Monthly Archives: March 2024

March 25, 2024

Rebekah Simon-Peter: The Encounter and Call With the Miraculous Jewish Jesus (Episode # 469)

Rebekah Simon-Peter is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine.  Her award-winning group coaching program, “Creating a Culture of Renewal® has energized church leaders across the country to reclaim their calling and to grow their ministries.

Educated in Theology and Environmental studies and previously serving as an ordained United Methodist Pastor, Rebekah is uniquely prepared for her current consulting role to grow the Green Church.

The author of many books to include “Forging a New Path: Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World,” “Dream Like Jesus®,” “The Jew Named Jesus,” and “Green Church,” her newest book, due out later this year is an invitation to a transformational journey from discipleship to apostleship where believers co-create miracles with Jesus.

Listen today as Rebekah speaks with Dr. Karen about how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate you the most, the multi-dimensional meaning of the sustainable green church, how to cultivate a miracle-making mindset, Five surprising elements of Jesus-like dreams, her personal testimony about discovering the Jewish Jesus, her journey and lessons from addiction, how to create a culture of renewal, and more.

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March 19, 2024

Judi Sheppard Missett: Founder of Jazzercise Shares Her Leadership Secrets (Episode # 468)

Judi Sheppard Missett, the Founder and Executive Chair of Jazzercise is youthful, beautiful, and a great fitness and business role model. With two billion in sales and more than 8000 franchises around the world she has created a successful empire focused on making bodies and lives better and facilitating others to build their own businesses.

She says, “It’s important to surround yourself with the best people including those who are more talented than you and to watch for signs and signals in your life about where to go next.”

In this episode, Dr. Karen talks about the remarkable life, achievements, and innovations of this great leader. She also shares Judi Sheppard Missett’s 10 Success lessons, her bonus 3 G’s, and more. Live out your passion, change, evolve, and be ingenious, are some of those lessons.

Watch or listen to this episode to uncover all the leadership strategies.

A special thanks to Sandra Yancey of eWomen Network for interviewing Judi Sheppard Missett at a recent eWomen CEO conference.

March 12, 2024

Ame-Lia Tamburrini: Beyond Tolerance and DEI to Create a Culture of Belonging (Episode # 467)

Ame-Lia Tamburrini is the founder and CEO of Hum Consulting based in British Columbia, Canada. She moves organizations and communities beyond diversity, equity, and inclusion into cultures of belonging.

Her clients include non-profits, corporations, those in government and education sectors, and rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. Ame-Lia holds a Master of Science In Epidemiology, a BSc in Kinesiology and she is a certified facilitator of restorative justice, circle dialogue, and trauma-informed practices.

Today she speaks with Dr. Karen about cultures of belonging, self-knowledge and understanding, vulnerability, the value of feminine leadership for all genders, and the lessons she learned from her cancer journey.

Reach Ame-Lia at her website or on LinkedIn or YouTube. E-mail Ame-Lia at

March 5, 2024

Janice Bryant Howroyd: The First African-American Woman Billion Dollar Company Founder (Episode # 466)

According to American Express, Black women start businesses at six times the national average. Black women also hold more advanced degrees than any other group of women. In this episode, Dr. Karen celebrates the life and journey of Janice Bryant Howroyd, a remarkable and inspirational African-American woman who was the first to create and operate a multi-billion-dollar company.

Janice Bryant Howroyd’s parents raised her with the admonition to “Turn challenges into opportunities.” Her lifelong personal motto is “Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally.”

Dr. Karen shares the amazing life and accomplishments of this great innovator, and she summarizes 10 leadership lessons we can all embrace.

Go to to learn more about Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company