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.

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August 5, 2022 54 min
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...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Peter Senge, PhD., a Senior Lecturer at MIT, & founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL). He is author of many books including The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization; Presence: Human Purpose & the Field of the Future; and Necessary Revolution: How Individuals & Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. As a systems ...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Margaret J. Wheatley, Ph.D., co-founder of Berkana Institute, a global charitable foundation dedicated to serving life-affirming leaders. Meg says there is a call to fearlessness for gentle leaders.” There’s a way of leading in these times of fear that calls for different qualities and behavior. Bold moves are needed. What are the bold moves we can make that don't produce yet more fear? Meg Wheatley ...
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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 t...
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July 8, 2022 50 min
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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July 1, 2022 52 min
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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June 24, 2022 53 min
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. Lise Janelle, DC, Transformational Coach & Founder of Center for Heart Living dedicated to empowering people by connecting them to their core values. Lise is author of Conversation with the Heart: Reveal Yourself to Yourself. In her 22 years as a healing professional, Lise saw her patients get better but not always stay better. She began to suspect something deeper was at work. As she questioned...
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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 subst...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lissa Rankin, M.D., physician, speaker, New York Times bestselling author & Founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute. After years as a practicing OB/GYN physician, Lissa Rankin decided there had to be a better way to live into her purpose for becoming a physician in the first place. She stepped away from the conventional practice of healthcare, but not away from caring for the health and well be...
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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Anat Baniel, best-selling author of Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality, & Kids Beyond Limits. Movement is the language of the brain...any part of the body that does not have movement, the brain does not recognize. Anat Baniel, founder of the “Neuromovement© Revolution,” has uncovered the nine essentials the brain requires to transform pain & limitation into vitality, wel...
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May 27, 2022 57 min
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 ...
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May 20, 2022 60 min
Today we re-visit an interview with Angeles Arrien, who is deeply missed by so many. Though she is gone, her wisdom and understanding of cultural evolution endures, her words matter, maybe more than ever. Angeles was an anthropologist, educator, award-winning author, consultant, and Founder and President of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research.Her work bridges cultural anthropology, psychology, an...
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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,...
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May 6, 2022 50 min
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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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...
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April 22, 2022 43 min
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Cynthia James, inspirational leader in the field of personal transformation, creator of Emotional Integration techniques, award winning author, actress and singer. 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 wit...
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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 Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Women Food & God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything; and Lost & Found: One Woman’s Story of Losing Her Money & Finding Her Life. How do you know when enough is enough? Geneen Roth has spent her adult life discerning the ways we are enough, have enough, get enough, give enough. Her exploration started with her relationship with food, and led to the rea...
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Michael Toms was called the Socrates of radio.” His legendary dialogues helped to bring innovative ideas into the mainstream culture. Though Michael passed away in 2013 at the age of 72, his work remains relevant. He had a way about him that made people want to be in conversation...to reflect deeper. His soft voice and genuine inquiry were his trademark to the truth. We got to eavesdrop as he engaged the world's leading-edge th...
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March 25, 2022 54 min
Cheryl Esposito welcomes Nicolas Ortner, New York Times bestselling author of The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living. Nick’s work explores EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) aka “tapping,” a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. EFT suggests we can tap into our body’s brilliance for healing. When Nick learned about EFT Tapping, he was startled by the results. ...
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