Partners In Change Podcast Launches in Richmond

Partners in Change, a new podcast hosted by co-worker and friend duo Bree Dodd and Christian Dawson, launched this week with the goal of celebrating the change-makers shaping Richmond, Virginia. Dodd and Dawson are part of Open Eye, a fast-growing consultancy that helps small business and non-profit leaders thrive through the co-creation of customized, affordable change management plans. Their new podcast will leverage this expertise while they explore the stories of the Richmond community’s vibrant creators, connectors, entrepreneurs, and idealists twice a month.

“Since I moved here I’ve watched Richmond go through a series of transformations that have challenged and changed us,” explains Christian Dawson, Sr. Partner and Co-Founder of Open Eye. “But the story of a changing city is made up of smaller, human, stories of change. We are so excited to get to highlight and share those stories, and to learn from leaders in our community that are helping to push our city forward.”

The first episode of Partners in Change features guest co-host Elisabeth Klughardt, Regional Senior Partner at Open Eye. In the opening episode, Partners in Change digs into the inspiring story of Chris “Texas” Fultz and Alex “Orange” Graf, the celebrated owners of Richmond-based ZZQ. A launch like this is an exciting time, and while many would look to companies like to help keep the ball rolling, it is hoped this podcast will be supported by the local community. The second episode, launching June 21, will feature Nick Davis, owner of Nick Davis Photography and lead photographer at Richmond Grid. In July, the podcast will spotlight the work of artist Hamilton Glass, founder of Mending Walls RVA, and Erica Porter, founder of Endorphasm.

Partners In Change can be accessed via Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Spotify. Listeners are encouraged to contact the podcast at for show ideas and collaboration. In addition, Partners in Change will regularly update listeners about upcoming guests on its Instagram account, @partnersinchangepodcast. Learn more about Open Eye at

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