Connecting A Better World

A podcast that focuses on social good and social entrepreneurship.

Episode 21

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10th Sep 2019

CABW 021: Clara Gonzales Santillan

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As a business owner and massage therapist, Clara Gonzales Santillan volunteers her time as she continues to follow her heart and uses the passion and skills of her hands providing massages to help support many non-profit organizations and their fundraising efforts.

She specifically shares about her continuous involvement with the work of the Saruni organization by participating in their annual volleyball tournament in Greeley, Colorado, as a massage therapist for athletes to raise funds and benefit the girls who have been rescued through the organization. The Olooloitikoshi Girl’s Rescue Center (GRC) is now in its 10th year of existence. The GRC home provides a safe haven where girls in Kenya who have been rescued from the tragic practice of marrying young girls to older men can now pursue their dreams of an education and an independent life without fear. As of November 2018, the center has rescued 87 girls who range in age from 8 to 16.

One of Clara’s favorite quotes she has read: “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey but we are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

For more information about Clara or the Saruni organization, please visit the following:
Saruni: The One Who Rescues
https://www.saruni.org
info@saruni.org

Episode 20

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27th Aug 2019

CABW 020: Emily Letran

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“I grew up seeing images of war. I grew up in an environment knowing how it feels to not have enough.” ~ Dr.Emily Letran

Join our host, Dr. Natalie Phillips, as she talks with refugee, wife, mother of three, dentist, business owner, high performance coach, author, and speaker, Dr. Emily Letran, who started her own non-profit organization, The Emily Letran Foundation, in which she opens her doors once a month to provide free dentistry to the community. Dr. Phillips and Dr. Letran talk about time, energy, and the importance of setting intentions and looking for opportunities.

“We are in business.…BUT, if you want to give...just give because that is what makes it fulfilling in your heart and it makes life more meaningful to you. You will never know the extent of your touch or your impact” – Dr. Letran

For more information about Dr. Emily Letran, please visit the following:

http://www.dremilyletran.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coachemilyletran/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachemilyletran
https://podcasts.apple.com/ai/podcast/your-life-business-fast-track/id1105004842

Episode 19

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13th Aug 2019

CABW 019: Rich Cruse

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“I’m just a guy…it doesn’t take much time or effort…it’s worth it for me to do this because I SEE how grateful people are and what a difference it makes.”

Join Dr. Natalie Phillips as she spends time with Rich Cruse, an award-winning photographer living near San Diego, California who’s work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, People Magazine and Runner’s World. They talk connection, meeting Oprah Winfrey, and connecting to people the RIGHT way using social media. Rich is deeply involved in fundraising for the Challenged Athletes Foundation and helping the homeless.

“Believe in the goodness of people – there are good people out there.” ~ Rich Cruse

For more information about Rich Cruse, please visit the following:
https://www.crusephoto.com
https://www.facebook.com/crusephoto/
https://www.instagram.com/crusephoto/
https://twitter.com/CrusePhoto

Episode 18

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30th Jul 2019

CABW 018: God's Garage

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“I felt like God said...What’s in your hand to do? How can you help people?

Getting a car is a big deal - it’s independence and freedom...but the skill sets that we get to impart on these ladies buoys them beyond what a car can do. We have a “holistic” approach to get people to the next level in their lives...We teach budgeting, life skills, single parenting skills, help with job interviews...we partnered with a local food bank so with every car that we give away, we give away 25 lbs of groceries...we have a clothing ministry that provides business attire, we have a photographer taking professional headshots, an insurance company that gets them insurance with a bank that sets up free checking accounts.

When I help someone else, there is a hole inside me that gets fulfilled in a deep and meaningful way - nothing can compare to it. And we all have that hole because we weren’t made to be islands and just take care of ourselves - we were made to work together and help each other.”
~ Chris Williams, President at God’s Garage

For more information about God’s Garage, please visit the following:
https://godsgarage.org
https://www.facebook.com/GodsGarageCar/
https://www.instagram.com/godsgaragecar/

Other Media Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEP8qNRXic
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156073912248689
https://people.com/human-interest/former-texas-pastor-free-auto-shop-gods-garage/

Hosted by Dr. Natalie Phillips. Produced by Chris Lanphear for NoCo FM.
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Episode 17

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16th Jul 2019

CABW 017: Discover Pathwaze

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“We need to start [the conversation] as early as freshmen and sophomores. This group of the next generation coming up…is struggling with what they want to do, what direction they want to take, what education or career path would work for them as well as moms [and transitioning careers.]”

“We know there is a lot more depression and anxiety and addictions, yet there is an affluence that we have not seen before. We want to empower people. If we can work with highschoolers while they are still going through the curriculum they are going through but before they have chosen a career or an education path, then we can actually hijack that, interrupt it, and understand what their gifts, talents, and strengths are and play off of that and map them into their careers.”

Discover Pathwaze applies self-knowledge, self-introspection, behaviors, interests, and values and works throughout the entire United States with high school students on the college or non-traditional path as well as college students with degree and career matching, individuals who are on the path to launch their careers, or transition into a new career, as well as offer a plethora of career services.

For more information about Discover Pathwaze, please visit the following:

http://discoverpathwaze.com
http://www.discoverpathwazefoundation.org
https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverPathwaze/
https://www.instagram.com/discoverpathwaze
https://twitter.com/DPathwaze

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About the Podcast

Connecting A Better World
This show takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact. There are enough people tearing each other down and apart in relationships, business, and all over the world. It is time to STOP. Shift the focus...
This show takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact. There are enough people tearing each other down and apart in relationships, business, and all over the world. It is time to STOP. Shift the focus to the people who are making a difference in this world by creating and serving others in ways they have embraced. This show is aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest and empowerment in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place.

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