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Introducing my new blog!

Always evolving.   It is probably the consistent theme in my life. My personal and professional lives have travelled down many roads…. some less travelled and some frequently travelled.  The roads have taken interesting turns, presented occasional bumps or frustrating detours.  I have tackled numerous dead ends but always pleasantly surprised with beautiful scenery and amazing discoveries.  I typically plan my adventures.  Like my GPS, it does not always register the unexpected surprises.  Some adventures will go according to my plans and some do not.  I am constantly recalculating my adventures… that is myself.  Thus, I am always evolving. It’s indeed a real good thing.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Darlene Goncz Zangara, Ph.D., LPC.  I am quite proud of the initials after my name.  I obtained a doctorate degree in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.  My dissertation is entitled, “Sustaining Voice through Leadership:  How Do Deaf Leaders Sustain Voice in Challenging Dominant Systems?”  The research has led me on an amazing journey into the world of leadership and understanding the unique experiences of deaf leaders and how they sustain their voice in today’s platforms.

I am also a licensed professional counselor in the state of Ohio and received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling with Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Gallaudet University.  I have Bachelors of Sciences in Deaf Education from Bowling Green State University.  I have dedicated myself in areas including leadership, non-profit management, human services, program development, marginalization phenomenon, deaf/hearing cultural mediation and strategic change. I am also a consultant, trainer, facilitator and speaker.

Let me tell you about the newest adventure I am planning!  I am going to launch my new blog –  The Evolving Deaf Leader.  This blog will capture my reflections of leadership experiences and scholarly works as it relates to the world of deaf leadership. In keeping up with the pace of our society, we evolve to survive and thrive during our adventures.  Keep evolving!

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