Special Encore Show: It Starts With Us – with guest Deke Copenhaver

Are you stepping up, challenging conventions and becoming a catalyst for transformative change? If you would like to contribute to a better world and make your life count, then you must join us for a profound conversation with  Deke Copenhaver.

Deke had an exceptional reputation  as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia (2005-2014) for bridge-building leadership, a strong focus on diversity and inclusion and a comprehensive approach to economic progress and neighborhood rejuvenation. He built a reputation for doing politics differently and was hugely popular across typical divides. Today he is Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, LLC, keynote speaker, leadership coach, and host of ‘The Changemaker’ podcast.

Also, the author of ForbesBooks Amazon #1 bestseller, ‘The Changemaker: The Art of Building Better Leaders’. In 2022, he became a Founding Partner of Starts With Us, working to overcome cultural and political divides in the United States.

Join us  as we explore how to be a great change-maker and consider our personal role in driving positive change in the world.

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 30th June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest Deke Copenhaver:

Deke Copenhaver currently serves as Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, LLC, a niche consulting firm in Augusta, Georgia serving the needs of businesses, nonprofits and local governments. He is a keynote speaker, leadership coach and host of “The Changemaker” podcast. Mr. Copenhaver is the author of the ForbesBooks Amazon #1 bestseller “The Changemaker: the Art of Building Better Leaders” and is hard at work on his second book. In 2022 he became a Founding Partner with Starts With Us, a national non-partisan organization and movement dedicated to overcoming the cultural and political divides in our country.

Deke served as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia from 2005 through 2014 with a commitment to providing bridgebuilding leadership through a strong focus on diversity and inclusion and a comprehensive approach to economic development and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Mr. Copenhaver has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians” on multiple occasions. He and his wife Malisa live in Augusta with their two corgis Minnie and Hoss.

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 30th June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This Special Encore episode will be airing on 30th June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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