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Leading by example with Dr. Martha D Saunders. LF054

Dr. Martha Saunders joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life.

Dr. Martha Saunders is the sixth President of the University of West Florida. In her 30+ years in higher education, she has served in academic and leadership roles at universities in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Mississippi.

Her area of academic expertise is in public relations and crisis communication, for which she has won numerous awards. Dr. Saunders established the UWF Innovation Institute, the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity, University College, Center for Cybersecurity and the Office of Equity, Diversity and International Programming. She oversaw the reorganization of the University’s colleges, and under her guidance, UWF established two new colleges—the Usha Kundu College of Health and the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

Saunders’ vision for UWF is for it to grow beyond its beginnings as a regional comprehensive university and be seen as a leader in innovation and cutting edge academic programs. She plans to build on the University’s strengths and its undergraduate traditions, while creating programs that will attract the faculty and research funding needed to make the leap to the next level.

As an entrepreneurial leader, Saunders is passionate about creating innovative solutions to deal with the dynamic challenges facing higher education. As a change-maker, she drives action behind these solutions to propel higher education into the future.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?

2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?

3. What was valuable about your school experience?

4. Which teachers do you remember and why?

5. Who did you admire when you were young?

6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?

7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?

8. What advice would you give your younger self?

9. What does your future look like?

10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Website

uwf.edu/president

Social Media Information

LinkedIn- in/martha-dunagin-saunders

Twitter – @DrMDSaunders

Facebook – /DrMDSaunders

Resource mentioned

Film – Cool Runnings

To find out more about the Education on Fire Podcast Network please visit

https://www.educationonfire.com/

being UNapologetic with Davide Di Giorgio. LF053

Davide Di Giorgio joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Davide is the number one international best-selling author of “Being UNapologetic”, a keynote and TEDx speaker, Comparanoia™ expert, and a speaking and confidence consultant for influencers and celebrities. He is a writer for The Good Men Project, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, and Success Profiles Magazine. His philanthropic endeavor, Project Being UNapologetic dares to tackle bullying and build confidence and self-esteem while funding dream projects for high school performing arts students.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?

2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?

3. What was valuable about your school experience?

4. Which teachers do you remember and why?

5. Who did you admire when you were young?

6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?

7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?

8. What advice would you give your younger self?

9. What does your future look like?

10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Website

https://beingunapologetic.com/

Social Media Information

https://instagram.com/BeingUNapologetic

http://BeingUNapologeticTV.com

https://facebook.com/DavideSpeaks

https://linkedin.com/in/DavideSpeaks

Resource mentioned

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Shift – Wayne Dyer

Brené Brown

To find out more about the Education on Fire Podcast Network please visit

https://www.educationonfire.com/

LifeSkills created with Barclays. LF052

Kirstie Mackey joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life.

Kirstie Mackey, Head of LifeSkills created with Barclays

What is LifeSkills?

LifeSkills created with Barclays, have one single-minded ambition – to inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future. And that’s what we do. Not just online, but in class and through valuable real-world experiences.

LifeSkills works with teachers, parents and businesses to help young people:

  • Build a job-hunting toolbox
  • Find out how social media can supercharge a CV, get tips for creating strong covering letters and LinkedIn profiles, and practice interview techniques.
  • Identify skills
  • Interactive challenges help identify and develop personal skills – with useful advice on selling these skills to employers.
  • Gain experience
  • Offered by businesses, organised by teachers and driven by young people – by working through LifeSkills online, they’ll unlock valuable work experience.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?

2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?

3. What was valuable about your school experience?

4. Which teachers do you remember and why?

5. Who did you admire when you were young?

6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?

7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?

8. What advice would you give your younger self?

9. What does your future look like?

10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Website

https://barclayslifeskills.com

Resource mentioned

Dead Poets Society – Film

To find out more about the Education on Fire Podcast Network please visit

https://www.educationonfire.com/

Life on the Front Row with Jon Vroman. LF051

Jon Vroman joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Jon helps others be “Moment Makers”. He is married to his gorgeous and free-spirited wife Tatyana and father of two energetic and playful boys, Tiger and Ocean, and live in Austin, Texas.

Jon is the founder of the Front Row Foundation, a charity established in 2005 that creates unforgettable moments for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses. They provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “live life in the front row™” by granting “front row moments” to live events of their recipients dreams.

He’s also the founder of a global network of men at FrontRowDads.com. They believe in being “Family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.”  He’s host of the top-rated Front Row Dads podcasts, where Jon interviews experts and every-day dads from around the world, to extract and understand the rituals, routines and habits that help every man better serve their families and communities.

As the author of #1 bestselling book The Front Row Factor, Jon helps readers “Learn about living life, from those fighting for it.”

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?

2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?

3. What was valuable about your school experience?

4. Which teachers do you remember and why?

5. Who did you admire when you were young?

6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?

7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?

8. What advice would you give your younger self?

9. What does your future look like?

10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Website

www.frontrowfactor.com

www.frontrowdads.com

 

Resource mentioned

Ultramarathon Man – Dean Karnazes

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