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Rooted in friendship, The Illuminate Podcast shares the perspectives of those working to spread light in their communities, families, and the world at large. We hope that the glow of these stories will brighten your day and inspire you to share your light with those around you.

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Episode 125: Jay Patel — Acts of Good Power the World

Can you imagine going to school with no electricity? Or quitting your job at Google to move to Uganda?  Today’s guest took a sabbatical from working for Google in ads sales to move to Uganda and had a vision to bring light to rural communities without electricity. Jay Patel is social entrepreneur who co-founded two … more »

Episode 124: Dr. Erika Morrow and Everything Eyes

Your eyes really are the window to the soul…and your overall health…and this episode explains why! Join passionate eye-care specialist, Optometrist, Dr. Erika Morrow as we talk all things eye health.  In this conversation, you’ll learn how your eyes can give you clues for bigger health issues as well as how to take care of … more »

Episode 123: Shiri Reuveni-Ullrich – Founder of Rising Above Bakery

Shiri Reuveni-Ullrich is the founder of Rising Above Bakery in New York. Shiri is a speech therapist and an avid baker and noticed the dramatic effect that baking cookies had on her nonverbal, autistic young adult students. The kitchen filled with chatter, singing, laughter, and verbalizing as students became more comfortable with the work. At … more »

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Kristin Srour, MBA

Kristin is VP of Social Purpose + Sustainability at Golin. She’s wife to George and mom to Gabe and Jude. She is passionate about social justice, global health equity, building community and loves running, a perfect cup of coffee and traveling to new corners of the world.

Emma Benner

Wherever there’s outdoor fitness, that’s where Emma thrives. You can find her running, rollerblading and hiking in the mountains — that is, whenever she’s not volunteering with amazing nonprofit organizations.

Lindsey Hein

Lindsey is passionate about sharing stories through podcasting! She’s a16-time marathoner and running coach who loves helping runners achieve big goals. She’s also a mom of four, an avid reader, and the founder of SandyBoy Productions.

Emily Burch

A collegiate music professor and choir director, Emmy loves connecting people and sharing stories. When not hosting podcasts or teaching classes, you’ll find her reading, running, or pacing marathons.

Mariam Muzaffar

It’s been a long road for Lindsey since high school cross country! Today she’s a 16-time marathoner and an RRCA coach who loves helping runners achieve big goals. She’s also a mom of four, an avid reader, and the founder of SandyBoy Productions.

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Shayna Sangster- The Other Side of Fear

Follow along on Shayna Sangster’s incredible journey, from a lifetime of athletics to her current position as Director of Marketing for the Indiana Fever.

Liz Bohannon – Opportunity Lives out on the Dance Floor

What does it mean to truly live your passion? For Liz Bohannon, the journey began with a letter of resignation and a one-way plane ticket to Uganda.

Farah Nanji- Finding Your Own Way

Diagnosed with a developmental coordination disorder as a teen, Farah Nanji has never let her diagnosis set her limits. Today she’s an entrepreneur in two industries that rely heavily on motor coordination.

Tina Beauvais- Be Kind, Live Kind

Disability Inclusion Educator Tina Beauvais is working toward a better world for her daughter and other children with special needs. The key? Simple human kindness.

The Muzaffar Sisters – Owning this Moment

In the face of the pandemic, three New York sisters stepped up to empower a community in need. Today, they’re inspiring women to step up in their own lives.

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