Marching Out to Meet Change with Robert Egger: Visionary Founder, DC Central Kitchen
October 29, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner
Robert Egger stood in the rain, serving food purchased at grocery stores to hungry people when it occurred to him: we can do this better. Since 1989 when Egger opened the nation’s first community kitchen, DC Central Kitchen, the Kitchen has produced more than 23 million meals and helped more than 800 men and women gain full-time employment. A champion of the role that nonprofits play in communities, Egger has become one of the most influential leaders and humanitarians in the world on the subjects of hunger, sustainability, the non-profit sector and the future of America. Don’t miss a conversation with this astonishing leader as host Kate Ebner catches him preparing to head west to LA to establish L.A. Kitchen, which this futurist envisions as the forefront of a new era of inclusion and health for elders.
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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.
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.