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Welcome to the Overcoming Odds podcast, where you get a glimpse into the stories of individuals who have overcome adversity, suffering, and struggle to achieve their personal success.

The Overcoming Odds Podcast Oleg Lougheed

    • Education
    • 5.0, 35 Ratings

Welcome to the Overcoming Odds podcast, where you get a glimpse into the stories of individuals who have overcome adversity, suffering, and struggle to achieve their personal success.

    Working Through Adversity | LeRon Barton

    Working Through Adversity | LeRon Barton

    Adversities are parts of our life that we can’t avoid, but we can find ways to work through them and grow from them. Whether they are something that we can control or not, they do not necessarily have to define us.

    In this episode, LeRon Barton discusses his passion for inspiring people, the importance of determination, and how factors like race and disabilities influence how you go about facing adversities. Barton describes how putting in real effort and having the will for victory can help you overcome whatever obstacle stands in your way.

    • 51 min
    The Influence Of Influencers | Ignite Coach Ron Mitchell

    The Influence Of Influencers | Ignite Coach Ron Mitchell

    We are shaped by all the different influences we encounter in life, and we never know what kind of impact any person can have on us and what we can have on them. However, we do have the ability to mold and influence our own future.

    In this episode, Ron Mitchell discusses how to be an “architect for change,” learn from experiences and ask questions, and welcome adversity in order to be changed by it. From the adversities we face and the people we meet, we are both influenced and motivated to move forward and in turn have an influence on somebody else.

    • 44 min
    Conversations About Race | April Dinwoodie

    Conversations About Race | April Dinwoodie

    Some may find it difficult or uncomfortable to talk about race, but why does it seem this way? While it may come down to understanding the history or developing a common language to use, having conversations about race should be something we are not afraid of.

    In this episode, April discusses the internalized conceptions we have about race, where they come from, and what we can do to alter or reframe them. Although we may not believe in the conceptions that have been passed down from generations, they are still ingrained in us, and it is up to us to educate ourselves in order to deviate from them.

    • 56 min
    Competitive Vs. Collaborative Culture | Sejal Thakkar

    Competitive Vs. Collaborative Culture | Sejal Thakkar

    Competition is all around us, and we learn about it from a very early age. Although there are negative connotations surrounding competition and conflict, Sejar Thakkar argues that a little conflict can actually be very productive.

    Competition can be healthy or divisive, and understanding the difference can mean understanding how to progress in both a competitive and a collaborative environment. Thakkar describes how competition can challenge you to do better and move forward - especially within an organization - but also how collaboration can promote a higher morale and diversity and inclusion.

    • 50 min
    Establishing Conversations About Black Lives Matter | LaChelle Adkins

    Establishing Conversations About Black Lives Matter | LaChelle Adkins

    As the Black Lives Matter movement progresses, we may wonder how to educate ourselves on this topic or figure out ways to address it. While there are those trying to think of ways they can get involved, there may be others who don’t feel they know enough to develop an opinion.

    In this episode, LaChelle discusses creating a dialogue to talk about our different experiences, knowing people’s agendas before you join a movement, and seeing people based on their character. With all of these ideas in mind, we can have enlightened conversations about people’s lives based on different variables and make a change in the world.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Conversations to Have for Change | Quinn Ferrall

    Conversations to Have for Change | Quinn Ferrall

    It may be difficult to find a way to talk about certain topics without feeling uncomfortable, but it is necessary to still have that conversation in order to learn and grow from it. With current movements in the world such as Black Lives Matter, now more than ever is important to have these conversations.

    In this episode, Quentin discusses what he’s learned from his relationship with his father, communicating about topics amongst people of different diversities, and making a space to have these emotional conversations. By establishing a dialogue for these conversations, we can have interactions that can benefit one another to grow.

    • 57 min

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35 Ratings

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Amazing people!

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What a wondeful podcast with an incredible and important cause. I loved being an guest on the show but also listening to other episodes. Truly a listen-worthy cause with phenominal guests.

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Making The Invisible Visible

Oleg is a brilliant interviewer. He is enabling a space of possibilities for so many voices. These diverse voices expand our lenses to possibilities. Great content and a phenomenal human.

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