Psychologist, author, and coach Dr. Patti Ashley returns to the program, along with her daughter Elizabeth Herman, to discuss the importance of celebrating diversity and difference, and how to support our children in noticing their feelings and engaging in self-care. Discover how to activate your curiosity and creativity.
Disability Inclusion Consultant, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Founder and CEO of The Resource Key, Jourdan Saunders, joins the program to discuss how to create inclusive branding. She also discusses the importance of advocating for social media platforms to be more accessible and inclusive.
Executive coach, author, speaker and consultant Drew Aversa joins the program to discuss his own journey with disability, including having a career ending injury while working as a firefighter. Drew shares his thoughts about bridging the gap between the physical health disability community and the mental health disability community, as well the need to honor and acknowledge invisible disabilities that are not mental-health related.
Bestselling author and human rights advocate Tara Moss joins the program to discuss her latest book, an internationally bestselling crime novel, The War Widow, and her unique process of developing the characters in that story. Discover the importance of being sensitive to accurate representations of diverse characters in stories. Tara also shares her own journey of being injured and living with chronic pain, and what’s she’s learned from that experience.
Traveling on an airplane with a wheelchair is incredibly inaccessible and impossible for the millions of people around the world who use a wheelchair. Many do not even fly because of bad experiences and stories they have heard from others. Wheelchairs get damaged constantly and even sent to the wrong airport and airlines spend millions every year repairing them. In this episode, Michele Erwin, President of All Wheels Up, joins the program to discuss the work that her organization is doing to make air travel more accessible.
Debra Ruh is joined by LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global Impact, as they discuss the power of creating a global community to celebrate and empower people in the disability community. You'll hear about Billion Strong, a global community that is combining the efforts of people all over the world, and changing the narrative about disability and disability inclusion.
Emily Golden, Master Certified Coach, Speaker and Career Performance Expert, joins the program to discuss her own disability journey, as well as raising a son with Tourette syndrome. Emily also talks about her new book "The New Golden Rule" and how you can close the gap between where you are and where you want to be, simply by putting yourself first.
Dr. Kristen Allott and Natasha Duarte join the program to discuss the connection between what we eat and our overall functioning. Discover the connection between food and mental health, and how to eat more mindfully.
Mohammed Yousuf, Director, Office of Infrastructure, Safety and Asset Innovation, and Founder and President of the EquallyAble Foundation, joins the program to discuss his career journey and why representation matters. He also discusses his book Ascending Adversity, in which he discusses his story of being a polio survivor dealing with disability and discrimination.
Lauren Presutti, LLMSW, psychotherapist and founder of River Oaks Psychology, joins the program to discuss the intersection of mental health and disability. Lauren discusses her own journey as a person with a disability, and the stereotypes and challenges she faced along the way. Discover the difference between the medical model of disability vs. the social model of disability, and the key questions we need to ask in order to create a more inclusive society.
This episode features an interview with Kisiah Timmons, Principal Product Designer at Verizon Media, as she discusses the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, particularly in the tech industry. Kisiah provides an overview of Verizon Media, and shares her journey for joining the accessibility team, and what it's been like working at Verizon Media compared to other companies and organizations she has worked for in the past. Kisiah, who is blind, also reveals what her overall experience has been like working in the tech industry.
Maya Zuckerman, speaker, writer and Chief Operating Officer at LUMAN, joins the program to discuss the work that LUMAN does to help unleash the human potential to create. Discover the work that LUMAN does to help create future-ready cultures, as well as creating leaders capable of thriving in times of transformation. Maya also shares her thoughts about the impact that new mobility technologies will have on persons with disabilities.
Debra Ruh is joined by LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global Impact, as they discuss the importance of recognizing the value and worth of every individual, with all of their attributes. Discover the environmental barriers that create challenges for persons with disabilities, and how we can design a world that works for everyone.
In this episode, Debra and her producer, Doug Foresta discuss the disruption that has happened over the past year, and how we can benefit from "creative disruption." Debra shares an example of how 2020 caused her to think differently about celebrating the holidays. Discover how to adapt to change and use it as a catalyst for innovation.
Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt returns to the program to discuss how to navigate our relationship with ourselves and others during these disruptive times. Discover the importance of compassion and curiosity. and how to frame challenges as an invitation for growth.
In this episode, Debra Ruh is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss the topic of being resilient during times of adversity. Discover the difference between resilience and being "positive" and how to find joy even in times of sorrow. Debra also shares her own personal journey of navigating difficult times during the pandemic, and how she has coped.
Psychologist, author and coach Dr. Patti Ashley returns to the program, along with her daughter Elizabeth Herman, who is a school psychologist and parent coach, to discuss how to stay grounded in tumultuous times. They discuss the trauma of the recent events in Washington DC and the dangers of "toxic positivity."
Vernon Sankey and Katey Lockwood return to the program to share their thoughts about how to find peace in turbulent times, and how we can come together to create positive change. Vernon and Katey discuss how to make sure that you are putting your energy into activities that uplift yourself and humanity.
In this episode you'll hear from Iyaana Johson, also know as "Isis" as she discusses her business "Waist Beads by Isis", which was inspired by Black people, Black resilience and Black culture, and aims to bring the beauty of waist beads to the diaspora. Isis also discusses why she has chosen to major in political science and English, and how she plans to use her educational background to help create a more equitable and just society.
LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global IMPACT, joins the program to discuss his show, 3DVU, a podcast about relevant topics, addressed from three completely different perspectives. LaMondre also discusses his journey towards treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and an exciting new treatment that holds promise for halting and possibly even reversing symptoms.