Education Perspectives

EP 19 Dr. Laurel Martin - Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

October 12, 2023 Liza Holland Season 1 Episode 19
Education Perspectives
EP 19 Dr. Laurel Martin - Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass
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PODCAST EPISODE 19

Dr. Laurel Martin
President
Junior Achievement

Quote of the Podcast – 

   “Believe in your heart that you are meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic, and miracles.”

Introduction of Guest BIO – 

Laurel Raimondo Martin serves as the President of Junior Achievement and has been in that role since 2020.  She has worked in the higher education and non-profit sector for 29 years. Prior to joining Junior Achievement, she served as the Associate Vice President for Advancement at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and as Executive Director of the BCTC Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky.  Laurel earned her BS in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky, her MEd in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa and her PhD in Leadership, Organization, and Policy from Vanderbilt University.  Laurel also has ten years of experience as an adjunct professor, having taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Organizational Leadership, Business & Organizational Communication, Strategic Planning for Managers, Organizational Management, Group & Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Ethics.  Laurel is a past president of the Lexington Children’s Theatre and the Junior League of Lexington, she is a past chair of the Junior League Horse Show, and is currently a member of the Bluegrass Tomorrow Board of Directors, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, and was appointed to the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission.

Interview

Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators

  • 30,000 ft. view – Why do we, as a society invest in education?
  • What drew you to education?
  • What do you love about what you do?

·       The power of education to change lives for the individual, their families, and the larger community. 

·       The importance of challenging ourselves to try things that seem scary, or hard or we may not succeed in the same way we challenge our students.

·       Managing organizational culture in education.

  • Tell us a story or favorite memory about your work in education.
  • What are the biggest challenges or obstacles you face?
  • What would you like decision-makers to know?

 

Podcast/book shoutouts

o   Courage Goes to Work by Bill Treasurer 

o   Reframing Organizations by Lee Bowman and Terry Deal

o   Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

 

 

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Intro and Outro by Dynamix Productions

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Education Perspectives is edited by Shashank P athttps://www.fiverr.com/saiinovation?source=inbox

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