In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Margaret speaks with host Lynne Golodner about being an NGO professional with more than two decades of experience in environmental consciousness, teaching smaller NGOs how to fundraise, and what it’s like taking part in peaceful marches on matters of great importance.
She calls herself an eco-warrior, and her mission started early in life. By the age of 8, Kehkashan Basu was already advocating for sustainability, and now as a university student in Toronto and the founder of the Green Hope Foundation, she shows no signs of slowing down.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Eric speaks with host Lynne Golodner about advocacy, accountability and action as an educator, and what it takes to build the self-esteem of children in schools where 99 percent of students live below the poverty line. “You cannot educate the masses with a playbook designed for one segment of the population,” he insists.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Josh talks with host Lynne Golodner about how the state of Michigan is making decisions regarding return to learn, how to support families and youth maintain sound emotional health during the pandemic, and how to find your purpose and let it pour over the rest of your life.
Michele Cuomo is an educational leader in so many regards – on state and community colleges, on the future of Higher Education, and on transforming theater to meet the distancing demands of the current pandemic. And so much more.
Leading with the belief that education is transformation, Andrew Meloche did an exemplary job as principal of Berkley High School, during the months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adrian Tonon is an example of what happens when people believe anything is possible. The first-generation son of Italian immigrants, Adrian is now Director of Customer Service and the first 24-hour Economy Ambassador for the City of Detroit.
Nikki is Director of Strategy at Franco and in her own time, publishes the bi-weekly e-newsletter, The MichComms Report.
Jen is an author, life coach and comedian who helps people identify and fulfill their “soul purpose” in both their professional and personal lives.
The consummate workplace dilemma: you want to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder, but you don’t want to lose what you first loved about your work. Vickie Thompson-Sandy knows this challenge all too well. As a social worker dedicated to child welfare issues, and now a nonprofit leader on a national scale, her focus has always been to make the world healthier, stronger, and more whole. On this week’s episode of the Make Meaning podcast, Vickie, CEO of The Buckeye Ranch in Columbus, Ohio, shares insights on how to be a leader and retain a vision of purpose, finding new ways to make […]
In honor of International Podcast Day, we are highlighting one of our first episodes of the MakeMeaning podcast, featuring Zingerman’s co-founder, Paul Saginaw. In this conversation, Lynne and Paul talk about his journey of building and running a successful business.
This week’s Make Meaning guest, Kelli Dobner, Chief Advancement Officer at Samaritas, talks about culture, community, and connection to a higher purpose, and how she successfully rallies some 2,000 employees around a cause and a vision. It has something to do with taking chances and dressing up like a rock – you have to be all in, if you want everyone else to be! Ms. Dobner joined Samaritas in 2017, bringing a proud history of creating “a culture of ambassadorship.” She has built a career on the principles of communication, community-building and concern for the greater good. In 2018, she was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine’s Notable Women […]