Empowering Ability Podcast
By Eric Goll
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Partnering with people that have a disability, and their family, to create incredible ordinary lives. Hosted by Eric Goll; professional life coach, disability advocate, and brother to Sarah (who has a developmental disability).
||Clean#042: Understanding the Sibling Experience, with Helen Ries||Welcome to Episode #042 of the Empowering Ability Podcast/ Blog. Today’s episode is about ‘Understanding the Sibling Experience, with Helen Ries.’ Before we get into ...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#041: A 4-Stage Framework to Build Relationships, for People with Disabilities, with Al Condeluci and Keenan Wellar||Al Condeluci provides us with a 4-stage framework to build social capital (meaningful relationships) for people with disabilities. Keenan Wellar also joins us to share ...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#040: Let it Rain, with Dr. Jennifer Forristal (N.D.)||Dr. Jen created the The Umbrella Project which embodies the idea of using challenges life throws at us as an opportunity to learn new skills and ...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#039: Siblings - Our Most Important Relationship, with Don Meyer||Don is one of the world’s leading experts on siblings, and has supported siblings for the last 35 years. Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project. The Sibling ...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#038: Learn To Empower Yourself, with Dr. Annick Janson||In this week’s episode on the Empowering Ability Podcast we welcome guest Dr. Annick Janson, whom resides in NZ. Dr. Annick Janson is a clinical ...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#037: Redesigning the Disability Service Organization||In 1995, Patti looked to redesign the disability support organization, moving away from the norm, and she co-founded Neighbours Inc.; an organization that supports people in an ...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#036: Non-Medical Approaches to Well-Being, with Janet Klees||Discussing bio medical (non-medical) approaches to well-being for people with disabilities. This week’s podcast/ blog is a rebroadcast from Episode #026 with Janet Klees. Janet Klees has been involved in the ...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#035: Thinking Differently About Disability, with David Hasbury||This week’s guest on the podcast/ blog is David Hasbury. David shares the history of disability, and disability services to help us understand how we got to ...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#034 How to Build Intentional Community, with Janet Klees and Linda Dawe||Learn what intentional community is, and the building blocks to build your own intentional community. This week, I am re-sharing an important conversation from Episode #022 on Intentional Community, ...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#033: Foster Family Care in Geel Belgium, with Toni Smit||Learn how the OPZ family care system works, and hear Toni Smit's foster family experience. Also, hear the benefits and drawbacks of being a foster ...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#032: Siblings and The Power of ‘Why Not?’, with Melissa Janson||Siblings supporting their brother's and sister's on friendships, dating, and dreaming big, with Melissa Janson Today, we are kicking off our second mini-series on the podcast, and ...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#031: Innovative Ideas and Mindsets to Housing, with Jessica Cave of Bridges to Belonging||Jessica and I discuss her approach to helping families create a home, lessons learned from the Be At Home Creative Housing Supports project , innovative housing solutions, ...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#030: Creating a Secure Future, with Brendon Pooran||In this podcast, we discuss the most common question Brendon is asked by families, which is: 'How do I secure the future for my loved ...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#029: Bill Hiltz’s Story: Freed From the Cage of Incapability||Bill Hiltz shares his story of how he was mistreated and caged in an institution as a toddler, freed by loving people, and how he has ...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#028: Self-Care and Parenting, with Ann Douglas||Parenting author, Ann Douglas, discusses parenting a child with a mental illness /disability, and practicing self-care so we are available as care-givers. This week on the ...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#027: Creating a Culture of Possibility, with Jeff Dobbin||In this week’s podcast/ blog our featured guest is Jeff Dobbin, Executive Director of Partners for Planning (P4P) in Toronto Ontario. Jeff and I discuss the idea ...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#026: A 4-Part Strategy for Building Natural Relationships, With Janet Klees||We welcome Janet Klees back to the podcast/ blog this week discuss building natural relationships, bio medical approaches to well-being, and the different approach her ...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#025: Giving People Their Own Front Door, with Chris Woodhead of Dimensions UK (Housing Mini-Series Part 5/6)||This week’s guest on Empowering Ability Podcast and Blog is Chris Woodhead, Group Director of Housing and Business Development for Dimensions UK. We talk about housing in the ...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#024: Breaking Down Stigma, with Jackie Goldstein||In my conversations with people with disabilities, their families, and supporters one of the biggest dreams they have is social acceptance. This blog and podcast ...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#023: Michael Mainland’s Story of Building an Ordinary Life, with Alice Mainland||This is the story of Michael Mainland’s incredible ordinary life. Michael is 38 years old, works at Boston Pizza, has his own house, lives with ...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#022: Lessons in Building Community, Housing, and a Good Life, with Janet Klees and Members of the Deohaeko Support Network||Hear the story of the Rougemount Housing Co-operative the Deohaeko Support Network, learn what intentional community is and how to build it, learn the ...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#021: New Facebook Like Platform for People with Disability, with Dale Reardon||Founder of online social media platform My Disability Matters, Dale Reardon, comes on the podcast to discuss this new platform for people with disabilities. Dale, ...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#020: Finding Your Inner George Clooney, with David Roche||David Roche calls himself an inspirational humorist, who has a facial difference. The word inspiration can be viewed as a dirty word in the disability ...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#019: Housing Mini Series Part 3/6 -Community Care, With Jackie Goldstein||The Anthony Bourdain of the community care world, Jackie Goldstein, is our guest this week. Jackie is an observer, educator, author and speaker on community care ...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#018: Al Etmanski - Bringing Big Social Change to Life||Al Etmanski and I talk about how to bring social change to life by thinking and acting like a movement, the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), ...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#017: Housing; “What Should We Do?”, With Keenan Wellar||I ask Keenan, “What is the most common question you get asked in your role as Co-leader at LiveWorkPlay?”. Keenan replies “Housing – what should ...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#016: Housing Mini Series Part 2/6 - “On a waiting list for 22 years - this is what I’ve learned”, With Ron Pruessen||Guest Ron Pruessen, father to Caroline, who has a developmental disability, member of Opportunities Mississauga, and Chair of the Ontario Developmental Services Housing Task Force. In this ...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: I Win - How Win Kelly Charles Defies the Odds with Cerebral Palsy (CP)||This week’s guest on the Empowering Ability Podcast is Win Kelly Charles. Win was Born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), and has defied the odds by becoming ...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#014: More Than Just Coffee - Creating a Dream, with Mitch Dale & Charity Hilson||Mitch, a high school senior, started to explore part-time employment in his community and was continually turned away, due to what Mitch thinks was his disability. ...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#013: Housing for people with a disability Part 1 - Creating a home, with Marg McLean||This is Part 1 of a 6 part mini-series on housing for people with disabilities. We are exploring the housing issue for people with disabilities, ...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#012: Accessible Design in the Built Environment, with Lynn McGregor||In this podcast episode, Lynn McGregor provides educates us on accessibility in the built environment, tells us our rights when it comes to accessibility, and ...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#011 - Personal Supports; Recruitment, Connection, and Community, with Sylvia Paurys & Sarah Goll||We have two guests on this episode, Sylvia Paurys, who has been providing personal supports for the last 20 years, and my sister Sarah. Sylvia has ...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#010 - Creating belonging; one dance studio at a time, with Jade and Mallory Ryan||Two sisters, Jade and Mallory Ryan, who are occupational therapists and experienced dancers are partnering with dance studios to create a dance class that is ...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#009: Helen Ries - Siblings empowering siblings with a disability||A sibling care-giver tells her story of becoming her brother's go to person after her parents passed sooner than anyone expected. This podcast is important ...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Danny Steeves: Creating Self Employment and Accessible Communities||What you will learn in this Episode: - Hear Danny’s story of becoming an entrepreneur - Learn about Danny’s motivational speaking - Learn how Danny made his community ...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007 - Social Enterprise that is Empowering Growth and Inclusion, with Karen Chambers||Social Enterprise that is Empowering Growth and Inclusion, with Karen Chambers of Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf What you will learn in this Episode: - Discover ...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006 - Social Capital; Building Relationships to Improve Well-Being, with Al Condeluci & Keenan Wellar||#006 - Social Capital; Building Relationships to Improve Well-Being, with Al Condeluci Keenan Wellar What you will learn in this episode: - Discover social capital - Learn ...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005 - Families Supporting Families, with Sue Simpson||Families Supporting Families, with Sue Simpson of the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) What you will learn in this episode: - Discover family networks - Learn why families are ...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004 - Employees with a Disability and Employers Collaborate for Workplace Success, with Laura McKeen||#004 - Employees with a Disability and Employers Collaborate for Workplace Success, with Laura McKeen, of Cohen Highley LLP Lawyers What you will learn in this ...||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Independent Facilitation and Support Circles Enriching Lives with Joanna Goode||003 - Independent Facilitation and Support Circles Enriching Lives, with Joanna Goode, Director of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin What you will get in this episode: Discover Independent facilitation ...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - The 5 Life and Financial Stages for Families With A Disability, with Tom Mahoney||002 - The 5 Life and Financial Stages for Families With A Disability, with Tom Mahoney, of Freedom 55 Financial Hear Tom's journey as a parent ...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - The movement to individualized support, and accessing developmental support services (in Ontario), with Keenan Wellar||#001 - The movement to individualized support, and accessing developmental support services, with Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader of LiveWorkPlay. What you will get from this episode: Learn how LiveWorkPlay came ...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 - Podcast Introduction & Eric’s Story||000 - Podcast Introduction Eric's Story, with your host, Eric Goll What you will get from this episode: Hear my story, featuring my mom sister! Learn ...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you eric for taking the time to help share these incredible stories and wisdom.
Fantastic Resource and Community
I love the community Eric is building as well as the valuable information he provides. Thank you!
This is an incredible Podcast!
It's jam-packed with captivating and relatable story-telling, inspiring guests, valuable learning resources and meaningful conversation.
I look forward to them every week! A must listen for anyone who loves, supports or lives with disability.
Thank you to Eric and the Empowering Ability Podcast team :)