39 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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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

    Joy Willenbrink-Conte: Making an Impact with Music Therapy

    Joy Willenbrink-Conte: Making an Impact with Music Therapy

    In this Episode we learn from Joy Willenbrink-Conte about the many benefits of music therapy. Joy goes in depth on her background and what led her to becoming a music therapist. 
    For those unfamiliar with music therapy she explains it well- 
    "Music therapy can be a space to foster creativity, empower, and build connections, therefore boosting your resilience in response to pain, conflict, loss, and trauma." Joy Willenbrink-Conte
    There is much to learn in this episode and we hope you enjoy! 
     

    • 51 min
    Sandy Morales: Empowering Youth in Dane County

    Sandy Morales: Empowering Youth in Dane County

    In this episode we learn about the amazing mentoring programs they have avialable at Big Brother Big Sisters of Dane County. Sandy Morales goes in depth on her background and what led her to her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Listen to learn more about getting involved and how they work "to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future."
    https://www.bbbsmadison.org/

    • 57 min
    Amy Kerwin: Enriching Primates Lives with Retirement

    Amy Kerwin: Enriching Primates Lives with Retirement

    In this Episode we learn from Amy Kerwin and the amazing work she has done with Primates Inc.
    Founded in 2004 Amy was able to take and learn from her experiences at the University of Wisconsin with rhesus monkeys. She found that these humble animals deserve sanctuary and an enriching life through retirement. Through many barriers Amy was able to create an amazing sanctuary. Not only does Primates inc. provides space for retirement but also acts as a prototype for other communities.
    We all have much to learn from her work and the rest of the team at Primates inc. 
    primatesinc.com

    • 52 min
    Christine Benedict: Running with Success!

    Christine Benedict: Running with Success!

    In this episode, Anna has a wide-ranging conversation with the amazing Christine Benedict, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of South-Central Wisconsin.   
    www.girlsontherunscwi.org
     
    Find them on Facebook!

    • 42 min
    Just Bakery: It's All About Human Connection … And Tea Cookies!

    Just Bakery: It's All About Human Connection … And Tea Cookies!

    Anna talks with Jaclyn Eitrem and Justin L’Abbe of Just Bakery (a JustDane initiative).
    Just Bakery is a 12 week educational and vocational training program. The program works with individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to employment (homelessness, justice involved, lack of education, and/or a lack of work history or skills).
    Visit justdane.org to learn more.
    Facebook & Instagram: @justbakeryMSN

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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

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Great topics and guests!

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

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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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