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This show is a series of expertly facilitated conversations with world experts in a variety of disciplines. These conversations illuminate problems, issues and solutions faced and considered by leaders and other professionals.

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Leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach, Matt Abrahams joins us to share his advice on how to respond to questions you can't answer and discuss his latest book. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Matt teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He received Stanford GSB's Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching students around the world. When he isn't teaching, he is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO roadshows as well as TED, World Economic Forum, and Nobel Prize presentations. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart The Podcast. His previous book Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically. Tune in on Wednesday, October 4 @ 6pm EST!
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On-Demand Episodes

Join us on Wednesday, March 23 @ 6pm EST for an exciting panel of prominent educators and leaders, sharing their experience on how things are going in schools since the pandemic started. Our panelists include Heather Lechner,... more

Founding team member and former Chief Clinical Officer of Hurdle, a digital health platform for people of color, Dr. Rufus Tony Spann joins us to share his thoughts on overthinking. Currently, Dr. Spann is a member of the Forbes... more

As Director of the Paulo Freire Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, joins us to discuss his institute and the present-day relevance of the teaching and philosophy of Professor Freire. Dr.... more

Join us on Wednesday, March 2 @ 6pm EST for an hour-long special conversation. The first half hour will be with Kalyn Belsha to talk about what she is hearing from educators nationally about the history and political science lessons... more

Join us here for our regular radio broadcast stream on Thursday, February 24 @ 5pm EST for an exciting leadership panel and discussion about The School Leader Needed for a Post-Covid World, led by show host, Dr. Brian K. Perkins.... more

Vice President of Equity and Innovation at the Institute for Child Success (ICS), Mary C. Garvey, joins us for an important conversation discussing the adultification of black girls. Mary is a native New Yorker who is passionate about... more

Join us on Wednesday, February 9 @ 6pm EST for an exciting conversation on open-mindedness with Yonason Goldson, director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC. Yonason works with professionals to create a culture of ethics that builds trust,... more

Join us on Wednesday, February 2 @ 7pm EST for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Nadia Lopez, who opened a school to close a prison. She is pioneering a path of inspired leadership to show the world how underprivileged communities... more

Consumer researcher and marketing professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lan Nguyen Chaplin joins us for a conversation discussing how to disrupt a system that was designed to hold you back. Lan is the youngest of 14... more

Join us on Tuesday, January 18 @ 6pm EST for an insightful conversation with Amanda Muhammad to discuss her work helping leaders cope and manage stress. Amanda is an International Mindfulness Based Stress Management &... more

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