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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

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, …

46: When We Know Better, We Should Do Better

Feb. 1, 2023

At the time of this recording, it’s been two and a half years since the murder of George Floyd.  As we kick off Black History Month in February, it feels relevant and timely to look back and to see what progress has been mad…

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…

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.