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.


September 22, 2023 52 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Craig and Patricia Neal co-founders of The Heartland Circle and co-authors of The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations. Heartland Circle was born from Craig’s early “awakening to a greater purpose” at the 1963 March on Washington, and from Patricia’s vision for creating a global community of new leaders. Craig & Patricia are committed to bringing authentic engage...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lisa Nichols, best-selling author, speaker, humanitarian, & corporate CEO whose global platform Motivating the Masses, Inc, has reached & served nearly 30 million people. Twenty years of determination & courage, pushing through multiple struggles to transform herself & help others do the same, have led her to this moment. Lisa Nichols is one of only two African-American female founders to take her own comp...
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September 8, 2023 54 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, founder of Strozzi work & Strozzi Institute, & author of The Art of Somatic Coaching. Richard says the ‘self’ is the leader’s primary source of power & effectiveness. The success or failure of leaders is more than a game of expertise & strategy. “It has become abundantly clear to me that we do not transform ourselves and our thinking through good ideas or hope. To make su...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Christine Hibbard, humanitarian, & recipient of the United Nations Association Human Rights Award. Christine has worked with refugees & survivors in Kosovo, the Middle East & Uganda, helping to heal wounds left by war, genocide & illness. A clinical psychotherapist, university professor & ordained interfaith minister, she has spent a lifetime exploring the relationship of science & spirituality. She is ...
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August 25, 2023 54 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Michael J. Gelb, the leading authority in the fields of creative thinking and accelerated learning. He has authored 12 books on creativity and innovation, including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. What is genius? Michael Gelb says you don’t have to be born a genius; you just have to learn to think like one. Having studied some of the world...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Ocean Robbins co-founder & CEO of Food Revolution Network & co-author Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body & Your World with Food! Can you believe that it was ice cream that led to a healthy food revolution? It's true. Ocean Robbins' grandfather, Irvine Robbins, founded Baskin-Robbins ice cream company. Ocean's father, John Robbins chose a path that was a departure from the establishment, ...
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August 11, 2023 55 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Stephen M. R. Covey & Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, & Joy in a Low-Trust World.   The first job of a leader is to inspire trust, and the second is to extend it. So say Covey & Link. In Smart Trust, they tell us that a powerful, global renaissance of trust has begun. Sparked by recent world events, business ethics, and transparency enabled by the internet, this call for...
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August 4, 2023 55 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Luh Ketut Suryani, M.D., Ph.D. a renowned Balinese healer, highly acclaimed western-trained psychiatrist and a leader in bridging indigenous Balinese knowledge and values with the western world. Founder of Suryani Institute for Mental Health, much of her work focuses on the challenges of the children of Bali. Dr. Suryani has authored numerous books on Balinese culture and spiritual practices, hosts her ...
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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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July 21, 2023 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Vazken Kalayjian, award-winning global branding expert, design strategist, artist, & author; Co-Founder & Global Head of Design & Branding of Learning Learning Architects, LLC; and founding member of Tribe Global Network. Are your values aligned with your business? A childhood lesson from his father is the cornerstone of Vazken’s work in branding: you are your values & they are in everything you do. His...
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July 14, 2023 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Philo Ikonya of Kenya, a human rights activist, social change motivator, ardent poet, writer and lecturer. Philo holds postgraduate degrees in the Arts and consults on gender, governance and media issues. Philo courageously writes about the injustices of Kenya. In her series, Kenya Is Burning, she reflects on her country's struggles with the devastating violence that has claimed so many lives and turned its...
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July 7, 2023 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes David Jay, an international fashion photographer & founder of The Scar Project, a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors to raise awareness, challenge traditional perceptions about the disease. David Jay has been shooting fashion & beauty professionally for over 20 years. His images have appeared in a multitude of international magazines & advertising campaigns. As an edgy fashion...
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June 30, 2023 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Ken Honda, best-selling author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. Is your money happy? Are you happy with your money? Ken Honda says money should never get in the way of being happy. And for sure, making your happiness dependent on achieving your goals or your net worth number is backward. Happiness is a state of being, not a destination. Can you be generally happy, just not h...
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June 23, 2023 60 mins
Our friend Neal Rogin passed away last week. 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. Neal's mastery at combining wordplay with insight made him a bit of a “coyote shaman”. We will miss you dear Neal. May you rest and play in the eternal consciousness of love. Cheryl Esposito welcomes Neal Rogin, ...
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June 16, 2023 54 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Deirdre Hade & Will Artnz. Deirdre is a poet, modern day mystic, spiritual teacher. Radiance Healing & Radiance Meditation is her mindfulness system combining spiritual & practical to connect deeply to self & the possible. William Arntz began his career as a research laser physicist (think: the real Star Wars for the U.S. gov’t). He wrote a systems management software system AutoSys, & sold his company. The...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Cherie Clark & James Redmond, creators of the film Shock Incarceration, a program developed & directed by Dr. Clark for NY State Department of Correctional Services, readying inmates for a successful life on the outside. What if prison reform was about human beings & not politics?And the intention was to cultivate self-respect, self-discipline & life skills, & provide intensive substance abuse treatment...
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June 2, 2023 54 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes David Sibbet, President & Founder, The Grove Consultants International. He is a pioneer of visual facilitation—the use of large-scale, interactive graphics to support group process in meetings, teams, and organizations. David is the author of a three-volume Visual Leadership series, his most recent: Visual Leaders:New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change. How many times have you been aske...
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May 26, 2023 43 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Cynthia James, inspirational leader in the field of personal transformation, international speaker, coach, and best-selling author. Her newest book Does My Voice Matter? A Journey of Self-Discovery, Authenticity and Empowerment, captures our imagination as we explore “what if’s” of our own story, name the signature moments of our life, and vision what else is mine to do with this life?” Cynthia's exper...
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May 19, 2023 60 mins
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Riane Eisler, bestselling author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics; The Chalice & the Blade; Nurturing Our Humanity; & The Power of Partnership. Riane recognizes, Our nation and our world are hungry for new ways of thinking. She sees opportunity for a sympathetic world by creating caring societies working through the economic system. And as long as caring is off the economic scale, ...
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May 12, 2023 50 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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