Meet the extraordinary people who are guests on “It’s About Language.” Get to know them, see what resources they’re sharing, and connect with them as you continue to find your voice and enter the conversation.
Meet Jenniffer Whyte, award-wining language educator and host of podcast “Afro-Latina Teacher in the Rural South.”
Meet Elizabeth Mack, who turned her passion for deep language and cultural understanding into Freestyle Languages, a company dedicated to transformational language teaching and learning for individuals and businesses.
Megan Jeffrey, NFLC
Learn more about the National Foriegn Language Center and its resources and LECTIA app, with guest Megan Jeffrey, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication.
Learn more about Steven Sacco, guest on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 71, focused onthe realities of language usage worldwide, and the implications for freedom to speak multiple languages to achieve common goals.
Meet It’s About Language podcast guest Linda Egnatz,, whose mission is nothing less than to connect a diverse world of languages and cultures, one person at a time.
Meet Amanda Seewald, JNCL President and CEO of Maracas Kaleidoscope, IAL guest for episodes 62 and 10
Learn more about Renata Emilsson Peskova, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 63, focused on international collaboration to support heritage languages.
Learn more about Gisi Cannizzaro, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 63, focused on international collaboration to support heritage languages.
Hugh Ballou, President of the SynerVision Leadership Foundation
Podcast 59’s guest, Hugh Ballou, provides language, images, and steps to transformational leadership for organizations and businesses.
This week’s guest, Edgar Serrano, shares three important tips for businesses to grow and succeed through harnessing the power of languages.
“It’s About Language” guest Kim Hass shares her personal and professional journey to raising awareness of the contributions and cultures of Afro-Latinos over centuries.
“It’s About Language” guest Jenni Kilmore shares how language teaching, educational resources, and personal connections transform individuals and communities.
“It’s About Language” guest Josh Barinstein shares his transformation of life and relationships by using language to go “under the surface.”
“It’s About Language” guest Florencia Henshaw is a national leader in world language education and in teacher preparation.
Michael Liebowitz is my guest for Episode 44. Read his bio to learn more about what he does and the valuable work his company, Mind Magnetizer, does.
Dr. Leslie Baldwin, my guest for episode 43, is an educator, a leader of a world language organization, and an author. Learn more about Leslie and check out her suggested resources.
Jill Kushner Bishop, my guest for Episode 42, is the Founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, launched to help organizations understand and engage multilingual audiences.
Linda Zins-Adams, guest of Episode 41, is passionate about learners, because she’s passionate about potential, inclusion, and a more connected and joyful world. Learn more about Linda’s work and background.
Learn more about Clarissa Adams Fletcher, who celebrates every single student and colleague she comes across with her joy of language and unique life gifts.
My guest on It’s About Language, Jen Carson, inspires all of us with her life story, as well as with her language skills, advocacy, and compassion.
Norah Jones’s guests for Episode 38 of It’s About Language are the three leading officers of the National Museum of Language. Career language specialists themselves, they now share their skills and joy through this virtual museum.
Learn more about Susan K Younger, my guest for Episode 37 of It’s About Language, whose B.A.N.K. coaching work is part of a lifetime commitment to connecting and healing individuals and communities.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 35 of It’s About Language is Matt Bailey, marketing consultant and podcast host.
Lea Graner Kennedy – Guest on Episode 34
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 34 of It’s About Language is Lea Graner Kennedy, world language supervisor and professional development leader and national advisor.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 33 of It’s About Language is Cheri Quinlan, passionate world language educator, leader, and presenter, who addresses finding our own passion in the world.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 33 of It’s About Language is Cristina DiGiacomo, whose life changed and blossomed when she met philosophers – and now introduces them to us.
Ashwini Prasad, Guest of Episode 31 and host of The Inclusive Storyteller
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 31 of It’s About Language is Ashwini Prasad, “The Inclusive Screenwriter,” who has dedicated herself to uncovering bias and making untold stories heard.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 30 of It’s About Language is Bob PIzzini, decorated Navy Special Ops veteran and man dedicated to sharing the language of leadership.
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Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 29 of It’s About Language is Dan Goodwin of CYA Consulting – a trained investigator whose insights on words are joined to compassion and perspective.
Carmen Scoggins, Guest of Episode 27
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 27 of It’s About Language is Carmen Scoggins, award-winning language educator and leader specializing in opening opportunities for reflection and connection.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 26 of It’s About Language is Patrick Moynihan, linguist, deacon, and storyteller par excellence with a heart for Haiti.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 25 of It’s About Language is Dr. Krista Chambless, transformational (and fun) language educator, engaging students and training up powerful teachers for a global future.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 23 of It’s About Language is Ricky Adamson, world language educator, supervisor, trainer, publisher, and a man who knows the power of inclusion to change lives.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 22 of It’s About Language is Toni Theisen, award-winning world language educational leader and advocate for inclusionary programs, courses, and mind-sets.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 21 of It’s About Language is Akash Patel, founder of Happy World Foundation, educator, and sought-after international presenter on global citizenship.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 20 of It’s About Language is Maria del Pilar Garcia: author, educator, philanthropist, and inspiration to young people in the US and her native Colombia and beyond.
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 19 of It’s About Language is Sheri Spaine-Long, Executive Director of the AATSP.
This week’s guest, Lisa Fore, brings her personal sense of urgency to engage all people in a journey from a narrow to a broad, inclusive, and celebratory view of languages, cultures, and individual value.
This week’s guest, Ines Lormand, makes a passionate and personal plea for early bi- and multi-lingualism based on her life experiences, work, advanced studies, and
This week’s guest, Dr. LJ Randolph, shares the need for and approach to connecting social justice and language learning and use.
This week’s guest, Dr. Adrienne Jones Daly, challenges our ideas around standardized languages in education and society.
This week’s guest, Eavan Mages, was born in Galway, Ireland, and has tapped her rich cultural and language history for her career and family life.
This week’s guest, Charlotte Peyton, was born in the Netherlands; her multilingual and multicultural experiences inform her outlook and career in powerful ways.
This week’s guest, John De Mado, is known world wide for his joyful insights into and respect for the enigma of human language.
This week’s guest on It’s About Language is Sharla Zwirek, who provides an insight into how we approach learning about the language and culture of others – and ourselves.
Meet It’s About Language podcast guest David Bong, who shows how we all can use language to make the world a better place for all.
Meet It’s About Language podcast guest Debbie Callihan-Dingle, who shows us leadership paths to honor each individual in challenging times.
My guest this week is language educator superstar Parthena Draggett. Parthena shares inspirational stories and insights leading us to global awareness and participation.
My guest this week, Andres Pi Andreu, has a special relationship with imagination, making it the lead with dancing partner language. Explore with us the role of language and culture not only in the past, but for their roles in a future of digital “metahumans.”
In this episode of It’s About Language, I talk with Carolyn Gill, multilingual world traveler who works in the world language publishing industry. We explore the joyful take on “the Other,” those whose languages and cultures have so much to reveal to and delight us – and ours to them.
Ken’s biography demonstrates his commitment to and achievement of compassion, excellence, and community in world language teaching and learning.
Episode 2 (airing 9/24) is with Linda Markley, a lifelong learner and teacher for over 40 years. Come learn about Linda and her ideas of teachers’ powerful advocate voices.
Language is deep inside us. What happens when language is suddenly gone? Sharon Deering lost her language. Come learn more about her and her story.