52 episodes

This is a series about leaving a culture of scarcity for a community of abundance. The Common Good is where change agents, community facilitators, and faith and service leaders meet at the intersections of belonging, story, and local gifts. This first season is a series of interviews with Walter Brueggemann, Peter Block, and John McKnight. More information on these three, the Common Good Fellowship program, and the Common Good Reader at commongood.ccCommon Good Podcast is a coproduction of cincyhive.org and commonchange.com

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This is a series about leaving a culture of scarcity for a community of abundance. The Common Good is where change agents, community facilitators, and faith and service leaders meet at the intersections of belonging, story, and local gifts. This first season is a series of interviews with Walter Brueggemann, Peter Block, and John McKnight. More information on these three, the Common Good Fellowship program, and the Common Good Reader at commongood.ccCommon Good Podcast is a coproduction of cincyhive.org and commonchange.com

    Dr. Gary Mangiofico: Head, Heart & Freedom

    Dr. Gary Mangiofico: Head, Heart & Freedom

    You can register for the next Abundant Community Conversation on November 15 at 1pm with Jenn Hoos Rothberg here.

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation & the structure of belonging. The previous series explored the 6 conversations from Peter Block. Now we're speaking with practitioners and today, we speak with Dr. Gary Mangiofico. You can find more the biography written by Gary about Peter here: Block, Peter: A Prophetic Voice for Freedom.
    You can also find more about the conversations in Community: Structure of Belonging and from these videos.
    The recited poem was Transformation by Adam Zagajewski. It’s been translated by Clare Cavanagh.
    I haven’t written a single poem
     in months.
     I’ve lived humbly, reading the paper,
     pondering the riddle of power
     and the reasons for obedience.
     I’ve watched sunsets
     (crimson, anxious),
     I’ve heard the birds grow quiet
     and night’s muteness.
     I’ve seen sunflowers dangling
     their heads at dusk, as if a careless hangman
     had gone strolling through the gardens.
     September’s sweet dust gathered
     on the windowsill and lizards
     hid in the bends of walls.
     I’ve taken long walks,
     craving one thing only:
     lightning,
     transformation,
     you.
    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live & Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 24 min
    Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson: What will be different because we gathered?

    Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson: What will be different because we gathered?

    You can register for the next Abundant Community Conversation on November 15 at 1pm with Jenn Hoos Rothberg here.

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation & the structure of belonging. The previous series explored the 6 conversations from Peter Block. Now we're speaking with practitioners and today, Brad Wise & Joey Taylor speak with Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson. You can find more about the conversations in Community: Structure of Belonging and from these videos.
    The recited poem was "142" by Juliane Okot Bitek.
    Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is a trusted partner for leaders and professionals working to develop people and build organizational capacity for change. She is an applied social scientist and an experienced professional with proven expertise in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, facilitating strategic change and systematic organizing for social change and transformation. She is a certified executive coach and has worked with corporate, non-profit/social profit and public sector organizations, internationally. She is also adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate courses in her areas of expertise. Yabome has been named International African Woman of the Year by UK-based Women4Africa and was the first ever recipient of the US-based Organization Development Network’s Emerging Organization Development Practitioner award. She also received the prestigious Harry Jerome Professional Excellence Award in Canada.
    Brad Wise is the co-founder of three story-driven organizations: Boonrise, Bespoken Live, and Good vs Gooder. He is the chief creative officer for Boonrise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brad was also a Common Good Collective Fellow.
    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live & Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 22 min
    Ife Bell: Why is that important to you?

    Ife Bell: Why is that important to you?

    You can register for the next Abundant Community Conversation on November 15 at 1pm with Jenn Hoos Rothberg here.

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation & the structure of belonging. The previous series explored the 6 conversations from Peter Block. Now we're speaking with practitioners and today, Brad Wise & Joey Taylor speak with Ife Bell. You can find more about the conversations in Community: Structure of Belonging and from these videos.
    The recited poem was "Right Here" by Dane Anthony.
    Ife Bell believes that “Leadership is a Lifestyle” and is dedicated to expanding individuals’ capacity to bring their very best selves to every aspect of their lives. She is a thought leader and compassionate coach with over 15 years of experience working with organizations, communities, education institutions, and nonprofits, to increase business performance and develop strategies that focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Ife’s career track shows measurable success working with organizations and C-level leaders to increase business performance. As Chief Strategy Officer for To Be Consulting, LLC, she develops strategies that promote leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion across all levels of an organization. She holds a master’s degree in Executive Leadership & Organizational Change and is a certified John Maxwell Coach. Her passion for providing guidance and effective solutions has driven her to pursue a Doctorate in Organizational Development and Change from Bowling Green State University. She graduates in the summer of 2023.
    Brad Wise is the co-founder of three story-driven organizations: Boonrise, Bespoken Live, and Good vs Gooder. He is the chief creative officer for Boonrise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brad was also a Common Good Collective Fellow.
    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live & Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 22 min
    David Whyte: Phenomenology of Conversation

    David Whyte: Phenomenology of Conversation

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  The host is Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp. This episode is the Abundant Community Conversation from September 15 where Rabbi Miriam spoke with David Whyte and Peter Block. Abundant Community conversations happen every couple of months on zoom and they always contain poetry, small groups and an exploration of a particular theme. 

    David Whyte's writing explores the timeless relationship of human beings to their world, to creation, to others, and to the end of life itself. He makes his home in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and changeable skies remind him of the other, more distant homes from which he comes: Yorkshire, Wales and Ireland. He has traveled extensively, including working as a guide in the Galapagos and leading trips into the Himalaya; much of his work chronicles a close relationship to landscapes and histories. He speaks to the suffering and joy that accompany revelation, and the necessity of belonging to families, people and places. David Whyte's poetry can be heard in the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, the hallowed halls of educational institutions, and from the stages of literary festivals and theological conferences. In each of these disparate settings, his work and compelling speaking style is moving and relevant, transcending the confines of any individual context.
    Peter Block is an author, consultant and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is about chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. Peter is the author of several best selling books including "Community: The Structure of Belonging" and he co-authored "The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods" with John McKnight. His writing is about ways to create workplaces and communities that work for all. They offer an alternative to the patriarchal beliefs that dominate our culture. His work is to bring change into the world through consent and connectedness rather than through mandate and force. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Peter to build the skills outlined in his books. Peter serves on the Board of Directors LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions, and the Cincinnati Access Fund; he also serves on his local neighborhood council. He is director emeritus of Elementz, an urban arts center in Cincinnati and is on the Advisory Board for the Festival in the Workplace Institute, Bahamas. He was the first Distinguished Consultant-in-Residence at Xavier University. You can visit his websites at peterblock.com, abundantcommunity.com, designedlearning.com, restorecommons.com and asmallgroup.net. He welcomes being contacted at pbi@att.net. He lives with his wife, Cathy Kramer in Cincinnati, and helped raise a bunch of kids.
    Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    You can register for the next Abundant Community Conversation on November 15 at 1pm with Jenn Hoos Rothberg here.

    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live & Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 38 min
    Maegan Scott: Do You Want to Experience True Liberation?

    Maegan Scott: Do You Want to Experience True Liberation?

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation & the structure of belonging. The previous series explored the 6 conversations from Peter Block. Now we're speaking with practitioners and today, Brad Wise & Joey Taylor speaks with Maegan Scott & Courtney Ng. You can find more about the conversations in Community: Structure of Belonging and from these videos.
    The recited poem was "Sweet Darkness" by David Whyte. David Whyte will speak with Peter Block about the phenomenology of conversation. Join us on September 15th at 2pm ET. Register at convowhyteblock.eventbrite.com
    Maegan Scott is an organizational change luminary who leads with a racial justice lens. She founded Wayfinding Partners to create an affirming space for people of color wishing to dismantle systems of oppression and make way for a reimagined, liberated society. Maegan’s team has partnered with over 30 nonprofit, philanthropic, and private sector organizations. Some of her accomplishments include designing and launching Leadership Montgomery’s Racial Equity Action Leadership (REAL) Inclusion cohort-based program and supporting the reconstitution of A Way Home America’s board into one with a majority of youth with lived expertise of homelessness. Maegan brings more than 15 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofits to Wayfinding. Her approach to facilitating change is emergent, holistic, and healing-centered. She is a Reiki practitioner who cultivates spaces where individuals' energetic, emotional, and physical selves are seen, heard, and respected. She resides in Kensington, Maryland with her husband and their entitled cat.

    Courtney Ng is a racial equity advocate who fosters spaces where individuals and organizations can be vulnerable, learn together, and dream of a liberated world where all can show up fully as themselves. In her role at Wayfinding, she does this by designing and running cohort programs and workshops that bring together practitioners from different fields to engage in meaningful dialogue about race and racism. She brings mindfulness and yoga practices to these offerings to foster the presence, wellness, and self-compassion needed for sustainable equity work. She lives in New York City with her cat, Penelope Simone. She loves to dance, write, sip wine, and get lost in a jigsaw puzzle.
    Brad Wise is the co-founder of three story-driven organizations: Boonrise, Bespoken Live, and Good vs Gooder. He is the chief creative officer for Boonrise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brad was also a Common Good Collective Fellow.
    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live & Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 27 min
    Dr. Rama Naidu: Confrontation & Support

    Dr. Rama Naidu: Confrontation & Support

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. The previous episodes explored the 6 conversations from Peter Block’s work. We journeyed through invitation, possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment and gifts. For the next five episodes, we’ll speak to practitioners who are using these conversations in the world. Today, Brad Wise speaks with Rama Naidu about how he was exposed to Peter’s conversations and how he translates them into his South African context and work by emphasizing confrontation and support.

    What happens when you try to have a real conversation and why are they so difficult? How are silence and vulnerability forms of invitation to authentic encounter?  Does anyone survive a real conversation? David Whyte will speak with Peter Block and Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp about the phenomenology of conversation. This event will draw on David's poetry and attendees will be invited to be active participants in this emerging conversation. Common Good Collective is hosting a series of Abundant Community Conversations with authors, social innovators, change agents – people who have dedicated their lives to helping citizens develop their capacity to produce their own collective well-being. Join us on September 15th at 2pm ET for this important conversation. To register, go to convowhyteblock.eventbrite.com

    You can find more about the conversations in Peter's book, Community: Structure of Belonging, and from these videos on Peter's website.
    The recited poem was "Everything is Waiting" for You by David Whyte.
    Dr. Rama Naidu is a social activist & disruptor of conventional thinking. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of leadership, social justice, and organizational development and has held senior leadership positions in large organizations in South Africa. His work on transformation and diversity has taken him all around the country and the continent. He presently consults (6 Degree Shift) with a wide range of clients with the intention to shift their thinking into spaces of undiscovered possibilities and exploring ways of making it their current reality. He has a Doctorate from the University of KwaZulu Natal and is a past fellow of Northwestern University in Chicago. He has graduated from the International iGold Gestalt and Leadership program and has also completed a two-year organizational development program across East, North and South Africa.

    Brad Wise is the co-founder of three story-driven organizations: Boonrise, Bespoken Live, and Good vs Gooder. He is the chief creative officer for Boonrise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he's not doing all that, Brad is hanging out with his beautiful wife, Leah, and their three kids, Henry, Jane & Eliza. Their crazy dogs, Huck & Lola, are usually close by, as well. Brad was also a Common Good Collective Fellow.
    This episode was produced by Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live and Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. 

    • 26 min

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NumbaOneStunna ,

Amazing!

I love hearing these three men talk. What a model for the common good!

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