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Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference

Ken Streater

Good Change Podcast: Conversations About Making a World of Difference The Good Change podcast highlights the common ground we share, the unlimited positive impact of a single person, and the greater good. We don’t aim to solve all of the world’s problems, but we do offer you peace of mind, hope, laughter, and ideas on how you can help improve circumstances and communities. In many ways, this podcast is the opposite of self-help. It is us-help. We draw attention to kindness, to the better angels of our nature. We swap stories that bring smiles, deep breaths, inspiration, and ideas to help us evolve. We introduce you to people who are positively transforming lives, those who are making change. Good change. "Where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good" — Michelle Abraham, Founder, AmplifYou Podcasting

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Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!
01-06-2021
Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!
This short and sweet episode shares how you can get a free “Good Change” hat; that change is a skill that is not hard to acquire nor hard to put into action; presents a story of local goodness; gives a glimpse of a future episode; and why listening to the good change podcast is good for you and your community!  About the Host:  Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.   Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)   (  (  (    Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They helpour podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. See
Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!
01-06-2021
Good Change Catch-Up and a Free Hat for You!
This short and sweet episode shares how you can get a free “Good Change” hat; that change is a skill that is not hard to acquire nor hard to put into action; presents a story of local goodness; gives a glimpse of a future episode; and why listening to the good change podcast is good for you and your community!  About the Host:  Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.   Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)   (  (  (    Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They helpour podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. See
We the People: Rights vs. Responsibilities, the Second Amendment, and the Immediate Need to Reduce Gun Violence
25-05-2021
We the People: Rights vs. Responsibilities, the Second Amendment, and the Immediate Need to Reduce Gun Violence
If anyone is qualified to speak as an advocate for the elimination of gun violence and the reduction of weapons of wars on our community streets, it is Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, PhD. As a hunter, former Marine, and now Air Force Academy professor, Kyleanne speaks about and encourages gun control from all sides of this issue. She was the first woman pilot of the Super Cobra attack helicopter, served multiple deployments in war zones, and was awarded seven Airstrike-Medals as this warship captain. She is all too familiar with the military version of the AR15, having experienced firefights in various battle zones. She is keenly aware of the politics and economics of gun manufacturers, having finished her active-duty time as the Marine Corps’ Legislative Liaison Office of the House of Representatives. Her perspectives are powerful and based in fully qualifying experiences that very few of us have. In this episode, learn about the preamble to the U.S. Constitution as the guiding section of the Bill of Rights; how the Second Amendment was designed to protect the citizenry and not individual; the absolute need to live from the code that our rights can’t exceed our responsibilities; the consequences on our children from environments rife with PTSD producing influences; that the NRA has morphed from its original intent into a marketing arm of weapons manufacturers; how most gun owners want to drastically reduce gun violence; and what you can do on a local and individual level to effect change on our streets.   About the Guest:  Kyleanne Hunter, PhD, is a Marine combat veteran. She was the first woman pilot of the Cobra attack helicopter, which she flew in multiple missions. She is now an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. She has served the Brady organization on multiple levels. And, she is now the co-director of the Athena Leadership Project, which aims to reshape the role of women in the military. Dr. Hunter’s TED Talk presents insights into her background and the mind-numbing devastation of the AR-15 on our streets. The soundtrack from inside a Parkland school classroom that is part of this speech should forever shake you into becoming a vocal supporter of the elimination of gun violence in America.    (  (  (  (  About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.   Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”
Pondering Leadership, Writing, and the Beauty of Life’s Voyage
18-05-2021
Pondering Leadership, Writing, and the Beauty of Life’s Voyage
In 1975, William “Bill” McGinnis wrote the New York Times Bestseller, “Whitewater Rafting,” which has become the bible of boating wild rivers. After that, Bill created Whitewater Voyages, one of the most successful rafting companies on earth. It was founded on a guiding style that focused on connection to oneself, others, and the world around us. Then Bill retired from outfitting and became an acclaimed thriller novelist. Today, among other things, the proteges and alumni of Whitewater Voyages lead large multinational corporations, are highly regarded elected officials, direct critical global non-profit organizations, and run entire school districts. This Good Change episode chronicles a life well lived and illustrates the ability of one person to manifest a community of changemakers. This is Bill’s legacy.   In this episode, learn about the importance of connectedness and staying in the moment; why opening your eyes to beauty produces magic; how leadership is best when it is welcoming, compassionate, and fosters relationships founded in caring about yourself, others, and the world around you; that positive brings out the positive; how adventure thriller novels can reflect and create a world of positive possibility; and why each individual’s gift to the universe is needed to bring about good change.     About the Guest:  A California native with a Master’s in English literature, Bill McGinnis has written numerous books and created Whitewater Voyages, an industry-leading river rafting company. Whitewater Rafting, The Guide’s Guide, and The Guide’s Guide Augmented all went into multiple printings, are read worldwide, and are considered bibles of river rafting and professional whitewater guiding. McGinnis’s other works include Sailing the Greek Islands, Whitewater: A Thriller, Dancing with Cyclops and the just released, Cyclops Conspiracy. Bill grew up roaming the hills and creeks of the East Bay, and exploring San Francisco Bay by raft, canoe and sailboat. In addition to writing, sailing and rafting, McGinnis’s passions include hiking, biking, woodworking, and exploring new paths to adventure, friendship and growth. Bill lives beside San Pablo Creek in El Sobrante, a town in Contra Costa County across the Bay from San Francisco. (  (  (  (        About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.   Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)
Medicine Should Not Be Marketed
11-05-2021
Medicine Should Not Be Marketed
Melissa Deally is a highly regard integrative health practitioner who has deeply explored the positive and harmful elements of western modern medicine. Her research and practice have allowed her to find information and formulate approaches to better individual and, by extension, better community health. In this episode she shares the pitfalls of a health industry driven by profit, the consequences of pharmaceuticals that are not sold primarily for healing but for corporate financial return, and that now is the time to take charge of our own healing through holistic approaches, including improving nutrition, reducing stress, being judicious with western medicine, and incorporating wellbeing approaches that have been successfully used for centuries. With this episode, learn how each one of us has a choice and the power to take ownership of our own health; we have a health care system that does not care about our food, a food system that doesn’t care about our health, and big pharma that prioritizes shareholder profits over human health; that marketing should not have a place in medicine; that freshly graduated mainstream doctors have taken only one class in nutrition; and how modern technology allows each one of us to take diagnostic tests at home for integrative practitioners to study and then offer their “prescription” for patients; that your gut has nine times more influence on your brain than your brain has on your gut; and that, when all is said and done sleep, relaxation, stress reduction, exercise, and healthy food are cornerstones to healthy individuals and communities.     About the Guest:  Melissa Deally worked in the corporate world until six years ago, when she found herself let go after 24 years with one company. In that moment, Melissa knew three things: a) She would never work for anyone else again. b) Whatever she did next had to be of service c) She had no idea what she’d do next but was open to being guided.   Melissa is now an Integrative Health Practitioner, Registered Health Coach, speaker and host of her podcast “Don’t Wait for Your Wake Up Call!” She has done extensive research into the abuse of pharmaceuticals in an industry that largely focused on profit. Her understanding of western and eastern medicine has led her to create a personalized healing program for each client that incorporates nutrition, mindfulness, the disingenuous pull of the corporate health industry, and more. Her interest is in individual and community wellbeing, as evidenced by her desire to formulate a plan with you to realize ways of life that are focused on people thriving. Melissa’s business is 100% virtual. She specializes in guiding you to your own healing.     (    About the Host:  Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.   Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)  ...
Catastrophe and Compassion in India
04-05-2021
Catastrophe and Compassion in India
Immediately after becoming aware of an immediate-need effort to help with the Covid crisis in India, we put this episode together. Sudara, a social enterprise clothing company focused on ending sex trafficking and the impoverishment of women in India, has just started a fundraiser to help single mothers in rural India deal with the ravages of Covid, be it by providing food or funds for vaccinations. Check out this short and powerful podcast featuring Shannon Keith, the founder and CEO of Sudara, an organization that has been saving lives and building dreams for women in India since 2005. Today, with your donation of $14 you can feed a family of four for a week in India. With that in mind, think of what $100 can do! Additionally, by buying Sudara’s pajamas and loungewear that is made by women who are escaping the sex trade in India, you are supporting a company that for years has been taking women out of prostitution and despair and giving them work as garment manufacturers, and otherwise. Today, hundreds of women and their children are empowered to live meaningful and safe lives as the result of Sudara’s efforts. Now, Sudara has created this Covid-19 fundraiser to save more lives. Please listen or watch and give what you can at www.Sudara.org  In this episode, learn of the staggering devastation in India and the particular risk from Covid among impoverished single mothers; find out what you can do right now to make a world of difference in someone’s life; how Sudara is perfectly suited as the organization to immediately put your donation to work; why buying pajamas or loungewear from Sudara helps transform communities by removing women from the sex trade in India; and how you can do more by sharing this podcast and rallying friends, families, co-workers, and others to donate and support Sudara’s mission and business.   About the Guest:  A trip to India, in 2005, inspired Shannon to take action and begin an innovative business venture. Her drive to disrupt the social enterprise space and create lasting impact for survivors and those at high risk of sex trafficking led her to found and cultivate Sudara. At its simplest level, Sudara is a clothing company that focuses on pajamas and loungewear. At a broader level, Sudara provides training for underprivileged Indian women in order for them to lead to their economic independence and gender equity. Shannon created Sudara with a mission rooted in job creation and freedom-filled choice for women who want to escape sex slavery. Over the past fifteen years, Shannon has taken the organization far and wide. Shannon has received multiple accolades and rewards for her groundbreaking conscious approach to business ventures. She has been honored as a Social Impact Winner at Oregon’s largest Angel investing conference, won female Entrepreneur of the year in 2017, spoke at  (TEDx), and was a Top 25 SheEO World Venture Finalist, in addition to being featured in The Good Trade, Conscious Magazine, Real Simple, Forbes and more. Shannon is a sought-after national speaker delivering key notes and panel discussion on topics like economic development for women, how to use social business to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and why investing in women is a game changer.   (  ( (  About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms...
Amazon Woman: Wild Tales and Words of Wisdom
27-04-2021
Amazon Woman: Wild Tales and Words of Wisdom
More people have walked on the moon than run the Amazon—the world’s largest river—from the source to the sea. And Darcy Gaechter is the only woman to have done so in a kayak. The journey required Darcy and her two expedition-mates to paddle for five months over 4,000 river miles across the wildest portions of South America. This voyage included starting at an elevation of 15,000 feet where the river was a trickle and ending at sea level on the Atlantic coast where the waterway’s mouth is over 30 miles wide, paddling through sections known for foreigners being killed by drug cartel members, dealing with some of the most difficult whitewater on earth, and paddling for days on end into the searing sun that disintegrated their fingernails. Now a best-selling author of the acclaimed book Amazon Woman, Darcy shares stories of courage and kindness as she leaves us with inspiration to pursue and realize our own dreams.  In this episode, Darcy invites us to find the common humanity in those we encounter, even those we may not always agree with; to not turn down the volume on your passions, no matter what; to seek out and find energy from those people who support your dreams; to work hard at what you love in order to realize the benefits that this pursuit will bring; to use your voice in order to inspire others to live passionately and purposefully, and to recognize the importance of connection to the wilderness and those we share the planet with as an ultimate life reward.   About the Guest:  Darcy Gaechter is one of a handful of women to have run the most challenging rivers and rapids on earth. Her 20 years as a leading international kayaker culminated in her running the Amazon river from its headwaters to the sea, the only woman to do so. She is also an owner of an adventure kayak guiding business, Small World Adventures, author of The Kayaker’s Guide to Ecuador and Amazon Woman, and a staunch advocate for protecting waterways and wilderness. She has done all of this and more in spite of naysayers suggesting throughout her life that a more traditional and staid way of being might be prudent.   ( (  ( ( (  About the Host:  Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just-released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)  (  (   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others
Making Change in the Banking Industry by Braving the Odds
20-04-2021
Making Change in the Banking Industry by Braving the Odds
Through her remarkable ascent to the top of the international finance industry, Mizinga Melu became the first Zambian and woman to become a CEO of major African bank. From her childhood life at a small family ranch, to devastating rejections of her first career choice, to bumping into and working through racism and sexism, Mizinga embodies the definition of persistence and resilience. With her experience and achievements, Mizinga then formed When Females Lead, an organization that empowers African women to realize their dreams.  In this episode, discover how one person can lead change in a community, company, or country; how faith plays a key role in growth; what it is like to be the only woman in a boardroom; the positive impact in communities when females lead; that success is not about you; why it is critical to do justice to one’s ability to transform lives; and that each one of us can follow our hearts, rise up again and again, and be someone who helps prepare the next generation of leaders to make the world a better place.     About the Guest:  Mizinga Melu is a multi-award-winning banking executive and author, which includes All Africa Business Woman of the Year in 2013. She is currently the CEO of Absa Bank Zambia. During her term at Standard Chartered Bank, she was the first Zambian and first woman to hold the position of managing director and chief executive officer. She was also the first female chief executive officer in the thirteen African countries where Standard Chartered Bank maintains its subsidiaries. Mizinga is the founder of 'When Females Lead', an Africa Woman's network that aims to empower the girl child, and the author of the number 1 international best seller, Braving the Odds.   ( ( (      About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon international bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)   (  (      Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.   Follow the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can follow the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also follow in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which...
Humm Along! How to Create Better Workplaces, Healthier Communities, and Greater Peace of Mind
13-04-2021
Humm Along! How to Create Better Workplaces, Healthier Communities, and Greater Peace of Mind
Join Michelle Mitchell, co-founder of Humm Kombucha--the healthy, life-affirming beverage that has gone from home kitchen to top international drink in just over a decade--as she dives into what fosters greater good. It’s far from just the drink that we talk about. Michelle shares the recipe for how she and her business partner created a workplace of satisfied people who take their uplifted energy back home and out into their communities. She offers many easy-to-implement steps for each of us to take to transcend the distracting and harmful noises of the day in order to build more connected and giving environments. On this episode, discover how a mentor of Michelle's, (Molly Carroll) asks one to examine if soul or ego is driving your bus; that saying yes or no from the gut is key to building a robust and holistically healthy business and life; why hitting or throwing rapid-fire tennis balls might be the best choice for creating partnerships; how a few simple practices that take only a couple of minutes each day can positively change the trajectory of your life; the importance of spending good time with people as a foundation to realizing more soulful freedom; and why heart-driven businesses are a key to manifesting kinder cultures. About the Guest:  Michelle Mitchell’s passion for kombucha started over a decade ago in her kitchen where she tweaked kombucha recipes in order to make the drink tasty and even healthier than other existing options. This ultimately led to her co-founding Humm Kombucha. Today, Michelle is the primary keeper and driver of Humm’s amazing culture and brand ethos within their staff-centric organization. She also oversees the brewing methods to ensure that the taste profile of Humm’s kombucha is both excellent and consistent. Just a few short years after Michelle’s initial kitchen creation, Humm is now available in 50 states as well as Sweden and Guam, with further expansion ahead. It is one of the top selling non-soda beverages in the country, available in locations ranging from Target to the Seattle Seahawks stadium (it is the official drink of the Seahawks). The few square feet of kitchen area turned into five thousand square feet of production space and then to over 40,000 square feet in operation, with the number of employees (“Humm-sters”) is now close to 100. Michelle believes her mission is to bring love and light to the world. She is instrumental in creating an air of positive energy and forging a culture of joy and freedom at Humm. She is fluent in Spanish and studied Arabic extensively while spending time in the Middle East. Michelle has competed in three Ironman triathlons and spent three years traveling around the world before settling in Bend, Oregon.  She is a graduate of Central College where she studied Music and Spanish and Biology. ( ( ( ( the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change:...
To the South Pole: Going Colder and Further for Dreams to Come True
06-04-2021
To the South Pole: Going Colder and Further for Dreams to Come True
For over sixty days, covering more than 800 miles on skis while pulling a 350-pound sled, forty-something Norwegian Astrid Furholt carried the loving advice of one man and the hopes and dreams of an entire nation as she fought the elements to reach the South Pole. This story is a testimonial to the strength of mind, soul, character, and prayer, one that will deeply touch your heart. As the first woman to reach the South Pole while following most of the arduous route taken by fellow countryman Roald Amundsen 100 years earlier, Astrid stirs in all of us the need to dream and to act on these dreams to fully live life, and to make the world a much, much better place. As she has.  With Astrid’s conversation, you will find out how one person can quietly but completely and positively transform the life of another; what perseverance means when it comes to success; that it this the doing of the thing that matters most; what is physically possible when the mind is the motor; to pray big in order to do big; and that a country lifting one person up can be reciprocated when that person returns the favor by inspiring a country full of supporters to live their own dreams.   About the Guest:  Astrid Furholt is an ordinary woman who dared to follow a big dream. She grew up on a farm in southern Norway. Her preferred activity when she was young was whitewater kayaking. She became a nurse. It was what a dying patient of hers said to her that would shape the rest of her life. Today, Astrid is regarded as a world-class Norwegian explorer, having skied to Greenland’s Ice Cap, through Norway’s Arctic Circle, over the glaciers of Chile’s Patagonia region and, ultimately to the South Pole—at the age of 49. Perhaps bigger than any of these accomplishments are lessons she shares from her humble and caring heart that she first learned as a palliative-care cancer nurse, a job that ultimately led to her pursuing and realizing her expedition dreams. Astrid is now a national hero for her journeys into wild, remote, and potentially perilous wilderness areas and for her gentle but immeasurably powerful reflections on a life well lived. (  About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who has worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)  ( (    Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can...
Become Indistractable! Discover Your Values and Act on What Really Matters
30-03-2021
Become Indistractable! Discover Your Values and Act on What Really Matters
New York Times best-selling author, Stanford lecturer, and behavioral designer Nir Eyal shares actionable ways to create a far more productive and value-oriented life. In his book, “Indistractable,” Nir offers the four pillars to realizing a more satisfying and beneficial life. We discuss this platform and the myriad of possibilities that arise when you are more energized and focused. If you are longing to create more purposeful and rewarding moments, days, weeks and years, for you and those around you, this podcast and Nir’s books can show you how.  Join us to find out how to uncover or discover your values that will propel you upward and forward; honor those values by creating forethoughts and habits that serve you in the pursuit of a more meaningful life; understand that it is not addiction to technology or food or whatever that is making life more challenging, but rather choices that you are making about these things; that not giving people the benefit of the doubt may be America’s biggest challenge; and that you have no shortage of willpower unless you believe that you do.   About the Guest:  (Nir Eyal )writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of  (psychology), technology, and business. Nir previously taught as a  (Lecturer in Marketing) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of  (Habit-Forming Technology).” He is the author of two bestselling books,  (Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products )and  (Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life). Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the  (Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award) as well as being named one of the  (Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon) and one of the  (Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. ) (The Globe and Mail) called Indistractable, “the best business book of 2019.” In addition to blogging at  (NirAndFar.com), Nir’s writing has been featured in  (The New York Times,)  (The Harvard Business Review),  (Time Magazine), and  (Psychology Today.) Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include  (Eventbrite) (NYSE: (EB)),  (Anchor.fm) (acquired by Spotify),  (Kahoot! () (KAHOOT-ME.OL) ()),  (Canva),  (Refresh.io) (acquired by LinkedIn),  (Product...
A Warm Hearth, Radical Hospitality, and an Endless Advocacy of Wilderness
25-03-2021
A Warm Hearth, Radical Hospitality, and an Endless Advocacy of Wilderness
Blake Spalding is the co-founder of the award-winning Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm. She is a staunch equal rights and environmental activist, and practicing Buddhist who has tirelessly worked in a conservative, largely Mormon community to create a restaurant of love and health on the edge of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On this episode, learn about Blake and co-founder Jen Castle building cross cultural bridges in a town with vast philosophical and political differences; what the Buddha might say to Republican and Democratic leaders over a gourmet meal; that a warm hearth and fierce determination are not mutually exclusive; how environmental protection gains were undone but quickly restored in the effort to save Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; coming to one another with the intention of building something beautiful as a key to common ground; and love being the ultimate renewable energy source.   About the Guest:  Blake Spalding is the award-winning co-chef and co-founder of Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm, located on the edge of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. Blake and her business partner Jen Castle chose to start and operate their liberal grill and organic farm in the heart of conservative Utah country, to be in the best position possible to protect local wilderness areas and build a loving community. A practicing Buddhist, staunch environmentalist, political activist, and a vocal supporter of women’s rights, Blake opened her fine dining restaurant in a town of 300 ranchers and Mormon faithful and has gone on to garner support of her community and the world over in the successful pursuit of protecting pristine wilderness. Blake leads us by example by operating a cutting-edge, holistic, and healthy workplace and powerfully bringing attention to the many causes she believes in. Come metaphorically break bread with her as she welcomes us into the warm hearth of her heart. ( the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.” Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
A Warm Welcome to the Good Change Podcast
23-03-2021
A Warm Welcome to the Good Change Podcast
“Those who tell the stories of a culture govern human behavior,” is a paraphrased quote of media expert George Gerbner. It is also the driving force behind the Good Change podcast. This show was created to inject real stories of good into the inaccurate narrative we are being fed by those who seek to profit on their misrepresentations of us. This introduction episode includes stories about how one person or one organization or a fledgling movement can create ripples that positively transform lives. We welcome you to the podcast, where we illustrate good change through our remarkable guests who may help you relax, find peace of mind, laugh, and discover things you can incorporate into your life to create greater good on common ground. With this episode, discover adventure, sadness, and serendipity in Siberia and Aspen; why we launched the Good Change podcast; what future shows aim to share with you; how one person and one act can forever positively impact another’s life; and find peace of mind, take deep breaths, laugh, and take to heart ideas for you to help create greater good. About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.  Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”   (www.kenstreater.com)  ( ( for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts
Be in Leadership of Your Fear and the Source of Your Own Encouragement
15-03-2021
Be in Leadership of Your Fear and the Source of Your Own Encouragement
The founder of the transformative personal development program “Healing is Possible” and internationally recognized holistic wellness expert, Rebeccah Silence shares with us philosophies, principles and practices to create your life as you positively imagine it. From examining your capacity to change, grow and live large to recognizing the weaknesses and self-beliefs that are keeping you held back from your own greatness, which can bring about individual and community change, Rebbecah shares her experiences and coaching strategies for you to heal and then offer more to the world. She challenges us in a loving but no BS way to bring it, to bring our limitations and fears to the light, in order to heal. Hear and learn about the five profound principles to creating the life you want to live; finding courage, creating wellness, incorporating inspiration, having faith, and using your power; what to yell from across the street at Colin Hay, Grammy-award winning former lead singer of Men at Work; living each day to realize your dream, which is largely about how you are living each day; applying the miracle of being able to question everything in order to make a world of difference; and no longer waiting for your real life to begin.  About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.” (Facebook) |  (Twitter) |  (Instagram) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.  Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
Changing Our Education Systems and Beliefs About Young People to Create a More Connected and Kinder Culture
14-03-2021
Changing Our Education Systems and Beliefs About Young People to Create a More Connected and Kinder Culture
The co-founder and director of Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA), Dr. Jon Bullock is a renowned education visionary and teaching practices innovator who has long espoused the benefits of personalized and compassionate learning environments. His state-of-the-art administration of RPA (one of the largest brick and mortar public charter schools in America), team-first leadership style, and selfless empowering of staff and students alike set him apart as one of the brightest and most accomplished educators of the 21st century. In this episode he Dr. Bullock shares why student discomfort need not be a part of their education; the unique and repeated everyday opportunities for teachers to be the change catalyst that can positively alter the trajectory of any student’s life; that having a frog in your throat doesn’t mean you aren’t a vegetarian; how changing just one variable in a teaching formula can change an entire school; that our federal tax and political structure makes people feel less worthy and unsupported; and why our scarcity mindset is invalid and gets in the way of creating common ground About the Guest:  Jon Bullock is currently the Executive Director of Redmond Proficiency Academy, a public charter school he co-founded in 2009. For nearly 25 years, Jon has worked with young people as a teacher, coach, and administrator. As a community leader, he has developed a deep connection to the people in Redmond. Jon has combined his passion and skills as an educator with the private sector and non-profit experience to develop one of the largest and most successful charter schools in the U.S. He serves as the Board Chair for the Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Southern Oregon University.  ​Jon has earned acclaim for speaking to students, educators, and community members about acceptance and the power of vulnerability. His TED Talk “What’s In Your Bag?” challenges people to be honest with themselves and those around them about their hopes, dreams, fears, and failures. These ideas are at the core of his leadership philosophy, and they inform his approach to public education and community building.  ( ( the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.” (Facebook) |  (Twitter) |  (Instagram) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.  Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast...
From Siberia to Sustainability and Beyond with Jib Ellison
13-03-2021
From Siberia to Sustainability and Beyond with Jib Ellison
Jib Ellison is the visionary founder of Project RAFT (Russians and Americans for Teamwork) and Blu Skye, a sustainable practices consultancy for many of the world’s largest companies. During this podcast, Jib shares how he conceived and created Project RAFT, an organization built on the idea of citizen diplomacy whitewater rafting expeditions between the USSR and the US. This world-changing program took us away from nuclear annihilation by fostering meaningful and lasting relationships across country and culture lines. Jib then founded and still directs Blu Skye, a strategic planning and operations consultancy with clients such as Wal Mart and Microsoft. Blu Skye helps corporations believe in and then implement sustainability practices that are positively impacting climate change.  Find out more about the need to shift from sustainable to regenerative economies; businesses that focus on sustainability and regeneration are positioned for great success; how we are all in the same boat (raft) when it comes to our primary wants and needs; phone lines in a closet (again!) being critical to becoming a leading environmental advisory firm; and why shifting the narrative to represent who we really are rather than how we are inaccurately portrayed which causes outrage among and between us could be a key to saving the earth. www.facebook.com/ProjectRAFT/ www.bluskye.com About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.” (Facebook) |  (Twitter) |  (Instagram) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.  Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
From Siberia to Sustainability and Beyond with Jib Ellison
12-03-2021
From Siberia to Sustainability and Beyond with Jib Ellison
Jib Ellison is the visionary founder of Project RAFT (Russians and Americans for Teamwork) and Blu Skye, a sustainable practices consultancy for many of the world’s largest companies. During this podcast, Jib shares how he conceived and created Project RAFT, an organization built on the idea of citizen diplomacy whitewater rafting expeditions between the USSR and the US. This world-changing program took us away from nuclear annihilation by fostering meaningful and lasting relationships across country and culture lines. Jib then founded and still directs Blu Skye, a strategic planning and operations consultancy with clients such as Wal Mart and Microsoft. Blu Skye helps corporations believe in and then implement sustainability practices that are positively impacting climate change.  Join us and learn about Project RAFT’s conception by this 20-year-old wonderkid with the support of a ragtag assemblage of whitewater rafters; phone lines in closets being a critical link in facilitating world peace and impeding climate degradation; simply doing what you love in order to help bring about good change; how Russians and Americans working together may be no different than liberals and conservatives doing the same; the difference between doing something good and doing something right; and that we are in the same raft in terms of what matters to each of us and all of us. (facebook.com/ProjectRAFT/) (bluskye.com)   About the Host: Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change. Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.” (Facebook) | (Twitter) | (Instagram) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.  Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.