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Lead The Way with Anna Gouker

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Lead The Way is a platform for stimulating conversation and building connections. Hosted by Anna Gouker, this weekly podcast brings you leaders from all types of backgrounds and industries to find effective ways of creating meaningful change and inclusion in our communities. Graphic Design by: Claudio Moya

Lead The Way is a platform for stimulating conversation and building connections. Hosted by Anna Gouker, this weekly podcast brings you leaders from all types of backgrounds and industries to find effective ways of creating meaningful change and inclusion in our communities. Graphic Design by: Claudio Moya

Location:

United States

Description:

Lead The Way is a platform for stimulating conversation and building connections. Hosted by Anna Gouker, this weekly podcast brings you leaders from all types of backgrounds and industries to find effective ways of creating meaningful change and inclusion in our communities. Graphic Design by: Claudio Moya

Language:

English

Contact:

8152383028


Episodes

Joy Willenbrink-Conte: Making an Impact with Music Therapy

10/14/2022
In this Episode we learn from Joy Willenbrink-Conte about the many benefits of music therapy. Joy goes in depth on her background and what led her to becoming a music therapist. For those unfamiliar with music therapy she explains it well- "Music therapy can be a space to foster creativity, empower, and build connections, therefore boosting your resilience in response to pain, conflict, loss, and trauma." Joy Willenbrink-Conte There is much to learn in this episode and we hope you enjoy!

Duration:00:51:07

Sandy Morales: Empowering Youth in Dane County

10/7/2022
In this episode we learn about the amazing mentoring programs they have avialable at Big Brother Big Sisters of Dane County. Sandy Morales goes in depth on her background and what led her to her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Listen to learn more about getting involved and how they work "to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future." https://www.bbbsmadison.org/

Duration:00:57:30

Amy Kerwin: Enriching Primates Lives with Retirement

9/30/2022
In this Episode we learn from Amy Kerwin and the amazing work she has done with Primates Inc. Founded in 2004 Amy was able to take and learn from her experiences at the University of Wisconsin with rhesus monkeys. She found that these humble animals deserve sanctuary and an enriching life through retirement. Through many barriers Amy was able to create an amazing sanctuary. Not only does Primates inc. provides space for retirement but also acts as a prototype for other communities. We all...

Duration:00:52:56

Christine Benedict: Running with Success!

6/3/2022
In this episode, Anna has a wide-ranging conversation with the amazing Christine Benedict, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of South-Central Wisconsin. www.girlsontherunscwi.org Find them on Facebook!

Duration:00:42:32

Just Bakery: It's All About Human Connection … And Tea Cookies!

12/24/2021
Anna talks with Jaclyn Eitrem and Justin L’Abbe of Just Bakery (a JustDane initiative). Just Bakery is a 12 week educational and vocational training program. The program works with individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to employment (homelessness, justice involved, lack of education, and/or a lack of work history or skills). Visit justdane.org to learn more. Facebook & Instagram: @justbakeryMSN

Duration:01:02:53

Karla Thennes: Deep Gratitude for our Community

11/26/2021
Anna talks with Karla Thennes, Executive Director of Porchlight. They discuss a wide range of topics, including how Karla originally discovered her passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and Karla's journey of fighting self-doubt as she's grown in her profession. Visit porchlightinc.org to get involved!

Duration:00:56:11

Arthur Aston: Mastering This Life

11/12/2021
Arthur Aston is Executive Director of Build Jake's Place, Founder of OurView, and host of the OurView podcast. Anna and Arthur discuss the work of promoting inclusion of people with disabilities and what it requires of them both personally. **This interview was recorded during the summer of 2021. Please excuse any reference to the "hot weather" that is incongruent with the temperature outside right now.** Build Jake's Place: www.buildjakesplace.org OurView: www.our-view.com

Duration:00:59:52

End Abuse Wisconsin: Speaking the Truth

10/29/2021
Anna has a wide ranging conversation about domestic violence with Outreach Specialist, Cia Siab Vang, and LGBTQ and Youth Program Director, Cody Warner, of End Abuse Wisconsin. www.endabusewi.org

Duration:00:40:24

Wisconsin State Sen. Melissa Agard: Come Together

6/18/2021
Anna has a conversation with Wisconsin State Senator, Melissa Agard. She shares her perspective about many topics, including what has changed in the Madison community, how we can improve inclusion, and ways we can all do our part to come together.

Duration:00:39:03

Anna Gouker: Don't Ask Permission to Fly

3/12/2021
Anna's book, Don't Ask Permission to Fly, is AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon. Thanks again to Rachel Hermes, she da bomb! Anna's Podcast Picks: Slate Political Gabfest The Megyn Kelly Show Pivot (hosted by Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway) The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg How I Built This with Guy Raz It Was Said

Duration:01:15:22

Rep. Francesca Hong: Game Changer

2/26/2021
In this episode, Anna talks with Representative Francesca Hong, the breakout political star who won an extremely competitive state assembly seat and is now serving Wisconsin’s 76th District. In addition to her public service, Rep. Hong is co-owner of the restaurant, Morris Ramen, and co-founder of Cook It Forward. Learn more at cookitforward.com

Duration:00:55:44

Laura Gmeinder: Ignite Your Potential

2/5/2021
This episode is all about improving self belief and figuring out how to lean into your unique ability to lead, something that is a struggle for us all and a topic that really resonates with Anna. Laura Gmeinder is a former Human Resources executive turned Business & Leadership Coach. She has been highlighted in many major publications for her expert ability to help women transform their lives and businesses. Learn more at www.lauragmeinder.com

Duration:00:37:26

Valerie Zaric: Future-Proof Career

1/22/2021
Anna talks with Valerie Zaric, host of Future-Proof Career, a podcast that will ease your anxieties around career decisions and help you take control of your future. Valerie's background uniquely enables her to guide listeners in a positive direction. The last year has brought so much struggle to so many people. Valerie shares with her audience what to consider before pivoting their careers towards new possibilities. Check it out at www.valeriezaric.com

Duration:00:34:12

Jeff Burkhart: Improving Literacy for a Brighter Future

1/15/2021
Did you know that 55,000 adults in Dane County struggle with literacy? That's enough to fill more than three Kohl Centers! In this episode, Anna speaks with Jeff Burkhart, Executive Director of Literacy Network of Dane County, about the important work they do. Visit www.litnetwork.org for more information.

Duration:00:48:43

Helen Osborn-Senatus: Reaching a Fully Nourished Community

1/8/2021
It's a new year, and there's no better time to highlight good leadership than 2021! In this episode, Anna talks with Helen Osborn-Senatus, Program Manager of The River Food Pantry, the Madison area’s busiest food pantry. As it says on their website, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of their vision: a fully nourished community. Visit riverfoodpantry.org for more information.

Duration:00:41:54

SlowFood UW: Food for Thought

10/30/2020
In this episode, Anna talks with Connor Raboine, Co-Executive Director of SlowFood UW. Check out the links below for more information: Fair Share’s website: https://www.csacoalition.org/ Robert Pierce, here is his website as well: https://southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/ current programming for SlowFood UW -https://slow-food-uw.square.site/ https://www.facebook.com/slowfooduw https://www.instagram.com/slowfooduw/?hl=en

Duration:00:33:57

Leah Rolando: Speak Up for Mental Health

10/9/2020
Let's talk mental health! Leah Rolando is Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Mental Health America of Wisconsin. We recorded this conversation towards the end of September, which was National Suicide Prevention Month, and during the course of the conversation, she had a lot of great things to share about how to speak up for yourself as well as how we can all show up better for one another. Visit mhawisconsin.org for more information and resources!

Duration:00:51:51

Rowan Childs: Book Smart

10/2/2020
In this episode, Anna has a conversation with Rowan Childs, founder and executive director of Madison Reading Project. Learn more about the work of the Madison Reading Project and their upcoming virtual event Whiskey and Words: www.madisonreadingproject.com Also, check out the 2016 Kids Count Data Book (aka Race To Equity Report): https://racetoequity.net/2016-kids-count-data-book/

Duration:00:29:13

Dr. Roxie Hentz: A Master Educator

9/4/2020
If you’re looking for some light and inspiration, this is the episode for you. Anna recently had the chance to have a conversation with Dr. Roxie Hentz, the founder and CEO of CEOs of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that offers social entrepreneurship workshops and courses to young innovators and problem solvers inspired to shape their world. Visit CEOsofTomorrow.com for information about the organization as well as Dr. Hentz' book "It’s my Business: Inspiring Students’ Ideas for a...

Duration:00:52:14

Rita Mae Reese: The Artful Life

8/14/2020
Rita Mae Reese is an award-winning poet and author whose work has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, a Stegner fellowship, and a "Discovery"/The Nation prize. If that was not enough, Reese is also the Literary Arts Director at Arts + Literature Laboratory, a community-driven contemporary non-profit arts organization supporting the visual, literary, music and performing arts based in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit ritamaereese.com and artlitlab.org for more info.

Duration:00:43:05