Kathryn interviews Author Christine Miles.Do you want to make a positive change in your life, work, or business? Do you want to improve your marriage, be a better parent, or drive more revenue to your business? Christine Miles encourages us to examine how we are listening. She helps us to discover that not only are many of the problems in our lives due to not listening effectively, but how listening helps to solve most problems. Miles is a longtime expert in educating individuals and organizations on how to listen in ways that transform how they lead, sell, influence, and succeed in every aspect of life. Christine founded her consulting and training business, EQuipt, to help leaders from medium-sized companies to Fortune 100 corporations grow sales, develop people, and create cultures of understanding. She also created her workshop The Listening Path, a transformational approach to understanding and insight.
Kathryn also interviews Author David Ambroz. Award-winning child welfare advocate David Ambroz writes about his first 11 years growing up homeless in and around NYC and his subsequent years in foster care. For David and his two siblings, their mother’s battle with paranoid schizophrenia brings with it poverty and instability. When he is placed in foster care, it feels at first like salvation but soon proves to be just as unsafe for him, his burgeoning homosexuality an easy target for others’ cruelty. In the face of this deprivation and abuse, he harnesses an inner grit to escape the all-too-familiar outcome for a kid like him. He finds hope and opportunity in libraries, schools, and the occasional kind-hearted adult. Through hard work and unwavering resolve, he is able to get a scholarship to Vassar College, his first step out of poverty. He later graduates from UCLA Law with a vision of changing the laws that affect children in poverty. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change.