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After 20 years of working in Asia, and growing up in South America, I’ve spent my life living in several countries around the world, getting to know people of different cultures, speaking different languages, and learning to appreciate different ways of living this human life. This podcast is a celebration of differences, and a space to discuss how in learning about our differences we discover how we all can benefit from simply listening to and learning from each other. Join us on a deep dive into conversations about how our differences can help us all make a world of difference whether we work in business, volunteer in nonprofits, want to improve faith-based spaces, or we see the need for social impact in our own communities. We discuss a variety of topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as it relates to cultures around the globe, and how we can join together in synergy from our varying perspectives to make a difference that is inclusive and sustainable.

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A World of Difference Lori Adams-Brown

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

After 20 years of working in Asia, and growing up in South America, I’ve spent my life living in several countries around the world, getting to know people of different cultures, speaking different languages, and learning to appreciate different ways of living this human life. This podcast is a celebration of differences, and a space to discuss how in learning about our differences we discover how we all can benefit from simply listening to and learning from each other. Join us on a deep dive into conversations about how our differences can help us all make a world of difference whether we work in business, volunteer in nonprofits, want to improve faith-based spaces, or we see the need for social impact in our own communities. We discuss a variety of topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as it relates to cultures around the globe, and how we can join together in synergy from our varying perspectives to make a difference that is inclusive and sustainable.

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    Wellness: John and Mark Cronin on Downs Syndrome, Crazy Socks, Differing Abilities and Happiness

    Wellness: John and Mark Cronin on Downs Syndrome, Crazy Socks, Differing Abilities and Happiness

    John and Mark X. Cronin, the father and son co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, are on a mission to spread happiness. In pursuit of that mission, they have now released The Spreading Happiness Podcast with John and Mark, a weekly, 30-minute podcast designed to bring a smile to your face and make you feel good.
    During the show, the father and son team banter about what is happening in their lives, their adventures and mishaps, conversations that often lead to hilarious results. As part of each show, they give updates on their sometimes futile efforts to get in shape, share the latest news from John’s love life and tell some jokes. They also share a few good news stories from around the world.
    The podcast is available on all the usual podcast platforms and at their website.
    TEDx Appearances
    John and Mark recently recorded their second TEDx Talk entitled, “Hiring People with Differing Abilities is Not Altruism, It Is Good Business.” That Talk is available on YouTube and the TED platform.
    Their first TEDx Talk entitled Differently Abled People Want to Help Us is also available on YouTube and the TED platform.
    Please share and promote these TEDx Talks as you see fit.


    Helpful Video Links
    You can find hundreds of videos with John, John and Mark and many others from our business on the John’s Crazy Socks YouTube channel.
    We also want to share two videos about John’s Crazy Socks that not only can help you prepare for the interview, but you can share through your podcast:
    •A One Minute Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/ytnqO74aCuo
    •A Three Minute Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/dzPvxz1oUEA
    You are also welcome to view a documentary short (10 minutes) called Sock Guys that filmmaker Katie Turinski made about John and his business. This film has played and won awards at many film festivals. While you can view this film, we ask that you do not share it publicly at your website or through your podcast. You can see Sock Guys here: https://vimeo.com/329705537 Password: s0ckguys.


    Media Videos about John and John’s Crazy Socks
    John’s Crazy Socks has been fortunate to receive considerable media coverage. Here is a sampling of some of that coverage:
    •CBS Evening News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/johns-crazy-socks-father-and-son-spread-happiness-one-crazy-pair-of-socks-at-a-time
    •CNBC: 22-year-old with Down syndrome founded John's Crazy Socks (cnbc.com)
    •New York Post: https://nypost.com/video/founder-of-million-dollar-sock-company-has-special-needs/
    •Fox and Friends: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6016452612001
    You can find many more on the In the Media page at our website: John's Crazy Socks in the Media (johnscrazysocks.com)


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    Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: https://www.instagram.com/aworldof.difference/ (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/A-World-of-Difference-613933132591673/ (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/loriadbr (@loriadbr) and on Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@loriadbr (@loriadbr).https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference (https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference) or http://loriadamsbrown.com/ (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching (https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching)
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    • 53 min
    Wellness: Gillian Tietz on Sober Powered, Alcohol's Effect on Different Types of Brains, and the Shame Around Problematic Drinking

    Wellness: Gillian Tietz on Sober Powered, Alcohol's Effect on Different Types of Brains, and the Shame Around Problematic Drinking

    Gillian Tietz is the host of the https://www.soberpowered.com/ (Sober Powered podcast) and works as a biochemist in the Boston area. When she quit drinking in 2019, she dedicated herself to learning about alcohol's influence on the brain and how it can cause addiction. She used that knowledge to free herself from the shame she had about being unable to control her drinking. Today, she educates and empowers others to assess their relationship with alcohol. You can find Gill creating content on https://www.instagram.com/sober.powered/ (Instagram), https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeSyBTEFmsP49h2q_mxqMOw (YouTube), and wherever you listen to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sober-powered/id1520426877 (podcasts).
    The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with https://www.missioalliance.org/ (Missio Alliance).
    Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: https://www.instagram.com/aworldof.difference/ (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/A-World-of-Difference-613933132591673/ (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/loriadbr (@loriadbr) and on Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@loriadbr (@loriadbr).https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference (https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference) or http://loriadamsbrown.com/ (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching (https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching)
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    • 54 min
    Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans

    Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans

    Russ Laraway has had a diverse 28 year operational management career. He was a Company Commander in the Marine Corps before starting his first company, Pathfinders. From there, Russ went to the Wharton School, and then onto management roles at Google and Twitter. He then co-founded Candor, Inc., along with best selling author Kim Scott.
    Over the last several years, Russ served as the Chief People Officer at Qualtrics, and is now the Chief People Officer for the fast-growing venture capital firm, Goodwater Capital, where he is helping Goodwater and its portfolio companies to empower their people to do great work and be totally psyched while doing it.
    Over his career, Russ has managed 700 person teams and $700M businesses at places like Google and Twitter -- facing a vast array of leadership challenges along the way. He's the author of the book https://amzn.to/3N6ZD2u (When They Win, You Win: Being a Great Manager Is Simpler Than You Think.)
    https://www.whentheywinyouwin.com/the-book/ (Pre-order the When They Win, You Win book)
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    Follow the book release on https://twitter.com/TheyWinYouWin?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/theywinyouwin/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/whentheywin (Facebook),
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    • 53 min
    Wellness: Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection

    Wellness: Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection

    As we finish out Autism Awareness Month and begin Mental Health Awareness Month, many are feasting for Eid at the end of Ramadan. All Star Wars friends are hoping May the 4th will be with you, and yet we do not want to forget that Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mothers who work outside the home and do both paid and unpaid work really face impossible challenges toward wellness. However, there is hope.
    As we begin our Wellness series, we have a guest on this episode who will remind us to be kind to ourselves, and give us practical tools that don't overwhelm us in the process.
    Rebekah Jackson is a certified independent health coach and a business coach to other health coaches. She lost over 25 pounds in her health journey and has gained changes in her overall mindset in learning to live in long term optimal health and habits. From someone who used to believe that “running off the food” would make a difference to learning to fuel her body, mind, and spirit, she has learned that the journey to health is just that… a journey.
    Rebekah has coached over 100 people in the last year in their own health journey as they have pursued optimal health one healthy habit at a time and leads a team of 7 coaches in their businesses in caring for others and supporting them in their journey.
    Rebekah is also a licensed/certified occupational therapist and loves to incorporate this into her health coaching in order to support others in reaching and achieving the goals they never thought possible and enjoying the “habits and hobbies” that bring them joy.
    She’s a wife of almost 19 years, a mother to an energetic 9 year old and loves to run and try new recipes.
    Reach out to Rebekah for Health Coaching on https://www.facebook.com/rebekah.jackson.9066 (Facebook) or https://www.instagram.com/rebekahjackson83/ (Instagram).
    Fill out Rebekah's https://api.leadconnectorhq.com/widget/form/6WIKD0MLj4mjBi2zyhts (Health Assessment).
    Join before May 9 for $100 off.
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    • 53 min
    Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness

    Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness

    https://stevefredlund.com (Steve Fredlund) is a sought-after innovator engaged to solve the most complex problems. His insights have powered hundreds of breakthroughs in corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. He is the founder and Lead Strategist for Steve Fredlund Solutions and Small Small Business as well as the creator of The Solving BOX™. Currently Steve is focused on improving small business leadership effectiveness, corporate employee engagement and organizational expertise in problem-solving.
    Here's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdGSDx4K9LYandfeature=youtu.be (Steve's Ted Talk) on "Putting the Right Peeps in Your Jeep."
    Steve knows the highs and lows of leadership. For the past 15 years, he has been on a quest to understand the true driving forces of authentic happiness. As a professional speaker, Steve’s insights are transforming the lives of leaders and employees across the country. He has spent his entire life in East Central Minnesota with his wife Tracy and their three, now-grown children. He loves podcasting, poker, disc golf and trying to stay a loyal Minnesota sports fan.The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with https://www.missioalliance.org/ (Missio Alliance).
    Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: https://www.instagram.com/aworldof.difference/ (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/A-World-of-Difference-613933132591673/ (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/loriadbr (@loriadbr) and on Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@loriadbr (@loriadbr).https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference (https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference) or http://loriadamsbrown.com/ (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching (https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching)
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    • 1 hr
    EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Biden's Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience

    EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Biden's Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience

    https://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson/ (Dave Johnson) is a lawyer, teacher and writer. He has served as general counsel for several tech companies in Silicon Valley across the last twenty years. For the last decade he has held teaching and research posts at Stanford Law School, as well as the Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Dave’s client list included some of the biggest names in science and technology: Apple, Caliper, Google, McKesson, and https://computerhistory.org (The Computer History Museum).
    He has testified before Congress and the California Assembly on technology policy matters, and as expert witness on intellectual property in federal court. His most recent article, Design for Legal Systems, was published by the Singapore Academy of Law in Spring 2021. For his JSM degree in Environmental Law and Policy at https://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson/ (Stanford), Dave’s thesis examined software design methods and their potential to improve global environmental policy, especially with respect to climate change.
    He is currently working on a book titled Climate Activism by Design, bringing design principles to bear on citizen activists responding to corporate and government inaction on this immediate, existential crisis facing all of humankind.
    WEBSITE: https://www.climate-activist.com (https://www.climate-activist.com)
    LEGAL BIO: http://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson (law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson)
    DESIGN BIO: http://dschool.stanford.edu/team-member?name=david-johnson (dschool.stanford.edu/team-member?name=david-johnson)
    EMAIL: dwj@law.stanford.edu
    PHONE: 650.544.8108
    DESIGN FOR LEGAL SYSTEMS: https://climate-activist.com/about (https://climate-activist.com/about)
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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