Season 3 Begins FALL 2021 

Join Jalen Seawright in Season 3
for Game Changing Conversations with the voices of Social Transformation 

In each episode, guests from our leadership collective share stories, insights, practices, and tools that will prepare and empower aspiring and emerging leaders to enact social change in their personal lives, communities, and in the organizations they serve.

Season Three : 

Innovative + Creative Leaders Amassing Change Where They Are!

Episode #1

Jalen Seawright

The New Host of Change Happens Now!


 In our Season 3 Opener, our very own Jonathon Murillo passes the mic to our new host for the Season, Jalen Seawright. A community activist, justice advocate, experienced musician, and worship leader, Jalen has spent most of his life serving churches in Michigan’s urban core. He shares with our community his work towards healing the racial and cultural divides in our world and our hopes for this new season!

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Episode #2

Arlene Mendoza

Software Product Strategy/ Management - Alluma


On this episode, we sit down with Arlene Mendoza, a dynamic leader in our community with 14 years experience in the tech space, who recently pivoted to Software Product Strategy/Management. Arlene talks with us about her journey as a Latina in tech and her appreciation for the duality of culturalism. We also learn about the Oaxacan concept of 'tequio' in relation to the collective.

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Season Two : 

The Challenge of BECOMING Wisdom-Based Leaders

 

Episode #1

Season Intro

Byron Chung, Aizaiah Yong + Jonathon Murillo


 In our Season 2 Intro Episode, we sit down with Ignite Executive Director, Byron Chung,  Rev. Aizaiah Yong, and Jonathon Murillo to share our hopes for this new season and talk about the Wisdom-Based Leadership framework of courageous collaboration, contemplative care, and creative communication.

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Episode #2

Monica Rae Cortez

Certified Yoga Instructor + Mindfulness Educator


On this episode, we sit down with Monica Rae Cortez, a first generation Filipina American, who with thoughtful intention, sheds light on the kind of leadership needed for this moment and how she finds resilience and passion through her own practice of one of the aspects of Wisdom-Based leadership, called contemplative care.

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Episode #3 

Victoria Rosales

Holistic Health Coach + Founder of SHARED 


On this episode we drop in with Victoria Rosales, who cultivates and supports a conscious and wakeful community in her work. She shares how a contemplative approach embraces ancient wisdom traditions and modern psychology to invite individuals into a life of wholeness, fortitude and purpose.

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Episode #4

Rev. John Vaughn

Executive Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church


On this episode, Rev. Vaughn casts light on showing up in partnership for the collective by being authentically who we are and recognizing the breadth of spirituality that is present in any group, and speaking to that in ways that affirm the power of the divine. He also talks about the importance of action and that this is a spirituality grounded in that action. It's truly about telling our stories.

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Episode #5

Kriselle Mendoza

Entrepreneur, Author + Empowered In Color


On this episode we sit down with Kriselle Mendoza, a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing stories, connecting people, and empowering those from marginalized communities to go for their passions. She is the Founder of Empowered In Colors which strives to be a place to find people you can support or purchase products/services from marginalized groups.

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Episode #6

TC Carrier

Entrepreneur, Author, Educator


On this episode we have a deep conversation with TC Carrier, a heart-centered leader, lecturer, and author of 7 books who has appeared on the ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ as well as ‘The Dr Phil Show’ speaking about relationships. He talks with us about his passion working with the heart's capacity to override the mind and how our leadership and life can benefit from tuning into this frequency.

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Episode #7

Liz Lin

 PAAC Director, Writer, Educator


On this episode we sit down with Liz Lin, PhD in clinical psychology and the director and co-founder of PAAC. She talks with us about her journey into her current leadership role and about how to dispel the model minority myth. We hear what is really needed in this moment, in terms of our response right now, both within the Asian American communities and in our larger collective. 

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Episode #8

Ashlee Sikorski

 Founder + CEO, Sway Leadership


 On this episode we drop in with Ashley Sikorski, founder, CEO, and head coach at Sway Leadership. She talks with us about the power of listening, the power of tending to our inner person as leaders, and why it's important to bring our teams in on that work. We hear about the trap of trend that even those most committed to emotional intelligence can still fall into, and how to gain the true wins with your team.

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Episode #9

Areej Masoud + Reverend Michael Yoshii

Solidarity for Palestine


On this episode, Byron Chung, our executive Director, sits down with two phenomenal leaders in our community. Areej Masoud is a Christian-Aramean Palestinian, currently living in Bethlehem, and Rev. Michael Yoshii, PSR Coordinator of United Methodist Students and Co-Chair of the Friends of Wadi Fouquin. In this conversation they provide a firsthand telling of what it looks like to create social transformation in the midst of the Palestinian reality. 
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Episode #10

La Mikia Castillo

Castillo Consulting Partners


On this Season 2 wrap episode, we sit down with    @lamikiacastillo a powerful and inspiring Afro-Latina leader, born and raised in South Central Los Angeles.  As a wisdom-based leader, La Mika sheds light on a competency in our framework; how and when collaboration becomes courageous. She also shares how we can center the wisdom of our communities and keys to being sustained in such challenging and meaningful work for the long haul. 
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Season One

The Challenge of Leading in Challenging Times

Change Happens Now is a podcast dedicated to conversations and practices exploring wisdom based leadership. Wisdom based leadership is an approach that seeks to cultivate transformation at the intersections of spirituality, justice, and social innovation.

Episode #1

Cliff Berrien

Center for Action and Contemplation 


On this episode, we are joined by Cliff Berrien, an amazing heart centered leader with over 40 years of experience as a professional drummer and percussionist, DJ and music educator. His passion is studying cultural expressions of collective joy.

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Episode #2 

Vivian Mabuni 

National Speaker + Author


On this episode we learn how to take notes from more collectivist cultures in how we lead and how we can be more considerate of others we are working within our organizations. Vivian shares how she came to terms with her Asian American identity and applies her background to how she leads.

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Episode #3 

Keith Hall

Chief Diversity Officer, APU


In this hour Kieth sheds valuable light on how to lead on your own strengths, your teams' strengths and the importance of being in communication with people with lived experiences of the problem you want to solve.

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Episode #4

Hap Klopp

The North Face


On this episode, our special guest, Hap Klopp sits down with us to share some gems from his life as an adventurer, executive, academic, author and force behind the brand that is The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for over 20 years.

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Episode #5

Neil Goldberg

Design Thinking 


This conversation features Neil Goldberg, talking about DESIGN THINKING. Discussing everything from why design consciousness is so important for this current cultural moment, to story telling, and designing new stories about the UNITY of all people!

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Episode #6 

Dr. Joyce Del Rosario

The Wedge Videocast


In this conversation Dr. Joyce Del Rosario, an assistant Professor on the practice of ministry at PSR, shares insights on a potluck approach to leadership and why culturally empowered expressions of leadership are critical in this time.

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Episode #7

Joanne Rodriguez

The Hispanic Theological Initiative


Executive Director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Joanne is a phenomenal woman who leads with a passion to amplify and promote the educational and theological formation of Latinx students across the United States.

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Episode #8

Roger Heuser

Leadership Studies- Vanguard University  


Roger invites us all to see spirituality as a journey inward to reframe the journey outward and talks about why, in this time of multiple crises, we need leaders who are hospitable, humble, courageous, and who can sacrifice in the service of others.  

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Episode #9 

Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy

Pacific School of Religion


We sit down with David , a truly inspiring higher education and immigration leader and President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, a progressive, multi denominational seminary and center for social justice.

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Episode #10

Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez

Goodwill Industries


We are joined by Debbie Alvarez Rodriguez, public speaker, champion for social impact, philanthropic innovator, and former Goodwill Industries CEO, who is deeply committed to advancing racial and economic equity and inclusion.  

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Episode #11

Jeremiah Chan

Facebook


Jeremiah sits down with Aizaiah to talk virtual reality, the role of inclusion in technology and his own beginnings as a child of immigrants. You'll hear his views on how  on how technological systems disadvantage people of color. 

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Episode #12

Aizaiah Yong + Jonathon Murillo

Ignite


Aizaiah + Jonathon take us through a Season One recap of key insights gleaned from the business, nonprofit, education and tech space leaders we've featured, to talk about issues of social transformation. You'll hear highlights and practices from those, outside of explicitly religious or spiritual spaces, doing very spiritual work.

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