The Make Meaning Podcast

What does it actually look like to live a purpose-driven life?

How exactly do company leaders, educators and entrepreneurs make decisions from a meaning-first perspective?

What happens when outside pressures and circumstances call those values into question?

The Make Meaning podcast ponders these questions to the individuals behind some of the most inspiring, purpose-driven organizations across America. Host Lynne Golodner is a former journalist, multi-title author, award-winning marketing strategist and inspirational speaker who knows just how to ask the right questions to yield rich, inspiring responses. 

Since our first episode on July 9, 2018, we have interviewed nearly 100 visionaries. Among them…

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    Make Meaning Podcast Episodes

    Episode 96 – Jim Rajan, From MTV Producer to Buddhist Healer

    In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Jim Rajan speaks with host Lynne Golodner about how difficult it was to leave a creative industry to infuse his life with more meaning. “If I’m not living my truth, I am wasting my life,” he says. “I needed a more spiritual way of living, more connected to self and the world.”

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    Episode 95 – Sabrina Colosimo, Sunday Creative

    In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Sabrina Colosimo speaks with host Lynne Golodner about spending a month in Bali to find precious housewares and fabrics, creating rooms that are globally inspired, and how to find new purpose for vintage furniture amid contemporary design.

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    Froswa Booker-Drew

    Episode 94 – Froswa’ Booker-Drew, State Fair of Texas

    Seeing people as solutions to problems, Froswa’ Booker Drew says she wants her funeral to be a networking session. Relationships are critical for success, Froswa’ says, they teach us how to become leaders, how to interact with the world, and how to transform what we do and who we are.

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    Episode 93 – Joel Hawbaker, Inspiration from Above

    In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Joel Hawbaker speaks with host Lynne Golodner on having a growth mindset, the purpose of education (hint: it’s to become a better human being and better understand the world), taking time to blend families, banishing the divorce stigma, his love of soccer and so much more.

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    Episode 89 – Rabbi Yonason Goldson, The Ethics of Business

    What does a high school teacher do after retirement? Teach about Ethics, of course. At least that’s Rabbi Yonason Goldson’s journey, from a “repentant hitchhiker” to an ordained Orthodox rabbi to a jolly grandfather who converts ancient wisdom into modern-day lessons on operating by a set of ethical imperatives.

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