36 episodes

In this podcast Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias is interviewing cool folks who are doing cool things. They leaped out on faith to answer the question, "Wouldn't It Be Cool If...?" and she wants to hear all about their journeys: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The conversations are inspiring, insightful, and entertaining. Tune in and get inspired! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wibci/support

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

In this podcast Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias is interviewing cool folks who are doing cool things. They leaped out on faith to answer the question, "Wouldn't It Be Cool If...?" and she wants to hear all about their journeys: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The conversations are inspiring, insightful, and entertaining. Tune in and get inspired! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wibci/support

    A "Wind-Wind" Situation with Children's Book Author, Katie Meyer

    A "Wind-Wind" Situation with Children's Book Author, Katie Meyer

    In this episode Chandra chats with educator and children's book author, Katie Meyer, about her journey into character development, writing and what she's learned about herself in the process.  She also earns 5 Cool Points and is officially "Certified Cool!"  

    Katie Meyer has read a myriad of books, taught books in schools, and is now writing her own books! A lifelong book-lover, Katie has inspired countless student readers and writers in her roles as elementary teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach. Her debut children’s book, Gust, shares the story of a little wind turbine with a big impact. Katie hopes that readers of Gust will find new stories and relatable characters in their everyday lives, see the world around them in a different way, and become responsible citizens of our beautiful world.   To buy Gust from Orange Hat Publishing: https://www.orangehatpublishing.com/product-page/gust-paperback  To follow Gust's and Katie's journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiemeyerwrites/  To check out Katie's author website: www.gustthebook.com


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    "Community, Connection, & the Courage to Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" with Phasha Spencer

    "Community, Connection, & the Courage to Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" with Phasha Spencer

    Phasha Spencer (she/her) is the Senior Specialist, Partnerships at EdReports.org. She is responsible for leading and supporting the expansion of state and district partners, education organizations and special projects. In this role, her work ensures the growth strategy, business development and codification of services for the Partnerships team. Phasha has a breadth of experience in a variety of roles in non-profit, the Higher Education landscape, educational consulting industry and diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion spaces. She is a Cleveland, Ohio native and has proudly resided in Chicago since 2008. Phasha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Norfolk State University, and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Roosevelt University. She is deeply devoted to community service in the areas of youth advocacy, women’s empowerment, mental health and disaster prevention. She is also a Voice Actor with narration and commercial experience. Phasha enjoys writing, reading, Summertime Chi and traveling.

    In this episode, Chandra chats with Phasha about her commitment to community service, the importance of connection, and the challenge of feeling the fear and doing the hard things anyway.  Tune in on all platforms to listen to this episode or watch on our YouTube channel.  Learn more about Phasha at www.phashaspencer.com


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    "Audaciously Authentic" with Dr. Donald Coleman

    "Audaciously Authentic" with Dr. Donald Coleman

    In this episode of "Wouldn't It Be Cool If...?" Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias, chats with her good friend, Dr. Donald Coleman, Atlanta-based educator, leadership facilitator, first generation college student advocate, and joyful Black man!  Donald talks about his journey into leadership, how he decided to show up in every space as his authentic self, and why he advocates for first generation college students. He even gives us his favorite travel habits, since he is also known as the "Tall, Black, Traveler".  Tune in and take in the golden nuggets that Dr. Coleman shares in this conversation. 


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    • 49 min
    "Say What We Need to Say and Do What We Need to Do" with educational consultant & super dad, Dr. Tim Grivois

    "Say What We Need to Say and Do What We Need to Do" with educational consultant & super dad, Dr. Tim Grivois

    In this episode, Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias chats with her good friend and colleague, Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director of TGS Educational Consulting. His firm helps schools, nonprofits, and government agencies transform the wicked systemic issues that vex all leaders of caring organizations into opportunities to demonstrate excellence in any environment. Tim talks about his leap into entrepreneurship, how he makes time for "all of the things," and the importance of TALKING TO PEOPLE! Learn more about Dr. Grivois and his firm: www.tgseducationalconsulting.org


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    From Fun-Saver Cameras to "Fight the Power!" with Photographer, Kathleen Nolis

    From Fun-Saver Cameras to "Fight the Power!" with Photographer, Kathleen Nolis

    In this episode, Chandra chats with Raleigh, NC based, award-winning photographer, Kathleen Nolis. Kathleen shares her unique entry into the world of photography, and how she is passionate about not only creating memorable experiences for her clients, but using her platform to open the door for uncomfortable, yet needed conversations. She hopes that her photographs can bring some light to a world that can often feel heavy and overwhelming. 


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    • 39 min
    Failure is NOT a full stop! A conversation with Dr. Demaura Russell, Founder of H.O.P.E. Regional Medical Clinic

    Failure is NOT a full stop! A conversation with Dr. Demaura Russell, Founder of H.O.P.E. Regional Medical Clinic

    In this episode, Chandra chats with Dr. Demaura Russell, founder of H.O.P.E. Regional Medical Center and H.O.P.E. Regional Medical Clinic. She talks about her journey through medical school, the twists & turns along the way, and her triumph over adversity to creating a clinic that is serving a rural community in North Eastern North Carolina.  There are so many golden nuggets in this episode, so grab a pen and notebook, and tune in!


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    • 45 min

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