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34 minutes | 2 months ago
Connecting with Chris Williams
In this episode of “Connecting Generations,” I connect with Chris Williams. After competing in pole vault and hurdles at the college level, Chris graduated with a degree in Information Systems from The University of Washington. He began brainstorming how to turn his passion for track and field into a career. This led Chris to creating Zelos, a company that connects track and field athletes of all ages and abilities around the world. I hope you enjoy.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
Connecting with Sena Pottackal
In this episode of “Connecting Generations,” I connect with Sena Pottackal. After years of her eyesight fading, at 15 years old, Sena was diagnosed as legally blind. Sena shares her story of how her struggles and tenacity led her to ultimately achieve her lifelong dream of attending NYU. Sena’s success is due to her determination, strength, and incredible support system. I hope this episode inspires you as much as it inspired me.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Connecting with Garrison Wynn
In this episode, my coach and mentor, Garrison Wynn, shares his journey of how he went from stand-up comedian to an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Through his storytelling and humor, Garrison shares insights on how to capitalize on your strengths, take advantage of new opportunities, and what to expect with the COVID-19 pandemic
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Connecting with Margaret and Bradley McCoy
After being furloughed from her employer and having a slow time at his company, both because of COVID-19, Margaret and Bradley McCoy decided to take this time to make a memory. They found a vintage houseboat listed on Craigslist in Minnesota and are now floating the Mississippi River from Minnesota back to their home in New Orleans, documenting their journey along the way. Margaret and Bradley are great reminders that we can always find a silver lining and new opportunities if we stay open to life’s journey. You can follow along with their journey at im-onvacation.com, on Instagram @im_on_vacation
37 minutes | 9 months ago
Connecting with Chitra Ragavan
What’s your story? Chitra Ragavan, Founder and CEO of Goodstory, feels passionate about the story. From her early days as a journalist to now working with tech startups helping organizations identify their stories, Chitra is open to the journey of identifying unique stories and how they can lead you to your next step. Chitra’s drive, passion, compassion, foresight, and adaptability can all be seen throughout her journey and story.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
#BlackLivesMatter Edition: Alana Rhone
Warning: this episode may contain language that some may find offensive The goal of “Connecting Generations” is to hear individuals from all different ages and professions tell us their stories. We listen in hopes that we better understand the individual and learn that no matter the age, when we hear someone’s story and get to know them, we learn we have more similarities than we do differences. In this episode, Alana Rhone sheds light, not on a generational group, but another group. The Black Lives Matter movement is on the forefront of the country’s and world’s mind. Alana answers questions and helps listeners and me understand how we can better support our fellow black neighbors.
43 minutes | a year ago
Connecting with Fred Harris
Fred Harris’ story with 3M is truly impressive. He started his 3M career as a Financial Analyst and worked his way up the 3M ladder to ultimately become Staff Vice President of Community Affairs and Workforce Diversity. In this “Connecting Generations” episode, Mr. Harris talks about what it was like growing up as an African American boy in southern Arkansas in the 50s and 60s, how he found a love in business, and the lessons he learned throughout his trailblazing career at 3M. Mr. Harris’s story proves that hard work and company loyalty can take you far.
36 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: The Newlyweds
To conclude the “Connecting Generations” COVID-19 Edition, I speak with newlyweds, Hannah and Corbin Taylor. After the COVID-19 mandates forced Hannah and Corbin to cancel their dream wedding, they had to adjust and think outside the box. By trusting in their faith and seeking joy, Hannah and Corbin describe their unusual yet perfect quarantine wedding. Please enjoy this inspiring and uplifting episode with the new Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, and join me in sending them well wishes on their marriage.
50 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Generation Z
In this COVID-19 edition, we will hear from Generation Z, those who are 23 and younger. In this episode, I chat with 19-year-old, Amy Liu, 17-year-old Grant Schaefer, 12-year-old Kavya, and 8-year-old Baron, and 6-year-old Evelyn. Although young, you will see these Gen Zers are wise beyond their years as they share great insight on how this COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives and what they have learned from being forced to social distance. Please enjoy the conversations from Generation Z.
29 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Noemi Giovanna
In this “Connecting Generations” COVID-19 Episode, we hear from Coronavirus survivor, Noemi Giovanna. Noemi, born and raised in Italy until age 12 when she moved to Florida, now lives in London, England. Noemi shares her global perspective on COVID-19, along with her symptoms and experience with COVID-19. Through her discussion and experience, Noemi sheds light on the realities of this pandemic and what we can do to help slow down transmission and stay safe. Noemi has started a fundraiser to support testing in Italy. You can learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3ewjY0U
20 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Austin Brown
In this COVID-19 Edition episode of “Connecting Generations,” teacher, coach, and former NFL player, Austin Brown, shares his Millennial perspective with COVID-19. Austin discusses how this pandemic compares to his experience with 9/11 and the DC Sniper, how he stays positive for his students and athletes, and how through this event, we can be stronger together.
34 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Jess Calhoun and Ronda Patterson
In this COVID-19 edition, I speak to two nurses about what it is like being on the frontline of this pandemic. First, we will hear from Jess Calhoun, a school nurse and public health volunteer from Seattle. Jess tells us about what it has been like in Seattle, as they are about two weeks ahead of the rest of the country in their COVID-19 response. After Jess, we will hear from Ronda Patterson, a nurse at Dallas Children’s in Dallas, Texas. Ronda tells us how COVID-19 compares to other impactful events she has witnessed throughout her career and how she stays positive during this stressful time. *Please note, due to the fast-evolving research coming out daily on Covid-19, some statics and data may have changed since the previously recorded date of this podcast.
43 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Kelli Cook
In this special Covid-19 edition, Amelie Karam chats with, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Director of Genesis PrimeCare Hope & Recovery Centers, and the owner of Hopeful Insights Consulting, Kelli Cook. Kelli breaks down the science behind why we may be struggling mentally and emotionally during this time of self-distancing. Kelli gives the listeners tools to better handle their anxiety and stress during this unpredictable time. The episode ends with a guided meditation. *Please note, due to the fast-evolving research coming out daily on Covid-19, some statics and data may have changed since the previously recorded date of this podcast.
15 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Scott Becker
In this special Covid-19 edition, Scott Becker, publisher of Becker’s Healthcare and partner at McGuireWoods, discusses how Covid-19 is affecting the healthcare system and the economy. Through his insight and research working with many of the top healthcare professionals in the country, Scott shares his thoughts on what we can likely expect in the coming weeks. Scott leaves listeners with hope that the US and world will get through this tough time, just as we have with all other obstacles before. *Please note, due to the fast-evolving research coming out daily on Covid-19, some statics and data may have changed since the previously recorded date of this podcast.
21 minutes | a year ago
Covid-19 Edition: Dr. Suman Sinha
In this special Covid-19 edition, Board-certified internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine physician, Dr. Suman Sinha, discusses his view of the novel Coronavirus. Dr. Sinha sheds light on previous pandemics that he has seen in his medical career, what he thinks Covid-19 will look like for the US, and how we can all find ways to serve during this uncharted time. *Please note, due to the fast-evolving research coming out daily on Covid-19, some statics and data may have changed since the previously recorded date of this podcast.
36 minutes | a year ago
Connecting with James Henry Russell
James Henry Russell, the current Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at Bunch Wholesale Companies Inc, has served in many different roles in many different industries over his career. In this episode, James Henry talks about his journey from CPA, to superintendent, to college president, to CFO, and how saying yes to opportunities can bring the most unexpected and joyous experiences.
32 minutes | a year ago
Connecting with Chris Karam
Chris Karam is most importantly the father of host, Amelie, but also the President/CEO CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and SVP CHRISTUS Louisiana/Southeast Texas. In this episode, Chris talks about how his immigrant grandparents and small town upbringing shaped him into the leader and father he is today.
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