Dr. Terrell Strayhorn: The Power of Belonging at Work | PART 2

March 21, 2018

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn joins us in part 2 of our time together. Here are some of the things we covered:

  • How we should think about learning from multiple domains and disciplines (including business)...and the analogy of being a musician learning from other styles and instruments to create better music.
  • He calls out institutions with so-called "student-centered" mission statements and shares some of the ways you can point out potential red flags that demonstrate they are not there yet in living it out at a given institution.
  • He identifies a powerful way technology can be used to meet students where they are in getting them the information they need to succeed on a given campus.
  • How the future of work will require an entrepreneurial mindset of getting multiple "gigs", and why higher education must adapt its model from a traditional curriculum to educational curation. 
  • The importance of staff and faculty to feel like they belong and why it is the ONLY way an organization could move forward faster.


As we mentioned in the previous episode, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is releasing the second edition of his book College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students) which you can get notified of pre-order by using the link below:



Dr. Terrell Strayhorn on Translating Research of Belonging into Action on Campus

February 9, 2018

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn joins us in this 2 part series to discuss how he stumbled into his public speaking and consulting career. He also goes into:

  • His research findings and thoughts on the importance and various dimensions of student belonging on campus
  • How his book came to him and why this second edition (Summer 2018) is needed
  • The powerful, yet potentially overlooked correlation between student belonging and connection with levels of belonging and the level of alumni engagement (and GIVING!)
  • The difficult pattern he is witnessing with faculty connecting with the framework of belonging and tools to help them tap into it while also improving classroom performance.

As we mention in this episode, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is releasing the second edition of his book (College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students) which you can get notified of pre-order by going to bit.ly/dogoodworkpodcast

Part 2 will be important to catch because we are getting things ready for student graduation. Many face various forms of anxiety and stress as the result of feeling unprepared for this next stage of life. How can higher education professionals get ready for the wave of change in the world of work that is ALREADY HERE? And what does belonging have to say about that? 


Jose Humphreys Corrects Pastor John MacArthur on the Church and Black Lives Matter

November 2, 2017

Jose Humphreys helps me introduce a new format that I am very interested in featuring more for the podcast (think youtube reaction videos for podcasts). In this one, we unpack the egregious answer given by Pastor John MacArthur (Grace Community Church) where he shares his thoughts on racism, the role of the church, and social movements like Black Lives Matter.

While we feature the audio of the video in the show, here is a direct link in case you want to watch it first, then listen to us respond.


Jose helps unpack some deep and hard truths that traditional evangelicals need to hear. He also explains why there is a gap in understanding the richness of the Gospel and the "public consequences" it has for topics and causes like Black Lives Matter. Towards the end, we get a little more granular in describing the role of the church and reclaiming this concept of discipleship as a means of faith-based pathways for racial reconciliation (he doesn't like that word, so listen in on why that is).

How We Can Help Jose Humphreys

If you know me, then you know that I'm a big fan of Jose and how he is able to take deep spiritual insights and frame them in a cultural context that deals with tough issues head-on. I think his voice is important and we should really support his platform. For this reason, PanVisio is helping promote his upcoming book (to be released in late 2018), by letting our community be the first to know when it comes out. 

The title of the book is called Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens when the Church Shows Up and Stays Put. 

If you or anyone you know would like to be notified of when the book launches, then simply signup here. Do you want an easy to remember link to share with others you come in contact with? Simply use this link: bit.ly/jesusinharlem and it will automatically redirect you to the form (the link IS case sensitive, so just a heads up). 

NOTE: Because I am a one-man show, I have to streamline things and offer the show notes and additional bonus material to subscribers of our "PanVisioneers Email Subscribers" only. Click here to subscribe and get the show notes.


3 Things I Wish I Did Differently with PanVisio | Return Episode | Q2 Podcast -

September 19, 2017

It has been a while since I produced another episode of the Q2 Podcast. Well, there is a reason for that which I share here. Also, during this hiatus, I've done some deep thinking about PanVisio and where I want to take it. Here are 3 things I would do differently if I can go back and do it over again... Lastly, I share the future of PanVisio and the pivot I am making with the Q2 Podcast.


3 Continents. 2 Contracts. 0 Marketing Dollars. Results of the 30 orgs in 90 Days Campaign

January 24, 2017

So, as some of you may or may not know, I launched a campaign in the last quarter of 2016. My goal was to help with a small to midsized tech needs of  "30 Organizations in 90 Days Campaign".  

In this episode, you get the behind the secenes breakdown on what worked and didn't work, and how you can apply it to your next campaign...plus, learn whether or not I hit my goal! 

There is only 1 way to get show notes which include templates, examples, and source materials that I used to create the campaign...and that is by subscribing here: bit.ly/q2podcast. 






Dr. Christopher Irving: Tips on Jump Starting Your Movement

October 19, 2016


In this brief episode, we catch Dr. Christopher Irving on the go. He is a busy guy. After all, he founded and currently leads the CMI Training Institute, holds public office, and oh by the way, sponsorsThe National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (with a conference happening in New York this November!).

In this episode he shares some of the things he learned in making a living while making an impact in social change.

More About Dr. Christopher Irving

Dr. Irving is born and raised in Paterson, NJ and is a proud product of the Paterson Public Schools. He holds a BA in Political dr-christopher-irvingScience from Ramapo College and a MA in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University. In April 2010 Dr.Irving was elected to the Paterson, NJ School Board serving a three year term and re-elected in April 2013.

Following the completion of his Masters Degree in Public Policy and International Affairs, Dr. Irving founded the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America (CMI). CMI is one of America’s most innovative leadership and diversity training non-profit organizations. Dedicated to the cause of social justice and leadership development, CMI programs empower its participants to function more effectively as people and communities. In July of 2016 Dr. Irving completed the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation at Seton Hall University.

More About the CMI Training Institute

Dedicated to the cause of social justice and leadership development, CMI training programs empower participants to function more effectively as people and communities.

We work with primary, secondary, and higher education institutions, as well as public and private community-based organizations, and in the workplace. CMI collaboratively identifies the needs and goals of our clients. Based on this information we develop comprehensive, customized programs that help effect long lasting change within our clients’ organizations. With an established track record of success, CMI leadership and diversity training programs inspire, engage, and educate participants of diverse ages and backgrounds.

CMI is committed to helping groups create the kind of climate that fosters a sense of community and belonging. We help to empower the individuals we work with to create an environment based on mutual respect, trust and collaboration, fully valuing and supporting each member of the group. Members share complementary values and goals and are aware of the conscious process of building and learning together.

More About the NSLDC

The National Student Leadership Diversity Convention is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Through experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and round table discussions teams of students will explore various elements of diversity and how they affect themselves and their campuses. During the conference students will be led through facilitated workshops to develop a Campus Action Plan for a program or event that the teams selects to work on together on in order to bring back a piece of the NSLDC experience to their own campuses.


Joed Lopez vs Yarima Karama: Why Bother Voting?

October 4, 2016
In this special cross branding episode, Joed Lopez, host of the Q2 Podcast was featured in a discussion with Yarima Karama on Dr. Boyce Watkin's famous Youtube Channel. 

Here we discuss the arguments for and against voting (does it even matter) and third party candidates options in the 2016 Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Dr. Boyce Watkin's Youtube channel has over 38 million views and covers topics ranging from economic empowerment to social commentary. 

Learn more about Dr. Boyce Watkins here: 

Learn more about Yarima Karama and his music here:

Real Talk with Marrita Richardson

August 6, 2016

In this episode, I introduce an experimental format where I have a conversation with a guest in public in front of my own home. It is a symbol of taking the conversations back to the block where we all use to connect with neighbors and talk about issues facing our community. 

We are joined by Marrita Richardson, who works in government and looking to make a splash in politics in the near future. It is a "popcorn topic" episode where we bounce around a lot and stumble upon some pretty interesting issues. I won't list them alMarrita Richardson Social Change NJ Podcastl out here but we finish off with this one: How do you talk to white people about racism? We explore how she defines it and how it informs conversations about it with those who might not understand the various interpretations of one of the most impacting words in our society today. 

And, to make things interesting as a BONUS, I will be releasing an actual conversation I had with a young white female about racism and an interesting post she shared out of frustration when she got tired of being told, "she wouldn't understand what it is like to face racism in our society".


Again, a VERY experimental episode so please share and give me your feedback on what you think! 

P.S. Please check out Marrita's plea, or rather, call to action for connections for mentors in the area of campaign management. Email her if you know someone and hook our friend up! 

Learn More and Follow Marrita Richardson

FB: Marrita A Richardson Mpa

Twitter: Marrita_CEO

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Email for Mentor Leads ;) marrita.richardson@outlook.com 


Ruben Austria on Short Circuiting the Juvenile Justice System (www.cc-fy.org)

July 19, 2016

Reverend Ruben Austria joins us from Community Connections for Youth (NY). Here he breaks down how he landed in this work and why he believes "Incarcerating youth has been a dismal failure."

"Every dollar invested in putting youth through the juvenile justice system takes resources out of our communities. We are challenging juvenile justice systems to reinvest their resources in neighborhoods most impacted by incarceration to increase their level of partnerships with and financial support to neighborhood and grassroots organizations."

He also shares the ways we can develop effective community-based alternatives to incarceration programs for youth, reduce youth crime, and ultimately improve the long-term life outcomes for youth.

We cover:

  • The myth of juvenile crime rate
  • How to short circuit the juvenile prison complex
    • in school systems
    • probation officers
    • police officers
    • and even how to work with prosecutors!
  • What is actually working at CCFY and why it is working
  • The success rate of the programs and alternatives

After hearing what Rev. Ruben had to say, and the success his organization has realized, I had to become a member on the spot...and I know you will too. Here is the link to donate and help them fight towards #NoKidsinCages. Please use this hashtag when sharing the episode.


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Former Young Lord Felipe Luciano on Looking Back to Move Social Justice Forward

July 9, 2016

In this mini-episode, Joed Lopez sits down with Felipe Luciano, former Young Lord and decorated poet, activist, reporter, and lecturer. In this previously unreleased interview, Felipe was gracious enough to spend just a few minutes before leaving to catch a flight. It is short but poignant. He calls out colleges and universities; churches alike to unite "spirit and scholarship" to meet the needs of our community. Considering the recently tragedies of Alton Sterlin, Philando Castile, and several police deaths, his message and keynote bonus (only found here: http://bit.ly/FELIPELUCIANO  ) is eerily prophetic. While I share this with a somber heart, it is also filled with hope. Never have I seen so many people stand up and say enough is enough during these turbulent times. Enjoy - Joed

BIO:  Felipe Luciano, Former Young Lord & Social Justice Advocate

News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist, and lecturer, Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach, and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination.

Due to his local popularity as a Harlem artist and progressive activist, in 1968 Luciano was approached by a group of mainly Puerto Rican Latino youth who wanted to launch a radical organization oriented around fighting against Puerto Rican poverty and racial oppression. Eventually, that cohort of young students launched a New York chapter of the Chicago-based Young Lords Organization (YLO), the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party.

Luciano is a lecturer and public presenter for Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, unions, and fraternal organizations. He offers consultation on issues pertaining to emerging markets, the black and Latino community, coalition building, diversity, and multiculturalism.