Huge thanks to this week's sponsor: Wine52! In 2004 - after lengthy battles with psychological issues and substance abuse - Gonzalez, inspired by famous horror movies ‘Friday The 13th' and ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street' went on a killing spree that took the lives of four people and injured an additional two. The story would not end there… Tune in and all will be revealed! Check out our new merch: www.icmap.store Support ICMAP on Patreon HERE https://www.patreon.com/couldmurderapod Follow our socials: @couldmurderapod Written & Presented by Tom Norris & Ben Carter | @nozzer89 @thisiscarts Produced & Mixed by Dan Lambert at Boston Sound | @bstnsnd Artwork & animation by Phil Whitton | @philwhitz Opening theme by Alfie Indra | @alfieindra **Please kindly give the show a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you find us in your ears at the moment. It helps us so, so much and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks for your support. Until next time!**
Louisa Ferrara, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with neonates, medically-fragile infants and children with a myriad of complex medical/developmental needs. Dr. Louisa has worked in numerous pediatric settings, most recently as a Program Manager and Specialist in Feeding and Swallowing Disorders at NYU-Winthrop Hospital, in New York. Dr. Louisa developed the NICU Feeding Program in this Level III NICU. She has since stepped down from this clinical position and now manages their NICU Dysphagia Research Team. The team collectively strives to provide clinicians with more evidence to support their practices, with the ultimate goal of improved care for this most special population of infants. She is also an assistant professor at Molloy College on Long Island, NY. Dr. Louisa completed her Doctorate degree in Speech and Language Pathology in May 2018 from Adelphi University. She received her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in 2014 through ASHA. She has earned specification as a Certified Neonatal Therapist in 2018, through the "NTNCB" (Neonatal Therapist National Certification Board), which she is also a board member. Furthermore, she is a Clinical Advisor at Innara Health, developer of the NTrainer. Dr. Louisa has published in high-standing, peer-reviewed journals; her research has focused on the swallowing mechanism in neonates under various conditions (respiratory devices, liquid modifications, feeding strategies, etc.), as well as the use of various diagnostic tools. And finally, she lectures nationally on various topics related to feeding readiness in preterm infants, dysphagia management, swallowing-respiratory coordination and early feeding milestone acquisition in normal and developmentally delayed children. Dr. Louisa prides herself on living a fulfilled life where she gets to positively impact the lives of infants and families through her care, education and research, as well as by making enough time to cherish each beautiful moment with her family. She is a proud Mom to her son Mario, and dog Sadie, and is grateful to be married to her wonderful husband Joe, who keeps her smiling through it all.
Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel was elected to her third and final term as Floresville mayor when the votes of the May 7 election were counted Saturday night. Complete, unofficial returns show her winning her race over former Floresville Councilman Juan Ortiz. “My sincere thanks to the citizens of Floresville for giving me the opportunity to continue as the mayor of our city,” Gonzalez-Dippel said. “I have seen some wonderful improvements to our city in recent years, and I am excited to be a part of the growth and betterment of Floresville.” Ortiz said he and Gonzalez- Dippel had “a good race.” “We...Article Link
Víctor González, diputado español por el partido VOX, habla del riesgo que representa una victoria de Gustavo Petro para América Latina Hace noticia en La Hora de la Verdad, Víctor González, diputado español por el partido VOX, miembro del Foro de Madrid, quien habló del informe del Foro de Madrid: “Gustavo Petro: una amenaza para Colombia y la región”.
Camilo González Posso, presidente de Indepaz, hace un balance de víctimas y daños causados por el paro armado del Clan del Golfo Hace noticia en La Hora de la Verdad, Camilo González Posso, presidente del Instituto de Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Paz (Indepaz), quien hizo un balance de víctimas y daños causados por el Clan del Golfo en medio del paro armado y sobre la situación de seguridad en Colombia.
My interview with the comics writer of the GunEngine Zero series and publisher under the Rainy Road Media Imprint, Michael Gonzalez, promoting the comic's first issue on Kickstarter. Original theme music The City Above composed by Tim Roven on www.tabletopaudio.com. All rights reserved to Rainy Road Media, Michael T. Gonzalez, Joaquin Guerra, Jimmy G, Ian Waryanto, and Anton Bandi. - GunEngine Zero #1 Kickstarter: http://kck.st/3khaafg - Michael's Website: www.rainyroadmedia.com // Newsletter: https://rainyroad.substack.com/ - Collaborators: Joaquin Guerra (Lines) Jimmy G. (Colors Ian Waryanto and Anton Bandi (Variant Cover & first 6 pages) - Michael's Socials: FB - @rainyroadcomics // IG - @rainyroad_media - - - Now streaming on: •iTunes •GooglePlay •Spotify •SoundCloud - Socials: IG: solonerdbirdpodcast Twitter: solonerdbirdpod FB: solonerdbirdpod Tumblr: solonerdbird Fanbase: solonerdbird YouTube: Solo Nerd Bird Anchor.Fm: solo-nerd-bird WordPress: solonerdbird.wordpress.com Twitch: solo_nerd_bird Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, Jim Reid and the panel interview Drew "BetOnDrew" Gonzalez about his popular twitch channel, playing poker for love and money, what got him started in poker, and what keeps him excited about the game. Drew also talks about the importance of 'fun' at the table, how to be a good ambassador for the world of poker, and offers some great advice for recreational players who are looking to take their game to the next level. Drew is active on Twitter as @betondrew and you can check out his livestream at https://twitch.tv/betondrew We also go over this week's home game results and discuss these topics: How to help us out - https://rec.poker/support/ Home Games - https://rec.poker/homegame/ Go Premium! - https://rec.poker/premium/ Standard Additional Description for RecPoker: Find our free videos at: http://youtube.com/c/RecPokerCommunity Find more info on our sponsors at: https://RunAces.com https://WebsiteAMP.com RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The free membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it's just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER.
Join Kara McKinney as she sits down with Daniel Horowitz, Martha Byrne, Pedro Gonzalez, Kyle Hooten, and J. Michael Waller to talk about the issues of the day.
On today's episode we speak with Suzi Gonzalez Of Enhanced Body Institute, or EBI In Visalia. We learn about the many facets of their programs at EBI and she tells us of some great specials happening now.
Today's conversation is with Ally Gonzalez Ally was born and raised in Colombia until the age of nine. As a result of the political climate of Colombia in the early 2000's, Ally and her family fled their homeland as a result of death threats and sought out political asylum in Canada. In middle school and high school Ally engaged in sports to balance her academic workload. At the age of 16, Ally began practicing track and field and discovered that she was a very talented runner. Her love for track and field paved a path to what is now her current life. After graduating high school, influenced by the difficulty of overcoming sport injuries and her curiosity for movement, she went on to study an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/human kinetics from the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada). she furthered her studies at the Guild for Structural Integration in Salt Lake City, after experiencing such profound transformation with her first Structural Integration Ten-series. Ally graduated as Structural Integration practitioner in 2018, and has been in practice since. She lives, trains and holds her practice in Bogota, Colombia serving her local community. Ally's continual education focuses on understanding movement through the experiential lens of renowned Structural Integration practitioners such as Mary Bond and Judith Aston, the marriage of connective tissue through the speckles of Gil Hedley, and the metaphysical exploration of herself in elite athletics. Her desire for the future is to continue expanding her knowledge of structural integration while acquiring knowledge and putting together the bits and pieces from the puzzle in her ample inquiry for life. One of Ally's ultimate life goals is to attend the Olympic games and to be an ambassador of the Structural Integration community as she gains recognition on track. This year she is training hard in hopes of qualifying for the World Championships that will take place in Oregon, USA in the month of July; making this World championship team is a stepping- stone for Ally to achieve her ultimate goal of making the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. In today's conversation we spoke about the backstory of what brought Ally to track and field and then to Structural Integration, SI with psychology, being a professional athlete and how SI has kept her healthy in this field, being a younger practitioner in a field of many older practitioners and more. You can learn more about Ally at the following links Her website: https://dynamicposturesi.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Dk3uFaHGQ&t=3s Instagram: NATHIAAH GoFund me: https://gofund.me/59c43f26 If you enjoyed today's episode, we'd appreciate it if you would leave a positive review of the podcast and subscribe to it through the platform of your choice. When you do this it really helps other people find us, and we greatly appreciate your support. You can find more about Andrew at andrewrosenstock.com and rolfinginboston.com And more about Nikki at nikkiolsen.com Many thanks to Explorers Society for use of their song " All In" from their majestic album 'Spheres' Please check them out here https://open.spotify.com/album/1plT1lAPWEQ1oTRbWOiXm3?si=eAL08OJdT5-sJ6FwwZD50g
On this ID the Future from the vault, host Jay Richards and astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, authors of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery, discuss what's changed in the years since the book first appeared. One big change: the number of exo-planets discovered has exploded from 200 or so to several thousand. Gonzalez walks through this and other exciting recent advances in astronomy, and the two discuss how these new discoveries bear on the predictions and arguments they advanced in their book. Also in the discussion, Gonzalez speculates about what the James Webb space telescope may uncover after it comes online. Source
En este episodio hablamos con Marie Claire Gonzalez, actual CEO del grupo de tecnología Xplor. Una historia llena de sorpresas y de casualidades, que afrontadas con la actitud y disciplina correcta, la han llevado a triunfar dentro de una industria que muchos piensan está reservada para los hombres. Master en gestión y calidad al servicio por más de 10 años, nos comparte también su punto de vista sobre como siempre la calidad con la cual tratamos a quienes servimos nos terminaran diferenciando de los otros jugadores del mercado. Esto y mucho mas para el episodio 70 de PUA.
Tonight we're continuing our series of interviews with the DSA For the Many Slate and are joined live by Kristen Gonzalez, a tech worker and community organizer running for State Senate District 17. District 17 might be a new district spanning from Woodside, Queens to Greenpoint, Brooklyn - but that depends on the courts. We'll talk to Kristen about the Senate redistricting debacle and much more. We'll also be opening up the phone lines later in the show and want to hear from you!
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Board - certified urologist; Dr. Joshua Gonzalez joins us to answer your sexual health questions. What can I do about ED? Are there natural treatment options for someone on blood pressure meds? How can I deal with Interstitial Cystitis? What can I do about vaginal atrophy, itchiness, and irritation? Should I be worried that one testicle pulls up into my body at orgasm? Can I speed up my orgasm? I have delayed ejaculation. What can I do to improve the taste of my ejaculate? Our guest, Dr. Josh Gonzalez is fellowship-trained in Sexual Medicine and specializes in the management of sexual dysfunctions. He completed his medical education at Columbia University and his urological residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Gonzalez has focused on advocating for sexual health and by; providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community. You can follow Dr. Gonzalez on his social media accounts from his Twitter to his Instagram. He also; recently started a men's health supplement focusing on enhancing ejaculatory volume and taste, POPSTAR - check it out! And we have a new promo for you! 15% off at Womanizer.com with code DRJESS. Here are my quick picks: For travel: Womanizer Liberty If you're looking for a deal: Womanizer Starlet (on sale) For blended orgasms: Womanizer Duo For the best in class: Womanizer Premium 2 If you have questions, please send them our way, right here. We love hearing from you. And be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & Stitcher! Rough Transcript: This is a computer-generated rough transcript, so please excuse any typos. This podcast is an informational conversation and is not a substitute for medical, health, or other professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the services of an appropriate professional should you have individual questions or concerns. Sexual Health Qs Answered: Erections, Orgasms, Hormones & More! Participant #1: You're listening to the Sex with Dr. Jess podcast, sex and relationship advice you can use tonight. Welcome to the Sex with Dr. Jess Podcast. I'm your cohost, Brandon. We're here with my always lovely other half, Dr. Jess feeling extra lovely because I'm thinking about penises and vaginas and balls and all of your sexual health questions. We are going to be answering them today with sexual medicine urologist doctor Josh Gonzalez. We're going to find out where your balls go when you orgasm. If you've been wondering, that's a great question. You know what? You should have led with that. Where do your balls go when you orgasm? Well, we're going to find out because Dr. Josh is here. And before we invite him on, I just want to announce that I've got a new sponsor that I'm really excited about because this is a sponsor that I've worked with in other capacities. But now we've got an even better discount code for you because these premium toys don't generally go on the deep sales. But womanizer.com is offering 15% off with code. Dr. Jess, Dr. J-E-S-S. They keep it simple. And if you don't know about Womanizer, they are a sex toy brand that revolutionized the sex toy space. There was nothing like it on the market when they broke into it. And actually, it comes from Germany. They are based in Berlin. I was just there doing some work with them. What were you there for? Thanks, Charles. I was there for a female rap camp. So it was a bunch of female rappers with Warner Music creating music over the course of this week. It was so cool. The Soho House in Berlin, and Womanizer was one of the sponsors. So they do a lot of stuff supporting women in business. And I did a little talk for the rappers, and it was super fun because the energy in that room was just kind of on another level, like they were creating all week. They were young, obviously. There was a range of ages. The women came from all over the world.
Episodio 231 | Nuestra fe es inútil Es un episodio donde te hablo de tres reflexiones acerca de la resurrección. La fe cristiana no está basada en mera sabiduría, nuestra fe no se trata de 5 puntos para que tu vida sea mejor, aunque tristemente a veces lo hemos reducido a eso, pero no, la fe cristiana no busca competir con filosofía, ni trata de convencer desde el terreno intelectual, eso es insuficiente. La resurrección lo es todo, es la gran diferencia, por que si Cristo no resucitó, vano es todo esto, CS Lewis lo dijo así, si Jesús no resucitó entonces es solo un lunático, que justamente fue juzgado, condenado y asesinado. Y deberíamos pasar cero tiempo pensando en el y sus enseñanzas. Pero si el se levantó de los muertos… entonces el es quien dijo ser, el es el encarnado hijo de Dios, el es aquel en quien todo el universo gira, estas con el o en su contra. Y hoy tenemos que saber dónde estamos parados. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Si este episodio te gusta y crees que alguien más podría disfrutarlo, ayúdame a compartirlo en tus redes y tagéame: @leolozanohou _________________________________________________________________________________________ CAPITULOS Inicio 0:00 Anuncios Importantes 0:10 La importancia de la resurrección 5:24 Este mundo no lo es todo 9:16 El fin ha llegado para los tiranos de este mundo 14:35 La Salvación es para todos 22:17 Por que retomé la practica de Persignarme 26:13 Despedida 28:45 _________________________________________________________________________________________ APOYA ESTE PROYECTO EN PATREON: Si quieres apoyar económicamente lo puedes hacer desde $1 dólar al mes en https://www.patreon.com/cosascomunes _________________________________________________________________________________________ PUEDES ESCUCHAR EL PODCAST EN LAS SIGUIENTES PLATAFORMAS: Spotify ▶ https://open.spotify.com/show/5q0bDXD1xsk8uUAtinawkB?si=ddc7a0a4bf6d4188 Apple Podcast ▶ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cosas-comunes/id1455748033 Google Podcast ▶ https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iMTk1N2ZjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Overcast ▶ https://overcast.fm/itunes1455748033/cosas-comunes Amazon Music ▶ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9ed02576-3771-4296-9660-4162e56ee8c0/cosas-comunes Castbox ▶ https://castbox.fm/channel/Cosas-Comunes-id2112642?country=us Pocket Casts ▶ https://pca.st/6933 Radio Public ▶ https://radiopublic.com/cosas-comunes-8jORP7 Stitcher ▶ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leo-lozano/cosas-comunes Podbean ▶ https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/i77b5-8f129/Cosas-Comunes-Podcast _________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGUENOS EN LOS SIGUIENTES CANALES: • Facebook ▶ https://www.facebook.com/Leolozanotv • Twitter ▶ https://twitter.com/LeoLozanoHou • Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/leolozanohou/ • Sitio web ▶ https://www.leolozanohou.com _________________________________________________________________________________________ A continuación te dejo algunas recomendaciones de equipo y libros... Micrófonos para grabar: Blue Yeti Pro: https://amzn.to/3aildQn Apogee MIC: https://amzn.to/3Fm5Qop Alternativa para el Yeti: https://amzn.to/3Bmrwy8 Libros recomendados: La Iglesia Creativa(Taylor Barriger): https://amzn.to/2YpjLJg La Danza Divina (Richard Rohr): https://amzn.to/3oPSRoS La Cabaña: https://amzn.to/3iGKCYB Breve Historia de las Doctrinas Cristianas (Justo L. Gonzalez): https://amzn.to/3iJSZTk La Violencia Del Amo --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cosascomunes/support
Ty joins the show to talk about the Seattle Mariners hot start out the gate! He breaks down the pitching staff, star studded lineup, big time pickups in the off-season & he gives a prediction of how far this team can go!! Enjoy
En este episodio Mizzrraím tuvo una agradable platica con Stephanie González, ex host de Houston Dynamo y Dash; nos contó varias anécdotas con personajes del futbol y del medio artístico cómo Eugenio Derdez y Snoop Dog. Sigue nuestras redes sociales. Instagram: @mentefutbolera Twitter: @somoslamente www.mentefutbolera.com
A la memoria de nuestro compañero y amigo Octavio González Maury. Seguimos en sintonía con Tu memoria. Vibramos cuando las voces logran expresar lo que sienten, cuando son el reflejo del sentir colectivo. La reportería para ti , fue la gran oportunidad para promover el derecho a la comunicación que desde la dimensión comunitaria ayudó a hacer sonar las voces de los sures de Barranquilla.
Charlie welcomes back to the show, Associate Editor of Chronicles Magazine and Contra Substack columnist, Pedro Gonzalez, for a philosophical discussion around the principles of power. Are elites inevitable? And if so, do you need elites to displace and successfully challenge incumbent elites? Why are incumbent elites so against Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter? Does his move violate any concepts or ideals of conservatism as publications like National Review suggest? Charlie and Pedro break down the tectonic shift that's taken place on the political right and within the Republican Party, when it comes to punishing foes and rewarding friends—a concept that doesn't sound very kind, but ultimately may prove necessary to successfully fight back against the new era of radical leftism. How long will it take for this conservative movement to take back institutional power from the gender theorists and the race hustlers? Finally Charlie plays a tape that evokes a "primal reaction" from Pedro that you don't want to miss. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wendy and Beth (and Minnie!) are at CrimeCon this week, so we are replaying our episode from CrimeCon 2021, when we discussed the case of Martin Gonzalez Escamilla, LIVE! Gonzalez is a serial killer who operated in Austin Texas. He killed women he was close to: his wife and his girlfriends. We dive into the setting (5:22), the killers early life (9:45) and the timeline (12:54). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (18:53), our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (29:45), followed by "Where are they now?" (26:11). Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there! Sponsors EveryPlate Try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com Promo Code fruit179 Better Help Betterhelp.com/fruit 10% off your first month! Best Fiends Download Best Fiends free on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/best-fiends-puzzle-adventure/id868013618 Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Seriously.BestFiends&hl=en_US&gl=US Where to find us: Our Facebook page is Fruitloopspod and our discussion group is Fruitloopspod Discussion on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod/ We are also on Twitter and Instagram @fruitloopspod Please send any questions or comments to email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at 602-935-6294. We just might read your email or play your voicemail on the show! Want to Support the show? You can support the show by rating and reviewing Fruitloops on iTunes, or anywhere else that you get your podcasts from. We would love it if you gave us 5 stars! You can make a donation on the Cash App https://cash.me/$fruitloopspod Or become a monthly Patron through our Podbean Patron page https://patron.podbean.com/fruitloopspod Footnotes Articles/Websites Murderpedia. (n.d.). Martin Gonzalez Escamilla. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/escamilla-martin.htm Crimezzz.net. (n.d.). GONZALES Martin Escamilla. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/G/GONZALES_martin_escamilla.php Hefetz, David. (09/09/2000). Man Convicted of 3 Murders. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/356837294/ Hefetz, David. (09/14/2000). Gonzalez Gets Life For Serial Slayings. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/25/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/357302623 Hefetz, David. (08/14/2000). Capital Trial Opens in 3 Women's Deaths. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from http://www.newspapers.com/image/357295147/ Justia. (10/18/2001). Martin Gonzalez a/k/a Martin Gonzalez Escamilla v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 147th District Court of Travis County. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/third-court-of-appeals/2001/10162.html Osborne, Claire. (01/28/1999). Police Identify 1995 Remains as Those of Suspect's Missing Wife. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/357176856 Hefetz, David. (09/09/2000). Victims' families smile, cry after guilty verdict. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 05/28/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/356839793 History Wikipedia contributors. (04/02/2021). Mexican Texas. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06/02/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mexican_Texas&oldid=1015673890 Whitehurst, Katie. (n.d.). Spanish Colonial. Texas Our Texas. Retrieved 06/02/2021 from https://texasourtexas.texaspbs.org/the-eras-of-texas/spanish-colonial/ History.com Editors. (08/21/2018). Texas. History.com. Retrieved 06/02/2021 from https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/texas Video Forensic Files: Saving Face. Retrieved on 6/4/2021 from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1611325/ Music “Abyss” by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasen●https://twitter.com/icemantrap ●https://instagram.com/icemanbass/●https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy● Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License “Furious Freak” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3791-furious-freak License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Connect with us on: Twitter @FruitLoopsPod Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fruitloopspod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Fruitloopspod and https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitloopspod
Tools for facing adversity When teachers at Robert W. Coleman Elementary in Baltimore are struggling with a student's behavior, the educators have an alternative to detention. Instead, they can refer the student to meditation. The Holistic Life Foundation keeps three staff members in a “mindful moment room” ready to help a frustrated student with a 15-minute active listening, breathing exercises, or meditation session. Andres Gonzalez is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Holistic Life Foundation. He says that in the elementary schools they work with, the teachers must refer the students, but in the high schools, the students can self-refer. Over time, their program becomes part of the school's culture, says Gonzalez. “The kids kind of know what they're getting into, and they want to be there.” The Holistic Life Foundation believes that students are sometimes going through something that's making their behavior a little off. It may be trouble at home or something internal, but either way, the students are screaming for attention, and they're screaming for help. “Instead of you punishing a kid for something, you probably don't even know what he's going through,” says Gonzalez. “Why don't we let the kid talk and give him tools that he can use in the future when he's faced with adversity, stress, or trauma.” Listen to Episode 219 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes to hear our full interview about replacing detention with meditation. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
Have we lost the ability to have conversations with folks on “the other side”? Kamy Akhavan is debunking how to have polarizing discussions that are actually productive. Making connections with people from opposing views is hard to do but it's very powerful when we do get through to each other. With 20 years of experience bridging divides, Kamy's work has helped people fight polarization, master essential skills for the modern workplace, and start and grow successful nonprofit organizations. 3 Steps to Bridging the conversation Gap 1. Be curious and listen to the other side 2. Ask pointed clarifying questions to learn more and build trust 3. Bring the heat down and find the larger common ground, what Kamy calls Superordination. About Kamy Kamy Akhavan, former CEO of ProCon.org, the nation's leading source of nonpartisan research on controversial issues, now leads the Center for the Political Future (CPF) at the University of Southern California.With more than 20 years of experience in bridging divides at national levels, Kamy's work has served more than 200 million people, including students at more than 12,000 schools in all 50 states and 100 countries. Kamy writes and speaks on numerous topics including the origins of and solutions to political polarization, improving interpersonal communication, the awesome power of debate, nonprofit leadership, digital marketing, civics education, and how to teach controversial issues. Rough Transcript [00:00:00] Today on the whole well podcast, I am [00:00:27] incredibly excited to invite Kami Ahkavan. the former CEO of procon.org, a leading source of nonpartisan research on controversial issues that I'm a boy lot to get into there. And currently he is the executive director, executive director of the center for the political future at university of Southern California. [00:00:51] Kamy. It's great to see you at least over zoom. [00:00:55] Yeah, that's right. Well, great to see you too, George. It's been a while. I'm a big fan of your company and a [00:01:01] view, so it's a [00:01:02] Oh, thank you. Well, I mean, I just, I have to start [00:01:06] with I know that a few years ago, I believe you left as the CEO of pro con maybe we can just sort of start there. Inspired that transition. Cause it wasn't at all a politically heated moment at all three years ago because I blacked out what happened. [00:01:23] I started at ProCon in 2004. I was hired as a managing editor and then became president and then became CEO. the [00:01:31] reason that I fell in love with that organization is because it was the only one in the country that was focused on presenting extensive research on both sides of [00:01:40] controversial issues and doing it in a [00:01:42] very accessible way. [00:01:44] This is not for policy wanks or super motivated politicos. This is for soccer moms and for people like my, my neighbors and my parents and my, my siblings that I wanted everybody in the country to be able to understand both sides of controversial issues so they can make their own informed judgment and make their own informed opinions on these very tough issues. [00:02:11] Most people didn't have the time. They didn't have the wherewithal and they frankly didn't have the balanced media diet that would give them access to all those perspectives. So when I leaned into that organization and find out that it wasn't just me, who wanted to have both sides represented really well and understand what all the viewpoints were on issues like, should we legalize marijuana? [00:02:37] Should the death penalty remain legal? Should abortion be legal? Should you spank your children? Should felons be allowed to vote? Should we put up a border wall? All these controversies, it turned out that tens and tens of millions of people also cared a lot. We ended up reaching an audience of over 300 million people over the course of my 14 years there. [00:02:58] But to answer your question, 14 years is a long time to be doing anything. And after a while, I just started looking for the eggs. Over the course of my time at con I had worked with over 13,000 schools in all 50 states and nearly a hundred different countries. One of those schools was USC university of Southern California and at one of our events, and this is a true story. [00:03:23] We were hosting. Remember Anthony Scaramucci, the mooch was going to go on stage with, with a guy named Mike Murphy, who was. The campaign manager for Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush and John McCain and Arnold Schwartzenegger big deal. Republican guys. They went on stage and then the current executive director said, Hey, comedy, you want my job? [00:03:46] I'm going to be moving. And I said, well, I'm super interested because I'm 14 years in a pro con. What, tell me more. And then she told me more. I ended up applying, ended up getting the position and it's been three years since. So even though I'm a two time UCLA graduate, I'm a proud Bruin. I am now a Brogan Brogan because I can now put up my two fingers and say fight on because USC pays my bills. [00:04:14] It's a fabulous university. I've always had great respect for USC as well as for UCLA, my, my Alma mater. So happy to be here at USC and pro-con meanwhile, lives on and has since been acquired by encyclopedia Britannica and they run it. That was part of the exit strategy. Was to make sure that it lived on. [00:04:34] So they great content is still widely available to millions of millions of people. I couldn't be more proud of that operation and what it has done. And we can talk a little bit more about the impact that it has made. I know impact is your, is your currency. And, and I'm very proud of that. And an eager to talk about as well. [00:04:54] What's going on here at USC and in all the side [00:04:57] projects that I'm involved in and you're involved [00:04:59] in. [00:05:00] It's so interesting because you go from this really immersive. You know, 300 million type level impressions and over a decade of work, which is certainly I would, classify as a mile-wide and that's just the nature of a mile wide reaching many, many at a very top level to now it's looking like you're going a mile deep, a mile deep with the ability to craft and look at an educational experience in a very fraught, political time full of, as you mentioned , media, bubbles media, bubbles that are doing the work of getting and keeping attention. [00:05:40] I want to actually just pull back though to that moment. You said I started, you know, 14 years are [00:05:46] people listening and I'm also kind of, we had a recently Greg Baldwin on who is announced that he is moving on from volunteer mattress. a lot of I think, changing, changing of the guard, [00:05:58] like. What is that first initial moment. [00:06:00] And then from that moment of , it's time, , what about that [00:06:05] gives you that like, all right, now I need to put [00:06:08] this in place. And what is putting this in place? Look like. [00:06:12] Yeah, it's, it's a profound question and a lot of ways, because it has so much to do with the sense of purpose in life in general. So for me, my purpose professionally and personally had been as a bridge builder. I was bringing people together sometimes against their will on issues so that they can discover that the [00:06:36] people that they thought [00:06:37] were opposite from them, that they considered enemies, not just opponents, but enemies, but those people were actually quite rational and that those people got to their viewpoints based on. [00:06:49] Reasons and education and moral guidance and family values and things that were deeply, deeply reasonable, and they were not caricature. So for liberals they might read or watch Tucker Carlson and think, oh, conservatives, they don't know anything. Or conservatives might watch Rachel Maddow and think, ah, she's such an extremist. [00:07:20] The reality is that most of us are somewhere in the middle and those viewpoints were not being represented because as you know, for example, 90% of tweets come from 20% of its users. The people who'd speak. The loudest are the ones who are hurt. And most of the time, most of us are kind of in the middle. [00:07:43] are not extremely. So to answer your question about the, that moment. For me, the moment came when I realized that my personal and professional mission of bridging people, I had been doing it digitally, virtually reaching large audiences. But when I would have conversations offline with friends or family or colleagues, sometimes those conversations got heated. [00:08:08] And sometimes those conversations went sideways and got ugly. And I thought that's, I'm the master of bringing people together and getting people to recognize their common humanity and recognize the merit in each other's viewpoints. And yet I'm not able to do it on an interpersonal basis. Why is that? [00:08:28] And there was a new challenge. I thought this is a different kinds of challenge. It's very different. When you're reading information online, where you can be vulnerable, someone is not confronting. You are allowing yourself to be open and allowing yourself to intake new information and be considerate in a heated exchange that is gone. [00:08:52] And the defensiveness goes up dramatically. The stakes go up and it becomes more of a context. And in those situations, the person wants to win. They don't want to listen. And I thought this is a great area for me to focus on. If I really care about bridging divides, I need to know how to do this interpersonally. [00:09:15] And so that became my focus. As I said, I need to challenge myself for the next thing and take what I can do virtually and bring it to a interpersonal level. And that was a real challenge. Learning how to disagree better. Is difficult learning how to navigate fraught conversations is a super challenge. [00:09:37] And it's something that we all face. If an employee is doing a bad job, how do you tell them in a way that won't make them defensive? How do you tell them in a way that will make them think, thank you for telling me I'm so glad that I have this feedback. It's really difficult. Or if you're having an argument with someone about the merits of the corporate tax rate, should, is it too high or too low? [00:10:00] How can you get a conversation like that to not go off the rails where suddenly you're insulting each other? That's what I've been focused on. And I think I learned a lot in that process over the last few years, so much so to where I can now travel the country and talk about how my experiences in bridging divides online now matches my experiences bridging divides in small group and one-on-one conversations. [00:10:29] So that we can bring those best tactics and strategies to bear in our workplaces, in our schools [00:10:36] and in our dinner tables. [00:10:39] so it sounds like you got wooed by A new problem and challenge that you saw in your [00:10:45] backyard, and you realize that it is part and parcel with the larger goal that you seem to just have adopted as there needs to be a bridge here. This is ridiculous. Most of us are in the middle. How do, how do we talk to each other about very important issues in a country? [00:11:00] We all, you know, pay taxes and pledge to. [00:11:04] A hundred percent or that I haven't told you this story, but let me just tell you what motivates me. I said it's personal. So I was born in the backseat of a taxi cab, Ted Harani, Ron. I moved to south Louisiana when I was one year old. I [00:11:17] was an who grew up among sash reason tippy-toes and Columbias and arsenals [00:11:23] good Cajun names like that. [00:11:24] I stood out like a sword bound with a name like [00:11:27] Acabar and I had to constantly build these bridges so that my agent friends could understand what Iranian culture was about and vice versa. Then I ended up moving to Southern California where my neighbors names were Coya [00:11:43] a lot of Japanese people in the Torrance community where I lived, but also Gonzalez and Lopez and a lot of Hispanic names. So again, bridging divides, I had a Cajun accent. And I'm an active on, and I have to represent all these cultures. I lived in twenty-five homes. By the time I was 20 years old, constantly building bridges. [00:12:02] That's something that I had to become good at as a, as a human being, just to exist and to recognize that all these different cultures were so interesting. And they have so much to offer. And I had so much to learn and I wanted those cultures to feel the same way about the cultures that I had come from and the kinds of foods and music and language and experiences that I had to share. [00:12:27] So it became a compulsion of curiosity and curiosity to me is the most underrated of all motivations. It is the thing that will drive empathy that will drive respect, and that will drive learning drive. Open-mindedness I remember asking a prominent rabbit. Of all the things in the world, which characteristic do you value the most? [00:12:49] And he said, Kami, it's not love. It's not love. It's not passion. What do you mean? It's not passion. And he went on to name all the things that's not. And then he said curiosity. And I said, exactly, it's curiosity. So all that's to say that that's what motivated me personally, to want to build these bridges is this intense curiosity from my upbringing of bridging divides and seeing the value that it can bring for inner peace and for happiness and for life satisfaction to feel [00:13:22] like you're constantly learning from other. [00:13:24] It makes a lot of sense now, and also why you've probably excelled at doing this because you have the outsiders view, you have this outsider point of view, which is a tremendous advantage, especially when you're talking about the types of themes that ProCon did. And now you are now training people to talk about. [00:13:43] Maybe we can just dive right into this and let me frame this for people that are listening. There are executives, fundraisers, marketers. There are people that are working at nonprofits that are, needing to deal with diverse stakeholders. They are, let's say sitting in front of a donor that may not even match their political ticket and they're talking. [00:14:05] And inevitably there's a statement that is made that you're like, Ooh, wait a minute. You know, maybe it's like, I can't believe they're pushing CRT at my preschool. And you're like, oh boy, here we go. And. [00:14:16] Can you help me? What is the Kamy playbook for looking at a one-to-one conversation where we got identity that need to win and all of the baggage that humans bring in that moment? [00:14:28] how do you sort of step back and frame a conversation? You know, like somebody's listening right now. You know, there's going to be a couple of hundred people listening to someone's about to walk into that conversation. What are the three things or items that you, you pulled together for them? [00:14:42] Okay, so number one is [00:14:43] listen, and let me explain what I mean by [00:14:46] that. When we surveyed our audience at pro con and asked how many of you changed your mind on an issue based on [00:14:52] what you read? I thought if we got [00:14:55] 5% of people to change their mind, [00:14:57] Home run. We got to 36%. The first time we [00:15:01] did the survey and then I couldn't believe the numbers. [00:15:04] So we did it again a year later, it got to 40%. [00:15:07] So how do you do that? How do you change? 40% of people's minds on very controversial issues with information. And I learned about listening, the reason why we changed minds, and that was not our goal. By the way, our goal was to inform the reason we changed minds is because if someone came to the website with a very strong view on let's say the death penalty, they would see their view represented so well better than they could ever express it, that are articulated better sources, better formatted, better explained all of it. [00:15:42] They felt hurt. That's exactly what I think. Absolutely what I think then the defense went. As soon as the defense goes down, the receptivity to new ideas is open and staring them right on that page. On the other side of the page was the other side of the argument. Here's all the reasons against the death penalty. [00:16:02] And perhaps for the first time, they were able to see real compelling arguments that were very well sourced, very well articulated, not caricature lovers. And they thought, wow, I never thought of it that way. And the while I never thought of it that way moments when those happen, those are opportunities for change. [00:16:23] And those opportunities for change cannot happen without first listening. This is a tool that we know from the playbook of peace negotiators, from marriage counselors, from a conflict resolution experts at all level. Step number one in those fraught moments is listen. And what I mean by listening is you have to ask clarifying questions. [00:16:50] If you are listening for words versus meaning. So if someone says a word and then that word somehow triggers, you think, oh my gosh, they just use that word that makes me upset. What is their meaning? So ask clarifying questions. What did you mean when you said X? How did you get to that belief? You seem to have very strong views on this issue. [00:17:15] Where did those views come from? How long have you had those views? You ask clarifying questions. The reason you ask clarifying questions is sometimes in the heat of a moment, the heat is coming from the amygdala part of our brains. That is the reptile part of our brains that says fight, flee or freeze. [00:17:33] But the prefrontal cortex, that's where our reason comes from. That's where we're able to say what's where our empathy comes from. That's where we're able to say, oh, that's a good point. I hadn't considered that. I never thought of it. That way. What we need to do is ask is listen. So we listen for, listen with curiosity, listen for meaning, not just listen for words, but meaning if we don't understand the meaning, ask clarifying questions so that we can understand meeting and to so that we can. [00:18:02] Get our brain out of the hypothalamus and into that prefrontal cortex. So we can go towards our second thoughts. We want to go from fast thinking instinct knee-jerk to slow thinking, slow things down and get to that second or third or fourth thought. So that's how you can reduce the heat in the conversation. [00:18:23] So I'd say if you go into a conversation with the intent to listen with curiosity, with the intent to ask clarifying questions, when you get triggered or where you hear, oh my gosh, they just said CRT and the preschool. This is ridiculous. If we hear that ask clarifying questions. Oh, well, why do you think that they're teaching CRT in the classroom? [00:18:44] You feel very strongly about CRT. Where did that view come from? What is it about CRT that you feel like you want to understand better and, and that gets you and the person you're talking to. On a much different level of a conversation where it's not emotion versus emotion. It is listening to understand it's not a battle. [00:19:04] It is a tool for comprehension. So I'd say those two things listening and asking clarifying questions are number one and number two. And I'll see a third thing which I call super ordination. And that means when there is conflict, you hear people say, oh, try to find common grounds. So finding common ground is sometimes like trying to find a unicorn, you know, good luck. [00:19:28] It's not going to be there, but there is something called super ordination, which is recognizing that you already have common ground. So for instance, I'm in LA and you've got offices in New York. I might like the Dodgers. [00:19:42] You might like the Yankees, but Hey, we both like baseball. That's super [00:19:45] ordination [00:19:47] or. [00:19:47] quick edit here. Let's go Mets just to that all up. Right, right then and there. [00:19:53] Let's go, man. It's fair enough. We'll then if you, like, let's say we both like baseball, you're med sundowners, but we both like baseball and then we meet someone else who likes football and they don't care about baseball. And we say, oh, well we all like sports. That's super ordinating. We have expanded our in-group. [00:20:10] So now there's no one on the outside of our circle, everyone's on the inside of our [00:20:14] circle. And then let's say we find someone who does not give a care about sports. They don't care, but they love politics and say, oh, we've now expanded our in group to say you love competition. We all love competition. [00:20:26] That's what super ordination is. So if we come into a conversation ready to listen and ask clarifying questions and think about the fact that we're not looking to find common ground, that we already have common ground. It's just a matter of thinking about what common ground we share. Then suddenly the stakes get a lot lower. [00:20:45] We are not, the other person is not the enemy. The other person may be our opponents. Right. And in a debate or discussion, but that doesn't make them an enemy. It's not I'm right. You're evil. It's I'm right. And you're wrong. And that's okay. It's okay to disagree. The trick is to disagree [00:21:01] better. [00:21:02] It's really cool to hear the data that you just talked about in terms of the percent of your audience when you survey them, that actually sort of had their minds changed. And I think that's a loaded term. And I think just to dig into it, it would be your mind opened or [00:21:17] shifted. I think of it. I never think of any issue as a binary. [00:21:23] It is always on a scale. And so what I imagined and what I hear, and maybe you can clarify is that change their mind actually means you moved one tick away from where you were before and a less extreme center center, maybe mindset of like, ah, I still firmly believe this, but maybe minus one on this scale between extreme. [00:21:44] Your understanding is exactly right. It doesn't mean we shifted our opinion fully from from one extreme to the other extreme. [00:21:52] It's just that it, it changed somehow our [00:21:55] viewpoint changed. We learned something [00:21:57] and that [00:21:58] has so much value in a person's life. Because if we thought the same thing we thought when we were [00:22:04] five years old, we'd be idiots, right? [00:22:07] So our life is a constant process of learning and adapting and changing. And we need to recognize that this is a normal human behavior, and we should not be scared to. This is something we should strive for. Of course you should change when you have new information to adjust to, then you pivot your thinking. [00:22:27] And right now it seems like a lot of people are very bent on maintaining their exact viewpoint that they've had for years. Well, I've always thought this way. Well, why have you always thought this way? Have you considered other views? Have you really read other views? Have you discussed these other views? [00:22:43] And if you have, then it's very likely that you will shift your thinking, which is of [00:22:49] course fair and reasonable. Why not? [00:22:51] I want to come back to [00:22:52] this, this approach because it's, you know, if you take one thing away from hopefully listening to this episode and it really hopefully is that, that approach, because it impacts the way you're going to have to do the actual work necessary to achieve what your larger vision is at the individual level. [00:23:09] You mentioned peace and peace talks in that strategy. And you obviously are calling that up because it is a, a fundamental in hostage negotiations and intense conversations and the following where you just said it, you listen. And then also in order to sort of move from that a type one to type two, thinking that like fast versus slow thinking to get out of that fear state, it is about restating their. [00:23:38] So, what I'm hearing is you're frustrated about CRT in the classroom because you're afraid that it will make them hate America is, do I have that? Right? And what you're looking for is that's right. Not you're right, but that's right. You hear me? You want to have that, [00:23:53] that echo, cause you're out of sync, right? [00:23:55] Like you're talking about a high state, low [00:23:57] state, you're talking about two high states talking to each other. You're out of rhythm. And so by getting into that rhythm of conversation, it seems like that's what you're getting people to do between the listen, ask clarifying questions and then identify The super ordination. [00:24:14] Meaning the ground that is around the ground. We currently are fighting on we're living in. [00:24:19] You said it so well, George, I think that's exactly right. The fact that we shift our focus from the person to the issue, [00:24:29] then the issue becomes something that we can beat up. [00:24:33] You know, we can have different views of the [00:24:35] issue without any animosity towards the [00:24:38] person. I'd say you, when listening has such a profound impact on the person who feels hurt the chemical that's released in the brain, when a person feels hurt is the same chemical that's released in the brain. [00:24:51] When a person feels loved, it is profound to feel hurt. And that's something that we don't do often enough, but as a superpower, because when a person feels heard, that's when their trust in you goes up. And when you have a person's trust, you have a certain power. And with that power, you can use it to then influence their thinking on on an issue in the way that you want. [00:25:17] But you can't gain that power. You can't gain that trust without first listening. So people who try to just shout their opinions over other people, that's never going to work. Right? So in some cases where activists feel like the best thing they can do is tell the other person you are so wrong and here's the facts. [00:25:37] Let me just correct. You immediately they'll find that that strategy doesn't work and they can sometimes be frustrated with that and think, gosh, that other side, they're a bunch of idiots. They just don't get it. Well, help them get it, listen to their views, gain their trust, gain that power. Then use that power to help influence their thinking in the way [00:25:57] that you would like. But it has to start with [00:26:00] listening. [00:26:00] Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. And you know, that's just, it's helpful. And it's it's simplicity is misleading because when you're actually in that moment to pay attention to where you need a conversation to go while also ignoring the fact that you might be pissed off because you have as well firmly held beliefs that align with your identity and they are being. So you have to do two things at once. Turn down that response and play toward this end goal, which is really about, you know, not, you use the word influence, which is exactly [00:26:32] right, but the connotation is toward this larger view of us getting along. So we can actually solve [00:26:38] these things instead of throwing up walls. I want to ask a little bit more and challenge you on that statement of most of us are somewhere in the middle. I believe that you believe that. Can you help me believe that? [00:26:55] there was a study that was done about polarization and it was called more in [00:27:01] common. And what this study found is that approximately 65% of the survey respondents considered themselves [00:27:08] part of the exhausted majority. And that is the group of people who felt that we can ensure would [00:27:16] try to get along. [00:27:18] And many of us believe that our country is hopelessly divided, that we're never going to get along. And that we're, we're breaking apart at the seams. Democracy is in peril. And that we're, we are in a state of civil war. Only our war is being fought with keyboards and pens versus guns and knives. [00:27:41] Right. So for. That is the perception of the state of our division by many, and yet survey after survey, after survey, including the one I referenced says, most people don't feel that way in their hearts. They don't, they don't actually have animosity towards their neighbors or their coworkers. There's this backdrop in our country of hyper-partisanship. [00:28:06] And we certainly see that in our elected offices, and that comes from a lot of systemic reasons that we can get into. But the reality is that most of us don't Harbor those same extremist views. Most of us are not in the 10% margin on either side of these partisan issues. And the reality is most of us have not really changed our views over the decades on these controversial issues. [00:28:30] It's not that we're drawing more to the polls. What's happening is that our identities are drawing more to our political affiliations. So that means that our political identity is becoming more of a meta identity. And so that means if I hold a certain view on abortion, then that means that you can guess which political party I belong to. [00:28:53] If you have a certain view on immigration, you can guess what political party that person identifies with. So somehow that party identification becomes a very strong predictor of where a person's ideologies are across a wide spectrum of issues, identity equals politics. That means if I challenge your view on abortion, I am challenging you as a person. [00:29:18] And if I challenge your view on immigration, I'm challenging you as a, as a person. And those kinds of that's why those attacks feel very personal. It didn't use to be that way. It used to be, there was such a thing as a liberal Republican, or a conservative Democrat, where there was this, the south was all democratic. [00:29:36] There were Dixiecrats, right? So there were conservatives in the south, but now conserves in the south are dumb, predominantly Republican. There's very few liberal Republicans, very few conservative Democrats. It's just degrees of, are you moderate or progressive Democrat? Are you a tea party far right. [00:29:57] Republican, or you're more of a moderate Republican. That's the big change that's happening in our society is identity. Politics have become the way that we have self-organized and that is what makes it to where our. Conversations on issues can take that quick turn because we feel that our identities are being challenged and no one wants to have their individual identity challenged or threatened. [00:30:23] And that's where, that's where we are. So our, have we become more extreme now? No, but it's, our identities have become more connected to our political identities and that's why it feels like we're more [00:30:35] extreme. [00:30:36] It's so interesting because the identity is really what we're talking about and someone's ego and the way they see themselves. And they define themselves by the beliefs they currently have at this minute in the moment. And they hold them fervently because they're terrified of what it means, if not, but however, in terms of defining themselves, I'd be hard pressed to say, if you look through bio, after bio, after bio, on LinkedIn, on Twitter, on you name the social media platform, you know, for me, , I'm a dad. [00:31:10] I care about social impact tech. I make beer. I don't put, I vote for this party or that part. I don't put my party affiliation at the top of it. So it's this weird. Kind of like dormant monster that is like unspoken, but everyone [00:31:28] kind of knows it based on trigger words that are fired off [00:31:31] in a conversation. [00:31:32] So I'm not publicly identifying others don't seem to [00:31:36] be, but yet we have this [00:31:38] feeling that we're, and here's a sort of [00:31:41] overused quote, more divided than [00:31:43] ever. And so how do you know, how do you really [00:31:46] respond to the, the feeling that we're more divided than ever? Is that what percent of that [00:31:51] is real? [00:31:52] if you measure, well, first, those are great points and I love the way that you think about this. You have such a clear way of expressing your views. I'm envious of it. The. If you measure how divided we are based on party polarization. So that means the number of times that one, a member of a political party will co-sponsor the legislation from another, from the opposing party that is becoming increasingly rare. [00:32:21] In fact, it is surpassed the level of partisanship in the, from the period immediately following the civil war. We're past that. So if you measure how divided we are based on party polarization, we are more divided than we've been. However, if you measure it based on our actual ideologies and viewpoints, those viewpoints have not really changed across across our society. [00:32:48] They're pretty widely and uniformly distributed. So it's not that we have become more extreme it's that we perceive each other as more extreme. I gave you another example. In the 1950s, there was a survey done asking parents, if you'd be upset, if your son or daughter married someone of the opposing political party. [00:33:05] And in 1950, nobody cared. It was around three to 4% would be upset if their son or daughter married someone of the opposite party flash forward to 2010, just 10 years ago. Or so that number was close to 46. Parents would be upset if their son or daughter married some of the opposing political parties. [00:33:20] So it's really about that. The perception what's, the politics is introduced into the equation. Then suddenly the defensiveness goes up the identification around a party affiliation increases, and the perception of the other as an enemy versus an opponent, all of that stuff kicks in. You called it a hidden monster. [00:33:40] I think that's right. That quickly comes to the forefront because we feel. We know that we've seen a few studies that said, what percentage of, of Americans consider the opposing party as a threat to the nation's well-being it's over a third of Democrats and Republicans who perceive the other side as a threat to the nation's well being, and you don't invite a threat over for barbecue, you know, to come and have a play date with your kids, right? [00:34:08] It's a threat is not someone you want to hire in your company. We have all of these mechanisms to, to defend ourselves against the threats, not to to make nice with them. So that's, to me, the, the overarching phenomenon that's happening and social media is fueling a lot of it. So when you are posting on your LinkedIn or Twitter about a tech events or about an upcoming podcast, or about things that are nonpolitical. [00:34:37] That's all great. It, as soon as certain words come into the equation or certain issues coming to the fore, then the potential for things to go off, the rail increases exponentially. And we have to be really, really careful and mindful about how we're communicating to one, make sure we're not triggering other people unintentionally. [00:34:56] Right. So that our meaning does not get distorted. But also, so we don't get in trouble. No one wants the, the firefight, the food fight. That's going to follow from some, someone being upset about what we said politically. So the additive. Parents taught us and our parents, parents thought is always avoid discussions around a politics and religion. [00:35:18] It's it seems like very good advice because those discussions can get too heated and ugly too quickly. But at the same time, we have the luxury of living in a democracy, in a Republic form of democracy. And that means our system is designed for it to be participatory. We have to discuss issues. That's part of the deal here. [00:35:41] And if we don't like that as part of the deal, then we don't like a fundamental aspect of being American. It requires per informed citizenry and participation. So on the one hand, we have to discuss politics and issues. And on the other hand, we are punished when we do, because those conversations are so fraught and go off the rails. [00:36:01] So that's why we are kind of stuck in these uncomfortable situations. And it's not just stuck in our, in our work lives. Or professional lives. We're stuck all the time. We are feel like we have to walk on eggshells so frequently. I can't tell you how many studies I've seen, where people are afraid to say what they actually think on issues, unless they're with people of their same ideological bent, then they are like, ah, let me tell you what I really think about the outcome of the 2016 election. [00:36:30] This is what I really think about Trump or Clinton is literally what I think about, about Trump or Biden. And that's when they can relax and let loose. So our communities are becoming increasingly homogenous because no one wants to live with the discomfort and the feeling like my, my neighbors or my conversations are going to go off the rails. [00:36:48] It's why people are going to companies that reflect their values and their ideologies, because they don't want to be in workplaces. That will make them feel like an other or like they can't say what's truly on their mind. So are, we're becoming more homogenous in our social media circles and in. Our offline communities because of this, this feeling that we have, that we can't say what we think and the antidote to all of that. [00:37:17] And the solution really for our democracy is you have to be courageous. We have to have conversations knowing that sometimes they can be awkward and uncomfortable, but that's where we learn. And that's where we can make progress. We have to be bridge builders, or we threaten a few things when we threaten our own knowledge and our own self-exploration and our own capacity to learn and grow as human beings. [00:37:40] But we also endanger our capacity to function as a country because it is it's oxygen is participation. So if we don't participate and engage in these issues, then we are starving our system of what is essential to it. So that's why I think the best solution. Is this intention that I will be unafraid. [00:38:01] I'm going to accept that there's bees, there will be some conversations that don't go the way I want, but damn it. I'm going to try, I'm going to try to make these work. I'm going to try to listen with curiosity. I'm going to try to learn from people with whom I probably disagree on a handful of issues, but I probably do agree on the vast majority of other topics we can discuss. [00:38:23] And we shouldn't let that small fraction of things. We disagree on the finest and instead let the vast majority of things that we do agree on. Let that define [00:38:33] us. [00:38:33] I mean, I love the sentiment of having the bravery to have those courageous conversations. I also firmly agree that you are hurting your understanding of an issue to the detriment of the outcome you want actually, by not allowing that dialogue and not allowing your own mind to move a point toward the center for talking about that spectrum. [00:38:53] Can you comment though, because there is a cost to. Um, When you look at cancel culture and its rise, there is a real threat. This is no longer an imagined, oh, I'll be ostracized. There is a real threat that a [00:39:09] very vocal minority to your point, only about 20% of Twitter is actually making the comments and grabbing the pitchforks. But there's a real threat to, to voicing an opinion that strays from the extreme party line so much so that you would lose your job. Where's the upside there. We're having that conversation. [00:39:32] It is a very difficult [00:39:34] question to answer. And I think most people will say, forget it. It's not worth it. There's a [00:39:38] risk. So I'm just going to keep my mouth shut. I don't want to bring up politics in this conversation. I can tell things are going to get ugly fast. Most people are, are unwilling to take those risks, but I'll tell you what is the [00:39:51] heavy downside of not having those courageous conversations [00:39:55] is we will continue to divide further and further and further. [00:40:00] We will continue to deprive ourselves of the ability to grow as individuals, and we can continue to starve our system of the oxygen. It needs to function, and we will lose some of the greatness and the great value of America. What are the stories? I didn't tell you. George is in 1979, after the Iranian revolution, my parents moved back to Iran with me as a young boy, and we thought we're going to rebuild this country help rebuild it. [00:40:25] Now that the dictator has gone. And within a few months, the Ayatollah came back, the religious clerics took over. They started executing the revolutionaries and then the Iraqi under Saddam Hussein started attacking. We went from rebuilding the country to hiding in the basement because there's bombs dropping planes, dropping bombs on the city and turning off all the lights at night and living in terror that we're all going to die. [00:40:54] That was the feeling. So we said, we have to get out of here. What have we done? We were living in the United States. And so we moved to Turkey and thought let's apply to go back to the United States through Turkey and. The U S embassy said, no, you left. And that's, that's on you. We president switched from Carter to Reagan and we weren't allowed to move back. [00:41:15] So we've moved to Bulgaria and said, let's try this again. Let's try to get back in the U S same thing. Couldn't get in move to France. Same thing. Couldn't get back in through the U S embassy. We thought, gosh, we can't move back to Iran. We can't move back to the U S I guess we're going to live in Turkey. [00:41:31] So we ended up going back to Turkey, tried one last time to get in. And then that time it worked, we got back into the U S and the reason why, and this is the point of my story here is because of one man, Mr. Jack Tolson in Lafayette, Louisiana, who was my dad's boss as an architect, who's spent bunch of his own money to hire an immigration attorney to help us get back in the country. [00:41:54] And Mr. Tolson, I knew we were good people. He knew that we belonged in America. And I think about America as people like Jack Tolson, I think about, I do not take that American dream for granted. I know what it represents for the, for much of the world and its freedoms and its aspirations for economic success. [00:42:17] And anybody can make it in all those ideals that so many people in this country have achieved and lived so many have nots, of course, but so many have in a way that is unique to this country. So when I think about conflict and courage and not will be willing to have these conversations and what's at stake, I think about. [00:42:36] The how precious this system of government is and how, if we do not have those conversations, we do this system to failure. So we have to have the courage, not just for ourselves and our growth, not just for our country and for its success, but also for what it represents for the rest of the world. We lead as I believe president Biden once said not by the example of our power, but by the power of our [00:43:07] example. [00:43:07] hi. I just really identify with the, you know, talking about, I imagine the H1B process , I look at my own, like I've succeeded three times. I'm very grateful in getting securing H1B at, at expense for amazing individuals. And I failed one time and it, it really kills me that there's a talented individual out there that I just, you know, I, I couldn't do it. [00:43:30] And it. Um, Quite a bit um, while I was happy as I am on that side and getting back to putting in context, like the courage, you know, you're just trying to say , you know, by the way, there are larger things that you make an, a mistake in a tweet. But I, I will say, , I understand that sort of like the context is relevant to each person, right? [00:43:49] So, you know, what is stressful for me is different than for someone else. And I think, you know, especially for, for leaders listening there, there are a few things in play. One is that sort of risk of a miscommunication and a misunderstanding. And there's no trial by jury. There's no fair and equal thought. [00:44:09] There is a fire that burns insatiably hot and will take down your organization. And that's a, that's a legitimate fear. On top of it, I feel like there's also this like easy level. Given right when you just sort of like play into the game of extremism, there's an easy level lever that media companies use that by the way, non-profits raised quite a bit of money on and the lever goes as follows, take a dash of anger, mix it in with enough attention and you get acquisition acquisition of donors, acquisition of leads, acquisition of engagement. And how do I stay away from this like button I can just press over here. Did you see what happened at the border [00:44:53] wall? Donate here. And by the way, it's, you know, we've switched administrations. I can't help, but [00:44:59] notice it doesn't seem like a lot has changed just [00:45:02] objectively looking at the fricking numbers. So how, how do you communicate, [00:45:08] , that that sort of desire to press the money button [00:45:10] the attention plus angry equals acquisition [00:45:12] and, [00:45:12] and, , having these brave bridge [00:45:14] conversations. [00:45:15] The money button is a very tempting button to press. I believe author Amanda Ripley called them conflict entrepreneurs. They benefit when there's conflict and there's certainly money to be made there. Network television am radio. There's a big audiences for this, right? There's certainly plenty of book sales and listen. [00:45:38] There's two ways to go. I think two ways to go about this one is we can lament the prophets of doom, the ones who are saying the sky is falling. The enemies are within a, and they're sounding the alarm and scaring the crap out of us, right? By making us think that bad things are imminent. That's on them. [00:46:01] Shame on them. We wish there were fewer conflict entrepreneurs, but they're there. And the reason why they're successful is because shame on us, we are consuming. Hook line and sinker we're buying it. All right. And so part of it is I think we need to develop some type of resiliency, media literacy skills to where, when we are exposed to this kind of content, we don't just think, oh my gosh, I'm going to hide in the corner. [00:46:30] I never opened my mouth or else I'll really be in trouble. And instead think that is an extreme view. That is not a view that is held by a large number of people, or I should try to understand that viewpoint better so that I can have conversations with those people and really understand them and help turn them around. [00:46:53] Or I can just dismiss it and ignore it because I know that it is, it's not valid. I can fact check it. I can present a counter-argument to it. I can ask for clarifying questions about it. I think that. There's the shame on them and there's the shame on us. And I think [00:47:10] Them are, are valid. So for the conflict entrepreneurs, I would say that that's the best thing to do is. [00:47:18] Is through gird ourselves and defend ourselves with as much media literacy skills as we're capable of mustering. And then to realizing what's at stake, if we don't because that's a motivator too. And I'll tell you one more quick story. When I visited the jet propulsion laboratory, one of the scientists there said, come and make a triangle with your fingers and you can try it, just make a little triangle here. [00:47:41] And he pointed it up to the night sky and found a patch of sky where it looked like there was no stars. It was just blackness. And he thought we're GPL. We're gonna point the Hubble telescope. And that particular patch where it looks like there's nothing. And he then took me into a room. Where the room is about third, a wall of about 30 feet long. [00:48:03] And all I see on it are little white lights, little blips. They look like stars. And I said, what's this wall. And he goes calm. When we pointed the Hubble at that dark patch, these are the three plus billion galaxies that we discovered in that empty patch. And I felt so insignificant as a human being. I'm on one person in one little patch of land on one planet in one galaxy. [00:48:26] And here I'm looking at 3 billion and we're in a place where we thought there was nothing. And when I think about that feeling of cosmic insignificance, it makes these issues. Just immaterial. They don't matter. It doesn't matter if you think the corporate tax rate should be 20%. And I think it should be 25% who cares. [00:48:45] It doesn't matter. I think we feel those feelings of cosmic insignificance when sometimes when we travel sometimes when, when we're in love, sometimes when we're in nature and for in the ocean or in the forest in the mountains we feel that feeling. And I say, remember that feeling, that feeling of humility. [00:49:04] Sometimes we feel it in, in our houses of worship, in our churches and temples and synagogues and mosques that feeling, remember that feeling. Cause we need to have that humility in our hearts when we are, are interacting with other, other people and recognizing that our differences are. [00:49:24] Insignificant and relative to the vast majority of things that we hold in common. [00:49:30] And I know it's hard to think that way sometimes when we get and there's heat in the equation and when we feel like there's a lot at stake, but I think we just have to be mindful of those [00:49:40] things in order to live a happy life. [00:49:43] it sounds like this is going back to our sort of listen, ask clarifying questions and then the super ordination. This is like a, you know super ordination, but framing, right? Put it in the context of you're on a tiny blue dot whipping around us. And [00:49:57] an insignificant sort of way. And now you're very, very angry about the corporate tax rate move of 5%. [00:50:04] Right. Exactly. Right. [00:50:06] I want to be respectful of your time because I could just let this go for two hours. It's not something we do. I could easily do it. I have rapid fire questions, but I [00:50:16] want, I just like you're out there bridging original worlds. You're teaching classes. I don't want to make sure I'm not interrupting a class. [00:50:22] So how are we doing on time for you? [00:50:23] We're good. I'm ready for the rapid fire. I'm excited about that component. I love it on your podcast in general. So I'm [00:50:29] I'm excited to be part of it. [00:50:31] All right, here we go. Please keep your response. Well, you know what you're doing? what is one tech tool or website that you or your organization has started using the last year? [00:50:39] The telephone, the telephone, we don't use it enough. The thing that we [00:50:45] keep in our pocket is a computer, but it is also a telephone. I can't tell you how many times when I'm driving or just taking a walk, I'll call someone out of the blue. How are you doing? [00:50:57] What's new with you. Like come, I haven't heard from you for six [00:51:01] months. [00:51:02] That's right. And sometimes I'll call someone I haven't talked to for five years and just say, I know we don't keep in touch. I'm not looking to rekindle our friendship. I just want you to know that those times that we had together were very special to me and that I always think finally of that and that's it. [00:51:19] And then I feel great. They feel great. And you're able to connect using human voice where you can hear tone and inflection in a way that is really hard to communicate via apps and texts and slacks and emails and tools that we [00:51:34] typically use. So the phone that's my tool. [00:51:37] Tech issues. Are you currently. [00:51:39] I'd call it a social media of FOMO posting. So that is, there are maybe three or four or five main social media channels. There's probably another 50. And when we hear about what as an organization, we think, oh, I need to get on Tik TOK right away, or, oh, Pinterest. I hear people are still using Pinterest extensively. [00:52:03] It's a different demographic. I know I should I don't want to give up my Twitter game. I need to stay in Twitter. So the tech issue is, do we really need to be on all these social media platforms and all hundreds of them, or do we need to be on two or three? And do we need to have different strategies to use each one? [00:52:22] So I need to stop thinking about the fear of missing out to be on all of them and instead think super strategically and surgically [00:52:30] about which handful that I do want to be. [00:52:33] What is coming in the next year that has you the most excited. [00:52:36] Growth growth has me the most excited, the mission of the center for the political future is to bring practical politics without hyper the baggage of hyper-partisanship. And we are trying to train the future political leaders over the three years that I've been here. We've been doing that for not just more and more USC students, but for more and more students across the country, as we expand our [00:53:00] partnerships and then for more and more people in our local community. [00:53:03] And then for more and more people who are just generally interested in the subjects that we're we're raising. So for me, that growth is very exciting. [00:53:11] Can you talk about a mistake you made earlier in your career that shapes the way you do things today? [00:53:16] I in high school was a debater and college was a debater. I knew how to get things done by talking. I thought talking was my super weapon I have since learned. Talking is to a lumber too. And that listening is tool number one. And that mistake of trying to talk my way out of situations versus listen. My way [00:53:39] out of situations is something that has dramatically changed how I resolve conflict and ultimately my life satisfaction [00:53:46] Do you believe NGOs can successfully go out of business? [00:53:50] in theory. Yes. In practice, not really of view has NGOs declare bankruptcy. They don't lose their status with the IRS. It just kind of limps on, or just fades into the sunset. I'd say a few do, but in theory, yes, they can successfully [00:54:11] just stop operating and fade away. [00:54:14] Tara toss you in a hot tub time machine, back to the beginning of your work with procon.org. What advice would you give? [00:54:21] I'd say a focus on the mission alignment with staff. And if somebody doesn't really care about your mission and you think they'll come around, I can convince them. Maybe they'll fall in love. Eventually. It's just like a relationship. Sometimes they're just not that into you. [00:54:40] And if they're not, the best thing to do [00:54:43] is, is, ended. We need to avoid those 80 20 traps. And then with some of those employees, I found that I was using, you know, 80% of my time on those 20% of the people. And it's really just, if they don't align with the mission, then do them and do yourself a favor and cut them [00:55:00] loose. [00:55:00] What is something you believe that you should stop doing? [00:55:04] Stop competing with like-minded organizations. The, a lot of NGOs think about zero sum in their spaces. It's a finite pool of resources. And if we don't get the money, somebody else will. I think we should stop thinking that way. And instead think about partnering because when we can expand the pie and I think partnering is going to help our organizations achieve their missions more effectively and it can lead to consolidation. [00:55:34] So rather than compete and make an enemy out of someone, make them an [00:55:38] ally. And you'll both go from. [00:55:39] Magic wand that you could wave across the industry. What would it do? [00:55:43] Well in the NGO space, I'd say consolidate to amplify and it does not happen hardly ever, but it should happen more consolidation in the for-profit business, acquisitions and mergers. These happen all the time in the NGO world, extremely rare. And yet boy is it needed. There's so much redundancy in the, in these spaces and unnecessary competition. [00:56:08] I'd say partner, liberally, pursue evidence-based intervention strategies [00:56:13] and just consolidate to. [00:56:15] How did you get started in the social impact sector? [00:56:18] My favorite story for this. And I, my point of origin, I think is in 10th grade, I had gone to my second meeting of the junior state of America, which was a debate organization for high school students. And even those all on my second meeting, they said, who wants to be president next year? And I raised my hands. [00:56:36] I don't know why I did. I just did it. And then I ended up competing and winning that, that position, getting that [00:56:42] position. And then I ran again, the following year, grew the chapter from 20 students to about 120 students. It really drove so much of my self-confidence my ability to communicate my ability to get along with other people. [00:56:57] My. The of my ability to have empathy for other viewpoints and other people. And I really say that my social impact motivations came from my experiences in speech and debate, and it all came from that one day. I still don't know why I raised my hand to be president. [00:57:15] What advice did your parents give you that you either followed or did not follow. [00:57:19] My dad always told me Cami, be consistent, be consistent. I think he said it cause he was not well, I was not either. And did not take that advice. I was not consistent. I have a gazillion different kinds of interests. I, my attitude is Intensely curious about other people. And I am a sponge. When I get an opportunity to talk with someone who's [00:57:42] not like me. I want to learn about where they're from, what was their life experience? What kind of things are they into? What are they like? What are some of their lessons for me? And from that I can build momentum for more, for more curiosity and learn about the world and satisfy my curiosity is and [00:57:59] passions that way, but it was not through consistency. [00:58:01] what advice would you give college grads currently looking to enter the social impact sector? [00:58:07] Persistence trumps talents. It really does. Nonlinear career paths are okay. And the norm get your personal and professional mission to overlap. Know your, why ask advice from people that you [00:58:22] trust? [00:58:23] Final question. How do people find you? How do people help you? [00:58:26] Google center for the political future. And you'll find my organization. If you can spell my name, Kamy Ahkavan you could try to Google me and watch some of my talks and presentations about a polarization and partisanship. How bad is it? How did we get this way? And what can we do about it? You can write to me as well. [00:58:48] You can reach me on LinkedIn. I'm very accessible, [00:58:51] very eager to engage with people, very eager to grow my social networks and to expand the mission of the center for the political future as best I can. [00:59:00] Well, thank you for your time. We'll have all of those resources in these show notes. Thank you for the work you do. And I really, really hope you succeed. [00:59:10] Well, thank you, George. I appreciate your support and the opportunity to speak to this whole whale audience that appreciates you and your work very much.
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In this episode, we are joined by Naomi Gonzalez Kahn, talking all about her career as set designer, costume designer and production designer for film and theatre. Born and raised in Mexico City, Naomi is a Los-Angeles based production/costume designer for film and live performance. She earned her master's degree in Fine Arts from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. Naomi also holds a degree in Jewelry Design from the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and a degree in stage design from the National School of Theatrical Arts (ENAT), Mexico City, and she enjoys the movement and multi-faceted nature of visual narrative design the most. https://www.naomigk.com/ We want to hear from YOU and provide a forum where you can put in requests for future episodes. What are you interested in listening to? Please fill out the form for future guest suggestions here and if you have suggestions or requests for future themes and topics, let us know here! @theatreartlife Thanks to David Zieher who composed our music.
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"Nunca vas a lograr algo grande en la vida a menos que te atrevas a creer que algo dentro de ti es más grande que las circunstancias que enfrenta. Mi misión es equipar a tus colaboradores para la grandeza." Rubén Gonzalez es un testimonio de aprendizaje hacia la grandeza Cuando tenía 21 años, Rubén decidió que quería competir en los Juegos Olímpicos. Tomó un deporte brutalmente difícil: el trineo. Cuatro años y unos cuantos huesos rotos más tarde, él estaba compitiendo contra los mejores del mundo en los Juegos Olímpicos de Calgary 1988. El tema de los Juegos Olímpicos de Salt Lake City fue "Enciende la Luz Interior." Se trataba de inspirar a la gente a realizar sus sueños. Ruben fue seleccionado para llevar la antorcha olímpica durante el Salt Lake City Carrera de la Antorcha 2002 debido a su historia olímpica inspiradora. Después de escuchar la historia de Rubén, la gente se inspira para hacer frente a sus miedos. La gente suele pensar después de la conferencia de Rubén: "¡Si ese tipo pudo llegar a los Juegos Olímpicos, entonces podemos hacer cualquier cosa!"
Get your notebooks ready as we have two Anaheim locals; Iraj and Les from the Sith List take us through all the finer details of Anaheim. Get prepared for Star Wars Celebration with insider tips on transport, Disney, The Convention Centre, what to do, where to do and how to get Tacos, lots and lots of tacos. We have Merch!!! Buy our awesome T-shirts at https://www.teepublic.com/user/starwarsspeltout Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgw0WcCmz2UT1tSpZnGmpA Follow Josh Chapman: @chapmanjosh Follow Iraj: @THESITHLIST Follow Les: @lesismore78 Follow us on twitter: @starwarsspelt Follow us on instagram: @starwarsspeltout Drop us a nice email: email@example.com www.starwarsspeltout.com
Michael Wolfe is Chief Revenue Officer of ProLon, a 5-day dietary program carefully designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance. Doctor Rafael Gonzalez has been in the regenerative medicine field for greater than 20 years and has several scientific publications. His present focus has been on maintaining a healthy immune system, and ways to slow down the biological clock. With his extensive background in all aspects of cell biology and health, Dr. Gonzalez serves as a Scientific Advisor for ProLon.Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
Dasha Gonzalez has done a little of everything at AEW from time keeping to bell ringing to announcing to Spanish commentating to in-ring performing! She has a very funny friendship with Billy Gunn that includes game nights at his house, some tips on handling critical feedback on social media, and an “a-ha moment” when she realized wrestling was what she wanted to do. Dasha talks about her time competing on the beauty pageant circuit during her college years, the support she received from The Rock when she did “The Titan Games,” watching wrestling with her dad and brothers as a kid, and the first time she had to ring announce on live TV. She also shares some great behind-the-scenes moments from the AEW DYNAMITE Spanish announce table involving CM Punk's entrance music, “Judas,” and Private Party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ericka J. Gonzalez-Smith possesses a strong understanding of Higher Education, Organizational Change, Curriculum Development and Assessment. She received her Masters of Education from Brock University and a combined honors' Bachelor of Arts from King's University. In addition, she is a designated Master Trainer from the Association of Talent Development and is certified in several assessment tools. Ericka completed coach training through the Coaching Training Institute, a certified program through the International Coach Federation. She brings expertise in program development and evaluation as well as a strong background in teaching and learning practices with experience as an educator and seminar instructor. Ericka has been actively engaged in Higher Education for the past 12 years specializing in Leadership Development, Intercultural Development, Experiential Learning, and Service-Learning.As facilitator and trainer, Ericka has facilitated training workshops, sessions, and conferences in Strategic Leadership; Workplace Performance; Personal Power; Emotional Intelligence; Diversity and Cultural Competence; Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Communication; Personality Type; as well as Strength Based Performance. She brings expertise in project management and large scale event planning.Rebel HR is a podcast for HR professionals and leaders of people who are ready to make some disruption in the world of work.We'll be discussing topics that are disruptive to the world of work and talk about new and different ways to approach solving those problems.Follow Rebel HR Podcast at:www.rebelhumanresources.comhttps://twitter.com/rebelhrguyhttps://www.facebook.com/rebelhrpodcastwww.kyleroed.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-roed/Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rebelhrpodcast)
Passion must be her middle name because, my goodness, does Melanie Gonzalez have a lot of it! Her district has received awards for its engagement tactics, and she will be a breakout speaker on the topic at this summer's NSPRA seminar in Chicago. Today, you get to learn from Melanie right from the comfort of your device! IN THIS EPISODE, MELANIE DISCUSSES:How she manages social media for her district of 43 schools The audiences her district reaches on its various social media platformsHow her district won over a divisive community with a unique approach to graduation in 2020Four secrets that have worked well (and will for you, too) to increase engagement on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedInSPECIAL GUESTMelanie GonzalezDigital Media Coordinator & Social Media ManagerCabarrus County Schools, North CarolinaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelanieSchoolPR Website: https://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabcoschools Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cabcoschools Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cabcoschools USEFUL INFORMATIONGraduation Coverage Notes for #CabCoGrads20Melanie's creative post about the NCAA Final Four game between Duke and North Carolina: click here.Sign up for our Ignite Your Instagram Challenge - but hurry - must sign up by 4/21/22. Challenge ends on 4/22/22.MORE RESOURCESFree Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click herewww.SocialSchool4EDU.com
Louie Vega shouldn't need an introduction, but we'll do it anyways. The Bronx-born Puerto Rican artist embodies the soulful sound of New York house music, and he's been doing it since the '80s. His history features a litany of legendary names and clubs, from the Devil's Nest to his much-vaunted residency at The Sound Factory in Manhattan, and he's made music with the likes of Todd Terry, Mood II Swing and Barbara Tucker. But it's with Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez that Vega made his most cherished and influential work as the duo Masters Of Work, putting out huge singles and making house remixes for some of the most iconic names in '90s pop music. To listen Vega's discography, especially as part of Masters At Work, is to hear the evolution of house music and garage (yes, both US and UK). It's difficult to overstate the impact those '90s records had on New York and beyond, and they're still some of the most swinging, undeniable house records ever made. Just try playing a MAW Dub for a newbie and see their reaction. House music has been Vega's lifelong mission, and almost four decades in, he's still refining his craft, moving towards ever-jazzier, ever more soulful sounds. His RA Podcast shows off some of his favorite tracks from contemporaries like Mood II Swing, as well as his band Elements Of Life and a handful of new tracks from his forthcoming album, Expansions In The NYC, which aims to capture the sound of his club night of the same name. You'll hear lush live instrumentation, powerful vocals and, of course, those addictive, sometimes skippy house beats—the sound of a master at work. Read more: http://ra.co/podcast/828 @nuyoricansoulnyc
With primary elections just one month away, we hear from three candidates vying for a spot on city council. Jo Ann Hardesty is currently the Portland City Commissioner Position 3 incumbent. Rene Gonzalez is the owner and managing partner of Eastbank Artifex, a technology consulting company. Vadim Mozyrsky is an administrative law judge. They both will be challenging Hardesty for her seat. Hardesty, Gonzalez and Mozyrsky join us to make their case for why Portlanders should vote for them.
Amy Gonzalez joins The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about the path that led her to founding Blueprint Interactive, which helps Democratic campaigns by providing digital strategy, fundraising, social media and targeted ads.
Charlie once again welcomes Pedro Gonzalez, Associate Editor of "Chronicles Magazine," to discuss the curious case of Spencer Cox, the "Republican" governor of Utah. Armed with his exclusive reporting, Pedro explains exactly how someone so progressive has become the governor of such a red state. By drawing the connection between woke capital, a flood of technology firms, and the lurch of the LDS Church to the left, Utah is now firmly in the sites of the Democrat party. Who is Jeff Green? How does the LGBTQ agenda play into the subversion of the will of Republican voters? And who is backing Spencer Cox? Then there is Gov. DeSantis. What makes him so different? Why is he wiling to stand up to corporate juggernauts like Disney when so many other "Republicans" cave to their demands? Finally, Charlie and Pedro discuss liberalism and whether or not classically liberal societies like our own are destined to destroy their own freedoms. Follow Pedro Gonzalez at Contra.substack.com Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The best way to describe a great interview is with an analogy. Imagine yourself at a restaurant, and the table next to you is having the most incredible conversation. And all the while, you're listening and quietly taking in all the great information that is going back and forth. Now imagine it with four guys talking hoops and breaking down some of the most intricate basketball info you've ever heard. Oh and one more thing... one of those guys is a recently retired 15 year NBA veteran who has seen and heard it all, and another one just happens to be one of the best basketball players on the entire planet. Yep, that's today's episode on the OM3 as JJ and Tommy join forces with The ETC's podcast, which is hosted by Kevin Durant and Eddy Gonzalez, for an absurd hoops conversation that is loaded with unique and personal basketball info. It's an outstanding listen from start to finish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today we're talking to Pedro Gonzalez, writer and associate editor for Chronicles magazine, about the questions that we seemingly aren't allowed to ask about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. While it's clear as day that Russia and Vladimir Putin are the aggressors in this war, there are also concerns that Americans should have about the very real corruption in Ukraine. Pedro talks about the "Liberal Internationalist" ideology that wants America to basically be the world police and how these people have been involved in Ukraine for some time now. Pedro also exposes one of the powerful Ukrainian oligarchs who's pulling strings behind the scenes. While President Zelenskyy is portrayed in the media as a hero with an unassailable character, there are questions that need to be asked about his connections to this oligarch and his commitment to being anti-corruption. Lastly, we sort out fact from fiction on whether the U.S. has bio-labs in Ukraine that NATO doesn't want Russia to have. --- Today's Sponsors: Cozy Earth is renowned for offering the softest, most luxurious, environmentally friendly & ethically-produced bedding today. Go to CozyEarth.com/ALLIE & use promo code 'ALLIE' to save 35% off your order! If you're not completely in love, send it back for a full refund! Annie's Kit Clubs is celebrating National Craft Month right now & with 25 different kit clubs for you and the kids in your life, you can find the right subscription for you & get your first month of any club for up to 100% off, plus shipping. Go to AnniesKitClubs.com/ALLIE for their best deal ever! A'del Natural Cosmetics handcrafts & artisan-makes their cosmetics in small batches with only high-quality ingredients — no parabens, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, petrol products, etc. VIsit AdelNaturalCosmetics.com & use promo code 'ALLIE' to save 25% off your first order! --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices