Make Meaning Podcast Episodes
Category: Purpose

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Episode 27 – Rev. Faith Fowler – Advancing Justice

Rev. Faith Fowler is both the pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and the Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services, a nonprofit agency that provides food, housing, medical/mental health and employment programs for people living in areas of concentrated poverty. She has held these positions since 1994.  In addition to her work at Cass, Rev. Fowler has served as a board member of the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, an advisory board member of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and a board member and trustee on the General Board of Church and Society.  In 2014, Rev. Fowler founded Cass Community Publishing […]

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Episode 24 – Stephen Payne – Inner Voice

Stephen Payne, also known as Farmer Steve, is the resident farmer and garden teacher at Sacramento Waldorf School in Sacramento, California. He has a degree in Business Marketing from Central Connecticut University and 10 years of experience in organic farming, and another five years of experience as a market garden business owner. Stephen came to SacWaldorf in 2001, where he lives on the property, manages the farm, and teaches children of all ages and grades in a hands-on curriculum on the three-and-a-half acre farm that is part of the campus. In an era where children are becoming less and less […]

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Episode 19 – Noreen Ehrlich – Defy and Hustle

Noreen Ehrlich, a savvy former Wall Street CFO and global entrepreneur, has been developing her latest venture as a success and business relationship coach. Her insights and her devotion to helping people break through to new levels of consciousness and success are inspiring. She’s a powerful lady, who helps her clients bring their inner power into the light and inspire others. Listen to this week’s Make Meaning podcast conversation with Noreen about how she daringly builds her next chapter every single day.

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Episode 17 – Karen Dybis – Telling Stories that Matter

Karen Dybis is everywhere, writing about the pulse of Michigan and Detroit. With 20+ years of writing and publishing, Karen specializes in writing about little-known local gems, stories, innovations and inspirations. This week, on the Make Meaning podcast, Lynne Golodner chats with Karen about why storytelling is so important in business today. About Karen Dybis Karen Dybis, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and in Communication in 1995, is a Metro Detroit writer who has blogged for Time magazine, worked the business desk at The Detroit News and many other publications.   She is the […]

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Episode 16 – Doxie Kaltz – Burners Without Borders

Burners Without Borders Detroit provides people experiencing homelessness supplies to survive the cold. This week on the Make Meaning podcast, Lynne Golodner chats with Doxie Kaltz, lead community organizer for BWB Detroit. Hear Doxie building community and seeing the humanity in everyone.

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Episode 14 – Heather Leavitt – An Artful Path

Heather’s love for cake design stemmed from her education in art, a passion for food, and a childlike refusal to believe that there was nothing she couldn’t create. While attending the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Heather Leavitt packed up her paint brushes and headed to Florence to let Italian masters teach her how to be an artist. Instead, she found herself more interested in the perfect foam atop a cappuccino. When she returned back to the states, she decided to turn her focus to food and is now the owner and cake designer of Sweet Heather […]

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Episode 12 – Sherrie Singer – Finding Purpose in Community

Sherrie Singer is a full time community leader and volunteer. She is the president and co-founder of THREAD…Connecting Jewish Women, a non-profit organization with its mission to educate, engage and inspire Jewish women in the metro Detroit community. Sherrie joins Lynne on the Make Meaning podcast and discusses how Thread has grown, why she believes that every person has a sense of wanting to help others, and what she would tell others who feel they don’t know their passion or their purpose. Sherrie serves on several boards including the Board of Governors of Federation of Metro Detroit, the Executive Board […]

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Episode 8 – Alex Kimbrough – Deeply Detroit

Alex Kimbrough is an Emmy Award winning director and producer at WJBK FOX 2. He is a product of Detroit Public Schools and a graduate of Cass Technical High School. Alex attended Wayne State University, graduating with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Film Studies. After starting at WJBK in 1986,he has spent the bulk of his 30-plus years in broadcasting producing public affairs programs and directing most of the station’s newscasts, particularly Fox 2 News Morning. He recently won the Emmy for creating and producing the Fox2Detroit.com reality series, “The Hunt.” Alex joins Lynne on the Make Meaning […]

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Episode 5 – Mike Forsyth – The Spirited Entrepreneur

Partner and Founder of Detroit City Distillery Mike Forsyth meets Lynne at Podcast Detroit and jumps in for a deep dive on his career as a small business owner in the spirits industry, including how his upbringing lead him to become an entrepreneur. Mike tells Lynne why many distilleries don’t make their own spirits, and shares how he takes a lot of pride in making products using locally sourced ingredients. He wants to celebrate Detroit, its history, and carry on the legacy and standards of American craftsmanship that Detroit has set. Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin […]

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Episode 4 – Amy Augustin – Vivid Humanity

For the Make Meaning Podcast Episode #4, Amy Augustin, president of Venture6 Studio, a creative production studio specializing in video production and design. Amy launched Our Safer World, which prompted her to take a team to Uganda and then to Haiti, to “be a voice for a developing country.” In this episode, Lynne and Amy discuss what it means to be a visual storyteller, how creativity can build success and connect people, and why Amy said Richard Branson is someone she admires. Amy Augustin is president of Venture6 Studio – a creative services team that specializes in visual storytelling through video […]

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