Break Away Podcast

BREAK AWAY

The Break Away podcast offers a fresh way to engage and connect with the greater Michigan leadership community—a chance to “break away” from the new norms of our daily routines.

Presented by the Michigan Leadership Collaborative, our podcast offers an anthology that magnifies and reinforces the challenges that leaders face today in developing healthy habits that fuel the mind and body. Each of the episodes will focus on various aspects of leadership from a diverse set of voices and perspectives while fostering both a sound mind and body.

We encourage you to use the time to run, walk, roll, or get active while you listen.

Be sure to check out the episode resources for processing questions and more information.

Special thanks to: All of our guests, sponsoring units and listeners. 

Narration and Editing: James McRae, Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement Alumni Association

Have an idea for an episode? Want to talk with us?  Email us at breakaway@umich.edu

 

Season 3:

S3E5

How do these Michigan Alumna inspire and uplift students with their stories?

In this episode, 3 Michigan alumna share their stories of success and how they have navigated Michigan and beyond as women in high ranking positions... Listen Now

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How can students grow the skill of influential storytelling?

To be an effective leader — at work, in the community, or in your personal life — you must be able to communicate with impact. Often this means telling stories that are meaningful to you and others, and doing so in the rich language and expressive style of a seasoned storyteller. In this episode, Sanger Program Coordinator Ben Applebaum-Bauch speaks with MBA student Jessica Liang about her story of advocacy in the face of adversity and the ways her leadership skills have developed since participating in Story Lab... Listen Now

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Heart-Centered Leadership - How will you find your life's passion and purpose

Ram Mahalingam talks with Rebecca Irby who shares her background on how she discovered her life’s passion and purpose and then used her North Star to found and lead an international NGO that received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. She offers guidance on how to help you find your North Star and learn how to use that as your guide throughout the rest of your time in school and, most importantly, moving forward in an integrated, fulfilled way... Listen Now

s3e1

Heart-Centered Leadership - How will you find your life's passion and purpose

Ram Mahalingam talks with Rebecca Irby who shares her background on how she discovered her life’s passion and purpose and then used her North Star to found and lead an international NGO that received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. She offers guidance on how to help you find your North Star and learn how to use that as your guide throughout the rest of your time in school and, most importantly, moving forward in an integrated, fulfilled way... Listen Now

s3ep2

How do you have productive and compassionate conversations as a student leader?

Based on a counseling tool called “motivational interviewing”, Emily Giovanelli, Marsha Benz, and Christina Gerazounis discuss how to have productive and compassionate conversations. They share skills and techniques that you can use individually or with your team. “If you’ve been interested in building dynamic and thoughtful conversations within the organizations you join, with your friends, other team members, then this might be for you!” Listen Now

s3e1

How do you balance well being, the national climate, and DEI as a student leader?

Brooke Tayler, Solomon Lucy, and Alexxus Lige take us through a journey of the ins and outs of student leadership at the University of Michigan. The panelists explore how to become a leader on campus and everything that goes with that new responsibility. Under a lens of DEI, the three show exactly how to navigate student life, personal well being, and the national climate... Listen Now

Season 2:

Season 2 Episode 6

How can you enrich your undergrad experience by building community and leading mindfully?

In this collaboration episode, our host RC communications and outreach specialist Robby Griswold talks with alum Mya Harris and fourth-year student Kaitlyn Colyer about their experiences as students in both the Residential College and the Barger Leadership Institute... Listen Now

season 2 episode 5

How do we overcome stigmas and focus on self-care as leaders?

During this virtual event, we heard from alumni panelists Paul Viera, ’81 and Ryan Mundy, ‘07, as well as  Vice President of Student Life at U-M, Dr. Martino Harmon as they talk about overcoming stigmas of mental health for men of color and how to prioritize your own self care and create balance during a difficult time Listen Now

season 2 episode 4

How do you incorporate mindfulness and cultivate interconnectedness in your everyday life?

Doreen and Ram talk about the core principles of mindfulness and how these can be incorporated into your everyday life, work, and relationships to cultivate interconnectedness. Make sure to listen to the end to hear them talk about the importance of being kind to yourself and your imperfections and how that will lead to greater compassion towards others and begin to cultivate a dignity culture around us… Listen Now

Season 2 Episode 3

What does it mean to include DEI in your leadership?

Former Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion participants Dr. Kristal McGreggor, Dr. Steven Karamihas, and Charlie Groen join Academic Program Specialist Askari Rushing in a conversation around DEI and leadership. Join us in a conversation about the challenges and wins of participating in DEI efforts and how to take care of yourself while engaging in emotionally taxing work… Listen Now

Season 2 Episode 2

How do you become a more understanding, effective, and meaningful leader?

In this episode of Break Away, students Emily Welch, Tejal Patel, and Soumya Kulkarni explore the importance of service leadership in the wider context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each plays a vital role in their respective service organizations. They share lessons, stories, and techniques on how to build a better team and to be a more understanding and effective leader Listen Now

Season 2 Episode 1

How do you find meaning in life through the guidance of purpose?

On this episode of “Break Away”, Jacque Young, a senior on the University of Michigan’s women’s golf team, interviews Vic Strecher, a visionary leader and expert in the fields of behavior change, digital communication, and wellbeing. The two explore how to find one’s own purpose and how to find meaning in life through the guidance of purpose… Listen Now

Season 1:

Episode 5: How do you create a championship culture through leading yourself? Part 2

How do you create a championship culture through leading yourself?

In part two of this two-part episode from the Athletics Leadership Development Team, hear from Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jennifer Klein and two student-athletes Jacque Young of the Women’s Golf team and Adam Wooten of the Men’s Gymnastics team… Listen Now

Episode 5: How do you create a championship culture through leading yourself?

How do you create a championship culture through leading yourself?

In part one of this two-part episode from the Athletics Leadership Development Team, hear from Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jennifer Klein and two student-athletes Jacque Young of the Women’s Golf team and Adam Wooten of the Men’s Gymnastics team… Listen Now
Episode 4 How do you prioritize your own mental health as a leader?

How do your prioritize your own mental health as a leader?

Undergraduate Abby Richburg, and Ed Huebner Assistant Director at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) joins Steve Bodei, Associate Director of M-LEAD to talk about mental health and leadership in our current environment.… Listen Now
Episode 3 What is inspiration?

What is inspiration?

What is inspiration? How does it help us act with courage and compassion in the face of great obstacles? Barger Leadership Institute Director and Professor of Psychology Dr. Ram Mahalingam speaks on inspiration and its relevance for mindful leadership… Listen Now

Episode 2 How can you become a more inclusive leader?

How can you become a more inclusive leader?

Dr. Robin Brewer, Assistant Professor of Information joins Devon Keen, Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach at the School of Information for a conversation around leadership and accessibility… Listen Now

Episode One Where does your leadership journey begin?

Where does your leadership journey begin?

The Sanger Leadership Center will introduce a 5-step framework to achieve your goals that will lead you to further growth and development as a leader. Leadership is a skill anyone can learn and every single day, … Listen Now

Podcast Introduction

Why should you Break Away? (Trailer)

We hope that you turn that question into one for yourself. Why should I break away. Perhaps its to learn something new, hear a different perspective, be outside, take a break from the screen… Listen Now

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