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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

45: Modern Friendship: Meeting People Where They Are

Jan. 18, 2023

Today we discuss our perspectives on friendship, exploring what it means to be a friend and what happens when what we give in a relationship feels out of balance. As we share our own personal  experiences, we’ll talk about w…

44: Gifts of the New Year

Jan. 4, 2023

Happy New Year! This time of year is such a fun time of gift giving and celebration with the people that we love, so today we thought it would be timely to share our perspectives on this timely topic.  Gift giving looks diff…

43: Looking Forward: So Much More To Talk About

Dec. 14, 2022

Here we are at the end of 2022, and in this episode, we take time to reflect on some of our topics this past year, as well as what we’re proud of at Respect Circles. We also look forward to what else is possible with this pl…

42: Moving Away From the Fringes: Who Voted For Herschel Walker and Why it Matters

Nov. 30, 2022

Here in the United States, we just held midterm elections that broke all kinds of expectations and historical trends. Although the house will have a Republican majority by a very slim margin, the “red wave” of wins that was …

41: Respect in America: Where Do We Go From Here?

Nov. 23, 2022

Today we want to take some time to dive into the topic of respect in America, or the lack thereof, that we might be seeing and feeling these days. As we’ve shared, we started Respect Circles because we recognized a growing d…

40: Leadership Today: Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Nov. 9, 2022

It’s been an interesting and challenging time for business, companies, and organizations post-pandemic. The work environment changed, both throughout the pandemic and since, and both leaders and employees are trying to navig…

About the Hosts

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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 believes in the power of connection. She is excited to bring people together to have real conversations, try on new perspectives, and take action as we create a movement toward more compassionate humanity.

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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.