14 episodes

The Bright Morning podcast, hosted by Elena Aguilar, explores the many ways we can cultivate courage. Elena is a coach, educator and author. She is also the CEO and founder of Bright Morning Consulting, an education consulting firm. In some episodes, Elena has conversations with guests who reveal the risks they've taken and the courage they've built. On other episodes, Elena masterfully coaches her guests towards fulfilling their life's purpose. These intimate and authentic conversations inspire listeners to listen to their own callings and take action in their lives. But they provide even more: they model how we can have conversations that count, and how we can guide others to listen to their inner voice and cultivate courage. Listeners will use these communication skills with their colleagues, clients and loved ones. This is a podcast about listening and being fully present with other people, and it's a podcast about how we live a fulfilling, meaningful life.

The Bright Morning Podcast Elena Aguilar

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 179 Ratings

The Bright Morning podcast, hosted by Elena Aguilar, explores the many ways we can cultivate courage. Elena is a coach, educator and author. She is also the CEO and founder of Bright Morning Consulting, an education consulting firm. In some episodes, Elena has conversations with guests who reveal the risks they've taken and the courage they've built. On other episodes, Elena masterfully coaches her guests towards fulfilling their life's purpose. These intimate and authentic conversations inspire listeners to listen to their own callings and take action in their lives. But they provide even more: they model how we can have conversations that count, and how we can guide others to listen to their inner voice and cultivate courage. Listeners will use these communication skills with their colleagues, clients and loved ones. This is a podcast about listening and being fully present with other people, and it's a podcast about how we live a fulfilling, meaningful life.

    Creating Classroom Community in a Pandemic | Huber Trenado

    Creating Classroom Community in a Pandemic | Huber Trenado

    In this episode, I coach Huber Trenado, a teacher (who is also a former student!) on the first steps to fulfill his vision for a virtual classroom where students feel loved and accepted. We also explore what to do in those moments when his confidence...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sailing Across the Pacific | Caitlin Schwarzman

    Sailing Across the Pacific | Caitlin Schwarzman

    On today’s episode, I talked with Caitlin Schwarzman about the 18 months she spent with her family at sea on the sailboat that they’d built. We talked about courage, maternal anxiety, big storms, and the impact this experience had on her teenage...

    • 33 min
    Empathy Work | Keiko Elizabeth

    Empathy Work | Keiko Elizabeth

    In this episode we hear how Keiko Elizabeth, a former teacher, pursued a calling to be an actress. She also describes returning to the site of the Japanese internment camp where her father was born, how her passion for acting began, and a daily empathy...

    • 59 min
    Bonus Episode! Sneak Preview of Coaching for Equity | Elena Aguilar

    Bonus Episode! Sneak Preview of Coaching for Equity | Elena Aguilar

    Elena reads from her new book Coaching for Equity.  You can preorder it here.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Staying in the Fight | Nick Cains

    Staying in the Fight | Nick Cains

    In this episode, I coach Nick Cains, an educator in Tulsa. We explore strong emotions including anger and betrayal, drawing boundaries, and asking for affirmation. And I reflect on coaching across lines of racial difference and holding space to process...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Coaching for Equity | Elena Aguilar

    Coaching for Equity | Elena Aguilar

    This week, Lori Cohen interviews Elena about her forthcoming book, Coaching for Equity. Elena discusses the dedication, talks about her writing habits and how she changed through writing this book, and reflects on cancel culture.  Show Notes:Coaching...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

hilaryallene ,

Zaretta Hammond & Elena Aguilar

Oh wow this has been such a fun podcast to listen to. I really enjoyed this first one that I have listened to. Both of these women are super inspiring powerhouse thinkers and doers! I could listen to them all day. I am so very thrilled that Elena Aguilar is doing podcasts. It is such a natural transition for her. Thank you for this.

relatEDucation ,

Growing as reflective practitioners

Love having access to Elena and guests through podcast format!

Laurelcs ,

My Name Is...

The “My Name Is...” episode with Ja Young Ahn has moved me so much. Thank you for sharing connections to Leticia Nieto’s leadership, as her work has greatly influenced my life also. Will share this episode far and wide! 🌱

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