Life Changes Show, April 25, 2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
New Leadership for Human Development and Social Values – Ep682-2
This Episode Features Performance Guest, International Award Winning Young Artist, Pianist, Ryan Wisniewski; and Interview Guest, Academic, Author, Speaker, Artist, and Founder and Director of EVOLving Leadership, Mila Popovich, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Ep682, Titled, “New Leadership for Human Development and Social Values”
Interview Guest: MILA POPOVICH; and Performance Guest: RYAN WISNIEWSKI
Guest, Mila Popovich
Mila Popovich is a global transformer. She is the voice of new standards and ethical leadership in the fields of science and technology, education, economy, and democratic systems. She is an academic, author, speaker, and artist. As a contributor and advisor on board of highest-ranking global organizations, she is ushering a new era of human development and leading the evolution of social values.
Mila is the Founder of EVOLving Leadership – program and consultancy for transformational leadership. She develops the potential of individuals, organizations and communities for superior performance. Mila is a Member of theExecutive Committee of the World Academy of Art and Science and the Chair of the Academy’s Nominations Committee. She is appointed the Head of Research andDevelopment on the project Global Leadership in the 21st Century by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the World Academy.
Mila’s work is sourced in three major domains: systems sciences and integral knowledge, psychology of transformation, and anticipation and future studies. In her workshops and transformational labs, Mila teaches the science of accomplishment and the art of fulfillment and designs distinctive synesthetic experiences for awakening individual and collective genius.
She draws on her cultural range from native Montenegro and resident USA for her artistic expression as an awarded performing artist in multiple dance forms, bilingual poet and experimental theater art director. She is an educational and social innovator and creative entrepreneur – a social artist sourcing her divers engagements as an academic, artist and activist to engender social transformation and systemic change for individual and collective thriving.
Guest, Ryan Wisniewski
Ryan Wisniewski has been playing piano his entire life. Primarily focused on classical music, his repertoire ranges from Buxtehude and Bach to Scriabin and Rachmaninoff, with much in between.
Most recently, his performance of Prokofiev’s Suggestion Diabolique won the Gold Medal at the AADGT International Young Musicians Festival, with a winner’s concert this April held at Carnegie Hall.
Other recognition includes 1st Prize at the Global Musical Bridges (GMB) International Youth Piano Competition 2019 and 1st Prize at the Satori Piano Competition Prodigy-Level 2021.
With an undoubted influence from a strong Polish background, his performances of Chopin have received critical acclaim. Adam Gyorgy and Steven Spooner have described his Barcarolle as “well planned and greatly executed [with] ‘perfect’ moments! …This is very rare”.
His interpretations have also won 1st place in the SYMF Chopin Category in 2010 and 2021. Outside the Romantic era, he also performed in the pit band of musicals, being a part of the few musicians, hand-picked and invited. Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, and The Addams Family were all well received.
Ryan also plays organ and can be heard playing at the USC Caruso Center in weekly masses. “I love the range and power held in each stop and note. Elevating polyphony to the next level, having to add the feet is a unique and tiring challenge yet sometimes I cannot remove myself from the bench.”
Currently, he minors in musical studies in piano at the University of Southern California, given the opportunity to study under notable figures such as Thomas Ladd, Lucinda Carver, Alan Smith, and Stephen Pierce.
None of this could have been possible without his teacher’s incredible and unmatched dedication and love of music, Margarita Markosyan.
Life Changes Show
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A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.