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Respect Circles - The Podcast

In a world that can feel divided, we want to bring people together – to learn, to listen with our hearts, and to begin to see each other again.

Our vision is to foster and elevate respect and learning while we talk about the real issues of the day. Join hosts Stephanie Colegrove and Alpheaus Johnson as we invite people in to share their stories and their vision. Together we’ll get inspired to take action as we create a movement of change…one conversation at a time.





Recent Episodes

52: Special Encore: Becoming A Deliberate Listener

April 26, 2023

From the beginning, our mission with Respect Circles has been to foster open communication, learning, and respectful dialogue. We’ve referenced the importance of deliberate listening, and we’ve specifically mentioned a popul…

51: Time to Call B.S.

April 12, 2023

In our last episode, we looked back at some of our most impactful conversations and we talked about how we can put what we have learned into action. At the time we were recording, another school shooting had just occurred in…

50: Celebrating 50!

March 29, 2023

It’s the 50th episode of Respect Circles, and we’re excited to take this opportunity to celebrate all the great conversations and guests we’ve had on the podcast the last year and a half!  In this episode, we reflect upon so…

49: The Pursuit of Happiness

March 15, 2023

When we think about the documents that have framed and influenced our nation, there are few that are more important than The Declaration of Independence. While there were a number of edits and updates made to Jefferson’s ori…

48: Connecting Across Our Differences

March 1, 2023

In this episode, join us as we explore the cultural divide in our country and discuss what it means to be proud of who you are and where you come from.  What do you hear when someone says they are proud to be black?  And how…

47: Survival & Forgiveness: Powerful Lessons with Dylan Pryor & Cory Spain

Feb. 15, 2023

On today’s episode of Respect Circles, we are honored to be joined by guests Dylan Pryor and Cory ​​Spain, as they share their perspectives of a tragic incident that happened 5 years ago in Lone Tree, Colorado.  March 22nd, …

About the Hosts

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Alpheaus Johnson

Alpheaus is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Business Management and has a Master of Business Administration from Walden University. He is certified in Change Management, and has over 20 years in Diversity and Inclusion training and leadership coaching. Alpheaus has worked as a leader in a Fortune 50 company for approximately 30 years and is passionate around helping people discover their full potential through personal growth and acceptance.

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Stephanie Colegrove

Motivational Speaker | Leadership Coach

Stephanie Colegrove is a motivational speaker and a certified executive coach who loves inspiring people to live their best lives. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Management and is a Fellow with the International Women's Forum, an organization committed to diversity and leadership development for women around the globe. As a former corporate executive with a career spanning more than 30 years, Stephanie has been a lifelong advocate for learning and personal growth and bel