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CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co
IAM1566 - CEO Helps Professionals Create Persuasive Pitches

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 16:51


CEO & Co-founder of Brevity Pitch, an AI-powered software helping professionals, create persuasive pitches, Kelvin Johnson has versatile career experience as a CPA, consultant, and executive at a fast-growth tech startup in Denver. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Don't Fear The Sharks: Six Principles to Pitch Investors,” coming out in October 2022. Johnson graduated from Villanova University with a Master's of Accountancy. Website: brevitypitch.com LinkedIn: kelvin-johnson-cpa

Brave and Strong and True
Chris Monaco

Brave and Strong and True

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 62:28


My guest is Chris Monaco. Chris graduated from Strath Haven High School, Temple University, and Villanova University. He's an incredible performer, and his burgeoning love for theater began in middle school and continues to this day. Chris is a teacher at Gladwyne Montessori and he also directs the theatre program at Upper Darby High School. I hope you enjoy our conversation, so, come along and have some fun. . .We all have stories to tell and they can be heard here. Welcome to Brave and Strong and True, a podcast created to engage Summer Stage alumni of all ages. I'm Bob Falkenstein.You can follow Chris on Instagram @gingerbeard1992.Our music is composed and performed by Neil McGettigan https://neilmcgettiganandtheeleventhhour.bandcamp.com/releasesPlease subscribe to Brave and Strong and True on Apple Podcasts. While you're there, please rate the show and leave a comment.  If you want to be a guest on Brave and Strong and True, please contact me at braveandstrongandtrue@gmail.com.You must have a desktop or laptop computer running the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. It helps if you have an external microphone and headphones, but Apple earbuds work too.Brave and Strong and True relies on financial support from its listeners. Please click the “Support the Show” link at the bottom of the show notes to support the show.Support the show

Podcast for the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations
Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition

Podcast for the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022


The Center for Irish Studies at Villanova University Podcast Series
The Center for Irish Studies at Villanova University Podcast Series - Liz Roche on Choreographing James Joyce's Ulysses

The Center for Irish Studies at Villanova University Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 27:03


Joseph Lennon interviews Liz Roche about her performance of Yes and Yes—a modern dance interpretation of Ulysses, which was performed at Villanova University in September of 2022, following its performance in Washington D.C. with Solas Nua. Music credit to Composer Ray Harman.

On the Brink with Andi Simon
337: Vicki Baker—Isn't It Time For You To Power Through To Your Next Career Stop?

On the Brink with Andi Simon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 36:16


Hear how to boldly take control of your own career path Dr. Vicki Baker's sixth book in five years solidifies her standing as a nationally recognized expert in the unique issues faced by mid-career faculty in higher education. As she coaches numerous professionals, she has discovered a recurring theme: academicians get their degrees and often their tenure, but then get stuck or stalled in their career advancement. Is it that they need better mentors? Or do institutions need to identify and sponsor their high-performing stars earlier, and coach them along their pathways to career advancement? And this is happening not just in the world of academia. Industry is struggling with the same dilemma. Are you stuck or stalled in an academic position or a corporate career trajectory? Make a point to listen in for Vicki's solutions. Watch and listen to our conversation here Why women academics often get stalled, and what to do about it On an annual basis, I have conducted workshops for Vicki's students involved in business development with their French counterparts. We talk about Blue Ocean Strategy, and together with Vicki's guidance, the students begin to frame approaches to their concepts that can open new markets, not just compete in current ones. The students are mighty impressive, as is Vicki. In this podcast, however, we focus on Vicki's particular passion: women's careers in academia. About Vicki Vicki L. Baker, Ph.D. is the E. Maynard Aris Endowed Professor in Economics and Management at Albion College, Faculty Director of the Albion College Community Collaborative (AC3), and Co-Chair of Albion's Economics and Management Department. She is also an instructor for Penn State University's World Campus. Recognized as a "Top 100 Visionary" in Education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning, Vicki is at the forefront of innovation and strategy in faculty and leadership development. As a faculty member and Fulbright Specialist Alumna (Utrecht Netherlands), her goal is to help faculty members, colleges and universities thrive. She has authored 90 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, invited works and books, and be contacted at vbaker@albion.edu. For more on finding your path, here are some suggestions: Blog: 5 Ways You Can Find Happiness And Joy In These Turbulent Times Blog: How To Thrive In Today's Crazy World? Make Change Your Friend Podcast: Rebecca Morrison—Women, Are You Ready To Find Your Happiness? Is It All Around You? Additional resources for you My two award-winning books: Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Businessand On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights Our website: Simon Associates Management Consultants   Read the transcript of our podcast here Andi Simon: Welcome to On the Brink With Andi Simon. Hi, I'm Andi Simon, your host and your guide, and my job is to get you off the brink. I love to do podcasts to bring you interesting and important people to help you see, feel and think in new ways. As you know, your brain hates to change. And so my job is to get you off the brink and begin to see opportunities, ideas, instructional information, inspirational ways to begin to think about yourself differently and to do it as well. So today, I have an absolutely wonderful woman with me. Vicki Baker has been very kind over the years, she's invited me to do remote classes for Albion University, Appian College, and she'll tell you more about the college and what she does there. I've talked there several, many times about Blue Ocean Strategy to her students. It reminds me what it was like when I was an academic. I spent 10 years as an academic person, I was an Assistant Professor, head of a department, making all those meetings and doing all kinds of things before I got into business. But the interesting part is what Vicki is doing to help others, particularly women, perceive it and pursue their careers in a university or academic environment and why that's so hard. So a little bit about Vicki, and then she'll tell you about herself. Recognized as a “Top 100 Visionary” in Education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (20-21), Vicki is at the forefront of innovation and strategy in faculty and leadership development. As a faculty member herself and Fulbright Specialist Alumna (Utrecht Netherlands), her goal is to help faculty members and colleges and universities thrive. She earned her PhD (Higher Education) and MS (Management and Organization) from Penn State University, MBA from Clarion University and BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Vicki also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and is a certified professional in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management. She earned her PhD in higher ed and her MS and management organization from Penn State and I was an undergraduate there. So who knew that our paths had crossed, because she works in Michigan now and I work in New York. But it's really important because she also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova, and is a certified professional in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management. Vicki is the E. Maynard Aris Endowed Professor in Economics and Management at Albion College, Faculty Director of the Albion College Community Collaborative (AC3), Co-Chair of the Economics and Management Department, and serves as an instructor for Penn State University's World Campus. Prior to joining the academy as a faculty member, Vicki worked at Harvard Business School (Executive Education) and AK Steel Corporation. Vicki is the author of 90 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, invited works and books, including Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors, Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty, and Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges. Her recent book is Managing Your Academic Career: A Guide to Re-envision Mid-Career. Remember those meetings I mentioned when I was at the university? She spends her life in meetings, and I did too, but she's also the author of 90 peer reviewed articles, invited works, chapters and books, all kinds of books. She's developing faculty and liberal arts colleges' success after 10 years supporting mid-career faculty. That's the full professorship and all kinds of interesting stuff. So Vicki, I'm so glad you're with me today. Thank you. Vicki Baker: Thank you, Andi. And I'm glad to be able to interact with you in this way. I've been so appreciative over the years of you joining us at Albion, and supporting my students on Blue Ocean Strategy and how to carve their own path. So it's nice to be able to interact with you in this way. Andi Simon: Tell the listeners about your story. You clearly have wandered on a journey that's been fulfilling for you. I remember in the academic world, part of the growth is our own personal growth as well as the professional one. Who's Vicki Baker? And what's your journey been like? Vicki Baker: Yeah, that's a great question. And I think that answer probably changes every day. If you asked me that question two years ago, versus two years from now, it would probably look different. But at this very moment, I'm a proud mother of two children. I think that identity is on the forefront. My son is soon to be eight, my daughter is nine. So they're 19 months apart. And I actually started my life not thinking I would be in education of any kind. My mom was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years. My dad was a teacher. My grandfather, my mom's dad, was the superintendent of the school district. My mom's brother was a teacher and became a principal. And I literally vowed I would never be a teacher. My undergrad degree is actually in engineering. And when I graduated from college, I moved to Ashland, Kentucky and was an engineer in a steel mill. And I really enjoyed doing that. But then I also realized I didn't want to be a 55-year-old woman wearing steel-toed boots and a hard hat to work. That's really good, but I learned some critical lessons about relationships and communication and building those that is a core foundation. And then got my MBA. From there I moved to Boston and worked at Harvard Business School in executive education...talking about a juxtaposition. We're working with Fortune 500 level executives here and then I was working with generations of families in a steel mill. And again, there were some core lessons about human rights that I could take with it, but it was funny that comparisons in the types of conversations I had in those environments, and I really remember being in awe of watching some of these faculty walk in the room and do their thing. But there's a reason they have the reputations that they do. And so I was working on a second master's degree there. And it was my faculty member there that said, just go get your PhD. I really liked business and I liked higher education and knew I would marry those two areas, I just didn't know in what form or what ways, and she had recommended I apply for my PhD either at Penn State or Michigan for the program because they were the top two in the country. And I'm from Pennsylvania. So I thought, I'll try Penn State. If I get in great, if not, then I'll stay here. And probably not surprisingly, the assistantship that I got put on was looking at learning outcomes for engineering education. So the background, the background came into play. And a year after being there, I got an email two weeks before the fall semester started from the chair of the management department which said, "Rumor has it you have your MBA and rumor has it you used to work at Harvard Business School in exec ed." And I said, "Both of those rumors are true." And he said, "Would you be willing to meet with me?" And I said, "Sure," and had a meeting. And he said, "Would you be willing to teach for us and the class starts in two weeks, there's no book, there's no syllabus, and we just need you to get fives and above on your teaching evaluation, the max is seven, and I don't need to have a conversation with you." That's where the teaching started. I would mentor anybody now. Don't say yes to that. There's no support, and you're being set up to fail. And so I was young and naive and didn't know any better and wanted the experience. And I fell in love with teaching. And that's when I knew I would end up doing it. But it was so funny, because I swore I would never go down that path. And I guess it's just in my blood. And I've just been committed to fundamentally helping people advance in their careers. I like to help people find what they are passionate about and how can I help them find whatever that thing is, and help them work towards it. So that's how I got to this point in the books in the work that I do. Andi Simon: But you know, as I look at your classroom, and the folks, I really liked doing it virtually this time, because I could see their faces. They were great. And they were all women this time, which was sort of interesting. But you aren't pedantic or informative, you're inspiring and enabling, and I hear your interactions with them. And that teaching you're doing is encouraging them to life's experiences and to pulling it together for their own stories to develop. And my hunch is that you've developed your own style that reflects that engineering and Harvard though awareness of humans. I'm an anthropologist, I'm observing a lot of that. And then Harvard, which is a whole other world. And I mean, you think about stepping back and figuring out what I can contribute to this world that we're in? But now, the topic that we want to talk about today is helping women in their career advancement, because yours is hardly possible for others to easily follow. Could they? Vicki Baker: I am the probable poster child for a liberal arts experience. Even though I'm not a product of a liberal arts college, maybe where you start is not necessarily where you finish, it's about the knowledge gained from the experiences, the relationship-building that helped propel you along that path. So I'm a good poster child for that. But yes, it's not what I thought I would do. Honestly, again, I vowed, I would never be in this space. But now I can't imagine being anywhere other than this space. And as you know, it definitely affords you opportunities to engage with the bright young men and women, you get to see that when you join us, and it's provided me a really unique vantage point where I can do the consulting work with academics, particularly women academics, who are trying to answer that what's next question, that mid-career in life. I've got responsibilities at home and personal considerations that matter, and especially highlighted from the pandemic where people are making clear choices about their values and what matters and what doesn't. And so, I've been very fortunate to be able to have that experience, but to also get, you know, the unique vantage point with everybody. But yes, it's not a path that somebody would say yes, that there's a clear-cut direction and I can go that route. Andi Simon: Or they can say, be open to opportunities, and let the serendipity become part of your life. Enjoy it, embrace it, some work, and some will mean, who would have thought that your course at Penn State would have been the right one. But now that you're counseling other women, I might look at my book Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business so we can compare a lot of notes, but there isn't a woman I know who has a simple, easy trip to wherever they're going. And it's a different trip than the men. The men whom I coach have different concerns and issues. But the women also are tackling all kinds of other societal issues. I won't call them hurdles or glass ceilings or anything else, they are just society and themselves. And I have a hunch my new coach will listen to them and write your stuff on them. There's some things that keep popping out. So you share with our listeners, you know, three or four major issues that arise when a woman is looking at what's next. Vicki Baker: That's a really important question and a theme that seems to surface consistently with the women academics that I coach. And again, right, these are bright women, they've pursued, you know, what it takes to get to that level. There's a level of grit, determination, discipline, intelligence and sacrifice to get there. So they didn't get to this point of what's next, without putting a lot of work into it. And yet, the number one, one of the top one or two issues that always come up is, "I'm not sure if I'm ready." They often come to me if they're thinking about advancing in their career. So the first question is, "Do I have an interest in advancing from associate to full," and I have found some people opt out of that. Men and women for a variety of very valid reasons, you also know you left academia for various reasons as well. So I don't make the assumption that everybody wants to advance. I make the assumption people want to feel fulfilled in their career. So how do we make that happen? But for those who have advancement on the radar, there's always that question of, "Do I even want to do it? I've sacrificed so much as a PhD student, as an early-career faculty member, to get tenure." Often with women I hear, "I've sacrificed so much already. I don't know if I'm interested in doing that anymore." I've had one woman tell me, "My marriage took such a hit. I don't know if it could withstand me going to full professorship." Some say, "I might consider it once my children are in school. I've got to postpone it." So there's the first question of, "Do I even have an interest?" And if there is even a remote interest, the next question or issue I hear is, "I don't know if I'm ready." And then my response is, "Well, what's causing you to wonder if you're ready? Is somebody having an explicit conversation with you? Or is this your own feeling of inadequacy? Or you know, that you just are placing these invisible, unrealistic expectations on you? What are the faculty handbooks at your institution? And if you're meeting that, why would you still think that you're not ready?" So I do think back to your point, Andi, those societal cultural cues that are either very explicit, where we do see those systemic barriers in business and in higher education, but also those kinds of invisible ones that are those societal expectations about, Wait your turn, maybe you're not ready to go up yet. And so oftentimes, it's not an explicit conversation that this woman has had. But there's enough of those societal or institutional cues that are just causing them to hesitate. And some of it is also a lack of self-confidence or feelings of self-worth, that they're not worthy or ready yet. So I spend a lot of my time trying to tease that out with them and then also help them overcome it and put some solid strategies in place that help them feel more ready and comfortable moving forward. Andi Simon: What's interesting Vicki is, as I'm listening to you, I'm writing my next book, 100 Trailblazing Women and Their Wisdom. One woman whom I interviewed said, very explicitly, that you ought to surround yourself with teams who support you because when you have that doubt, they will help you see your future. And the second thing is, Raise your hand. You know why, and this is for women in business, it's equally for women in any field, the resistance or reluctance to feel they are ready or they are appropriate, to "If they want me, they'll come and find me." We're making it difficult because what they're looking for is someone who wants to lead and a leader doesn't wait to be called upon. Now, it may be the wrong time, you may not get it, it may hurt a little bit, because you put yourself out there and it didn't happen to people, all kinds of things. You know, on the other hand, if not you then who? And if not now, then when? And how will you ever get past the hurdles that are keeping you back? Some of the other things that you advise these women on, because I have a hunch our listeners might all be asking themselves as they come out of a pandemic, "What is next?" Some things? Vicki Baker: Yeah, so we do some just activities. And I'm a big fan of, and I did this myself with the pandemic, just what matters to me, and why do I want my contribution to be right? And so that serves as a really good litmus test with me. So whenever I'm sitting down with clients, and I say, "Let's remove that 'We're going up for full' or 'I'm going to be department chair,' whether I want to be or I'm next up in the rotation. We all know how that works. Put that stuff aside, but right now when all is said and done, at the end of the day, what do you want to be known for? What do you want to contribute? Where do you find the most joy? Oh, yeah, life is too short. And so we start trying to kind of tease that out. And then we kind of put that contribution statement together. Again, I've worked on mine for about five years. And I tell clients individually or in a workshop, "This looks really clean and neat. But it took me five years to get there, so don't hold yourself to that standard." But for me, when I think about what I find the most pleasure in, where I think I have the greatest value to add and where I feel the most joyful, is when I get to work one on one, whether it's my students, whether it's clients, whether it's in workshops, helping people advance in their career. Whatever advancement looks like for them, not me putting a "you should want to go up for full" thing on them. It's "What does advancement look like to you?" That advancement could be personal advancement, professional advancement, just life in general. But for me, it's really distilled down to helping people advance in their careers. That's my contribution. And that's where I think I can provide value. So helping people take a step back, recalibrate, let's reassess those values and priorities and really, at the end of the day, what do we want our contribution to be? And that helps guide us and we always hear that advice of learning to say no, and I think that's important. But at mid-career, I think it's much more about being strategic about what we say yes to, but how do we know what we want to say yes to if we aren't clear what we want our contribution to be, and your yeses should be in service to that contribution. And then once your dance card is full with the yeses, then it becomes easier to say no, but saying no just for the sake of saying no isn't advancing you personally or professionally. So I really think in mid-career, it's much more important to really get clear on what are those values, those priorities? What do I want my contribution to be? And how can I use that contribution to guide me towards what I want to say yes to? And you highlighted a really important point: mentors. How can you leverage your mentors, if you don't know what support you're seeking from those mentors. And so, I tell women all the time, once you have a better clarity on that contribution, have conversations with your mentors, have conversations with the department chair, dean, a supervisor at work. How can they advocate for you if they don't know the direction you want to be heading? They cannot read your mind. And so getting clarity around those things, and having those critical conversations with people who can advocate for you and help support you is really important. Andi Simon: The things that you were talking about are important for the listener or the viewer to reflect on for themselves. And I urge you to get a piece of paper and write down one of the exercises we did over the last year: 10 things that really matter to you in a positive way and 10 things that don't, and then shrink those down to five or two, three, and one and begin to focus on what really matters. My daughter gave me a great quote a couple of years ago: Keep an eye focused on, in the course of a lifetime, what really matters. And at the time, when you've been in different roles in different places, and those moments, those times mattered. But then, in the course of a lifetime, where is it going? And you could say, "I'm not going anywhere," or "I'm not sure where I want to go," or "I really know where I want to go." But it's a good time to see what makes you high and what makes you low. What you want to do more of and less of, but there are processes to help you think about that. You and I both have tools that we use. When I do these exercises with someone, the only way they can sort out those things will take a year and see what makes you high and low. In the absence of that, you're going to shotgun it, and you're going to land someplace or not. You may not go anywhere, but now with the intentionality that you really need to carve your own life. And the other thing I would say is, Don't let people define you. You have to take charge of who you are. People may say, It is your brand, but who are you? And do you find the women come in with a clarity of their brand and who they are? And the answer to the question: why me? Or are they struggling to figure out that question? Vicki Baker: They're struggling because sometimes the notion of brand makes sense for us because we're in business. We get it, right? But I recognize when I use that language in some disciplines, in settings like brand, that sounds a little too, you know, capitalistic, or we're putting some business terms on it that you know, this is about education. I go, "Yeah, but it's still, again, what is your contribution? What is your value add? What do you bring to the table of brand?" But at the end of the day, don't you want to be known for something in your discipline, at your institution, among your students? You want to be known as the person who knows X or does X or is really exemplary in A, B and C areas. So I said, "A brand feels too much of a business term for you, fine, but you still are thinking thoughtfully about who am I in the context of my field, in my discipline? What are you known for? What is your subject matter expertise?" And so helping them to really clarify that and again, at mid-career we're triggered. Because it's an evolution and we now also have tenure, we are allowed to take some risks now that we are able to maybe step outside of what we have been known for from a disciplinary perspective to get to tenure, but now maybe we do want to pursue more interdisciplinary work or community engaged scholarship, or things that take us down different pathways and that can be overwhelming and freeing at the same time. And so you feel like you've got this great opportunity, and you don't know what to do with it. And so trying to think about what are those fundamental building blocks that help us to be able to advance from that, but I definitely see them think about that all the time. I don't even or I don't know who I am right now. Or I know I'm this person to this person, and I'm this role to this person. And I go, "Are those the ones that you want them to be? Do you want to change them? Do you want them to evolve, or align? I always repeat, as we evolve over time,"Make sure your actions are honoring that evolution." That's really important. Leave the space and grace to allow that evolution to happen. And to honor it via your engagements or how you craft your own narrative. If you don't own it, somebody else will craft that narrative for you and that's likely not going to be in your favor. You need to own your narrative and craft it the way you want it to appear. Andi Simon: And I emphasize that both in business and for others. I was a visiting professor for a semester at Washington University teaching entrepreneurship. I see you live your story. So what is your story?, your mind wants to know, because it will do exactly what it thinks you want it to do. And once you understand some of the neuroscience behind it, you see that your mind is really looking for what it is you want to do. Because it will wander around doing whatever it thinks you want to do. It'll make you happy or sad, but your mind wants to know. And until you craft that movie set in there or that storyline, that narrative becomes difficult for you to live every day. And because you live your story, and until you land on it and see it coming, every day becomes another challenge, where it's just going in the right direction and you become happy with the tasks to be done as opposed to the path that you're on. Vicki Baker: And I appreciate the deliberate intentionality being strategic. And again, not that that's not important at all career stages, but I particularly work with mid-career women and I know a lot of women that you've worked with in business or mid-career, it's such a long stage of career in life. And so many ebbs and flows. And you could have childcare as well as elder care. I mean, there's so many different hats that we have. And again, societal expectations connected to those make it challenging for women to navigate. But I think if we can focus less on those external expectations, and think about taking control of that narrative, and how we want to chart our path and craft that story, that becomes much more empowering, and again leads to putting your hand up again. Have those critical conversations about, here's the five things I narrow down on my list, or here's what I want my contribution to be. Unless you're communicating that regularly with key people, how are they expected to advocate for you or to highlight those opportunities that might be aligned with your strengths if they don't know that's on the table either? Andi Simon: Well, and it is interesting, because you made a good point. It isn't just academics. I have no idea how many women I coach. I'm an executive coach, who has the kind of story that makes you wonder, something like, "Well, I've made it as far as I'm going at XYZ, Morgan Stanley, wherever it was. I'm pretty good at what I do, but I have no idea where I'm going." They're making good income so that the income level isn't bad and they don't see that they don't really know who they are at this point. And that lack of knowing who I am and what I want to do troubles me as I work with them because there's nobody holding you back. But that mirror is looking back at you and saying, who are you? And what do you want to do? And then I have somebody whom I love to coach, and she's learning that her after-work activities have become more fulfilling than her workflows. And I said, "That's okay, you can have a side hustle of some kind or not-for-profit or whatever gives you pleasure, without necessarily returning to that as your income stream. There are ways of balancing your life, but you have to decide nobody's going to decide for you." And if you let them, you're going to have some real painful moments. Vicki Baker: Absolutely. And even for me, right, my home base is Albion College, and I'm a professor here, but I have the great opportunity to do the consulting work I do and the coaching and that allows me, because nobody loves their job 100% of the time and there's challenges. There are challenges with leadership, challenges with direction and vision, and all of those things, and it can get overwhelming and exhausting at times. And so when I find myself maybe being in a space where I feel less energized by my work at Albion, I've got these opportunities to meet and support these other women and work with these other Institute's leaders. And then it also helps you, and you probably experience too, to realize the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. And sometimes you're hearing of other institutional policies and practices that are even more prohibitive to women advancing in their career. So then I can come back and go, Hey, it is way worse. So let us not complain anymore about this issue. Yes, there's room to improve. But it can always be worse. And it can always be better. So I'm very appreciative that I am in this position that I have the benefit, and the stability of a home base, but also having this great opportunity to engage across the academy and with such diverse faculty that it really does keep you grounded and centered on what matters. And these are all humans. These are all humans at the end of the day, who just want to feel fulfilled and want to feel like they matter and want to feel like they're making a difference. And that's really fundamentally what it comes down to. Andi Simon: I have one question for you and then we'll probably go to a wrap-up. But I'm watching and working with companies where the words diversity, equity, inclusion have become top of mind. As you're thinking about the universities and colleges and the academic world, are there efforts going on to change the attitude toward making it easier, because one of the things I saw in the university world was that the leadership were all men and the women were all the worker bees. And I have a friend who's in the staffing industry, and he's lamenting the fact that all the managers and all the officers are men and all the women are doing the recruiting. So we've just moved ourselves into another blue collar worker place and we're not running the sewing machines. But we're doing all the teaching, but not the leadership. Are you seeing universities beginning to rise to the occasion, or run away from it or anything? Vicki Baker: We are seeing more conversations and efforts, and something that I'm noticing that is at least becoming highlighted in this, is the HR background. And I've had these conversations. There's obviously that disparate treatment, that very obvious over-systemic racism against women, against faculty of color. And so institutions are doing a better job. To say that it's eliminated would be a disservice. That's not accurate. But we're moving the needle. Are we still lagging behind, is that disparate treatment, the well-intentioned policies that we put in place, that we think are moving the needle for populations when we really ask the right questions and collect the right data? Maybe we're not moving the needle, like we thought, like during COVID, giving women faculty an opportunity to delay tenure clocks. Well, on the surface that seemed really good intentioned, well-meaning, but you're only causing longer periods for women to be at that rank. And we found that it's benefiting men more because they were able to use that time to advance scholarship versus women who used that time for childcare and eldercare. So again, on the surface, well-intentioned. In reality, it created even more of a disparate impact of these policies. So I think we see that in industry too. But that, again, we're working hard to try to minimize those very overt, this disparate treatment. But we're not asking all the right questions on that disparate impact when we're really looking at which are the populations we care most about, and how can we better support them and the supports in place. Are they really doing what we intended them to do? Andi Simon: Yep. And we're taking us back to our beginning, but we're going to talk about career advancement for mid-level folks of any kind everywhere. This has become a passion of yours. And you write about it, you're deeply involved in coaching. What do you see coming next for you? Vicki Baker: You know, that's a great question. I think I'll still focus on mid-career if you were to look at my scholarly agenda. That trajectory follows my career pathway, right? As a doc student, I studied doctoral student experiences. Then as an early-career faculty member, I studied that, and then once I hit tenure and mid-career and became a full professor, even though I'm still very much mid-career, I wanted to understand what we need. I needed support, and I thought, I'm not alone. So the next thing for me that I think I want to look at are, and it's focused again in academia, but I think we also see this in industry. There's a huge population of contingent faculty, non-tenure track, and there's an increase in reliance. Those faculty, there's a significant portion we're also mid-career, so right at that intersectionality of appointment type and career stage, coupled with gender. We see more women in contingent positions. We see more faculty of color and women faculty of color in those contingent positions. And so they're important. They're important pieces to institutions, and yet I think they're being underserved and undervalued. So I really want to look at the intersectional lens to those two issues because they're the two largest populations in academia, contingent faculty and mid-career. You have mid-career faculty who are contingent faculty, and right in industry, there is temporary work, maybe not full time fast track, but they are critical. And they provide critical leadership services to organizations, and how are we supporting them so that we are building that bench strength that we are putting them in a position to be the fulfilled contributors that they want to be, even if they're not seeking to be a C-suite person. So I think to your point, we have work to do. Andi Simon: The way our society has enabled industry, as well as the academy, to grow is not necessarily with equity and inclusion, as opposed to the gig economy, which was a third of all workforce before the pandemic. I have no idea what it is now. But I'm watching as people are making choices, they're putting the responsibility on themselves. But the institutions have to wake up to the fact that they have to change, to begin to give and provide a better place or even not going to the institutions. I mean, college enrollments are struggling because the number of kids graduating from high school is not on the rise, but in many places is declining. So what's our purpose? And how do we help that mid-level, diverse workforce expand and use us? What's our rule? Questions? One or two things you want our listeners not to forget. It's about time to wrap up. Vicki Baker: Yep, absolutely. So I think, really take that step back and think about those values, priorities and that contribution. I think that becomes the foundation that we build on. And number two: control your narrative. This is your opportunity to really craft that and what you want to be known for, and you take control of that. I think that's so important for any listener, male or female, but particularly women who are at that mid-career stage and trying to grapple with the What's next. Don't overcomplicate it, put those building blocks in place and work through it. So that's what I would want the listeners and the watchers to watch. Andi Simon: You know, your mind wants to know exactly what you want it to do, understand that, and begin to craft a story, that narrative, that helps you live every day going someplace. And don't forget about our small wins, steps at a time because you can't move a battleship without it, but make sure you know where you are going. Or will you just wander around and you'll wonder how I go forward? Or how did I get through the day? And I know people love to live in the moment, but when you're in a career, life is a career, how do you move it? I've been so fortunate to know Vicki Baker, and the Michigan College Alliance, I thank for the introduction. And it's just been fun working with those classes, even remotely. It's great! One day we may do it in person, and I don't know what will happen, will it be good or not good. But for my listeners and my viewers, thank you for coming. I remember I told you, you've accelerated us into the top 5% of global podcasts. It's truly an honor, you send me great ideas for people who we should have. And I think that the more we engage to co-create the podcast experience, the more you're going to find it worthwhile. I have people who contact us from across the world. "Just love your podcast with...fill in the name." And who knew! But I do know that our job is to help you see, feel and think in new ways. And that's what we do. We do that as a consultant. Our business is over 20 years old now. And that's how we help our clients see things through a fresh lens. My two books, On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights and Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business, are both at Amazon and waiting for you. And both have won awards. It's interesting, book writing. My third one's coming. And it should be out by the fall of 2023. I'm very excited about it. And then who knows what's next on my career path? Will I be mid-career? I don't think I've ever been at my peak. When am I going to retire? I've yet to figure out what that all means, other than life's a journey and let's enjoy the trip. Thanks Vicki. Thanks for talking today. Vicki Baker: Thanks, Andi. I appreciate it.

Behind The Mission
BTM93 - Frank Larkin - National Warrior Call Day

Behind The Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 32:30


About Today's GuestFrank Larkin is a national advocate for veteran suicide prevention and military traumatic brain injury research. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Feherty's Troops First Foundation and the National Warrior Call Day campaign. Frank is also aligned with several other non-profit organizations working to positively impact the health and survivability of our veterans and first responders. He recently served as the vice president for corporate development at SAP National Security Services. Frank was the 40th United States Senate Sergeant at Arms. As chief law enforcement and executive officer of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms enforces rules of the Senate; provides a range of technical and administrative services to Senators in their Washington D.C., and state offices; and maintains security in the Capitol and Senate office buildings. He had direct oversight of the US Capitol Police Department, a 2200-member agency, and led numerous national security events.Frank was a member of the federal Senior Executive Service for almost 15 years, serving as both the Acting Director and the Vice Director of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and Director of the Counter IED Operations-Intelligence Integration Center (COIC) within the Department of Defense. He led the integration of technical capabilities, information analysis and human resources against the global IED threat and terror networks. Frank served for more than two decades as a special agent and senior leader in the United States Secret Service (USSS). He conducted complex criminal investigations and protected four US presidents, until his retirement as the Deputy Assistant Director for Protective Research and the agency's Chief Technology Officer. In the private sector, Frank continued to support the defense and intelligence communities. He recently was the Vice President for Corporate Development at SAP National Security Services. In the past, he was the Director for Program Management & Leadership for the Raytheon Company and Senior Program Manager at Lockheed Martin's Defense & Intelligence Solutions. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Frank served as a special warfare operator in the Navy SEALs. After his military service, he was a uniformed patrol officer with the Norristown (PA) Police Department, a homicide detective with the Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney's Office, and a Maryland State Trooper-Flight Paramedic. He has been a nationally licensed paramedic for 40 years and still serves Maryland as a volunteer firefighter-paramedic for the City of Annapolis. Frank holds a BA degree in criminal justice and a MS degree in public administration from Villanova University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, to include the USSS Valor award, the Department of the Army's Exceptional Civilian Service award and the Superior Civilian Service award.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeNational Warrior Call Day CampaignNational Warrior Call Day ResolutionVeteran Crisis LinePsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Course Catalogue. In this course listing, you will find 19 different courses for those interested in learning more about how to make an impact with regards to suicide. Courses include information on grief and trauma, developing a crisis response plan, and the gatekeeper training S.A.V.E. You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/collections/suicide-prevention-intervention-and-postventionThis Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families.  You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com  

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New Books in History
Lowell Gustafson, "Religion, Space and Deep Time" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 68:00


The issue of how science and religion relate to one another has been a major controversy of our age. It helped fuel the rise of the New Atheist movement in the early 21st century for example. It has also been a major area of contention within the growing field known as "Big History" that seeks the scientific study of the history of the entire universe. How can Big History and religion truly relate to one another, are they inevitably hostile or perhaps do we need to rethink our established paradigms to truly grasp this subject? To discuss this and much more is Lowell Gustafson, editor of Science, Religion, and Deep Time (Routledge, 2022) alongside Barry H. Rodrigue and David Blanks. Lowell Gustafson is currently a member of the International Big History Association (IBHA) Board, IBHA Treasurer, Associate Editor of the Journal of Big History, and editor of Origins: The Bulletin of the IBHA. He earned his PhD in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1984 and has been on the Political Science faculty of Villanova University since 1986. Stephen Satkiewicz is independent scholar whose research areas are related to Civilizational Analysis, Big History, Historical Sociology, War studies, as well as Russian and East European history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Lowell Gustafson, "Religion, Space and Deep Time" (Routledge, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 68:00


The issue of how science and religion relate to one another has been a major controversy of our age. It helped fuel the rise of the New Atheist movement in the early 21st century for example. It has also been a major area of contention within the growing field known as "Big History" that seeks the scientific study of the history of the entire universe. How can Big History and religion truly relate to one another, are they inevitably hostile or perhaps do we need to rethink our established paradigms to truly grasp this subject? To discuss this and much more is Lowell Gustafson, editor of Science, Religion, and Deep Time (Routledge, 2022) alongside Barry H. Rodrigue and David Blanks. Lowell Gustafson is currently a member of the International Big History Association (IBHA) Board, IBHA Treasurer, Associate Editor of the Journal of Big History, and editor of Origins: The Bulletin of the IBHA. He earned his PhD in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1984 and has been on the Political Science faculty of Villanova University since 1986. Stephen Satkiewicz is independent scholar whose research areas are related to Civilizational Analysis, Big History, Historical Sociology, War studies, as well as Russian and East European history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Strength Game
#069 - Sean Doherty

The Strength Game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 70:58


Sean Doherty is an Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Villanova University where he oversees the training for the men's lacrosse, volleyball, men's and women's tennis programs. Prior to arriving at Villanova he spent a brief stint as an assistant coach at Loyola University Maryland, following serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Montana from 2016-2018. Doherty got his start interning at his alma mater, the University of Montana, and has also served as an intern at Mount St. Mary's University for the summer of 2015 as well as a high performance intern for USA Rugby in Chula Vista, CA in 2016. A former football player at the University Montana, Doherty continues to stay active in his spare time testing new programs and training throughout the demanding collegiate athletics year-round season. Samson Equipment Samson Equipment provides Professional Weight Room Solutions for all your S&C needs.Cerberus Strength Use Code: STRENGTH_GAME at Cerberus-Strength.com

Savage Wonder
Stephen Camelio

Savage Wonder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 77:40


Stephen Camelio is a screenwriter and son of a Vietnam veteran who died from complications due to Agent Orange. Stephen's first film is Mending the Line, the story of a Marine returning from Afghanistan who finds mental health through fly fishing. Previously, Stephen was a freelance writer and former editor at In Style magazine. His work has appeared in books and countless publications including ESPN The Magazine, Field & Stream, Entertainment Weekly and Men's Journal. Having been a long-time contributor of reviews to Publisher's Weekly, he's adapting books about the Vietnam War and the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone into TV/film projects. He's also developing a script about being a founding member of the Scorpions, the world's manliest book club. A graduate of Villanova University with masters degrees from NYU and Queens University in Belfast, he lives in Montana, where he fishes, hunts and plays princesses with his two young daughters.Follow Stephen here

Bigger Than Us
#208 Dan Spracklin, CEO and Founder of Somax

Bigger Than Us

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 42:09


As an efficiency expert, Dan has spent the past 20 years eliminating waste for Fortune 100 Companies in a variety of industries. In 2013, Dan turned his focus to organic waste for his new venture, seizing on an opportunity to repurpose the billions of tons of waste biomass generated annually. In collaboration with Villanova University, he developed and commercialized Hydrothermal Carbonization technology that became the cornerstone of SoMax's larger Resource Recovery Platform which transforms organic waste into advanced biofuels, carbon negative products, and fertilizers in a closed loop system. In 2021, SoMax's Resource Recovery Platform was recognized as a grand prize winner of the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Resource Recovery Challenge. https://somaxhtc.com/ https://nexuspmg.com/

The Franciska Show
How Halachik Innovation Works - with Chaim Saiman

The Franciska Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 46:36


Join the WA Group with this temporary link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LcHQQDGFxvA7y8EALUkaLU This Episode is a personal story about the struggle with addiction, finding Judaism and creating a new fulfilling life. Volunteer to share your personal story on the Franciska Show - email: franciskakay@gmail.com        About Our Guest: Chaim Saiman is a scholar of Jewish law, insurance law and private law and Chair in Jewish law Villanova University's Law School. He is also a fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at U. Penn. Chaim has been the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the U. Penn Law School's, a visiting fellow at Princeton University. Chaim serves as dayyan on the Beth Din of America, and as an expert witness in insurance law and Jewish law in federal court and has recently published Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law with Princeton University Press. Chaim learned for several years at Yeshivat Har-Etzion (Gush) and Kerem B'Yavneh. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, he was a law clerk on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and an associate with the firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York.   Buy the Book: Halackha - The Rabbinic idea of Law - https://www.amazon.in/Halakhah-Rabbinic-Library-Jewish-Ideas/dp/069115211X/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1667230985&refinements=p_27%3AChaim+N.+Saiman&s=books&sr=1-1 The Podcast DIY Launch Course: https://www.franciskakosman.com/courselaunch If you'd like to book a consult session with Franciska, click here:  https://checkout.square.site/merchant/5BECR8D49NYV3/checkout/FVSNPB7HVW36LOYAR3L7SJMU If you'd like to sponsor an episode, click here: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/5BECR8D49NYV3/checkout/6KYMG7OGFR4Y63C43RREZ5MV

New Books Network
Scholar Skills: Managing and Re-Envisioning the Academic Mid-Career

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 61:17


Ever felt uncertain about how to manage the academic mid-career stage? This episode explores: Why the mid-career stage is so important to mid-career faculty. Strategies for taking control of your mid-career advancement plans. Equity issues surrounding women, academic mothers, and faculty of color. The importance of the department chair for mid-career faculty. Being strategic about your mentoring needs in mid-career. Two critical considerations for mid-career faculty developing programs. Our guest is: Dr. Vicki L Baker, author of Managing Your Academic Career: A Guide to Re-Envision Mid-Career (Routledge). Vicki is the E. Maynard Aris Endowed Professor in Economics and Management at Albion College and serves as the Faculty Director of the Albion College Community Collaborative (AC3), Co-Chair of the Economics & Management Department, and instructor for Penn State University's World Campus. Prior to joining the academy as a faculty member, Vicki worked at Harvard Business School (Executive Education) and AK Steel Corporation. Vicki is the author of 90 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, invited works, and several books. Recognized as a “Top 100 Visionary” in Education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (20-21), Vicki is at the forefront of innovation and strategy in faculty and leadership development; her goal is to help faculty members and colleges and universities thrive. She earned her PhD (Higher Education) and MS (Management & Organization) from Penn State University, MBA from Clarion University and BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Vicki also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and is a certified professional in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management. Our host is: Dr. Dana M. Malone, co-producer and co-host of The Academic Life channel. Dana is energized by facilitating meaningful conversations and educational experiences for folks across the academy and beyond. Dana is the author of From Single to Serious: Relationships, Gender, and Sexuality on American Evangelical Campuses, (Rutgers UP). Listeners to this episode may also be interested in: New Directions in Higher Education volume, Bridging the Research-Practice Nexus: Resources, Tools, and Strategies to Navigate Mid-Career in the Academy. Edited by Vick L. Baker and Aimee LaPointe Terosky. The Evolving Faculty Affairs Landscape - a compilation of publications from Inside HigherEd focused on faculty (several focused at mid-career). This Academic Life channel conversation with Vicki Baker on navigating mid-career choices as a faculty member. This Academic Life channel conversation with Laura Gail Lunsford on how to create a mentor network. How to Chair a Department by Kevin Dettmar (Johns Hopkins). Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal by Rebecca Pope-Ruark (Johns Hopkins). Welcome to The Academic Life! You are smart and capable, but you aren't an island, and neither are we. We reach across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Here on the Academic Life channel, we embrace a broad definition of what it means to be an academic and to lead an academic life. We view education as a transformative human endeavor and are inspired by today's knowledge-producers working inside and outside the academy. Wish we'd bring on an expert about something? DMs us on Twitter: @AcademicLifeNBN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Mr. Mike Podcast: Wrong Answers Only
Interview with Dr. Dawn Marie Fichera

The Mr. Mike Podcast: Wrong Answers Only

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 45:46


Dr. Dawn Fichera is a Jane-of-all-trades. Presently, she is an innovative educator who brings her Design Thinking expertise to the classroom. She recently completed her doctoral studies at Wilmington University in Educational Leadership and Innovation. Prior to education, her graduate degree was from Villanova University, where she honed her ability to use the power of rhetoric and her theatrical background to persuade people to do what she wanted for the good of her clients. She has been a corporate media trainer, a crisis communicator, and a sultan-of-spin. In this iteration of her life, she is committed to developing 21st century global leaders of our secondary students who will positively and powerfully impact the world they live in. Dr. Fichera is a Project Invent Fellow. She is passionate about students, experiential learning, culturally responsive teaching, equity, and real-world problem-solving in a knowledge-based global world. She loves tech and science, but teaches ELA. She lives outside Philly with the love-of-her-life, her husband, Mark, a live-music venue owner, an everything-you-could-hope for son, Dustin, and a severely needy black lab, Riptide. Coffee is requisite to her humanity.

Religionless Church
Joshua Dubler and Vincent Lloyd: Why Prisons Should be Abolished

Religionless Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 56:31


This episode of A People's Theology is sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Receive a $1,000 scholarship when you apply and are admitted: unitedseminary.edu/apeoplestheology Mason chats with Joshua Dubler and Vincent Lloyd about their book, Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons. They chat about how religion has been used to create mass incarceration, how religion has been used to abolish prisons, and much more. Guest Bios: Joshua Dubler is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester. Vincent Lloyd is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. Get connected to Mason: masonmennenga.com Patreon: patreon.com/masonmennenga Twitter: @masonmennenga Facebook: facebook.com/mason.mennenga Instagram: masonmennenga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Life Is Blurry
Bismah Ahmed: Miss DC for America 2022

Life Is Blurry

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 33:01


In this episode, Shake & Emily are joined by Miss DC for America 2022, Bismah Ahmed. Tune in as Bismah shares her stories surrounding politics in DC, the comradery of the USA pageants, and what it's like to be the first South Asian, Muslim, and Pakistani woman to win the title of Miss DC for America 2022. Topics: Virginia's Housing Choice Voucher ProgramUSA Pageantry DC Politics Female EmpowermentShake's Mental Health JourneyMental Health Awareness Inspirational Discussion Surrounding Love  More on Bismah Ahmed: Bismah Ahmed made history by becoming the first South Asian, Muslim, and Pakistani woman to win the title of Miss DC for America 2022 and proceeded to win a Top 15 spot in the national competition on August 18. She is the Vice President of Government Affairs, VA for the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA). She comes from a decade-long background in politics within the region, serving as a registered lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly, executive agencies, and local governments in the Metropolitan Washington area. In her various roles throughout the years, she has developed strategies to reach a diverse range of communities, ensuring their inclusion on policy development. Her previous roles include working for former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe and former VA Attorney General, Mark Herring. Bismah received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University. For her influence, Bismah has been named a Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honoree. This title recognizes emerging leaders who go above and beyond to exhibit exceptional and impactful leadership within the region. She has also received the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Chairman Award. She is a Commissioner for Arlington County, Virginia where she focuses on housing legislation on the Tenant Landlord Commission. She is a huge promoter of female empowerment and giving back to her community, particularly by raising awareness about significant global issues, such as the current refugee crisis facing Afghans and Ukrainians. Bismah hopes to inspire other women to venture out and reach for the stars, as “well behaved women seldom make history.CONNECT WITH BISMAH AHMED!Instagram: @bismahahmedLinks: Connect with Emily and Shake! LIB Instagram: @lifeisblurrypod Emily Instagram: @emw13 Shake Instagram: @thepuppydoc

SPARK the Podcast
70. Grace Space Christian Coaching with Alexandra Kaval

SPARK the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 31:51


Today we are so excited to have Alexandra Kaval of Grace Space Christian Coaching on SPARK the Podcast! Alexandra is a professional certified master life coach for purpose driven women who are feeling scattered & overwhelmed and want to live a more prioritized, intentional, and Christ centered life. She personally knows what it feels like for life to look great on the outside and to have all the boxes checked, but still not feel fulfilled and like something is missing on the inside. After lots of deep transformation and courageously leaving her corporate job to pursue her side hustle full time, she loves empowering her clients to take bold leaps of their very own. Her mission (and joy!) is to help you go further faster by living life focusing on what matters most. Alexandra is a mama to two sweet girls (almost two and almost six months!). She knows what it's like to have a LOT on your hands and needing to use your time, energy, and resources that you do have well, so that you feel fulfilled instead of defeated at the end of the day. In addition to multiple coaching certifications, Alexandra also holds a Masters in HR Development and Bachelors in Psychology (both from Villanova University) as well ten years of experience in HR leadership & talent development. Alexandra is PC certified by the International Coaching Federation. Thank you again for sharing Alexandra! Connect with Alexandra: Website- https://www.gracespacechristiancoaching.com Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/gracespacechristiancoaching Connect with the Hosts: Jenna Shotmeyer- https://www.instagram.com/jennashots Mekina Saylor- https://www.instagram.com/mekinasaylor Amy Rizzuto- https://www.instagram.com/amyrizzutophotography Learn more about NJ SPARK at www.njspark.co or follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/njsparkco.

Legal Nurse Podcast
516 How to Rebuild Your LNC Business – Lisa Wade

Legal Nurse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 42:16


Many people prefer LinkedIn to other social media platforms. Lisa Wade, a legal nurse consultant, has found a unique way to make LinkedIn work for her. When the pandemic dried up her LNC business, she got active in relevant groups on LinkedIn and enjoyed her involvement but found it not conducive to developing relationships. Switching gears, she formed her own group, the Attorney Medical Record Resource Group. Beginning by answering medical questions, she moved on to programming, interviewing members of the group on a weekly basis. Lisa provides a detailed outline of how all this developed and specific details of how she interviews, records, and continues to search for new attorneys to join the group. After missing out on two opportunities to refer expert witnesses, she formed Expert Witness Entrepreneurs. Here, among other activities, expert witnesses provide referrals for each other and network. Lisa varies the format for both groups because it adds interest and sometimes technical crises cause her to find a creative way to overcome them. If you are already using LinkedIn, you'll be fascinated by Lisa's approach. If you don't yet participate, you'll be inspired to do so. Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to learn How to Rebuild Your LNC Business - Lisa Wade How can you be proactive on LinkedIn? What are the benefits of starting your own group on LinkedIn? How can you design an entertaining podcast series for LinkedIn? What are the advantages of Streamyard over Zoom? Why are adaptability and flexibility crucial in live programming? Listen to our podcasts or watch them using our app, Expert.edu, available at legalnursebusiness.com/expertedu. https://youtu.be/ogJWmHt-zaE Join us for our 6th Virtual Conference LNC Success is a Livecast Virtual Conference 3-day event designed for legal nurse consultants just like you! It takes place October 27, 28, and 29, 2022. Pat Iyer and Barbara Levin put together THE first Legal Nurse Consulting Virtual Conference in July 2020. They are back with their 6th all-new conference based on what attendees said they'd find most valuable. This new implementation and networking event is designed for LNCs at any stage in their career. Build your expertise, attract higher-paying attorney clients, and take your business to the next level. After the LNC Success Virtual Conference, you will leave with clarity, confidence, and an effective step-by-step action plan that you can immediately implement in your business. Your Presenter of How to Rebuild Your LNC Business - Lisa Wade Lisa Wade is the owner of Wade Nurse Consultants where she reviews medical records for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorneys to locate hidden facts that help them win cases. Lisa attended Villanova University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in nursing. Lisa's career has included direct patient care and administrative experience in varied healthcare settings such as Physical Rehabilitation, Med-Surg and Oncology with a concentration in Home Health, Case Management, Geriatric and Long-Term Care. During the pandemic shutdown, Lisa has created 2 Private LinkedIn groups: the ‘Expert Witness Entrepreneurs' consisting of more than 170 members and the ‘Attorney Medical Record Resource Group' which have grown to over 400 members. Lisa also hosts a podcast called ‘Should you take that case?' where she interviews an attorney from her private attorneys' group each week. Connect with Lisa https://www.wadenurseconsultants.com/ LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisawadelnc/Attorney Medical Record Resource Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12400262/Expert Witness Entrepreneurs https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14096249/Wade Nurse Consultants FB Business Page https://www.facebook.com/wadenurseconsultantsYou Tube Channel lisawadelnc https://www.youtube.

Women Veterans ROCK On The Hill - The Podcast!
Generation Z Is Engineering Change | Guest: Dallianny Perez' Lantigua

Women Veterans ROCK On The Hill - The Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 32:00


Women Veterans ROCK On The Hill - The Podcast! is the Award-Winning Podcast for Today's Women Veterans, Military Millennials, JROTC Cadets and Military Families Too! Its Host New People, New Policies & Prose for Today's Women On The Move - And We Have Something To Say! Today's special guest is Dallianny Perez' Lantigua. She is a Civic Engineer Major at the prestigious Villanova University and the proud Chair of Women Veterans ROCK! "Generation Z Delegation." She is also a Former JROTC Cadet Commander at the Swenson Arts & Technology School of Pennsylvania. Dallianny Perez' Lantigua is a rising-star in The Women Veterans ROCK Community and the nation's Generation Z Delegation At-Large. Subscribe Today! Join The Women Veterans ROCK Podcast Posse and Meet Today's Amazing Women Leaders. ABOUT THE HOST Deborah Harmon-Pugh is a recognized authority on Women's Leadership in America. She has dedicated the past two decades to assisting women advance into positions of influence by leveraging their expertise and leadership strengths. She is the creator of proven and powerful leadership development programs that guide women to becoming leaders in Civic Leadership, Business Leadership, and Nonprofit Leadership. Professor Deborah Harmon-Pugh is the National Campaign Chair of Women Veterans ROCK; The Women Veterans Civic Leadership Institute; and The Women Veterans Public Policy Delegation To Capitol Hill. She teaches in the Graduate School of Studies at Chestnut Hill College. Professor Deborah Harmon-Pugh is a retired Military Spouse of 27 years. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Comcast NBCUniversal - We thank Comcast NBCUniversal for their support of Women Veterans, Military Families, and America's entire Military Community. For more information on how Comcast NBCUniversal is supporting the military community, visit the link below. www.corporate.comcast.com/values/military VISIT US & SUBSCRIBE TODAY Our Website Is: WomenVetsRock.org FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: @WomenVeteransRock Twitter: @WomenVetsRock LinkedIn: @WomenVeteransRock Instagram: @WomenVetsRock YouTube: @WomenVetsRock

Behind The Mission
BTM89 - Kelly Finn Störmer - Combined Arms Institute

Behind The Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 25:33


About Today's GuestKelly Finn Störmer is the Executive Director of Combined Arms Institute which elevates the military & veteran-serving ecosystem of support through professional development, collaboration and research. Combined Arms ensures that no veteran or military family member falls through the cracks by streamlining the connection for servicemembers, veterans and their families to services in the communities where they live. Combined Arms powers the Texas Veterans Network and is expanding to states across the nation through partnership.She holds a BA from Villanova University and an MBA from The George Washington University. Kelly served as Surface Warfare Officer and received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. She had two sea assignments in San Diego and served as the White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy, and as a White House Social Aide during the Bush Administration. After active duty service, Kelly worked as a consultant for McKinney Rogers building high performance cultures in Fortune 500 organizations. Kelly is a 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently retired military spouse and a mom to three boys.She has been working in the veteran nonprofit sector for over 10 years to streamline the answer to the question "Where do I go for help?" for veterans and military families.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeCombined Arms Web SiteThe Combined Arms InstituteCreate a Combined Arms ProfileBecome a Member OrganizationPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Making Connections and Networking. Regardless of your military background or previous work experience, PsychArmor's course, “Making Connections and Networking,” helps service members, Veterans, and their families learn how to network in their new communities.   You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/Making-Connections-and-NetworkingThis Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families.  You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com  

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Welcome to Florida
Episode 121: Mangroves

Welcome to Florida

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 33:03


A vote for Ron DeSantis is a vote for more Hurricane Ian's. Craig explains. This episode's guest is Samantha Chapman, a professor of biology at Villanova University and a researcher of mangroves around the world, but particularly in Florida. Craig relied on her expertise in a previous story he wrote about how climate change is increasingly allowing mangroves to migrate into areas they haven't traditionally been seen."Welcome to Florida" is presented by Windstorm Products. Hurricane Ian has come and gone, but if you put off your hurricane preparedness, windstormproducts.com is still there for you as the world's largest retailer of hurricane hardware to secure your home or business from hurricane wind damage. You can also purchase the amazing and convenient Quick Dam water activated flood barriers from the. This product will save you hours of dirty, sweaty, backbreaking work filling sandbags to secure your home from hurricane flooding, and it's also a great solution to water intrusion from storms if you're in low lying areas and constantly worried about water getting into your basement or garage. 

The Forum
How the paparazzi transformed photojournalism

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 39:33


They are the bane of every celebrity's life: that pack of press photographers who stake out the homes, hotels and other haunts of the rich and famous in the hope of bagging a revealing and lucrative image to sell to newspapers and magazines around the world. Known as paparazzi, these photo journalists stop at nothing to catch their prey – climbing trees, hiding in cars and chasing after their quarry on motor scooters at high speed. But where does the term ‘paparazzi' come from? When did these celebrity snappers first appear? And why were the most famous of them almost all Italian to start with? To seek out the origins of the paparazzi, the Forum takes you back to the glitzy world of film stars in 1950s Rome. Bridget Kendall is joined by Antonella Pelizzari, professor of the history of photography at Hunter College in New York and author of many books on Italian photography; the film critic Shawn Levy whose books include Dolce Vita Confidential about film and photography in 1950s Rome; and cultural historian and photographer Giuliana Minghelli whose books, including Stillness in Motion, look at the interaction between Italian film, photography and the wider arts world. With a contribution from cultural historian Luca Cottini from Villanova University. The readers are Giovanni Noto and David McGuire. (Photo: Paparazzi in Rome, 1963. Credit: Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Beyond The Meter
Getting the Green Light for Energy Projects with Mark Adams, Mike York, and Wayne Johnson, Ep #18

Beyond The Meter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 43:53


In this episode of Beyond the Meter, host John Failla is joined by three Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions team members. Mark Adams is the Business Development Manager, Mike York is the Strategic Account Manager, and Wayne Johnson is the Key Segment Manager for Education. These experienced executives walk through practical steps toward gaining approval for resiliency projects. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Understanding the project [02:21] Making the business case for a project [05:59] The “Money Authority Need” concept [10:14] Barriers to communication [15:21] The DISC profile [20:34] Building consensus [24:03] Risk-adjusted cost [30:22] Before the C-suite meeting [39:58] Making the business case Achieving internal buy-in for energy managers is a common challenge. Many projects miss the mark on this critical first step in making the business case for a project. Fully understanding the project, need, and goal will lead to precisely what's necessary for a project to achieve that goal. Starting with the end in mind and understanding the process will direct how the project is communicated. Everyone has different communication styles, so choosing the right person to present varies by initiative. Typically, engineers can speak to engineers and do a reasonably good job communicating with finance. Still, many engineers would find it a challenge to translate an initiative into business results and talk to executives. The presentation must be succinct, with further data ready for when there are deeper questions. The goal is to give people the information they need to make a reasonable decision and not drown them in detail and minutiae. With data, details can become muddled in the impact, degrading the target outcome's importance. Begin with consensus The default starting point for many projects has been receiving approval from finance. However, finance tends to wait to follow after the authority has expressed initial interest. At that time, a higher priority is placed on the project, and the project will receive more support. The entry point has to be with the individual with the need. Finance tends to look for a simple payback or some framework that may not apply well regarding the replacement of assets. The presenter will need to present the initiative in such a way as to anticipate and overcome objections. Finance finds comfort in consensus. If approached with a project that already has people from various departments working together to push it forward, finance is much more likely to join. Finance will need cost comparisons, asset lift management expectations, and expenses. Anticipating these questions means knowing the people in finance and how they communicate. Consider the wider audience When proposing a project to your business, the decision-makers are the primary audience. Often overlooked are the people who don't have the authority to approve a project yet affect how the project proposal is received. Considering these different perspectives and bringing them on board is crucial in making the business case for a project. Success is unlikely if a solution doesn't receive support from the engineering, facilities, and finance departments. This concept applies in other industries as well. In education, the sustainability officer doesn't typically have much money to spend or authority to leverage but is influential in the process. Being attuned to the broader audience will help gain the project's approval and its overall success. Resources & People Mentioned Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions com Connect With Our Guests Mark Adams - Business Development Manager Mark's experience with Duke Energy and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions through his multiple roles has given him the opportunity to meet, listen and understand, through countless customer meetings across a wide spectrum of industries, the challenges and the ever-changing world they live and compete in daily. Through these meetings, he has learned that everyone has their own unique issues and challenges. His learned business development skills have given him the opportunity to work with diverse industries on many innovative projects. Mark is married to Samona for 35 years and has a 31-year-old married son named Landon.  Mark is an avid golfer and loves working in his yard. Follow Mark Adams on LinkedIn Mike York - Strategic Account Manager Michael York has spent the majority of the past thirty years as an executive responsible for running operations with revenues between $275-$700M annually. During this period, he has managed capital budgets, and engineering staff and has successfully launched numerous service offerings. In addition to these responsibilities he has spoken at events such as Gartner Group conferences, North Carolina State University Executive Roundtable, Minority Economic Forum events and served on the Minority Competitiveness council under the US Department of commerce. He has authored the book Reset, numerous white papers and worked with the VA, Minority Entrepreneurial Council and Raleigh Rescue Mission. Mike is a graduate of the Strategic Leadership Institute at Villanova University, Adizas Institute and Murray State University. Currently, he works for Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions in the area of sales enablement to facilitate complex deals and build compelling business cases for business developers and customers. Follow Mike York on LinkedIn Wayne Johnson - Key Segment Manager for Education Wayne Johnson is key segment manager for the education segment at Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions and has a wealth of experience in energy innovation and solution finance. He also spent years as a facilities manager and energy executive in higher education. Wayne's out-of-the-box thinking helps him meet the challenges of energy infrastructure and asset management in education. Wayne designs energy solutions to help meet the needs of all project stakeholders, including facilities leaders, CFOs, presidents, heads of schools, faculty, staff, students and local communities. He uses his unique experience to help schools become more energy efficient, sustainable and viable for the future. Wayne has been invited to speak at conferences and universities across the country about finance innovation for campus energy and sustainability projects. He also works closely with Duke Energy's Emerging Technology organization to bring behind-the-meter innovation to campuses. Most recently, Wayne has been exploring the role of alternative fuels on campus via pilot project funding. Wayne enjoys international travel, time on the lake and hiking with his family. Wayne has worked as a licensed electrical and general contractor and is an alumnus of Mars Hill University and The University of South Carolina. His master's degree is in education administration. Follow Wayne Johnson on LinkedIn Connect With Smart Energy Decisions https://www.smartenergydecisions.com/ Follow them on Facebook Follow them on Twitter Follow them on LinkedIn Subscribe to Beyond The Meter onApple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

Catholic Women Preach
Vision and Truth with Barbara W. Eckert

Catholic Women Preach

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 8:00


Preaching for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Barbara W. Eckert offers a reflection on "vision" and truth: "The stories we read, places we walk, images we ponder, shape our vision of others' lives. People do write the vision down, clearly. For us to “read the vision, readily” there are faulty histories, old misconceptions, one-sided points of view in our way. These are the “non-essential” and “potentially lethal” items for us to discard. " Barbara W. Eckert is a leadership consultant for the Catholic Church and has worked in over 60 dioceses in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. Eckert is a consultant for Catholic Leadership Institute, Villanova University's Center for Church Management, and the Saint John Vianney Center. She is a board member of the Missionaries of the Poor and part of the team for Shirts Across America's workshops on human and civil rights. She holds a master's degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University and is a proud “Zag” alumna of Gonzaga University. In Tacoma, Washington, she shares life, faith and learning with her husband Bill, loves to travel, create perennial gardens and be with her two sisters. Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/10022022 to learn more about Barbara, to read her preaching text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
'Serial' started the trend of true crime. Was that good or bad?

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 30:10


'Serial' is arguably the original true crime podcast. It recently came back into the news when Adnan Syed, the man convicted of murdering of Hae Min Lee in the podcast's first season, was released from prison with his conviction overturned. If this podcast really helped correct a wrongful conviction, then it made a major positive impact. But a lot of true crime stories don't have such a great outcome. Sometimes, they end up drawing attention to the wrong places. Dr. Bess Rowan teaches a Gender, Performance, and True Crime class at Villanova University. She helps us examine the impact 'Serial' had, who benefits and who suffers from resurfacing these tragic stories, and whether or not the true crime trend can last. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

New Creation Conversations
New Creation Conversations Episode 076 - Dr. James K.A. Smith on How to Inhabit Time and His Journey as a Christian Philosopher

New Creation Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 62:38


Welcome to episode seventy-six of New Creation Conversations. My guest today is the incredibly gifted writer and Christian philosopher, Dr. James K.A. Smith. I have really been looking forward to having this conversation for a while. Jamie and I became friends about twenty-five years ago when he was a young professor at Loyola-Marymount University, and I was early in my teaching career at Southern Nazarene University. We both got accepted into a summer study program at Calvin College to study “eschatology and hope” with Dr. Miroslav Volf. It was a very enriching summer intellectually and spiritually. However, part of the benefit of the program was that Calvin invited us to bring our families with us for the six weeks we were there. It just happened that Jamie and his wife Deanna, and Deb and I both had four kids all around the same age and so we got to hang out as families.The group that summer had several very gifted and bright people in it, but it didn't take long for us to figure out that Jamie was gifted in unique ways. Eventually Calvin invited him to join their very prestigious philosophy faculty – a faculty that in the past has included names like Richard Mouw, Alvin Plantinga, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Jamie now is Professor of Philosophy and the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. In these last two decades Jamie has written some of the most widely read and greatly influential books of this generation. We will talk about several of them in our conversation, but some of the best known are Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?; How (Not) to Be Secular (CT winner); the award-winning Desiring the Kingdom (CT winner); You are What You Love, and more recently On the Road with St. Augustine (CT winner). He's also written for the Wall Street Journal, the nY Times, The Washington Post, USA Today… well, you get the point.Jamie has an amazing story of both coming to faith in Christ and becoming a scholar – which he I got him to tell pieces of in our conversation. He's a graduate of the University of Waterloo. Did his Master's in Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies, and earned his PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University. A lot of our conversation centers on his brand-new book, How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now (Brazos Press). It is exactly what you would expect from Jamie, a rich, thoughtful, well-written, and transformational textJamie makes a very short list of four or five people who have shaped my own journey and my thinking the most, it's fun that I also get to call him a friend. Thanks for listening in to this New Creation Conversation. Here's my conversation with Dr. James K.A. Smith.

From The Green Notebook
Anthony Zinni- A Life of Leadership

From The Green Notebook

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 66:04 Very Popular


Retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni joins the show to share the lessons he learned from over four decades of public service. He provides leadership insights and stories that range from his experiences in the jungles of Vietnam to the headquarters of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and years of working in the private sector. Anthony Zinni is a retired Marine Corps 4-star General. He joined the Marine Corps' Platoon Leader Class program in 1961 and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant in 1965 upon graduation from Villanova University. He held numerous command and staff assignments that included platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Marine Expeditionary Force command. His staff assignments included service in operations, training, special operations, counter-terrorism, and manpower billets. He has been a tactics and operations instructor at several Marine Corps schools and was selected as a fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. General Zinni's joint assignments included command of a joint task force and a unified command. He has also had several joint and combined staff billets at task force and unified command levels.His military service has taken him to over 70 countries and includes deployments to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Western Pacific, Northern Europe, and Korea. He has also served tours of duty in Okinawa and Germany. His operational experiences included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded; emergency relief and security operations in the Philippines; Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey and northern Iraq; Operation Provide Hope in the former Soviet Union; Operations Restore Hope, Continue Hope, and United Shield in Somalia; Operations Resolute Response and Noble Response in Kenya; Operations Desert Thunder, Desert Fox, Desert Viper, Desert Spring, Southern Watch, and Maritime Intercept Operations in Iraq and the Persian Gulf; and Operation Infinite Reach against terrorist targets in the Central Region. He was involved in the planning and execution of Operation Proven Force and Operation Patriot Defender during the Gulf War and noncombatant evacuation operations in Liberia, Zaire, Sierra Leone, and Eritrea.He has attended numerous military schools and courses including the Army Special Warfare School, the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College.General Zinni has held academic positions that include the Stanley Chair in Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute; the Nimitz Chair at the University of California-Berkeley; the Hofheimer Chair at the Joint Forces Staff College; the Weissberg Chair at Beloit College; the Harriman Professor of Government Chair and membership on the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary; membership on the board of Villanova University's Center for Responsible Leadership and Governance; and selection as a Carter O. Lowance Fellow in Law and Public Policy at the William and Mary Law School. He has also lectured at numerous colleges and universities in the US and abroad.General Zinni retired from the military in 2000 after commanding the US Central Command.

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
Can recent legislative achievements help Democrats hold onto power?

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 30:33


President Biden and Democrats in Congress have had some major legislative wins lately. The Inflation Reduction Act, the infrastructure bill, gun control legislation, and the American Rescue Plan -- they add up to more legislative wins than most presidents see in their first two years. But is it enough to keep Democrats in power in the midterm elections? We talk with Dr. David Barrett, Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, about these legislative achievements, how they compare to past presidencies, how they've affected public opinion of Biden, and whether or not they've done anything to renew people's faith in government overall. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle
Surviving and Thriving Through an Economic Downturn with Tom Park (139)

Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 51:20


Our guest on this episode took the consumer electronics brand, Belkin, from $400 million to one billion dollars in annual revenue in only four years. As the president of Kenmore Craftsman Diehard for Sears Holding he transformed these iconic American brands by launching Kenmore and Diehard exclusively on Amazon with Kenmore becoming the first major appliance to be sold on Amazon. He is the former president of the Disney Stores Worldwide…and so much more! As someone who has seen just a few economic cycles while running major brands, I could not think of a better guide for us all than my friend, Tom Park, who offers specific and sage advice, especially for middle and lower middle market companies, as we continue to move towards increasingly uncertain times.  We also talk about consumer product trends, managing expenses, focusing on the customer experience, building infrastructure to get ahead of the curve, employee retention, creating a culture of accountability to achieve budget, the importance of market share analysis, leading well and so much more. You're going to want to listen to this episode twice as Tom shares so many nuggets from his vast experience, all of which he continues to use today as Managing Director of Portage Point, where they offer interim management, performance improvement and board services to stakeholders in periods of distress, underperformance and transition.  About Tom Park Tom Park joined Portage Point in December 2020 and currently serves as a Managing Director offering interim management, performance improvement and board services to stakeholders in periods of distress, underperformance and transition. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Howard's, a large independent appliance and consumer electronics retailer Prior to joining Portage Point, Tom was CEO of Incipio, a consumer products company, until he left in 2019. Tom served as President of the Kenmore Craftsman Diehard for Sears Holdings. Tom was hired in 2015 to transform these iconic American brands to maximize their value by externalizing the brands after nearly 100 years of being exclusively sold at Sears. Under Tom's leadership, the Kenmore and Diehard brands were launched exclusively on Amazon. Kenmore is the first major appliance brand to be sold on Amazon and included delivery and installation services performed by Sears. Tom was instrumental in negotiating the sale of The Craftsman Brand in 2017 to Stanley Black & Decker for $900m Prior to joining Sears, Tom held several executive positions at Belkin International, a global leader in mobile accessories, wireless networking products and IOT smart products. Positions within Belkin included President Linksys Networking Division, President of the Americas, Chief Operating Officer and CFO. During his tenure of a dozen years, Belkin saw significant growth, more than doubling the business to $1B. Prior to Belkin, Tom spent a decade with the Walt Disney Company where he was President of the Disney Stores Worldwide. In addition, he held executive positions with Disney Consumer Products. Tom was Controller for the $3B consumer products business and Controller for Walt Disney Imagineering, the design and development group for Disney theme parks Tom graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Accounting in 1979 and began his career with Unisys holding several positions in finance and accounting for over 12 years. Tom serves on several advisory boards, including the Villanova School of Business. Tom lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Lisa Adubato Park, and is the proud father of four children and one granddaughter. Connect with Tom Park LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-park-545717b/ Website: https://portagepointpartners.com/team/tom-park/ Email: Tpark@pppllc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

AllBetter
"Stigma" with PA State Representive Bridget Kosierowski

AllBetter

Play Episode Play 34 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 60:00 Transcription Available


State Representative Bridget M. Kosierowski was elected to serve the people of the 114th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives following a special election in March 2019, becoming the first woman to represent Lackawanna County in the General Assembly in more than 50 years.Kosierowski has spent her professional life in the health care sector working as a registered nurse. For more than 25 years, she helped patients live long and healthy lives, while also witnessing families struggle to afford quality health care. As a mother who has raised a survivor of a devastating leukemia diagnosis, she knows firsthand the hardship that too many families face. Through these experiences, she understands the impact compassionate leadership can have.As state representative, Kosierowski's legislative priorities include preserving and enhancing health care services for all. She will work to preserve the state's Children Health Insurance Program, expand Medicaid access and protect those with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance premiums. She also plans to take steps to address the burden of school property taxes, as well as support efforts to impose a tax on natural-gas extractions and to close legal loopholes that allow multi-state corporations to pay lower income taxes.Kosierowski is committed to focusing on the needs of her constituents through assistance provided by her office and through community outreach. She will work with members of both parties to find common ground that benefits the local area and communities across Pennsylvania.Kosierowski is honored to serve the residents in the 114th District. She is guided by a deep desire to improve the lives of every man and woman to make communities a better place to live, to work and to raise a family.Kosierowski is a lifelong Pennsylvanian, and graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and Villanova University. She resides with her husband Joe and their four children in Waverly Township, raising her family in the same neighborhood where she and her 5 siblings were raised.To access any Healthcare Access Concerns & Recovery needs you can contact Her office below, https://www.pahouse.com/Kosierowski/Support the show