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Sharing Goodwill

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Welcome to Sharing Goodwill. I’m your host, Nicole Suydam. I currently serve as president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, but I wear many hats – wife, mother, advocate, business woman, and seeker of the Good. Good news, inspiring news, uplifting news. That’s what Sharing Goodwill is all about. In each episode, I will speak with someone who is doing good for their community, for their network or for their family. We will chat candidly with entrepreneurs, innovators, game changers, and just overall inspiring individuals. My hope is that this podcast will give people an opportunity to take a step back from the negative news that surrounds us and instead, hear from people, many of whom you may not initially recognize, about how they find and strive for the good in their everyday lives. #OCGoodwill #SharingGoodwill

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Welcome to Sharing Goodwill. I’m your host, Nicole Suydam. I currently serve as president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, but I wear many hats – wife, mother, advocate, business woman, and seeker of the Good. Good news, inspiring news, uplifting news. That’s what Sharing Goodwill is all about. In each episode, I will speak with someone who is doing good for their community, for their network or for their family. We will chat candidly with entrepreneurs, innovators, game changers, and just overall inspiring individuals. My hope is that this podcast will give people an opportunity to take a step back from the negative news that surrounds us and instead, hear from people, many of whom you may not initially recognize, about how they find and strive for the good in their everyday lives. #OCGoodwill #SharingGoodwill

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Welcome to Sharing Goodwill. I’m your host, Nicole Suydam. I currently serve as president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, but I wear many hats – wife, mother, advocate, business woman, and seeker of the Good. Good news, inspiring news, uplifting news. That’s what Sharing Goodwill is all about. In each episode, I will speak with someone who is doing good for their community, for their network or for their family. We will chat candidly with entrepreneurs, innovators, game changers, and just overall inspiring individuals. My hope is that this podcast will give people an opportunity to take a step back from the negative news that surrounds us and instead, hear from people, many of whom you may not initially recognize, about how they find and strive for the good in their everyday lives. #OCGoodwill #SharingGoodwill

Episode 8: Kate Keesee, Interior Designer, Influencer and Thrift Expert

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This week's episode is all about the wonderful world of thrifting. Our Marketing & Communications Director Eric Smissen chats with local influencer, interior designer and thrift expert Kate Keesee. Kate talks about how Goodwill has been a part of her life since she was very young and how, after a life-altering health diagnosis, she found her passion and new career through thrifting. She also shares her top thrifting tips, go-to locations and the best items she's discovered at Goodwill. We hope you enjoy!

Dec 16 2020

37mins

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Episode 7: Shawn Mela, Marine Corps Veteran

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In this follow up veterans episode of Sharing Goodwill, you’ll hear from Shawn Mela, a Marine Corps veteran. Interviewed by Denton Knapp, Director of the Tierney Center for Veteran Services and a 30 year Army veteran himself, Shawn opens up about his incredible journey from Kashmir to the U.S. and into the service, including the fight he had to put up to even enlist. Shawn also talks about his training and time as a pilot, what he learned along the way, and why he felt so compelled to become a serviceman for the United States in the first place. Like many other veterans, Shawn’s transition back to civilian life was not without bumps, and he and Denton chat about that too. I hope you enjoy this special episode of Sharing Goodwill!

Nov 25 2020

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Episode 6: A Special Veterans Day Episode

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On this special Veterans Day episode of Sharing Goodwill, you'll hear from five team members of Goodwill's Tierney Center for Veteran Services who are veterans themselves. Denton Knapp, Patrick Thompson, Bryant Powell, Robert Rodriguez and Manny De Anda talk about their history in the service, their transition back to civilian life, and what lead them to working and advocating for other former servicemen and women. To all the veterans who have courageously served, thank you for your service.

Nov 11 2020

13mins

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Episode 5: Shawna Smith of Hope Builders

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In Episode 5, Nicole Suydam connects virtually with Shawna Smith, Executive Director of Hope Builders, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Orange County’s young adults with mentorship, life skills and job skills training to positively impact their futures. Shawna and Nicole discuss the many changes in the world of nonprofits, and how important it is through all the new challenges to stay true to your core mission. Shawna also speaks about her new hybrid operating model for Hope Builders, how they’ve reimagined their physical space to support more digital learning opportunities and the importance of having meaningful “thought partners” in your life. We hope you enjoy this episode of Sharing Goodwill!

Oct 12 2020

25mins

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Episode 4: Steve Preston of Goodwill Industries International

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In Episode 4, Nicole Suydam connects virtually with Steve Preston, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. In his role, Steve helps advance the network of 161 local Goodwill organizations across the country. Prior to joining the Goodwill family, Steve served as Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and as the Administrator of the US Small Business Administration. Steve discusses the positive impact Goodwill has across the country, how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Goodwill agencies to be innovative and has presented unique opportunities for Goodwill to serve more people. You'll also hear Steve’s vision for Goodwill to become a force for major systems change. We hope you enjoy this episode of Sharing Goodwill!

Jul 30 2020

20mins

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Episode 3: Jeff McBride of the YMCA of Orange County

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In this episode, Nicole Suydam connects virtually with Jeff McBride of the YMCA of Orange County, a nonprofit focused on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and being a place that welcomes all. Jeff talks openly about leading an organization through the unprecendented COVID-19 crisis and the power of being nimble in service to the community. You'll also hear what keeps Jeff's motivated and what his future vision is for the Y. We hope you enjoy! Thank you for tuning in to Sharing Goodwill!

Jul 07 2020

25mins

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Episode 2: Jennifer Friend of Project Hope Alliance

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In this episode, Nicole Suydam chats candidly with Jennifer Friend, CEO of Project Hope Alliance, a local nonprofit that is ending the cycle of homelessness in Orange County, one child at a time. Jennifer shares her own background being in and out of homelessness as a young girl and what motivates and inspires her to help so many other children who experience exactly what she experienced. Thank you for tuning into Sharing Goodwill!

Oct 28 2019

33mins

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Episode 1: Nicole Suydam and Samantha Dunn

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In this first episode, Nicole Suydam will share her story and how she came into the world of nonprofits. She is interviewed by her friend, renowned journalist and editor of COAST Magazine, Samantha Dunn. They dive into Nicole's history, the path that brought her here, they find many similarities in their journeys, and discuss what they are most excited about for the future. Welcome to Sharing Goodwill!

Jul 23 2019

33mins

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