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For over two years, Circle Connections hosted a weekly Blog Talk radio show before turning our focus to creating virtual TeleCircles. On these calls we had as our guests many amazing women talking about topics relevant to Circle.
Grab a cup of tea and return to this page often. It’s well worth listening to these informative and inspiring Circle conversations recordings.
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June 6th, 2011 – Celebrating the Power of Circle
After over two years of connecting on our Circle Connections radio show with amazing extraordinary and ordinary co-creative women (and men) in support of the power of Circle, this will be our final show (for now). Please join Ann Smith and Rhonda Hull, co-founders of Circle Connections, our new partner, Caroline Ravelo, Jeanie DeRousseau of Light Pages, and other treasured circle advocates as we come together is a virtual circle to celebrate all we have accomplished together in mutual support, preview what is to come, and demonstrate the power of virtual circles.
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May 23rd, 2011 – Global Room for Women and the Power of Connection
Linda Higdon is a heart-felt spiritual activist and champion for the power of women’s global connections, dialogue, and engagement. Compelled to provide U.S. women with the meaningful experience of talking directly with and learning alongside women from developing and war-torn countries, Linda’s path lead her to founding The Global Room for Women. She joins us today to share about her passion to provide a virtual room where, on TeleCalls, women from different cultures come together for dialogue and understanding; where impoverishment gives way to empowerment; and where every woman is awakened to the other for the greater good of all.
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May 16th, 2011 – The Tao, Defiance, Fostering the Self-Confidence of Women and Girls
It is only a strong sense of confidence in our strength and abilities that we can place the highest value on our gifts; just as, conversely, it is only with our permission that others will devalue that which we have to share with the world. CJ Golden joins us in an edgy conversation about the importance of fostering the self confidence of women and girls and understanding the philosophy of Tao and defiance in order to grow in self-esteem and inner strength.
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May 2nd, 2011 – Sophia Rises: Changing the World Through Feminine Wisdom
Sophia Leadership is about ALL of us (women and men) learning to trust our feminine wisdom more and letting it change us and change the world. What we need is yin and yang – both masculine and feminine co-existing in balance in a circle. In ourselves and in the world. Healther Plett joins us to share in conversation about Sophia Leadership, re-learning authenticity, intersecting and integrating the masculine and the feminine and to share her passion about helping other emerging leaders – whether at the kitchen table or boardroom table – to be strong enough to stand with her in challenging the status quo.
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April 25th, 2011 ~ Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker who draws from spiritual, feminist, Jungian, medical and personal wellsprings of experience. She brings an emphasis on the question for meaning and the need for a spiritual dimension in life to all aspects of her work, while also taking into account the powerful effects of archetypes within us and family and culture upon us. Jean joins us to share about her commitment to circles, her hopes for the 5WWC, and her newest book, “Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet”, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.
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April 18th, 2011 – The Importance of Five Talents and Microcredit Programs
Five Talents fights poverty, creates jobs and transforms lives, empowering the poor using innovative savings and microcredit programs, business training and spiritual development. Mary Beth Campbell joins us to share the importance of Five Talents and why she is passionate about giving people the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty by providing access to basic savings and microcredit services built on trusted community traditions.
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April 11th, 2011 – What on Earth: Inside the Crop Circle Mystery
Against the backdrop of the breathtaking crop circle phenomenon Suzanne Taylor, a ‘transformational strategist’ dared to follow her curiosities and engaged with an array of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, and educators from around the world who devote much of their lives to making sense, distilling possibilities, and deciphering meaning from these amazing symbols. On this show Suzanne takes us inside the crop circle mystery, sharing the insights gained during the making of her documentary to expand our curiosity about this compelling topic.
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April 4th, 2011 – Soulistry: A Conversation About Recognizing the Holy and Sacred in the Ordinariness of Everyday Living
June Mack Maffin, Soulistry retreat facilitator and author of Soulistry — Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality, joins us to share about her passion for nurturing others on their journey as Creative Spirituality Artists and to encourage us to recognize the holy and sacred in the ordinariness of everyday living.
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March 28th, 2011 ~ The Alchemy of Our Spiritual Leadership: Women Redefining Power
The energy of the ‘Sacred Feminine’ is rising globally among women from many diverse spiritual perspectives. Women are engaged in potent circle conversations at the intersection of feminism and faith which may be giving rise to a new paradigm of women’s leadership. As one of the founders of Women of Spirit and Faith, Kathe Schaaf joins us to share about her journey and the insights gained following this thread of conversation around the world.
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March 21st, 2011 ~ Wisdom from Episcopal Women’s Gathering
Ann Smith joins us to share the insights and wisdom that emerged when Episcopal women leaders gathered at an incredible circle event to co-create an inclusive community of hospitality, vision, spiritual vitality and action intended to be transformational for their church Church, their communities, and the world.
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March 14th, 2011~ The Divine Feminine, Spirituality and the Patriarchy
Joy Mills, pastoral counselor, therapist, writer, educator, Episcopal priest, feminist liturgist and member of Anglican Women’s Empowerment joins us to share about her experience at the UNCSW, her involvement in the upcoming Episcopal Women Gathering and her passion to transform patriarchy by the inclusion of the divine feminine in theological beliefs and practices.
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March 7th, 2011 ~ The Power and Importance of Deep Listening
Kay Lindahl is founder of The Listening Center where she develops her work on the sacred nature of listening. She also founded The Alliance for Spiritual Community a grass-roots interfaith organization whose main work is practicing the art of dialogue. We welcome her to clarify the power of deep listening. On this show Kay will join us in a conversation about why this art of deep listening is so important at this time and why the quality of our listening can make a such a profound difference in any conversation.
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February 28th, 2011 ~ Insights, Updates, and Action Steps on the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Ann Smith and other amazing women join us to share their insights, offer their updates, and inspire our action to participate in the UN Women’s Circle Campaign after attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City.
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February 21st, 2011 ~ Pure Prosperity and Why Women Must Make Friends with Money
Maggy Whitehouse has been a prosperity mentor for over 20 years. She also is an author, journalist, workshop leader, dog walker, horse rider, drinker of champagne, eater of good chocolate, lover of roses, sunsets, Tuscany, beagles, Koi carp, cooking—and her husband, Lion. She joins us to share in an essential conversation about how women can overcome their limiting beliefs and make friends with money in order to serve the greater good whole-heartedly.
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February 14th, 2011 ~ The Importance of Connection and Empowerment in Birthing the Future
Suzanne Arms is a powerful activist and a familiar name to many as an inspiration behind the Birth Movement, the author of Immaculate Deception and other books, films, and her poignant photographs. Suzanne says that her purpose is to help shift the paradigm that drives the loneliness, anxiety, addiction, greed, and aggression so prominent in post-modern societies to one that promotes joy, wellbeing and peace. Suzanne joins us an advocate for holistic, sustainable health policies and practices and conscious parenting, and to share about her passion for Birthing the Future.
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January 7th, 2011 ~ Circle as Today’s Mystic and Guru
Ann Smith, Rhonda Hull, and Rosjke Hasseldine share a conversation about the power of Circle and how the Circle is today’s Mystic-Guru.
January 31st, 2011 ~ The Heart Circle Model and The Power of Sustained Resonance
Tej Steiner, the founder of the Heart Circle Model and the Heart Circle School, joins us to share about the Heart Circle Model and his passion to bring individuals, communities and organizations into sustained resonance so that they can better respond to the global changes that confront us.
January 24th, 2011 ~ Radio and the Power of Broadcasting Women’s Voices
Esther Austin, founder of Qarma Therapies and founder of Qarma Broadcast, home of ethical motivation, joins us to share in conversation about the power and potential impact of broadcasting women’s voices, and her campaign for sinking up with women run radio stations across the globe, to celebrate women, share, empower peoples lives, and having fun doing so.
January 17th, 2011 ~ Elements of Meaningful Conversation: Why and How the Circle Process Makes a Difference Amidst Challenging Times
Clare Peterson, a retired Registered Nurse, a Core Member of Gather the Women Matrix and The Millionth Circle Initiate and a founding member of Gather the Women Canada, joins us to share about the journey of her life influenced by the power of Circle, the essential elements of meaningful conversation, and how and why the Circle Process is the ideal platform for making meaningful change amidst troubling times.
January 10th, 2011 ~ The Power of the Environment and Experiential Learning as Catalysts for Deep Change
Ellen Peterson, founder of Happehatchee Center in Estero, Florida and president of their local Sierra Club, joins us in conversation about the the importance of creating balance, as between Yang and Yin (masculine and feminine energies) and between scientific and faith perspectives and the power of the environment and experiential learning as catalysts for deep change within Ourselves, Our community and the World.
January 3rd, 2011 ~ Empowering the New Paradigm for Women: Clarifying Circle Principles for the Greater Good
Ann Smith, Rhonda Hull, Caroline Ravelo of Circle Connections and Jeanie DeRousseau of Light Pages come together to initiate the New Year with an important conversation about the obstacles women face when we connect for the greater good, the importance of trust, the meaning of power, the importance of Circle Principles, and how to live into them to transform from unhealthy group dynamics to healthy group practices so women can co-create and collaborate effectively to make a difference.
December 27th – The Year In Review and What the Future Holds for Women
It has been a dynamic year for women. Awakening, more and more women are not only reflecting and connection, but linking arms and taking action in a courageous and timely commitment to grand collaboration. Ann Smith and Rhonda Hull will review what we have learned from all our amazing guests, and the work fostered and forthcoming of the women of the Circle Connections Community.
December 20th, 2010 ~ The Inspiring Journey of a Born Leader
Barbara Belknap may think herself an ordinary woman, however those who know her regard her as an extraordinary leader and powerhouse of a woman who continues to follow her call to make a difference. Join us to be inspired by the story of the steps of her life that lead to the birth of the Alaska Women’s Network and her involvement in the Gather the Women Global Matrix.
December 13th, 2010 ~ Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet
Julie Matthaei is Professor of Economics at Wellesley College where she teaches courses in introductory microeconomics, the political economy of gender, race, and class, and feminist economics. She is also the author of An Economic History of Women in America: Women’s Work, the Sexual Division of Labor, and the Development of Capitalism. Julie joins us to share in a conversation about the power and potential of a Solidarity Economy.
December 6th, 2010 ~ Empowering the Authentic Voice of Women
Rosjke Hasseldine, is the founder and facilitator of Women’s Power Circles, author of The Silent Female Scream, and a passionate campaigner for women’s emotional and mental well-being, their equality, rights, and freedom. She joins us to share a timely conversation about the importance of girls and women connecting with themselves as mothers and daughters by finding and empowering their authentic voice as an essential piece (peace) of conscious evolution, the awakening of women’s leadership, and the creation of a new earth one circle, one connection, one step at a time.
November 29th, 2010 ~ Spiritual Activism: Meeting, Gathering and Igniting our Relations
Humanity is moving in new directions. We are dismantling the universe based on ME and co-creating a universe based on WE. On this show we share a conversation with Spiritual Activist, Beth Green, about the why and how the spontaneous evolution of spiritual activism is gaining momentum,and why it is so important to unify in order to maximize our impact.
November 22nd, 2010 ~ Conscious Grandmothering: A Paradigm for Leadership
Without your choice you automatically become a grandmother when your child becomes a parent. There is a greater decision to be made than merely choosing which endearing name you want to be called. Yeshi Newmann, grandmother, mid-wife, and social activist, joins us in a conversation about the role of grandmothers as conscious leaders. Together we will open the door to deeper questions: “Who am I now? Who do I want to be? What is my calling as a Grandmother?”
November 15th, 2010 ~ The Power of Love and Leadership
Dr. Diana Frade, founder and president of Our Little Roses Ministries in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a multifaceted ministry focusing on the girl child at risk which includes, a bilingual school for Our Little Roses’ girls and children in community, a medical and dental clinic that serves the poor, a language immersion school for foreigners who want to learn Spanish and a newly inaugurated retreat and training center, joins us to talk about the power of love when offering emotionally and physically abused girls a safe and loving home where they can thrive. Through her dedication to building lives and preparing and helping once-homeless girls to help them reach middle-class status and a sense of high-self-esteem, Diana herself demonstrates the power love in the form of feminine leadership.
November 8th, 2010 ~ Healing, Self-Care, and Empowerment as an Act of Leadership for Women
Ann Smith, Jeanie DeRousseau and Rhonda Hull, share in a conversation about the importance of Healing, Self-Care and Empowerment if women are to show up, shine, and be an authentic instrument of change at this crucial time.
November 1st, 2010 ~ UN Women Campaign
Ann Smith, Co-Founder of Circle Connections, joins us to share about the launch of UN Women’s Circle Campaign, formed to contribute to the global voice of women being acknowledged, respected, and heard at the United Nations and the newly-formed UN Women super-agency. In these intimate women’s gatherings, grassroots women will walk through a process that serves to declare and define the critical issues unique to each community with the intention of delivering them to the attention of UN Women. reporting of the women’s movement in the mainstream media.
October 25th, 2010 ~ A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century
Dr. Rebecca Parker, an ordained United Methodist minister in dual fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, joins us in a lively conversation about her book, “A House for Hope”, co authored with John A. Buehrenssuggests, that affirms that the shared hopes of religious progressives from many traditions can create a movement far stronger than fundamentalism: a liberal religious renaissance and suggests liberal religious commitment is based on expansive love for life rather than adherence to narrow dogma.
October 18th ~ The Divine Feminine & Halloween: Treats from The Witches and Crones
Pam Douglas-Smith, Unity minister, expert in Sophia wisdom, and a talented writer, joins us to share about the Divine Feminine and the significance, wisdom, and ‘her-story’ of Witches and Crones.
URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 77 countries that cultivates and connects grassroots change-makers across religious, cultural and geographic boundaries, harnessing their collective power to take on religiously motivated violence and social, economic and environmental crises that destabilize regions and contribute to poverty. Sarah Talcott, Program Director of URI, joins us to share about this powerful youth network and the asset youth bring to the power of connection in building peace.
October 4th, 2010 ~ The Personal Significance and Global Impact of A Grand Event of Action for the Environment
Vanessa Uzupes a young activist woman is helping to make 10/10/10 Eco-Extravaganza in Naples, Florida a phenomenal success. Getting back to 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere means transforming our world. It means building solar arrays instead of coal plants, it means planting trees instead of clear-cutting rainforests, it means increasing efficiency and decreasing our waste. Getting to 350 means developing a thousand different solutions. Join us to hear about how one community is making a difference by attracting diverse people of all ages and political backgrounds to the www.350.org Global Work Party at the Mercato in Naples.
September 27th, 2010 ~ Upside: How to Zig When Life Zags
Bonnie Michaels, an expert in the field of work-life balance and Allison Blankenship, a corporate entrepreneur, public speaker, trainer and an expert in translating complex ideas into simple-to-use concepts join us to share insights about work-life balance from their co-authored book, UPSIDE: How to Zig When Life Zags.
September 13th, 2010 ~ The Stone Soup Tour: Collecting the
Bounty of Conversations and Stories
Linda Sechrist, a writer and editor for Natural Awakenings Magazine and co-founder of Upstate Green Central Station, and Sharon Joy Kleitsch, founder of The Connection Partners join us on their Stone Soup Tour gather the latest in the emerging green story by visiting 11 cities across the southern U.S. to meet hundreds of innovative folks, listen to stories about their projects and learn what they’re doing to create sustainable communities intended to ensure a future for all.
September 6th, 2010 ~ The Power of Eco-Connections: Eco-Extravaganzas, Eco-Networking, and Eco-Interneting for the Greater Good
It’s been a tough year: in North America, oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico; in Asia some of the highest temperatures ever recorded; in the Arctic, the fastest melting of sea ice ever seen; in Latin America, record rainfalls washing away whole mountainsides. Marjorie Ziff-Levine joins us to share about her involvement in the 10-10-10 event in Naples Florida and her feminine touch in the development of http://www.ugottagogreen.com.
August 30th, 2010 ~ How a Radically Different World View is Possible by Adopting a Gift Economy
Genevieve Vaughn, independent researcher, activist, social change philanthropist, speaker and visionary, joins us to share her insights about a Gift Economy inside and outside of patriarchal capitalism and how women play an important role in making a radically different world view is possible.
August 23nd, 2010 ~ One Woman Takes Action: Building a New Economy Using Free Markets and Alternative Currency
Melissa Plotkin joins us to share about her journey, dreams, insights and efforts in making a difference by building a New Economy using free markets and alternative currency in Southern Florida.
August 16th, 2010 ~ Women Bringing Light to the Economic Value of Unpaid Female Care
Jan Peterson, founder and chair of the secretariat of the Huairou Commission and founder of GROOTS International, and Shannon Hayes, also working at the Huairou Commission – first as an intern and now as AIDS Campaign Coordinator, join us in an important conversation that will bring light to the Economic Value of Unpaid Female Care in the Context of HIV and AIDS and to speak about the power of women in organizing and advocacy on home-based care in Africa.
August 9th, 2010 ~ Seeing the World Anew: A Framework for a ReNewed Economy
Maria Riley, co-founder the Global Women’s Project at the Center of Concern will join us to share in a valuable conversation about the important influence of women in seeing the world anew as we create a framework for a reNewed economy.
July 26th, 2010 ~ Sometimes Truths Are Better Told Through Fiction: How a novel became a spiritual journey of activism
Flight 93 crashed there. Nine trapped coal miners were miraculously rescued there. Coincidence? Or is there something special about Somerset County, Pennsylvania? On this show we welcome as our guest Sandra L. Huska, author of a unique and compelling novel, Legs in the Attic, to tell us more about this novel and how it became her spiritual journey of activism.
Susan Burgess-Lent joins us to share through her hands-on experience her insights of the role of women in the New Economy, and her work in fostering mutual sustainability by connecting the women of the United States with the women of Darfur.
July 12th, 2010 ~ The Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster and The Importance of a Feminine Perspective in Eco-Activism
Judith Murray, a remarkable proactive leader and eco-activist since 1970, joins us to share in a continuing conversation about the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and the importance of the awakening and application of a feminine perspective in eco-activism.
July 5th, 2010 ~ Women Connecting to Transform the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster
Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer of the Sisters of the Planetary Water Rites in California joins us to share in an urgent conversation about the continuing disaster in the Gulf and to inspire all women to awaken, connect and act by harnessing and applying the power of their prayer and their proactive steps to transform the damage being done to our Mother Earth.
June 28th, 2010 ~ The Power and Progress of Women’s Leadership
Carolyn Anderson, Co-Founder and Community Steward of the Hummingbird Community and a Co-founder and Co-director of Global Family has a passion for sharing the principles of co-creation and exploring the frontiers of evolutionary spirituality. She joins us to share her insights about the importance of women’s leadership and the progress of her leadership program.
June 21st, 2010 ~ Sophia’s Leadership and the Importance of Awakening Women
Caroline Ravelo, Intuitive Reader, Holistic Coach, Life, Business, Spiritual Teacher in Southwest Florida, joins us to share a valuable conversation about Sophia’s Leadership and the importance of the awakening and empowerment of women.
June 14th ~ The Heart To Lead, Women as Allies for the Greater Good
Bonnie Kelley, a community organizer, group facilitator, inspirational speaker and spiritual activist for social change, joins us to share about The Heart To Lead, Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a feature-length non-fiction film made in collaboration with Cheryl Gould, that explores the significant role women are meant to play in the evolution of Western culture.
June 7th, 2010 ~ Weaving the New World: The Journey from Patriarchy to Actualizing Our Divine Mission
Sharon Riegie Maynard joins us in a spirited conversation exploring the importance of awakening women by considering these questions, “Will we continue to move forward tangled and tripped up by the old strands, old concepts, old patterns coming from generations of “Patriarchy” modeling? Or, will we be aware enough to discern the new strands of our Divine mission?
May 31st, 2010 ~ Leadership and the Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative
In 1997, Mary Bub closed down her retail business and moved on to a farm in Wisconsin. From this experience, she founded the Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative (WRWI) that sponsors Gathering Circles where rural women have a safe environment to come together and share stories, receive support and experience a sense of belonging. Mary joins us to share with us how WRWI helps rural women expand their leadership abilities by resolving physical, emotional and other life problems with creativity and the support of their “Circle Sisters.”
May 24th, 2010 ~ Transforming Leadership: The Ways Women Are Facing Today’s Crisis in Leadership
Women are awakening to the crisis in leadership that is currently being made acutely evident by the BP Oil catastrophe as only one sad example of the threat to our global well-being and the future of our children. But are we awake enough? Katherine Tyler Scott, with over 30 years of experience in leadership education, consultation, and coaching, joins us to share her valuable insights and experience, and to share in an essential conversation about the part women must play in transforming this leadership crisis.
May 17th, 2010 – Sophia’s Leadership and Mapping as the Tipping Point Made Visible
Jeanie DeRousseau, Founder or LightPages Evolutionary Support System, has been instrumental in developing the business aspect of a data base management and networking system, LightPages, to support in-person networks, women’s projects and connectivity, and community engagement, both locally and globally. She joins us today to share about her development of mapping circles as the ‘Tipping Point’ made visible.
May 10th, 2010 ~ The Power of Authentic Communication and the Womens Cafe Process
Joining is Vikki Hanchin, a wholistic psychotherapist for over 18 years, to share in a potent conversation about the critical need for authentic communication and the importance of the Women’s Café process in nurturing self esteem, empowerment, and active leadership at this critical evolutionary time.
May 3rd, 2010 ~ I’m New at Being Old – The Feminine Journey of Aging
Lucy Rose Fischer, self-described upside-down artist” and researcher in the aging process,joins us to share what it really feels like to be “new at being old” and about her new picture book for women that offers wit, whimsy and vibrantly fanciful art.
April 26th, 2010 ~ The Keys to Eradicating Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Nola Theiss, Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc.,and Dr. Genelle Grant, teacher and director of The GRACE Project join us to deepen our awareness about human trafficking and to offer us clear action steps for expanding consciousness through local community action and the sharing of resources among communities and organizations.
April 19th, 2010 ~ Women on the Edge of Global Change
Esther Austin, Entrepreneur and Motivator, Author, Journalist, Soul Coach, Psychic, Clairvoyant and Personal Development Workshop Facilitator, joins us in a conversation about empowering women to step outside their comfort zone and box of limitations in order to foster global change.
April 12th, 2010 ~ Aphrodite’s Daughters: Women’s Sexual stories and the Journey of the Soul
Jalaja Bonheim, circle expert, returns to share with us about her book, Aphrodite’s Daughters: Women’s Sexual stories and the Journey of the Soul. Together we will share in a potent conversation the importance of womens sexuality and how it influences our spiritual experience and our role as a leaders.
April 5th, 2010 ~ Are American Women Awake and Conscious, And If Not, Why Not?
Our guest, Andrea Riggs, author of Wake Up, American Women, joins us in a poignant conversation and invites us as the women of the United States, the most blessed women in the world, to stop for a moment, look around with fresh eyes and wake up to what we are unconsciously allowing to happen in the United States.
March 22nd, 2010 ~ The Leadership Journey of Women: Finding Our Way Through Seeming Chaos to Empowerment and Clarity
Jamie Walters, founder of Ivy Sea – Sophialon, creatrix of Ivy Sea Online, and author of several books including Big Vision, Small Business, joins us in a conversation about Conscious Leadership, how to thrive in the cultural shift we are experiencing, and defining the emerging new economy of “intelligent, caring, cutting edge entrepreneurs.”
March 29th, 2010 ~ Women, Evolution, and Astrology
We are in the midst of a global paradigm shift, described by many different sources as the Great Awakening, the Ascension, the end of the Mayan Calendar, and more. Understanding the big picture can help us move through major changes with greater skill, power, and ease. Join professional astrologer and educator Stephanie Austin in this conversation on humanity’s evolution and how women have a special role to play in the birthing of this new paradigm.
March 15th ~ Women Are Rising
Ann Smith and Rhonda Hull catch us up on the past, present and future presence of women in the world as agents and angels of change.
March 8th, 2010 ~ Celebrating International Women’s Day with Marilyn Nybourg
The devaluation of the feminine allows the degradation of the Earth, the abuse of women, their exclusion from influence, and ultimately the decline of all life. Solutions begin by understanding how the imbalance of the masculine and feminine is the root cause of the fundamental issues of our time. Marilyn Nybourg, Co-Founder of Gather the Women Global Matrix and visionary of Women Waking the World joins us to share in this important conversation and to celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
March 1st, 2010 ~ The Power of Circlework
Jalaja (pronounced DJA-la-dja) Bonheim, Ph.D is one of the foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for empowering women and healing individuals and communities. She is the founder and director of the Institute for Circlework and has trained ministers and social workers, psychotherapists and nurses, business leaders and community organizers. She joins us to share about her vision of using Circlework to improve and heal the relationship between people of diverse religious and ethnic groups, and works regularly with Jewish and Arab women in Israel.
February 22nd, 2010 ~ Enslaved in America: A Conversation About Sex Trafficking
Tina Frundt, Executive Director/Founder of Courtney’s House, has been actively involved in raising awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) since 2000. She joins us today to share how her own experiences lead her to be deeply committed to this work. She will enlighten us by sharing in a conversation about the impact and reality of ‘human trafficking’ and her passionate role of leadership.
February 15th, 2010 ~ Inspiring Girls, Transforming the World: A Social Change Movement to Value and Invest in Girls
Jin In joins us in an important conversation about the mission of 4GGL, to provide girls’ leadership development training to trainers, co-creating culturally appropriate programs for girls carried out by their partners. More importantly, TOGETHER, we build local 4GGL networks to foster community change in the attitudes towards girls.
February 8th, 2010 ~ Grandmother to Grandmother
John Ankele and Anne Macksoud, from Old Dog Documentaries are two “old dogs” who are worried about the state of our world and saddened by the suffering we see all around us. They join us to share about their documentary, Grandmother to Grandmother. This film introduces two outstanding projects – one in the Bronx, one in Tanzania. The founders of these projects are finding simple and effective ways to support grandmothers who are raising grandchildren. Children who were “at risk” are now thriving. Grandmothers who felt hopeless are beginning to hope again.
February 1st, 2010 ~ I’m ‘Just a Mom’ – The Legacy of Leadership as a Mother
Two generations of extraordinary ordinary women, Rhonda Hull and her daughter, Dana Stockbridge, explore the meaning of leadership and share about the significance, qualities, and challenges of being a leader in today’s complex world when their greatest calling to action as an agent of change is as ‘just a mom’.
January 25th, 2010 ~ Transforming Leadership with the Seque
On this show, Hamilton Hayes, co-founder of Collective Intelligence Solutions, joins us to talk about transforming leadership with the Segue. Ham has been working on easy-to-learn and use processes for conducting highly effective group conversations, collaboration and transforming leadership. Community groups, government and business are all facing increasing challenges in how they create, communicate and sustain collaborative, creative and coherent efforts. The Segue, developed by Collective Intelligence Solutions co-founders, Hamilton Hayes and Robert Bystrom, is a group communications protocol designed to meet those challenges. Our mission is teaching people how to think together better and utilize the full capability of their combined intelligence.
January 18th, 2010 ~ Trafficking of Women and Children into the Global Sex-Trade Industry
This week we are honored to have as our guest Dr. Anale Heiges. Anele is an Adrian Dominican Sister who currently serves as the President and United Nations Representative for The International Public Policy Institute (IPPI). She is an expert on issues of education of young world leaders, women’s issues and human rights. The human rights focus is specifically in regard to the widespread trafficking of women and children into the global sex-trade industry.
We welcome as our guest Donna Goodman, Founder of Earth Child Institute. She is truly an amazing and action-oriented leader. She joins us in conversation about ‘2.2 Billion: Power of One Child + One Tree’, a campaign organized by ECI in cooperation with Power of One School founding partners: Planet2025 Network and Greener Ethiopia. Programme partners include UNEP, the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), Global Challenge Award and others.
January 4th, 21010 ~ Women’s Leadership, the Power of Interfaith Circles and the Influence of the Divine Feminine
Sande Hart is the Founder and President of SARAH, a women’s interfaith organization dedicated to creating safe and harmonious communities by providing educational programs, community events and by our daily behavior. She joins us to share a conversation about women’s leadership, the power of interfaith circles and the influence of the Divine Feminine.
December 28th, 2009 ~ Daring to Speak, Fuel and Foster Our Dreams
WOMANfesting is an allowing process of calling in your dreams in the good company of others to make a difference. Join Rhonda and Ann as we speak our dreams for the New Year, feed them with meditation, fuel them with faith, and launch them with the knowing that women are essential agents of change.
December 21st, 2009 ~ It’s Time for Women to Put Their Spiritual Values into Financial Practice
Money and spirituality are not mutually exclusive. There is a spiritual dimension to money that can be tapped for your benefit—and for the wider world as well. Rosemary Williams, founder and former executive director of Women’s Perspective, joins us to share an important conversation about women, money, and spirituality.
December 14th, 2009 ~ Using Financial Challenges as a Springboard for Transformation
Money is often not an easy topic for women, and yet if we are to be the agents of change we are called to be at this evolutionary time, we must re-define money, explore new ways of living amidst challenging times, and use the obstacles we face as a springboard for transformation. Dianne Juhl is renowned for her intuitive ability to dig deep into the emotional aspects of money as well as the fears and mental blocks that keep so many women from attaining their financial dreams. She will join us in a conversation about using our relationship with money as a springboard for personal magnificence.
December 7th, 2009 ~ Tapestries of Hope
Betty Makoni is a 34-year-old African woman, a child abuse survivor, activist and founder of the Girl Child Network (GCN) in Zimbabwe, Africa. Michealene Cristini Risley is an American-born Caucasian woman who was also a victim of abuse and is an amazing film maker with an extensive background in film production and development. After their serendipitous meeting, Michealene agreed to join Betty in Zimbabwe to get Betty’s story on film and out to the world. Together they join us to share about their documentary, Tapestries of Hope.
November 30th, 2009 ~ A Conversation About Conscious Leadership
Ann Smith and Rhonda Hull share their own wisdom, experience, and insights in a timely conversation about the meaning and importance of conscious leadership.
November 23rd, 2009 ~ The Leadership Lessons of a Two-Year-Old Bald-Headed Buddha
Alicia Dunham is an incredibly powerful and resilient mom whose leadership role was ignited by the crisis of her son’s healing journey through leukemia and his bone marrow transplant. Join us to hear the wisdom of this ordinary extraordinary women expanded by the unexpected and unimaginable challenges often a part of every day life.
November 16th, 2009 ~ Empowering Young Women to Be Leaders
Judi Woods, founder and Executive Director of a unique mentoring and transitional living program for young women “Aging Out” of foster care in SW Florida called Footsteps to the Future joins us to bring light to the importance of empowering young women and fostering their place in leadership.
November 9th, 2009 ~ The Role of Women as Vessels of Peace
There is a wave of longing building in the world, a growing longing to reclaim the Sacred Feminine as a central aspect of religious and spiritual experience. Join us and our guest, Lynda Terry,Founder of Vessels of Peace, to explore the role of women globally as vessels of peace.
November 2nd, 2009 ~ The Ways Women Lead Conversation Continues
Women lead in so many ways, and the time is now for women to step fully into whatever the form of their leadership and take action with a feminine touch. Jeanie DeRousseau joins us again to further the conversation.
October 26th, 2009 ~ The Ways Women Lead Conversation
Women lead in so many ways, and the time is now for women to step fully into whatever the form of their leadership and take action with a feminine touch. Jeanie DeRousseau joins us for the first of a two part conversation about the Ways Women Lead.
October 19th – Food for Thought About Creating a Sustainable Life
Pauli Halstead , founder of of www.cuisineforwholehealth.com, joins us to share an insightful conversations about her book, Cuisine for Whole Health, and offer food for thought about how to eat more consciously in order to create a meaningful and sustainable life.
October 12th. 2009 – Women Reclaiming Their Treasures
Joining us as our guest is Julie Raymond, sacred activist, “Reclaiming Our Mothers” workshop circle leader and has written a seven book women’s fiction series about restoring the roots of ancestral memory. She believes that reviving the memories of the ancient ones will help women to reclaim treasures veiled in the lost generations of our ancient mothers.
October 5th, 2009 – Imagine the Good
According to Bonnie Kelly, Cheryl Ingram Gould and their partners, Margaret McAllister and Patricia Eder, today’s issues are daunting. People feel helpless. And yet the solutions are there. What we need is hope, connection and action. Together we have the power to co-create a sustainable, healthy, and safe world. Bonnie and (we hope) Cheryl will join us to share in an important conversation about their vision for www.imaginethegood.com, the power of women as evolutionary mentors, and their first project, The Heart To Lead.
September 14, 2009 ~ Women Waking the World
Joining us as our guest is Vikki Hanchin, wholistic psychotherapist, visionary activist, workshop facilitator, speaker, word-smith and bridge-builder, and mother of two sons. Our conversation will focus on the role of women in leadership globally at this transformational time and the importance of awakening and reclaiming the feminine, right-brain aspects of consciousness and life values.
September 7, 2009 ~ Big News about the Little Earth Charter
Our guests are Rosie Emery and JC Little, partners in the Little Earth Charter. Rosie’s passions are brought to life through her work as an international children’s entertainer, singer/songwriter, environmental troubadour and new media producer specializing in teaching children how all of life is interconnected. JC lives her passion as the president, creative director and co-producer of little animation media production company. They join us today to share about how their talents melded in the creation and promotion of Little Earth Charter.
August 31, 2009 ~ 350 for Sustainability
Dianne Rhodes joins us to share about leading the way to sustainabilty and her journey with 350.org, a group of people from around the planet—young and old, scientists and writers and activists—who have one thing in common. They know the most important number on earth: 350. And they know how to use that number to finally get global action on the worst crisis humans have ever faced.
August 24, 2009 ~ The Role of Women as Vessels of Peace
There is a wave of longing building in the world, a growing longing to reclaim the Sacred Feminine as a central aspect of religious and spiritual experience. Join us and our guest, Lynda Terry, Founder of Vessels of Peace, to explore the role of women globally as vessels of peace.
August 17, 2009 ~ Sophia Women’s Leadership Evolution and Exchange
Ann Smith and Rhonda Hull share a conversation about the current evolution of women’s leadership, the importance of accessing and living the wisdom of Sophia, and the creative and collaborative exchanges that are leading us to a positive, prosperous and sustainable future.
July 20h, 2009 ~ Carol Hansen Grey Offers More Simple Healing Tools
Carol Hansen Grey, Co-Founder of Circle Connections and author of Simple Healing Tools On the Path to Personal Empowerment and Inner Peace, joins us again to share more simple healing tools for healing and empowerment, her wisdom and experience, and to explore the many ways of creating positive change in the world.
July 13th ~ Exploring the Spiritual Art of Business Success as a ConsciousPreneur
Andrea Cosrantine stands out in this crowd with her ground breaking views on business and coaching that fosters our path as a ConsciousPreneur. Join in on our conversation with this insightful resource guru who empowers us with a feminine touch to the spiritual art of business success.
July 6th, 2009 ~ Are You Ready to Discover Your Inner Goddess?
So many women are being called by their Inner Goddess to wake up and make changes that support their soul’s desires. The problem is, it’s hard for them to trust their inner voice because for most of their lives, they have been taught to ignore or silence it. Rev. Kim Turcotte, Founder of Diving Connection, joins us to deepen our connection with our Divine Feminine and explore the power that comes when women see their beauty, own their power and live their truth.Are You Ready to Discover Your Inner Goddess?
June 29th, 2009 ~ Empowering Yourself with Goddess
Are you Feeling it? Do you recognize the paradigm shift? Do we seem to be on the brink of change? Be a part of the long awaited paradigm shift to right brain thinking. Dust off your Woman-Speak and Unlock your Powerful Female Tool Kit, Join us and our guest, Karen Tate to Uplift and Empower Yourself with Ideals of the Sacred Feminine.
June 22nd. 2009 ~ Women of Wisdom
Kris Steinnes shares the launch of her wonderful new book, Women of Wisdom: Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women and a conversation about her experience as the founder of Women of Wisdom.
June 15th, 2009 ~ Wondering what to do for your summer vacation?
Donna Roberts and Kandy Love will be our guests to share about their past adventure to Bahia, Brazil, talk about an upcoming adventure in August, and share about the potential for shared leadership by expanding our experiences in different cultures to deepen our global connection.
June 8th, 2009 ~ Wisdom Gained for Uncertain Times
Justine Toms, co-founder and award winning producer of New Dimensions Media/World Broadcasting Network joins us to share in a juicy conversation about her new book, Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World and the wisdom gained by interviewing many of our foremost visionaries
June 1, 2009 ~ The Importance Having the Voice of Youth in Shared Leadership
Leslie Lanes, Millionth Circle Convener colleague and friend, is the executive director of the Rose Circle Mentoring Network, a non-profit organization in southern Oregon training women and men to be mentors for girls and boys. Now in their fourth year, The Rose Circle is sponsoring their sixth mentor training. Youth in 5 cities in Southern Oregon are benefiting from having the Rose Circle mentor circles and one-on-one mentor relationships. Leslie along with two Rose Circle girls will tell us how the program started and why being in a Rose Circle that offers transition experiences for life passages and deepens their experience of their own leadership is so important.
May 25th, 2009 ~ The Power and Potential of Global Shared Leadership and Sophia 2010
Join Circle Connections as we welcome our guest, Linda Stillman. Linda, who has been involved in many diplomatic endeavors, brings her vast experience and joins us to further the conversation about shared leadership. Along with co-creator, Ann Smith, they will share their involvement in Sophia 2010 Woman and Wisdom and their insights about the power and potential of shared leadership in the global movement.
May 18, 2009 – Carol Hansen Gery Offers Simple Healing Tools
Carol Hansen Grey considers herself a visionary catalyst and social activist whose passion is to help people love and empower themselves. She join us to share about her new book, Simple Healing Tools on the Path to Personal Empowerment and Inner Peace, and to offer her insights on Personal Empowerment and Shared Leadership.
May 11, 2009 ~ Women and the Power of Storytelling
Marsh Engle, founder of Amazing Women, joins us for a juicy conversation about women and the power of storytelling. Marsh is an extraordinary, creative, and proactive women. She is the CEO of Envision Network, and leads women and men worldwide to create amazing lives for themselves via entrepreneurial businesses, multi-media platforms, & empowered feminine esteem!
May 4, 2009 ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard, Shared Leadership and Conscious Evolution
Barbara Marx Hubbard will join us in a powerful conversation, sharing her insights about Cosmogenesis, Our New Crises, and Our New Capacities. We will explore the role and purpose of shared leadership and conscious evolution. Evolution, Consciousness, Empowerment, Shared Leadership, Barbara Marx Hubbard
April 27th ~ Empowering the the Girl Child – Furthering the Conversation about Shared Leadership
Joining us to share an uneasy topic will be Betty Makoni, gender activist, advocate for girls rights, and the founder of Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe. Herself a survivor of sexual abuse, she is motivated to to take a bold stand for the rights of the girl child and their empowerment.
April 20th ~ Autism – Furthering the Conversation
One in every 55 boys and one in every 150 kids today are diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum. Is it caused by vaccines, lead and mercury, food allergies, or is it genetic? Do we really know? Join us on a journey of exploring possibilities. Our guest, Debbie Umphrie, mother of an autistic son, will join us to look at the ways our kids with autism and other learning challenges are calling all of us to awaken, take action, trust our intuition, and be our highest and best.
April 13, 1009 ~ The Power of Shared Leadership in Fostering Harmony with the Earth in the 21st Century
Join us in our continuing conversation about shared leadership with Donna Goodman, the Founder of the Earthchild Institute, an international NGO dedicated to supporting governments, the private sector and UN system partners to develop and build local capacity to implement holistic, rights-based inter-sectoral educational solutions as a mechanism for community-based adaptation to climate change, water and environmental sustainability.
April 6, 2009 ~ Interview with Waiting for Autumn author, Scott Blum
In the tradition of spiritual classics such as The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Waiting for Autumn is an enchanting semi-biographical parable that reveals a deep and powerful message. Join us as we learn more from the author and co-founder of Daily Om, Scott Blum.
March 30, 2009 ~ World Café Process as a Tool in Shared Leadership
Continuing the conversation about the role of women in Shared Leadership, Peggy Sebera will be our guest. Peggy is an organizational consultant and is part of a women’s sacred circle called Chakra Circle that brought about the Millionth Circle Initiative. She is active with Ann Smith in applying this tool to Sophia 2010 endeavor. Peggy and Ann will share about recently hosting a World Café process at the UN, focusing on Engaging the Men in Sharing Responsibility in Caregiving, specially with HIV AIDS.
March 23, 2009 ~ The Role of Women in Creating Structures of Shared Leadership
The Rev. Ginny Doctor is a Circle Connections Advisor and long time friend and colleague of Ann Smith co-creating and facilitating circle events, and women’s leadership programs, especially the Indigenous Women’s Pathways programs that she conducts throughout Alaska. Ginny is a Mohawk leader and Episcopal priest, Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff for the Alaska Episcopal Diocese. She will speak from her experience as a Mohawk, a matriarchal tribe and the legacy of the Iroquois Confederacy that became a model for the US government, and her life work in creating structures of shared leadership, where high level officials and grassroots people come together as peers.
March 16, 2009 ~ Red Tents Everywhere!
Our guests will be DeAnna L’am and Anna Yang. DeAnna trains women as Red Moon facilitators, leads Coming Of Age workshops for girls and women, and creates personalized ceremonies to celebrate turning points in women’s lives. Anna Yang is the co-founder and executive director of The Red Web Foundation, whose mission is to create life-long menstrual health through community and education. They will join us to explore the importance of the tradition of the RED TENTS, past, present and future.
March 2, 2009 ~ Pollyanna Power
Join us and our guest, Deborah Koppel Mitchell, Circle Facilitator, Publisher of Spheres Circles Publications, also known as “The Modern Day Pollyanna,” explore “Pollyanna Power” and the importance of us all focusing on a positive attitude and the”Big Picture.”
February 23, 2009 ~ Making Friends with Money
Allergic to money? Want to move from surviving to thriving? Have money but still aren’t happy? Carolyn Anderson, Co-Founder of Global Family and Humming Bird Ranch, and one of our dear Circle of Advisors for Circle Connections will join us for a juicy conversation about how to make friends with money.
February 16, 2009 ~ LightPages and the Journey of Social Networking
Join us and our guest, Jeanie DeRousseau as we share a conversation about the importance of connection, the role of the internet, the value of Social Networking and the journey of LightPages as a ‘connectory’ for people and organizations called to make a difference.
February 9, 2009 ~ Continuing the Conversation of Sophia
Join us and this week’s guest, Sharon Joy, a community organizer in living systems theory, to continue the conversation of Sophia and her wisdom as it relates to the marriage between and the alchemy of the Divine Feminine and Masculine. in true partnership.
February 2, 2009 ~ The Wisdom of Sophia
Women are standing up, speaking out, and stepping into their wisdom and power in order to be the change we want to see in the world. Join Circle Connections and our guest, Rev. Pam Douglas Smith, to explore the meaning and potential of Sophia, Past, Present and Future.
January 26, 2009 ~ It’s Time for Women to Act-In, Act-Up and Act-Out!
Now what? What are women called to do in an ever changing world. On the heels of the Inauguration and the hope that was generated, we no longer can afford to merely talk about what needs to be done to make all the healing change that is called for. Join us to explore 3 key ingredients for being the change we want to see in the world. It’s time for women to link arms in collaboration to Act-In, Act-Up, and Act-Out boldly and together.