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Welcome to Speak for Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen! Our mission is to inspire and promote positive and lasting change in our local & global communities.

Speak For Change With Thomas Sage Pedersen Thomas Sage Pedersen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to Speak for Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen! Our mission is to inspire and promote positive and lasting change in our local & global communities.

    Ep.113: Faina Segal | Why Santa Cruz County Needs a Rail & Trail

    Ep.113: Faina Segal | Why Santa Cruz County Needs a Rail & Trail

    Find Faina:
    https://www.instagram.com/coastconnectscc/

    About Faina:
    was born and raised in Santa Cruz County and is a graduate of Watsonville High School. After 9 years in tech, she has turned to being a full time advocate for sustainable and equitable transportation. She is also the Board Chair of The Friends of The Rail and Trail
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep.112 Rita Sever | Leading for Justice. Concrete leadership tools to bring equity inside your organization.

    Ep.112 Rita Sever | Leading for Justice. Concrete leadership tools to bring equity inside your organization.

    Find Rita:
    https://supervisionmatters.com
    https://www.facebook.com/supervisioncoach
    https://twitter.com/supervisionmtrs
    https://www.instagram.com/ritasever/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-sever-supervisionmatters/
    About Rita:
    Growing up the youngest of six kids in a low-income family, Rita often had the experience of feeling unseen and unheard. She became very focused on hearing and seeing others – as individuals and within the groups that we live and work in.  This led her to recognize the uneven playing field that we call “equal.”  
    Rita works with individuals, teams, leaders and organizations to improve the culture and practice of supervision, thereby helping the organization to be more effective. With a background in human resources and training in organizational development, she weaves those practices together in her coaching, consulting and training.  Rita has an MA in Organizational Psychology and is a certified professional coach.  Rita has taught part time at University of San Francisco and Sonoma State University in California. Rita’s new book is titled Leading for Justice:  Supervision, HR and Culture.
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    • 56 min
    EP.111 Lindsey Shelton | Importance of taking care of your mental health and more!

    EP.111 Lindsey Shelton | Importance of taking care of your mental health and more!

    Find Lindsey
    https://www.instagram.com/linds.shelton/
    https://www.instagram.com/barewithme.blog/

    About Lindsey
    Lindsey is a traveling ICU nurse, working on her modeling and acting career. She also is a big advocate for mental health and animal rescue.
    Support the show (Http://www.patreon.com/speakforchangepodcast)

    • 55 min
    Ep.110 Black Story Project Santa Cruz | Bruce Gardner

    Ep.110 Black Story Project Santa Cruz | Bruce Gardner

    About Bruce:
    Bruce is father to one of Thomas’s best Friends Nativo Gonzalez host of Paid the Cost Podcast. Bruce has lived in Santa Cruz for 50 plus years.  He is an Engineer, an amazing artist and a passionate father.

    In this interview Thomas and Bruce explore the racial changes and some of the deeper history of Santa Cruz in the eyes of someone who has seen the culture of the county change over the past 50 years.

    FInd Bruce:
    https://www.facebook.com/kuzimo.gardner


    Twdcc's Black health Matters Initiative Promotes equity to improve the quality of life for Black residents in Santa Cruz CountySupport the show (Http://www.patreon.com/speakforchangepodcast)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep.109 Luna Bey | Spirituality, The Black Experience, Ancient Technologies and more

    Ep.109 Luna Bey | Spirituality, The Black Experience, Ancient Technologies and more

    About Luna:
    Luna has been a resident of Santa Cruz since 2013. They have found their calling in reexploring the legacy of early black pioneers of california. They are the founder and director of the Santa Cruz Equity Project. They are a community healer, indigienous spiritualist, and parent.

    FInd Luna
    https://www.scequityproject.org
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep.108 Julie Lythcott-Haims | Being Black & Bi-racial in White Spaces and more

    Ep.108 Julie Lythcott-Haims | Being Black & Bi-racial in White Spaces and more

    Find Julie
    https://www.julielythcotthaims.com
    http://www.facebook.com/jlythcotthaims
    http://www.twitter.com/jlythcotthaims
    http://instagram.com/jlythcotthaims
    About Julie:
    WRITER. SPEAKER. HUMAN.  
    Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a TED Talk that has more than 5 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, is out now.

    Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.

    She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Je$$ica Escobeautuful ,

Community Power✊🏼

Love this podcast. Thomas is a delight to listen to and love hearing the different voices and perspectives from his guests, especially pertaining to local Santa Cruz culture and community.

Bobiea ,

Inspiring & REAL

Love love this podcast! It is easily becoming one of my favorites to listen to! Thomas is the best host you could imagine and really is so involved in the conversations. This one is fully worth the attention get ready for a huge ROI 💛

BTL Addict ,

Poignant and accessible

A good series of discussions on a variety of topics that open the door to thinking about situations and experiences outside of yourself.

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