How Connecting Across Generations = Hope

How Connecting Across Generations = Hope

People often ask where and how I find guests for Our Voices Matter.

The short answer is, when I run across a story I think will resonate with our audience, I jump on it.

For this episode, I didn’t have to look very far.

Literally across my desk.

No Subject Off Limits

Jodi Rabitoy is my Executive Assistant at Linda Lorelle Media.

As you might imagine, we talk a lot. About pretty much everything, especially when it comes to the podcast, which she helps produce and market.

No subject is off limits with us — race, mental health, family dynamics, gender identity, marriage, politics, social justice, you name it.

And since we’re both parents of young adults, we talk about that, too.

So when I decided to launch this series amplifying the voices of GenZ and Millennials, I asked Jodi if she and her daughter, Colette, would join me on the podcast.

Lucky for all of us, they said yes.

What Drives Millennial Decision-Making

Colette received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston in 2020 and is now a designer at the Houston architecture firm, Regan & Andre.

Jodi has been working with me at Linda Lorelle Media for a little over three years.

She has a Masters in Elementary Education & Teaching from Viterbo University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

I was interested in talking with them after Jodi shared with me some of Colette’s perspectives about her future, what is influencing her decision-making and the impact on Jodi as a loving parent who wants the best for her child.

In some ways, it reminds of me conversations with my own Millennial daughter, but interesting, additional themes also emerged.

Hope for the Future

At the end of the day, I think these conversations are important because they help us better understand what each other is going through from a generational perspective.

And from a human perspective.

My generation is leaving a profoundly troubled world with existential consequences for the next generations to deal with.

Sometimes it’s hard for them — and for us — to have hope for the future.

But we have to keep looking for it.

I feel blessed to find hope in conversations like this one.

Here’s hoping you find it, too.

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