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The SIP shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

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The SIP shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

    Seeing the World Through the Lens of Storytelling with Nicole, Adam, and Jared

    Seeing the World Through the Lens of Storytelling with Nicole, Adam, and Jared

    Storytelling through the arts can bring immeasurable value to our lives. It can provide an escape from an overwhelming life. It can lower our guards and show us new perspectives. It can be political. It can bring people together.















    These three Coke Scholars all agree – art is who they are.  















    The latest episode of The SIP features incredibly talented artists, storytellers, and creative entrepreneurs: 







    * Nicole L. Thompson (2010) – Director, Writer, and Producer;* Adam Pulver (2007) – Theater, Film, and Television Writer; and * Jared Michaud (2015) – Baritone, Educator, and Facilitator 















    Listen as they discuss starting a career in storytelling and the arts, growing as an artist, and the importance of creating for people who really need stories right now. 















    The episode is introduced by Aisha Chebbi (2020).















    Watch a video of Nicole, Adam, and Jared recording this episode here with captions.















    The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.















    Learn more about items referenced in this episode:







    * The SIP – cokeurl.com/thesip* The Coca-Cola Scholars Program – coca-colascholarsfoundation.org* Nicole L. Thompson bio – https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/meet-the-scholars-from-season-3-of-the-sip/#nicole* Adam Pulver bio – https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/meet-the-scholars-from-season-3-of-the-sip/#adam* Jared Michaud bio – a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/meet-the-scholars-from-season-3-of-the-sip/#ja...

    • 41 min
    Just Do It: How Jorge, Jarvis, and Rosalyn are Leading with Purpose

    Just Do It: How Jorge, Jarvis, and Rosalyn are Leading with Purpose

    Something that makes the Coke Scholars Program so unique is the incredible community of alumni. Could you imagine working together with Coke Scholars?















    This first episode of Season 3 of The SIP brings together 3 Coke Scholars working at NIKE in Portland, Oregon:







    * Jorge Casimiro (1994) – VP, Chief Public Policy & Social Impact Officer, NIKE Inc. & President, NIKE Foundation;* Jarvis Sam (2009) – Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, NIKE Inc.; and* Rosalyn Menon Kennedy (1997) – Communications and Partnerships Lead, Social & Community Impact, NIKE Inc.















    The trio discuss their unique career journeys, how they are expanding diversity and social impact at NIKE, and leading with purpose. Listen until the end for their favorite NIKE shoes and Coke products!















    The episode is introduced by Aisha Chebbi (2020).















    Watch a video of Jorge, Jarvis, and Rosalyn recording this episode here with captions.















    The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.















    Learn more about items referenced in this episode:







    * The SIP – cokeurl.com/thesip* The Coca-Cola Scholars Program – coca-colascholarsfoundation.org* NIKE, Inc. – https://about.nike.com/en/company















    Listen to The SIP: Season 3, Episode 1 Now

    • 53 min
    Going Pro in Basketball and Business with Junior Bridgeman, CEO of Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

    Going Pro in Basketball and Business with Junior Bridgeman, CEO of Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

    Junior Bridgeman barely made his high school basketball team. He played 12 years in the NBA.



    Junior’s first restaurant was robbed and set on fire. He became the owner of over 450 restaurants in 20 states.



    His secret for growth?



    “I think I was never afraid of failure. Put it that way.”



    In this special bonus episode, Status Quo Ninja Daron K. Roberts (1997) interviews Junior Bridgeman, owner & CEO of Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company and CCSF Board member. They discuss Junior’s incredible career full of twists and turns, and why, in the end, it’s about investing in people.

    • 36 min
    Cultivating Empathy and Delivering Hope for LGBTQ Students with Joe English (2013)

    Cultivating Empathy and Delivering Hope for LGBTQ Students with Joe English (2013)

    “I grew up in a 1900-person farm town… I never saw or watched or read anything that I felt really spoke to me as a gay person. It would have meant the world to me to have read even one book with one gay character in school, or one unit in history class talk about LGBTQ people just to understand — hey, there are other LGBTQ people in the world, and my identity is something I could be proud of rather than something I should hide.” – Joe English



    In this episode of The SIP, actor Kevin Shen (2000) interviews Joe English (2013) about his journey creating Hope in a Box, a nonprofit on a mission to help rural public schools cultivate empathy and fight prejudice by representing LGBTQ people, stories, and history in school libraries and classrooms.



    Joe shares how, starting with his own high school, Hope in a Box gives rural educators curated boxes of books with LGBTQ+ characters, detailed curriculum for these books, and coaching on how to build an inclusive classroom. Since 2018, Hope in a Box has grown into a national program supporting hundreds of schools in all 50 states and currently has a waitlist of 600 schools.



    Kevin and Joe also discuss how the program was developed, some of the roadblocks Joe’s encountered with school boards, and how he made the leap of quitting his job at McKinsey to lead Hope in a Box full-time.



    The episode is introduced by Ericka Jones (2011).



    The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.



    Read a transcript of this episode here: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/the-sip-season-2-episode-6-transcript/



    Learn more about items referenced in this episode:



    The SIP – cokeurl.com/thesip

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program – coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

    Hope in a Box – hopeinabox.org

    The Picture of Dorian Gray – goodreads.com/book/show/5297.The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray

    The Well of Loneliness – goodreads.com/book/show/129223.The_Well_of_Loneliness

    Boy Meets Boy – goodreads.com/book/show/23228.Boy_Meets_Boy

    Giovanni’s Room – goodreads.com/book/show/38462.Giovanni_s_Room

    • 34 min
    When Spit Saves the World (and Builds a Business) with Jason Feldman (1990)

    When Spit Saves the World (and Builds a Business) with Jason Feldman (1990)

    From The Home Depot to The Body Shop to Amazon to Vault Health, Jason Feldman (1990) describes his career as a game and chutes and ladders. His navigating force: using business to do good in the world.



    In this episode of The SIP, Sue Suh (1992), the first Chief People Officer for TIME, interviews fellow Coke Scholar and good friend Jason Feldman about his journey to co-founding Vault Health, a startup specializing in healthcare for men that turned its focus to distributing the first FDA EUA approved at-home saliva test for COVID-19, helping the PGA, NBA, and NHL resume practice and games and universities reopen their doors.



    The two also talk about Jason’s 18-year-old triplets, who are spending their senior year working at Vault Health testing sites, and his love of autobiographies and Madonna.



    The episode is introduced by Ericka Jones (2011).



    The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.



    Read a transcript of this episode here.



    Learn more about items referenced in this episode:



    The SIP – cokeurl.com/thesip

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program – coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

    Vault Health – vaulthealth.com

    Tableau – tableau.com

    Work in Progress: Risking Failure, Surviving Success (Michael Eisner autobiography) – amazon.com/Work-Progress-Risking-Failure-Surviving/dp/0786885076

    Get It Up podcast – vaulthealth.com/blog/articles/get-it-up-podcast-kickoff

    How I Built This podcast – npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

    The David Rubenstein Show podcast – open.spotify.com/show/3rDotaguWQZyJyNMFHdQUV

    • 37 min
    Helping Millions Find Their Purpose by Pursuing Her Own with Kathryn Minshew (2004)

    Helping Millions Find Their Purpose by Pursuing Her Own with Kathryn Minshew (2004)

    Investors initially called The Muse a “cute project.” Kathryn Minshew (2004) built it into the go-to destination for more than 75 million people each year to research companies and careers.



    In this episode of The SIP, Chantelle George (2006), founder of her own higher ed consulting business, interviews fellow entrepreneur and Coke Scholar Kathryn Minshew about her journey from working on vaccine introduction in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, to creating a career blog for women, to founding and leading The Muse.



    The two discuss the obstacles women face when pitching investors and how Kathryn used real-life A/B testing to find which environment and persona works best for her. “I was already getting dinged for being young and being female – I needed to show up ready to play,” she says.



    Kathryn also shares how to make a change in your career path even during a pandemic, what bothers her the most about recruiters, and why “best places to work” lists are bs.



    The episode is introduced by Ericka Jones (2011).



    The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.



    Read a transcript of this episode here.



    Learn more about items referenced in this episode:



    The SIP – cokeurl.com/thesip

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program – coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

    The Muse – themuse.com

    The New Rules of Work – themuse.com/thenewrulesofwork

    Chantelle George Consulting – chantellegeorge.com

    Pocket – getpocket.com

    Arcadia – goodreads.com/book/show/384597.Arcadia

    Kathryn Minshew on Twitter – twitter.com/kmin

    • 36 min

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