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

15: The Power of the #GirlDad

Dec. 8, 2021

What’s it really like to be a “#GirlDad” in today’s world? Along with AJ, we are so excited to have two other fathers of young women as our guests on the podcast. On today’s episode, Matthew Cole and Kevin Wright share their…

14: Spotlight On Generosity: How Greta Randolph’s Outreach is Impacting Lives

Dec. 1, 2021

As we head into the holiday season, we recognize this time as one of celebration and being with family and friends. Yet, we also know that there are many people in our communities that continue to struggle with getting their…

13: The Power of Gratitude

Nov. 24, 2021

We often hear that it’s important to live with gratitude, but with everything that is happening in our daily lives, how many of us actually stop to do this? As we’re preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United Sta…

12: The Cost of Code-Switching

Nov. 17, 2021

On today’s episode we’re exploring what code-switching is all about, and what happens when people feel the need to change their language and behavior to fit into certain environments. We’ll be talking about why code switchin…

11: Why is Everyone Talking About CRT?

Nov. 10, 2021

Today we explore a topic that has become a point of controversy in the U.S. and one we believe we can all benefit from understanding more broadly. Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is a graduate-level academic concept that is mo…

10: The Power of Hope

Nov. 3, 2021

After what we’ve all been through collectively these past few years, today we wanted to have a discussion about hope, and the immense power that it can bring to our lives. In this episode, you’ll not only hear what hope mean…

About the Hosts

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.

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.