Leading Conversations

Cheryl Esposito


Dialogue is the single most powerful leadership tool we have to make a difference in the world. “Leading Conversations” with host Cheryl Esposito creates a place for that dialogue. Tune in to the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday as Cheryl host’s new conversations among leaders from around the world in business, government, art, economics, and social change. We’ll explore big ideas and everyday actions, and learn how their own leadership has led them to discover a newfound sense of possibility in the world. “Leading Conversations” with Cheryl Esposito - bringing big thinkers together in conversations that make a difference – right here on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday morning at 10 AM Pacific Time.

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The Future is Yours-- to Make! Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Bob Johansen, former President & CEO of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), Distinguished Fellow for IFTF, & is an award-winning author. His most recent is Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. Today’s businesses & organizations are operating in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, & ambiguity according to Bob Johansen. To be successful in the future, leaders will need an emerging set of skills uniquely suited to dealing with challenges of the times we are in. He sees these times as the most frightening and as the most hopeful. Bob believes that connectivity is the key, & we are not fully realizing the benefits of that. “Powerful leaders will see connections in the larger systems of which they are a part, embrace shared assets & opportunities, & cut through the chaos…in this decade, leaders will not just see the future—they will make the future!” Join Cheryl Esposito & Bob Johansen as they reveal the leadership keys to the future!

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Sep 29
Powerful Gatherings: It’s The Art of Convening

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Craig and Patricia Neal co-founders of The Heartland Circle and co-authors of The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations. Heartland Circle was born from Craig’s early “awakening to a greater purpose” at the 1963 March on Washington, and from Patricia’s vision for creating a global community of new leaders. Craig & Patricia are committed to bringing authentic engagement to meetings, gatherings, & conversations. This is an essential leadership skill that improves outcomes, & brings connection & positive transformation to companies, organizations, clubs, communities, families, & friendships. The Art of Convening is a practice for holding authentic meetings. You will learn ways of preparing yourself for a gathering & why that matters. You will understand how to set the stage for powerful interactions in gatherings, & how to observe & shepherd the interactions of participants with each other. Join Cheryl Esposito, Craig & Patricia Neal to learn the Art of Convening!

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Sep 22
The Abundant Life: It's not About the Money...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lisa Nichols, best-selling author, speaker, humanitarian, & corporate CEO whose global platform Motivating the Masses, Inc, has reached & served nearly 30 million people. Twenty years of determination & courage, pushing through multiple struggles to transform herself & help others do the same, have led her to this moment. Lisa Nichols is one of only two African-American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, Inc., public. Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today, is her personal journey from scarcity to abundance. Lisa says abundance is a mindset & a practice that can transform relationships, self, career, and finances. Abundance Now outlines a practical blueprint for personal success. She reminds us that “the role of money is to afford you the best memories possible.” Would it be o.k. with you if life became more memorable with abundance now? Join Cheryl Esposito & Lisa Nichols traveling the path to Abundance Now!

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Sep 15
The Leadership Move

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, founder of Strozzi work & Strozzi Institute, & author of The Art of Somatic Coaching. Richard says the ‘self’ is the leader’s primary source of power & effectiveness. The success or failure of leaders is more than a game of expertise & strategy. “It has become abundantly clear to me that we do not transform ourselves and our thinking through good ideas or hope. To make sustainable shifts in our behavior and way of thinking, we have to embody new schemas.” Somatic Coaching was developed as a way to cultivate the self through the body. In somatics, the body is not just a physiological entity but is the center of our lived experience in the world. It is a way to move toward mastery in our lives, our leadership, and achieving our highest potential. Join Cheryl Esposito and Richard Strozzi Heckler to explore leadership moves that matter.

Sep 08
The Heart of Healing and the Power of the Human Spirit

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Christine Hibbard, humanitarian, & recipient of the United Nations Association Human Rights Award. Christine has worked with refugees & survivors in Kosovo, the Middle East & Uganda, helping to heal wounds left by war, genocide & illness. A clinical psychotherapist, university professor & ordained interfaith minister, she has spent a lifetime exploring the relationship of science & spirituality. She is a leading edge teacher of mind-body-spirit health & human consciousness, & inspiration to many. Her book THE HEART OF HEALING From Trauma to Health and Harmony, reveals deeply emotional stories of her world travels to help survivors of war. Christine found she was the one inspired by those she was there to help, the true nature of healing, the bravery it takes to forgive one’s enemies, & the transformational power of the human spirit. Join Cheryl Esposito & Dr. Christine Hibbard on a journey to The Heart of Healing: The Power of the Human Spirit.

Sep 01
What would Leo say? Get Your Genius On!

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Michael J. Gelb, the leading authority in the fields of creative thinking and accelerated learning. He has authored 12 books on creativity and innovation, including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. What is genius? Michael Gelb says you don’t have to be born a genius; you just have to learn to think like one. Having studied some of the world’s greatest minds, including Plato, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein, he found traits and behaviors common across the lot. Michael challenges us to choose our path to a happy and fulfilled life. Are you curious? Good. You are on your way! Join Cheryl Esposito and Michael J. Gelb to get your genius on!

Aug 25
The Legacy of Generations: A Food Revolution

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Ocean Robbins co-founder & CEO of Food Revolution Network & co-author Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body & Your World with Food! It was ice cream that led to a healthy food revolution. What? Meet Ocean Robbins: grandson of the founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream company; son of a social activist; he completed his first marathon at age 10, opened a door-to-door natural foods bakery at 11, founded Youth for Environmental Sanity at 16. Ocean is husband, father, speaker, movement builder, & CEO of Food Revolution Network and co-author “Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body & Your World with Food!” Eat more vegetables; you’ll be healthier…right? Maybe. Not all vegetables are created equally. Big agribusiness is hijacking our food sources with GMO’s, in the name of feeding the planet, improving produce shelf life or making crops disease resistant. Can we afford to be complacent? Join Cheryl Esposito & Ocean Robbins for this episode!

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Aug 18
Smart Trust: Leaders Go First

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Stephen M. R. Covey & Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, & Joy in a Low-Trust World.   The first job of a leader is to inspire trust, and the second is to extend it. So say Covey & Link. In Smart Trust, they tell us that a powerful, global renaissance of trust has begun. Sparked by recent world events, business ethics, and transparency enabled by the internet, this call for a renaissance of high trust leadership is reverberating around the globe.   Smart Trust is judgment. It’s a competency and a process that enables us to operate with high trust in a low-trust world. It minimizes risk & maximizes possibilities. It optimizes two key factors: (1) a propensity to trust and (2) analysis. Simply put, Smart Trust is how to trust in a low-trust world.  Join Cheryl Esposito & Stephen M.R. Covey & Greg Link to learn what you can do now to build Smart Trust!

Aug 11
The Children of Paradise

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Luh Ketut Suryani, M.D., Ph.D. a renowned Balinese healer, highly acclaimed western-trained psychiatrist and a leader in bridging indigenous Balinese knowledge and values with the western world. Founder of Suryani Institute for Mental Health, much of her work focuses on the challenges of the children of Bali. Dr. Suryani has authored numerous books on Balinese culture and spiritual practices, hosts her own television show on women’s issues, offers weekly community meditation gatherings, and speaks about cultural issues impacting her beloved Bali. Join us as Dr. Suryani shares her insight into the growing problem the youth of Bali face as they try to blend the world of you-tube and MTV with life in paradise.

Aug 04
If You Want to Change the World, Tell A Better Story!

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Gail Larsen, author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell A Better Story. Gail is founder of Real Speaking, designed to support people in shaping the story of their life experience and self-expression to become powerful platform speakers. We all have a story. How we tell it matters. Gail says: “I have learned there is no art in speaking without heart, and heart is present only in what is real. It is the gift of authenticity - yours and mine - that affirms my trust in life's journey and our collective capacity to create the world to which we want to belong.” Is it time for your voice to be heard? Join the conversation to learn how to bring heart and meaning to your story!

Jul 28
Brand: Real.

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Vazken Kalayjian, award-winning global branding expert, design strategist, artist, & author; Co-Founder & Global Head of Design & Branding of Learning Learning Architects, LLC; and founding member of Tribe Global Network. Are your values aligned with your business? A childhood lesson from his father is the cornerstone of Vazken’s work in branding: you are your values & they are in everything you do. His book Brand Real - The Startup Entrepreneurs? Guide to Effective Branding & Building Values-Based Organizations, is a startup’s success blueprint. He is passionate in helping clients turn their ideas and visions into the products, services, and projects that will transform communities, society and the world we live in. Defining what matters to them, he infuses it into the brand. Born in Syria to Armenian immigrants, Vazken experiences life as a learning journey. Believing in endless possibility - it's his way of being. Vazken’s clients are Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, not-for-profits, & governments. His transformational work shows up as corporate identity, place & country branding systems, product portfolio, integrated multi-media marketing campaigns & new product launches. Do your values align with your life & your business? Join Cheryl Esposito & Vazken Kalayjian for inspiration of endless possibility!

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Jul 21
The Courage to Stand

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Philo Ikonya of Kenya, a human rights activist, social change motivator, ardent poet, writer and lecturer. Philo holds postgraduate degrees in the Arts and consults on gender, governance and media issues. Philo courageously writes about the injustices of Kenya. In her series, Kenya Is Burning, she reflects on her country's struggles with the devastating violence that has claimed so many lives and turned its people against each other. The women of Kenya have always been aware of injustice in our society...we've always known that the deep inequalities in our country would lead to the destruction of this nation. Philo has decided to wear sacks instead of regular clothes to protest the current violence in Kenya. She has helped organize a campaign urging Kenyan women to wear sacks for clothes for as long as we do not have peace in Kenya; as long as we do not have justice and reform. Join us to hear this extraordinary story of courage and vision for a just world.

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Jul 14
The Eye of the Beholder

Cheryl Esposito welcomes David Jay, an international fashion photographer & founder of The Scar Project, a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors to raise awareness, challenge traditional perceptions about the disease. David Jay has been shooting fashion & beauty professionally for over 20 years. His images have appeared in a multitude of international magazines & advertising campaigns. As an edgy fashion photographer, he was personally impacted when a friend in her twenties was diagnosed with breast cancer. What followed was a remarkable collaboration that led to The Scar Project. David has photographed more than 100 breast cancer survivors. The exhibition of large-scale portraits travels the world. A book of these portraits has been created - The Scar Project: Breast Cancer Is Not a Pink Ribbon. Join Cheryl Esposito and David Jay to discover the difference one person can make around the world when you refuse to look away.

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Jul 07
Making Peace with Your Money

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Ken Honda, best-selling author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. Is your money happy? Are you happy with your money? Ken Honda says money should never get in the way of being happy. And for sure, making your happiness dependent on achieving your goals or your net worth number is backward. Happiness is a state of being, not a destination. Can you be generally happy, just not happy with your money situation? The answer is not so simple. Join Cheryl Esposito & Ken Honda to learn the ways of Happy Money!

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Jun 30
Life is Awe. Inspired.

Our friend Neal Rogin passed away last week. Neal’s brilliant wit, compassionate heart, and gift for bringing wisdom in the form of humor, made him a one-of-a-kind human…and one of the kindest humans to walk the earth. Neal's mastery at combining wordplay with insight made him a bit of a “coyote shaman”. We will miss you dear Neal. May you rest and play in the eternal consciousness of love. Cheryl Esposito welcomes Neal Rogin, a multi-award winning writer & filmmaker. Neal's compassion for life & human connection led him to bold projects, such as LIVE AID Concert for African Famine Relief; The Pachamama Alliance; Spaceship Earth; and his film, The Awakening Universe. Neal says we are experiencing an extraordinary shift in consciousness of what it means to be a person. We are on the edge of a breakthrough as a species, from arrogance to humility, understanding that we are all one. He sees compassion as the great connector that will move us from competition to cooperation. Neal's film, The Awakening Universe, is based upon the book The Universe Story by Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry, & The Cosmic Narrative by Drew Dellinger. It explores how the New Cosmology is changing the very definition of what it means to be a human being. Join Cheryl Esposito and Neal Rogin to explore life...it's awe. Inspired.

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Jun 23
Let Surprise Be Your Muse!

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Deirdre Hade & Will Artnz. Deirdre is a poet, modern day mystic, spiritual teacher. Radiance Healing & Radiance Meditation is her mindfulness system combining spiritual & practical to connect deeply to self & the possible. William Arntz began his career as a research laser physicist (think: the real Star Wars for the U.S. gov’t). He wrote a systems management software system AutoSys, & sold his company. Then he focused on “the nature of time.” This road expanded the possibilities beyond science. He decided to make a film on Spirit & Science, & “surprise!”- it became the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? - a global phenomenon, & 100 million+ viewers. The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is the brainchild of Will Arntz, merging poetry & wisdom of Deirdre Hade, & photos & images of award winning photographer Endre Balogh. The result is a wondrous trip of perception & mystical vision. Join Cheryl Esposito with Deirdre Hade & Will Artnz & let surprise be your muse.

Jun 16
A Story Worth Telling: Shock Incarceration

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Cherie Clark & James Redmond, creators of the film Shock Incarceration, a program developed & directed by Dr. Clark for NY State Department of Correctional Services, readying inmates for a successful life on the outside. What if prison reform was about human beings & not politics?And the intention was to cultivate self-respect, self-discipline & life skills, & provide intensive substance abuse treatment to non-violent felony offenders in a six-month program? Since its inception in 1987, 50,000 + have graduated & NY state has saved $1.5 Billion: the 3-year recidivism rate for graduates is about 28%; for the general prison population it’s 65-70%. A story worth telling. Cue James Redmond whose passion is using video media to facilitate transformation. Together they invite us into the human experience & life-changing results of Shock Incarceration.Join Cheryl Esposito with Dr. Cherie Clark & James Redmond for the story worth telling called Shock Incarceration.

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Jun 09
A Visual Revolution

Cheryl Esposito welcomes David Sibbet, President & Founder, The Grove Consultants International. He is a pioneer of visual facilitation—the use of large-scale, interactive graphics to support group process in meetings, teams, and organizations. David is the author of a three-volume Visual Leadership series, his most recent: Visual Leaders:New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change. How many times have you been asked, “Can you picture the future?” When David Sibbet asks the question he is immersing leaders and their teams into a creative and collaborative journey that allows the future to reveal itself via the use of interactive graphics. Don’t consider yourself to be an artist? No problem! He has made it easy- David shares with us his 7 tools to get you, your team, and your organization going on the road to your own visual revolution! Join us!

Jun 02
Does Your Voice Matter?

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Cynthia James, inspirational leader in the field of personal transformation, international speaker, coach, and best-selling author. Her newest book Does My Voice Matter? A Journey of Self-Discovery, Authenticity and Empowerment, captures our imagination as we explore “what if’s” of our own story, name the signature moments of our life, and vision what else is mine to do with this life?” Cynthia's experience of great successes and what felt like epic fails, catalyzed her to transform her pattern. She decided that no situation has the power to hijack your life - unless you let it. Cynthia began to understand that those fails - they typically were prefaced with part of her shutting down. “...my entire life had been about silencing my voice to be safe.” Join Cheryl Esposito with Cynthia James … your voice matters more than you know!

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May 26
The Birth of Caring Societies

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Riane Eisler, bestselling author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics; The Chalice & the Blade; Nurturing Our Humanity; & The Power of Partnership. Riane recognizes, Our nation and our world are hungry for new ways of thinking. She sees opportunity for a sympathetic world by creating caring societies working through the economic system. And as long as caring is off the economic scale, it's not realistic to expect more caring government and business policies. Riane emphasizes bringing a new type of cooperation into politics. Partnership politics takes us outside the box of the conventional political conversation. Instead of arguing about religious versus secular, right versus left, Eastern versus Western, capitalist versus socialist, and so forth, we focus on the long-term policies foundational for the more peaceful, equitable, and environmentally sustainable world we all want and need. Join in the conversation!

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May 19
The Real Magic of Surrender

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. “Surrender isn’t giving up. It’s not about breaking you down; it’s about breaking you open – breaking your heart open to all that is possible for you. It’s tapping into a source that is bigger than your own personal power.” Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father and has lived his life on four continents. Kute’s gift of oration was cultivated at an early age as he watched his minister father teach and inspire congregations throughout Africa and London. It was expected that Kute would continue his father’s legacy – except Kute wanted something more in his life. He knew that what everyone wanted for him was not what his heart wanted for him. This was one of Kute’s first (of many) opportunities to surrender to his truth. When he spoke his truth, he empowered himself to take a step forward into the unknown of potential. He had to let go. It was Kute’s mother who quietly practiced surrender as a life principle – everything is as it should be; every moment is a learning, and an opportunity to live one’s truth. Kute lives this everyday. Are you ready...to surrender to what life wants for you? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson to explore the Magic of Surrender!

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May 12
Living Awareness: Patterns of Connection

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Peter Wrycza, founder of the Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness in Bali. Peter says: “In 1995 I stood in a grove of clove trees overlooking a river in a serene valley between the sea and the mountains and realized that this was my moment of choice. I could stick with my familiar work and territory in Europe. Or I could take the risk of buying land in a far-off place, and create a centre for people to connect with the core of their life.” Balinese philosophy emphasizes harmony between one's own 'small world' and the wider world around us. Perfect for the transformational experience offered here for those in search of renewal and inspiration for life and purpose. Peter is co-author of Living Awareness: Awakening to the Roots of Learning and Perception; and When Performance Meets Alignment: A Compass for Coaching and Mentoring. He coaches and consults to leaders around the world. Join the conversation for a taste of the Nirarta experience!

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May 05
Feminine Power: The Evolving Wisdom

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Claire Zammit, co-creator of Feminine Power courses for women; co-founder Evolving Wisdom; co-creator & co-host of Women on the Edge of Evolution; & co-author Feminine Power: Awakening to the Creative Force of Life. Claire Zammit has figured out the collaboration secret, using feminine principles & values to create a successful life. Before you think this is a male vs. female bandwagon, consider that it’s not about gender. Claire co-founded Evolving Wisdom, listed as #83 in Inc. Magazine’s 2013 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the nation. Claire says masculine principles are not “bad.” It’s not the only approach to create our world. Human nature wants intimacy, relatedness, creative expression, community & meaningful contribution. We have cultivated a masculine version of power, & it’s time to awaken the feminine in all of us. Join Cheryl Esposito & Claire Zammit to hear this perspective on Feminine Power.

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Apr 28
Infinite Possibilities

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Mike Dooley, author of the New York Times bestseller Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Manifesting Change: It’s That Easy. He was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, The Secret. Mike is a former PriceWaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant, turned entrepreneur. He founded a philosophical Adventurers Club and tours the globe giving lectures and hosting workshops on the nature of reality, the law of attraction, creative visualization, the power of thought, and how to create major life changes by leveraging the Universe and engaging life's magic.He teaches that by setting yourself into motion, toward the realization of ANY dream, you also set into motion the entire Universe and all its wisdom, which will then conspire tirelessly on your behalf (even taking you off course if need be) to avail you of treasures & rewards beyond your greatest expectations. Join Cheryl Esposito & Mike Dooley to master the keys to infinite possibilities!

Apr 21
Leadership Endeavor: Working for Good

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Jeff Klein, CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing where he designs and facilitates collaborative cause-related marketing programs. He wrote his book, Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living, to support conscious entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, leaders, and change agents at work. “My intention with Working for Good is to provide a meaningful context and essential tools to support people in deeply expressing their humanity through their work.” Wearing many hats, Jeff serves as Executive Director and Chief Integration Officer for the Conscious Business Alliance and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.—a nonprofit dedicated to “liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good” co-founded by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. Join us as Jeff lays out key skills and actions designed to unleash passion, shared purpose, great energy and deep engagement for yourself and the stakeholders in your business.

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Apr 14
The Leadership of Possibility

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Deirdre Hade, a spiritual teacher and visionary leader in the ancient arts of the wisdom traditions. She is founder of the Foundation for Radiance, a non-profit center dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss. It is time to bring to life the wisdom traditions and ancient truths of sages and prophets, and make them new again. We have much to learn, and Deirdre wants us to begin with our self. A teacher of peace, Deirdre believes that to end all war, we have to end the war within; make peace with our self; understand that we are connected to all beings, to the earth, to the stars; to shift our view of blame, to one of compassion. It is from here that leaders can truly see possibility, shape the future, make a true difference in the world. Is it time for you to step into your own leadership of possibility? Join Cheryl Esposito and Deirdre Hade to begin the journey!

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Apr 07
The Art of Aliveness: It’s All About Potential

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Stewart Emery, best selling author, internationally acclaimed educator, and considered one of the most influential people in the human potential movement. He was the first CEO of est (Erhard Seminars Training) and cofounder of Actualizations in 1975. His books include Success Built to Last: Creating A Life That Matters; Who’s In Your Room? The Quality Of Your Life Depends On The People In Your Life; Actualizations: You Don’t Have To Rehearse To Be Yourself; and his current project, What Ever You Are Be A Good One. Stewart’s work is about potential – and not just human potential as his friend Alex Mandossian pointed out. It’s about bringing forth everything a resource has potential to be – albeit a person, an experience, an object, or even a food source. The path to our full potential awakens us to enjoy aliveness. Want to know more? Join Cheryl Esposito and Stewart Emery and travel the path to Aliveness!

Mar 31
This is Your Brain on Awareness

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lisa Garr, author of Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize your Life. Lisa has defied the odds. “… I suffered a brain injury during a California State Championship Mountain Bike race, where I was in 2nd place, about to take over 1st. I fell down a long mountain to the bottom, cracking my helmet in 13 places.” At the bottom of the mountain that pummeled her brain, she experienced near-death consciousness & expanded awareness beyond her realm of the possible. The brain injuries left her unable to speak or rely on short-term memory. EEG techniques, visualization & mental exercises, repatterned her brain to find her voice. Lisa created a multi-media platform, is a radio host & internet success story. Her mission: inspire positive growth for others to move beyond “going through the motions in life” to living purpose-driven lives. Join Cheryl Esposito & Lisa Garr to peer into your brain…on awareness.

Mar 24
To Become a Leader, You Must First Become A Human Being…

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Peter Senge, PhD., a Senior Lecturer at MIT, & founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL). He is author of many books including The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization; Presence: Human Purpose & the Field of the Future; and Necessary Revolution: How Individuals & Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. As a systems thinker, Peter sees the world as a plethora of possibility for collaboration and co-creation. He sees deep connection to self and to nature as key to successful and sustainable organizations that make a difference to our future. How do we do this in a world that values short-term results and immediate gratification? A world where we are told to leave our emotions outside of work and focus on killing the competition? Join Cheryl Esposito & Dr. Peter Senge as they explore leadership and the field of the future!

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Mar 17
Leadership in the Age of Meaning: Power or Trust?

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dawa Tarchin Phillips, CEO, Empowerment Holdings and former Director of Education,Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential,University California Santa Barbara. Is your leadership about Power or Trust? Dawa says 'we are moving from the Age of Information to the Age of Meaning'- the requirements of leadership have transformed. Leaders who over-invest in their power are destined to fail. Their currency is fear. Showing vulnerability risks power loss. Leaders for the Age of Meaning know: power and influence comes from strength and flexibility. They invest in inspiring the trust and confidence in others. They develop people and create meaning in work: they are comfortable with uncertainty. Self-awareness is paramount. Dawa says “…your leadership stands and falls with the quality of your presence, the clarity of your mind, the health of your relationships and your courage in taking skillful action.” Join Cheryl Esposito and Dawa Tarchin Phillips exploring Leadership in the Age of Meaning!

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Mar 10