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Welcome to our podcast! Each week we’ll feature a short discussion on a broad range of relevant topics centered around fear, social justice, courage and transformation.

Conversations in Courage The Courage Campaign

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to our podcast! Each week we’ll feature a short discussion on a broad range of relevant topics centered around fear, social justice, courage and transformation.

    Tear it Down, and Build it Better

    Tear it Down, and Build it Better

    Meet Joy, a multi-passionate, talented, and welcoming Speech Language Pathologist and Wellness Pro in the Boston area. In this episode, she and Ashley talk friendship, the fitness industry, and how to create a more inclusive world. 
    It’s impossible to not love Joy’s refreshing and warm energy! 


    Bio: 
    South Florida native turned Boston resident, Joy has been a fitness professional since 2015. She has worked in a variety of fitness spaces and teaches cycling, HIIT, strength, and treadmill based classes all across the Boston area. She is passionate about equity, inclusivity, and embodiment in her pursuit of communal wellness and healing. In her classes, you can expect to channel your inner hip-hop star, have a few good laughs, all while trusting your body to lead you in exactly the way you need. 


    In addition to her career in fitness, Joy is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Niche Speech Therapy, a private practice dedicated to providing neurodiversity affirming and inclusive speech and language services in Greater Boston. 


    Outside of teaching group fitness and working with her clients, you can find Joy reading a good book, traveling to new places, or being in nature with her loved ones and dog, Luna. 


    You can find Joy on Instagram @joymikhail or nichespeechtherapy.com

    *** As an added bonus, Joy will be teaching a charity cycle class on behalf of The Courage Campaign on 3/9/24. Go to boldmoves.eveentbrite.com to sign up and learn more!
    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 47 min
    Is DEI Dead?

    Is DEI Dead?

    In a world where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are met with skepticism and resistance, we delve into the provocative question: Is DEI dead? Join us as we navigate the complexities surrounding DEI and its perceived threat to certain identities and existence in society. While some view it as a challenge to their status quo, we argue that DEI serves as a potent force for social cohesion, innovation, and fostering a sense of belonging for all; more now than ever. 


    www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/si/Documents/deloitte-2023-genz-millennial-survey.pdf

    https://hbr.org/2023/10/10-reasons-why-inclusion-is-a-competitive-advantage

    https://fortune.com/2024/01/24/jpmorgan-jamie-dimon-dei-diversity-finance-banking-capitalism/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=291311967&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--iPD4uycCJbtr0FcvJbggmmDDk6liuaPsIOHAFkqSHoe5kfG1UfiGVT2PQ7Smu3dJbiJ8qasOvKNv8gQX7ELCQ9xNNwraFIz6grva3Rh58UYz5F70&utm_content=291311967&utm_source=hs_email
    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 32 min
    Marriage Can Be a Safe Place to Fail

    Marriage Can Be a Safe Place to Fail

    In this episode, Ashley and Mark celebrate the journey of growth and resilience in relationships. They delve into the delicate balance between acceptance and encouragement that partners must navigate to forge deeper connections that go beyond surface-level interactions. They also explore the aspects of deep relationships that create a haven for vulnerability, trust, and empathy, unraveling the essence of humanity and emphasizing the importance of creating space for the raw authenticity of the human experience.
    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 34 min
    Welcome Back

    Welcome Back

    Welcome back to Conversations in Courage! 🎙️ Join us for a quick recap of recent events and a sneak peek into what lies ahead. In this episode, we'll set the stage for the rest of the year, delving into our exciting yearlong fundraising campaign, Bold Moves, for The Courage Campaign. Get ready for a year filled with inspiration, resilience, and meaningful conversations. Let the journey continue!
    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 16 min
    Kickstarting the Year with Nicole Derosiers

    Kickstarting the Year with Nicole Derosiers

    Join us on Conversations in Courage as we start the year with Nicole Derosiers, who will be helping us kickoff our yearlong fundraising campaign, Bold Moves. Discover the inspiring journey of this health and wellness advocate, whose philosophy in fitness revolves around two simple rules: sweat and smile. Tune in for a conversation filled with courage, authenticity, and the joy of movement. #BoldMoves
    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 58 min
    Apathy Kills

    Apathy Kills

    Indifference upholds the status quo. 
    That's it. That's the caption. 



    Support the showDon't forget to rate and leave a review!

    Questions? Comments? Curiosities? Reach out!

    Via Instagram:
    Ash @blackgirlmagicmama
    Mark @bushidoandbourbon

    Via Email:
    beyourownoutlier@gmail.com

    Interested in The Courage Campaign? Visit here:
    www.thecouragecampaign.com
    @the.courage.campaign

    Donations
    https://www.pledge.to/the-courage-campaign

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

RLbeehive1235 ,

Great topics & exploration

I love that there’s intelligence in these discussions, but also comfort with not having answers - able to model for how be IN the responsibility of curiosity and how that shapes actions. (5 stars, and I love enthusiasm, but it’s a little hard for my ears with how often Ashley interrupts Mark)

jim72182 ,

Important Material

Listen up!!!! Important topics and conversations that need to be discussed. Ashley & Mark are two of the best people you’ll ever meet.

HeatherKeyes ,

Just listen

Listen up, feel, and have the courage to live authentically you.

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