Journeys to Belonging
with Dr. Ilene Winokur
Journeys to Belonging is a weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ilene Winokur. Join Ilene and her guests as they share their experiences about finding a sense of belonging and offer advice about how to create a sense of belonging in their personal and professional lives. I also explore my guest's passion projects and what motivates them.

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S3 Ep. 3 with Nick DeForest

Nick DeForest, who is originally from Ontario, Canada has been in Vienna Austria since 2000 and works at the American International School Vienna. Nick has his BA in History from Brock University and his Master’s in Athletic Administration and…

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S3 Ep 2 with Anji Gray

Anji is an internationally board-certified Master NLP life coach and clinical hypnotherapist dedicated to guiding women toward recognizing their self-worth and breaking free from toxic relationship patterns. With over 15 years of experience in the…

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S3 Ep1 with Jim Thompson

This week’s episode features Jim Thompson, teacher, administrator, and video instructional coach.  He is first and foremost grandfather to James Joseph and co-author of A Quick Guide to Video Coaching. In 1993, he was names New York State’s Elementary…

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Ep. 3 #oneword2023 Bittersweet

In this episode, Ilene describes what her #oneword2023 Bittersweet signifies for her this year. 

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Bittersweet: #oneword2023 ep. 2

On this episode of Journeys to Belonging, Ilene reflects on her experience of going through family memorabilia on the first day of 2023.

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My #oneword 2022 and 2023

In this episode, Ilene reflects on the past year and looks forward to 2023. She also shares what she’s been doing instead of recording guests for her podcast. 

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Episode 99 with guest Tu Vuong

Tu Vuong is an educator who has worked in a number of capacities including consultant, teacher and advocate for newcomer families and students. She has been a lead in projects with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Apple Education, and has…

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Episode 98 with guest Faye Lawand

Faye Lawand is known as New Zealand’s Trusted Internal Conflict Resolution Expert and coach for burnt-out (or nearly burnt-out) professionals. Her method brings back life’s ease and excitement for the professional who’s had it (almost) burned out, by…

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Episode 97 Teacher Appreciation All Year

In this week’s episode, Ilene shares her thoughts about Teacher Appreciation and how important it is to appreciate them all year long and not just one day or week per year. She also discusses systemic change that includes teacher voices and the need…

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Episode 96 with guest Donnie Winokur

A native of New Jersey, Donnie studied theater at Catholic University (“because being a nun was out of the question”) before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta, where she graduated with a degree in psychology. There her passion for drama…

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