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The Disruption Podcast

English, Cultural, 1 season, 40 episodes, 1 day, 10 hours, 24 minutes
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The Disruption podcast is focused on creating big, bold change - through the disruption of systems that cause harm to others and the institutions that support those systems and through disruption in your own personal life leading you to find pathways to your own purpose, freedom, and power to be fully you. We believe that disruption in these spaces activates transformational impact across society. We are Tracey Breeden and Michelle Pelton, the host and co-host of the Disruption podcast. We are queer activists, passionate about driving change, who will share our personal stories of disruption with you and lead you through discussions with fellow disruptors, including other activists and advocates, leaders on the inside and outside of organizations, and notable friends and influencers - all with the hope to inspire and activate you towards the big, bold change that you want to see in yourself and in the world. We will dig deep into those personal stories and into pressing topics like creating safe spaces and belonging, advocating for social change through activism in the most difficult places, personal elevation and radical leadership through living authentically, and sex positivity. We’ll even talk about closing the orgasm gap! It can get pretty serious, but we’ll also love, laugh and weave lightness into our time together. The truth is disruption of self and the systems that surround us is not easy, and often requires us to lay down our safety. It all begins with giving ourselves permission to take that first step into personal truth and power. Look around and know you are not alone. We are people from all walks of life on that journey with you. Get ready to disrupt! To find out more about Tracey and the passion and purpose behind the disruption message, check out traceybreeden.com. In the Contacts section, you can send us a note telling us about your own disruption story. Who knows … you may be our next influential guest!
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32. Exploring Match-Striking For Beginners: Expanding JourneyWoman's Mission, Creating Visibility and Impact with Carolyn Ray

In this episode of The Disruption Podcast, hosts Michelle and Tracey delve into the inspiring journey of Carolyn Ray, CEO of JourneyWoman, and discuss her proactive stance on joy, travel, and social change. Carolyn shares her experience of learning about human trafficking through her daughter's work and her subsequent efforts to raise awareness and educate others via JourneyWoman. Their dialogue then transitions to one of Carolyn's other passions - the critical role of women in transforming the travel industry and advocating for greater accessibility and fair treatment for solo female travelers over 50!   As the CEO and Editor of JourneyWoman, Carolyn is a passionate advocate for women’s travel and living the life of your dreams. She leads JourneyWoman’s team of writers and chairs the JourneyWoman Women’s Advisory Council and Women’s Speaker’s Bureau. In March 2023, she was named one of the most influential women in travel by TravelPulse and was the recipient of the SATW travel writing award in September 2023.   She has been featured in the New York Times, The Toronto Star and Zoomer as a solo travel expert, and speaks at women’s travel conferences around the world. She is the chair of the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a member of Women’s Travel Leaders and a Herald for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC). In 2012 she was ranked among the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada. And if that weren't enough, she’s also a Co-Active Life Coach and mom of Alyxandra, a captivating young woman and our next generation of impactful disruptors. In this episode, Tracey, Michelle, and Carolyn talk about: The important role of women in making a difference in the travel industry.  Carolyn's awareness of human trafficking through her daughter's work and education.  JourneyWoman’s efforts to raise awareness and educate others.  Collective female consumer influence leading to industry changes. Exploring societal expectations versus personal callings.     Whether you want to ignite your inner superhero or harness collective power, Tracey's new book is your ultimate guide. "Match-Striking for Beginners" offers essential practices and bold strategies to help you overcome obstacles and unleash your personal power to create lasting impact. Preorder your copy today and join the movement for positive change!     Connect with Tracey, Michelle, and Carolyn: JourneyWoman Human Trafficking Webinar JourneyWoman Website JourneyWoman Instagram JourneyWoman LinkedIn Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
6/11/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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31: Exploring Match-Striking For Beginners: The Journey Towards Purpose and Empowerment

In this empowering episode, we delve into the profound topic of finding purpose in one's life. Through the lens of Tracey's new book, "Match-Striking for Beginners," we navigate the intricate journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment. Our conversation explores the essence of purpose, highlighting the internal quest for authenticity and the subtle signs that guide us toward making a meaningful impact. As we embark on this soul-stirring discussion, we encourage listeners to embrace their personal power, stand up against injustice, and discover purpose in what truly moves their hearts. Join us for this transformative episode as we unlock the superhero within and inspire each of us to create meaningful change in our own unique ways.   In this episode, we talk about: Tracey's perspective on finding purpose  Encouragement to find purpose in what breaks one's heart Identification of repetitive signs pointing toward purpose  Creating a positive impact through purposeful actions     Whether you want to ignite your inner superhero or harness collective power, Tracey's new book is your ultimate guide. "Match-Striking for Beginners" offers essential practices and bold strategies to help you overcome obstacles and unleash your personal power to create lasting impact. Preorder your copy today and join the movement for positive change!     Connect with Tracey, Michelle, Jane and Robbie: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
5/28/202434 minutes, 28 seconds
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30. Exploring Match-Striking For Beginners: How Strategic Collaboration Fuels Change in the Corporate World

In this episode of The Disruption Podcast, we are joined by Robbie Karp and Jane Randel to discuss their experiences as change-makers in corporate America. They share their insights on driving change within corporate systems, including the importance of being strategic and the critical impact of building alliances. Robbie talks in detail about their work in addressing sweatshop conditions at Liz Claiborne and the creation of the Fair Labor Association. Jane also digs deep into her work to raise awareness about domestic violence and the development of NO MORE, an international initiative dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Both Robbie and Jane emphasize the need for collaboration and human understanding in creating lasting change. Robbie and Jane, both close friends and long-time colleagues of Tracey's, are Social Impact advisors and co-founders of Karp Randel, a consultancy designed to help corporations, foundations, and individuals achieve their business and personal goals while making a positive impact on society.   Robbie is currently serving on the executive committee and is the immediate past chair of the board of Educational Alliance. She is also a director and sits on the executive board of Human Rights First, an independent advocacy organization that works to ensure that the U.S. is a global leader in human rights. Throughout her career, Robbie has served on a number of other nonprofit legal and human rights boards and task forces, including Co-Chairing President Clinton’s Apparel Industry Partnership (AIP), a coalition of consumer companies, human rights and labor rights organizations, and consumer groups formed by the former U.S. President to help improve global working conditions.   Jane is also a co-founder of NO MORE and, in February 2020, gave a TEDx talk about engaging youth to end violence. Jane is currently serving as a consultant to the NFL and NASCAR to help those organizations address issues of domestic violence and sexual assault within their organizations as well as in service to the public at large. Jane has also co-founded the recently launched The Comms Collective, a strategic communications practice with a focus on defining new pathways to growth for challenger brands and next-generation businesses. In this episode, Tracey and Michelle talk with Robbie and Jane about: The definition of disruption in corporate America. Challenges and hurdles Robbie and Jane faced in implementing changes in their roles in corporate environments. The role of community and collective activation in effecting change. Strategies Robbie and Jane used to navigate complex dynamics with corporate and legal teams. The impact of Robbie and Jane’s initiatives on social change and corporate responsibility.   Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Tracey's book is a roadmap that offers essential practices and bold moves to break through the blockers we as marginalized voices and groups experience and create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!    Connect with Tracey, Michelle, Jane and Robbie: Karprandel LinkedIn  Jane Randel LinkedIn Robbie Karp LinkedIn Karprandel Website Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
5/14/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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29. Match-Striking For Beginners: Collective Action and Activism

On this week's episode of The Disruption Podcast, we discuss the critical need for collective activism and change within our systems and organizations. As we tease this concept from Tracey's book, "Match-Striking for Beginners," which is set to launch this Pride month, we also tackle the vital need for collective activism and meaningful action towards social change, pivotal themes in Tracey's book. We explore why activism must permeate every organization, why throwing money at problems isn't enough, and how we can use our influence right where we're at to support organizations in stepping up authentically and impactfully. Tracey also shares her experiences working with the wonderful team at Practical Inspiration Publishing and that team's profound impact on Tracey's book! Tracey discusses the importance of choosing the right allies in publishing and why Practice Inspiration Publishing was the right partner for her, being a woman-owned publishing company that really gets behind its authors. In this episode Michelle and Tracey talk about:  Tracey's exceptional experiences with the Practical Inspiration Publishing team and the importance of finding the right partners to support your vision and message. The necessity of activism within every organization and system, with an emphasis on what we can each do individually right where we're at. The importance of organizations taking real action and providing real support for marginalized communities. Their partners and friends, Robbie Karp and Jane Randal, who are specialists in corporate activism and social impact and who join Michelle and Tracey on the next episode of The Disruption Podcast.   Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Tracey's book is a roadmap that offers essential practices and bold moves to break through the blockers we as marginalized voices and groups experience and create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!  Mentioned in the episode: - Match-Striking for Beginners - Disrupting Charitable Alturism: Why Giving One Percent Matters with Mindy Gibbins-Klein   Connect with Tracey and Michelle: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
4/30/202435 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 28 Part 2: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Harnessing Your Personal Power to Impart Wisdom to Rising Leaders

In part two of this two-part series, we delve into the dynamic world of leadership and personal growth with our guest, Nan Watts of Watts Collaborative. Nan moves our conversation towards the Rising Leaders, the next generation of changemakers, who are creating a global community by bridging various entities and shaking up current systems. Michelle and Tracey probe into the evolution of leadership, highlighting the integration of intuition and the pursuit of wholeness. With profound insight, Nan advocates for becoming the embodiment of the qualities we seek and engages us in the necessity of self-awareness and introspection. Join us in this thought-provoking two-part conversation, resonating with the need for individual and collective strides towards a renewed paradigm of leadership. In this episode Tracey, Michelle, and Nan talk about: Discussion on the role of wholeness in guiding leadership practices. Exploration of self-awareness and its role in personal and professional growth. Tracey and Nan talk about the difficulty of fitting self-care into busy work schedules. Nan's initiative to bring rising leaders together for mutual development. Identifying and employing personal power through the power of the pause.   In our conversation with Nan, as in other conversations in our series highlighting Tracey's book, we explore concepts from Match-Striking for Beginners: Activating Individual and Collective Power from the Margin, which will be released on June 25, 2024. Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power from the margin, Tracey's book is a roadmap that offers essential practices and bold moves to break through the blockers we, as marginalized voices and groups, experience so that you can create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!      Connect with Tracey, Michelle and Nan: Nan Watts Watts Website Nan Instagram  Nan LinkedIn Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
4/16/202434 minutes, 9 seconds
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28. Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Transforming Self-Doubt into Self-Empowerment with Nan Watts

In Part One of a two-part series with our special guest, Nan Watts of Watts Collaborative, we delve deep into the complex feelings many confront regarding self-worth and societal expectations. With a poignant blend of vulnerability and wisdom, Nan opens up about her struggles with feeling "enough" and her journey towards quieting the persistent inner voice of self-doubt. Nan explores different facets of her life with us—from her affinity for nature's calming influence to her emergence as a passionate photographer and later, a transformative leadership coach. Together, we engage in a candid discussion about the disruption of ingrained behaviors and the uncomfortable yet essential growth that comes with change. As a mother of two young boys (now men), Nan was deeply moved by the impact of the tragedies in our world at the turn of the century — the devastating Columbine shooting in 1999 and subsequently the horrific attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. These events inspired Nan to want to do whatever she could to help provide a positive impact on the world, and especially for her family. Prior to starting Nan Watts Coaching in 2005, now Watts Collaborative, she started two successful photography businesses, both of which continue to inform how she wanted to establish her coaching practice. Her training, tools, and guiding principles are what she uses to capture, frame, and reflect back to her clients so they can see and hear themselves in their instructive moment. As a coach, Nan specializes in working with senior leaders and executives who are challenging themselves to grow, adapt, and thrive in a world of constant change.   In this episode Tracey, Michelle, and Nan talk about: Societal pressures and the internal voice that perpetuates self-doubt. Strategies for acknowledging and battling that voice of self-doubt. Nan's insights on revisiting grief from unexpressed experiences. Acknowledging self-worth and the value of experience that comes with age. Nan's background as a third-generation Chicagoan, living on a property rich with history and a special connection to nature.   Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Tracey's book is a roadmap that offers essential practices and bold moves to break through the blockers we as marginalized voices and groups experience and create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!    Connect with Tracey and Michelle: Nan Watts Watts Website Nan Instagram  Nan LinkedIn Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
4/2/202455 minutes, 19 seconds
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27. Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Unleashing Your Personal Power for Societal Change

In this episode, we continue our discussion of Tracey's new book 'Match Striking for Beginners,' which explores Tracey's roadmap for unleasing your personal power in order to ignite collective action and facilitate the social change that we all yearn for. In this conversation, we offer a glimpse into the critical importance of the power and value that individuals, especially women and historically marginalized groups, have inherently and the difficulties people in these groups face in recognizing and harnessing that power due to the prevalent rejection they experience. In sharing a few thoughts and experiences related to Tracey's deep-dive into personal power in her book, listeners will be enlightened, truly heard and seen, and inspired to embrace their personal power and unleash their inner superhero!   In this episode, Tracey and Michelle talk about: - Feedback from test readers of Tracey's book - How test readers contribute to the book's development - Positive endorsements from test readers - Emphasis on women and marginalized groups realizing their worth - Addressing the impact of rejection and the challenge it presents - Tracey's vision for readers to feel heard, seen, and inspired Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Tracey's book is a roadmap that offers essential practices and bold moves to break through the blockers we as marginalized voices and groups experience and create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!  Mentioned in the episode: - Match-Striking for Beginners - Episode 26: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Where Sustainable Fashion Meets Community Building with Carley Lake - Episode 25: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: The Importance of Community and Collective Action - Episode 7: Disrupting the Gender Binary with Calen Otto   Connect with Tracey and Michelle: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
3/19/202440 minutes, 15 seconds
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26. Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Where Sustainable Fashion Meets Community Building

On this episode of The Disruption Podcast, we delve into topics of community, trust, sustainable fashion, and personal transformation. Carley discusses her app, Lucky Sweater, focusing on clothing swaps and its role in building trust, community, and friendship through a shared focus on sustainability. We cover the delicate balance of scaling a business while safeguarding its core values, and Carley's personal journey leaving Uber to launch her venture during the pandemic. Our conversation is sprinkled with personal anecdotes of past experiences, including our time at Uber, with the hope of reminding listeners of the importance of support in personal and professional endeavors. Carley is the co-founder/CEO of Lucky Sweater, the community clothing swap app that’s putting community and curation at the center of secondhand. They've started with curated communities for slow fashion, vintage, and handmade items, and are on track to be the "Discord for things,"—expanding into any style and interest-based community!   Prior to Lucky Sweater, Carley was one of the first 500 employees at Uber, launched Uber Eats, and led Uber’s global safety marketing and initiatives. She started her career as a digital content strategist at Ogilvy & Mather for Fortune 500 clients including SC Johnson, Ford, and Kimberly Clark. Her professional journey has made me an expert in sustainability, trust & safety, go-to-market strategies, product marketing, and community building.   In this episode Tracey, Michelle, and Carley talk about: Carley's departure from corporate life to start her own business, following her passion for sustainable fashion The inception of the community clothing swap app, Lucky Sweater  The importance of sustainable fashion and community building The significance of physical exchanges and storytelling in community trust   This episode is party of a series, highlighting themes from Tracey’s book, Match-Striking for Beginners. Carley is a great example of the importance of finding and building community. Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Match-Striking for Beginners is your roadmap offering essential practices and bold moves to break through blockers and create lasting impact.  Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change!   Mentioned in the episode: Match-Striking for Beginners    Connect with Tracey, Michelle, and Carley: Carley Lake Instagram Lucky Sweater Instagram Lucky Sweater Tiktok  Carley Lake LinkedIn Carley Website Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
3/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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25. Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: The Importance of Community and Collective Action

In today's episode, we explore the empowering world of Tracey Breeden's new book, "Match-Striking for Beginners: Activating Individual and Collective Power for a More Just World." Match-Striking for Beginners is your playbook to ignite power from the margin, inviting you to discover the pathway to a more just world by recognizing your personal power and unleashing the superhero within you. We are going to dive into a series where in each episode we will highlight a theme or concept of the book, allowing Tracey to give us a sneak peek into some of the most transformational aspects of her new book!   This week we explore the idea of finding or building community and taking collective action so we can all have a positive impact on the world! In this episode, Tracey and Michelle talk about: Aspects of Tracey's book that make it unique How this book is designed for women and historically marginalized groups  How showing up authentically is an important step towards community and collective action The importance and power of finding your community ... or building it, if it doesn't already exist Creating collective action by having a vision, sharing it, and trusting that other superheroes will rise up Whether you're seeking to ignite your inner superhero or activate collective power, Tracey's roadmap offers essential practices and bold moves to break through blockers and create lasting impact. Preorder your copy of Match-Striking for Beginners today and join the movement for positive change! (this will link to the book on amazon) Mentioned in the episode: Match-Striking for Beginners  Episode 6 with Ginger Scott   Connect with Tracey, Michelle, Claudine, and Kelly:   Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
2/20/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 24 Part 2. Disrupting Parenthood: Lesbian Moms Talk the Art of Meaningful Parent-Child Conversations

In this captivating podcast episode, we delve into a myriad of compelling topics that revolve around the intricate landscape of parenting and family dynamics. The episode kicks off with a riveting discussion on a recent court decision, unraveling the loopholes that provide avenues for legalizing parental rights. Wrapping up with insights on teaching kids about sustainability, this episode is a rich tapestry of thought-provoking discussions that will resonate with parents and families whether queer or not! In this episode, Michelle, Tracey, Claudine, and Kelly discuss: Claudine and Kelly's crushing court decision and the loophole to legalizing parental rights  The importance of educating your children and making them a part of the conversation Claudine and Kelly's journey of telling their kids about their donor and navigating donor relationships  What activism looks like with children; and teaching the kids about sustainability and activism.    Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts or share this episode with a friend. Connect with Tracey, Michelle, Claudine, and Kelly:   Kelly LinkedIn Claudine LinkedIn Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube   Additional Resources:  The Pea that was Me Zak's Safari: A Story about Donor-Conceived Kids of Two-Mom Families  What Makes a Baby  The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me: How All Kinds of Babies Are Made  It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)  It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)   
2/6/202451 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 24 Part 1. Disrupting Parenthood: A Lesbian Couple's Journey to Starting a Family

Join us for a heartfelt podcast episode that delves into the profound importance of visibility, community, and the extraordinary journey of two couples – our hosts, Michelle and Tracey, and their friends and powerhouse couple, Claudine and Kelly – as they navigate the intricate landscape of LGBTQ+ advocacy and family building. In this episode, Michelle and Tracey talk with Claudine and Kelly about: -The importance of visibility and community  - The story of how Michelle and Tracey met Claudine and Kelly - How Kelly and Claudine met 15 years ago - Claudines experiences with advocacy and how Kelly supported her - Claudine and Kelly’s experience with reciprocal IVF - The legal battle to attain equal parental rights of their children   Come back next week for Part 2 of this conversation with Claudine and Kelly where we will dive even deeper into their experience building a family!   Connect with Michelle and Tracey: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
1/23/202448 minutes, 7 seconds
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23. Disrupting the Family "Norm": Our Journey Navigating a Blended Family as Two Moms

The transition into a blended family is never seamless, and our hosts Tracey and Michelle share their firsthand experiences of what this journey has been like for them. In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the dynamics of blended families with a focus on the unique journey of Tracey and Michelle as two moms amidst the concept of disruption. Join us as we explore what disruption means in the context of a blended family and how it shapes the unique journey of each member involved. In this episode, Michelle and Tracey talk about: What disruption means in the context of a blended family How some of Tracey's personal family experiences shaped and prepared her for a blended family  What the transition has been like for them  How Tracey and Michelle have both remained in their authenticity through this process How Tracey is figuring out what her role as a step parent is   Tune in for a compelling dialogue that goes beyond the surface, offering a deep dive into the disruption, authenticity, and growth within the tapestry of blended families. Connect with Michelle and Tracey: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
1/16/202444 minutes, 27 seconds
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22. 2023 Year in Review: Disruption Stories from 2023

In this reflective episode, Tracey and Michelle lead us through a whirlwind of disruptions that defined 2023. With a touch of nostalgia, they revisit their favorite episodes from the past year, each narrative a testament to diverse perspectives and impactful conversations. But it wasn't just them—listeners chose disruption too, challenging norms and reshaping the discourse. As they reflect, Tracey and Michelle distill lessons from resilience to embracing change, setting the stage for a hopeful and powerful 2024!   In this episode Tracey and Michelle talk about:   Their favorite episodes from 2023 How listeners disrupted in 2023 How Michelle disrupted in 2023 by stepping into her identity as an artist  How Tracey disrupted in 2023 by writing a book and coaching fourth grade basketball How they’ve disrupted together over the last year  And what lessons they learned in 2023  What they hope 2024 will look like   Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts or share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Tracey and Michelle: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube        
1/9/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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21. Disrupting Forced Arbitration: Survivors Fighting Forced Arbitration with Ally Coll

In this powerful podcast episode, we unravel Ally's complex journey, whose experiences traverse the turbulent landscape of workplace sexual harassment and systemic challenges like forced arbitration. From her former law firm's involvement in Harvey's defense during the #MeToo movement to her internship on the Hill, where she faced sexual assault, Ally's story is one of resilience and advocacy because she turned those challenges into a way to advocate for other victims as well! Ally is the founder and CEO of the Purple Method, an organization she launched to address workplace harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. She is also a law professor at the City University of New York School of Law, teaching administrative law and federal courts. In this episode, we talk about: How Ally bravely shared her story with The Washington Post and sparked legislative changes in Congress The transformative impact of Ally's journey as it led her to work with the Purple Method  What is the core mission of the Purple Method and the tangible effects of their advocacy What is forced arbitration and how we are all impacted The detrimental implications of forced arbitration and particularly its disproportionate impact on women and marginalized groups Solutions around forced arbitration and actionable steps individuals can take to combat this pervasive issue   Both Tracey and Michelle personally care deeply about advocacy around forced arbitration and have included additional resources for you to join the fight and take action:  - Lift Our Voices  - The National Women’s Law Center - Use the hashtags #forcedarbitration #workplacefairness Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts or share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Michelle and Tracey: The Purple Method Website Ally Coll LinkedIn Ally Coll Instagram Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
12/26/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 18 seconds
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20. Disrupting Charitable Altruism: Why Giving One Percent Matters with Mindy Gibbins-Klein

In this compelling podcast episode, we unravel the profound impact of empathy in Mindy's work, exploring how this essential quality has shaped her decisions and initiatives. Mindy Gibbins-Klein is an international speaker and coach who teaches people to be thought leaders and, more importantly, thoughtful leaders. The former head of a notable UK publishing company, Mindy has authored and co-authored 14 books, and her clients have written and published over 1000 books. A native New Yorker, Mindy splits her time between New York and the UK, running The Book Midwife® book coaching brand and The Thoughtful Leader consultancy business. Over the past 25 years, she has presented to and coached over 50,000 business executives and entrepreneurs in 18 countries. Her content has been licensed and syndicated across the globe and her TEDx talk “Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself” has nearly one million views! In this episode, Tracey, Michelle, and Mindy talk about: - The role empathy plays in Mindy's work - Why working with authors of historically marginalized groups was and is important to Mindy - The steps Mindy took to take action on amplifying marginalized group's voices - The story behind her new initiative, "Giving 1%" - What Giving 1% is and how it works - How to start examining your finances to give 1% - Why giving your 1% is important - Why charities need our money to help create change Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts or share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Tracey, Michelle, and Mindy: Mindy Website Giving 1% Website  Mindy LinkedIn Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
12/12/202346 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 19 Part 2: Disrupting Your Assumptions About Witches: Using Witchcraft to Facilitate Authenticity with Suzanne Elise Stewart

Welcome back to the second part of Suzanne's captivating journey on The Disruption Podcast. In this episode, we further explore the profound experiences that have shaped Suzanne's path in witchcraft and self-discovery. In this illuminating continuation, Suzanne's story unfolds, offering listeners a profound glimpse into the transformative power of self-discovery, nature's wisdom, and the boundless potential found in embracing the unknown. Tune in as we embark on the next chapter of Suzanne's extraordinary journey, filled with wisdom, inspiration, and the magic of personal growth. In this episode, Tracey, Michelle, and Suzanne talk about:  The car accident that changed everything for Suzanne  How Suzanne has incorporated different teachings and learnings into crafting her form of witchcraft What Suzanne has learned from leaning into what makes her uncomfortable  Suzanne’s favorite things about being a witch Suzanne's journey when leaving Arizona and how being in nature in Washington reignited her creativity Suzanne's experience navigating family relationships with those who aren't supportive of her life choices and what we can all learn from her experience   Check out part two of our conversation with Suzanne to further understand her journey into witchcraft.  Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, we'd be so appreciative if you'd leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts and share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Michelle, Tracey, and Suzanne on Socials: Suzanne Instagram Suzanne Facebook Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube
11/28/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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19. Disrupting Your Assumptions About Witches: An Exploration of Elemental Witchcraft with Suzanne Elise Stewart

In this illuminating podcast episode, we delve into the mystical realms of Elemental Witchcraft with Suzanne Elise Stewart, unraveling the essence of the practice and exploring the profound connection witches share with the earth and its cycles.   Suzanne is an artist, tarot reader, healer, and psychic medium. She has called Arizona home for 53 years, minus the 6 years she resided in Portland, Oregon. Suzanne had an out-of-body experience during a car accident when she was 14 years old that led her to explore the paranormal, her psychic abilities, astral projection and travel, and different healing modalities such as reiki, hypnosis, and meditation.  Through her travels and exploring the West Coast, she realized her deep connection to nature and its importance to her wellness. When she made her way back to Arizona in 2016, she was introduced to a community of healers, witches, psychics, and artists through her new and old friendships. This is when she realized she had been a witch as long as she could remember, but she never knew it had a name. She is a student of many local spiritual teachers in Phoenix, AZ, and enjoyed connecting with communities with different belief systems and spiritual practices. She studied tarot and has been reading cards professionally for over 20 years. Suzanne is still in Phoenix, living with family and she reads tarot cards for clients when she isn't at her day job. She is hoping to find more time to create another body of artwork shortly. Meteor showers, live concerts, art shows, and connecting with people are some of her favorite things.  In this episode, Michelle, Tracey, and Suzanne talk about:  - The practice of Elemental Witchcraft - Solitary witchcraft versus coven work and hierarchy - How witches are connected to the earth and its cycles - Debunking many misconceptions about witchcraft and witches - The history of witches … some of which seems to repeat itself even today Check out this week's episode to get to know what it truly means to be a witch! Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, we'd appreciate if you'd leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts and share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Michelle, Tracey, and Suzanne on Socials: Suzanne Instagram Suzanne Facebook Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
11/14/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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18. Disrupting Your Limiting Beliefs: A Guide to Manifesting Your Dream Life

Welcome back to another enlightening episode of The Disruption Podcast! Today, we're diving deep into the world of manifestation. We take this episode as an opportunity to discuss everything from what manifestation is to our personal experiences and tips for manifesting your dreams! In this episode, we talk about: How we define manifestation Our personal approach to manifestation The 4 steps we use to manifest our dreams and how they work The benefits of practicing gratitude daily The power of trusting the universe Tips and tricks for manifesting your dreams Listening to your intuition Thank you for joining us on this insightful journey into the world of manifestation. We hope you gain valuable insights and practical tips to apply in your own life. Don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with your friends on their own mindful journey. Stay tuned for our next episode, where we'll continue exploring ways to live a more intentional and fulfilling life. Connect with Michelle and Tracey: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube      
10/31/20231 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Ep 13 Part 1: The First Disruptors: The Generation That Ignited Movement

In this episode of "The Disruption Podcast," hosts Michelle and Tracey sit down with two remarkable guests, Carolyn and Kathay, to delve into what it was like to be part of their generation of pioneering change. Join us as we discuss their disruptive journeys, the evolution of human rights, women's rights then and now, and the power of community. Carolyn Blair Brandis is 77 years young, born in 1945. She graduated from college in 1968 when the world was transforming as anyone knew it. She taught school for 42 years, with a focus on kindergarten-age kids for a large part of her career. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Ono, California. Carolyn now lives in Napa, California, and has been a fixture of the Napa community for over 50 years. While raising two wonderful kids, she embarked on a second career in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Currently, Carolyn owns and runs Boogaloos in the Mission District and Prada 22 in the Haight, both in San Francisco, California. Kathay Smith is 71 years young, born in 1952. She was raised as a self-described air force brat and lived in Europe during her teen years. She will tell you that she lived in 23 different countries, states, and cities over the course of 18 years. She graduated from college in 1973 and began her first career in retail as a buyer for sporting goods stores. She and her husband moved to Napa in 1977 and raised their family of 3 girls. Kathay has also been in Napa for a significant part of her life - over 46 years. Kathay describes her and her husband as the first house flippers, having purchased, lived in, and updated 9 houses in Napa over the time she’s lived there. Kathay also had a career as a schoolteacher starting in the early 90s, teaching middle school PE and third and fourth grade over her more than 20-year career. A significant impact on her life has been her experience with health concerns regarding her family - her youngest daughter was diagnosed at 2 ½ with leukemia and is now the longest-living survivor of one of the first mismatched bone marrow transplants ever done. Kathay also spent several difficult years caring for her late husband through his experience with Parkinson’s. She now spends her time traveling the world and enjoying live music. Carolyn and Kathay share their perspectives on disruption, emphasizing how they challenged societal norms and pushed boundaries. They recount their personal experiences as disruptors throughout their lives, from activism to nurturing creativity as educators. In this episode, we chat about: - What Gen Z and younger generations can learn from the older generation's experiences. - Carolyn and Kathay highlight the resilience and the power of collective action - Why Boomers were the original disruptors, being deeply involved in civil rights, anti-war protests, and environmental activism during the '60s and '70s - The differences in human rights from the '70s to the present day - Kathay opens up about her personal journey protesting the Vietnam War - The challenges around uncovering the truth amidst misinformation - The parallels between the women's rights movements of the '60s and '70s and the current state of women's rights Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, we'd be so appreciative if you'd leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts and share this episode with a friend.   Connect with Tracey and Michelle: Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube  
8/8/202343 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 12 Part 3: Disrupting Your Trans Understanding: Trans 101 with TNET

Disruptors, we have come to the last episode in our three-part series with Stacy and Charlie. In the first two episodes of this series, we covered both Stacy's and Charlie's personal disruption stories, and in this last part, we have both lovely humans together! In this episode, both founders of TNET give us a crash course in the trans experience. TNET (Transgender/Nonbinary Education & Trainings) is an education-focused agency owned, founded, and staffed by trans educators Stacy Fatemi (they/them) and Charlie Alexander (they/them). TNET offers trainings, workshops, and print materials designed to help all people understand and interact with trans and nonbinary people more compassionately and effectively. In this episode, we talk about: - TNET + TNET’s origin story - A history of transness - Defining the Big 4: Sex, Gender, Gender Expression, and Sexual Orientation - Breaking down gender stereotypes and norms - Teaching children about gender - Defining transgender, cisgender, and nonbinary - Pronouns and how to use them - 3 things to do when you mess up someone's pronouns - Techniques to practice using proper pronouns - What transitioning means - And so much more! Check out this week's episode to learn the ins and outs of what it means to be trans. Thank you for listening and supporting The Disruption Podcast! If you liked what you heard, we'd be so appreciative if you'd leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts and share this episode with a friend. Connect with Tracey, Michelle, Stacy and Charlie: TNET Website TNET Instagram Tracey Instagram Tracey LinkedIn Michelle Instagram Michelle LinkedIn The Disruption Podcast TikTok The Disruption Podcast Youtube   Sexual Education Resources  
7/25/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 16 seconds