A Vision of a Disease-free World, featuring National Geographic Explorer Pardis Sabeti

April 28, 2014
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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Episode Description

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti doesn't aspire to advance medical research- she's already done it. In 2001, she developed a breakthrough algorithm that allows geneticists to scan for genes that reveal natural selection at work- a crucial key to understanding how certain mutations increase a person's odds of surviving a disease. Pardis, an Associate Professor of Biology at Harvard, studies both how humans develop resistance to disease and how diseases mutate to resist treatment. Through study of the human genome, Pardis hopes to outsmart deadly diseases such as malaria and Lassa fever. Pardis has a strong commitment to bringing her scientific innovations to developing countries with the greatest need for infectious disease prevention and treatment. Listen as Pardis shares what it's like to work on the edge of scientific discovery with guest host Rachel Wold. You're sure to be inspired by the determination and vision of one of America's most brilliant young scientists.

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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Episode Directory

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

  • 4/28/2014: A Vision of a Disease-free World, featuring National Geographic Explorer Pardis Sabeti Listen Now
  • 4/21/2014: Harnessing 21st Century Technology to Save Our Oceans with National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe Listen Now
  • 4/14/2014: National Geographic Explorer Jason De Leon Tells the Stories of Undocumented Migration Listen Now
  • 4/7/2014: Restoring the Flow: A 21st Century Plan for Water Use with Sandra Postel, National Geographic Explorer and Freshwater Fellow Listen Now