll Call, Bustle, Forbes, local and regional newspapers in 35 states. 
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Belonging: Michael Fosberg on Discovering What it Means to Be Black in America, Biracial Privilege, His Family’s Proud Black History and Beautiful Belonging in a Surprise Black Family

Chicago native Michael Fosberg has spoken at nearly a thousand high schools, colleges, government agencies, corporations, law firms and not-for-profits since 2005, utilizing his award winning autobiographical story, told in the form of a one-man play, as an entry point for meaningful dialogues on race and identity.
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Change Makers EPS 65: Rob Dixon on Together in Ministry, Gender Partnership, and Men and Women Flourishing Together

Rob Dixon (DIS, Fuller Theological Seminary) is an associate regional ministry director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and senior fellow for gender partnership with the InterVarsity Institute. He is an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary and provides training on flourishing mixed-gender ministry partnerships for numerous organizations around the country.
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Change Makers EPS 61: Allan “Alonzo” Wind on Andean Adventures, USAID, the Peace Corps, and his work with CARE and Plan International in Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and the UK

Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), having worked off and on with the Agency primarily overseas on diplomatic assignments from 1990 to 2019 in the Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa and the Southern Africa Regional Missions.
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Change Makers EPS 60: Dan Stringer on Struggling with Evangelicalism, Pastoring in Hawaii and TCK Life in the DRC, Nepal, and the Philippines

Dan Stringer joins the podcast this week to talk about his newly released book. Dan Stringer is a pastor, author, and campus minister in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His book Struggling with Evangelicalism: Why I Want to Leave and What it Takes to Stay explores how to grapple with mixed feelings about evangelicalism in order to cultivate healthier, less toxic evangelical spaces.
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Change Makers EPS 59: Sam Thiara on Lost and Found, discovering his roots in India, the ordinary, and puzzle pieces of community

Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver and community activator. Sam has authored two books, one on storytelling and his latest, Lost and Found: Seeking the Past and Finding Myself is a travel memoir about his journey to India to find his ancestral roots with a faded photograph.
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Change Makers EPS 53: Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Invisible, Asian-American Women, Intersectional Theology, Model Minority, Walking Targets, Racism in Canada, Sexism in the Church, Confucianism & Patriarchy

Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author or editor of 20 books, most recently, Hope in Disarray; Keeping Hope Alive; Reimagining Spirit and Intersectional Theology, and Healing Our Broken Humanity which she co-wrote with Dr.
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