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Changing Minds and Changing Lives

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Episode 20

Amanda Burris

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcome Disability Solutions' own Director of Sales, Amanda Burris. Amanda discusses her role as a leader with a mental health disability, mental heath in the workplace, and how she breaks down barriers, reduces stigmas, and creates outcomes, advocating for people with disabilities.

Episode 19

Alycia Anderson

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Alycia Anderson. Alycia is the Founder and CEO of the Alycia Anderson Company, LLC, International TEDx Speaker, Inclusion Champion, Disability Advocate, DEI and Accessibility Changemaker, and a Believer in Possible. She joins us to discuss her life and business ventures and how she's navigated through all of it.

Episode 18

Aunia Kahn

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Aunia Kahn. Aunia is an artist, author, entrepreneur, instructor and inspirational speaker. She shares some of how she got where she is, and talks about her businesses, Rise Visible, and Create for Healing.

Episode 17

Monica Wiley

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Monica Wiley. Monica is on the Board of Directors at The United Spinal Association, and is a Strategic Leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Disability Advocacy. She shares her story along with dispelling some myth's and stigma's around the ADA, and explains reasonable accommodations.

Episode 16

Ryan Niemiller

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes guest Ryan Niemiller. Ryan is a stand up comedian, and placed third on America's Got Talent. He discusses his life growing up with a disability and how humor ultimately lead him to his current profession.

Episode 15

Paula Morgan

Disability Solutions talks with Paula Morgan, Allsup's Quality Assurance Analyst and Forbes contributor to discuss Allsup's Employment Program, Ticket to Work and tips for both employers and job-seekers.

Episode 14

Mindy Henderson

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Mindy Henderson. Mindy is a motivational speaker, author, ability advocate, editor in chief of Quest Magazine, and podcast host. She stops by to share her story and discuss her new book, The Truth About Things That Suck(and how to make them suck less).

Episode 13

Steven James Tingus

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes National Diversity, Equity, Disability Inclusion Expert and actor, Steven Jame Tingus about how the disability community must come together to improve disability inclusion in employment, and Hollywood.

Episode 12

Aaron Burnell

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Aaron Burnell of the Amputee Coalition to learn more about the resources provided for both individuals and employers.

Episode 11

Andrew Komarow

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Planning Across the Spectrum founder Andrew Komarow to discuss the power of focusing on the positivity of this movement and month vs. creating a divide over differences.

Episode 10

Shawn Satterfield

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes the founder of Mozaro, and Shine Music, Shawn Satterfield to discuss her work building an inclusive world.

Episode 9

Dave Kearon

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Autism Speaks’ Director, Adult Services Dave Kearon to discuss their work program, dispel some stigmas around the Autistic community and ways to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April.

Episode 8

Catie Cambridge

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Catie Cambridge to discuss her very public announcement of her disability, the great work Notarize does and advice for others thinking about identifying as a person with a disability.

Episode 7

Mark DeMontis

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Disability Solutions’ welcomes Mark DeMontis from Disability Solutions Canada and founder of Canadian Blind Hockey Association.

Episode 6

Rob Arndt

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes BufferSprings' CEO + Founder and veteran Rob Arndt to discuss what employers are doing wrong in recruiting veterans and offers some tips for success..

Episode 5

Oksana Masters

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes American Paralympian Oksana Masters as she prepares for the 2022 Winter Paralympics. Oksana discusses how she became a Paralympian, mental health, her charity work and shares some encouragement for athletes with disabilities.

Episode 4

Kristy Russell

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Kristy Russell, Manager, Adult and Youth Employment Services with Indiana's Bosma Enterprises for Low Vision Awareness Month. Kristy discusses the proper terms for those Bosma serves, dispels some fears & stigmas she's heard from employers and talks about some success stories.

Episode 3

Keith Meadows

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Disability Solutions’ own Hiring & Engagement, Keith Meadows, as he shares tips and best practices for both jobseekers with disabilities and employers looking to kickstart their disability inclusion programs.

Episode 2

Jonathan Kaufman

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes President of J Kaufman Consulting and Forbes contributor Jonathan Kaufman to discuss the role and impact of both people with disabilities and employers on the future of employment.

Episode 1

Julie Sowash

Changing Minds and Changing Lives welcomes Disability Solutions’ own Executive Director Julie Sowash to discuss her role as a leader with a disability, mental health in the workplace and the work our parent company is doing for diversity, equity and inclusion.