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We started Someone To Tell It To in 2012, and all along, our philosophy has been to listen. Because our mission is to "cultivate meaningful connections through compassionate listening and train others to do the same," we thought it might be best to highlight both aspects—listening and training—in a podcast. Both listening and training continue to catalyze this global listening movement where Someone's voice is being heard, Someone is being reminded that they matter, and Someone doesn't need to feel alone in whatever they are facing in life.We are so excited to share these rich conversations with you. Please subscribe to hear each new episode as soon as it's released!

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We started Someone To Tell It To in 2012, and all along, our philosophy has been to listen. Because our mission is to "cultivate meaningful connections through compassionate listening and train others to do the same," we thought it might be best to highlight both aspects—listening and training—in a podcast. Both listening and training continue to catalyze this global listening movement where Someone's voice is being heard, Someone is being reminded that they matter, and Someone doesn't need to feel alone in whatever they are facing in life.We are so excited to share these rich conversations with you. Please subscribe to hear each new episode as soon as it's released!

    Don’t Be a Bystander, Be an Upstander

    Don’t Be a Bystander, Be an Upstander

    Today marks the start of the fifth season of the Someone To Tell It To Podcast.  We believe that to help the world to listen requires putting consistent, constant content about listening and its tremendous transformative power out into the world.  Inviting guests locally, nationally, and globally to join in conversations with us about the vital roles that listening plays in our everyday lives can help to inspire, educate, and change all of our lives in positive ways. 
    Today's guest is one you don’t want to miss. Rabbi Ron Symons has been the senior director of Jewish Life, since July 2015, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, and also the founding director of the organization’s Center for Loving Kindness, since August 2017.  In our conversation with Rabbi Ron, we discuss so many pressing matters happening around the world, but especially here in the United States like living wages, demoralizing rhetoric in public discourse, and especially gun violence.  Rabbi Ron shares very poignantly about his experiences with an antisemitic terrorist attack in the form of a mass shooting, which took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in 2018 – in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  
    In the midst of tragedies such as this one, Rabbi Ron reminds us what it means to move from being a bystander to an upstander who ‘Loves your Neighbor as Yourself.’

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Being Believed In

    Being Believed In

    A proud and grateful participant in The Lebron James Family Foundation's “I Promise" program, created by the NBA superstar for students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, our guest Austin Taylor Qualls talks with us about what he’s learned from life, from what he’s been given, and from being supported and nurtured by those who saw something special in him. Today he’s a successful entrepreneur. His spirit, his values, and his drive to live a life supporting, encouraging, and nurturing others—as he has been nurtured—is a testament to being believed in.


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    Recent episodes: Stephen Shedletzky | Juliana Tafur

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bringing Our WHY to Life

    Bringing Our WHY to Life

    Stephen Shedletzky (Shed-Let’s-Ski) engages with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world.  He’s said: “I imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired, feel safe wherever they are, and end the day fulfilled by the work they do.”  We hope that Shed’s words will inspire you.



    Stephen Shedletzky is Head of Brand Experience, Igniter at Simon Sinek. Learn more  about Stephen.

    Follow Shed: LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube




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    Our Books | Our Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    Support the show

    Recent episodes: Juliana Tafur | Jane Adshead-Grant

    Order our new book: Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That's When the Magic Happens!)

    Our Sponsors/Affiliates:
    Wonders Found is a thrift store ministry. We sell quality, gently-used items donated by the community to support mission projects. Learn more about us by visiting us on Facebook!

    Eager to start producing your own podcast? Buzzsprout makes it easy. Sign up here to start publishing, and earn a free $20 Amazon Gift Card, as well as support our show!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Listen Courageously

    Listen Courageously

    Obama Foundation Scholar,  award-winning documentary filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and the creator of the Listen Courageously movement and workshop series, Juliana Tafur talks with us about listening to foster human connection.  We discuss her goal to find the “human side to every story,” what it means to “other” people, and storytelling’s impact in connecting us.  Her work is transformative and creative.  We are privileged to feature her as we come to the end of Women’s History Month.  
    Listen Courageously website  |  Story Powerhouse website

    Juliana's Ted Talk:  Listening Courageously Can Bridge What Divides Us

    Follow Juliana: Facebook  |  LinkedIn  |  Twitter  |  Instagram




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    Recent episodes: Jane Adshead-Grant | Patty Kim

    Order our new book: Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That's When the Magic Happens!)

    Join Someone To Tell It To for an enlightening and inspiring evening focused on servant leadership and positivity in the workplace, led by the expertise of nationally-recognized best-selling author, Jon Gordon!

    Our Sponsors/Affiliates:
    Wonders Found is a thrift store ministry. We sell quality, gently-used items donated by the community to support mission projects. Learn more about us by visiting us on Facebook!

    Eager to start producing your own podcast? Buzzsprout makes it easy. Sign up here to start publishing, and earn a free $20 Amazon Gift Card, as well as support our show!

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    • 55 min
    Quieting and Listening to Ourselves

    Quieting and Listening to Ourselves

    Jane Adshead-Grant, of London, England, makes her second appearance on the podcast.  She is an author and an award-winning accredited executive coach with over 30 years experience in people-focused roles. In this episode, we talk with her about her newest book, and focus especially on her challenge she presents to listen to ourselves. She makes the point that to be a great listener, we first need to know what it feels like to be listened to, truly listened to, free from interruption, judgment and distraction. Hers is a wise and insightful perspective.

    Jane's website | The Listening Coach

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    Other Episodes: Patty Kim | Garry and Maria Ridge



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    Our Books | Our Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    Support the show

    Order our new book: Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That's When the Magic Happens!)

    Join Someone To Tell It To for an enlightening and inspiring evening focused on servant leadership and positivity in the workplace, led by the expertise of nationally-recognized best-selling author, Jon Gordon!

    Our Sponsors/Affiliates:
    Wonders Found is a thrift store ministry. We sell quality, gently-used items donated by the community to support mission projects. Learn more about us by visiting us on Facebook!

    Eager to start producing your own podcast? Buzzsprout makes it easy. Sign up here to start publishing, and earn a free $20 Amazon Gift Card, as well as support our show!

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    • 55 min
    Listening Provides Our Hope

    Listening Provides Our Hope

    Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim joins us in conversation about leadership and public service, at the start of  Women’s History Month. Her leadership style has, at its core, a commitment to and belief in listening as a means to understand others’ perspectives and as a way to overcome differences and divisions. Her perspective is a refreshing antidote, one that provides hope and promise for finding common ground and meeting the needs of those she represents. We very much appreciated her philosophy and hope that you will too. 

    Website: Rep. Patty Kim

    Follow Patty: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

    Other Episodes: Garry and Maria Ridge | Amma Jo Johnson

    SOMEONE TO TELL IT TO
    Our Books | Our Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    Support the show

    Order our new book: Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That's When the Magic Happens!)

    Join Someone To Tell It To for an enlightening and inspiring evening focused on servant leadership and positivity in the workplace, led by the expertise of nationally-recognized best-selling author, Jon Gordon!

    Our Sponsors/Affiliates:
    Wonders Found is a thrift store ministry. We sell quality, gently-used items donated by the community to support mission projects. Learn more about us by visiting us on Facebook!

    Eager to start producing your own podcast? Buzzsprout makes it easy. Sign up here to start publishing, and earn a free $20 Amazon Gift Card, as well as support our show!

    Save yourself that trip to the market - Instacart delivers groceries in as fast as 1 hour! Sign up here to get free delivery on your first order over $35.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Incredible podcast and compassionate people

This is a truly incredible podcast led by two compassionate and brilliant individuals. Their ministry is making such an important impact on many people including myself. I hope everyone spreads this podcast out to their love ones because Michael and Tom are doing a fantastic and important job. The world needs more compassionate listening in order to help us truly understand ourselves and humanity.

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