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40 Lessons is a podcast about the lessons we've learned about family, career, community and the lessons we are still learning. Host Todd B. Waldo and his guests share their stories, insight and wisdom to encourage listeners to take care of themselves and each other.

40 Lessons is a podcast about the lessons we've learned about family, career, community and the lessons we are still learning. Host Todd B. Waldo and his guests share their stories, insight and wisdom to encourage listeners to take care of themselves and each other.
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40 Lessons is a podcast about the lessons we've learned about family, career, community and the lessons we are still learning. Host Todd B. Waldo and his guests share their stories, insight and wisdom to encourage listeners to take care of themselves and each other.

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Episodes

40 Lessons - Episode 41 - Dance lessons in the spotlight from Sandi Cauley

10/13/2019
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Sandi Cauley joins Todd B. Waldo for a conversation about family, career and life in Richmond as she leads her business and serves the community. Sandi Cauley is the owner and founder of TURN Cardio Jam Studio, a fitness instructor and also a choreographer and instructor for Dance Trance Richmond; She discovered the program while working as a television news producer in Birmingham, Alabama in 1998. Sandi's love for dance starts in Corpus Christi, Texas where she took Ballet Folklorico and...

Duration:01:13:22

40 Lessons - Episode 40 - It’s bigger than just a joke. Lessons from Micah Bam-Bamm White

10/7/2019
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Micah “Bam-Bamm” White joins Todd B. Waldo for a conversation about family, fatherhood, faith and how he is still figuring out how to use his passion and gifts to make a difference in his family and community. Micah White has spent over 20 years in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, host, and philanthropist. He has performed in four countries, and in over 80 U.S. cities in 30 states. The go-to guy for corporate comedy and hosting, White’s talents have led him to perform for...

Duration:00:54:30

40 Lessons - Episode 39 - Preview the new season of 40 Lessons

9/30/2019
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40 Lessons started as a way to celebrate host Todd B. Waldo’s 40th birthday, highlighting a series of the lessons he had learned and their impact on his view of the world. Now, Todd continues to share his stories, insight and wisdom to encourage listeners to take care of themselves and each other. In this next season of the 40 Lessons podcast, every Tuesday Todd B. Waldo invites friends and colleagues to share their stories, insight and wisdom to encourage listeners to take care of...

Duration:00:06:31

40 Lessons - Episode 38 - Lessons from an engineer's journey from fear to freedom

3/5/2019
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40 Lessons - Episode 38 - Lessons from an engineer's journey from fear to freedom This episode Todd B. Waldo discusses his latest Medium article ( medium.com/@toddwaldo ) about his career transition and journey from fear to freedom. The event spotlight for this episode is the Hill Topper 5k Sunday March 24, 2019. This annual race organized by Church Hill Rotary Club benefits the Robinson Theater. The race will take you through the beautiful neighborhood and parks of Church Hill then end...

Duration:00:09:56

40 Lessons - Episode 37 - Took a break and learned a few things while I was away

10/25/2018
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Todd B. Waldo returns to the podcast after taking a self-care break. He shares what he learning about life, family and relationships. And what it means to focus on the center. The event spotlight for this episode is the Robinson Theater’s Annual Fall Festival Sunday 10/28 3-6p. It is part of artoberVA which promotes events, pop-ups, exhibits, science, history, collaborations, and any arts or culture experience happening in the Richmond & Tri-Cities area every October. Come to the theater for...

Duration:00:18:49

40 Lessons - Episode 36 - Back to school lessons from a sixth grader

9/2/2018
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Todd B. Waldo welcomes back to the podcast his daughter for a conversation about education, justice, equity and how our thankfulness and honesty create a foundation for empathy, mission and service. The event spotlight for this episode is the 3rd annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival returning to Richmond Sept 13-16. Afrikana is creating conversation and community, celebrating diverse cultures throughout Richmond and on a global scale. Learn more at afrikanafilmfestival.org 40 Lessons is...

Duration:00:20:24

40 Lessons - Episode 35 - Lessons from an afternoon in the neighborhood

8/25/2018
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Today another person was shot and killed in Church Hill. Todd B. Waldo reflects on the violence in his neighborhood and invites us to not lose hope and keep pouring into people to help make our community better. The event spotlight for this episode is UntoldRVA’s GABRIEL WEEK and the Community Design at The Valentine event on Tuesday 8/28 at 6p. Help elevate and encourage our talented youth to lead the commemorative justice movement with public history, public art and public media. Learn...

Duration:00:10:39

40 Lessons - Episode 34 - Learning how to show up, shift and live with Kinta Turner

7/22/2018
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Todd B. Waldo continues his conversation with Kinta Turner, owner of The Freedom Factor. This episode, they talk about personal investment and the value of coaching in our lives. Kinta Turner, The Chief Freedom Officer™, is a transformation and trauma coach, an engineer, co-author and a double entrepreneur. She is a domestic violence survivor who has mastered the art of reclaiming life after trauma, not because she studied it in a classroom but because she had to do it to live again. At her...

Duration:00:26:59

40 Lessons - Episode 33 - Lessons from the journey to freedom with Kinta Turner

7/17/2018
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On this episode, Todd B. Waldo sits down with Kinta Turner, owner of The Freedom Factor. They share their stories of family, music, college, marriage, trauma and their journey to healing and freedom. Kinta Turner, The Chief Freedom Officer™, is a transformation and trauma coach, an engineer, co-author and a double entrepreneur. She is a domestic violence survivor who has mastered the art of reclaiming life after trauma, not because she studied it in a classroom but because she had to do it...

Duration:01:02:49

40 Lessons - Episode 32 - Lessons from TEDxRVA, trauma and the call to connection

6/24/2018
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As Todd B. Waldo and the TEDxRVA team take a break from producing events, this episode shares his appreciate for the team and their work over the last five years. And looks back at their salon on June 21 at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children on adverse childhood experiences in our community. The event featured the talk from TEDxRVA 2016 by Dr. Allison Jackson, A Call to Connection: Making Childhood Trauma Personal ( https://youtu.be/-HG8H4n2j9I ). In this episode, Todd talks about...

Duration:00:13:47

40 Lessons - Episode 31 - One more lesson from commitment, partnership and fatherhood

6/13/2018
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During last month’s Creative Mornings in Richmond, Todd B. Waldo shared his best yes commitments and challenged everyone to stay committed to what matters most. This episode is about one more yes - to a parenting partnership for his daughter. And Todd’s reflections on being a Dad during this season of his life. The event spotlight for this episode is the Next Move Program. The Next Move Program provides work and educational experiences to young adults with disabilities as they transition out...

Duration:00:11:37

40 Lessons - Episode 30 - Lessons from the Black excellence in Richmond

5/10/2018
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Inspired by the Richmond Public High School students in Reynolds College Early College Academy, this episode explores the impact of the Black excellence in Richmond. And the opportunity to build on our legacy, realize the greatness within and pour it into others. The event spotlight for this episode is Better Housing Coalition’s Stay Home RVA, Richmond’s first non-event gala to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in our region. May 10-17. Learn more at www.stayhomerva.org 40...

Duration:00:16:50

40 Lessons - Episode 29 - Any lessons from them breaking our Black bodies?

4/24/2018
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Power coupled with racism against people of color have life threatening and life alternating consequences. What do we learn about ourselves and our community when confronted with the inequality and injustice is revealed? The hope shared in this episode of 40 Lessons is that we will be honest enough to recognize our racist thoughts we have accepted as truth and decide to learn something new. And that our community will not be silent as we hold people in power accountable. The event spotlight...

Duration:00:11:01

40 Lessons - Episode 28 - Lessons on manhood, Blackness, family and community with Damon Jiggetts

3/31/2018
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On this episode, Todd B. Waldo sits down with Damon Jiggetts, Executive Director of Peter Paul Development Center. And they talk about lessons they have learned and are still learning about manhood, Blackness, family and our community. As well as their top five MCs. The mission of Peter Paul Development Center is to support the residents of the East End of Richmond and educate its students, equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community, and society. They exist...

Duration:00:40:49

40 Lessons - Episode 27 - Our models and the opportunity to pour into our community

3/17/2018
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Do you have a hero or a model in your life? In this episode, Todd B. Waldo remembers lessons learned from two of the most impactful models in his life. And looks at the opportunity for everyone to pour love, hope, skills, expertise, laugher, joy, compassion and empathy into their community.. The non-profit spotlight for this episode is the Hill Topper 5k on March 26 benefiting the Robinson Theater Community Art Center. The race will take you through the beautiful neighborhood and parks of...

Duration:00:19:11

40 Lessons - Episode 26 - Black pride, Panther and the problem with my brown skin

3/11/2018
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The journey from shame to pride is remembered as Todd B. Waldo looks back over the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, created by Amy Wentz, Shemicia Bowen and Kelli Lemon ( vablackrestaurantexperience.com ). The interactions that week affirmed a sense of home and place and resonated with the emotions sparked by the film Black Panther. This Black pride is not a dividing line. It creates space for authentic connection with others. Taking the journey to discover your pride and affirm your...

Duration:00:19:28

40 Lessons - Episode 25 - Black history lessons keep teaching me and giving me hope

2/25/2018
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The film by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams “Tell Them We Are Rising” has once again stirred the appreciation I feel when I learn more about the history of Black people in this country. This film focuses on the rich history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the world around them over the last 150 years. Seeing the courage of the men and women who fought to secure the future realized in my life everyday, my hope for a better future for my daughter is reignited. And I am...

Duration:00:08:35

40 Lessons - Episode 24 - Learning the lesson to be good so I can be good

2/17/2018
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As I think about the lessons learned in my almost 43 years and the lessons I’m still learning, the lesson to be good to myself and prioritizing my selfcare and balance so that I have something to give to my family, career and community is still taking root in my life. Listen to all episodes on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher at toddbwaldo.com/podcast. Send your feedback, questions and comments to todd@toddbwaldo.com

Duration:00:12:08

40 Lessons - Episode 23 - A new year and a renewed call to be advocates for equity in our city

1/6/2018
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It’s a new year and as I return to writing poetry for a new book, I’m looking back on how my mother secured a better future for me. In particular, how she helped me learn that I have the power to choose. I hope this year all of us will embrace the opportunity and choose to be advocates for equity in our city. There are so many ways to serve and make investments with our time, talent, energy and money in people and places that make our city better. Listen to all episodes on iTunes,...

Duration:00:07:56

40 Lessons - Episode 22 - Our Church Hill and RVA Christmas traditions can make our city better

12/8/2017
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My daughter returns to the 40 Lessons podcast as we talk about our Christmas traditions in Church Hill and Richmond. She joins me in hoping that our stories will encourage listeners to take care of others to help make our city better, during this season and always. Send your podcast guest suggestions and comments to todd@toddbwaldo.com. Listen to all episodes on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher: toddbwaldo.com/podcast.

Duration:00:20:42