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Change Happens Now Podcast: Season 5, Episode 8, Community-First Leadership

Season Five of the Ignite Institute’s Change Happens Now Podcast: Leaders discovering their voice, their sustaining spirituality, and their purposeful change in their work!

Episode #8 Community-First Leadership

Stephenie-Wheeler Smith, co-founder of We Deliver Care

“How much would the world change if our leaders focused on community care first?” That’s what Stephenie Wheeler-Smith’s focus is in her social enterprise, We Deliver Care, which seeks to reimagine public safety in Seattle and widen the circle of human concern. As we sat down with Stephenie to hear more about her leadership approach, we learned it was the community she grew up with that made the largest impact. It’s something she thinks is so crucial to leadership development, and in this episode, she shares ways that young leaders can cultivate a strong community in their lives. She also talks about how she models a radical, but people-oriented depth of the experience that points to a thriving culture in her work and family.  This conversation reaffirms the importance of connection with the people we surround ourselves with and illustrates the gravity and levity in community-centered leadership.

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The Ignite Institute at PSR brings together personal, communal, and spiritual work from wisdom traditions to provide established and emerging leaders with the vision, resilience, and skills to create a world where we can all thrive.  


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