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Episodes

38: Respect Circles: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward

June 1, 2022

It was late last summer when we decided to expand our Respect Circles conversations to the airways by starting this podcast. Since that time, we’ve had some incredible guests and have covered topics that are so meaningful. T…

37: Hope Loves Company: A Powerful Journey of Grief, Healing, and Helping Families Facing ALS

May 26, 2022

Today we are joined by a very special guest, , as we learn about her journey and the amazing work she is doing to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. Jodi is a speaker, coach, author, and founder of - a …

36: Climbing Your Second Mountain: Creating Joy and Leaving a Legacy In the Second Half of Your Life

May 18, 2022

Does success breed happiness?  And how do we live for a cause larger than ourselves, as we’re often encouraged to do? Today we are diving into answering these questions and exploring the concept of preparing to find true joy…

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…

29: The Evolution of the American Dream: How Has It Changed and Is It Still Attainable?

March 30, 2022

Current statistics show that there are approximately 330 million people living in the United States, and according to our national ethos, we each live by the ideals that our freedom as American citizens includes the opportun…

28: Microaggressions: What They Are and Why They Are So Damaging

March 23, 2022

One of the many things we love about doing this podcast is that there is always more to learn and explore. Our mission is to share thought-provoking topics that help us all be better humans. One conversation at a time. Join …

27: Fair and Inclusive Athletic Competition: Competing As a Trans Athlete

March 16, 2022

While many of you have heard of Title IX, most people haven’t paid close attention to what it is and who is protected underneath it. In this episode, we’re looking at interpretations of this comprehensive law that removed ma…

26: Permission to Live Again - How to Move Forward and Live Your Life On Purpose

March 9, 2022

Today on the podcast we thought we’d have a candid conversation about where we find ourselves, both mentally and emotionally, after two+ years of a pandemic, political and social unrest in our country, and watching the horri…

25: The Jewish Experience: Why is Anti-Semitism On the Rise?

March 2, 2022

On today’s show, we welcome a special guest who helps us explore an area which we can all be more knowledgeable about. Listen in as we have a great dialogue about the Jewish experience, the rise in anti-Semitism around the w…

24: Freedom of Speech - How Much is Too Much?

Feb. 23, 2022

If you’ve turned on a television or looked at social media over the past decade, it’s hard to miss the discourse that’s taking place in our country. We as Americans pride ourselves in our rights in free speech, as spelled ou…

23: Spotlight on Learning: The importance of HBCUs with Alice Coleman and Dr. Rick Mason

Feb. 16, 2022

Throughout the month of February we are honoring Black History Month on Respect Circles, with featured episodes focused on the contributions made by Black Americans in our country. Today we’re excited to share information an…

22: Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Time to Speak Up

Feb. 9, 2022

Today we’re diving headfirst into a topic that we’ve been wrestling with, especially due to some recent events in the news. We’ve found ourselves just a little fired up, and we think that the timing just might be right to ju…

21: Spotlight On Cultural Humility: The Process of Healing with Dr. R. Neil Siler

Feb. 2, 2022

Today is a very special episode, as we look back on the tremendous contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, how he would feel about the changes we have made, and the current state of America 60 years later. Our expert guest …

20: How to Become an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Jan. 26, 2022

As we continue our look at what makes an effective leader, today we dive deeper into the concept of emotional intelligence and how developing it can contribute to your success as a leader and in life. Being results driven as…

19: Leadership and You: How Do You Show Up?

Jan. 19, 2022

Today’s conversation is all about leadership, which we believe is such an important topic because everyone is a leader in their own way. With several decades of combined leadership experience, we want to begin a broader dial…

18: January 6: One Year Later. What’s the state of our democracy?

Jan. 12, 2022

Last week in the United States, we acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the events that took place last January 6th, which we all see as a very dark day in our history. Horrific actions taken on this date have created ev…

17: Reflections and Inspiration

Dec. 22, 2021

In our final episode of Respect Circles for 2021, we take a look back at some of our learning and growth during the past year. We also reveal our personal goals for 2022, and share our vision for expanding our podcast and se…

16: Human Kindness

Dec. 15, 2021

As we head into the holidays, we thought it would be a great time to share some things that are meaningful to us, as well as venture into a discussion on what we’re looking for as we head into a new year. Weighing on our hea…

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…