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Introducing Me

Storytelling Podcasts

Join Sarah each week as she talks with a new guest on Introducing Me, a podcast where people of many different backgrounds share their stories. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, Sarah’s guests talk about culture, advocacy, race, ability, gender and sexual identities, or whatever else they want heard.

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United States

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Join Sarah each week as she talks with a new guest on Introducing Me, a podcast where people of many different backgrounds share their stories. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, Sarah’s guests talk about culture, advocacy, race, ability, gender and sexual identities, or whatever else they want heard.

Language:

English


Episodes

Asher: Electric Violinist

2/20/2024
Asher's musical journey began at the tender age of two, though he never anticipated it would become his full-time pursuit as an adult. Initially, while residing in NYC, he took up the violin as a means to supplement his income. However, over time, his musical endeavors blossomed into a full-fledged career, diverging from his academic background in biology and nursing. In this episode, Asher delves into his musical passions and sheds light on the intricacies of freelancing in the industry. Connect with Asher: https://www.asherlaub.com Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:40:56

JJ: Retired Spy Training on Human Behavior

2/13/2024
Jean Jacques Brun, better known as JJ, or The Retired Spy spent 20 years in the Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces and now 25 years as the founder of DHC Training Co. As a child, school was hard and he loved sports, so it was natural for him to join the service. He now trains the Four Temperament (DISC) Model of Human Behavior for personal and professional growth. Check out JJ’s work: https://theretiredspy.com/the-art-of-interpersonal-relationships/ https://theretiredspy.com Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:57:51

Ryan: Skiing and Climbing Around the World

2/6/2024
Ryan DeLena is about to get a degree in outdoor education, but he’s already adventuring outside and guiding others. Ryan is currently a climbing guide with Acadia National Park and likes to have the chance to connect with guests on their outdoor excursions. He started skiing at a young age with his dad and knew that that would be his realm. While on an excursion in Antarctica, without wifi, his dad started writing a book, which ended up becoming the book he co-authored with Ryan, Without Restraint, which shares Ryan’s story of being taken out of traditional school and having a traumatic experience in therapeutic schools to finding success on the ski slopes. Ryan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extreme_ryan_delena/?hl=en Ryan’s Book: https://a.co/d/ac4Wi0r Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:50:19

Alex: Caregiving Across Diverse Professions

1/23/2024
Alex Williams is the granddaughter of Black Panthers and has always been inspired to care for others. She started in home health care, went to school to become an EMT, is trained as a doula for home births and went into law enforcement to pursue justice. As an ironman triathlete turned wrestler, she learned about the benefits of hyperbaric chambers and for the past seven years she has been growing her business, Holistic Hyperbarics in the Bay Area of California. Connect with Alex & Holistic Hyperbarics: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-hh/ https://www.hh-bayarea.com https://www.instagram.com/holistic_hyperbarics Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:49:31

Kristof: Success with Tourette’s

1/16/2024
When speaking with Kristof Morrow, you may notice that he says “Shakespeare” throughout the conversation, and while he has a fondness for the author, it’s an audible tic because of his Tourette’s. Kristof has relocated to Vancouver after having a rough childhood, serving as a medic in the US Navy, and being a journalist in Texas. He recently published his first book which is a fantasy novel showcasing many walks of life. Connect with Kristof: https://linktr.ee/kristofmorrow Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:51:23

John: Army Service and Founding a Spiritual Community

1/9/2024
John Lawyer grew up in rural Oklahoma and joined the Army right after college. He worked in counterintelligence and counterterrorism stationed in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. John stayed abroad after retiring to civilian life, but now resides in North Texas. He’s always remained kind and positive, wanting to make a difference even while working through burnout and PTSD. John had a spiritual awakening as an Omnist and worked to create a nonprofit spiritual community. Connect with Kishar Spiritual Community: https://kishar.org https://www.youtube.com/@PeaceOnYourJourney/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:43:00

Anne: Transforming Life with Alopecia

1/2/2024
At nineteen, Anne left her small hometown in Finland, landing in Paris and later spending years in England. It was shortly after leaving Finland when she started losing her hair due to alopecia. Anne felt that she was losing control of her body and was in hiding for almost 20 years due to shame of being bald and having to wear bad wigs, and not being able to recognize herself in the mirror. Nowadays higher quality wigs are available and she’s working to get better access to them in Finland for her fellow alopecians. Connect with Anne: https://www.instagram.com/avain.io/ https://www.avain.io Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:50:18

Mari: Creativity is Everything

12/19/2023
A performer since three years old, Mari Reisberg has always been creative. She’s lived the performer’s life and then decided to go back to school to become a therapist because she loves supporting other people. Utilizing dance movement therapy, Mari brings creativity into her sessions and helps people reclaim their creativity as it is something for everyone. Connect with Mari: www.sustainingcreativity.com https://www.instagram.com/sustainingcreativity/ https://www.facebook.com/sustainingcreativity https://www.linkedin.com/in/mari-reisberg-b1320151/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:42:52

Ann: Changing Your Parenting Style

12/12/2023
When Ann Coleman’s son was a teenager, the home was a battleground. Ann tried to control his behavior in authoritarian ways and was highly reactive rather focusing on emotional well being. Ann and her husband sent their son to a two month residency treatment program and afterwards moved the family to her hometown to be with her mother. Her relationship with her son, now 22, is much better. Now Ann reads through the science to help educate other parents foster better relationships with their children. Connect with Ann: https://speakingofteens.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/speakingofteens Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:48:57

Darlene: Leadership and Caring throughout Careers

12/5/2023
Darlene Greene is a retired Navy Commander after 20 years in the service including three tours and overseeing more than 1200 people. Following the military, she transferred her leadership skills into information technology, Dean of Culver Girls Academy, and health technology. Darlene shares stories about creating the Returning Warrior Weekend Workshop to help warriors and families better transition, marrying a great Navy Captain, his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, her journey caring for him, and how LifeWave patches which elevate GHK-Cu to activate their own stem cells have changed their lives. Darlene’s Website: https://iamreverseaging.com Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:51:29

Shannon: Making Healthcare More Inclusive

11/21/2023
Shannon Whittington felt a lot of shame around the word lesbian and was not out at work until a coworker outed her. Since then she has become much more open and an advocate against homophobia in the workplace. She authored the short read, “LGBTQ+ ABCs for Grown Ups” to help with beginner knowledge for people who want to be allies of the community. She has since earned her doctorate in Nursing and works on advocacy in healthcare. Connect with Shannon: https://www.whittingtonconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonwhittington/ Buy her book: https://a.co/d/43RScoa Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:41:23

Farah: A Misfit Now Honoring Her Mom

11/14/2023
At four years old, Farah left London to visit family in India and ended up living there until she was 18. A Parsi by faith, her mother always encouraged her to simply be herself, while learning the language and culture around her. Getting the call that her mother had been shot while she was living in Dubai is a moment that changed her world. Farah authored the book “Meher & Me” to honor her. Professionally, she has been in the banking world for more than 30 years and enjoys yoga and baking. Connect with Farah: https://www.farahpress.com https://www.instagram.com/farah.press/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1739355008?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:43:34

Celia: Redefining Inclusivity from the Bathroom to the Boardroom

11/7/2023
More than just her identity, Celia Sandhya Daniels’ goal in life is to be a good human being. She is an Asian Indian who identifies as gender non-binary, trans femme and uses she/they pronouns. Celia has a strong business background and is a management consultant and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. Connect with Celia: https://www.rebekon.com/celia https://www.linkedin.com/in/celiasandaniels/ https://twitter.com/celiasandaniels https://www.instagram.com/celiasandaniels/ https://www.facebook.com/celiasandhyadaniels/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:53:24

Brandy: Advocacy through Experience and Importance

10/24/2023
Brandy Morgan is the founder of Morgan Legacy Group LLC where she advocates for and to help others who have experienced homelessness or sickle cell disease. Brandy spent a year and half as a single mom in the unhoused community before getting back on her feet through transitional housing support through the YWCA and help from the Dress for Success program. Additionally, she brings advocacy and awareness to sickle cell after having lost her close friend Andy to the disease in 2009. Connect with Brandy: https://www.themorganlegacygroup.com https://www.instagram.com/morgan.legacy.group/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:45:57

Eze: Enriching Life by Finding Heritage

10/17/2023
Richard Kweku EzeAgu “Eze” Akinyemi uncovered his ancestral roots through DNA after visiting Nigeria in 2013. He believes there is a revelation day waiting for each African descendant as they reconnect to their roots. Since discovering his heritage, Eze’s life has been enriched and he has embraced African fashion, egusi soup and other cuisine, along with changing his name. Connect with Eze: https://www.foundmypeople.com https://www.instagram.com/_foundmypeople Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:51:17

Jean: From the Jungle to Children’s Book Author

10/10/2023
Jean Johnson is the author of the children’s books Rynnie Roo’s Adventures which was inspired when her first grandchild was born. Having grown up in the Yucatan jungle before moving to the United States, she would find herself putting on puppet shows to cross language barriers. Jean shares about the different cultures she’s experienced and how she is a big kid at heart. Connect with Jean: https://rynnieroo.com https://www.facebook.com/bobbiejeanspage?mibextid=LQQJ4d https://www.instagram.com/rynnieroosadventures https://www.amazon.com/stores/Jean-Johnson/author/B0BWVZKGGM? Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:46:51

Katherine: Invisible Disabilities & Anti-Bias Software

10/3/2023
Katherine McCord has six invisible disabilities, including OCD, bipolar 1, and misophonia. Katherine doesn’t let any of her disabilities stop her and knows how to acclimate to situations around her. In her professional career in people operations, she invented the first anti-biased applicant tracking system. Katherine is an international speaker focusing on integrity, inclusion, and innovation. Connect with Katherine: https://www.kmccordspeaking.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-mccord-093bb343/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:53:41

Sarah: Three Years In

9/19/2023
At the point of nearly three years of podcast hosting, Sarah is back with just the microphone to share what has been happening in the past year. From adopting their second cat, Sox, and lots of travel it surely has been a busy year. I’m looking forward to changing up the podcast release schedule for Year 4. Connect with Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/slportal7/ https://www.tiktok.com/@introducingsarah Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:44:38

Kent: Careers in Television and Social Work

9/12/2023
Kent Weishaus had a twenty-five year career in television production, working on talk shows, game shows, tabloids, sitcoms, and other programming, before making a switch in 2006, going back to graduate school and eventually becoming a licensed clinical social worker. Since then he has worked in mental hospitals, community clinics, schools, and is now semi-retired, continuing a part-time private practice. Kent recently published his book Stop Breaking Down: How to avoid Overwhelm and Crack-Up - you can find it through his website, https://kentw.net. Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:44:35

Clare: Increasing Confidence Through Travel

9/5/2023
Clare Pritchard started traveling after university at the persistence of a close friend. She ended up falling in love with traveling, having spent many months abroad in dozens of countries. Originally from Manchester, England, Clare enjoys learning about new cultures and connecting with people around the world. Clare started her own business with program Back Yourself to coach others to increase their confidence skills. Connect with Clare: https://www.instagram.com/cpritch.coaching/ https://m.facebook.com/profile.php/?id=100089999626561 https://www.tiktok.com/@cpritch.coaching Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/introducingmepodcast Want to share your story and be a guest? Email: introducingmepodcast@gmail.com Find all the podcast social media and more on the website: https://www.introducingmepodcast.com Artwork: instagram.com/vashaundesigns Music/Editing: youtube.com/colemanrowlett

Duration:00:45:21