15 episodes

Government, Community, Development, Entrepreneurship, it all impacts our lives. Lekia converses with individuals and community leaders about professional and personal experiences while getting to the root of topics that effect the society we live in. All while encouraging hope, engagement and positive living . Expect to hear from Great People doing Great Things in this Liberating podcast.

Lekia is Inspiring, Witty and Brilliant!
Custom Cover art by Kevin Fox

RISING CNY Lekia Hill

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Government, Community, Development, Entrepreneurship, it all impacts our lives. Lekia converses with individuals and community leaders about professional and personal experiences while getting to the root of topics that effect the society we live in. All while encouraging hope, engagement and positive living . Expect to hear from Great People doing Great Things in this Liberating podcast.

Lekia is Inspiring, Witty and Brilliant!
Custom Cover art by Kevin Fox

    Evelyn Ingram Director of Community Engagement, Wegmans; Leading with Passion and Style

    Evelyn Ingram Director of Community Engagement, Wegmans; Leading with Passion and Style

    Join us for our first episode of the new year with Evelyn Ingram, Community Engagement Director at Wegmans.

    Discover more about Evelyn's journey, from overseeing community engagement at Wegmans to her entrepreneurial endeavors, including a project to restore a church on the
    South side of Syracuse known as "The Castle". Learn from this
    extraordinary community leader in the Central New York region about her experiences as a wife, a mother, and her passion for making a meaningful impact in her community.

    As we delve into topics ranging from leadership to community engagement, we get to know the woman behind the Wegmans brand. Wegmans is a household name in Central
    New York.

    Evelyn is also a trusted and valuable source in her community, sharing her experience in public relations. Join us as we discuss image and style with Evelyn, who is known for her great style and hosting events, which are naturally and authentically a part of who she is.

    Don't miss out on this captivating conversation, where we dive deep into her experiences, perspectives, and aspirations. Stay tuned for an episode that promises inspiration, insight, and a fresh perspective on leadership and community engagement in Central New York.

    • 32 min
    Arel Moodie & Jeff Knauss: Unveiling the Mastermind of Profound

    Arel Moodie & Jeff Knauss: Unveiling the Mastermind of Profound

    Prepare for an engaging and laughter-filled episode as host
    Lekia Hill delves into the world of the infamous Profound Mastermind group, now entering its remarkable third year.
    Joining her are the dynamic duo, Arel Moodie and Jeff Knauss, the driving forces behind this captivating community.
    Arel Moodie, known for his unwavering passion for personal
    development, and Jeff Knauss, a master of marketing and entrepreneurship, bring their unique insights and humor to the table. In this interview, they share their stories, their ventures, and a wealth of invaluable advice.
    Explore the origins of Profound and how it has evolved into
    a powerhouse for personal and professional growth for 100 Brilliant minds of CNY and areas of NYC, Rochester, Chicago and more. Arel and Jeff's engaging banter and camaraderie make this episode as entertaining as it is informative.
    Discover how they've navigated their individual journeys,
    including their ventures and experiences that have led them to where they are today.
    Whether you're a longtime member of Profound, new to the
    scene, or learning more about it, this episode promises to be a delightful and enlightening.
    Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Critical Path Integrators
    for making Rising CNY Possible!

    • 31 min
    Fostering Future Leaders- Dr. Robert Simmons of Micron Technology

    Fostering Future Leaders- Dr. Robert Simmons of Micron Technology

    Join host Lekia Hill for an engaging and enlightening episode featuring Dr. Robert Simmons III, Head of Social Impact Philanthropy at Micron Technology. In this thought-provoking conversation, Robert and Lekia delve deep into the realm of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and its profound impact.

    Robert shares his insights into the significance of nurturing STEM identities, drawing from his extensive experience scholastic background and experience at Micron. Together, they explore Micron's influential STEM programs, both locally and nationally, and discuss how these initiatives are shaping the aspirations of young individuals.

    Robert's extraordinary journey, including his role
    as a scholar in anti-racism praxis, shedding light on the imperative need for equitable access to STEM education. Gain valuable perspectives on how leadership, and context align and Micron’s intentional efforts in nurturing leaders of
    tomorrow.

    Furthermore, they explore how technology can be leveraged to unify humanity and create a better world. Whether you're a STEM enthusiast or simply intrigued by the confluence of technology, education, and social impact, this episode offers a treasure trove of insights and inspiration. Discover Micron's intentional efforts in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

    • 28 min
    Leading with Authenticity: A Conversation with Melanie Littlejohn

    Leading with Authenticity: A Conversation with Melanie Littlejohn

    In this thought-provoking episode of Rising CNY, join host Lekia K. Hill as she sits down with Melanie Littlejohn, Vice President for Customer and Community Engagement at National Grid. Melanie has earned the trust and admiration of millions, delivering gas and electricity to over 20 million people across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

    Melanie Littlejohn is not only a prominent leader in the Central New York community but also a trusted mentor, admired for her authentic and insightful leadership. In this deeply personal and candid conversation of vulnerability Melanie shares her unique journey, revealing inspiring perspectives on leadership, family, self-care, and more.

    Her authentic storytelling create an atmosphere akin to a real-time mentoring or therapy session with Lekia, leaving you enriched and motivated to lead with purpose.

    Join us for this exceptional episode, with profound lessons for aspiring leaders, community members, and anyone seeking inspiration to make a lasting impact.

    Thank you to our Local Presenting Sponsor: Critical Path Integrators!

    • 30 min
    A Conversation with Andy Breuer; Exploring Legacy, Leadership, and Workplace Culture

    A Conversation with Andy Breuer; Exploring Legacy, Leadership, and Workplace Culture

    Join Lekia Hill as she engages in a rare, candid and insightful conversation with her former employer Andy Breuer, one of two brothers leading the sixth generation of Hueber Breuer Construction Inc, a 150+ year-old company in Central New York. In this special episode, they delve into topics such as the company's enduring legacy, effective leadership, nurturing workplace culture, commitment to community involvement, and the realities and challenges of navigating nepotism. Don't miss this courageous exploration of what it takes to sustain a thriving business for over a century and moving it forward in the 21st Century.
    Thank you to our Local Presenting Sponsor: Critical Path Integrators for seeing the vison of bringing great stories to the people of CNY!

    • 30 min
    A Deeper Look into Ryan Benz, a Key Developer Building and Investing in a Rising Syracuse Region

    A Deeper Look into Ryan Benz, a Key Developer Building and Investing in a Rising Syracuse Region

    Join podcast host Lekia Hill as she engages in a deep and inspiring conversation with Ryan Benz, a prominent developer, serial entrepreneur, and investor based in Central New York. Discover Ryan's insights on why living in Central NY is a great move for people seeking fulfillment in life, business, and relationships. Learn about his exciting Shop in Town project and his passion for positively transforming the community. Explore Ryan's entrepreneurial journey, from overcoming academic challenges to embracing risks and creating impactful ventures. Gain valuable lessons on the power of embracing risks, finding your passion, and contributing positively to your community. Tune in now for an empowering conversation with a visionary leader making a difference in Central New York.

    Thank you to our Local Presenting Sponsor: Critical Path Integrators for seeing the vison of bringing great stories to the people of CNY!

    • 32 min

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