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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.

    The Journey to Pursuing Dreams | Lauren LoGrasso

    The Journey to Pursuing Dreams | Lauren LoGrasso

    We encounter multiple obstacles and successes on our individual journeys to fulfilling our dreams, and each of these interactions can have an influence on our overall purpose and character.

    In this episode, Lauren LoGrasso discusses dealing with criticism to build your self-worth, knowing how experiences and people impact your life, and the multiple dreams you may find while pursuing your original dream. She believes those dreams may be even more powerful than your intention, and what you do with your work, the people you encounter, and your own confidence can help you succeed in those dreams.

    • 30 min
    Acknowledging Racism, Injustice, and Inequality | Nancy John

    Acknowledging Racism, Injustice, and Inequality | Nancy John

    Conversations about race may be uncomfortable, but that just makes them even more necessary to discuss. In acknowledging different experiences of racism, you can understand the importance of fighting it.

    This episode features Nancy John discussing educating yourself on different people of color’s experiences, realizing your own bias and taking action against it, and being aware of the language you use in conversations. She explains the meaning of understanding things on a personal level and challenging the lens you see things through in order to create change.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Importance of Patience and Networking | Steve Blanchard

    The Importance of Patience and Networking | Steve Blanchard

    Networking is an essential process to make connections and gain support from a variety of people, and patience is a necessary tool to have when creating your network.

    Steve Blanchard takes this episode to talk about having an open mind when making connections, understanding other people and the impact we make on one another, and why patience is needed in business and networking. During this time of a pandemic, now more than ever is patience needed in order to create a healthy environment and mindset and to maintain a support network.

    • 38 min
    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

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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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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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