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A World of Difference

Lori Adams-Brown

After 20 years of working in Asia, and growing up in South America, I’ve spent my life living in several countries around the world, getting to know people of different cultures, speaking different languages, and learning to appreciate different ways of living this human life. This podcast is a celebration of differences, and a space to discuss how in learning about our differences we discover how we all can benefit from simply listening to and learning from each other. Join us on a deep dive into conversations about how our differences can help us all make a world of difference whether we work in business, volunteer in nonprofits, want to improve faith-based spaces, or we see the need for social impact in our own communities. We discuss a variety of topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as it relates to cultures around the globe, and how we can join together in synergy from our varying perspectives to make a difference that is inclusive and sustainable. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

Wellness:  Sean Palmer on Speaking By the Numbers, Enneagram Types and How Words and Communication Stances Lead to Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
Jun 22 2022
Wellness: Sean Palmer on Speaking By the Numbers, Enneagram Types and How Words and Communication Stances Lead to Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
Sean Palmer speaks about his latest book (Speaking By the Numbers: Enneagram Wisdom for Teachers, Pastors and Communicators) is the teaching pastor at  (Ecclesia Houston), a speaker, and an executive coach. He is the author of Unarmed Empire and a contributing writer to The Voice Bible. Sean is vice-chair of the Missio Alliance board. He and his wife, Rochelle, live in Houston, Texas, with their two daughters. (Listen to him speak) with Suzanne Stabile on The Enneagram Journey podcast. (Read his article) on what it's like to be an Enneagram Three at Enneagram Today. Follow Sean on (Twitter) ****** (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Wellness: Dr. Debbie Pinkston on World Changers, Marriage, and Self Care for Difference Makers
Jun 1 2022
Wellness: Dr. Debbie Pinkston on World Changers, Marriage, and Self Care for Difference Makers
Dr. Deborah Pinkston, LPC, PhD has been a counseling professional for more than 17 years. Debbie has a special interest in counseling women, men, couples, teens, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. Dr. Pinkston has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ouachita Baptist University, a Master of Science in Psychology and Counseling from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from International Theological Seminary. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and enjoys helping couples learn to communicate and connect more intimately. Debbie is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, focusing on self-esteem and body image. She also has experience helping survivors of general trauma, medical trauma, and sexual abuse. She offers Eating Disorder Therapy and Immigration Assessments services. With a deep passion for serving couples in Northwest Arkansas, Debbie also works with parenting adult children. She understands the difficulty of navigating such challenges and because of this, seeks to help and bring guidance to parents when parenting their young adult children. Debbie is an Anger Management Specialist. Serving as a missionary in Venezuela for 25 years, she worked in the counseling field and helped establish two orphanages. During this time, she became fluent in Spanish and now is pleased to be meeting the counseling needs of Hispanic individuals and families in Northwest Arkansas. She has extensive experience in multicultural counseling. In addition to counseling, Debbie is an online professor for (Liberty University )in their Masters and doctoral program in Counseling. She has written several books on the topics of recovery from sexual abuse and anxiety, including Power over Anxiety: No longer overpowered: Practical Strategies for Relieving Anxiety. Debbie enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, and playing tennis, hiking, and kayaking with her husband Silvio. She would say that “her heart is still in Venezuela”. Debbie is on (Linkedin), and is a therapist at: (Summit Family Counseling). The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Wellness: John and Mark Cronin on Downs Syndrome, Crazy Socks, Differing Abilities and Happiness
May 25 2022
Wellness: John and Mark Cronin on Downs Syndrome, Crazy Socks, Differing Abilities and Happiness
John and Mark X. Cronin, the father and son co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, are on a mission to spread happiness. In pursuit of that mission, they have now released The Spreading Happiness Podcast with John and Mark, a weekly, 30-minute podcast designed to bring a smile to your face and make you feel good. During the show, the father and son team banter about what is happening in their lives, their adventures and mishaps, conversations that often lead to hilarious results. As part of each show, they give updates on their sometimes futile efforts to get in shape, share the latest news from John’s love life and tell some jokes. They also share a few good news stories from around the world. The podcast is available on all the usual podcast platforms and at their website. TEDx Appearances John and Mark recently recorded their second TEDx Talk entitled, “Hiring People with Differing Abilities is Not Altruism, It Is Good Business.” That Talk is available on YouTube and the TED platform. Their first TEDx Talk entitled Differently Abled People Want to Help Us is also available on YouTube and the TED platform. Please share and promote these TEDx Talks as you see fit. Helpful Video Links You can find hundreds of videos with John, John and Mark and many others from our business on the John’s Crazy Socks YouTube channel. We also want to share two videos about John’s Crazy Socks that not only can help you prepare for the interview, but you can share through your podcast: •A One Minute Introductory Video: Three Minute Introductory Video: Videos about John and John’s Crazy Socks John’s Crazy Socks has been fortunate to receive considerable media coverage. Here is a sampling of some of that coverage: •CBS Evening News: 22-year-old with Down syndrome founded John's Crazy Socks (cnbc.com) •New York Post: and Friends: can find many more on the In the Media page at our website: John's Crazy Socks in the Media (johnscrazysocks.com) The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans
May 11 2022
Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans
Russ Laraway has had a diverse 28 year operational management career. He was a Company Commander in the Marine Corps before starting his first company, Pathfinders. From there, Russ went to the Wharton School, and then onto management roles at Google and Twitter. He then co-founded Candor, Inc., along with best selling author Kim Scott. Over the last several years, Russ served as the Chief People Officer at Qualtrics, and is now the Chief People Officer for the fast-growing venture capital firm, Goodwater Capital, where he is helping Goodwater and its portfolio companies to empower their people to do great work and be totally psyched while doing it. Over his career, Russ has managed 700 person teams and $700M businesses at places like Google and Twitter -- facing a vast array of leadership challenges along the way. He's the author of the book (When They Win, You Win: Being a Great Manager Is Simpler Than You Think.) (Pre-order the When They Win, You Win book) Follow Russ on Linkedin Follow the book release on (Twitter), (Instagram), (Facebook), The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Wellness:  Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection
May 4 2022
Wellness: Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection
As we finish out Autism Awareness Month and begin Mental Health Awareness Month, many are feasting for Eid at the end of Ramadan. All Star Wars friends are hoping May the 4th will be with you, and yet we do not want to forget that Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mothers who work outside the home and do both paid and unpaid work really face impossible challenges toward wellness. However, there is hope. As we begin our Wellness series, we have a guest on this episode who will remind us to be kind to ourselves, and give us practical tools that don't overwhelm us in the process. Rebekah Jackson is a certified independent health coach and a business coach to other health coaches. She lost over 25 pounds in her health journey and has gained changes in her overall mindset in learning to live in long term optimal health and habits. From someone who used to believe that “running off the food” would make a difference to learning to fuel her body, mind, and spirit, she has learned that the journey to health is just that… a journey.  Rebekah has coached over 100 people in the last year in their own health journey as they have pursued optimal health one healthy habit at a time and leads a team of 7 coaches in their businesses in caring for others and supporting them in their journey.  Rebekah is also a licensed/certified occupational therapist and loves to incorporate this into her health coaching in order to support others in reaching and achieving the goals they never thought possible and enjoying the “habits and hobbies” that bring them joy.  She’s a wife of almost 19 years, a mother to an energetic 9 year old and loves to run and try new recipes. Reach out to Rebekah for Health Coaching on (Facebook) or (Instagram). Fill out Rebekah's (Health Assessment). Join before May 9 for $100 off. The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness
Apr 27 2022
Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness
(Steve Fredlund) is a sought-after innovator engaged to solve the most complex problems. His insights have powered hundreds of breakthroughs in corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. He is the founder and Lead Strategist for Steve Fredlund Solutions and Small Small Business as well as the creator of The Solving BOX™. Currently Steve is focused on improving small business leadership effectiveness, corporate employee engagement and organizational expertise in problem-solving. Here's (Steve's Ted Talk) on "Putting the Right Peeps in Your Jeep." Steve knows the highs and lows of leadership. For the past 15 years, he has been on a quest to understand the true driving forces of authentic happiness. As a professional speaker, Steve’s insights are transforming the lives of leaders and employees across the country. He has spent his entire life in East Central Minnesota with his wife Tracy and their three, now-grown children. He loves podcasting, poker, disc golf and trying to stay a loyal Minnesota sports fan.The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Biden's Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience
Apr 22 2022
EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Biden's Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience
(Dave Johnson) is a lawyer, teacher and writer. He has served as general counsel for several tech companies in Silicon Valley across the last twenty years. For the last decade he has held teaching and research posts at Stanford Law School, as well as the Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Dave’s client list included some of the biggest names in science and technology: Apple, Caliper, Google, McKesson, and (The Computer History Museum). He has testified before Congress and the California Assembly on technology policy matters, and as expert witness on intellectual property in federal court. His most recent article, Design for Legal Systems, was published by the Singapore Academy of Law in Spring 2021. For his JSM degree in Environmental Law and Policy at (Stanford), Dave’s thesis examined software design methods and their potential to improve global environmental policy, especially with respect to climate change. He is currently working on a book titled Climate Activism by Design, bringing design principles to bear on citizen activists responding to corporate and government inaction on this immediate, existential crisis facing all of humankind. WEBSITE: ( BIO: (law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson) DESIGN BIO: (dschool.stanford.edu/team-member?name=david-johnson) EMAIL: dwj@law.stanford.edu PHONE: 650.544.8108  DESIGN FOR LEGAL SYSTEMS: (The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging:  Corey Nathan on Growing Up Jewish, Finding Jesus, Celebrating Passover & Easter and How to Have Civil Civic Discourse Around Politics
Apr 13 2022
Belonging: Corey Nathan on Growing Up Jewish, Finding Jesus, Celebrating Passover & Easter and How to Have Civil Civic Discourse Around Politics
Corey Nathan, host of the podcast Talkin‘ Politics & Religion Without Killin‘ Each Other! is on the show this week talking about, you guessed it, politics and religion. Buckle up because this conversation goes deep fast. Corey Nathan was raised in an observant Jewish household attending an Orthodox synagogue. His family is mostly from Brooklyn, NY; but Corey grew up on the Jersey side - Bruce Springsteen country! In his late 20s, much to the family's chagrin, Corey became a Born-again Christian. Not long after this epiphany, however, the new believer began to find many of the prevailing social and political positions of contemporary American Evangelicalism to be at odds with the very Scriptures that are supposed to be Christians’ authority for how to engage in the world. Vocationally, Corey started out as a stockbroker (Series 7, Series 63) during the day while he was studying at a theatre conservatory at night. Since then, he’s been an entrepreneur with one foot in business and one foot in creative pursuits having built and managed such endeavors as: - a specialty headhunting firm - a theatre and film ministry - a residential and commercial service company - a 501c3 to help folks during the pandemic - and most recently a new media/content company. Avocationally, Corey continues to be a student of theology, politics and culture and enjoys sharing invigorating conversations with world-renowned experts of these subjects on the podcast he produces and hosts, Talkin’ Politics & Religion Without Killin’ Each Other. He can also be caught having these same kinds of discussions with friends and family over a good whiskey or glass of wine with the music of Monk, Coltrane or Louis Armstrong setting the mood. Corey has been married to Lisa for almost 25 years and has 3 kids, Savannah (21), Jackie-boy (18) and Emerson (17) along with the family pooches, Bailey and Charles Mingus the 3rd. As for rumors of his exploits in the world of Texas Holdem Poker, we can neither confirm nor deny those reports. The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging: Kristin Henning on The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, Her Work as a Georgetown Law Professor, and Why Juveniles Are Stereotyped From Just the Word Itself
Apr 6 2022
Belonging: Kristin Henning on The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, Her Work as a Georgetown Law Professor, and Why Juveniles Are Stereotyped From Just the Word Itself
A nationally recognized writer, trainer, and consultant in juvenile justice reform, Kristin Henning speaks on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. Her book,  (The Rage of Innocence), is a powerful analysis of how the legal system criminalizes normal adolescent behavior in communities of color. In it, she lays bare the long-term consequences of racism and trauma that Black children experience at the hands of police (and their vigilante surrogates) and explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear and resent the police. In her lectures and workshops, Henning examines how normal adolescent behaviors are distorted into crime and deviance among Black youth, who are denied the grace and tolerance society extends to their white peers. Drawing upon her experience working in D.C.’s juvenile courts, she examines the physical and psychological harms of constant discriminatory and aggressive police surveillance during adolescence – the last period of significant flexibility in the brain – and discusses the devastating long-term consequences criminalization has on the development of Black youth. In her timely and essential workshops, Kristin Henning helps organizations identify unconscious racial bias and challenge racial injustice and inequality. In her educational and dynamic talks, she discusses the challenges she encountered in her legal career and the need for police, prosecutors, and judges to examine their personal biases and combat them in favor of equitable treatment. Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law, where she teaches students about criminal law, family law, and racial bias in the juvenile and criminal legal systems. Before joining Georgetown University, she worked as a public defender, where she organized and led a juvenile unit representing children arrested in the Washington D.C. area. She is currently the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center and serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. Henning received her B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from Yale University. She has received numerous awards for commitment to justice, including the 2021 Juvenile Leadership Prize from the Juvenile Law Center, the 2015 Award for Youth Justice from the DC Lawyers for Youth and 2013 Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Award for Excellence in Juvenile Defense by the National Juvenile Defender Center. Join our  (Patreon community of Difference-Makers) The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following...
Belonging:  Jo Saxton on Recent Clergy Abuse Cases, Leadership Pipelines for Women, and Her Own Nigerian-British Woman's History
Mar 30 2022
Belonging: Jo Saxton on Recent Clergy Abuse Cases, Leadership Pipelines for Women, and Her Own Nigerian-British Woman's History
Join our (Patreon community of Difference-Makers) (Jo Saxton) is a speaker, author, podcast host, and leadership coach who has dedicated her career to investing in women leaders own their voice and find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England. Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris and two daughters. She loves the everyday stuff like good music, good food, and good friends. And Target. She really, really loves Target. (Sign up) for: (Ezer Collective Leadership Intensive): Northern California Hosted at Midtown Church SacramentoMon May 9, 2022 6:30 PM - Wed May 11, 2022 3:00 PM Midtown Church-Sacramento, 95818 Jo has authored 6 books including: (Ready to Rise: own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, and Step into Your Influence), (The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For )Jo podcasts with Pastor Steph at (Lead Stories) The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you. Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging:  Lola Adeyemo on Immigrant Women in Corporate Spaces, ERGs, and Being Nigerian in California
Mar 23 2022
Belonging: Lola Adeyemo on Immigrant Women in Corporate Spaces, ERGs, and Being Nigerian in California
Lori is speaking at the (Podcast Movement Evolutions Conference )in LA March 23-26. Her session is on Inclusion for Social Impact: How Podcasting Can Lead to Societal Change. Sign up with Lori's discount code below to attend at JW Marriott @ LA LiveOr Virtually From Around the World! Will Ferrell is the keynote speaker. Join nearly 2,000 podcasters and industry professionals from around the world. USE CODE FRIEND25 AND SAVE $25          (REGISTER NOW)        ************** Lola Adeyemo is the founder and CEO of ( EQImindset) (EQI is from Equity and Inclusion). As a certified diversity, equity & inclusion professional, she leverages her experiences as an Immigrant, a career mom, and a Scientist and within different global corporations to inspire and motivate underrepresented individuals. Her goal is to expand the conversations on identity dimensions and intersectionality to help underrepresented and unheard voices be the best versions of themselves regardless of the systems they operate within, Corporate, Non-Profit or Schools.  Lola is currently working towards her Doctorate in Strategic leadership program with a dissertation focus on belonging for Immigrant women and Her book on "Immigrant Women In Corporate America and Belonging" is set for a fall 2022 release. Lola is on (Linkedin) and (Instagram)  The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you. Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging:  Paul Henderson on Slave No More, Speaking Encouragement to Students, The Talk, and Confederate Statues in Richmond
Mar 16 2022
Belonging: Paul Henderson on Slave No More, Speaking Encouragement to Students, The Talk, and Confederate Statues in Richmond
The (She Leads Church Conference) is happening virtually March 16-17. It's free! (Register here) to hear many outstanding women speak on a variety of topics at this summit. Three women who have been guests here on the A World of Difference podcast will also be speaking: Nona Jones, Angie Ward and Andrena Sawyer. Lori will be speaking on the first day on Diversity & Inclusion in the Church. Please join in any time on March 16-17, or buy a pass to access the videos longer. It's a great opportunity to join women around the world in learning and making a difference together. ******** (Paul A. Henderson) is a Dean of Students, sports chaplain, author, and motivational speaker. He is a former track and field athlete at Virginia Commonwealth University. Paul blogs at (Fatherhood on the Fly,) where his slogan is, “We’re learning, we’re growing, and we’re getting better one day at a time.” He uses a combination of encouragement and humor from daily experiences with his boys to inspire dads from different backgrounds to embrace the journey of fatherhood and all that comes with it. Slave No More: Conquering the Master Within, Paul’s first book, was released January 4, 2022. Paul is married to Kierra, and they have four sons, PJ, Joey, David, and Noah. Follow Paul on (Linkedin), (Facebook) and (Instagram). The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you. Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch Join our Patreon community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging:  Dr. Mimi Haddad for International Women's Day on Christians for Biblical Equality (replay episode)
Mar 8 2022
Belonging: Dr. Mimi Haddad for International Women's Day on Christians for Biblical Equality (replay episode)
(Sign up for She Leads Church '22 Virtual Conference) for free Mimi Haddad serves as president and CEO of (CBE International )and as an adjunct associate professor of historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude). She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England. Haddad received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University 2013. She is serves in leadership with Evangelicals for Justice and is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Women Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society.  Mimi is an award-winning author and has written more than one hundred academic, popular, and blog articles. She has also contributed to over fifteen books, most recently: “Helping the Church Understand Biblical Gender Equality,” “History Matters: Evangelicals and Women,” and “Human Flourishing: Global Perspectives,” in  (Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy) (IVP, third edition forthcoming); “Ideas Have Consequences,” in Created to Thrive (CBE International, 2021); “Examples of Women’s Leadership in the Old Testament and Church History” in  (Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry), part of the Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies Series 21 (Brill NV, 2016);  (Is Women's Equality a Biblical Ideal?) with Sean Callaghan (second edition coming in 2021). Haddad has been also published in journals, magazines and blogs, including Ashland Theological Journal, The Campbellsville Review, Catalyst, Christian Ethics Today, Christianity Today, Evangelical Fellowship of India, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, Sojourners, William Carey Development Journal, Missio Alliance, Her.meneutics, Mutuality, and Priscilla Papers. Mimi has taught for colleges and seminaries around the world. She has served as a gender and theology consultant with World Relief, World Vision International, and SASA! Faith Beyond Borders. Haddad served as convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization. Mimi writes, teaches, and speaks on matters related to development, justice, faith and gender. Mimi and her husband, Dale, live in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and are involved in local ministries. Mimi is co-host of CBE International’s  (Mutuality Matters) podcast segment, “Global Impact: Egalitarian Activism and Human Flourishing.”  (Upcoming Speaking Engagements) (Request Mimi to Speak/Endorse) (CBE-Published Resources by Mimi Haddad) (Non CBE Resources by Mimi Haddad)The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast...
Belonging: Jeff Le on Growing Up Vietnamese-American, His Work in Politics & Tech, and Solutions for AAPI Racism at Work
Mar 2 2022
Belonging: Jeff Le on Growing Up Vietnamese-American, His Work in Politics & Tech, and Solutions for AAPI Racism at Work
Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, FOX News, The Hill, Washingtonian, Roll Call, Bustle, Forbes, local and regional newspapers in 35 states. During the height of the #StopAsianHate movement, Jeff penned an opinion piece that received national attention in POLITICO Magazine called  (I Thought I Knew How to Succeed as an Asian in U.S. Politics. Boy, Was I Wrong.) that highlighted his experiences in workplace discrimination in politics and racism throughout his life.   Jeff is now an executive leader in technology where he is Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs for Rhino, a fintech startup working to give renters everywhere greater financial freedom through affordable insurance options. Prior to joining Rhino, Jeff was U.S. State and Local Public Policy Lead for VMware, a digital technology and infrastructure company, and managed the company’s gubernatorial, state, county, and local relationships across all 50 states and Canada. Jeff focused on emerging technology policy, including privacy, 5G, broadband, cyber, sustainability, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, education, and IT modernization.    He also sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services where he provides recommendations to the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor on response and policy pertaining to cyber, disasters, terrorism, drug interdiction, intelligence, and other emerging threats.    Jeff previously served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary for California Governor Jerry Brown where he oversaw homeland security and natural disaster response, immigration, economic development, government operations and civil service reform, emerging technology, artificial intelligence, blockchain, future of work, privacy and cybersecurity, food and agriculture, military, veterans and tribal affairs, and led state negotiations for disaster relief from three historic fires and a megadrought.    As Governor Brown’s Deputy Director for External and International Affairs, Jeff interfaced with domestic stakeholders and convened foreign dignitaries on behalf of the state. He has also worked at the State Department, U.S. House of Representatives, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, United Nations, Carter Center, and the National Democratic Institute.    Jeff graduated from the University of California, San Diego and received his graduate degree as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Central European University. He is a Millennium Leadership Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman National Security Project Partner, and has been selected for bilateral leadership programs to Japan, Germany, the UK, Spain, and Italy.     Jeff has completed four 100-mile running races, qualified for the Boston Marathon, has been to every Major League Baseball ballpark, all 50 states, and 85 countries. Here's two links that Jeff mentioned in our convo:  PBS:  ( Americans Advancing Justice Training:  ( A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect
Belonging: Catherine McNeil on Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for Our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies
Feb 23 2022
Belonging: Catherine McNeil on Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for Our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies
Catherine McNiel writes about the creative and redemptive work of God in our real, ordinary lives. Her upcoming book,  (Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for Our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies), just released from NavPress in February 2022. Catherine studies theology while caring for three kids, two jobs, and one enormous garden.If Jesus commands Christians to love their neighbors, why are so many North American Christians taught to fear their neighbors? The US church is known as a people who are afraid, who have been nurtured through fear into hatred, and who have moved from hatred to violence—or at least to neglect. This fear, too often lived out boldly in the name of Jesus, is a false religion. If God instructs Christians to welcome strangers, why are so many US Christians ignoring the scriptural commands that say not to withhold hospitality or help from anyone in need? So why do we fear strangers, especially those needing hospitality, afraid that their presence may threaten what we have? If Jesus taught all of His followers to love their enemies, why aren't more North American Christians regularly praying and hearing sermons about how to pray for those who actively harm them? Instead, many church-goers in this polarized context, create enemies in their minds, seeing anyone who thinks, believes, looks, or lives differently from North American Christians as dangerous, a threat to their way of living. The Christian community exists to declare and demonstrate God’s love and to follow Jesus in practicing love over fear, even in unsafe times and places. It’s time to call all people of faith to reclaim our brave fear of God and risk transformative love for the sake of our neighbors, the strangers among us, and our enemies. Christians are to be people of God's Kingdom, which is a place of flourishing and belonging where all nations, races, tribes and languages are welcome. Fearing Bravely teaches us that we have nothing to fear. Instead, we can respond to our fear problem with a brave love that emerges from choosing to let our fear and awe of God overcome our fear of everything else. Catherine McNiel writes with conviction, wisely guiding us to recognize our fear and, with God's help, not let it limit us to love courageously all who are among us. The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for...
Belonging: Michael Fosberg on Discovering What it Means to Be Black in America, Biracial Privilege, His Family's Proud Black History and Beautiful Belonging in a Surprise Black Family
Feb 16 2022
Belonging: Michael Fosberg on Discovering What it Means to Be Black in America, Biracial Privilege, His Family's Proud Black History and Beautiful Belonging in a Surprise Black Family
Chicago native (Michael Fosberg )has spoken at nearly a thousand high schools, colleges, government agencies, corporations, law firms and not-for-profits since 2005, utilizing his award winning autobiographical story, told in the form of a one-man play, as an entry point for meaningful dialogues on race and identity. He has collaborated with a number of professional diversity practitioners on programs to foster deeper dialogue in corporate settings and at educational institutions. His work with groups such as; The Boeing Company, United Way Worldwide, PNC Financial Services, Proctor & Gamble, The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, and The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is reshaping the way organizations talk about race, identity and diversity. Michael has been a frequent guest in the media speaking on these issues, and his latest book, (Nobody Wants to Talk About It; Race, Identity and the Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations) offers readers seven important tools to engage in authentic dialogue. In 2011 he published his memoir; ( Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery) and he has just launched a series of unique virtual e-learning programs utilizing his award-winning play as the entry point for delving into uncomfortable conversations. The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you. Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -
Belonging: Martine Kalaw on the ABC's of Diversity, Black History Month, Corporate Employee Engagement and Immigration Among African-Americans
Feb 10 2022
Belonging: Martine Kalaw on the ABC's of Diversity, Black History Month, Corporate Employee Engagement and Immigration Among African-Americans
Martine Kalaw is the CEO and president of ( Martine Kalaw Enterprises, LLC); a consultancy focused on learning & development, human resources, and diversity, equity & inclusion for corporations, organizations, and nonprofits. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration focusing on immigration law from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and has authored two books, (Illegal Among Us: A Stateless Woman’s Quest for Citizenship) and (The ABCs of Diversity: A Managers Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.) As an organizational development expert, Martine has single-handedly built and executed onboarding solutions, management and leadership programs, global mentorship programs consisting of 400+ employees, and designed and customized training for Macy’s, Xaxis, Wheels Up, and Education First. Martine transforms the implicit biases of working professionals and leads “heavy” conversations related to race and legal status. She specifically focuses on unconscious beliefs towards blacks and immigrants through workshops and seminars while also equipping companies with training to up-skill new managers. Martine partners with global professionals to implement learning and workforce development strategies and solutions incorporating race and biases, manager training, and inter/intra department communication. Her soft skills curriculum is popular with late-stage startups experiencing pangs due to a merger, an acquisition, exponential growth, or a sudden reduction in business. A passionate DE&I consultant, Martine has written for publications like Huffington Post and has delivered a (TEDx talk )on immigration policies as they relate to equity and inclusion. She’s also appeared on C-span. Outside of her work, Martine contributes thought leadership around immigration reform. She’s spoken at Senator McCain’s 2006 Town Hall Rally on Immigration and the U.S. House of Representative’s Judiciary Subcommittee’s 2007 hearing on Immigration Reform. Her story has appeared in USA Today, Metro New York, and The New York Sun. Martine is also the founder and executive director of Stateless and Dreamers Foundation (SAD), which she created after her seven-year battle with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which eventually led to her U.S. citizenship. SAD provides guidance and practical tools that stateless persons and undocumented immigrants can use to navigate between lawyers and the courts more effectively. The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast.
Belonging: Andrena Sawyer on Black History Month, Entrepreneurship, Purpose, Sierra Leone's Civil War, and Resiliency
Feb 2 2022
Belonging: Andrena Sawyer on Black History Month, Entrepreneurship, Purpose, Sierra Leone's Civil War, and Resiliency
The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse (@loriadbr). ( or (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: ( you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice? Go to  ( to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast. Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast. Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances. If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster. You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you. Mentioned in this episode: Join our Patreon community Join our Patreon Community for exclusive content, experiences and merch This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn -