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Human Potential At Work

How do we bring out the potential in all people, including those with disabilities? Get ready to be inspired, hear success stories and learn tips and principles for bringing out the best in the people in your organization. Brought to you by Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global and Sara Ruh, Chief Inspiration Officer. For more information visit www.ruhglobal.com
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Jun 15, 2022

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. 

Jun 8, 2022

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. 

Jun 1, 2022

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.

May 25, 2022

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/291-creating-equity-in-home-ownership/

May 19, 2022
In this special episode celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Debra interviews John Samuel, co-founder of ablr, a Disability Inclusion, and Digital Accessibility company; they go over the personal story of John and the importance of making accessibility available across the board for Inclusion of the community of people with disabilities to be possible. 
 
May 11, 2022

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.biz/

May 4, 2022

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. 

May 3, 2022

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. 

Apr 27, 2022
In today´s episode, Debra talks to Beatriz Gonzalez, Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Central Europe at Atos, and they go in-depth into the reality of incorporating accessibility in big organizations and some of the best practices that we should apply when working on accessibility. 
 
Do not forget to follow Beatriz on Twitter @ and on LinkedIn @ where she will have updates on her upcoming courses. 
Apr 20, 2022

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. 

Apr 13, 2022
This episode features an interview with Okezue Bell, a junior in high school who is working on projects including neuroengineering research, developing prosthetics and engaging in genetics research. Okezue's interview will give you faith and hope in the emerging workforce! 
 
Apr 4, 2022

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. 

Mar 27, 2022

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. 

Mar 16, 2022

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. 

Mar 9, 2022

 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.

Mar 2, 2022

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. 

Feb 23, 2022

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.

Feb 16, 2022

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.

Feb 9, 2022

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. 

Feb 9, 2022

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. 

Feb 2, 2022

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. 

 
Jan 26, 2022

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. 

Jan 19, 2022

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. 

Jan 12, 2022

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. 

Jan 5, 2022

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. 

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