The Empowered Whistleblower Podcast

The Empowered Whistleblower Podcast

Host Dawn Westmoreland brings in guest experts to discuss strategies to stand up to bullying and discrimination for adults and children. This podcast offers tips on resiliency, overcoming, healing and other guidance to empower listeners. Do you want to know how to help children who are bullied in their schools or how to handle workplace bullying? Dawn and her guests blow the whistle on tactics used to bully and discriminate people and provide solutions that create healthy and safe work environments.


June 6, 2020 36 mins
Martha Juchnowski shares how the power of intention, mindfulness, and meditation paves the way to a better life.

More about Martha: Martha Juchnowski is a healing facilitator and creator of Source Harmonics, an approach to healing using intuitive spiritual counseling and integrative energy work to guide the individual to discover the healer within and their sacred higher self. Martha is also the co-host, along with Kristin Walker,...
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More about Ryan McShane:

HR Evolution represents a focus on a new approach to work: through transformational Leadership Workshops, Career Coaching, Resume Writing and HR/Business Consulting designed to strengthen the capabilities of our clients to create impact and experience their vision!
HR Evolution, LLC brings value to clients through application of 20yrs HR Management experience in the Public, Private and Not for Profit sec...
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Fritzi Horstman and I talk about her work with prisoners and how she brings compassion to traumatized people.

Fritzi Horstman Biography

Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project an organization dedicated to bringing compassion, childhood trauma awareness and creative inspiration to all men and women living behind bar.

She is currently directing “Step Inside the Circle,” a documentary abo...
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Listen in as Tabitha Pope discusses disabilities, American Disability Act (ADA), and Reasonable Accommodations in the workplace.

You can learn more about Tabitha here:

For support in workplace bullying or discrimination--check out:
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Mirela Borsand offers the listeners her advice on launching their careers, leadership strategies, resiliency, and dealing with hard times. You can learn more about Mirela here:

For strategies on workplace bullying and discrimination--check out:
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Martin Start and I talk about having the courage to be authentic, LGBT insights, and how everyone deserves respect. You can learn more about Martin here:

For support with workplace matters--check out
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Stuart Silverman returns to my podcast to discuss employment law during Covid-19. He has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. He discusses the financial, physical, and emotional impact on employers and employees during this time.

More about Stuart Silverman:
Stuart Silverman has been practicing law in South Florida for over twenty-five years. His practice focuses on labor & employment, litigation, and business &...
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Companies benefit when they are proactive about security matters such as active shooters/hostility in the workforce. Listen in as Stacey Porter discusses why companies need to know how to deal with these serious matters.

More about Stacey Porter:

High-level security professional leader with more than 20 years of federal experience managing security personnel in the aviation and security industry. Liaison with public/private sector o...
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April 27, 2020 38 mins
Aloha! Andrew Lanning hails from Hawaii and talks about "Security Matters." He is a retired Navy veteran, podcaster, and active in keeping security at the forefront.

You can learn more about Andrew:

For support with workplace bullying or discrimination--check out:
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April 23, 2020 33 mins
Decades of law enforcement experience have taught James DeMeo to always be ready for the unexpected--hostility/mass shootings and more. We talk about what it means to be ready in this interview. You can learn more about James here:

About (James DeMeo LinkedIn)

Having the courage to step outside your comfort zone is never an easy task. I spent 21 years law in enforcement, a noble but dangerous profession. I retired in 2011 and earne...
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Dr. Robert Watt's bio:

President and Chief Solution Officer (CSO)
As founder, President and Chief Solutions Officer for Watts and Associates, Robert proactively seeks innovative ways to successfully deliver value-driven products and services to our clients for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Robert has over 30 years of experience as a keynote speaker, psychologist, corporate practitioner, executive coach, and university profe...
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James Raysean Loves believes that "Love always wins." We have a chat about his poetry, visual artwork, and his deep religious beliefs that guide his life. You can find out more about James at and link up with him on social media through this website.

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In Tracey Maxfield's words: "Tracey Maxfield is a retired nurse with over 36 years’ experience in gerontology, mental health, and dementia care. In 2017-19, she was a regular guest on well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Hope For the Caregiver on Sirius radio. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambass...
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February 24, 2020 30 mins
Neal shares his story about being bullied because he had a disability. He now inspires others through what he has learned through his journey. In his words, "My name is Neal G. Brownell. I am an accidental author/speaker who has written a book entitled You’re Amazing And I’ll Prove It!
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February 13, 2020 33 mins
To learn more about Don and his work, check out:

For workplace bullying support, check out:
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Some of the easiest ways to keep your employees safe are to bring in an expert to reduce the likelihood of violence and shootings. Check out Orvel Ronk's advice in our podcast. You can learn more about Orvel Ronk here: and you can learn more about empowering employees and employers to have safe and respectful work environments here:
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Alana N. Williams is back on the Empowered Whistleblower podcast. She shares wisdom about childhood bullying and what she is doing to reduce it.

More about Alana N. Williams:


I provide solutions to companies and organizations to ensure a safe working and learning environment for their employees/students. Helping entities overcome dangerous conflicts (workplace harassment, student bullying, sexti...
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Can you imagine being diagnosed as a highly Autistic functioning person? JR Reed who is a Lead Editor for the Good Men Project talks about being autistic, how he is advocating for others with disabilities in our podcast interview. We both discuss how to stand up for yourself if you are being harassed in the workplace and how to request a Reasonable Accommodation for getting hired or to enjoy the benefits of employment. We add in ...
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What if your child had to endure a school lockdown because of a practice drill or a mass shooting at their school? Rachel Tepfer Copeland wrote a best-selling book, "I Can Be A Super Hero During A Lockdown". The ultimate bully is one who hurts or kills another person, whether it's a child or an adult.

More about Rachel:

Author of the best selling children’s book ”I Can Be A Superhero During A Lockdown” and a Certified C...
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Don't harass or bully a Sherrif Officer! They may become a resource to reduce bullying in the schools and in the workplace. Alana N. Williams is a Resource to help children and adults who are being bullied/harassed. Check out her information below:

I provide solutions to companies and organizations to ensure a safe working and learning environment for their employees/students. Helping entities o...
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