1. Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. - Suffolk County NY: Transparency and Justice Dr. Laura Sicola 34:59

Protecting a community begins by building trust. On today’s episode Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. shares his journey to building trust and resources within the Suffolk County community. Listen in as Laura and the sheriff discuss Suffolk County’s current efforts to provide resources to previously incarcerated individuals, how Sheriff Toulon is connecting with the community youth, and how the internet has helped the justice department build trust and share information with more people.  


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • The four key topics that are concerning today’s youth
  • How Sheriff Toulon is creating resources and using inclusive language to release stigmas around previously incarcerated individuals
  • The challenges of being elected into a role that requires trust and transparency
  • How the department is using social media to disperse information
  • Why Sheriff Toulon is continuing to adapt his communication skills as he grows in his current role


During the 24-hour Influence Challenge, Sheriff Toulon encourages you to avoid thinking critically about yourself and others for 24 hours. This challenge is to help you break down self-imposed barriers that stop you from deeply connecting with others.


About Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Ed.D.


Sheriff Toulon is serving his second term as Suffolk County’s 67th Sheriff and the first African American to be elected to a non-judicial countywide office.


You can connect with Sheriff Toulon in the following ways:


Website: www.suffolksheriff.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/suffolksheriff

Twitter: www.twitter.com/suffolk-sheriff

Instagram: www.instagram.com/suffolk-sheriff


To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

LinkedIn Business Page: 


Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.