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Episode 37 - Refashioning 50B Tons of Waste Into Runway Worthy Clothes with Melissa Feezor

12/11/2018
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On today's episode, we learn about the 50 billion tons of waste the fashion industry generates per year goes into our landfills and how Melissa Feezor of Raw Materials by Melissa is determined to change that fact. Melissa Feezor shares her journey of operating a boutique one-off fashion business to struggling to pay her bills and take of her two children and back again. Melissa is creating cool stylish looks out of unlikely sources specifically "old man pants". Biography Melissa Feezor...

Duration:00:41:00

Episode 36 - Transforming Business with Dani Chesson

12/4/2018
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On this episode, we speak with a Dani Chesson who is a Business Transformation Consultant with Chesson Consulting in New Zealand. Dani shares her journey from New York to New Zealand with a few stops in between and shares her excitement for helping businesses to not only becoming more profitable but also more rewarding. Dani's work and passion are in building the capabilities needed for change! Biography Dani Chesson, Ph.D. With a unique blend of design, business, and organizations...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 35 - Social Entrepreneurship as Scholarship and Practice with Sara Frost

11/27/2018
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On this episode with speak with current doctoral student and aspiring social entrepreneur Sara Frost. Sara is finishing up her coursework for the Ph. D. in Leadership and Change, from Antioch University and will be embarking research on risk-taking in social enterprises. Sara shares her aspirations to begin her own "Art Bus" social enterprise that would travel around the United States bringing the Arts to school children. She also shares her own journey in discovering, studying, and...

Duration:00:27:25

Episode 34 - Building a Change Making High School with Randy Bartlett

11/20/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Dr. Randy Bartlett on his project of creating a new progressive independent high school named City of Bridges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy is the founder and will serve as Head of School when the school opens in the Fall of 2019. He has three core values at the forefront of the school's development real work project-based learning, peace and justice, and student agency. Randy shares why a new high school is needed in the Pittsburgh community and why...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 33 - The Power of Moms with Eryn Vargo

11/13/2018
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On this episode, we talk with Eryn Vargo founder of Moms Give Back, Shop with a Purpose, and Baby OK on the power of moms in the world. As an amazing woman, mother of four children, wife, and social entrepreneur she is kicking butt in social impact with her three companies all working to improve the lives of others. Eryn lives by the Gandhi quote Be The Change You Wish To See In The World; and thus, asked herself "How can I be the change" - Eryn Vargo Biography of Eryn Vargo Wife, Social...

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 32 - Developing Young Leaders Through Scouting with Autumn Herod

11/6/2018
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On today's episode, we speak with Scout Master Autumn Herod on the leadership development scouting provides to young boys and girls. Autumn has been a scoutmaster with the Girls Scouts of America and currently the Boy Scouts of America as she raises her two stepdaughters and son. Autumn is particularly excited about her upcoming female scout troop which will be aligned with a boy scout troop in February 2019. She sees a tremendous benefit of the Boy Scouts of America becoming even more...

Duration:00:22:56

Episode 31 - Social Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Happiness with Mohit Mukherjee

10/30/2018
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In this episode, we explore social entrepreneurship and social impact work as a pathway to finding true happiness with Mohit Mukherjee Founding Director of the Center for Executive Education at the United Nations Mandated University of Peace in Costa Rica. Mohit shares how growing up in the streets of Paris and Calcutta left an indelible mark on his worldview and instilled a desire to create more social justice. His work up to this point in his life has taken on many different paths and...

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 30 - Finding Your Purpose with Student Guests

10/23/2018
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Purpose is a difficult concept to articulate for most people let alone follow towards a career or vocation. On this episode, Jerrid explores what it takes to pursue one's purpose with student guests Ryan, John, and Ian. The Valencia College students, participated in the live radio podcast, while their classmates tuned in to the broadcast live from the classroom via Facebook Live. Students also enjoyed communicating during the program through Facebook’s chat feature, engaging in witty, fun...

Duration:00:47:35

Episode 29 - The Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida Part 2

10/16/2018
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In this episode, Mentor Dida of the International organization Ashoka explains how he and others developed the Change Maker Journey template that is utilized around North America in the K-12 Education system by Ashoka to create change makers. Biography of Mentor Dida I'm a people person who always gets excited about new ideas and possibilities to design meaningful solutions to advance humanity. Advancing humanity is dear to my heart because after having lived through the 1999 Kosovo war, I...

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 28 - The Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida Part 1

10/9/2018
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In the next two episodes, we learn about the Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida of the International organization Ashoka. Mentor shares his personal journey through growing up in a war zone to his transformation into a change maker and then to a change leader. In this episode specifically, Mentor shares his own change maker journey. Biography of Mentor Dida I'm a people person who always gets excited about new ideas and possibilities to design meaningful solutions to advance humanity....

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 27 - Strategies For Change Making with Josephine Balzac

10/2/2018
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In this episode, we explore some interesting courses called Strategies for Change Making, Be The Change, and Intrapreneurship taught by Josephine Balzac of Rollins College. In these courses, students learn the necessary skills to bring about lasting change in their communities. We also dive into Josephine's own journey into change making and how she approaches her work as an attorney, professor, and activist. Biography of Josephine Balzac Josephine M. Balzac is an Assistant Professor in the...

Duration:00:31:49

Episode 26 - Building Community With Micki Meyer

9/25/2018
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In this episode, we dive into what it means to be in community with others and how to foster community in your world with Micki Meyer of Rollins College. Micki shares her journey to community building from her early days in Orlando and her almost 20 years at Rollins College. Learn what Micki says are the three building blocks of community and how self-discovery and mindfulness are essential elements of a happy life. Biography of Micki Meyer, Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student...

Duration:00:45:38

Episode 25 - Productivity with Business Strategist Deana Kalakay

9/19/2018
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The ever elusive concept of productivity is explored with Workflow Management Strategist and Productivity Coach Deana Kalakay on this episode. Deana has been helping professionals and businesses build confidence and take action using the science of consistency and workflow mastery. Her clients overcome chaos and inconsistency by getting organized, becoming confident and taking the massive action required to meet and exceed their objectives. To learn more go to her website at...

Duration:00:24:18

Episode 24 - Pursuing Your Passion with Student Guests

9/19/2018
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Passion is a difficult concept to articulate for most people let alone follow towards a career or vocation. On this episode, Jerrid explores what it takes to pursue one's passion with student guests Todd Bernard, Robert Manfreda, and Tatiana Fritz. The Valencia College students, participated in the live radio podcast, while their classmates tuned in to the broadcast live from the classroom via Facebook Live. Students also enjoyed communicating during the program through Facebook’s chat...

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 23 - Building Supportive Networks

9/19/2018
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In this episode of Teaching Change, Courtney and Jerrid discuss the importance of having a supportive network. Supportive networks involve a person or group of people you can rely on for comradery, advice, or just a simple sounding board. Courtney immediately mentions her Toastmasters club as a major supportive network in her life. When Courtney sought to further develop her leadership and communication skills, she joined Weekend Toastmasters. Her club, which is a part of Toastmasters...

Duration:00:24:27

Episode 22 - Self-Care

9/19/2018
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On this episode of Teaching Change, Courtney and Jerrid discuss the importance of self-care. This is a buzzword that has been bandied about lately because it is vitally important to check in with yourself to make sure everything is okay. By self-care, the Teaching Change hosts are referring to taking the time to nurture your well-being both mentally and physically to ensure you are being mindful of your own needs. People in the social entrepreneurship field are driven by their passions to...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 21 - Dealing with Setbacks

11/29/2017
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People welcome setbacks like they would a trip to the dentist or a flat tire. In other words, they do not. Setbacks are understandably viewed as impediments to progress and dream crushers. Yet they are an inevitable part of life. We cannot all be perfect one hundred percent of the time, can we? On this week’s episode of Teaching Change, Jerrid and Courtney talk the good, the bad and the ugly of setbacks. Setbacks are awful by their very nature and are often accompanied by feelings of...

Duration:00:23:36

Episode 20 - Change

11/15/2017
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Change is afoot on this episode of Teaching Change as Jerrid and Courtney tackle the effect of social entrepreneurship on society. By their very nature, social entrepreneurs are disruptors of the status quo as they work to solve the issues that plague the world. Thus, change is a colossal horizon that looms in the minds of social entrepreneurs and provides plenty of fodder for conversations on how to make it happen. One of the underlying missions of most social enterprises is to create...

Duration:00:20:43

Episode 19 - Mentorship

11/8/2017
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Mentorship is an excellent combination of hindsight being 20/20 and paying it forward. As we traverse our professional lives and interests, we learn the lay of the land through stumbles and hopefully even more successes. Finding someone to show you the ropes is an invaluable connection that helps minimize pitfalls and anxiety-induced moments. Courtney and Jerrid have both been lucky to be on the receiving end of the mentor-mentee relationship. For Courtney, one of her mentors was her...

Duration:00:24:24

Episode 18 - Responsibility

11/1/2017
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The word responsibility may not incite visions of carefree, fun-filled days but it is an important term that we all face throughout our daily lives. Whether it is taking care of your family, work, or paying bills, responsibility guides our decision-making process. The same can be said of the professional world where businesses and organizations strive to reach their goals and earn a profit. Along the way, these entities will formulate plans and operating philosophies that may have a profound...

Duration:00:21:09