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Dialogue is the single most powerful leadership tool we have to make a difference in the world. “Leading Conversations” with host Cheryl Esposito creates a place for that dialogue. Tune in to the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday as Cheryl host’s new conversations among leaders from around the world in business, government, art, economics, and social change. We’ll explore big ideas and everyday actions, and learn how their own leadership has led them to discover a newfound sense of possibility in the world. “Leading Conversations” with Cheryl Esposito - bringing big thinkers together in conversations that make a difference – right here on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday morning at 10 AM Pacific Time.

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San Francisco, CA

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VoiceAmerica

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Dialogue is the single most powerful leadership tool we have to make a difference in the world. “Leading Conversations” with host Cheryl Esposito creates a place for that dialogue. Tune in to the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday as Cheryl host’s new conversations among leaders from around the world in business, government, art, economics, and social change. We’ll explore big ideas and everyday actions, and learn how their own leadership has led them to discover a newfound sense of possibility in the world. “Leading Conversations” with Cheryl Esposito - bringing big thinkers together in conversations that make a difference – right here on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday morning at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Language:

English

Contact:

415-341-1013


Episodes
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Teaching Peace

5/17/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Lyly Rojas, a university professor, international humanitarian, and co-founder of the European Institute of Collaborative Law. She specializes in the teaching the culture of Peace (inner and outer) and Corporate Social Responsibility, and Multicultural Intelligence. Lyly was born in Nicaragua, a country of conflict with a long history of turmoil, and ultimately her family had to flee because of their political beliefs. She has worked with and consulted to the United Nations; as an advisor to the Vatican in the trafficking of human beings; in war zones training diplomats, human rights workers, the military, and tortured women & children. The unifying theme for her work: compassion and dignity for self and others. Lyly says that we cannot begin to help others heal if we cannot heal ourselves. “How can you teach peace if you are not peaceful within yourself?”

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Let Your Heart Guide You: It Knows

5/10/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Sonia Choquette, spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, transformational guide, & author of 19 best sellers on intuitive awakening & transformational capabilities. Our sixth sense, intuition, is our “first sense.” It is the conscious intelligence of our heart…many of us ignore its wisdom. We disregard our knowing in favor of the facts. Urgency addicted, we miss opportunities to create connections. In our busy-ness, is loneliness; a longing to live a meaningful purpose. We learn by doing, then by our un-doing. Sonia reached her un-doing: her brother died; 6 weeks later her father died; her marriage ended, her business unraveled. To regain spiritual footing she chose a pilgrimage, walking Camino de Santiago, 800km/500 miles over Pyrenees & across northern Spain. Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed is Sonia’s 35-day transformational journey into her heart’s knowing. Join Cheryl Esposito&Sonia Choquette to learn the way…into your own heart.

Duration:00:53:04

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Our True Nature: Original Innocence

5/3/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes GP Walsh, author of The Tao of Allowing: Surfing on the Law of Attraction. A master meditation teacher and often called the Irreverent Sage, he asks: “Have you ever wondered: Why does self-help promise so much and deliver so little? Why is spiritual practice so damn hard? Why is the world messed up? Why do I keep working on myself and never get fixed?” Uh-huh. We thought so. GP Walsh wants to be sure we understand the sacred...the sacred is our true nature. He says we are born into “original innocence” –where all is possible, and we haven’t yet forgotten who we are. In that state, there’s no need for self-help. When people are looking outside of themselves for deep answers, he says “look closer” because the answers reside within. He recommends that we “begin the practice of allowing; surrender to the wisdom of what is.” So, how do you actually “do” that? Join Cheryl Esposito & GP Walsh to master the Tao of Allowing!

Duration:00:58:54

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Hitting the Wall … Again and Again

4/26/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Shelly Lefkoe, co-founder of The Lefkoe Institute, and co-author of Hitting the Wall, Eliminate the Beliefs That Sabotage Your Business and Your Life. Behavior changes don’t always stick. Ever wonder why? Our lives are driven by beliefs – many that go unexamined, and shape behaviors. Beliefs can manifest as phobias, relationships that never worked, violence, procrastination, unwilling to confront people, and more. Shelly has helped thousands of people, using The Lefkoe Method, to eliminate beliefs that were keeping them from happiness, achieving their dreams, experiencing the life they were meant to live. Want to change a behavior? Change your belief that underlies that behavior. Sound too easy? Join Cheryl Esposito with Shelly Lefkoe to learn the secret to keep you from Hitting the Wall … again and again!

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The Leadership of Possibility

4/19/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Deirdre Hade, a spiritual teacher and visionary leader in the ancient arts of the wisdom traditions. She is founder of the Foundation for Radiance, a non-profit center dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss. It is time to bring to life the wisdom traditions and ancient truths of sages and prophets, and make them new again. We have much to learn, and Deirdre wants us to begin with our self. A teacher of peace, Deirdre believes that to end all war, we have to end the war within; make peace with our self; understand that we are connected to all beings, to the earth, to the stars; to shift our view of blame, to one of compassion. It is from here that leaders can truly see possibility, shape the future, make a true difference in the world. Is it time for you to step into your own leadership of possibility? Join Cheryl Esposito and Deirdre Hade to begin the journey!

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Imagine All the People…Living Life in Peace…

4/12/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Jerilyn Brusseau, a cook, baker, restaurateur, businesswoman, humanitarian and cultural diplomat. She is founder of PeaceTable and co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam. Her story begins in her grandmother’s kitchen and takes her globetrotting in the spirit of peace and diplomacy. Jerilyn passionately advocates warm-hearted, soul-connected food as the most common language spoken around the world. She founded PeaceTable to create shared culinary experiences between people of the United States and the former Soviet Republics as a tool for building cultural understanding. Her citizen diplomacy did not stop there. In 1995, she co-founded PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization that sponsors the removal of land mines and sends volunteers to plant trees and build homes in their place. To date, there have been 13,000 bombs removed and 32,000 trees planted. Jerilyn can imagine…all the people…living life in peace… Join us for a beautiful conversation!

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Living An Unmasked Life

4/5/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Sandra Joseph, a history-making Broadway star turned author and speaker. For nearly a decade, she played one of the best-known roles in Broadway history: Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Her new book is Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway. Sandra’s extraordinary journey includes transforming her own life from being too afraid to sing in public (yes, really!) to becoming the longest-running leading lady in Broadway’s longest-running show. When asked, ‘How did you overcome the fear?’ she says, “…I really never did. I learned how to work with it. …I had to master walking into fear. Making friends with that feeling is my path to awakening.” Are you ready to know who you are beyond the roles you play, to choose love over fear, to live an unmasked life that is fueled by meaning, joy, and purpose? Join Cheryl Esposito & Sandra Joseph to see what life can be like when you choose to live beyond the fear.

Duration:00:52:41

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Four Sacred Gifts of Indigenous Wisdom

3/29/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Anita Sanchez, Aztec and Mexican-American thought leader, global business consultant, and author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. Wisdom is speaking...can you hear it? Have you allowed yourself the quiet to listen for wisdom in you, wisdom of lineage, wisdom of humanity? Never in human history have we had access to so much information, and so little of the wisdom we crave. Data has its place, and, it has made us lazy. We have moved so far away from our human nature that we have forgotten that we are all connected as people. We have forgotten our inner voice, our wisdom connection. Dr. Anita Sanchez is calling on all of humanity to pause, take a breath & remember our unbreakable human bond. Earth’s Elders offer the four sacred gifts, to help us embrace the lives we have been given, and remember we are one race – the human race. Join Cheryl Esposito & Dr. Anita Sanchez to hear the wisdom of the Four Gifts…it’s speaking to you.

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Reclaiming Leadership As A Noble Profession

3/22/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Meg Wheatley, author, teacher, advisor, & thought leader on our global culture and the choices we have to make as leaders today. Her book, Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality I Claiming Leadership I Restoring Sanity is a call for sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit. Courageous & noble leaders showing high moral principles and ideals, can create islands of sanity as the way forward. We have a choice: be passive and withdraw from the tumult, or choose to take our turn to show up as noble leaders. Meg says, “…if the world is going to hell, only do good; focus on the present; only do what you know will bring people to their own humanity, with the reward of being in the present moment relationship of human helping human.” What is your answer to the question: Who do I choose to be in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil? Are you ready? Join Cheryl Esposito & Meg Wheatley to consider choices we have to make for these times.

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It’s Not Magic - You Can Sing! Yes. You!

3/15/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Greg Delson, vocal artist songwriter, & Founder of the LANDLIGHTS Center for Voice in Los Angeles, CA. When he’s not touring or performing with his band – Father Tiger – or with collectives and music projects, Greg is teaching. Greg Delson knows the power of voice. Singing lets people tap into their own power. GRAMMY award winners & beginners come to him to work his magic, producing stellar results. He says, “It’s not magic, it’s science!” He would know. As a singer, he had his own voice problems. He couldn’t hit certain keys, bouts of laryngitis – he was distraught & researched answers. A discovery of the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, saved his voice, led to a 3-year Singing Teacher’s Diploma & continued his singing career. Greg often says: Singing is not a talent, it's a skill. He’s proving it at LANDLIGHTS Center for Voice. He created the Community Choir. Each season, random groups of people come together (no matter the experience & skill level, and no auditioning!) for sessions instructed by Greg, culminating in a concert performance with a live band. It is life changing! For Greg, he is happy to extend his passion beyond himself, proving to people they can sing & feel the deep joy it brings. Greg’s work reminds us of our humanity. Magic, indeed. Join Cheryl Esposito & Greg Delson to learn the secrets of the voice - magic that’s not magic!

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The Real Magic of Surrender

3/1/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. “Surrender isn’t giving up. It’s not about breaking you down; it’s about breaking you open – breaking your heart open to all that is possible for you. It’s tapping into a source that is bigger than your own personal power.” Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father and has lived his life on four continents. Kute’s gift of oration was cultivated at an early age as he watched his minister father teach and inspire congregations throughout Africa and London. It was expected that Kute would continue his father’s legacy – except Kute wanted something more in his life. He knew that what everyone wanted for him was not what his heart wanted for him. This was one of Kute’s first (of many) opportunities to surrender to his truth. When he spoke his truth, he empowered himself to take a step forward into the unknown of potential. He had to let go. It was Kute’s mother who quietly practiced surrender as a life principle – everything is as it should be; every moment is a learning, and an opportunity to live one’s truth. Kute lives this everyday. Are you ready...to surrender to what life wants for you? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson to explore the Magic of Surrender!

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The Real Magic of Surrender

3/1/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. “Surrender isn’t giving up. It’s not about breaking you down; it’s about breaking you open – breaking your heart open to all that is possible for you. It’s tapping into a source that is bigger than your own personal power.” Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father and has lived his life on four continents. Kute’s gift of oration was cultivated at an early age as he watched his minister father teach and inspire congregations throughout Africa and London. It was expected that Kute would continue his father’s legacy – except Kute wanted something more in his life. He knew that what everyone wanted for him was not what his heart wanted for him. This was one of Kute’s first (of many) opportunities to surrender to his truth. When he spoke his truth, he empowered himself to take a step forward into the unknown of potential. He had to let go. It was Kute’s mother who quietly practiced surrender as a life principle – everything is as it should be; every moment is a learning, and an opportunity to live one’s truth. Kute lives this everyday. Are you ready...to surrender to what life wants for you? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson to explore the Magic of Surrender!

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The Real Magic of Surrender

3/1/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. “Surrender isn’t giving up. It’s not about breaking you down; it’s about breaking you open – breaking your heart open to all that is possible for you. It’s tapping into a source that is bigger than your own personal power.” Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father and has lived his life on four continents. Kute’s gift of oration was cultivated at an early age as he watched his minister father teach and inspire congregations throughout Africa and London. It was expected that Kute would continue his father’s legacy – except Kute wanted something more in his life. He knew that what everyone wanted for him was not what his heart wanted for him. This was one of Kute’s first (of many) opportunities to surrender to his truth. When he spoke his truth, he empowered himself to take a step forward into the unknown of potential. He had to let go. It was Kute’s mother who quietly practiced surrender as a life principle – everything is as it should be; every moment is a learning, and an opportunity to live one’s truth. Kute lives this everyday. Are you ready...to surrender to what life wants for you? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson to explore the Magic of Surrender!

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Intention: It's not Magic. It's Science.

2/23/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dawson Church, author of The Genie in Your Genes demonstrates the link between emotions&genetics. His book Mind to Matter:The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality examines the science of peak mental states known as“flow.” Dawson is founder of National Institute for Integrative Healthcare&initiated the Veterans Stress Project treating PTSD. Using Emotional Freedom Technique,86% were subclinical after six sessions of EFT & remained so on follow-up. The results were replicated in more scientific studies. Dawson says: “...our souls seek expression through our material forms. ...our thoughts create our reality, [and] our actions, our actions create our habits, our habits create our character, our character creates our destiny.” The science behind the links in the chain show the how our intentions create the material world. Join Cheryl Esposito&Dawson Church to learn how your intentions shape your life, your emotions, your material reality.

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The Real Magic of Surrender

2/23/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. “Surrender isn’t giving up. It’s not about breaking you down; it’s about breaking you open – breaking your heart open to all that is possible for you. It’s tapping into a source that is bigger than your own personal power.” Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father and has lived his life on four continents. Kute’s gift of oration was cultivated at an early age as he watched his minister father teach and inspire congregations throughout Africa and London. It was expected that Kute would continue his father’s legacy – except Kute wanted something more in his life. He knew that what everyone wanted for him was not what his heart wanted for him. This was one of Kute’s first (of many) opportunities to surrender to his truth. When he spoke his truth, he empowered himself to take a step forward into the unknown of potential. He had to let go. It was Kute’s mother who quietly practiced surrender as a life principle – everything is as it should be; every moment is a learning, and an opportunity to live one’s truth. Kute lives this everyday. Are you ready...to surrender to what life wants for you? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson to explore the Magic of Surrender!

Duration:00:50:18

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Intention: It's not Magic. It's Science.

2/23/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dawson Church, author of The Genie in Your Genes demonstrates the link between emotions&genetics. His book Mind to Matter:The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality examines the science of peak mental states known as“flow.” Dawson is founder of National Institute for Integrative Healthcare&initiated the Veterans Stress Project treating PTSD. Using Emotional Freedom Technique,86% were subclinical after six sessions of EFT & remained so on follow-up. The results were replicated in more scientific studies. Dawson says: “...our souls seek expression through our material forms. ...our thoughts create our reality, [and] our actions, our actions create our habits, our habits create our character, our character creates our destiny.” The science behind the links in the chain show the how our intentions create the material world. Join Cheryl Esposito&Dawson Church to learn how your intentions shape your life, your emotions, your material reality.

Duration:00:49:48

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Ancestors of the Future

2/16/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Luisah Teish, a writer and extraordinary storyteller, internationally known for her performances of African, Caribbean, and African-American folklore and feminist myth. She is author of Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Season with Celebrations from Around the World and Carnival of the Spirit. Teish connects us with the ancestors, bringing wisdom traditions and rituals to life. Her stories teach us what the ancients knew about the natural rhythms of the seasons, how cultures thrive and communities prosper. Teish says, “Stand knowing that you are an ancestor of the future.” What will your story be? Join the conversation for a magical hour with Luisah Teish!

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Ancestors of the Future

2/16/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Luisah Teish, a writer and extraordinary storyteller, internationally known for her performances of African, Caribbean, and African-American folklore and feminist myth. She is author of Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Season with Celebrations from Around the World and Carnival of the Spirit. Teish connects us with the ancestors, bringing wisdom traditions and rituals to life. Her stories teach us what the ancients knew about the natural rhythms of the seasons, how cultures thrive and communities prosper. Teish says, “Stand knowing that you are an ancestor of the future.” What will your story be? Join the conversation for a magical hour with Luisah Teish!

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The Quiet Callings of Sound Leadership

2/9/2024
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Frederick Johnson, an accomplished vocalist & percussionist, recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers. He has recorded & toured with jazz legends Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, George Benson, BB King & others. Around the world, Fred teaches the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing & healing. He utilizes the arts to empower organizational leaders & teams to explore new ways of interacting. He leads global programs bringing people together from diverse spiritual & cultural backgrounds to create artistic forums for learning, sharing, reconciliation, vision & hope. His book, Quiet Callings, is a journey to inspire the soul & enliven the energy within. Does leadership have a sound? Can music inspire an organization? Join Cheryl Esposito and Frederick Johnson to hear the Quiet Callings of Sound Leadership.

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