Conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs who share their journey to success, as well as setbacks along the way, while "Keeping It Real" and staying true to themselves!
S3E41:Divine Reflections: Unwrapping the Spirit of Christmas with Pastor Bjorn Lundberg
Welcome to a heartwarming episode where we dive deep into the enchanting world of Christmas and the holidays with the insightful guidance of Father Bjorn Lundberg, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Join us as we unwrap the cherished memories of our childhood, exploring the timeless traditions that have shaped our festive seasons.
In this soul-stirring conversation, Father Lundberg reflects on the profound significance behind our holiday customs, unraveling the stories and meanings that often get lost in the hustle and bustle. Together, we embark on a journey through the nostalgic lanes of our past, rediscovering the magic that lies within those precious moments.
As we explore the beauty of the season, we'll also delve into the extraordinary power it holds to bring people together. Father Lundberg shares profound insights into the unifying spirit of Christmas, emphasizing how it serves as a beacon of hope in our lives. In a world that can often feel divided, the holiday season acts as a powerful force, fostering connection, kindness, and the joy of shared experiences.
So, grab a cup of cocoa, cozy up by the fireplace, and join us for a heartfelt conversation that celebrates the true essence of Christmas and the holidays—a time of love, tradition, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.
S3E40: Courageous Courtside: How Two Visionaries Slam-Dunked a Pro League Basketball Team into Our Community
In this inspiring episode of Keeping it Real, join us as we unravel the incredible journey of community visionaries Tina and Rodney Culbreath, the dynamic duo who not only brought a pro league basketball team to our neighborhood but are also leaving an indelible impact beyond the courts.
Discover the passion and dedication that fueled Tina and Rodney's vision as they navigated the challenges of bringing Valley Vipers pro basketball team to our community, transforming dreams into reality. As proud owners of the team, their story goes beyond the scoreboard, delving into the heartwarming role they play as mentors to kids facing emotional and mental challenges.
Explore how the Culbreaths, through their leadership on and off the court, have become beacons of hope for young minds grappling with adversity. Learn about the programs and initiatives they've championed, creating a safe space for these kids to not only find solace but also discover their own strengths through the game of basketball.
Join us for a captivating conversation that goes beyond the court revealing the transformative power of sports and mentorship.
S3E39:Behind the Scenes: The Community Connector That Takes Action
In this captivating episode of our podcast, we delve into the inspiring story of Kerri Mariano, a remarkable individual who has played a pivotal role in uniting her community to craft cinematic masterpieces. Discover how Kerri's passion and unwavering commitment to helping produce a local film led to the creation of a successful movie that resonated deeply within our local community and beyond.
Join us as we explore the fascinating journey of this community connector, who not only brought people together for a common creative purpose but also continues to nurture and strengthen the bonds formed during the filmmaking process. Through her dedication and vision, Kerri Mariano has collaborated with others near and far to shape the future of filmmaking in her community.
Tune in to hear firsthand accounts, insights, and anecdotes that highlight Kerri's unique ability to harness the collective talents and enthusiasm of our community, ultimately resulting in the production of four outstanding films. Whether you're a film enthusiast or simply intrigued by the power of community-driven projects, this episode offers a captivating glimpse into the world of a local co- producer who truly embodies the spirit of unity and creativity.
S3E38: Inside the Park: Exploring Community Connections with Your Local Parks and Rec Department
In this episode, Sharon sits down with two incredible guests, Andrew Keefauver and Becky McGraw, representing our dedicated Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey as we delve into the wealth of events and activities designed to engage individuals of all ages and abilities within our community.
Andrew and Becky are passionate advocates for creating vibrant and inclusive community spaces, and in this interview, they share their wealth of knowledge about the wide range of opportunities available. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for ways to connect with your neighbors, you're in for a treat.
Discover how your local Frederick County Parks and Rec team is making a difference by organizing events that promote physical fitness, cultural enrichment, and social interaction. From family-friendly picnics in the park to adaptive sports programs, they've got it all covered. Plus, learn about the latest initiatives aimed at fostering a sense of togetherness and well-being in our neighborhood.
So, tune in and get inspired to make the most of what your community has to offer. Join us as we explore the boundless opportunities for fun and connection that Andrew, Becky, and their dedicated team have in store for you. Whether you're a long-time resident or new to the area, there's something here for everyone. Let's dive in and celebrate the spirit of community and the joy of local living!
S3E37:Finding Hope: Housing Homeless Families in Our Community
In this heartfelt episode, we sit down with two remarkable individuals, Sherry Riley and Sandi Webster, both serving on the board of Family Promise of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Together, we dive deep into the critical issue of family homelessness in our community and explore the invaluable work being done by this incredible organization.
Sherry and Sandi share their profound insights into the challenges faced by families experiencing homelessness, shedding light on the often unseen struggles they endure. We delve into the emotional and practical aspects of this issue, discussing how it affects families' lives and the broader community.
Family Promise of Northern Shenandoah Valley's mission is to transform the lives of homeless families by "empowering families and communities to end the cycle of homelessness." Our guests take us on a journey through the organization's initiatives, outlining the various ways they are making a difference. From emergency shelter to comprehensive case management and support services, you'll learn about the holistic approach that Family Promise takes to empower these families on their journey to secure, stable housing.
This episode is not only an eye-opening conversation about the challenges families facing homelessness encounter but also an inspiring account of the resilience and dedication of those working tirelessly to make a positive change. If you're passionate about making a difference in your community and want to be part of the solution to family homelessness, this episode is a must-listen.
Join us as we uncover the stories of hope, perseverance, and the power of community in the mission to provide homes and brighter futures for families in need. Together, we can make a difference.
S3E36: Dean's Dialogues: Exploring Business Excellence with Shenandoah University's School of Business
Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of academia and business leadership. Our podcast delves deep into the vision and passion that drive Dean Astrid Sheil, the esteemed leader of Shenandoah University's School of Business. With a compelling dedication to fostering excellence in education, Dean Sheil's insights and initiatives have left an indelible mark on the institution and the students it serves.
Discover the Dean's personal journey, from her formative experiences to her current role, and the profound impact it has had on her commitment to student success. Tune in to learn about the forward-thinking strategies and initiatives she has championed to prepare students for the ever-evolving world of business.
Whether you're a current student, alumni, business enthusiast, or simply curious about the future of business education, this episode offers a front-row seat to the incredible dedication and passion of Dean Astrid Sheil. Join us on this enlightening journey as we celebrate the extraordinary vision and unwavering dedication that shapes the School of Business at Shenandoah University.
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I got introduced to this show with the “Radical Happiness” episode and it was so captivating I had to stick around for more. If you’re looking for a podcast with some real thought & heart behind it, this is it.