In this episode, Debra is joined by Tiffany Eickhoff, a Paraprofessional at the Special School District of St. Louis County; they discuss Tiffany's lived experiences with disabilities and provide recommendations, What people with disabilities that are really struggling to get accepted in school and in college, or even be included in the workforce in meaningful ways.
In this episode, Debra is joined by Doug Foresta, self-described as a doorman turned therapist turned podcaster, who joins Debra Ruh again to go over one of the most relevant topics in recent years, Trauma, PTSD, and its myriad implications in the lives of everyone. The world seems to be more and more filled with Traumatic events and we need to ensure that we understand it so that we are able to keep living.
Today's guest is Shari Foos and she is the creator of the narrative, thenarrativemethod.org they dive into the social justice aspect of teaching empathy to doctors, making doctors aware of the person and the whole person, and not to just see people as their diagnosis.
John Mallett, America’s Mortgage Coach, joins the program for a second time and goes over some of the crucial facts surrounding homeownership and the steps necessary to get there. Millennials are the largest demographic group buying homes, even if we all believe it is impossible. If you are looking for more information, find John on Social media or listen to his previous episode on https://www.ruhglobal.com/
In today´s episode, Debra interviews Funmi Lawal, founder and inventor of CLIP-KNIX, the fantastic company that creates adaptive front fastening underwear; they go through the difficulties in setting up a business as a person with a disability and how we can support them. Please visit: https://www.clip-knix.
In today´s episode, Debra talks to Gareth, Director at Ab11y.com and The Readability Group, and Ex-Head of UX Design and Accessibility at the BBC. They go over the importance of making Accessibility a sustainable component of business and the tools that Gareth and his teams are creating to advance accessibility.
In today´s episode, Debra interviews Hilton Supra, Vice-Chair of Ztudium; they explore the power of technology in empowering people worldwide to create positive change. With fascinating points around the metaverse, blockchain, and other emerging technologies, this is a must-hear conversation for anyone interested in the intersection between social good and the future of technology.
In today´s episode, Debra features Martine Kalaw from Martine Kalaw Enterprises, a boutique firm that supports human resources professionals to gain confidence in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workspaces. They explore the principles that make this work a reality and about her book The ABCs of Diversity, a Manager's Guide to Diversity Equity Inclusion, available on Amazon.
This episode features an interview with Aidan Healy, Founder and Chairman at Healy Consultants Group , as he reveals why senior leaders should care about neurodiversity. Discover examples of positive adjustments for those with neurodifferences, and how organizations can engage line managers.
In this episode you'll hear from Larry Guterman, co-founder of SonicCloud, as he provides an overview of SonicCloud and how it helps personalize sound for people with all degrees of hearing loss.
This episode is hosted by LaMondre Pough, CEO of Billion Strong, and features a conversation with Morten Bonde, author of the book "Sentenced to Blindness Now What?" as he discusses his journey of being diagnosed with an incurable eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Morten shares tips for how to successfully navigate change as well as how to address and overcome fear.
In this episode, LaMondre Pough who hosts today's episode has a very candid conversation with Alexander Chaverri Carvajal on the nuances of long-term care; they explore the current global state of long-term care and also take a look at what could be the future.
This episode features an interview with Kelly Lovell, Founder & CEO of BridgingTheGap Ventures, as she discusses the work that she is doing helping bridge opportunity gaps for young people and preparing them for the future. Discover why the world needs the contributions of young people more than ever, and why corporations are having difficulty recruiting and retaining the emerging workforce.
Billion Strong CEO LaMondre Pough returns to the program to discuss his own career journey as well as the connection between disability inclusion and black history month. Discover the importance of celebrating and affirming all forms of diversity.
Dr. Sassi is the Founder & CEO of MentorNations, a youth-led digital skills and entrepreneurship movement that enabled tens of thousands of young people to code across twelve countries. In this episode, she outlines how she came to her current work, as well as the work she does as Chief Penguin of Student & Entrepreneur Experience within the IBM Z division of IBM and Global Head of IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator with 100 startups in her portfolio with a focus on enabling early-stage startups to build and scale.
Craig Spence, Chief Brand and Communications Officer for the International Paralympic Committee, joins the program to discuss “We the 15,” which plans to initiate change over the next decade by bringing together the biggest coalition ever of international organizations from the world of sports, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment.
This episode features a conversation with Sarah Kovac, accessibility editor for Reviewed, part of the USA Today network. Sarah discusses her own background and how she came to her current position, Sarah reveals the types of products that are reviewed, and how the community has come together to support each other. Sarah also shares about how reviews often come in the shape of stories about a product, and how to potentially become a reviewer.
Kathy Martinez, CEO of Disability Rights Advocates, joins the program to discuss her journey of becoming involved in the disability rights movement and the intersection of diversity dimensions. Kathy also discusses how she intends to expand influence by collaborating with individuals in the legal social justice movement.
Judge Ginger Lerner- Wren discusses how she came to preside over America’s first mental health court and the historical criminalization of people with mental health disorders and neurocognitive disabilities. Discover the international recognition that the court has received, and the need to integrate innovative approaches and technologies into the justice system.
Irene Sarpato, Disability ERG Founder and Chair, as well as Billion Strong Foundation Advisor, joins the program to discuss the power of storytelling to change the narrative around disability and reveals Adidas' commitment to ensuring that sports and fitness opportunities are available to all individuals. Irene also discusses why she decided to become an advisor for Billion Strong and shares advice for employers about how to create a workplace culture that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Di Patterson, Founder of Success in Aging Center, and Mary Barnett, Founder and CEO of Another Brilliant Idea, Inc, join the program to discuss how to help seniors overcome the hopelessness that they may sometimes feel and the need to help older individuals break out of isolation. They also reveal the details about the Success in Aging® Essentials Box collection; a thoughtfully curated, gerontologist-approved gift box designed to empower older adults, people living with disabilities, veterans, and the widowed by giving those who love them an easy way to show their affection and thoughtfulness.
Dr. Dravon James joins the program to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and how to become "creatively curious." Dr. James reveals why men often have an easier time pursuing success than women, and the importance of your attitude in achieving success. Dr. James also shares what leaders need to think about at this time when it comes to diversity and inclusion.