The Modern American Family Farm: The Surprising Story of Chris and Barney Hodges of Sunrise Orchards, VT

November 4, 2013
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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Ah, the New England family farm: a romantic notion disappearing into the 21st century or achievable dream for those who envision an alternative lifestyle? When Barney Hodges took over his family's apple orchard fifteen years ago, he and his new wife, Chris, wanted to make a life and raise a family on the land they love. What followed is a story of hard work, community, land stewardship, global influence and the rise of the local food movement. On November 4, farmers Christiana and Barney Hodges will share their vision and story with Host Kate Ebner. Discover how an apple orchard in Vermont’s remote Champlain Valley can actually serve as a microcosm of the world in issues small and large. Think what happens in the apple business in Vermont has nothing to do with you? Think again.

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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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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