34 episodes

Lead The Way is a platform for stimulating conversation and building connections. Hosted by Anna Gouker, this weekly podcast brings you leaders from all types of backgrounds and industries to find effective ways of creating meaningful change and inclusion in our communities.



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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Lead The Way is a platform for stimulating conversation and building connections. Hosted by Anna Gouker, this weekly podcast brings you leaders from all types of backgrounds and industries to find effective ways of creating meaningful change and inclusion in our communities.



Graphic Design by: Claudio Moya

    Karla Thennes: Deep Gratitude for our Community

    Karla Thennes: Deep Gratitude for our Community

    Anna talks with Karla Thennes, Executive Director of Porchlight. They discuss a wide range of topics, including how Karla originally discovered her passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and Karla's journey of fighting self-doubt as she's grown in her profession.

    Visit porchlightinc.org to get involved!

    • 56 min
    Arthur Aston: Mastering This Life

    Arthur Aston: Mastering This Life

    Arthur Aston is Executive Director of Build Jake's Place, Founder of OurView, and host of the OurView podcast. Anna and Arthur discuss the work of promoting inclusion of people with disabilities and what it requires of them both personally.

    **This interview was recorded during the summer of 2021. Please excuse any reference to the "hot weather" that is incongruent with the temperature outside right now.**

    Build Jake's Place: www.buildjakesplace.org

    OurView: www.our-view.com

    • 59 min
    End Abuse Wisconsin: Speaking the Truth

    End Abuse Wisconsin: Speaking the Truth

    Anna has a wide ranging conversation about domestic violence with Outreach Specialist, Cia Siab Vang, and LGBTQ and Youth Program Director, Cody Warner, of End Abuse Wisconsin. 

    www.endabusewi.org

    • 40 min
    Wisconsin State Sen. Melissa Agard: Come Together

    Wisconsin State Sen. Melissa Agard: Come Together

    Anna has a conversation with Wisconsin State Senator, Melissa Agard. She shares her perspective about many topics, including what has changed in the Madison community, how we can improve inclusion, and ways we can all do our part to come together.

    • 39 min
    Anna Gouker: Don't Ask Permission to Fly

    Anna Gouker: Don't Ask Permission to Fly

    Anna's book, Don't Ask Permission to Fly, is AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon.

    Thanks again to Rachel Hermes, she da bomb!

    Anna's Podcast Picks:

    Slate Political Gabfest

    The Megyn Kelly Show

    Pivot (hosted by Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway)

    The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

    How I Built This with Guy Raz

    It Was Said

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Rep. Francesca Hong: Game Changer

    Rep. Francesca Hong: Game Changer

    In this episode, Anna talks with Representative Francesca Hong, the breakout political star who won an extremely competitive state assembly seat and is now serving Wisconsin’s 76th District. In addition to her public service, Rep. Hong is co-owner of the restaurant, Morris Ramen, and co-founder of Cook It Forward.

    Learn more at cookitforward.com

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MsMarshmen ,

Great topics and guests!

Anna is so smart and thoughtful! She has the best guests. Really informative!

bren18 ,

Amazing

I have already listened to only 2 of these podcasts and have been greatly inspired! I can’t wait to list to more! Thank you! Brenda Fritz

Karl P 42 ,

Dynamic and deep insights

Anna Gouker interviews interesting and dynamic people in Madison, Wisconsin—sharing deep insights that can impact all of us (even those of us in Chicago!)

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