Guests & Friends
Learn more about each of the voices you have heard on the podcast and some you haven't!
Each of these people has helped to make Stories Lived. Stories Told. a welcoming place for us and our stories. They do a lot of other cool things and you can get connected to them here.
Guest (Ep. 2)
Robbie is a writer, educator, and storyteller. He is a co-founder of Brave the cycle, which is an educational consultant, teaching individuals and businesses to cultivate belonging.
Guest (Ep. 5) & CMMI Steward
Dr. barbara Mckay
Barbara is a systemic psychotherapist, supervisor, and teacher. She has served on the Board of trustees for the Association for Family Therapy. Barbara works with social work leaders to enhance their systemic and communication abilities.
Rev. Sara hayden
Sara is the host of New way, the 1001 new worshipping communities podcast, which explores the connections between people, their communities and the ways that context shapes faith.
Guest (Ep. 22) & CMMI Fellow
alex Jagiello is a recent graduate of the Columbia university teachers college. She is the founder of the art exchange and a program coordinator for the harlem children's zone. She is passionate about pursuing meaningful, intelligent, and loving connections.
Guest (Ep. 25)
Miriam is a former psychotherapist, peace corps volunteer, and current "climate action warrior." She walked the Great March for Climate Action, visited standing rock 3 times, has been arrested 4 times, and is a member of 100Grannies for a Livable Future.
Dr. Aline Mugisho
Aline is the Executive Manager of the Innovative Youth in Agriculture Project at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). She is an advocate and activist for women, youth, and those displaced from their homes.
Stephanie is a gifted educator, Differentiation coach, and the 2021 Tennessee teacher of the year. She shares resources, ideas, and advice with fellow educators on Instagram and
Madison is the executive director of morning light inc., the author of dear mirror (a collection of poetry), and a public speaker and storyteller. Morning Light Inc. is a nonprofit in Indiana that provides end-of-life care to those in hospice at the abbie hunt bryce home.
dr. michelle colpean
Dr. Michelle Colpean is a professor, parent, and griever living in Cincinnati, OH. When she’s not teaching communication classes, she is probably playing with her daughter, working on a memorial project for her son Sami, or crafting grief charms for her Etsy shop.
Dr. Paul Porter
Dr. Paul Porter is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Paul has worked on the development of inclusivity programs and initiatives, diversity strategic plans and program assessments.
guest (Ep. 44 & 45)
dr. Chris Wells
Dr. Chris Wells is a writer, social worker, and founder of the Dabrowski Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD). She's also the co-host of the Positive Disintegration Podcast.
guest (Ep. 44 & 45)
Emma nicholson is the co-host of the Positive Disintegration Podcast, and creates content for people learning about the Theory of Positive Disintegration for her website Tragic Gift, and YouTube channel, Adults With Overexcitabilities.
Jennifer Arvin Furlong is a communication/ media specialist, former communication professor, author, a TEDx speaker and coach, and host of the Communication TwentyFourSeven Podcast.
guest (Ep. 49) & CMMI Steward
sergej van middendorp
Sergej is an action researcher who wonders how we make healthy systems. he co-creates open standards and open source software to help foster collaboration and knowledge sharing in the fragmented Dutch Healthcare System.
guest (Ep. 50 & 51 & 52)
karen a. foss
Karen is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of communication at the University of New
Mexico. Her work expands the boundaries of communication to incorporate and legitimatize
feminist perspectives. She is the author of a number of books on feminism and other topics.
Marit Eikaas Haavimb, (CQSW, Cand.Mag., MABPSS)
Marit is a partly retired social worker, educator, and a lifelong learner. She is a co-developer of CosmoKidz. She has written books and chapters on self-development and communication.