PODCAST

Respect Circles - The Podcast

Stephanie Colegrove, Alpheaus Johnson

In a world that can feel divided, we want to bring people together – to learn, to listen with our hearts, and to begin to see each other again. Our vision is to foster and elevate respect and learning while we talk about the real issues of the day. Join hosts Stephanie Colegrove and Alpheaus Johnson as we invite people in to share their stories and their vision. Together we’ll get inspired to take action as we create a movement of change…one conversation at a time.
13: The Power of Gratitude
We often hear that it’s important to live with gratitude, but with everything that is happening in our daily lives, how many of us actually stop to do this? As we’re preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, we thought it would be timely to take a pause and reflect on what we’re grateful for. We also reveal what the holiday means to us, and share some research that we’ve discovered on the benefits of a consistent gratitude practice. We love to hear your feedback! If you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, please go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave us a message. You can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. We look forward to hearing from you! Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: Why Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday, and the role gratitude plays in this celebration [3:31] A difficult experience that AJ had to go through last year on Thanksgiving Day, and how it gave him a whole new perspective on gratitude [9:25] The impact that gratitude can have on our lives, and why living a life of gratitude can be challenging for so many people [12:36] Stephanie’s practices that help her focus on being grateful [15:27] A recent event in her life that makes her even more grateful about health, and the importance that good health has for everyone [16:22] AJ’s gratitude practices and a simple gesture he did recently for someone that matters to him [21:26] An excellent resource for learning more about difficult cultures and the way that they celebrate and give thanks for their blessings [27:23] Action steps to take away from this episode that will put you on the path of living with more gratitude [29:38] Links & Resources: https://www.respectcircles.com/10-the-power-of-hope/ 'Year 6!' Teen Who Was Accidentally Invited to 'Grandma's' Thanksgiving Keeps Tradition Going: https://people.com/human-interest/wanda-dench-and-jamal-hinton-keep-up-thanksgiving-tradition-year-6/ Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi: https://www.hulu.com/series/taste-the-nation-with-padma-lakshmi-53d48a66-d254-4e4f-89a1-277ec6c57368
1w ago
37 mins
12: The Cost of Code-Switching
On today’s episode we’re exploring what code-switching is all about, and what happens when people feel the need to change their language and behavior to fit into certain environments. We’ll be talking about why code switching is practiced, the danger that exists when people feel that it’s needed, and what we all lose out on when people can’t show up as their authentic selves. As we continue to raise issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, we hope you find this episode informative and actionable, as we believe these conversations are a critical part of the mosaic of all organizations and communities. We’re also pleased to share that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com , on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: The official definition of “code-switching”, plus why and how it happens [2:59] AJ’s own experience with this practice growing up [3:36] Stephanie’s views on code-switching from the perspective of a white person [9:04] What it looks like to code-switch in Corporate America [12:02] The tremendous losses that result from people not being able to be their full, authentic self [15:33] How code-switching occurs in the school system, and what studies are saying about this [22:48] A benefit that AJ discovered with the pandemic in regards code-switching [31:29] How organizations can minimize the need for code-switching, and really promote greater inclusion for all [36:11] Why there is so much power in representation [38:08] Links & Resources: https://www.respectcircles.com/10-the-power-of-hope/ https://hbr.org/2019/11/the-costs-of-codeswitching
Nov 17 2021
48 mins
11: Why is Everyone Talking About CRT?
Today we explore a topic that has become a point of controversy in the U.S. and one we believe we can all benefit from understanding more broadly. Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is a graduate-level academic concept that is more than 40 years old, created by legal scholars in the late 1970’s. We both feel that we can use this week’s episode as an opportunity for all of us to learn more about CRT and discuss what it is and what it is not. We look forward to hearing your learning from this episode. We’re also pleased to share that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: What CRT is, and isn’t [5:06] How the idea race has been viewed throughout history [7:31] A problematic trend that people tend to adopt around race that is common at this time [9:19] The reasons why CRT is such a big topic right now [10:55] Why black history is such a controversial subject [17:42] What role parents have in black history education, and the need for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) training [20:00] How the most amount of learning will take place when we are uncomfortable [23:26] Racism in the workplace, and the importance of training to combat it [24:38] Some action steps we can all take right now to get us moving in the right direction [30:58] A positive experience that AJ recently had with a coworker, and how it was such a powerful step forward [43:06] Links & Resources: https://nmaahc.si.edu/ https://www.nbcnews.com/southlake-podcast https://dei.extension.org/ https://www.teachforamerica.org/ https://www.respectcircles.com/10-the-power-of-hope/
Nov 10 2021
50 mins
10: The Power of Hope
After what we’ve all been through collectively these past few years, today we wanted to have a discussion about hope, and the immense power that it can bring to our lives. In this episode, you’ll not only hear what hope means to each of us, but we share some practical ways in which you can start living a life filled with more hope at this very moment. We’re also pleased to share that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: A picture that caught AJ’s attention, and why it represents how he personally feels about hope [2:34] How “hope” is defined and the ways it relates to trust [5:06] Why having hope is so important for our society right now [6:50] How being hopeful can help move you in a positive direction, even if life feels out of your control [9:26] Tips for holding onto hope in the most challenging of times [12:58] How maintaining contact with others can support them, and help you at the same time [18:36] Some challenges that AJ has faced in maintaining a hopeful outlook [23:43] What you can do to assess whether you are strengthening your “muscle of hope” [33:16] Links & Resources: Hope Painting by George Frederic Watts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_(painting) Brené Brown episodes on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000539136286 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000539136249
Nov 3 2021
38 mins
9: Listening Through Discomfort: What’s Here for Me to Learn?
We’ve received some great feedback on our recent episode, Becoming A Deliberate Listener, where we spoke about the importance of listening and really being present with people. Today we’d like to take that conversation just a little deeper, and talk about the need to suspend judgment and focus on what we can learn from the person in front of us, even if we don’t agree. We explore examples of high profile individuals who have spoken out in a way that some find offensive and whether there is learning to be gained from those who make us uncomfortable. As always, we have more questions than answers and we’d love to hear your takeaways from this episode. We’re also pleased to share that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: An opportunity that we may be missing when we fail to suspend judgment or go on the defensive when in conversation with others [3:39] The different aspects involved when you’re being triggered by something that is said to you [7:01] AJ’s take on the motivation behind certain actions, and why some of these actions actually may not be intended to harm you [12:21] The responsibility that leadership has to create an environment where all people feel comfortable [15:40] Our responsibilities as individuals to recognize and address our own trigger points [17:15] How biases come into play when one party is triggered [22:21] Our biggest takeaways from the conversation on listening without judgment [23:49] Links & Resources: https://www.respectcircles.com/7-becoming-a-deliberate-listener/ The Experiment Podcast, Who Would Jesus Mock?: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-would-jesus-mock/id1549704404?i=1000538553776 Dave Chappelle’s The Closer on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/com/title/81228510
Oct 27 2021
30 mins
8: Changing Demographics - What’s Different for Men?
Looking back over the past 25 years or so, we have seen significant change in both the demographics in our country and the communities in which we live. Today, we scratch the surface on what has shifted for men in America and begin to explore what is driving behavior, especially in the last couple of years. This episode is a look at how to be better, both as men, women, and the mentors of the next generation, so that we can form a better, more inclusive, supportive, and forward-facing society. We’re excited to announce that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: The changes being seen in college enrollment by men in this country, and how less access to education is affecting critical thinking and opportunities [6:53] Other ways and opportunities to get the social skills that are so desperately needed right now, and how to participate in other forms of community other than college [10:41] How the fear of losing positions of power and control is causing some men to act out, and why building awareness around this an important step in creating solutions to these issues [16:26] Why it’s so important for men to volunteer to be a mentor to others, and the benefits our youth will see by having this type of support in their lives [20:38] Stories of men in AJ’s life who have benefited from having a strong role model [23:02] Our challenge for listeners to step up by being a mentor, volunteering and fostering those relationships with the younger generation of this country [25:16] Each of our commitments to each other, ourselves, and our listeners [29:54]
Oct 20 2021
34 mins
7: Becoming A Deliberate Listener
Today’s topic can dramatically improve the quality of our conversations and, in turn, our personal and professional relationships. In this episode, we discuss the importance of becoming a better listener, because so often we jump to our own biases and form judgments before truly processing what the other person is saying. What might be possible if we just listened more? Let’s find out! We’re excited to announce that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you! As always, you can also reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/, or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com too . Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: Personal experiences we have both had where we noticed a lack of listening taking place [6:53] A big lesson about learning that AJ has learned along the way [13:05] Tips for how we can all become better listeners [15:42] Specific questions to ask yourself to assess whether you area good listener [16:30] What the 3 levels of listening are, and why they’re all important to be aware of [17:17] The tremendous gift that deliberate listening can give you [23:11] Why slowing down is such a powerful tool in the listening process [27:08] Self-assessments of our own listening skills [30:32] Links & Resources: The Power of Deliberate Listening | Ronnie Polaneczky | TEDxPhiladelphia Three Levels of Listening - Co-Active Coaching: Henry Kmsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandhal, and Laura Whitworth, authors. https://amzn.to/3mG7RDd Theory U: Levels of Listening: Otto Scharmer, author. https://amzn.to/2WXTx00 Be a Better Listener - Assess Yourself: https://bit.ly/3DvSKD5
Oct 13 2021
38 mins
6: Spotlight On Courage: Vivian Doctora’s Leap of Faith
Today we are excited to bring you another installment of our “Spotlights on Extraordinary People”, where we have conversations with people in our communities, and more importantly, share how they are making a difference in the world. Everyone has a story and we can’t wait to share this one with you. This episode features Vivian Doctora, an inspiring mother and wife who quite literally took a leap of faith to start her own business, realizing that there never is a “perfect” time to pursue your dreams. As you’ll hear, this life-changing decision has not only paid dividends for Vivian and her family, but the impact on her community has been incredible (and she’s only just getting started)! Vivian is a long-time resident of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, and an alumni of Illinois State University. She is a proud owner of Bao Destination (ghost kitchen concept) and R Marketplace (First Food Hall of Bloomington/Normal.) After 21 years of working in the corporate world, she decided to take a chance and become an entrepreneur a few months ago. In addition to being a business owner, she is also a mom of her twins (Riley and Haley) and is married to husband Redney. Although Vivian and Redney both have lived in different states, Bloomington feels like home to them. They both fell in love with the city because of the friendships that they have built throughout the years. The opportunity to use food to share her culture and connect with people in the community is the driving force behind her creation of Bao Destination and R Marketplace (Opening Soon.) She is passionate about helping others and hoping her business venture will allow her to give back to the community that has given her so much. As always, we invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/ or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: Vivian’s inspiring story and how she got to where she is today [2:44] Where she finds the courage and confidence to pursue her dreams, day-in and day-out [7:31] Some of the challenges that Vivian has faced going from a corporate position to owning a business [9:22] The ways she helps others embrace the real significance of her product [15:02] What Vivian is doing to encourage others to start thinking differently about Asian-owned businesses [17:22] How community plays a key role in her business right now, and her future plans [21:32] The best advice Vivian gives for young entrepreneurs looking to chase their dreams in business [26:27] Links & Resources: https://www.baodestination.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Baodestination https://www.instagram.com/baodestination/ info@r-marketplace.com
Oct 6 2021
31 mins
5: Spotlight on Resilience: How Dziko Singleton is Paying It Forward
Today we are excited to begin what we’re calling our “Spotlights on Extraordinary People.” Where we’ll have conversations with people in our communities, and in yours and, more importantly, we’ll share how they are making a difference in the world. Everyone has a story and we can’t wait to share some of them with you. We’re so honored to introduce you to today’s guest, because she is someone who is using what she has learned on own personal journey overcoming addiction to significantly impact the lives of others. Dziko (pronounced ZEE-KOH) Singleton is the co-coordinator for a harm reduction program, a peer recovery specialist, and an HIV testing counselor with the Health Brigade in Richmond, VA, and she identifies as a person in recovery. Dziko is with Health Brigade, formerly known as The Fan Free Clinic, which has the distinction of being the first free clinic as well as the first transgender clinic and the second harm reduction program in Virginia. You can find Richmond Harm Reduction on FB, @richmondharmreduction on IG and Health Brigade website, https://www.healthbrigade.org/. If Dziko’s story and the work she does resonates with you, she can be reached via email at dsingleton@healthbrigade.org  (she receives many phone calls, but answers every email!) As always, we invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com , on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/ or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: The important work that Dziko does right now, and what led her to what she considers her true calling [4:53] The personal challenges she overcame with addiction that now gives her the insight to helps others do the same [6:05] What gives Dziko the courage to not give up on herself and the people that she helps [8:43] The element of hope that she can now give others [14:03] Why Dziko says she had to humble herself in order to accept the help that she was being offered [15:54] What her big dreams look like for making a difference in the lives of those she works with [19:07] The role that active listening can play as a catalyst for change [20:47] Links & Resources: https://www.healthbrigade.org/ dsingleton@healthbrigade.org
Sep 29 2021
33 mins
4: Why Are People So Angry?
The topic we are venturing into today has really been on our hearts and minds, and the question is: why are people so angry at this point in time? Where do we draw the line between people being angry because they feel like their individual rights are being stepped on, and what’s needed to serve the greater good? This episode is an invitation for each of us to have courage in speaking up about what we feel is not right, and to have difficult conversations about issues that matter. If we all just avoid these types of conversations because we fear others’ reactions, then we’re really missing the opportunity to learn and the richness of the dialogue that comes from broadening our perspective. As always, we invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/ or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: How AJ realized he needed help for the anger he was feeling, and the steps he took to become a better version of himself [4:12] The continued importance of pausing and reflecting in this process [7:38] The way to position yourself to have better public discussions about issues in a respectful and healthy manner [9:05] What you can do to step into the position of a role model for others [8:53] A recent personal experience that Stephanie had and how it impacted her perspective [12:16] AJ’s thoughts on how the greater good for all has been forgotten, plus what we can all do about it [17:23] Why avoiding difficult conversations isn’t the answer [18:13] Links & Resources: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/10/politics/anger-american-electorate-cnn-poll/index.html
Sep 22 2021
25 mins
3: Reflections on 9/11 - What Have We Learned?
This is a very special episode for us, as we’re recording it on the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001 - a day that changed all of our lives. In this episode, not only do we want to reflect and share both of our own experiences from 9/11, but we also reveal some of the meaning that came out of that day for us. As always, we invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/ or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: What we both vividly remember, and will never forget, from that dark day 20 years ago [3:51] The ways that the country shifted following these events, and how people here came together to become kinder to each other [8:54] Our thoughts on the response by our country’s leaders in the months following the events of 9/11 [11:37] An honest look at where we feel the nation stands today [15:43] The impact of social media on the current divide we have in our society right now [17:34] Why critical thinking, for each of us, will be key to heal our country [21:10] Our biggest takeaways from this discussion on 9/11, and where we are right now in 2021 [26:33]
Sep 15 2021
30 mins
2: Have We Lost Our Humanity? with Rev. Dr. Lisa Johnson
For Episode 2 of Respect Circles, we’re bringing you our very first guest, and we are so excited to be introducing you to her today. Dr. Alesia Johnson, or “Lisa” as she usually is called, has been an important part of Respect Circles since the beginning, and she always brings such wisdom and depth to our conversations (Lisa also happens to be AJ’s sister!) Lisa is a product of Richmond City Public Schools and retired from teaching in that same school system after serving and working for over thirty years. She is a certified Diversity, Culture Competence, and Social Justice Trainer for the Virginia Education Association. She completed her undergraduate studies and some graduate studies at Virginia State University and additional graduate studies at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree with honors. She has an earned Doctor of Ministry in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. Lisa is a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA, where she works as a counselor with victims of sexual and domestic abuse; couples counseling, teen girls, and individuals who are sensing a need to live life differently. There she also serves as a senior caregiver, a small group facilitator, the Program Director, and a member on the healing care team for the Healing Place ~ Center for Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation. She leads workshops and seminars nationwide and serves as a speaker/facilitator and preacher for conferences. Prior to her call to ministry at First Shiloh, she was a member at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia for over forty years, where she was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel. She is the Chaplain for the Henrico County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, serves on the Board of Directors for Hope for Families (Camp Hope), and also the Council for Richmond Hill. Lisa enjoys teaching, facilitating, fellowshipping with her family and friends, worshipping, and studying the word of God. She has a passion for the marginalized and privileged, the victim and perpetrator, and believes that we all deserve healing. She has traveled extensively to share the gospel. It is her desire to be used by God to serve as a wounded healer, bringing others to a place of holistic healing.  In this episode, we'll begin to have some real dialogue about the issues that we’re all facing in this divided nation, specifically looking at whether or not we have lost our humanity - and if so, how it can be recovered and repaired. You can learn more about Lisa and the work she does at https://alesiajohnson.org/alesiajohnson/, and as always, we invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com , on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/ or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: That work that Lisa does, and what she says matters the most to her when doing it [5:23] What she feels is challenging society in the biggest ways right now [9:14] The main things that people are hungry for, and what would dramatically improve the state of the world that we live in [12:03] What factors Lisa believe landed us where we are at this point in time [16:10] Why the word “reconciliation” causes tension for her, and what she feels is the more appropriate word to use [18:58] Ways that we can collectively start to move towards healing together while advancing the conversation [21:22] The issue that Lisa has with missionary work, and where missionaries are going most often going wrong [25:22] Her best advice for young adults [29:07] A big rule that she lives her life by, and why this is so important to her [35:40] Links & Resources: https://www.facebook.com/dr.lisajohnson https://alesiajohnson.org/ https://twitter.com/DrAlesiaJohnson https://www.instagram.com/dralesiajohnson/
Sep 8 2021
40 mins
1: Let’s Talk About Respect
It’s the very first episode of Respect Circles: The Podcast, and we’re so excited to be starting this journey with you. Today you’ll learn what this podcast is really about, a little bit about us, and why we felt compelled to start a podcast at this time. Behind it all, we want this to be a place where we can come together and talk about things in an authentic, and sometimes messy, way, in a safe place, and to learn to listen for understanding and to gain new perspectives. We invite and welcome your input! Send us your thoughts on what you like about the podcast, what you want to see more of, and who we should invite into the conversation as guests on upcoming episodes. You can always reach us by email, respectcircles@gmail.com, on social media at https://www.facebook.com/respectcircles  and https://www.instagram.com/respectcircles/  or by viewing our website at www.respectcircles.com. Thanks so much for listening! We’d love to have you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating and review. See you next week! In this episode you’ll hear: What “Respect Circles” are all about, and how Stephanie got the idea to begin hosting them [2:05] The inspiration behind AJ getting involved with Respect Circles, plus why he says the timing for it was ideal [3:38] One of the big things Stephanie loves most about the Respect Circle calls [6:34] What AJ has learned on this journey, and the biggest fears he has today that he is still working on overcoming [6:57] The opportunity that each and every one of us has right now, and the possibilities that exist for this podcast [8:38] When it clicked for AJ that Respect Circles was making a real difference for people [9:20] What happens when we aren’t willing or able to speak up for what we believe in [11:02] What is meant by the phrase “the power in the pause”, and why this is part of the process in Respect Circles [14:27] The ways in which Respect Circles is helping people listen from their hearts and focus on the choice to be happy [15:42] A bit more on us, our backgrounds and what motivates each of us [17:16] What you can expect as a listener of this podcast, and a special challenge we have for you [21:18]
Sep 1 2021
24 mins
Respect Circles - Join A Movement of Change

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