Helping Kids Take Flight with Pilot and Education Activist Barrington Irving

April 15, 2013
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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Barrington Irving grew up in a rough neighborhood in Miami, convinced that a football career was his best shot at success. Just a few years later, after a chance meeting with a pilot, Barrington became the youngest person and only African-America to ever fly around the world solo. Today, he works to get kids excited about STEM fields through his nonprofit Experience Aviation. Barrington is currently planning another round-the-world flight in a plane he calls a Flying Classroom and this time, he's letting kids take the reins. Students around the globe will use science and math to make flight plans, navigate Barrington to his destination and even plan his meals. Barrington hopes the ensuing sense of accomplishment will build confidence in young students and spark a desire to learn more. Join Host Kate Ebner for a conversation with a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who's changing the conversation about STEM education in America.

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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.

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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.

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