Reflection on Change Podcast

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Episode 4 | Lavar Thomas

Lavar Thomas

This episode features Lavar Thomas, University of Delaware graduate student, entrepreneur and leadership educator. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Lavar has found purpose in creating a global impact to assist individuals in reaching their personal best.

He is an award winning Toastmaster, TEDX speaker and co-founder of Leaders of the Free World, a non-profit helping young black men to have study abroad experiences. Lavar will be presenting a breakout session at this year’s Change Makers Leadership Conference.

Episode 1 | Bryan Terrell Clark

Bryan Terrell Clark

Tune in to Episode 1 of the Blue Hen Leadership Program’s podcast, Reflection on Change, featuring the kick-off speaker from last year’s Change Makers Leadership Conference, Bryan Terrell Clark.

Clark, who has starred in Broadway’s Hamilton, TNT’s Snowpiercer, and Disney’s upcoming Sneakerfella, returns to share his message about embracing change for 2021.

Episode 2 | Brendon Ayanbadejo

Brendon Ayanbadejo

Episode 2 of Reflection on Change, features Brendon Ayanbadejo. Brendon is a former NFL Pro-Bowl player with the Baltimore Ravens, owner and operator of 20 Orange Theory Fitness franchises, including the highest grossing franchise.

Winner of the Athlete Activist of the Year Award, Brendon has influenced change in civil rights. His outspoken support of same sex marriage, Black Lives Matter and other movements have resulted in his voice inspiring others to take action. In this podcast, Brendon shares stories behind his activism and professional success.

Episode 3 | Sierra Ryan Wallick & Jonte Desire

Sierra Ryan Wallick and Jonte Desire

Episode 3 features two outstanding seniors who each are making positive change through their social impact ventures. Each a student in Tier 4 of BHLP, Sierra Ryan Wallick and Jonte Desire started focusing on social change at very young ages.

Sierra, who has been recognized internationally for her work, founded a non-profit at age 10 that has raised over $100,000 for social good. More recently, she started Upcycle Designs, a for-profit social venture that finds creative uses for tossed materials.

Jonte Desire started her non-profit, Native Nourishment, to address issues of food insecurity in Native American populations after spending a summer working on a reservation and witnessing first hand the deep need for access to healthy foods.

We are thrilled to launch this year’s episodes with two of our own students who have really modeled the way!

Phronesis Podcast

The BHLP Collegiate Leadership Competition Team recently claimed first place in the Gobal CLC Competition, beating out 33 teams from around the world in 4 rounds of problem solving challenges that required application of leadership principles and concepts.

Our team is featured on the Practical Wisdom Phronesis podcast, hosted by Dr. Scott Allen, CCL Director and the Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management of the Boler College of Business at John Carroll University.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders