Heartship is a podcast with your hosts, Mila DeChant and Annalee Sepanski, focusing on topics that touches on visionary topics such as leadership, humanizing workplaces, society, and challenges laggard paradigms. This duo invites CEOs, scientists, professors, researchers, and epic humans weekly to explore topics that brings solutions to human equity.
We share the space with Miki Johnson on digging deeper on how we can reframe the workspace to become a fully actualized version of ourselves.
She explore important facets of how one shows up - emotions being a key theme.
Follow Miki Johnson for her amazing work on revolutionizing the workplace.: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikijohnson/
Dr Akindes has been an integral part of my growth process during my University days. Annalee and I sat with him to explore tap into his diverse perspective and experience on how music and behaviours in the classroom can shape our identity.
I sat with Oleg to do a quick pow wow on the importance of stories and overcoming odds. Oleg overcame many adversities and continues to make it his mission to make others visible of their struggles, achievements, and solutions.
Clint shares some valuable insights on how a past behaviour of someone does not define how a person will be in the future. Clint is a change optimist and believes in enabling people to come into their space of potential. Listen to the full episode and reach out to us on LinkedIn to share your thoughts.
Stephan, now my good friend, joins me in a dialogue on heartship Connection to talk about influencing others with a heart. Stephan explores some radical themes about integrity and more. Listen to this full episode and share your thoughts.
Giovanna Gutierrez, Program and Operations Manager Asst. to the Dean at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, joins me this week on the topic of the narrative that goes on either overtly or covertly in spaces where POC, women, or other affected groups of people experience on a daily basis. Giovanna shares some micro actions we can take to shift the paradigm of oppression to empowerment.
You can find Gia on LinkedIn: Giovanna Gutierrez
I had the opportunity to speak with Rhys Thomas who is passionate about passionate about connecting leaders with their true self. Rhys shares themes that catalyseus to make that shift from thought into action. We explored importance of listening to the self ,amongst other themes, to enable ourselves to become a better leader.
You can connect with Rhys on Linkedin: Rhys Thomas
Every generation is entitled in their own ways and entitlement isn't only exclusive to Millennials, Y gen, and Z gen. In fact, these generations do not display entitlement but they embody the essence of what growth mindset is and they embody the innovators and early adopters segment in the theory of Diffusion of innovations. Annalee Sepanski, a millennial, and myself , a Xennial, explore the misconstrued believes most hold towards these generations and the importance of truly understanding each generation from a point of evolution and resources.
How can we create equity of acceptance? This is an integral concept we need to intentionally explore whilst building a culture of hearts where diversity, inclusion, belonging becomes integrated in every facet of how we build a space. I had with Lindsey T H Jackson and Tony Chatman on #hearttalk this week as we explored various facets of building a space of humanism. What does equity of acceptance mean to you and how are you building it from your space?
It's not culture fit anymore. It is culture evolution for build a sustainable human first community regardless where we are in the world. Join me and Annalee Sepanski explore on the topic of an evolving culture.
Author, speaker, and coach, Randy Spelling, is the head Freedom Strategist at Randy Spelling Coaching. Growing up in one of Hollywood's most famous families, he witnessed first hand that money and fame do not create freedom or happiness - but our daily choices do! Using his natural intuitive abilities and over a decade of coaching experience, he helps people see the choices they didn't realize they had, so they can create more freedom, presence, and happiness in their lives now!
We explore on the topic of freedom and how freedom isn't related to fame or money.
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Doug is grateful for what life has taught him, along with the many lessons he has learned throughout his career.
One of the first jobs he ever had was as a lot attendant at The Home Depot. He started out loading cars and scrubbing toilets, eventually, he worked his way up to becoming a department manager in a matter of two years. This experience taught him how a combination of hard work, care for others, and a desire to be successful can propel someone towards achieving success.
Aside from his own love for personal evolution, he has a passion for helping others learn and grow. This is evident in his career path, which included positions in leadership, corporate learning and development, and practicing clinical marriage and family therapy.
He currently works for Powerful U, a personal evolution company with the following mission statement:
We are seekers who find the state of humanity inadequate. We believe the unrealized potential of the individual is both the source and solution to this problem. Our goal is to inspire fellow seekers to tap into their unlimited potential, through a personalized combination of philosophy, science, technology, and community.
He has learned we are limited only by the self-imposed barriers in our minds, and our relationship with fear. He truly believes fear is there to help keep us safe, but safety isn’t a place where we grow.
Being the Chief Inspiration Officer of Powerful - U, Doug plays an integral part in keep everyone in the organization inspired even if that means speaking to him on a heart to heart level minus the HR paper work BS.
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Aaric Guerriero, Director of Inclusion Education from University of Wisconsin- Madison, join me to explore what inclusion looks like from a different lens. Aaric has over 10 years of experience in the inclusion space and has contributed to the rise of successful programmes on campus.
You can connect with Aaric the following ways:
Many people got to know Stacy Berman by getting their asses handed to them at one of her Stacy’s Bootcamp sessions in Central Park. A pioneer in the fitness industry, Stacy created the first all year outdoor bootcamp in NYC back in 1999. Called a “NYC fitness icon” by Forbes Magazine, Stacy trail-blazed the way for the global boutique fitness craze we see today.
Soon after her creating the first boot camp in NYC, Stacy realized food was the foundation for creating a sound mind in a sound body. She threw herself into nutrition with a passion, became a certified nutrition specialist and worked with thousands of busy New Yorkers to figure out what worked and what didn’t. With feet on the ground practice Stacy created The System to help herself, her clients, and the world at large achieve a higher, more meaningful level of health and fitness.
Since creating The System, Stacy has gone on to receive a PhD in Natural Medicine and is presently writing a book Love Yourself Naked: The Science of Self Perception, Spirituality and Weight Loss that combines over twenty years in the health and fitness industries with scientific research to reveal how our thoughts affect the way we feel. Stacy is truly a forerunner in the mind - body holistic health movement with tens of thousands of hours of real life experience.
Stacy has appeared on The Bobby Flay Show, The Doctors, The Wall Street Journal, Healthline, ABC, NBC, and CBS and was named a “NYC Fitness Icon” by Forbes. As quick with a joke as she is with a nugget of psychological insight or nutritional science, Stacy is focusing her considerable energy on using protein to unlock the healthy potential inside of every human body and working with people to unlock the potential inside every mind. And don’t worry, she’s just as concerned with how everyone looks naked as she ever was.
On today's episode, I explore on the importance of becoming comfortable with the discomfort we face.
On today's episode, I shared the space with Cornell Thomas. Cornell is a global speaker, multiple title author, mindset coach, team builder, and corporate trainer. But more importantly than any of those titles he is a husband and father to my son Bryce (5) and my daughter Niya (3).
Cornell is bringing positivity to the next level through his "Positivity" summit and his world. You can find him on these platforms:
I had the magnificent opportunity to explore Rob's mind on meditation, positivity, and becoming a catalyst in lifting others up.
Rob Dube is the President of imageOne
From Blow Pops to Forbes Best Small Companies! Rob started his first business in high school selling Blow Pops out of his locker. For the last 28 years, he’s served as President and Co-founder of imageOne, ranked as one of the Top 25 Small Businesses in America on the 2017 list of Forbes Small Giants.
Throughout Rob’s entrepreneurial journey, he’s developed an unwavering passion for delivering extraordinary experiences that positively impact the lives of his team members, the goals of their customers, and the fabric of the community. A unique approach to business that has driven the company to success in its industry, and as a top workplace. imageOne is simply the best at helping clients optimize and manage print, automate business process, and secure documents and is well-known as an exceptional company, receiving local and national recognition for its multi-award-winning culture.
Rob is an avid meditator of 14 years, the author of donothing™: the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take, the organizer of the donothing™ leadership silent retreat, and host of the donothing™ podcast.
Along with its 2017 Small Giants distinction from Forbes Magazine as one of 25 Best Small Companies in America, imageOne is also recognized as the number one Top Workplace in Michigan, a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For (6 time honoree), one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (6 time honoree), a 2017 Positive Workplace by the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and one of Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work 2018 (2 time honoree).
Rob is a Member of the Small Giants Journey and past Member of the Board of Directors for the Small Giants Community, the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club, and past President of the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Robreceived the 2013 RARE Everyday Hero award for community service.
Rob Dube :
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robdube/
imageOne - http://www.imageoneway.com/
donothing book - http://www.donothingbook.com/
Host: Mila DeChant
On this episode, I have Gabrielle Krawcyzk and Annaless Sepanski. We explore on the topic of why women fail to advocate for themselves or do not advocate enough. Additionally, we tap into the taboo topic on why women turn against each other in a work setting and how we can explore shift that mindset into abundance as opposed to scarcity.
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We often think that opportunity will present itself and let us know when it is our opportunity to take on. False. Opportunity is present every second in our lives and we are oblivious to it. Our minds get consumed with the stress we undergo creating mini tunnel visions on a daily basis. But what if we shifted our perspective on how we approached challenges, roadblocks, rejections? What if we saw them as an opportunity?
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Shelby is a mental health advocate. Based out of Canada, Shelby has created a safe space in her community to bring awareness to mental health issues. Shelby and I explore how self care is nuanced.
You can find Shelby on instagram: @embracetheshelxo
Kate Bryan, CEO & Founder of 1 Girl Revolution joins us in a deep dialogue about scarcity and purpose. In this episode, we explore possible facets of why people feel insecure.
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Tonille Miller - An organizational psychologist who partners with leaders to drive the optimal performance of people and organizations through culture, change management, organizational development and people experience & engagement. Tonille has spent her career as a consultant, executive coach, professor and researcher. She is now the Vice President of Culture and People Engagement for a large global telecommunications organization. I explore the importance of change in our lives with her.
You can find Tonille on LinkedIn: Tonille Miller
Stephanie Keith, Founder of the Law of Attraction Tribe and co host of the Conscious Manifesto Podcast, shares with us on how we posses the ability to attract what we want in life. I chat with her to explore the how limits enter our life and how we can shift that energy into manifestation.
You can find Stephanie on Instagram: @lawofattractiontribe
Alli Young , CEO & Founder of The Forem shares with us on why we must become advocates for ourself. I chat with her to explore the reason behind her company and her strong advocacy for women to reach leadership positions.
You can find Alli on Instagram: @theforem.co and on LinkedIn: Alli Young
Hollis Kam is a HR executive and a Life and Leadership coach.
I had the pleasure of exploring how travelling pushes us to grow and respect other humans. We also learn about how self love becomes a facet of travelling. You can find Hollis on instagram @holliskam.
Annalee Sepanski is a Political Scientist and a good friend of mine. We have had a 7 year friendship and have undergone highs and lows in our relationship. In this episode, we explore honesty, communication, investing time in relationships, and how disagreements can push us to grow.
Sebhia Dibra, Founder of The Conscious Generation and author of Women's Book of Holistic Health. She is also the co-host of the Conscious Manifesto Podcast where they interview conscious people and companies doing extraordinary things.
I had the pleasure to do a deep dive with Sebhia on consciousness and how our consciousness is tied with many different factors of our life.