September 25, 2020

Season 2 Episode 4

Leland Thompson Skills Needed to Succeed in Life

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Episode 4 - Leland Thompson - Skills Needed to Succeed in Life

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Born and raised in northern California Leland is married and has one child. As a young person, he began demonstrating leadership abilities as a cadet in JROTC where he quickly rose to the rank of battalion commander when in high school. Leland attended Hampton University where he focused on business while there. Always a learner Leland seeks out knowledge not only for his growth, but to better serve his coaching clients. 

As a coach he brings 25+ years of leadership experience to his practice when working with clients both individually and one on one. Although his focus Is on executive coaching and leadership training, Leland practices holistic coaching; looking at the whole person. His belief is that Leadership is about, mind, body and spirit. How you feed your mind, nourish the body and honor your spirit? Living his own philosophy each day Leland’s goal is to learn something new, eat to live (healthy eating) and contribute to something bigger than himself. One of his hobbies is acting and modeling. He is an avid runner and works out 4-6 days a week to honor his body temple.

He established Leland Thompson Coaching in 2012 with the goal of providing a unique experience in personal development and leadership training. Utilizing his professional experience combined with motivational and intuitive coaching methods, Leland empowers clients by helping them gain a deeper understanding of their authentic self, as they fully explore their maximum potential as a leader. He draws from a wealth of practical and personal experience in the leadership development field and health & fitness. Providing individuals and teams with tools to assist them on their leadership journey has been, and will always be his mission in life.

SEASON 2 Podcasts

August 20, 2020

Episode 3 - A Conversation with Rebecca Kaplan, the incumbent and President of the Oakland City Council

Derreck Johnson, a son of Oakland, business owner and newcomer to Oakland politics as candidate of the 2020 Oakland City Council At Large discusses some of the issues in same question format as opponent Rebecca Kaplan.

As a business owner of The Home of Chicken and Waffles in Jack London Square, he shares his ideas and visions he has to move Oakland forward. Some of the topics discussed are housing issues, universal wages, Oakland police and more…

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August 20, 2020

Episode 2 - A Conversation with Derreck Johnson, Candidate for Oakland City Council 2020.

Derreck Johnson, a son of Oakland, business owner and newcomer to Oakland politics as candidate of the 2020 Oakland City Council At Large discusses some of the issues in same question format as opponent Rebecca Kaplan.

As a business owner of The Home of Chicken and Waffles in Jack London Square, he shares his ideas and visions he has to move Oakland forward. Some of the topics discussed are housing issues, universal wages, Oakland police and more…

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August 13, 2020

Special Episode - Carmen Ramirez & Eric Farber - Covid Update for Essential Workers and more

Governor Newsom jumped quick into action to pass a bill that would help Essential Workers get Workers’ Comp benefits sooner, if they got infected with Covid. The bill has now expired and there are a lot of things that needed to get updated for it as well.

SEASON 1 Podcasts

June  30, 2020

Episode 10 - Maggie Insdorf - Good Mental Health Is Good Health

Healing takes courage and creativity, healing the mind can be dealing with Depression, Anxiety and finding a balance with support of a Therapist. When not taken care of, it can create a snowball effect that can lead to bigger problems. For over 14 years Therapist Maggie Insdorf talks about mental health and the stigma surrounding it.

June  12, 2020

With so much happening around Covid-19 and our world and the way we take care of business now. What does it look like for Workers Comp World? How much has changed? How does this affect clients? Let’s talk about the landscaping of Workers’ Comp.

April 27, 2020

Zac is an Author of two books: Working Fire and Never Look A Polar Bear In The Eye. Widely published in magazines and newspapers, including: The Economist, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Journal, Canadian Geographic, Slate Magazine, and many others, including in-flight magazines and trade publications. He is a lifelong Oaklander, lives with his wife and three kids.

April 20, 2020

Bilal Kassem, managing attorney at Pacific Workers’ talks about what happens after being terminated from employment. With COVID-19 recently spiking the number of unemployment applications many questions have come up in regard to workers comp benefits. We dive deep into scenarios where a company goes out of business and what happens next, who pays for the benefits, what happens to those who are on TTD and more.