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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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May 6, 2020

Brian McCourt joins the program to discuss his journey of founding The Able Channel. Discover how the Able Channel is delivering inspiration, information, and innovation through highly relevant and highly produced video content for families meeting the challenges of disability and lifelong health concerns.

Apr 29, 2020

Elly Chapple joins the program to discuss the lessons she's learned from her greatest teacher; her daughter, Ella. Discover the work that Elly is doing to "flip the narrative" on inclusion.  

Apr 22, 2020

This episode features an interview with Ilene Zeitzer.  Ilene retired from the U.S. government after 29 years of service. Prior to her retirement, she was the Social Security Administration's Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Disability & Income Security Programs and the Agency's expert on international disability programs and rehabilitation issues. Ilene discusses considerations about inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources that are needed throughout the world. 

Apr 15, 2020

In this episode, Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact, is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss the importance of highlighting diverse voices in panel discussions, keynotes, and other platforms. Discover what we can do to ensure that everyone's voice is heard and why diversity benefits everyone. 

Apr 8, 2020

Christine Hemphill, co-founder and Managing Director of Open Inclusion, joins the program to discuss her own journey towards getting to where she is in her career, and the importance of companies ensuring that their products are accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities. Christine also shares her thoughts on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on organizations, and how employees may be impacted differently by the crisis. 

 

 

Apr 1, 2020

Deb Dagit, President of Deb Dagit Diversity, joins the program to share her own diversity story and how she came to found her own company, and discusses the lessons that she's learned along the way. Deb also reveals what she is most grateful for during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses steps that employers can take to be more inclusive. 

 

 

Mar 25, 2020

Adam Barrett from Access Social joins the program to discuss the work that his organization does to that people have digital accessibility. Discover the increasing importance of accessibility as more people work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mar 18, 2020

Chris Law, President of Accessibility Track Consulting, joins the program to discuss the accessibility challenges that companies will be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps that are needed to create real access for all. Discover the difficulties and opportunities that will arise as more employees work from home and how accessibility benefits everyone, not just persons with disabilities. 

Mar 10, 2020

Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California, joins the program to discuss his journey as a disability activist. Andy shares his thoughts about focusing on interdependence vs. independence, and the kind of leadership that is needed to take the disability rights movement to the next level. Andy also shares the work that he is doing with corporations when it comes to disability inclusion.  

 

Mar 5, 2020

In this episode, Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact, is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss how to have a collaborative relationship with your customers. Discover do's and don'ts when it comes to relationship building, and how to partner with your customers in order to achieve positive outcomes. 

Feb 27, 2020

Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact, is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss how people and corporations can help change the world. Discover what you can do to make a difference, and the commitment that we need from organizations to create global change. 

Feb 20, 2020

Al Etmanski, community organizer, social entrepreneur and author, joins the program to discuss his journey and story of being a parent activist and the evolution of his work. Discover the power of disability, and how to survive and thrive in a complex and uncertain world. 

Feb 12, 2020

Deborah Davis joins the program to discuss the ways in which she is helping to push the boundaries of inclusive travel, design and living. She also discusses how her company helps empower persons with disabilities through authentic photo modeling. 

 

Feb 5, 2020

Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact, is joined by Doug Foresta, producer of Human Potential at Work, as they discuss a recent incident where Amtrak was initially going to charge $25,000 for two individuals who were wheelchair users to ride on their train. The event was ultimately resolved, but Debra and Doug discuss what happened, and the takeaways for corporations. 

Jan 29, 2020

Mr. Ichiro Kabasawa, Executive Director of the Nippon Foundation, joins the program to discuss the work that the foundation does to further social change and innovation. He discusses the various ways in which the Nippon Foundation is supporting disabled people to live dignified, fulfilling lives in which their latent talents and possibilities can fully develop.

Jan 16, 2020

Martyn Sibley, CEO of Disability Horizons, discusses the bottom line impact that disability inclusion has on businesses and brands. He reveals how brands can start on their journey towards inclusion, and addresses some of the fears that keep them from getting started. 

Jan 8, 2020

As we begin the new year and new decade, Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact, reflects on the past year, and shares what she is most excited about for the coming year. She also shares her thoughts about some of the potential challenges for 2020 and beyond and how we can address them. 

Dec 26, 2019

Dave Steele, award-winning poet, author, public speaker, singer, and advocate for the blind, joins the program to share his story and journey. He also reads some of his poetry on-air! Don't miss this moving special holiday episode. 

Dec 18, 2019

Crystal C. Rivera, Program Officer for Special Projects at the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s Office of Financial Empowerment, joins the program to discuss the importance of financial empowerment for persons with disabilities. Discover why self-advocacy and empowerment are the first steps to achieving true independence, and shares details about EmpoweredNYC, a public/private initiative that offers free, tailored and confidential one-on one financial counseling to New Yorkers with disabilities and their families.

Dec 12, 2019

This episode features an interview with Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer at Ruh Global Impact, and LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global Impact, as they share their personal and professional perspective on caregiving. You'll hear powerful stories from Lamondre and Rosemary about their good and not-so-good experiences with caregivers and some of the systemic changes that need to happen in order to improve the quality of caregiving for persons with disabilities. LaMondre also reveals a new media initiative that will highlight and amplify diverse voices. 

 

 

Dec 5, 2019

In this special episode, Debra Ruh is interviewed by her producer, Doug Foresta, as she discusses the importance of including the community of persons with disabilities in the conversation about artificial intelligence. Discover some of the ways in which A.I. will impact job development, the economy, and even the criminal justice system. 

Nov 27, 2019

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets returns to the program to discuss the work that she is doing around reducing the stigma of mental illness particularly for cancer survivors, and addresses myths and misconceptions about cancer survivorship. Discover some of the unique challenges that cancer survivors face when it comes to mental health, and why additional support is needed for survivors after they have completed cancer treatments. 

Nov 26, 2019

Debra is joined by Tim Danks, Vice-President of Risk Management and Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies. Discover the challenges and opportunities that come along with emerging 5G technologies, how Huawei is creating a global supply chain, and the need to work collaboratively and cooperatively on developing standards for critical infrastructure. 

Nov 26, 2019

Debra is joined by Tim Danks, Vice-President of Risk Management and Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies. Discover the challenges and opportunities that come along with emerging 5G technologies, how Huawei is creating a global supply chain, and the need to work collaboratively and cooperatively on developing standards for critical infrastructure. 

Nov 26, 2019

Debra is joined by Tim Danks, Vice-President of Risk Management and Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies. Discover the challenges and opportunities that come along with emerging 5G technologies, how Huawei is creating a global supply chain, and the need to work collaboratively and cooperatively on developing standards for critical infrastructure. 

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