Jane Weiner

“All of us have our own disability, addiction or personal skeleton that drags us down. It can pop up at any moment and put that cage on us.”

This episode sponsored byEncourageX


Because it’s time for us all to stop, take a breath and listen. I am a journalist who relishes giving voice to people’s stories.  I am a business owner, founder of an education non-profit, keynote speaker, wife, mother, daughter, dancer, sister and lover of life — and my country.  And like so many of you, it…


Knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next primarily through words, both written and spoken. While campfire stories and the folklore they gave birth to seemed  near extinction, modern technology has revived this intimate and personal form of sharing knowledge. Knowledge is power.  This podcast is about empowering all of us to better…


At some point in our lives, we all know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.  To be shunned.  To be the outcast.  To be the “other”.  Business leaders, students, parents, political leaders, educators, doctors, professional athletes, social activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers…everyone you can think of.  What are their stories?  What “other”…

Irene Greaves

If it’s true that babies aren’t born hating, that they’re taught to hate by adults — what would our world look like if we taught love in our schools?

This episode sponsored by Etched Communications

Zachary Barnett

Imagine you are diagnosed as HIV positive.  You feel every hope and dream you ever had for your life..come crashing down around you.

This episode sponsored by Etched Communications

Jean Becker

One year ago today, Barbara Bush passed away. In honor and memory of the former First Lady a very special episode…

This episode sponsored by Bilateral Chamber

Laura Wilkinson

“Life is like diving off a 30 foot platform. You can’t just stick your toe in the water. You have to dive in with both feet.”

This episode sponsored by Headquarters

Andrew Hanauer

I continue to be inspired by passionate, engaged citizens who roll up their sleeves and do their part to help bring Americans together across divides — political, racial, economic and religious. As Director of the One America Movement, Andrew Hanauer and his team are doing more than their fair share to foster constructive dialogue that…

Ruby Powers

This award-winning immigration attorney shares personal and professional stories about one of the most divisive issues in America.

This episode sponsored by Bilateral Chamber

Brice Everhart

It is central to the mission of Our Voices Matter to include a diverse group of voices, including those of our youth.  I can’t think of a better young man to represent his generation than  Brice Everhart.   Wise beyond his years, Brice is articulate, engaging and already a successful entrepreneur at the tender age of…

Stefanie Cantu

Stef Cantu and I first crossed paths in 2004 when she walked across a stage and I handed her a Linda Lorelle college scholarship.  Today, she is on our Board.  That, in itself, is quite a story, which we will definitely touch on.  But there is so much more to this young woman who is…

Russell “Rusty” Hardin

He’s been hailed and pilloried as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney.  His roster of clients includes Dow Jones, Arthur Andersen and J. Howard Marshall, III (Anna Nicole Smith was not a fan), not to mention a who’s who of professional athletes:  Roger Clemens, Warren Moon, Wade Boggs, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Murphy and Rudy…

Julia Cuba Lewis

    I remember the day I met her. She was standing among a small group in a Houston high-rise condo, the host having invited us all to meet this dynamic woman on a mission: “To ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be…

Mustafa Tameez

If you watch cable news, his face might look familiar.  Mustafa Tameez makes the rounds regularly on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and other networks as a “pundit”, weighing in on a variety of topics making headlines.  You might have already formed an opinion about him, most likely based upon your politics.  But I assure you,…

Sara Speer Sellber

If there’s anyone on the planet who gets what it means to be human, it’s Sara Speer Selber.  Everything she does is about helping others, so it will come as no surprise to learn about her 30+ years of being a major player in Houston’s non-profit scene.  From the Dynegy Foundation to AIDS Foundation Houston…