There’s a need for Black men to step up to leadership opportunities in families, businesses, and governments. There’s a need for Black men to step up to leadership opportunities in families, businesses, and governments. We must continually resist the narrative that Black men are deadbeats and constantly demonstrate and model what it looks like to have an engaged father and leader that has the interest of the family and society at heart.
In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Ken Gordons about The fathers’ role in building family, business, and leadership in the Black community
Ken Gordon is a business executive, pastor, husband, father, award-winning author, and community servant. He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, and parenting. He and his wife live in an empty nest in Charlotte, NC, and have four “adulting” children, two precious grandchildren, and a cockapoo.
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What you can expect from this episode
00:19 Turning Blacks against Black | Systematic Agenda against the gathering
06:40 Ken speaks about engaged fatherhood and taking control of the narrative
09:00 How can Black men develop their leadership skills?
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About Dr. Joan
Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.
Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.
In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.
Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.
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