Envisioning Community Gardens, Pioneering a Food Revolution: The Inspiring Vision of Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman

October 1, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

When Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman sees an empty city lot, he sees a potential garden, a community ready to happen – and the promise of a food revolution. Over the past 16 years, Cimperman has brought international recognition to Cleveland as a pioneer in passing urban farm zoning legislation at a time when no other city in the U.S. has done so. The champion of gardeners and advocate of “food justice” sees himself as deeply in service to the citizens of Cleveland who “educated” him about how to help them protect urban gardens on vacant lots – and protect communities in doing so. Join Host Kate Ebner for a conversation with a passionate visionary whose work is paving the way for cities around the world.

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share