Here are a few things for you to know about Aneesha, our guest today: She’s a Director of Early Childhood in the NY Department of Education, she lives in Queens NY, and I’ve never met her. We go deep in this podcast and it was incredible.
When Prentis Goodman arrived at Princeton University, in 1982, he found a massive Confederate flag hanging in his dorm. Prentis, a gay, black man from Memphis, Tennessee, confronted his roommate. This is the story of what happened next, and what happened 35 years later when they reconnected.
In this episode, I coach Jill, a leader who is committed to racial healing, but who works in an organization that doesn’t want to talk about race. As in all of the coaching episodes, you’ll hear me pause the conversation and share my thinking at several points.
Zaretta is a former writing teacher turned equity freedom fighter. She’s listened to her inner wisdom for many decades and continues to put herself in situations where she’ll have new learning opportunities—which she says is a way to “disrupt” herself. It’s also how she lives her life’s purpose.
In this episode I coach Kathrina Mendez, a teacher in California, around drawing boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and imagining possibilities. At several points in the conversation, I’ll share my reflections and explain my thinking process.
Our names can encompass the core of who we are. They can also carry our ancestors and ethnicity. For 30 years, Ja Young Ahn went by the name, Lisa. In an act of courage, Ja Young reclaimed her birth name and along with it, a sense of power and belonging.
Welcome to the Bright Morning Podcast!
In some episodes, Elena has conversations with guests who reveal the risks they’ve taken and the courage they’ve built.
On other episodes, Elena masterfully coaches her guests towards fulfilling their life’s purpose.