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Negar Tayyar

Ep 184: Negar Tayyar – Empowering The Forcibly Displaced People Through Her Values, Vision and Vitality.

​​Negar Tayyar is a philanthropic refugee rights advocate, life coach, and co-founder and director of the Global Whole Being Fund (GWBF), an international fund supporting the humanitarian and long-term needs of forcibly displaced people.  We cover a lot in this episode from Negar’s early memories of growing up in Iran, her parents being civil rights …

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178: Sana Mustafa – The Activist Fighting for Displaced Peoples’ Access, Agency and Dignity

Sana Mustafa is this week’s guest. We’re back. I had a nasty Scotter accident back in Nov 2021, and as a result, had to take four-month hiatus to recover. Bones are all healed so here we go We recorded this interview just before the accident but given the recent geopolitical events and let’s call it …

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177: Kathryn Finney – Her Single Minded Path To Inspiring and Funding Brilliant Black and LatinX Founders

Kathryn Finney defies norms, conventions, and stereotypes. For this powerhouse of a human, there is no glass ceiling. From epidemiologist to entrepreneur, to investor, author, and mentor,  Kathryn is changing what is considered possible for a generation of marginalized and underrepresented Black and LatinX entrepreneurs. We cover a lot in this episode as Kathryn charts …

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Natasha Freidus

175: Natasha Freidus – The Social Entrepreneur Applying Tech To Remove The Chaos In Crisis Relief

Natasha Freidus is a social entrepreneur with an unusual story.  Sometimes circumstances beyond our control set us on a path we could never have conceived. This was the case for this week’s guest, social entrepreneur Natasha Freidus when during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, she witnessed the chaos of crisis response first hand.  While …

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Lucia N DeRespinis

174: The Alacrity, Wisdom and Wit Of Industrial Design Icon Lucia DeRespinis

Lucia N DeRespinis is this week’s guest. It marks the return of one of our favorite and most popular guests, industrial designer Lucia DeRespinis. With a career spanning seven decades, Lucia retired last year at the age of ninety-three. Now ninety-four Lucia was recently recognized for her outstanding contributions to Industrial design by the IDSA – …

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Abby Lehman

173: Abby Lehman – The Technology, Talent and Tenacity To Transform Lives and Build Communities

This week’s guest is native New Yorker Abby Lehman, a natural storyteller, connector, and social entrepreneur working at the intersection of community, government, and business. As a fourth-generation New Yorker, from a family of East European migrants, Abby is living evidence of the value and impact of immigration on a city and nation’s success. Abby …

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Susan McPherson

170: Susan McPherson – The Lost Art of Connecting and Living a Life of Purpose

We live at a moment in time where technology has connected the world yet for many people experience a rising sense of disconnection and research confirms feelings of isolation are increasing.  This week’s guest Susan McPherson, provides an antidote.  As author of the Lost Art of Connecting, Susan’s book provides a valuable methodology for connecting …

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166: Maryam Banikarim -The Purposeful Problem-Solving Mentality, Vitality and Curiosity of Next Door’s CMO

Maryam Banikarim does not see barriers, obstacles, or problems other than to seek out ways to remove or overcome or solve them. This week’s guest was born in Iran but raised in the US Maryam’s innately curious and inquisitive mind has enabled her to navigate every challenge that life has dealt her and set her …

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161: Sarah A. Abdallah – Re-imaging, Re-designing, and Re-creating With Functional Creative Design.

Functional Creative Design Founder – Sarah A. Abdallah is this week’s guest. As a polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, we deep dive into Sarah’s journey prior to starting her design studio Functional Creative Design, working with Rockwell Group, Tony Chi & Associates, Perkins and Eastman, …

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Sarah A Abdallah

160: The Non-Conforming, Curiosity Fueled Journey of Thought Leader and Entrepreneur – Sarah A. Abdallah

Sarah A Abdallah – Female Thought Leader and Entrepreneur, polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, is this week’s guest. In this two-parter we spend the first hour exploring Sarah’s experience of being born a bi-racial child to Egyptian immigrant parents, growing up in New York, …

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Jessica Carson

145: Wired This Way – Jessica Carson Mapping Creative Archetypes And Her Journey To Self Discovery

Jessica Carson, creator, teacher, and author of Wired This Way, a book about Finding Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Well-being as a Creator, is this week’s guest. In this wide-ranging episode, we cover Jessica’s early life and development being the perfect combination of her right and left-brained parents. Jessica refers to Jungian psychology as a …

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144: Tyrique Glasgow – Running a Corner to Changing Lives (From the Archive)

This week we re-publish our first ever episode, recorded on a cold day in late 2018 on the streets of South Philadelphia with Tyrique Glasgow. Tyrique Glasgow is the Founder of the Young Chances Foundation, an organization providing after-school support, sports programs, and mentoring for South Philadelphia’s youth. Besides running the foundation, Tyrique works with …

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Linda-Rislin

139: An Intersectional Journey To Open Relationship Design – Linda Rislin, Part One

GUEST OVERVIEW This week’s guest is Linda Rislin is evidence of how life’s path leads us in directions we could never have planned. In Linda’s case, a visual designer turned Open Relationship Coach. Born to Haitian parents, Linda was born in New Jersey and grew up in an inter-generational home and at the intersection of …

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138: A Voice To Be Heard On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Jennifer L. Williams

Diversity and Inclusion expert and advocate, Jennifer L. Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. During this open, honest, and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and …

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138: A Voice To Be Heard On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Jennifer L. Williams

Jennifer L Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. During this open, honest, and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and how we build teams and move …

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137: Jennifer L Williams – Her Path to Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Jennifer L Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. During this open, honest and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and how we build teams, and move …

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136: Cristina Jiménez – Daring To Dream And Fighting For The Undocumented

Guest Overview Cristina Jiménez Ecuadorian born, she became an undocumented migrant at 13,  founded United We Dream, the largest youth-led US organization, fighting to protect and defend the rights of undocumented immigrants at 23, a MacArthur Fellow at 33,  welcome this week/s guest, social justice activist Cristina Jiménez. In this double length episode, Cristina recounts …

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Lights On Founder Julia Black

130: Lights On – Igniting The Passion and Potential Of Every Child With Julia Black

Guest Overview  – Lights On is the brainchild of Julia Black. Julia is at the forefront of innovation in education, designing an educational approach that unleashes the talent, and unlocks the passion and true potential of every child. As the founder and CEO of Explorium, Julia’s ‘Lights On’ methodology is changing the way we think …

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120: Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s Journey to Food Futurology and The Coming Decade of Change

Guest overview  Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s path to being a leading thinker in Food Futurology was any but predictable. As an only child with a partying, Butcher for a mother and an ex-pat bodybuilding construction worker for a father, she grew up in a home with little money, love, attention, and direction. Self-parenting was her only …

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Jeanne Pinder

115: Clear Health Costs Founder On Disrupting Healthcare With Technology and Countercultural Curiosity

Clear Health Costs Founder Jeanne Pinder dives deep into what led her to create her journalism meets healthcare start-up. She explains its genesis from winning a “SharkTank” like pitch to inform people about healthcare costs by combining crowdsourcing and data. Working in partnership with local and national media Clear Health Costs brings cost transparency to the …

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092: Lorna Davis – Corporate Social Impact, Leadership Values and Vision

Guest Overview Lorna Davis was born in South Africa in the age of Apartheid, her education, parental guidance, curiosity, and worldly ambitions set her on the path to a stellar career in international business and marketing and finally leading Danone to become the first billion-dollar entity to become a public benefit corporation. Welcome to this …

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