But it turns out you’re not alone. There are others showing up to life in extraordinary ways – and getting through hard shit with humor and grace.
Join Anne Roche, former criminal defense attorney turned life leadership coach, as she finds the others – those who laugh as they lead, dance as they fight, and allow generosity to outshine fear.
Let’s live through this, together.
Season 1: Leaders for Change
In Season 1 I talk with leaders for change.
In 2020, Covid occupied my every thought but Black Lives Matter and the anti-racist movement occupied my heart. I was obsessed. And angry.
Anderson .Paak’s song, Lockdown, was my anthem that year. But that song also made me dance. And that amazed me. How could I be fighting for justice and dance and sing at the same time? How did Anderson .Paak channel anger and joy in one song? And who else was doing that?
Where could I turn to find not just inspiration, not just motivation, but community? People who were filled with fire and light just like me.
Yes, self-leadership can feel lonely. It’s hard to do the thing that other people aren’t willing to do. But it turns out we’re not alone. There are others showing up to life in extraordinary ways – and getting through hard shit with humor and grace.
Here are some of the people doing just that. Laughing as they lead, dancing as they fight, and allowing generosity to outshine fear.
Join me – let’s live through this, together.
Episode 1: Leading with Fire & Light with Anne Roche
Episode 2: Quiet Leadership with Orpheus Crutchfield
Episode 3: Allied Leadership with Hannah Wright
Episode 4: Creatively Exploring Leadership with Jackie Davis
Episode 5: Aligned Leadership with Orlando Bishop
Episode 6: Mission Based Leadership with Jenn Campbell
Episode 7: Dream Leadership with Sonya Denyse
Episode 8: Getting it Done Leadership with Stevie Lee
Episode 9: Leading with Love with Bernadette Jiwa
Love leads all of Bernadette’s stories – from her childhood in Ireland to her life as a writer in Australia. We explore how helping others discover their own stories, and therefore the leadership of themselves through their stories, is work we feel privileged and honored to do in Bernadette’s Story Skills Workshop. Listen as Bernadette shares beautiful personal family stories exploring themes of agency, starting without knowing the outcome, and beginning everything from a place of love.
Season 2: Leaders Within
This season focuses on Leaders Within.
So many of our institutions, organizations, and systems feel broken, flawed, ineffective and down-right destructive.
Yes, it feels overwhelming. Impossible to change. Too big, too established, too stuck.
Let’s just burn it to the ground and start over.
I know I feel that way every time I look at the news.
But as soon as I start talking to people –especially people within these flawed systems, I find hope. I find people showing up to change. People who are taking step after step after step within their industry toward change. People who aren’t just talking about it but actually doing it.
They aren’t the people you always hear about on the news –they’re too damn busy doing the work.
And they’re gracious and generous enough to take time with me and talk about what set them on the path of change, how they navigate the complexities of working within a system to change it, and where they see their work moving the needle.
The black and white, right and wrong narrative is easier to navigate than a world of grey, of complexity.
My guests live in this complexity every day. And they do it because they choose hope over fear. Possibility over challenge. Bridges over walls.
It is possible to contribute. And here’s what that looks like.
Join us –let’s live through this together.
Episode 1: Teresa Goines – Gold Within Youth
Episode 2: Bun Lai: Purpose Within Food
Episode 3: Bithiah Carter: Democracy within Philanthropy
Episode 4: Mandell Conway: Giving Within Community
Episode 5: Jess Nowaski: Coaching Within Policing
Episode 6: Sean Murphy: Mental Health Within Law Enforcement
Season 3: Undercover Coaches
Our interaction made me realize that I have met a lot of people who aren’t expert listeners or trained coaches but who use empathy, curiosity, and generosity to connect and create space for other people to step into possibility. I call them undercover coaches.
People in my audience were saying, your guests are amazing but I don’t have these coaching or leadership skills. I can’t do that work because I don’t know how to. What if I get it wrong. What if I make a mistake.
I feel exactly the same way. Every goddamn day.
And I’m calling bullshit on both of us.
If I’ve learned anything these past few years, it’s that no one is coming to save us. The curtain has been pulled back and it’s clear that it’s up to each one of us to show up and put in the work to make the change we want to see in the world.
Sometimes, that work is as simple as a conversation.
In this season, I interview people – including that flight attendant – who show up intuitively using these skills. My hope is that I learn how to use these tools more fluently, not just as a coach, but in my everyday life and interactions.
I’m hoping you find them useful as well.
Join me – let’s live through this, together.