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Jul 22, 2021

“You don’t always know exactly what to expect, but you know that everyone is bringing their best to that moment and so then what is created is something that is reflective of all of those bests coming together."

Jewel Kinch-Thomas and Greg Thomas are the co-founders of the Jazz Leadership Project, which uses...


Jul 8, 2021

“We are the largest incarcerator in the world. That is our response to everything. I think it is the place where we cannot afford to oversimplify anymore.”

Monica Hopkins is the executive director of the ACLU of the District of Columbia, and she came to Not Simple to talk about the US criminal justice system. What...


Jun 10, 2021

“The more complex work that I’ve tried to do is to really dig into those unwanted identities… and say, ‘Well, is it really true that I’m a burden to others?’”

Rachel Simmons, coach and author, stopped by to explore our oversimplified binary of capable/needy and why it's so hard to ask for help.


May 27, 2021

“Even that simplifies the process; it’s just a box and a name on a tree and then you pick up the phone and there’s a voice on the other end of it and it alters the landscape just a hair.”

Tom Draffen is a retired Marine Corps air traffic controller and a coach/consultant. He joined Wendy to discuss the...


May 13, 2021

“What we find is that there are three aspects of life that they are good at nurturing… performance or achievement, personal growth, and well-being.”



Nicolai Tillisch is a colleague at Cultivating Leadership and the co-author of the best-selling book Return On Ambition. Here he introduces us to the seven...