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Good Eye – Susanna Calvert – Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Susanna Calvert is the founder of the Foundation for Family and Community Healing.  Their mission is to “empower us all to create healthy, positive, rewarding relationships woth ourselves, each other, Earth, and the loving force greater than ourselves”.   What started as something Susanna began in 2018 following several tragic life events now reaches internationally helping people “change their behavior, and change their world.”

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Launch of thier Synapse Hub Sept 13

Silent Auction Fundraiser Nov. 18, at the Crossroads Art Center

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Good Eye Podcast – Rick Plautz – Web3

New Good Eye Podcast with Motion Designer, VCU Brandcenter Professor and Meditation Leader Rick Plautz. We talk about Web3 and the decentralization of internet platforms. We also veer into topics such as blockchain, the concept of value, social media’s future and its effect on emotional health, sound bath meditation and more.
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Rick was also a recent guest speaker at a Synapse networking meeting. The insightful conversation and exchange of ideas was incredible.

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Good Eye Podcast – Michael Farley – Proper Walk

Your definition of a “proper walk” is likely very different from Michael Farley’s.

BIO:
Michael Farley is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a retired nonprofit CEO, and an adventurer.  He was the leader of Elk Hill, a human services organization based in Goochland VA, for 21 years.  Michael has also led adventure trips in the United States and Kenya for the past forty years.  Through both a global and local “lens”, he shares those adventures, the lessons learned, and relates how the experiences have helped shaped his own personal and professional values, his leadership beliefs, and his continued purpose in life to do good and have fun.

Michael has returned to Kenya over 30 times.  Since 2002, he has organized and led 13 Proper Walks in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley trekking over 2,000km and raising over $950,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program, which supports 560 orphans and is in the same area where Michael served in the Peace Corps.  He has known three generations of Kenyans and has seen firsthand the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Sahara Africa and the orphans left in its wake.

Michael refers to his Walks as Adventures for a Cause.  And they are real Adventures, complete with wild animal encounters, indigenous tribes, and ornery camels.   Over the years, the Cause has provided thousands of children hope for a much better future.

The Proper Walks have been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine and Newsweek.
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Good Eye Podcast – Andrey Karpov – TrueAgilityRVA, IT4Causes

Andrey Karpov is Director of Operations for IT4Causes.  They provide IT solutions for nonprofit clients.  He also has a burgeoning life coaching business in TrueAgilityRVA.  We get into the weeds and talk about the path that brought him to America from St. Petersburg Russia, early influences, favorite books, wellness practices and his plans to grow TrueAgility across the country.

IT4Causes.org

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Andrey’s must have list:

Additional:

Good Eye Podcast – Tom Dorney – Veteran Outreach

Tom Dorney is a Navy vet who served aboard the USS Enterprise and is the current National Director of Resources and Partnerships for ReGroup Foundation.  His mission is to advocate for Veterans and First Responders effectively and provide them with the programs and resources they need.  Tom also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Adam’s House, a Peer to Peer and Educational support program for grieving children and their families.

From the conversation:
ReGroup Foundation
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Smokin and Jokin Podcast
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SUCCESS… Your WHY Powers Your How with Richard Kaufman
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Convene Collab
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VetUnite.org – Mentoring for Veterans
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Mission22
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Good Eye Podcast – Jennifer Kell and Heather Pate – Robin’s Hope

Robin’s Hope is a Trauma Recovery Center where people healing from emotional trauma can find support, activities, and group discussions focused on developing resilience skills.  Jennifer Kell is a licensed clinical social worker and Heather Pate brings expertise through lived experience.

The discussion moves through past experience, inspiration of the name Robin’s Hope and even significance of the no drama trauma llama, the official mascot of Robin’s Hope.

This is a joint episode between The Good Eye Podcast and the Synapse Hubcast.   Find out more about the Synapse Network of businesses and nonprofit neighbors via their website below.

Robin’s Hope
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Good Eye Podcast – Elizabeth Tollis – Business Coach, Podcaster

Elizabeth Tollis is a business coach, entrepreneur and podcaster.  As a business coach she helps entrepreneurs build the mission-based business of their dreams.   On her podcast “Full Focus Entrepreneur” she talks to other entrepreneurs and mission-minded people about what makes them go.  Some of the topics in this episode include guesting on podcasts as a means of promotion and networking, simplifying business for entrepreneurs, confidence – what it looks like and how to find it, unique challenges and opportunities faced by women in the world of entrepreneurism, starting a business during a pandemic, ratios of marketing to execution especially when starting out, purpose, broadness versus niche in small business, taking strategic risks and more.

www.elizabethtollis.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/full-focus-entrepreneur/id1509743918

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Podcast Speaks!! April 29, 30 with Jane M Powers

 

PodcastSpeaks is almost here.  I can’t wait for this exciting 2-day event with the amazing Jane M Powers.

I met Jane last year at a Synapse meeting.  Our meeting was one of the serendipitous benefits to a new business culture full of online Zoom video meetings.  I know, I felt Zoom fatigue as much as anyone.  But after it had settled in, I started to wonder how we’d go back to the old normal.  I was meeting people from all over the world every week!

When Jane and I got together we found we not only had a lot of interests in common (the outdoors, mountain biking, an insatiable desire to constantly learn, low tolerance for b.s.), but that we possessed skill sets that complimented each other.  She was great a turning skills into money by jumping all-in and getting to the heart of people’s passions, and I was good at NONE of that.  Well, truth be told, my background in audio and recording, radio, creative services in the ad world, and the aforementioned insatiable desire to constantly learn fueled my interest in podcasts and podcasting.  I truly believe that podcasts are one of the greatest messaging, branding, self-discovery and lead generation tools available to businesses and non-profits.  And Jane agreed.  So we came together to offer PODCAST SPEAKS.

PodcastSpeaks is an online, virtual event being held April 29 and 30 to teach businesses how they can use podcasts to speak (literally!) directly to customers, potential customers, contemporaries, collaborators, sponsors and networkers.

If you’re a small business person, entrepreneur or anyone who wants to control the narrative surrounding their business, ask yourself a few questions:

Do you have a story, mission, movement, or message?

Are you passionate about growing a profitable business?

Would you like to effectively engage and connect with audiences?

Do you want to easily create lasting content?

Do you want to confidently convert 5 or 6-figures from every stage?

Do you want to successfully generate a stream of leads?

The answers are obvious.  Click here to make a fully refundable deposit to hold your space and attend this free event.

To hear more about the event, listen to this episode of The Good Eye Podcast with Jane as my guest.

Good Eye Podcast Ep56 – James Burk – The Mars Society

James Burk is a the IT Director for and a member of The Mars Society.

The website states: “The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.”

We talk about a number of Mars and space-related subjects including:
-recent launches by and goals of Space X and other space travel and space tourism companies.
-Dr. Rubert Zubrin‘s book “The Case For Mars”
-some of the various goals and plans for getting to Mars, setting up infrastructure for human inhabitance and the possibility of terra-forming Mars and making it conducive to human survival in conditions similar to Earth.
-the effect the movie “The Martian” had on The Mars Society’s efforts and public opinion.
-how far in the future we should be looking to expect regular travel to Mars from Earth

The Mars Society

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