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Welcome to the All The Way Authentic podcast, where we embark on a journey of self-discovery, embracing authenticity, and actively pursuing both personal and professional aspirations. This podcast is about finding YOU, understanding YOU, unapologetically being YOU, and going after your goals. Join host Kevin P. Henry as he guides you through insightful interviews and powerful stories aimed at fostering education and inspiration.

Delve into profound narratives covering a spectrum of topics, including diversity, inclusion, mental health, and beyond. All The Way Authentic is your compass for enhanced learning and heightened awareness, equipping you with the tools to deepen your understanding of the human experience.

This podcast amplifies the voices of the marginalized, creating a platform for essential conversations that challenge perspectives and ignite action. To foster genuine change, it begins with YOU. Immerse yourself in authentic discussions that will reshape your thinking and propel you into purposeful action. Welcome to a podcast that goes beyond the surface—All The Way Authentic is your catalyst for transformative experiences and meaningful connections. It's time to embrace authenticity and contribute to the radical change our world needs.

It's time to get All the Way AUTHENTIC. 

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Welcome to the All The Way Authentic podcast, where we embark on a journey of self-discovery, embracing authenticity, and actively pursuing both personal and professional aspirations. This podcast is about finding YOU, understanding YOU, unapologetically being YOU, and going after your goals. Join host Kevin P. Henry as he guides you through insightful interviews and powerful stories aimed at fostering education and inspiration.

Delve into profound narratives covering a spectrum of topics, including diversity, inclusion, mental health, and beyond. All The Way Authentic is your compass for enhanced learning and heightened awareness, equipping you with the tools to deepen your understanding of the human experience.

This podcast amplifies the voices of the marginalized, creating a platform for essential conversations that challenge perspectives and ignite action. To foster genuine change, it begins with YOU. Immerse yourself in authentic discussions that will reshape your thinking and propel you into purposeful action. Welcome to a podcast that goes beyond the surface—All The Way Authentic is your catalyst for transformative experiences and meaningful connections. It's time to embrace authenticity and contribute to the radical change our world needs.

It's time to get All the Way AUTHENTIC. 

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    In the Newsroom: A Conversation with Essex Porter

    In the Newsroom: A Conversation with Essex Porter

    Join host Kevin P. Henry as he sits down with esteemed journalist Essex Porter, who recently concluded a remarkable four-decade career in news reporting.

    Essex shares intimate glimpses into his journey, from his upbringing as a military kid attending high schools in Kansas and Hawaii to his decision to pursue journalism at the University of Nebraska. Reflecting on his formative years, Essex recalls the pivotal role of a high school journalism class and a supportive teacher advisor in igniting his passion for storytelling.

    Throughout the conversation, Essex shares the intrinsic allure of journalism: the opportunity to bear witness to history unfolding before his eyes. He fondly recalls his family's nightly ritual of watching the news together, which instilled in him a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling.

    Listeners are treated to Essex's invaluable insights on the essence of journalism, emphasizing the importance of curiosity, adaptability, and finding fulfillment in one's work.

    Join us for a compelling dialogue with Essex Porter, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of a seasoned journalist whose dedication to the craft has left an indelible mark on the field of news reporting.


    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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    • 27 min
    Behind the Byline: Navigating Sports Journalism with Jerry Brewer

    Behind the Byline: Navigating Sports Journalism with Jerry Brewer

    Welcome to All The Way Authentic! I'm your host, Kevin P. Henry. In today's episode, we dive into sports journalism with award-winning veteran journalist Jerry Brewer. Jerry is also the president of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists. (SABJ).

    Jerry Brewer, a sports columnist for the Washington Post, brings a wealth of experience to the table. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Jerry's journey in journalism began over eight years ago at the Seattle Times. He's also left his mark on esteemed publications such as the Orlando Sentinel, the Philadelphia Enquirer, and the Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Reflecting on his career path, Jerry offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the dynamic world of sports media. He shares pivotal moments, including encounters with influential figures like Thomas George of the New York Times.

    Jerry shares a personal anecdote about discovering his passion for sports journalism at a young age. Inspired by Thomas George's visit to his high school, Jerry's trajectory was set, aspiring to emulate George's success while focusing on basketball coverage.

    Regarding the current media landscape, Jerry highlights the plethora of avenues available for sports enthusiasts and budding journalists. From ESPN's platforms to emerging sites focusing on women's sports, the options are diverse and tailored to various interests.

    Jerry delves into the evolving nature of media consumption, emphasizing the shift toward identity-based narratives. Traditionally, unbiased journalism is challenged by the prevalence of identity politics, prompting a reevaluation of journalistic standards.

    As we wrap up, Jerry emphasizes the importance of seeking diverse perspectives in media consumption. Whether centering on reality-based news or exploring echo chambers, the key lies in fostering a healthy diet of varied perspectives.

    Thank you for tuning in to this enlightening conversation with Jerry Brewer. Stay tuned for more engaging discussions on All The Way Authentic.

    #sportsjournalist #sportsjournalism #athletes #jerrybrewer #sportspodcast #journalismpodcast #journalistpodcast

    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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    • 34 min
    The Power of Inclusive Leadership: A Discussion with the Authors of "Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders"

    The Power of Inclusive Leadership: A Discussion with the Authors of "Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders"

    Welcome to today's episode featuring a captivating conversation with Eddie Pate and Jonathan Stutz, co-authors of "Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders: A Guide to Building a Culture of Belonging."

    In this episode, host Kevin P. Henry engages Eddie and Jonathan in a dynamic discussion about their book and the principles of inclusive leadership it explores.

    Jonathan shares the genesis of their collaboration, stemming from his master's thesis titled "The Yellow Brick Road of Leadership," which laid the groundwork for their current work.

    The conversation delves into the core principles of inclusive leadership, emphasizing the importance of qualities like heart, courage, wisdom, and vision in guiding teams toward collective success.

    Listeners gain insight into practical strategies and daily practices outlined in the book that promote inclusivity and effective leadership within any organizational context.

    Eddie and Jonathan invite listeners to a book talk and signing event on May 29th at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

    Don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with the authors and deepen your understanding of inclusive leadership principles.
    Stay tuned for more thought-provoking conversations on future episodes of our podcast. Remember, authentic leadership begins with inclusivity!

    Pre-order their book now to be released in May 2024: https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Practices-Inclusive-Leaders-Belonging/dp/1523006412/

    Leaders will learn:
    - Why they are the key to inclusion
    - Insights for the lifelong journey
    - Successful practices they can start today
    - And much more

    #inclusiveleadership #DEI #inclusion #leadershipqualities #leadersintheworkplace #corporatetraining #businesstraining #leadership #diversity #equity #belonging
     
    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment. 

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet client needs, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth, coordinating career planning workshops.  
     
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    • 43 min
    Voices of Liberation: A Journey with REST in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking

    Voices of Liberation: A Journey with REST in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering to some listeners.

    Welcome to All the Way Authentic with your host, Kevin P. Henry. In today's episode, we tackle the pervasive issue of sex trafficking and the tireless efforts of organizations like REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) in combating this injustice.

    Kevin begins the episode by shedding light on the ongoing crisis of sex trafficking that plagues communities nationwide. He emphasizes the critical role of organizations like REST in supporting survivors and raising awareness about the nature and impact of trafficking, particularly on women.

    To gain deeper insights into REST's mission and initiatives, Kevin interviews Josh Cuellar, volunteer coordinator at REST. Josh provides an overview of REST's mission, which is centered on expanding pathways of freedom, safety, and hope to end sex trafficking. He underscores the organization's commitment to ensuring that everyone deserves a life free of exploitation and the importance of addressing the specific needs of survivors.

    Josh elaborates on REST's holistic approach to addressing the needs of survivors, emphasizing the importance of providing support in areas such as relational, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. He highlights REST's continuum of care, which includes an emergency receiving center, shelter, and transitional housing, aimed at empowering survivors to rebuild their lives.

    In a candid conversation, Kevin and Josh discuss the role of men in addressing sex trafficking. Josh acknowledges the disproportionate involvement of men as perpetrators in sex trafficking and emphasizes the importance of men's accountability and involvement in raising awareness and combating this issue.

    The episode concludes with a call to action, urging listeners to support organizations like REST and actively participate in efforts to end sex trafficking. Kevin emphasizes the collective responsibility to stand against exploitation and support survivors on their journey to healing and recovery.

    For more information about REST and opportunities to get involved, visit IWANTREST.com.

    Thank you for tuning in to All the Way Authentic as we amplify the voices of liberation and fight for justice against sex trafficking.

    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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    • 17 min
    Beyond the Surface: Navigating the Depths of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Michael Swann

    Beyond the Surface: Navigating the Depths of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Michael Swann

    Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we delve into the critical importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with esteemed guest Michael Swann, a licensed mental health counselor based in the Seattle area.

    Michael Swann brings a wealth of experience and credentials to the table, boasting qualifications as a licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a certified rehabilitation counselor, and a licensed practical nurse. He shares insights gained from his work with organizations such as the NAACP, where he has engaged in essential conversations and webinars addressing issues of DEI.

    The conversation begins with an exploration of the current landscape surrounding DEI, particularly in the wake of events like the George Floyd tragedy. Michael reflects on the pushback against DEI initiatives, noting the misconception that progress in racial equality has been achieved and the resistance to acknowledging ongoing systemic issues.

    Delving deeper, Michael articulates the significance of DEI not only in the workplace but also in individuals' personal lives. He highlights the mental well-being of marginalized groups as a crucial consideration, emphasizing the importance of representation and diversity in executive leadership positions.

    Drawing examples from corporate America and government policies, Michael underscores the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in shaping societal structures. He sheds light on concerning trends such as the decrease in DEI positions in states like Florida and the impact of anti-abortion and anti-gender inclusivity legislation on marginalized communities.

    Throughout the episode, Michael emphasizes the need for continued advocacy and action to address systemic inequalities. He challenges the notion of colorblindness and advocates for a more inclusive and equitable society where individuals are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or identity.

    Tune in to gain valuable insights into the critical importance of DEI and learn how we can all contribute to creating a more just and equitable world.

    #DEI #InclusionMatters #SocialJustice #Intersectionality #EqualityForAll #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInLeadership #EmpowerMarginalizedVoices #ChallengingNorms #AdvocacyInAction #BreakingBarriers #ProgressiveConversations #EquityNow #InclusiveWorkplaces #AntiDiscrimination #EmpathyInAction

    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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    • 38 min
    A Black History Month RECAP - Authentically Black: Celebrating Black History Month

    A Black History Month RECAP - Authentically Black: Celebrating Black History Month

    In this special Black History Month episode, we're diving into a collection of our social media reads and other content that highlights the achievements, contributions, and stories of remarkable individuals throughout history.

    Black History Spotlights and Impactful People in Black History. Some of the topics, people, and ideas covered in this episode:
    George Washington Carver revolutionized agriculture with his research on crop rotation and innovative uses for peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes.Mamie Clark, a pioneering psychologist, conducted the groundbreaking "doll tests" that exposed the harmful effects of segregation on Black children's self-esteem and identity. The National Negro League was a professional baseball league formed in 1920, providing opportunities for Black players barred from Major League Baseball due to segregation.During Black History Month, support and contribute by amplifying Black voices, educating yourself and others on Black history and systemic racism, patronizing Black-owned businesses, and actively advocating for social justice.10 lesser-know facts about Martin Luther King Jr. Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license, defied racial and gender barriers to become a celebrated aviator and inspire future generations of Black pilots.James Baldwin, an influential writer and social critic, fearlessly addressed issues of race, sexuality, and identity in his works, challenging societal norms and advocating for civil rights.


    Join us on this journey as we celebrate authenticity, resilience, and the enduring spirit of Black excellence. Tune in to "Authentically Black" and let's honor the past, embrace the present, and inspire the future. 🎙️✨ #AuthenticallyBlack #BlackHistoryMonth #CelebrateBlackExcellence




    The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

    Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

    While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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