I like talking to interesting people who are living INPowered lives. They also demonstrate a Spirit of Leading that is service oriented, self-less, and sincere. They come from all walks of life and all generations. They are the doers who simply look for ways to improve their surroundings and impact the lives of all they touch as a result.
The Spirit of Leading podcast will help you find ways to get the most out of your current circumstances by becoming more INPowered to LEAD in every aspect of your life: at home, at work, and in your community.
Andrew Spector and Jake Lerner wanted to make differnce in education. Neither went to college to become teachers. Both are. They signed up with Teach for America, a program to recruit high-performing college graduates to teach in rural and urban communities in dire...read more
When Greg Massey and Gary Batton met for a typical business lunch in 2013, little did they know they would generate an idea that has become the Imagine Durant community development initiative. Durant, OK, like many communities is working to reinvent itself to...read more
Shannon Warren answered a challenge from her college professor in 2003, which evolved into a statewide initiative known as the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium. On this episode of The Spirit of Leading, Shannon tells her story and discusses the importance of...read more
Meg Weinkauf has a dare for you. In this Spirit of Leading podcast, we get to meet a versatile entrepreneur who is challenging everyone to go for the life they dream of living. Meg demonstrates the Spirit of Leading in her life choices, and she shows how she lives...read more
Ta'Na Alesander is an honoree in the 2016 class of NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma and a winner of the Mark Costello Spirit award. The 2016 class was honored at an awards banquet and program in Oklahoma City. Ta'Na cites her Choctaw heritage and her mother's...read more
Patrick Conlon claims that each generation brings a new normal, and his is a genre-busting approach to composing that draws from his love of all styles of music to influence his contemporary compositions. He is the assistant director of the Academy of Contemporary...read more
Glen D. Johnson, the Oklahoma Chancellor for Higher Education, understands public service, and calls Millennials to consider it as a life's work. In this episode of The Spirit of Leading I talk to Chancellor Johnson about his career in public service. His career...read more
Jennifer Anderson with Bob Funk Sr., founder of Express Employment Professionals Jennifer Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Express Employment Professionals, is proud of the company's record setting year in 2015 when it placed over...read more
Robyn Elliot with Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation Robyn Elliott speaks on behalf of the Chickasaw Nation as the Secretary of Communications & Community Development. She was recognized from 2007-2009 by the Journal Record in Oklahoma City as one of...read more
Robin Smith, CEO of WeGoLook.com chanced upon an idea that she is using to tap into the "gig economy" and build an international business. On this episode of The Spirit of Leading, she explains how it all came about and how and why she believes you don't have to...read more
Tom McDaniel chairs the citizens advisory board for the Oklahoma City MAPs-3 initiative (Metropolitan Area Projects). The MAPs project has revitalized an urban center from the verge of blight in the 1980s to a teeming destination location with sports...read more
Risha Grant is a voice for inclusion. She speaks out through her inclusion workshops and consulting, and through DiversityConneX, her employment matching company. In this episode of The Spirit of Leading, Risha discusses her live experience of growing up filling...read more
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