Hosted by co-worker and friend duo Bree Dodd and Christian Dawson, Partners In Change is a podcast about the change makers shaping the city of Richmond, Virginia. Join us as we explore the stories of our community’s vibrant creators, connectors, entrepreneurs, and idealists.
Startup Virginia- Richard Wintsch
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth, chat with Richard Wintsch, the Executive Director of @startupvirginia. Born in Switzerland, raised in the UK, living with his family in Virginia, Richard’s journey brought the opportunity to connect with Richmond leaders and elevate the Richmond community. Eventually leading to the creation of Startup Virginia, a nonprofit high-growth business incubator and entrepreneurial hub where innovators can learn, collaborate and grow. Join us to hear more on the success story of connectivity, entrepreneurial spirit, talent and expertises behind the incubator, and community memberships that positively impact Virginia’s economic landscape.
SevaTruck Richmond - Molly McMahon + Justin Moyer
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth, chat with Molly and Justin who are long time friends and owners of @sevatruckrva. They share a passion for wellness and nutrition and a want to share their passion with those in need. SevaTruck Richmond, a non-profit organization, makes nutritious meals made with donations from the local community to those in the community that do not have access to proper meals. Join us to hear more on the evolution of Seva-(sankrit for selfless service)-Truck Richmond during the pandemic and its meaning, “It’s a way of life, doing for others in need and improving the community, yet with no expectation of reward”.
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth, chat with the champion of local startups and startup owner herself, Meg Pryde. Meg shares her views on consumer transparency and the changes she strives to make within the marketing engine of consumer packaged goods. Join us to hear more of Meg’s journey navigating the beauty industry, in creating a mobile app @brandefy_, and the evolution of her own skin care line @skincallco.
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth, chat with Natasha Freeman, who shares her journey from self discovery to being the owner of a holistic wellness studio -Lucid Living. Join us to hear about Natasha’s massive spiritual awakening that has shifted her to view life in all its aspects through a lens of love, kindness, and compassion towards others. She provides insights to her discovery of self exploration to self actualization through the world of business, spirituality, and motherhood.
Shannon Siriano Greenwood
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth, chat with "hype girl"- community builder - founder of Rebelle Con + Rebelle Community, Shannon Siriano Greenwood. Join us to hear about Shannon's approach to inspire female founders and leaders to talk about real life and how to live a truly fulfilled life. We learn of her evolving career from her operational background to brand building + mentoring. Shannon calls herself an "accidental connector" with her unique approach in building on human connection and support.
In this episode, Christian and guest co-host Elisabeth Klughardt, speak with Prabir Mehta about the EVOLUTION of Richmond and the Great Big Everything - from the local music scene to Gallery5 in Jackson Ward to social justice to navigating the current state of the world.