Welcome to Respect Circles!!
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

35: How A Horse Can Improve Your Mental Health (Part 2)

May 11, 2022

If you joined us last week, you’ll know we started a great conversation with two experts in the field of equine therapy and training, Alia Shahi and Becky Nibecker. This week we continue the conversation, learn more about th…

34: How A Horse Can Improve Your Mental Health (Part 1)

May 4, 2022

If you’ve ever felt the need to improve your physical or mental health, or you’re looking for a personal or professional development opportunity, we bet you’ve never thought of looking for help in a horse barn! Yet, the grow…

33: The Path to Stronger Relationships - Getting Clear on Your Emotions

April 27, 2022

This week on the podcast we’re continuing our discussion around what it takes to live a wholehearted life, based on the teachings of Brené Brown (if you haven’t yet listened to , we encourage you to check that out)!  Today w…

32: Wholeheartedness - Living Life From a Place of Courage

April 20, 2022

In a recent episode, we spent time exploring what it means to live a quality life and how our choices, sacrifices, and perspective influence our own meaning of life. Today we’d like to go deeper with this conversation and lo…

31: The CROWN Act: I Am More Than My Hair

April 13, 2022

Earlier this March the U.S. House of Representatives passed The CROWN Act, which bans any form of discrimination based on hairstyle or texture. We also recently witnessed one of the most qualified Supreme Court candidates, K…

30: Perspective: What Does Quality of Life Really Mean?

April 6, 2022

What is the meaning of life? We have all heard this unanswerable question, but we often don’t take the time to reflect on what a good quality of life really is. In today’s episode, we thought we’d venture into a conversation…

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.