Leading Conversations

Leading Conversations

Dialogue is the single most powerful leadership tool we have to make a difference in the world. “Leading Conversations” with host Cheryl Esposito creates a place for that dialogue. Tune in to the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday as Cheryl host’s new conversations among leaders from around the world in business, government, art, economics, and social change. We’ll explore big ideas and everyday actions, and learn how their own leadership has led them to discover a newfound sense of possibility in the world. “Leading Conversations” with Cheryl Esposito - bringing big thinkers together in conversations that make a difference – right here on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Friday morning at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Episodes

June 21, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Melanie DewBerry, author of The Power of Naming: A Journey to Find Your Soul’s Identity. Known as the Soul Coach, she is an educator in the power of language to shape our sense of self. Wisdom is the language of the soul, says Melanie Dewberry. It speaks to us. Why do we ignore it? Often data and intellect can take precedence over wisdom. Intellect without wisdom, lacks guidance. Melanie knows what it’s l...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Rajni Bakshi an economic journalist & author of Bazaars, Conversations & Freedom: for a market culture beyond greed & fear. Rajni is the founder and curator of Ahimsa Conversations, an online platform for exploring the possibilities of nonviolence. Since 1985 Rajni has made a home in the fertile ground between journalism and activism - chronicling struggles for more humane and ecologically sound ways of lif...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Gail Larsen, author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell A Better Story. Gail is founder of Real Speaking, designed to support people in shaping the story of their life experience and self-expression to become powerful platform speakers. We all have a story. How we tell it matters. Gail says: “I have learned there is no art in speaking without heart, and heart is present only ...
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May 31, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lisa Kalmin, transformational leader and trainer, and author of The Problem with the Problem is the Way You See The Problem. Lisa Kalmin is focused…on a world transformed, on a humanity that can make that happen. As a transformational trainer, she has helped thousands of people to redefine what is possible for them. She didn’t always do this work. Lisa was an Investment Manager for a financial firm wh...
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May 24, 2024 60 mins
Our friend Neal Rogin passed away last year. Neal's mastery at combining wordplay with insight made him a bit of a “coyote shaman”. Neal’s brilliant wit, compassionate heart, and gift for bringing wisdom in the form of humor, made him a one-of-a-kind human…and one of the kindest humans to walk the earth. Cheryl Esposito welcomes Neal Rogin, a multi-award winning writer & filmmaker. Neal's compassion for life & human connection l...
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May 17, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Lyly Rojas, a university professor, international humanitarian, and co-founder of the European Institute of Collaborative Law. She specializes in the teaching the culture of Peace (inner and outer) and Corporate Social Responsibility, and Multicultural Intelligence. Lyly was born in Nicaragua, a country of conflict with a long history of turmoil, and ultimately her family had to flee because of their po...
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May 10, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Sonia Choquette, spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, transformational guide, & author of 19 best sellers on intuitive awakening & transformational capabilities. Our sixth sense, intuition, is our “first sense.” It is the conscious intelligence of our heart…many of us ignore its wisdom. We disregard our knowing in favor of the facts. Urgency addicted, we miss opportunities to create connections. In...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes GP Walsh, author of The Tao of Allowing: Surfing on the Law of Attraction. A master meditation teacher and often called the Irreverent Sage, he asks: “Have you ever wondered: Why does self-help promise so much and deliver so little? Why is spiritual practice so damn hard? Why is the world messed up? Why do I keep working on myself and never get fixed?” Uh-huh. We thought so. GP Walsh wants to be sure we...
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April 26, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Shelly Lefkoe, co-founder of The Lefkoe Institute, and co-author of Hitting the Wall, Eliminate the Beliefs That Sabotage Your Business and Your Life. Behavior changes don’t always stick. Ever wonder why? Our lives are driven by beliefs – many that go unexamined, and shape behaviors. Beliefs can manifest as phobias, relationships that never worked, violence, procrastination, unwilling to confront people, a...
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April 19, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Deirdre Hade, a spiritual teacher and visionary leader in the ancient arts of the wisdom traditions. She is founder of the Foundation for Radiance, a non-profit center dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss. It is time to bring to life the wisdom traditions and ancient truths of sages and prophets, and make them new again. We have much to learn, and Deirdre wants us to ...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Jerilyn Brusseau, a cook, baker, restaurateur, businesswoman, humanitarian and cultural diplomat. She is founder of PeaceTable and co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam. Her story begins in her grandmother’s kitchen and takes her globetrotting in the spirit of peace and diplomacy. Jerilyn passionately advocates warm-hearted, soul-connected food as the most common language spoken around the world. She founded Pea...
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April 5, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Sandra Joseph, a history-making Broadway star turned author and speaker. For nearly a decade, she played one of the best-known roles in Broadway history: Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Her new book is Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway. Sandra’s extraordinary journey includes transforming her own life from being too afraid to sing in public (yes, really!) to beco...
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March 29, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Anita Sanchez, Aztec and Mexican-American thought leader, global business consultant, and author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. Wisdom is speaking...can you hear it? Have you allowed yourself the quiet to listen for wisdom in you, wisdom of lineage, wisdom of humanity? Never in human history have we had access to so much information, and so little of the wisdom we crave. ...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Meg Wheatley, author, teacher, advisor, & thought leader on our global culture and the choices we have to make as leaders today. Her book, Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality I Claiming Leadership I Restoring Sanity is a call for sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit. Courageous & noble leaders showing high moral principles and ideals, can create islands of sanity as the way forward. We have a ...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Greg Delson, vocal artist songwriter, & Founder of the LANDLIGHTS Center for Voice in Los Angeles, CA. When he’s not touring or performing with his band – Father Tiger – or with collectives and music projects, Greg is teaching. Greg Delson knows the power of voice. Singing lets people tap into their own power. GRAMMY award winners & beginners come to him to work his magic, producing stellar results. He say...
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March 8, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Shelly Lefkoe, co-founder of The Lefkoe Institute, and co-author of Hitting the Wall, Eliminate the Beliefs That Sabotage Your Business and Your Life. Behavior changes don’t always stick. Ever wonder why? Our lives are driven by beliefs – many that go unexamined, and shape behaviors. Beliefs can manifest as phobias, relationships that never worked, violence, procrastination, unwilling to confront people, ...
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March 1, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, inspirer, best-selling author, transformational teacher, & wisdom leader to a new generation of spiritual seekers. Kute’s mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. His recent book, The Magic of Surrender I Finding the Courage to Let Go challenges us to take a new look at surrender. ...
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February 23, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dawson Church, author of The Genie in Your Genes demonstrates the link between emotions&genetics. His book Mind to Matter:The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality examines the science of peak mental states known as“flow.” Dawson is founder of National Institute for Integrative Healthcare&initiated the Veterans Stress Project treating PTSD. Using Emotional Freedom Technique,86% were...
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February 16, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Luisah Teish, a writer and extraordinary storyteller, internationally known for her performances of African, Caribbean, and African-American folklore and feminist myth. She is author of Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Season with Celebrations from Around the World and Carnival of the Spirit. Teish connects us with the ancestors, bringing wisdom traditions and rituals to life. Her stories teach us what th...
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February 9, 2024 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Frederick Johnson, an accomplished vocalist & percussionist, recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers. He has recorded & toured with jazz legends Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, George Benson, BB King & others. Around the world, Fred teaches the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing & hea...
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