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Founders honestly sharing their struggles and the realizations that helped them make progress. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/realizempathy/support

    I Wish I Had Made More Time to Do Things My Twin Brother Wanted to Do / William (Bill) Weber

    I Wish I Had Made More Time to Do Things My Twin Brother Wanted to Do / William (Bill) Weber

    In our final episode for the season, we host William (Bill) Weber, Co-Founder of Community at Work. Bill shares stories from the time when he struggled to empathize with his twin brother.



    Guest Bio:

    Bill Weber is an accomplished senior executive retired from a 34 year career at DuPont and a recognized Change Agent - who has repeatedly led teams into a new direction. He has broad experience including portfolio general management, marketing, strategic planning, cross-border business development, and new technology adoptions in a wide variety of industrial applications in chemicals, polymers and fabricated products.

    Since retirement, he has applied his practical experience combined with his strengths in personal/organizational dynamics in roles including board membership, executive/peer-to-peer/organizational coaching and/or business transition consulting. He targets situations that target strategic, societal and sustainable improvements, especially where innovative Collective Impact models can be deployed across diverse stakeholder groups (e.g. private, not-for-profit, public, philanthropic). He is growing into his new role as a Network Entreprenuer - especially when it can help connect underserved demographics into Living Wage careers. 

    Bill calls Richmond, Virginia home and serves on Board/Advisory roles for the Sacred Heart Center, Communities In Schools of Richmond, the Collaboratory of Virginia, Goodwill of Central Viriginia and the VCU Innovation Gateway.  He is married and is the proud father of two, stepfather of one, and grandfather of two.  He enjoys tennis, the outdoors and a diverse mix of small group communities.



    Bill can be reached at:

    weberrva@gmail.com



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    It’s not Her Fault that Her Brain Chemistry Got Hijacked / Jenn Grace

    It’s not Her Fault that Her Brain Chemistry Got Hijacked / Jenn Grace

    In this episode, we host Jenn Grace, Founder and CEO at Publish Your Purpose Press. Jenn shares stories from the time when she struggled to empathize with her daughter and sister.



    Guest Bio:

    Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and author. Guided by the mantra, “Change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

    Jenn passionately believes the more raw and real we can be—the deeper the connections we can experience. This drives her fierce commitment to bring voice to the invisible stories that free people from their isolation.

    She is committed to giving underrepresented voices power and a stage to share their stories, speak their truth, and impact their communities. She is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose Press, a publishing company that includes the PYP Academy, with programs that teach aspiring authors how to publish their books. In addition to publishing 60+ books that share the stories of others, Jenn has written six, including her memoir, House on Fire (September 2020).

    A marathon runner, animal lover, and novice birder. She lives in Connecticut with her family.



    Jenn can be reached at:

    https://www.publishyourpurposepress.com
    or jenntgrace on social media channels



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    She didn’t have what she needed to feel like there was another way / Joshua Haynes

    She didn’t have what she needed to feel like there was another way / Joshua Haynes

    In this episode, we host Joshua Haynes, Founder and Managing Partner at Masawa Fund. Joshua shares stories from the time when he struggled to empathize with his mother. He also shares his own journey through mental illness.



    Guest Bio:

    Joshua Haynes is Founder + Managing Partner at Masawa, the mental wellness impact fund. After a long journey learning to approach his own issues of depression, anxiety, and addiction stemming from a rough childhood and being raised on welfare by a single mother, Joshua founded Masawa to help address mental illness, a silent epidemic that is the leading cause of disability worldwide and will cost $16T by 2030. Joshua believes that after society is more mentally well by focusing on the internal first, it can overcome the seemingly intractable problems like climate change, poverty, and injustice.

    Over the past 20 years, Joshua has focused on the intersection of innovation, technology, and social impact. He has worked for both the US and Swedish governments, managing a portfolio of $190 million in innovative social impact grant funding in emerging and frontier market countries targeting poverty alleviation, civil society, human rights, and technology. Joshua holds degrees from Boston University and The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He has worked in 37 countries, speaks 7 languages well (pretends in many more), and lives in Berlin with his husband and two children.



    Joshua can be reached at:

    https://masawa.fund

    @masawafund, @joshuahaynes (instagram + twitter)



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    He said “Dad, why don’t we also talk about what I’m doing well?” / Ahmed Khattak

    He said “Dad, why don’t we also talk about what I’m doing well?” / Ahmed Khattak

    In this episode, we host Ahmed Khattak, Founder and CEO of US Mobile. Ahmed shares stories from the time when he struggled to empathize with his father and his son. He also shares a story from a time when he struggled to empathize with his employees under lockdown working from home.



    Guest Bio:

    Ahmed is the CEO and founder of US Mobile which is a prepaid carrier with the best cell phone plans and unlocked phones. The average monthly phone bill is $15. No contract or credit check needed.

    In 2004, Pakistani born Ahmed Khattak arrived in America, his intentions – to play squash for Yale University and take an advantage of the full academic scholarship which the university offered. Arriving at a new territory, Khattak’s prime concern was to buy a cell phone through which he could keep in touch with his family in Pakistan. He was however disappointed that no one would sell him a cell phone, reason -  Khattak had no Social Security number nor established credit to get a cell phone service contract.

    Fast forward a few years, in 2007, the Yale student stayed briefly in London United Kingdom for an internship. While in Europe, Khattak observed that Europeans had the alternative to use cell phones free of contracts. He compared this to what applied in American – “I thought, why can’t America be like this?”. That right there was his eruka moment!



    Ahmed can be reached at:

    https://usmobile.com



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    • 56 min
    I Thought My Sister Doesn’t Care, but That wasn’t the Case. / Brinn Flagg

    I Thought My Sister Doesn’t Care, but That wasn’t the Case. / Brinn Flagg

    In this episode, we host Brinn Flagg, Founder and CEO of Awen. Brinn shares stories from the time when she struggled to empathize with her youngest sister who was using drugs.

    Brinn is launching the pilot program for Awen on May 1, be sure to email info@joinawen.com for more info or check out joinawen.com



    Guest Bio:

    Brinn is an entrepreneur, community creator, artist, and advocate in the substance use space. You might know her as the CEO of AWEN, podcast host of I Just Wanna Help, and Head of Community at an innovation consulting firm. She's the sister of a sister in long term recovery and her mission is to make it easier for families and loved ones of substance users to find the help they need.



    Brinn can be reached at:

    brinn@joinawen.com
    @joinawen
    joinawen.com



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    I’d Only Think of “Why Aren’t They Doing This?” / Soojin Jun

    I’d Only Think of “Why Aren’t They Doing This?” / Soojin Jun

    In this episode, we host Soojin Jun, Pharmacist and Patient Advocate. Soojin shares stories from the time when she struggled to empathize with a healthcare worker who was tending to her ailing father.



    Guest Bio:

    Soojin is an empathy believer and a patient advocate. She is passionate about patient safety and strongly believes in empathy as the solution for messy healthcare that puts patients in danger without being accountable.



    Soojin can be reached at:

    jun.soojin@gmail.com
    http://linkedin.com/in/soojin-jun



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    • 52 min

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