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Heel Talks

55 EpisodesProduced by Heel Talks Website

The Office of Student Life and Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill presents to you a podcast dedicated to bringing conversations from cross-campus students, staff and faculty on their lives, their organizations, their work, and their experiences in leadership.

55 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Conversation with Anaia on LDOC

May 5th, 2021

30:14

For the whole month of April we have been sitting with seniors from the Class of 2021 about their experiences over the last four years. Join us as we …

Senior Spotlight: Bryan

April 21st, 2021

31:35

For the whole month of April we are sitting with seniors from the Class of 2021 about their experiences over the last four years. Join us as we speak …

Leadership Spotlight with Dr. Ayana Johnson

April 7th, 2021

52:41

As we close out women’s history month, join us for a conversation with world renowned marine biologist and policy expert, Dr. Ayana Johnson. She will …

Leadership Spotlight with Rachel Tates

March 24th, 2021

22:25

Rachel’s journey within diversity and inclusion initiatives began during her time as an undergrad at UNC. Join us as we talk with her about the what …

Women in Leadership: Sarah Bradley and Kira Griffith

March 17th, 2021

48:42

Being a women in leadership can be difficult. Women have to work harder to overcome the stereotypes that have been created about their ability to …

Leadership Spotlight: Claudia Dickey

March 10th, 2021

25:20

Each individual has a factors that impact their identity and style of leadership. Soccer was this influential factor for Claudia Dickey. Join us as we talk with her about the growth she has seen and the lessons she has …

Women in Sports: Women's History Month Feature

March 3rd, 2021

28:45

As we start women's history month, HeelTalks wants to recognize women on campus who are making a difference. Join us as we talk with two female student athletes about their experiences and the way in which sports have …

Leading By Example: Danielle Caster

February 24th, 2021

21:02

Leadership is a constant learning process that becomes more refined as we gain more experiences. Join me as I chat with graduate student Danielle Caster about her journey through her graduate program, the lessons she …

Leading By Example: DJ Hamilton

February 17th, 2021

29:20

Identities are ones individual characteristics that are unique to who we are as individuals. Often times, we have different identities based on the environment we find ourselves in. Join me as I talk with DJ Hamilton …

Leading By Example: Brady Creef

February 10th, 2021

27:01

As student leaders, reflection is key to continued progress and evolution. Join me as I talk with Brady Creef about the changes and growth he’s seen …

Leadership Spotlight with Danielle Caster

February 8th, 2021

21:07

Master of Public Health candidate Danielle Caster joins us today to talk about how she has grown as a leader in her professional life and academic life! 

Leadership Spotlight featuring Courtney Witherspoon

November 2nd, 2020

27:10

The transfer experience is one that we may not hear about often, but it is still very worthwhile. Join me as I chat with transfer student Courtney …

Civic Engagement Chat: Election Organizing with Liam Hysjulien

October 30th, 2020

23:26

Liam Hysjulien, the NC State Director for the Campus Election Engagement Project, where he has been working to get college students out to vote. Liam …

Student Organization Spotlight: Phi Sigma Pi

October 28th, 2020

16:00

Join me and Francisco Cantu, the President of Phi Sigma Pi, a gender inclusive national honor fraternity, as we discuss leadership within the organization! 

Leadership and Social Media

October 26th, 2020

28:08

Social media has opened many doors for connectivity, but also posed many challenges. Join myself as I speak with two campus influencers about what their social media presence has taught them about leadership.

Civic Engagement Chat: Getting Involved in Service at UNC

October 23rd, 2020

14:32

Francie Sentilles, President of APPLES Service-Learning, joins Heel Talks to talk about how the organization helped her get more involved in the …

Student Organization Spotlight: UNC's Women's Field Hockey Team

October 21st, 2020

19:16

Join us as we talk about what leadership looks like on and off the field with UNC's Women's Field Hockey Goalie Megan Ragusa! Look out for #88 on Friday, October 30th at 4:30pm on the ACC Network as Ragusa and her …

Leadership Spotlight featuring Sarah Levine

October 19th, 2020

21:25

Join me as I chat with Sarah Levine about self-awareness and her journey of developing her own self-awareness as a leader.

Civic Engagement: Mobilizing Voters at UNC

October 16th, 2020

18:49

 Nicholas Batman, Director of the Institute of Politics' Civic Engagement Action Coalition joins HeelTalks to talk about their efforts to get Tar …

Student Organization Spotlight: Carolina Veterans Organization

October 14th, 2020

19:25

Today's podcast features Collin O'Donnell, President of the Carolina Veterans Organization! Listen in as we discuss leadership from a unique …

Leading By Example: Jared Ward

October 12th, 2020

19:26

Leadership is never one track. It is a process that evolves as a person grows and gains new experiences. Join me and Jared Ward as we dive into his …

Civic Engagement Chat: Serving Your Home Community

October 9th, 2020

23:47

What does it look like to serve your home community after graduation?  Dante Pittman '18 shares his story of returning to Wilson, NC to serve the City of Wilson while also staying ready to serve our  state in the …

Student Organization Spotlight: Campus Y

October 7th, 2020

20:43

Today's podcast features Veda Patil, Co-President of Campus Y!  Today's discussion is centered around leadership and activism! 

Leadership Spotlight featuring Darian Abernathy

October 5th, 2020

19:12

Join me as I chat with Darian Abernathy about her role as the Director of the Carolina Union Board of Directors, and the ways in which the Union is …

Civic Engagement Judicial & Council Of State Elections

October 2nd, 2020

34:02

North Carolina has one of the longest ballots in the country.  Have you thought how you will vote in Judicial and Council of State elections? …

Student Organization Spotlight: The Graduate and Professional Student Federation

September 30th, 2020

22:33

Today's podcast features Ryan Collins, the President of The Graduate and Professional Student Federation! Learn more about what it is like to be a …

Leadership Spotlight featuring Dr. Shauna Harris

September 28th, 2020

20:57

Join us for an episode with Dr. Shauna Harris, the Assistant Dean of Students Affairs for the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill, as she shares …

Civic Engagement Chat: Protecting Access to the Ballot

September 25th, 2020

29:13

Protecting citizens' ability to vote is as important as ever in this election cycle.  Allison Riggs joins us to talk about types of voter suppression that she and her team at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice …

Student Organization Spotlight: UNC's Women's Soccer Team

September 23rd, 2020

6:02

Join us as we talk about what leadership looks like on and off the field with UNC's Women's Soccer Team member Isabel Cox! Look out for #13 this Sunday, September 27th at 3:30pm on the ACC Network as Cox and her …

Leadership and Activism

September 21st, 2020

27:55

Join us for a conversation on advocacy, activism, and the importance of raising your voice with Collyn Smith and Lamar Richards! 

Civic Engagement Chat: Election Data with Dr. J. Michael Bitzer

September 18th, 2020

23:24

Join us as we discuss data and the upcoming election with Dr. Bitzer from Catawba College! 

Student Organization Spotlight: College Republicans

September 16th, 2020

5:58

Join us as we discuss leadership with UNC Chapel Hill's College Republicans President Eli Grossman!

Leadership Spotlight featuring Dr. Sibby Anderson Thompkins

September 14th, 2020

20:29

Join us on this episode as we get to know Dr. Sibby Anderson Thompkins, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and her leadership journey.

Civic Engagement Chat: Social Entrepreneurship with Monroe Clayton

September 11th, 2020

28:06

Listen and learn about social entrepreneurship with Monroe Clayton as he discusses his clothing company My Vote Matters Merchandising (MVM). MVM was created to inspire civic engagement and voter efficacy across a modern …

Student Organization Spotlight: Young Democrats

September 9th, 2020

21:05

Join us as we discuss leadership with UNC Chapel Hill's Young Democrats President Rupi Jain! 

Leadership Spotlight featuring Dr. Amy Johnson

September 7th, 2020

16:21

Join us on this episode as we get to know Dr. Amy Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and her transition to UNC and her leadership journey.

Civic Engagement Chat: Voting in Orange County

September 4th, 2020

31:04

Tar Heels, do you have questions about voting?  Rachel Raper, Orange County Director of Elections, joins Heel Talks to cover registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and important dates to keep in mind this …

Student Organization Spotlight: Alpha Epsilon Delta

September 2nd, 2020

16:52

Join us as we discuss leadership with Caroline Le, UNC Chapel Hill's chapter president of the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society. 

Leadership Spotlight: A Novel Idea

July 14th, 2020

14:07

On this episode of Heel Talks, we spotlight one of our many student organizations, "A Novel Idea". The purpose of A Novel Idea is to encourage reading for fun in order to instill a lifelong love of reading across the …

Ethics & Leadership

June 23rd, 2020

26:11

A big part of being a leader is having the ability to make the right calls in difficult situations. While this seems very intuitive,  the decisions …

Leading By Example: Stuck in the Middle

June 9th, 2020

20:24

The "Leading By Example" series within Heel Talks asks leaders to share a personal story in their own leadership journey and connect it back to who they are today. The stories range from memories of childhood, to …

Leadership & Service

June 3rd, 2020

22:00

When we think about leadership, we often think about the giving of our time and energy to people and causes that we are deeply passionate about. …

Leadership in Crisis

May 26th, 2020

26:10

On this episode of Heel Talks, we discuss the importance of strong leadership during times of crisis with members of Carolina Housing. Whether it be …

Leading By Example: "Direct...but with respect"

May 19th, 2020

24:29

The "Leading By Example" series within Heel Talks asks leaders to share a personal story in their own leadership journey and connect it back to who they are today. The stories range from memories of childhood, to …

Leading By Example: "Tony's Little Work Out"

May 12th, 2020

20:09

The "Leading By Example" series within Heel Talks asks leaders to share a personal story in their own leadership journey and connect it back to who they are today. The stories range from memories of childhood, to …

Leadership For a Better World: EDUC309 Reflection

May 5th, 2020

22:15

Throughout the year, the Office of Student Life and Leadership hosts a multitude of classes geared towards leadership development. One of those …

Leadership Spotlight: Rebecca Menard

April 28th, 2020

20:03

This "Leadership Spotlight" features The Office of Student Life and Leadership's very own Student Leadership Coordinator, Rebecca (Becca) Menard! In this episode Anthony and Becca take a look back at their four years at …

Leadershape 2020 Recap

April 21st, 2020

23:23

From March 6th-March 12th, students from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University came together for a week of …

Leadership Spotlight: Alejandro Rodriguez

April 14th, 2020

23:14

This episode of Heel Talks brings you another Leadership Spotlight, featuring the Associate Artistic Director for Playmakers Theater at UNC-Chapel Hill. Alejandro Rodriguez. Tune in to hear about how his time in Miami, …

Women in Leadership

April 7th, 2020

24:23

What is it like being a woman in leadership? Throughout history, women have been forerunners in leadership, but with growth comes growing pains. This podcast is dedicated to talking more about the obstacles women have …

Leadership Spotlight: Dway Stover

March 31st, 2020

17:04

Heel Talks presents our 1st Leadership Spotlight! These  one-on-one interviews aim to highlight a student, staff, or faculty member on campus and the …

Myths of Leadership

February 27th, 2020

21:36

The term "Leader" can come with a lot of preconceived notions about what it means and what it all entails. With all of these different understandings …

Leadership & Employability

February 26th, 2020

22:11

One of the most tangible ways that leadership shows up in our daily lives is when we think about employment. Whether you are student in the internship/job search or you are employed, reflecting and demonstrating …

Defining Leadership

February 26th, 2020

24:24

If someone asked you, "are you a leader?" what would you say? Often times, it can be difficult to pinpoint a definition of leadership because there …

Leadership & Self Care

February 26th, 2020

22:44

Often times as leaders, we are constantly putting our work, our teams, our emails, etc., ahead of ourselves. While the results can be rewarding, this …

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