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Igniting Courage with Anne Bonney
48 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 113: Lenora Billings-Harris, Global expert on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Igniting Courage Podcast is proud to bring you this amazing conversation with global expert in diversity, inclusion, bias and equity in the workplace, Lenora Billings-Harris. We talk about why it takes courage to talk about these topics, and she gives some great strategies for reframing these things in your brain so you can approach difficult conversations with a more positive outlook. She also gives a great tactic for approaching tough conversations when someone says or does something offensive, increasing the likelihood that they will be open to listen and make positive changes!She mentions a few resources to learn more about Diversity and Inclusion, Racism, Bias and Equity. Here they are! Resource list on Lenora's website including websites, articles, etc.The Diversity Advantage by Lenora Billings-HarrisTrailblazers by Lenora Billings-HarrisWhite Trash, by Nancy IsenbergLead From the Outside, by Stacy AbramsCaste, by University PressEveryday Bias by Howard RossGood Enough Now by Jess PetitMore about Lenora! Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University, as well as on the adjunct business faculty of two other universities.Diversity, inclusion and disrupting bias is a full-time focus for Lenora. She partners with clients to help them leverage their diversity of thought to impacts employee talent engagement and retention, attracting customers, community, and corporate relations. Her powerful yet engaging style inspires virtual and in-person audience members to take personal and organizational actions that disrupt bias and accelerate bottom-line business results.She has presented to audiences in over 41 countries and six continents, including such places as Dubai, Israel and South Africa and Malaysia.
56 minutes | 13 days ago
Episode 112: Abby McKiernan, Creating Non-Profit with Immeasurable Ripples
One day, Abby took a courageous step, and now she's helping people in several communities (more to come!) by the tens of thousands! Hear her story of courage and the difference it made. She's real, she's fun and she's changing people's lives!Check out the Spark in the Dark Website and sign up to BECOME THE SPARK!Here's a recent article written about the additional funding they (SPOILER ALERT) DID receive from Facebook for 12 more sparks in 2021!! Check out Abby's Facebook page. And if you enjoy Igniting Courage Podcast, leave us a positive review on Apple Podcast so more people can find us!! Thanks for listening.
8 minutes | 15 days ago
SPECIAL EDITION: Habits 180 December Check in
Update on how December went...not perfect, but that's life, right? Some tips on how to stay accountable on the changes you want to make if your life. Moving into the new year, New Year's Resolutions are in full force! If you want a little accountability, join Heather Hudson in her Habits 180 accountability group. Nothing to buy, she's just a person trying to change positive habits in her life to improve it significantly over time!Here's the link to the accountability page! All positive, no BS. Make your changes stick!
4 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode 110: HAPPY NEW YEAR from Igniting Courage Podcast
Happy New Year! This message comes to you on the last day of a truly memorable year! (even if we sometimes don't want to remember it!) 2021 is going to be great, especially if you choose to see the positive!Thanks for listening over the past 2 years, and we've got some great content continuing to flow right here. Like it? Leave us a review and help others get the courage boost for a more happy, fulfilled, and resiliant life!See you next year.
35 minutes | a month ago
Altovise Pelzer, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and Giver of Voices
Altovise Pelzer is a powerhouse entrepreneur whose mission is to unmute women who want to tell their story! She's a coach, speaker, podcaster, blogger and an amazingly energetic and courageous woman who shares her story of stepping into courage, and the amazing results it's had! Connect with her on LinkedInCheck out her websiteListen to her podcast .Check out her blog.Make an appointment to talk to Altovise.
21 minutes | a month ago
Amanda Goins, making positive changes
Did you ever want to make big changes, but then it gets uncomfortable or challenging and you fall off the wagon? Amanda Goins did that for years, until she finally found the answer to significant personal change, and she's never been more confident and more able to make things happen for herself. Want to know her secret? Listen in!Want more? Check out Amanda's podcast, Heightened Life. If you want, you can even listen in to my interview on Heightened Life Podcast! Books that helped AmandaAtomic Habits by James ClearThe Obstacle is The Way by Ryan HolidayOr of course, you can check out my book GET OVER IT! With tips for embracing the discomfort of change! GOOD LUCK Everyone!
8 minutes | 2 months ago
Habits 180 December 1 Update
Heather Hudson wanted to change her life...and after years of trying and failing, she decided that she would be more successful by doing it one small habit at a time, so she created Habits 180, a free accountability program to help herself and others stay accountable to creating new small habits for the next 6 months.December 1 marks 1 month so we check in with her to see how she's doing, challenges, successes, and what habit she's chosen to add to her life in December.Care to join in the accountability? (it's free and she won't try to sell you anything!) Here's the Facebook Page you can join.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Michelle Castelli, Relationship Coach
Relationships! Whether it's work relationships, romantic relationships, friendships, family relationships or relationships with strangers at CVS, dealing with other humans is HARD, and if you want to have a lasting, trusting, open, fulfilling relationship, it takes COURAGE!Meet Michelle Castelli, Relationship Coach, author, podcaster and speaker. She shares some great insights on the steps we need to take to have healthy fulfilling relationships, and I was surprised with what she said the first step is...so listen in, and build stronger relationships in your life. If you want to take Michelle's Free relationship quiz, click here!
9 minutes | 2 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 105: Why Courage?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ICP!!! We are thrilled to be entering year 3 of bringing you this fabulous, courage boosting weekly dose of inspiration! Someone recently asked me, "Why courage? Why did you choose courage for your business and your podcast?" so in this episode I answer that question, and hopefully boost your desire to tune in for another year! Subscribe, and let us know what you like, what you learned, or just quietly tune in and get that inspiration you need, and don't do a darned thing! You've got this! You're a lot stronger than you think!!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 104: Kerry and Kandy, wombmates and co-founders of Grand Traverse Women Magazine
Running a business is hard. Doing it with a sibling is even harder, but twins Kandy Chapple and Kerry Winkler do it with humor. In this fun and empowering episode they share their "holy crap" moments, and their triumphs, and the secret to their success. Enjoy, and grab an issue of Grand Traverse Woman Magazine today! Or follow them on Instagram or Facebook!
45 minutes | 2 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 103: Jeremy Brodey, turning the page to a new chapter
During this pandemic whether it's from layoffs, furlough, or just the opportunity to slow down, many people are reassessing their lives and what they want to do going forward. What they want to add to their lives and what they don't want to go back to. Turning the page to a new chapter in life is scary because there are so many unknowns. In this energetic, entertaining and enlightening episode I talk to my old friend Jeremy Brodey about his page turn and the courage it takes to evolve and grow, and do the best you can. One of my favorite quotes from this episode is "You've survived every worst day of your life so far!" Meaning, you're one strong emeffer, so listen in, and then go live your courageous life!
49 minutes | 3 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 102: Michael Dorsey, Contestant on Season 14 of The Biggest Loser
We've all been there. We gain weight, we lose weight, we gain weight, we lose weight...but what happens when all that happens in the public eye!Self-proclaimed reality show junkie "Big Mike" Dorsey saw his chanceand got on season 14 of The Biggest Loser. He lost the weight, but within 3 years had gained it all back. Hear his journey of courage and self-discovery as he found the right reasons and the right way to find his health and his happy, fulfilled life. At the end he shares his story about ONE CLICK that you may be able to relate to!Want more from mike? Find him on Facebook or Instagram and Check out this article about his Biggest Loser Journey. Find your courage on Episode 102 of Igniting Courage Podcast with Anne Bonney.
8 minutes | 3 months ago
SPECIAL EDITION: Habits 180 kick off
Looking to make some changes in your life? Want some accountability? Habits 180 is a free program created by a normal person like you who wanted to make a few changes. It launches on November 1, 2020 and will go for 180 days. Basically you pick 1 thing a month that you commit to doing every day for 30 days. (For example: her first is to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes.) Then the following month, hopefully that's a new habit, you keep doing that, and pick up one more new thing. Igniting Courage podcast is going to check in with Heather on the first of every month to see how it's going, and talk about the courage it takes to persevere, make positive changes. If you'd like to join the group (it's free and she's not selling anything. ) Like the Habits 180 Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/425316742201866If you're joining in, put a comment below so we can cheer you on!GOOD LUCK, and we'll check in on December 1.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 100: Addie and Izzy, Perspectives from The Yoots
HAPPY 100TH IGNITING COURAGE PODCAST! In this episode we decided to mix it up a bit and have our first 2-guest episode, and our first episode with non-adult humans! I wanted to get the perspective of some younger people on this whole CoronaVirus thing, so I asked Addie and Izzy into the studio to share their thoughts, their courage, and to teach me a little something something! (They take this old lady to school at the end of the episode!) Have the courage to quietly listen to these "Wise-beyond-their-years" brave young people, and hear what's going on in their heads during this confusing time. It might sound familiar!Oh, and jump on the FREERICE app and do some good while you're playing games on your phone! Thanks Addie!
45 minutes | 3 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 99: Liz Belt, Veteran and Courageous Life Liver
Igniting Courage Podcast welcomes Liz Belt, Army veteran, mother, athlete, business owner and leader. She shares how she got through 2 years of combat deployments with courage, and how that prepared her for motherhood and business ownership during a global pandemic. For more information on Liz and Intrepid cycling, check out their website, Instagram or Facebook.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 98: Ty Schmidt, Pied Piper of El Grupo Norte
What started 14 years ago as a 3 kid bike train has blossomed into a massive community movement throughout northern Michigan! Ty Schmidt made a commitment to make a difference, and he shares the courage it takes every day to keep that commitment. He lives his mission and is an inspiration and a difference maker!Check out the Norte Website, follow their Facebook or Instagram pages, but, true to Ty's mission, you should follow Norte in real life. They are out currently at 6 different trailheads. Norte has the largest youth mountain bike team in the state of MI so if you want to see Norte in action, from Palmer Woods to Maplehurst to Glacial to the Commons and the VASA, they're rolling all fall. Look for the kids (young and old) screaming with joy!
39 minutes | 3 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 97: Holly Hoffman
Holly Hoffman was the last standing female on Season 21 of Survivor in Nicaragua in 2010. She thought she was going into a "reality show" but the reality set in quickly, and she learned some important lessons about herself, her life, and about courage. She shares those lessons with us in Episode 97 of Igniting Courage Podcast.A professional speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are often faced with situations that seem insurmountable. She inspires her audience to focus their thoughts, emotions, and energy towards success and shares the knowledge, tools, and discipline to achieve it.Find holly on Social MediaInstagramFacebookTwitter
47 minutes | 4 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 96: Sean Rosensteel, Author of The School of Intentional Living
Living an intentional life of self-selected purpose is a buzz word in today's self-improvement world, but rarely do you get a tactical playbook about how to do it. Sure, there are individualized investigations that you have to do to arrive at your purpose, but there are also strategic steps you can take to ensure you fulfill that potential, and The School of Intentional Living is that playbook. In this interview, I talk to Author Sean Rosensteel about the courage it takes to be honest with yourself and put in the work to truly achieve your priorities, especially in this busy world of millions of competing messages. For more information or to get in touch with Sean, go to www.SeanRosensteel.comAnd if you're ready to TAKE ACTION Sean is starting a FREE 5-day Intentional Living Challenge on October 6, 2020. JOIN IN! https://www.seanrosensteel.com/challenge. Igniting courage podcast with motivational speaker/ best-selling author Anne Bonney is the place you go for a boost of courage, either to make a huge change in life, or to just get through the day! Listen to my friends, who are each regular old people (but also unbelievable badasses) share what courage means to them, how they developed it, and how it plays into their lives every single day. Be inspired in their, and then your own every day courage. Then go transform your life.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 95: Lawrence Jackson Jr, Courageously Showing Up
I've always been a fan of Lawrence Jackson Jr (LJ) since we started working together in 2004, but this interview solidifies my belief that he is truly a remarkable human! Listen in as he talks about building understanding in a diverse work environment, his experience building relationships with his customers during this difficult time (while calling them to ask them to pay up! He's in accounting.) and his inspiring practice of connecting with people of all walks of life to make a difference in their lives and in the world. I'm honored to call him my friend, and I'm so glad he's on this planet, making it better and better, every day he's on it.For more from LJ, find him on social media.Facebook: @lawrencejacksonjrInstagram: @Inspiredgent
14 minutes | 4 months ago
IGNITING COURAGE Podcast Episode 94: The Courage to Reduce Overwhelm
We are living in a crazy time. I'm sure at some point in the past 6 months, you have felt overwhelmed...perhaps more than once? I know I have, so I decided to do an episode talking about 6 things you can do to help reduce the overwhelm. There is a lot outside of our control right now, so the stressful stuff isn't going away...but there are some ways that are within your control that can help you deal with everything a little more smoothly! Maybe one small change could make the difference for you! Have the courage to give it a try.Good luck, and hang in there!Igniting courage podcast with motivational speaker/ best-selling author Anne Bonney is the podcast built to boost your courage. Whether it's for that massive change, or just the daily junk that throws us off. I bring on guests from all walks of life to give you a different perspective on courage, so you know that the discomfort you feel is normal, but you can push through it. You'll discover how courageous you really are, and know that you can transform your life.
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