Episode 103: If You Can Do Anything, Be Kind with Stephanie Williams

Welcome to the Loveworks dreamers and doers Podcast # 103. At Loveworks we believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too old to do your dream.

If this is your first time, thank you for joining us and giving us the thing that means the most to you – your time. If you’re returning, welcome back! We know you have lots of options out there in the Podcast universe.

Our hope with Dreamers & Doers podcast is that each week’s special guests will connect with you wherever you find yourself today and inspire you to become the best version of yourself for tomorrow.

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs, or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today we are going talk about fashion. The fashion we are going to talk about today carries awareness and a message. 

Chris Nikic 1% Better Apparel – If you have read only one article about Chris Nikic, you were likely hooked and wanted to read more. This inspiring young man, who in November 2020 became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN (and verified by Guinness World Records), has become famous. All across the globe, people followed his pursuit and cheered him on, but in this book Chris and his father, Nik, will give the how-to behind his success—getting better 1% at a time—which is something everyone can do in any area of their lives.

Hope Culture Apparel – When you buy a Hope Culture product, 50% goes back into the community. These clothes are the flag you wear as a symbol that we are all bringing hope to our City. Join the mission and be part of the solution. 

Stephanie Williams: Executive Director of DEI Norman Public Schools

Stephanie Williams serves as the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Norman Public Schools, a district known for its innovative excellence. Stephanie oversees the district’s commitment to ensuring DEI is a cultural strength. Stephanie attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a bachelor’s degree in health and sports science. She received her master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma where she graduated with honors. For almost 20 years Stephanie has been a noteworthy leader in the education profession, receiving the Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year Award in 2018. Prior to her current role, she has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and head principal at the middle and high school level.  Stephanie loves anything that allows to her to relax and recharge, reading and manicures/pedicures being at the top of her list. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and happiest when she gets to spend time with those she loves. Her Yorkie named Chino, is the cutest dog on the planet

Stephanie’s ADVICE –

You can do whatever you put your mind to. Things may change as you grow older and you will grow as a person. Friendships may change; sometimes you grow with people you’ve known and sometimes you grow apart, but it’s all okay as long as you’re being true to yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be true to who you are and embrace change
  • Find a job where you feel like you’re making a difference every day.
  • Make reading and educating yourself an ongoing habit in your life.
  • It’s okay if you want to do something that hasn’t been done before, you can be a pioneer!

Connect with Stephanie:

Norman Public Schools: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Talk with your principal, teachers, and counselors if there is something we need to be doing!

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