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Conversations with leaders that are igniting their community, our nation and the world to be a better place. Be inspired and enlightened as we pull back the curtain and dive into intimate and energetic dialog with tips and tactics from achievers and doers with host and Master Leadership Strategist, Dr. Geneva Williams.

Ignite 2 Impact Podcast - Raise up and Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders Dr. Geneva Williams

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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Conversations with leaders that are igniting their community, our nation and the world to be a better place. Be inspired and enlightened as we pull back the curtain and dive into intimate and energetic dialog with tips and tactics from achievers and doers with host and Master Leadership Strategist, Dr. Geneva Williams.

    Learning From Grief

    Learning From Grief

    Grief is an impossible emotion to avoid. Throughout life, we may often find ourselves in moments of loss, no longer having a person whom we’d never imagined this journey without. While the pain of mourning is undeniable, the loss of a loved one does not have to halt your destiny and growth forever.
    Today we speak with Lori Tucker-Sullivan. Lori is an author whose writings have appeared in a number of world-renowned publications including the Washington Post, Motherwell, and The Sun. She holds a BA in Communications and Journalism from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University.
    Her Pushcart Prize-nominated essay “Detroit, 2015” told the story of her decision to move back to the city following her husband’s death. Following her own encounter with losing a life partner, Lori pursued a project titled “I Can’t Remember if I Cried”;  a book profiling the widows of famous rock and roll stars, slated for release in 2023.
    Lori shares her own story, as well as the countless gems she’s gathered through her process of speaking with other widows. Truly an insightful, motivating conversation!

    • 44 min
    Top 3 Lessons We Learned From Covid - 19, and Why Healthcare Will Never Be The Same

    Top 3 Lessons We Learned From Covid - 19, and Why Healthcare Will Never Be The Same

    Meet Denise Fair Razo, who found herself at the forefront of Detroit's battle with Covid-19 when appointed as chief public health officer by Detroit's mayor just a few months before the pandemic's start.
    2020 catapulted the American healthcare industry into the spotlight as never before. The Covid-19 pandemic altered every facet of our previous concepts of normality. 
    Detroit found itself at the epicenter of the chaos, at many points leading the nation in infection rates. Amongst the tragedy came opportunities for reflection and reformation of long-standing pillars we'd previously assumed unchangeable. 
    Denise and her team led efforts to keep Detroiters safe. In this conversation, Denise gives behind-the-scenes insight on what she's seen, heard, and learned, as well as shares her inspiring journey of finding her purpose in helping others.
    Are we indeed in a post-pandemic society? Tips on becoming a better leader. How can we take better care of ourselves throughout this pandemic? QUOTES
    "If nothing else, healthcare should change in terms of how we are responsible for our own bodies." – Dr. Geneva Williams, 6:27 "Leadership is hard, especially during a crisis, but it is necessary." – Denise Fair, 24:40

    • 33 min
    The Best Ways to Keep It Together during Difficult Times

    The Best Ways to Keep It Together during Difficult Times

    Feeling out of balance during these times? Not sure how to stay happy and positive? Dr. Geneva talks with Dr. Michele Leno about personal development tips and ways to keep it together and be happy even in difficult times. This insightful conversation with one of the most renowned mental health experts will inspire YOU and help get you back in sync.
    Dr. Leno is a native of Detroit and a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Marygrove College and later attended the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, and obtained her M.A. in clinical psychology. She completed her doctoral degree at Saybrook University in California. Dr. Leno is the owner of DML Psychological Services, PLLC, a company that provides consulting services throughout Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Psychology Today. Dr. Leno serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners(NAWBO). She has offered her expertise to several media outlets including WXYZ Detroit and The National Psychologist. Dr. Leno is currently a co-host on 3D View, which airs on WADL TV. Dr. Leno has several years of experience providing court-ordered psychological evaluations, therapy, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and organizations. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, including children, adolescents, adults, athletes, and various professionals. Dr. Leno offers special intensive therapy and coaching session to busy professionals. Some of her interests include performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, situational depression, and the effects of social media on mental health. Dr. Leno helps others get unstuck, transition, and cope with chronic and situational stressors. Her treatment is based on some guiding principles: first, she maintains that many physical symptoms and somatic complaints stem from poor mental health and coping; second, others often remain in positions with which they are unhappy due to fears and anxiety about change. She encourages others to recognize their own self imposed obstacles. Dr. Leno believes that by improving your mental health, you improve your life.

    • 41 min
    Good Health can Equal Happiness

    Good Health can Equal Happiness

    What’s the link between happiness and health? If you’re happy, you may be giving great benefits to your health, scientific evidence says. It seems being happy helps boost the immune system, reduce pain, protect against heart disease, and help fight stress. Being happy promotes a healthy lifestyle. And...guess what,  being happy may even increase your life expectancy.
    Join Dr. Geneva and her extraordinary guest, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and national leader, Florine Mark, as they talk about the link between happiness and health and give awesome advice and practical tips on living your best life. This is one of the best conversations to listen to especially during Women's History Month.
    Florine Mark, Detroit native, President, and CEO of The WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Group Inc. in Farmington Hills, MI, grew up in a poor and large but loving family. They taught her courage, perseverance, and faith, which gave her the confidence to build a business that is recognized as the largest franchisee of Weight Watchers International.
    Following are a few key highlights of Florine Mark’s many appointments and accomplishments:
    The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Chairman of the Board
    Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit, Board of Directors
    Committee of 200
    Served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, Chair
    Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Women’s Leadership Board, Board Member
    Vice-Chair, Henry Ford Health System West Bloomfield
    Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports, Governor Appointee
    Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, Advisor
    University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, National Advisory Board Member
    Wayne State University School of Business Administration, Board of Visitors
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Board of Visitors
    Detroit Regional Chamber, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
    Economic Club of Detroit, Board Member & Executive Committee
    Florine’s career has been filled with numerous accolades. She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Management Association Hall of Fame. She was honored with the Entrepreneurial Visionary Award from the Women's Business Center in Washington, D.C. She was also the first woman to receive the Neil Shine Award. In 2004, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by publishing her first book, Talk to the Mirror.
    Recently, she was awarded the William Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Detroit. She received the Euro-American Woman’s Council Artemis Award in Greece and the C200 Luminary Award.
    At the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy's School of Government, Florine works to advance women in leadership and public policy globally. She was awarded the Endowed chair of Entrepreneurship at WSU and was named a Michiganian of The Year by The Detroit News. The coveted title is bestowed upon people who, through their good community deeds and the examples they set, make life in the state a richer experience.
    Florine’s honorary degrees include:
    Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Arts
    Central Michigan University, Doctor of Commercial Science
    Oakland University, Doctor of Humanities
    Walsh College, Doctor of Laws degree
    Wayne State University, Doctor of Laws degree
    Florine is the heart and soul of The WW Group, but she also devotes much time and energy to policy-making boards that set the bar for health and wellness issues in her home state of Michigan. She is committed to improving Michigan residents’ health and regularly encourages state and business leaders to join the effort. Florine is passionate about her work and involvement in numerous organizations, always seeking to advance the community in any way she can. Being the mother of seven children and 23 grandchildren, she has instilled in them the imp

    • 30 min
    How Entrepreneurs can Reimagine a Compelling Vision for their Business in 2021

    How Entrepreneurs can Reimagine a Compelling Vision for their Business in 2021

    The vision for your business may have taken a real turn during this past, very difficult year. When you started you most likely had an awesome vision as well as specific goals. Yet over time, and especially in the last year, perhaps you’ve become uncertain about your short and long-term business goals or feel your vision isn't as compelling as it once was. 
    Join in the conversation with Dr. Geneva and Dr. ZaLonya Allen, President & CEO of the National Entrepreneurs Association, as they discuss what small business owners need to do as they pivot in 2021.
    Dr. ZaLonya Allen leads the National Entrepreneurs Association, a 501c3 created to empower entrepreneurs to grow and sustain successful businesses through monthly networking events, training conferences, and educational programs. As a speaker. Allen has delivered hundreds of presentations for organizations throughout the country including, the Society for Human Resource Management, Ford UAW, Edison, RoanokeCollege, and the Federal Government to name a few. As a coach, she has worked with professionals in a variety of industries from corporate executives to professional athletes. Using the principles of psychology, Dr. Allen helps her clients master their mindset and get on a path to goal attainment. Dr.Allen has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Woman of Wonder Award from the University of Phoenix, Unsung Hero Award from Wayne State University Association of Black Business Students, and the Spirit of Detroit Award. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets including Detroit News, Fox2News, CW50 StreetBeat, Crain'sDetroit, dBusiness, 910AM Superstation and105.9FM. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and North CentralUniversity. She holds degrees in industrial relations, sociology and two degrees in psychology with a focus in I/O psychology. She continues to work as an online psychology professor to help students achieve their dream of a college education. Dr. Allenhas served on numerous boards including the National Speakers Association of Michigan and is a member of the American Psychological Association. To learn more visit zalonya.com

    • 39 min
    Over 50, Underemployed and Not the Way I Used To Be

    Over 50, Underemployed and Not the Way I Used To Be

    Did you know you could be on your way to living in or near poverty with an entirely different lifestyle as you age?
    Dr. Geneva discusses this real-life phenomenon with aging expert Elizabeth White and offers solutions and practical advice to avoiding financial insecurity and limited finances as we age.
    Elizabeth White, author of 55, Underemployed and Faking Normal (Simon and Schuster), advocates aging solutions for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity.  When she could not find a book that met her needs during her own bout of long-term unemployment, she wrote it herself. She wrote it as a 65-year-old woman who has lived the stories she describes and as a Harvard MBA, former retail entrepreneur, and C-suite executive who never expected to land here.  
    55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is about the millions of older Americans who, despite a history of career choice and decent incomes, are facing the prospect of downward mobility in old age. Based on expert research and interviews with older adults, Fifty-five looks at the tools and strategies Boomers, and GenXers can utilize to make sense of changed circumstances and better manage financial hardship. Containing over 100 online resources, Fifty-five is the book to read to navigate the emotional aspects of finding oneself suddenly and unexpectedly among the long-term unemployed.
    Ms. White is a frequent guest blogger and speaker at conferences and workshops and has been named one of the top influencers on aging in the country. Her essays and work have appeared in Barron’s, Forbes, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, and The Washington Post. She has been featured prominently in three segments on the PBS NewsHour.  And her TEDx Talk has been elevated to the main TED stage, where it has garnered over 1.9 million views. Ms. White has been featured on the TED Radio Hour and was recently invited to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

    • 43 min

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Quite Inspiring

The podcast showcases a lot of movers and shakers. I'm often inspired by their stories. From the episodes I'lve listened to so far, it seems to be skewed to older persons. That resonates with me greatly since I'm a baby boomer.

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Real People with Applicable Information

The guests on Dr G’s podcast are so relatable. I receive the most value out of podcasts where people are relatable and provide practical steps. I appreciate the high caliber of individuals that are on this platform, who willingly share themselves with the wold.

Pascal Michelle ,

Hooked on Dr. Geneva’s Show

I’m a new listener, but now I’m hooked! All her guests are insightful and inspiring. I learn something new each time I listen to one her interviews. I love her interview style, easy and conversational. Definitely at the top of my list of podcast to listen to.

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