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Use Your Powers for Good with Carolyn Opher Mozell

Use Your Powers for Good with Carolyn Opher Mozell

By Carolyn Mozell
This is a podcast to inspire leaders, managers and supervisors to use their powers for good to put more kindness into the world. You can expect to hear from business owners and leaders who know management can be kind AND effective. You'll also get tools to help you bring the best version of yourself to the people you lead.

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E:12:S2: Parkland Health CFO Peter Waziri on connecting your "why" to how you lead
Peter Waziri is going to talk about how he uses his leadership as a finance professional to fulfill his mission to make a difference in the lives of others. About Peter Waziri Peter is the Chief Financial Officer for Parkland Community Health Plan, located in Dallas Texas. Peter provides financial leadership for the organization’s operational and clinical management functions including network strategy, hospital, physician, and ancillary contracting, network management, risk contract reporting, medical cost containment, and growth.   He also works with providers to find innovative ways to address the social determinants of health and foster greater coordination of care within the overall provider network. Peter brings 25 years of progressive leadership experience in finance from both the healthcare and financial service industries and is on a mission to make a difference in the lives of others.   About Parkland Health As our community’s public health system, Parkland is the foundation for a healthy Dallas. That’s why we ask ourselves every day, how can we better serve our patients?  As Parkland adds more services into the neighborhoods that need us most, we know that how we treat each and every patient affects the health and well-being of our entire community. Patient care is more than our job. It is our passion.    Learn more at
May 05, 2022
EP11:S2: Patrick B. Parker on core values, accountability and scaling a successful team
Today’s guest is Patrick Parker. Patrick is going to talk about the importance of developing core values, leadership techniques for creating a successful team and how being a former athlete transfers into leadership and business. Patrick is a serial SaaS (Software as a Service) entrepreneur and leader who founded SaaS Partners, which specializes in custom mobile and web apps. He was able to lead his IT services company, SaaS Partners to over $2M in annual recuring revenue (ARR) within the first three years while adding 24 new employees to keep up with demand and continue scaling.  As a SaaS Consultant, Patrick helps teams build better products that customers will love and by teaching them best practices around heuristics, automation growth hacking techniques and leveraging analytics tools for increased revenue generation.   Check out their website at
April 28, 2022
EP10:S2: Financial Advisor Tanya Rapacz on aligning your money with your values with ESG investing
Today’s guest is Tanya Rapacz, Senior Financial Advisor at Arthur Stein Financial in Bethesda, MD.  Tanya is going to talk about ESG investing and how to align your money and your investments with your values.  About Tanya Rapacz Tanya is a Certified Financial Planner for over 20 years. She’s on the Board of Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland and on the board of This Point Forward, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the 50 plus community transition to a successful “third act.” She’s a 2020 graduate of Leadership Howard County. Tanya is a graduate of Wellesley College and also studied negotiation and mediation at Harvard law school.  In her financial planning practice, she helps clients plan for a successful retirement as well as plan to use their financial resources to invest, give, and spend consistent with their values. She has a particular interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, charitable giving, and helping women of all ages become financially secure.   Learn more about ESG! Connect with Tanya to get resources created just for Use Your Power for Good listeners! Email her at
April 14, 2022
EP9:S2: Leading Wise: Inspirational Reflections for Corporate Leaders with Author Eboni Adams Monk
Today’s guest is Eboni Adams Monk. She is a leader, inspirer, author, and teacher who works with women leaders, especially seasoned middle and executive leaders, who are overworked, mindlessly going with the flow, are experiencing burnout and have lost their connection to their joy of leading. Ebony is no stranger to the Use Your Powers for Good podcast, she was on last year to talk about getting your joy back for leading. (Season 1, Episode 15) But…today she is here to talk about her book, Leading Wise, a collection of inspirational reflections for corporate leaders. Want to connect with Eboni and buy her book, Leading Wise? Here's how: Amazon - Visit her website - Subscribe to her YouTube channel -
April 07, 2022
EP8:S2: Melissa Steadman on time blocking even if you think you don't have time
Melissa Steadman, owner of Moonbridge Marketing, shows us how to time block to get our schedule organized and be more productive with our time. Moonbridge Marketing is a consulting agency that helps individuals start and level up their business using cross-training techniques to build their marketing muscles. Check out Melissa's Time Blocking Masterclass online - Sign up for Melissa’s upcoming free 5-Day Challenge “SparkStart Your Business” at Connect with Melissa on Social Media for more tips and tweaks: Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook @moonbridgemarketing.
February 24, 2022
EP7:S2: Mistakes organizations make in strategic planning with Carol Hamilton
Carol Hamilton is Principal at Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC. Her organization helps nonprofit and association board, staff and key volunteers become more focused and aligned.  Carol talks to us about mistakes organizations make in strategic planning. You can learn more about Carol's work and check out her Mission: Impact podcast at You can connect with her by email at
January 27, 2022
EP6:S2: Miranda Liverpool shares how to rest, revive, and thrive with better sleep
If you struggle to get enough sleep, experience restful sleep, or create good sleep habits, you need to listen to this podcast. Energy healer and reflexology practitioner Miranda Liverpool shares how to rest, revive, and thrive with better sleep. Miranda is an energy healing and reflexology practitioner and joyful living coach who provides holistic healing and coaching to anyone seeking support with their healing and growth journey. She also has a focus on helping to provide sleep support to those who are struggling to get enough sleep, experience restful sleep, and create good sleep habits.   Work with Miranda...Register for the Better Sleep Program! Details below.   The Better Sleep Program to help you rest, revive, and thrive! (register: This 5-week program is for busy people who struggle to: - get enough sleep - fall asleep due to stress and anxiety - experience quality sleep - create and stick to healthy sleep habits   The program takes a comprehensive approach to help you make necessary shifts and release stress in order to start experiencing the restful nights you're looking for and to empower you to continue to benefit over time.   The program includes: - daily video tutorials - one-on-one coaching and energy healing sessions - worksheets and night routine building templates - an accountability and support group **Program launches January 31, 2022!!**  *Early Bird pricing is in effect until January 22! * To register:
January 20, 2022
EP5:S2-Drew Neisser, Founder of CMO Huddles on leadership, purpose-driven marketing, clearing away clutter
Today's guest is Drew Neisser, CEO and Founder of Renegade, an award-winning strategic boutique firm for B2B innovators and Chief Marketing Officers and the founder of CMO Huddles, a fast growing community for CMOs. Drew is the author of "The CMO’s Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing" and "Renegade Marketing: 12 Steps to Building Unbeatable B2B Brands". Drew is deeply passionate about the role marketing can play to make our lives better. In this episode Drew shares how his desire to help Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) connect with each other during the pandemic turned into a successful business. He shares the Clearing Away the Clutter Pledge from his book, his best leadership tip and more. To learn more about CMO Huddles, visit
January 13, 2022
EP4:S2: How to make an authentic impact with talent acquisition specialist with Myrna Nejat
Today’s guest is Mynra Nejat. Myrna is a Talent Acquisition specialist with over 15 years of experience, working with Fortune 500 companies. She partners with Mid to Executive level hiring managers on finding the best candidate for their open positions. Myrna encourages job seekers to be authentic, confident and passionate. She is inspired by people’s unique path, and the journey that will drive them to fulfillment. Myrna is going to take us “behind the curtain” for some recruiter insight so that you can position yourself to get and grow the job and career you want. Have a question after you listen to the podcast? Email Myrna at
December 10, 2021
EP3:S2 - Hear from Gina D'Andrea Weatherup on her work to help leaders resolve conflicts at work and build happier workspaces
Today’s guest is Gina D’Andrea Weatherup, founder and president of Chantilly Mediation and Facilitation. Gina is on a mission to help leaders build happier workspaces. Gina is going to talk to us today about her work to help leaders resolve conflict through mediation and her free workshop coming up soon. About Chantilly Mediation and Facilitation Chantilly Mediation and Facilitations helps leaders build happier workplaces to resolve conflict, create collaborative plans, and foster happier work cultures - in any location. You can learn more at
December 02, 2021
EP2:S2 - Independent Educational Consultant Janice Powell Walker Shares How Your Teen Can Get a Free College Education
Part of being a successful leader is creating a foundation to lift the next generation of leaders. Today’s show is for those who have teenagers, support teenagers through your work, or mentor a teen in some capacity.  Janice Powell Walker, an Independent Education Consultant at Thee College Navigator supports parents and students in the college planning process. She's going to talk about how she works with students to position themselves to go to college for free or with significant scholarships, and the leadership profile they can develop early-on to be successful. You don't want to miss it! About Janice Powell Walker Janice Powell Walker, is president of Thee College Navigator. She's an experienced and passionate Independent Educational Consultant with over 8 years of experience assisting 8th to 12th graders from diverse, underrepresented and underserved communities, to attend 2-year and 4-year colleges, military academies, and internships. To learn more about Janice's work or to work with her, email her at or call 410-831-5565.
November 23, 2021
EP1:S2- Learn to Use Your Story to Impact, Influence and Persuade with Nonprofit Consultant Lewis Flax
In this episode Lewis Flax, president of Flax Associates, a Sponsorship/Partnership Consultant for Associations and Nonprofits demonstrates (with me) how leaders can use their story to impact, influence and persuade. Whether you're asking for funds for your nonprofit or preparing for an uncomfortable conversation with a staff member, Lewis shares how his three step process can help you streamline your story so that you are clearly speaking with influence, impact and persuasion. About Flax Associates Lewis Flax is hired by associations & non-profits whose revenue is down. What they want is innovative, creative new ways to generate income so they can grow and thrive. You can learn more about his firm, Flax Associates at
November 11, 2021
Season 2 Trailer - Are you in? Let's keep learning, growing and aligning to expand our leadership impact!
Welcome to season two trailer of the Use Your Powers for Good podcast. I’m your host Carolyn Opher Mozell and I'm so glad that you're here! This is a podcast to inspire leaders, managers, and supervisors to use your powers for good and put more kindness into the world. Season one was phenomenal and season two is going to be even better. It’s my mission to continue to bring you guests and content that support you in creating a positive and thriving business culture. It was so much fun bringing you business owners and leaders in private industry, nonprofit and the government communities who dropped nuggets, diamonds, and mics so that you can elevate your leadership and grow your impact with compassion, integrity, and accountability. I want to hear from you!  Tell me what you want to learn, tell me the questions you have about leading and especially, leading with kindness. I’m here to give you what you want! Send your questions to Until next time... Be better today than yesterday. Be better tomorrow than today. Bye for now.
November 04, 2021
Hear from co-founder and CEO Ryan Urban of Wunderkind on building leaders who build leaders
Today's guest is Ryan Urban, co-founder and CEO of Wunderkind. Wunderkind is an advertising and marketing technology company that connects brands with people. Ryan talks about the value Wunderkind brings to its customers, how they create a positive and thriving business culture for close to 800 employees, how they build leaders who build leaders by giving employees exposure, experience, and skills development, and much much more. Wunderkind is hiring! They have offices throughout the United States and abroad. Check out open roles at
October 28, 2021
Episode 19 - Stop-Pause-Play...It's Best for Everyone Involved
In this mini-sode, I talk about using the strategy of pressing the stop button, pausing, and then pressing the play button when things aren't going as planned. I challenge you to use the next 30 days to practice being aware of times when pressing stop, pausing, and then pressing play will make you feel less stressed and create a more favorable outcome for everyone. If you enjoyed today’s show and want to know more about the leadership development and stakeholder engagement services I provide, check out my website at or send me an email at Whether you're leading a business, team, project or a community, your effectiveness as a leader depends on your ability to master inspiring people into action to get things done. That’s where I can help.
September 30, 2021
Episode 18 - Jeremy Parker, Co-founder of on Growing a $30M Business in a Pandemic
Today’s guest is Jeremy Parker, co-founder of, an online promotional products company that recently landed on the Inc. 500 lists for 2020 and 2021, as the fastest growing company in the promotional products category. Here's some inspiration for my entrepreneurs. did $365k in sales year one, $1.1M year two, $3.1M year three, $7M year four, $15.5M year five and is on track to do over $30M for 2021. Jeremy shares how he's grown through the pandemic, his best advice for building the right team, and how going from a mindset of founder to CEO helped grow his business.
September 17, 2021
Episode 17 - How to Pitch Like a Leader
This episode is in support of the Women's Leadership Forum's upcoming pitch competition. To stay up to date about the competition, visit
August 28, 2021
Episode 16 - Learn three things I did to elevate my leadership
In this mini-sode, I talk about the "D" word...yes...Delegate! Hear the three things I did to elevate my leadership.  To learn more about my coaching and consulting services, please visit or send me an email at
August 06, 2021
Episode 15 - Getting your joy back for leading with transformational leadership wellness teacher Eboni Adams Monk
In this episode, Eboni Adams Monk gives you tips for getting your joy back for leading. Eboni is a transformational leadership wellness teacher, inspirer and author who works with women leaders, especially seasoned middle and executive leaders, who are overworked, mindlessly going with the flow, are experiencing burnout and have lost their connection to their joy of leading.
May 13, 2021
Episode 14 - What are your leadership core values?
What are your leadership core values? What are the principles that guide how you show up as a leader. Let me know what you come up with.
April 30, 2021
Episode - 13 Is your job burning you out? Here's how to get back on track
In this mini-sode, I talk about ways to get back on track if you have job burnout. Here's the list so that you can write it down and find what works best for you. 1. Evaluate your options. Re-prioritize and delegate tasks that can be done by others.  2. Seek support. Seek the support of a coach or mentor. 3. Relax.  Be open to learning tools that can help with stress such as yoga, meditation and breathwork 4. Make your health a priority. Detox your diet, your body and your home. I mention that I recently joined a shopping club called Melaleuca Wellness to start buying cleaner personal care, home cleaning and cosmetic products to protect myself and the environment from toxins. (Note: I am a customer only. If you're interested in learning more contact Janice Powell Walker, or 410-831-5565). 5. Get some exercise. Regular physical activity can help take your mind off work for a few moments and disrupt the momentum of burnout. 6. Get some sleep. Sleep restores well-being and helps protect your health. 7. Practice being Mindful. Take time to be in the present moment and return to the business of your day a little more refreshed.
April 22, 2021
Episode 12: I share ways to identify job burnout and the risk factors to look out for
In this mini-sode, I share ways to recognize job burnout and the risk factors to look out for.
April 15, 2021
Episode 11 - Redesign your environment to support your goals and habits
In this episode, Brianna Durham teaches us ways to redesign our environment to support our goals and habits. Brianna is a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Health and Wellness Habit Coach. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
April 08, 2021
Episode 10 - Improve brain fog, energy, focus and mood by detoxing your body.
Today’s guest is Nicole Guena. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She empowers busy women to detox their body and take control of their health. She is going to talk to us today about how detoxing can improve focus, energy, brain fog and moods.
April 01, 2021
Episode 9 - Four Tips for Transitioning into a Larger Leadership Role
In this mini-sode, I share my top four tips for transitioning into a larger leadership role. 
March 25, 2021
Episode 8 - Hear ways to create a more inclusive workplace culture from Leadership Development Coach and Consultant, Jennifer Martineau
In this episode, Jennifer Martineau, President and Founder of Leap & Inspire Global, LLC, shares her work in the equity, diversity and inclusion space. She also discusses the importance of an inclusive workplace culture and gives us ways to create it. Leap & Inspire Global, LLC is an organization focused on helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential through coaching, consulting, and development.
March 10, 2021
Episode 7 - Hear Tips on Leadership and Leading Through a Pandemic from the First Woman to Lead Baltimore City's Dept. of General Services, Chichi Nyagah-nash
In this episode, Chichi Nyagah-nash shares her top leadership tips and how she manages her team through this pandemic. Chichi is the first woman to lead Baltimore City Government's Department of General Services (DGS). DGS provides support to the City's Departments and Mayoral Offices in the areas of fleet management, facilities maintenance and capital design and construction. 
March 04, 2021
Episode 6: 8 Ways to Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence
In this mini-sode, I give you 8 ways to elevate your emotional intelligence. Leadership takes practice. Make sure you find time to practice these ways to become a more emotionally intelligent and self-aware leader.
February 24, 2021
Episode 5: Why you should care about being an emotionally intelligent leader
In this mini-sode I talk about why you and your organization should care about having emotionally intelligent leadership.
February 19, 2021
Episode 4: The Three Types of Emotional People...and Why you Should Care
This podcast discusses the three types of emotional people...the emotionally engulfed, emotionally accepting and the emotionally self-aware. This information is important to know for yourself and your team. It will help you become more self-aware about the energy you're bringing into the room, the energy of your team, and how to better connect and communicate with the people you lead.
February 10, 2021
Episode 3: Katie Bywater on Using Breathwork to Help with Stress and Overwhelm
Hear from Founder & Breathwork Facilitator at Esoteric Therapeutic Katie Bywater on how to use breathwork as a tool to reduce stress, overwhelm and other energies that keep you from showing up as the best version of yourself. Katie will guide us through a short breathwork session. To learn more about breathwork with Katie, you can connect with her on Instagram at @esoterictherapeutic, Facebook at and Tik Tok at @soterictherapeutic.
February 04, 2021
Episode 2: Find Your Good Song
Having quick access to your "good song" is a soul and self-care tool to quickly get you back to your happy place when you get off track. Leadership takes practice. Include a few "good songs" in your daily practice to create a clear path to back to your happy place.
January 27, 2021
Episode 1: Do you meditate?
Meditation is one of the soul and self-care tools I use to get me into the headspace that I need to face the challenges of being a leader. Leadership takes practice. Include a meditation in your daily practice to create a clear path to back to your happy place.
January 27, 2021
Episode 0: Welcome. I'm glad you're here!
Welcome to the Use Your Powers for Good Podcast. I’m glad you’re here. In this episode, I tell you about my leadership journey and give you a sneak peek about what's to come. 
January 21, 2021
Trailer - Use Your Powers for Good with Carolyn Opher Mozell
This is a podcast about the power behind a positive workplace culture.
October 31, 2020