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Welcome to The Growth and Resilience Network where every episode brings you targeted stories and strategies for professional and personal growth and resilience.

The Growth and Resilience Network® with Steve Piscitelli Steve Piscitelli

    • Education
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Welcome to The Growth and Resilience Network where every episode brings you targeted stories and strategies for professional and personal growth and resilience.

    Episode #50. Adoption: An Odyssey

    Episode #50. Adoption: An Odyssey

    Episode #50 on The Growth and Resilience Network® podcast channel examines core issues associated with adoption. Our guest, John Longbottom, shares his experiences as an adopted child, his ups and downs, and his takeaways regarding adoption. He helps us examine the triad of adoption: The Adoptee, The Adopted Parents, and the Birth Parents.
    While the conversation here represents the views and lessons of one man, it reminds us that adoption is more than what happens to or for the adopted child. It affects many for years—if not life. John discusses core issues associated with adoption: Loss, rejection, guilt/shame, grief, identify, intimacy, mastery/control.
    He shares the range of emotions he experienced. And his journey led to his realization that each person of the “triad” (adoptee, adopted parents, and birth parents) confronts the same core issues.
    Note: During the episode, John’s visit and performance in a college classroom is mentioned. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/eP5AXknH1kg.
    Podcast music ("Walk with Me") by ©John Longbottom. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Podcast ©Steve Piscitelli. 2020. The Growth and Resilience Network®

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Surviving the Death of a Child: Moving Forward, But Not On.

    Surviving the Death of a Child: Moving Forward, But Not On.

    Episode #49 on The Growth and Resilience Network® podcast channel, dives into the emotional, wrenching, jolting, transformative subject of how a parent deals with the death of a child. Does one ever "deal" with it? If so, how? If not, why not? Abby and Michael Steele will help the listening audience understand how they navigated these uncharted waters. In addition to how they chose to move forward, they will share what worked for them and what did not. If you ever found yourself face-to-face with a parent who lost a child, perhaps you did not know what to say or do--and what not to say or do. While their might not be a "How-To Guide" for such circumstances, Abby and Michael share what helped them move forward following the death of their daughter, Liz.
    How does a parent deal with such a loss? Is it ever dealt with? Does one ever move on? Is there a so-called new normal?
    Ten years later, you will hear the story of two parents and life after the death of their child.
    For information about the Liz Rosenfeld Legacy Fund go to https://www.jaxcf.org/donate Search Key Word : Liz Rosenfeld.
    Music ©Billy Bowers. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.billybowersjax.com
    ©2019. Steve Piscitelli
    The Growth and Resilience Network®
    www.stevepiscitelli.com

    • 58 min
    Episode #48: Connecting Community Resilience with Sustainable Home Ownership

    Episode #48: Connecting Community Resilience with Sustainable Home Ownership

    This episode on The Growth and Resilience Network® podcast channel explores the connection between a community’s vitality and access to sustainable homeownership. Beaches Habitat for Humanity President and CEO Curtis Ford and Mary Anne Christensen, Development Director, help us examine how Beaches Habitat helps build communities within a community, the importance and financial realities of sustainable home ownership, and how the greater community can come together to help strengthen the entire community one home at a time.
    Music ("T2D") by Billy Bowers©. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
    ©Steve Piscitelli. 2019
    The Growth and Resilience Network® www.stevepiscitelli.com

    • 25 min
    Episode #47: Leaders of the Band (v. 2.0!)

    Episode #47: Leaders of the Band (v. 2.0!)

    This episode on The Growth and Resilience Network® podcast channel explores the DNA of bands—from the perspective of the women in the band. Beyond the musical talent, what is the "x" factor that keeps the bands together, making music, and connecting with their audiences. In short, what is the "It" of successful bands. And, are there gender dynamics that bands need to content with during formation, rehearsal, and performance.

    Seasoned musicians and band members/leaders Lauren Fincham, Tamara Colonna, and Sarah “Mama Blue” Sanders break it down for us.

    Topics covered include musical collaboration, respect, gender dynamics, intentionality of purpose, self-care, respect for home-town talent, and potential stumbling blocks for cohesiveness.
    Music ("T2D") by Billy Bowers©. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
    ©Steve Piscitelli. 2019
    The Growth and Resilience Network®
    www.stevepiscitelli.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #46: The Leaders of the Band

    Episode #46: The Leaders of the Band

    This episode on The Growth and Resilience Network® podcast channel explores the DNA of bands. Beyond the musical talent, what is the "x" factor that keeps the bands together, making music, and connecting with their audiences. In short, what is the "It" of successful bands.
    Seasoned musicians and band members/leaders Brother John Mortensen, The Legendary Roy Peak, and Crucial Eddy Cotton break it down for us in this riveting conversation. Topics covered include basic business principles all bands need to address, dressing for the gig, band names, recording and technology, the importance of respect for people working the club in which the band is playing, laying of "the sauce," and when to pay the band members. If you think a band is just about the stage time, listen to these three talented and veteran band members share lessons learned along the way to becoming The Leaders of the Bands.
    Music by Billy Bowers©. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
    ©Steve Piscitelli. 2019
    The Growth and Resilience Network®
    www.stevepiscitelli.com

    • 59 min
    Episode #45: Someone Has to be the Grownup in the Room!

    Episode #45: Someone Has to be the Grownup in the Room!

    Community transformation does not just appear. It requires vision, thought, communication, respect, difficult questioning, and attentive listening. Transformational leaders help orchestrate that communal dance. They recognize that establishing a “shared vision” requires tough conversations. Everyone around the table typically sees his or her agenda item as the most important. They struggle to understand what “community” means beyond their narrow framework. Intentions may be good, but attention may not stray far from an individual agenda. The bigger picture can get lost in collective monologues.
    Two long-time community activists and leaders, Linda and Michael Lanier, sat down with me and shared a few leadership skills and strategies. You can read more in my book "Community as a Safe Place to Land."
    Music ©Billy Bowers. Used with permission.
    www.billybowersjax.com
    ©Steve Piscitelli. 2019
    The Growth and Resilience Network®
    www.stevepiscitelli.com

    • 42 min

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Emmy K. ,

Fantastic and applicable conversations

This podcast offers down-to-earth encounters that inspire and center each listener. Steve asks provocative and engaging questions, and each of his interviewees provides advice that is easily applied. Each episode is a relaxing meander through edifying topics!

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