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The Someone To Tell It To Podcast

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We started Someone To Tell It To in 2012, and all along, our philosophy has been to listen. Because our mission is to "cultivate meaningful connections through compassionate listening and train others to do the same," we thought it might be best to highlight both aspects—listening and training—in a … read more

53 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

16: Trust: An essential ingredient to building great relationships

June 8th, 2021

Back in June 2019, in our first season of the Someone To Tell It To Podcast, we interviewed best-selling author and leadership expert Jon Gordon.  In our conversation, we talked about trust, how it is one of the …

15: Their Lives are a Testament

May 25th, 2021


On the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we feature a compilation of podcast conversations we have had over the past year or so with black Americans, as they talk about their experiences as minorities in the …

14: Living Authentically

May 12th, 2021

Living authentically matters to Paul Colaianni.  A lot.  He says taking the risk to be who we really are can ultimately be a very good thing.  He …

13: Cultivate an Engaged, Inspired, Productive, and Profitable Team Culture

April 28th, 2021

With over twenty years of experience developing and delivering curricula, Kelly Waltman has a passion for helping individuals learn and grow.  In …

12: Moving Outside Our Comfort Zones

April 13th, 2021

Anthony Johnson has a passion for helping others. Based on his military experience, parenting two children, coaching, as well as his many life experiences, he helps others overcome their challenges by facing fears, …

11: An Asset to be Valued

March 30th, 2021

Today, we have a dialogue about how every voice can be heard, every voice can be expressed, with Max Masure (they/them).  Max is an Ethical UX (User Experience) Researcher,  DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) …

10: The Best Way to Understand People

March 17th, 2021

The International Listening Association was established in 1979 with a mission to advance the practice, teaching, and research of listening throughout the world.  The ILA’s vision is to be the international leader of …

9: Human Beings First

March 2nd, 2021

His gentle and calming manner is exactly what we need in this turbulent and unsettled time.  Dr. Krishna Naineni, a member of the Royal College of …

8: The Components of Healthy Friendships

February 16th, 2021

Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships.  Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they …

7: "It Is What It Is"

February 2nd, 2021


Rishita Jones, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a belief that if we learn to accept the things we can’t ultimately control - and that means just about …

6: The Necessity of Belonging

January 20th, 2021


Sarah Judd Welch believes that “belonging is more necessary now than ever”. She points to our current culture moment - with its significant …

5: Listening Changes Us

January 5th, 2021


“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person”, says Corine Jansen, of The Netherlands.  What a unique and invaluable gift we are presented when we listen and are listened to by others!  In listening we …

4: I Listen, Therefore You Are

December 15th, 2020


Marc Wong of Hong Kong and New York City, first learned about listening when he volunteered at a telephone crisis center more than 20 years ago.  …

3: Connecting With Our Essence

December 1st, 2020


Victor Pierau, who is from Hilversum, North Holland, the Netherlands, is fascinated by human interaction and has studied the science of listening.  …

2: The Costs of Not Listening

November 17th, 2020


Oscar Trimboli is an author, speaker, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to …

1: The Reunited States

November 3rd, 2020


On this historic Election Day, and as we begin the third season of "The Someone To Tell It To Podcast", we explore what brings us HOPE in turbulent …

19: Magical Connections

September 15th, 2020


Adam Lippin believes there’s a "transcendence that comes from being truly heard, seen, and validated by another human being".  We believe it too.  …

18: In the Arena

September 1st, 2020


Lindsay Drew, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, has been profoundly influenced by the loss of her youngest sister. It has inspired her to step into the arena as a creator of a business, a local public servant, and a candidate …

17: Looking Beyond Our Own Worldviews

August 18th, 2020


Jamia Wilson is a writer, speaker, storyteller, and a leading voice for issues affecting women and persons of color.  Our conversation with her …

16: Addressing Loneliness In A Time of Social Distancing

August 4th, 2020


Kasley Killam is a social scientist by training, a strategist by practice, and a community connector at heart.  She has written: "With increasing …

15: Let Us Not Be Silent about the Things that Matter

July 21st, 2020


“If you model taking a position that promotes empathy, analysis, courage in confronting attacks on other people or things that harm other people, …

14: To Truly Listen is a Gift

July 7th, 2020


We reach out all the way to London, England to have a conversation with Jane Adshead-Grant, who believes  in abundance and sharing,  in creating opportunities for everyone, in gratitude, and that everyone and everything …

13: "Uncertainty can produce beauty, too"

June 23rd, 2020


Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.  Eric talks with us about being homeless, living in a van, …

12: Loving Children Well

June 10th, 2020


Dr. Lark Eshleman loves children.  She wants them to feel safe.  She wants them to feel heard.  She wants them to feel loved.  She has spent her career caring about and loving children, helping them to be emotionally …

11: His History Isn't History

May 27th, 2020

“People have scars. In all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret roadmaps of their personal histories. Diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of …

10: I Did What I Had to Do

April 22nd, 2020

Today's podcast features a very special friend of ours - Krista Jakubik.  We've listened to and supported Krista for more than six years, through the aftermath of pancreatic cancer, and encouraged her as she sought to …

9: Kindness has not been cancelled. Positivity has not been cancelled. Hope has not been cancelled.

April 9th, 2020

During crisis, we can get so hyper-focused that we forget about showing each other that we CARE about each other.  
In this episode, Renee Thompson, a …

8: Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss (Part II)

March 25th, 2020


“Few things could be more important than learning how to live with our sorrow and to support others who are bereaved.  One thing is certain: grief is …

7: Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss

March 11th, 2020


“Few things could be more important than learning how to live with our sorrow and to support others who are bereaved.  One thing is certain: grief is …

6: “The secret to winning at life is one good choice at a time.”

February 4th, 2020


As CEO of Ziglar, Inc., Tom Ziglar shares not only a last name with his father, Zig Ziglar, but he also carries on his philosophy, which is simply, You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough …

5: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'

January 20th, 2020


Amber Sessoms is doing a great deal for others.  The statistics are staggering, 1 in 5 young people suffer from a mental illness, that’s 20 percent …

4: Leadership Begins with Listening

January 7th, 2020

As the founder of Listening Alchemy, Raquel Ark's work is devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that help you develop listening capacities …

3: The Communication Gym: Exercising Our Communication Skills

December 17th, 2019


Dale Fallon has been designing, building and facilitating learning environments for over 20 years.  He began his career as a professional business coach working with small and mid-sized companies around the country.  He …

2: The #MeToo Movement and it’s Ripple Effects

December 3rd, 2019


After the keynote speaker at Someone To Tell It To’s 2018 Annual Gathering spoke of her painful experiences of sexual abuse as a teenager, Louis …

1: "Let me tell you a story"

November 19th, 2019


He may be in the middle of his ninth decade, but his messages, especially his stories, are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.  Named by Christianity Today as one of the 25 most influential preachers of the …

'Lost Boy' finds a better life in America

November 5th, 2019


Thomas Chan escaped from Sudan, as a young boy during his country's long and brutal civil war.  Over the next decade he survived extreme hunger and …

The Unlonely Planet: How healthy congregations can change the world

October 1st, 2019


I’m 25 years old. I’m often afraid for people to know that. You won’t find my age anywhere on the internet, and I’ve kept it hidden on purpose. Why? …

Bridging Divides by Withholding Judgement

September 11th, 2019


Listen First Project believes in the power of starting new conversations that move 'us vs. them' toward 'me and you’ to turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division. Listen First Project creates opportunities …

Choosing to Live for Love

August 13th, 2019


There are a lot of things we can live for in the, for superiority, for wealth, for fame, for attention, for success, for prestige...but there is also another, better, way to live.

What is Essential in Caring for Children?

July 23rd, 2019


Junlei Li, a senior lecturer in early childhood education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Co-Director of the Fred Rogers …

Mary's Place by the Sea--a Safe Haven and a Respite for Women who are Living with Cancer

July 9th, 2019


Mary’s Place by the Sea, along the Atlantic Ocean, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  Mary’s Place provides services that …

Trust: One of the Essential Ingredients to Building Great Relationships

June 25th, 2019


In this episode leadership expert Jon Gordon discusses how trust is one of the essential ingredients to build a great relationship, winning team and …

Watch Out World, Here She Comes!

June 4th, 2019

She recently received the “Woman of the Year Award” from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of University Women, for her work for on youth development programs. 
Our guest today is Sharice …

Leaders Can Be Less Lonely

May 8th, 2019


Leadership can be a lonely business.  In this episode, leadership expert Ken Blanchard talks about how leaders can be less lonely as well as the make-up of a servant leader.  

HOPE International: Investing in Dreams of Families

April 23rd, 2019


"In its simplest form, Mission True organizations know why they exist and protect their core at all costs. They remain faithful to what they believe …

Resisting The Urge To Rescue ‘Someone’

April 10th, 2019


In this our first International episode, we discuss resisting the urge to rescue others with Tamsin Hartley, from Beverly, England, creator of The Listening Space ( In The …

One Veteran's Story: Reaching beyond the myth and nostalgia of World War II

March 26th, 2019

As much as we may have liked to ignore the effects of that war on soldiers, the signs could not be dismissed and, decades later, the hidden anguish …

Empathy: "to climb into someone's skin and walk around in it"

March 13th, 2019


In this program, STTIT co-founders interview Michael Verde, an award-winning teacher, documentarian, and the founder of Memory Bridge. Memory Bridge …

The Ache for Home

February 27th, 2019


In this episode, guest Wm Paul Young, bestselling author of "The Shack", "Crossroads", and "Eve" talks about secrets, truth-telling, and freedom.

The Ache for Home

February 27th, 2019


In this episode, guest Wm Paul Young, bestselling author of "The Shack", "Crossroads", and ""Eve" talks about secrets, truth-telling, and freedom.

"You are going to need to tell this story much longer than anyone is going to want to listen"

February 12th, 2019

We’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to call the people we listen to. Are they clients? Friends? Storytellers?Nothing quite fit. We wanted a name that represented the type of relationship we try to build …

A Free Listening Movement

January 29th, 2019


In 2012, our guest, Benjamin Mathes created Urban Confessional: a Free Listening Movement.  Since then, the movement has grown to over 80 countries …

Anything Mentionable Is Managable

January 22nd, 2019

To get us started, we decided to highlight STTIT’s First Annual Gathering speaker, our dear friend, author, and speaker, Tim Madigan. You can learn …
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