Care To Listen Impact Awards

Care to Listen Impact Awards

Care to Listen Impact Awards celebrates organizations or individuals committed to compassionate listening for others in their community. Representatives are dedicated to serving others and positively impacting lives.

2021 Award Winners

Ken Blanchard

Global Community Award

Ken Blanchard is an author, speaker, and business consultant, respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.

Yalonda Rice

Central PA Community Award

Yalonda Rice serves as a Senior Development Manager with the American Cancer Society and Managing Editor for the quarterly literary magazine, Philadelphia Stories. She is a Baltimore, Maryland native, currently living in Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Megan Bachmore

Volunteer Listener Award

Meghan Bachmore serves as the Membership Services Director at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation. Meghan’s ability to bring people together has made her an asset to businesses and her community.


Ken Blanchard

With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and bestselling books. When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor.

“Ken has used his voice, writing, speaking, blogging, podcasting, and making connections to highlight the necessity of servant leadership in the 21st century. To be a servant leader, you have to be a good listener, and Ken has modeled leading with humility, grace, compassion, and kindness.”


Yalonda Rice

As a staff member dedicated to her role at the American Cancer Society and active community member, Yalonda believes in listening with intention and heart. 

“Yalonda is serving those who are on the cancer journey with kindness, compassion, empathy, and non-judgement. Each of these values are values STTIT tries to impart to individuals and organizations and she is already helping foster this compassionate listening movement.”


Meghan Bachmore

On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Meghan is an INFJ, which is considered to be the rarest personality type. This explains why she has often felt different from her peers. She has not let that hold her back, though, and continues to gain confidence and utilize her uniqueness to better the world around her.

Meghan values deep, authentic relationships with others and wants to make everyone she interacts with feel heard. Meghan’s ability to bring people together has made her an asset to businesses and her community. She is able to offer compassion and empathy, and meet people where they are regardless of any differences they may have.