Spencer Tillman

“America is in the red zone.  The question is, do we know it.”  You don’t have to know football to understand what Spencer Tillman is talking about, or his perspective on how we as a nation get into the end zone.   He wears a Super Bowl ring from his days as a running back…

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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…

OVERCOMING THE “OTHER”

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”…

Josh Levs

There’s something about Josh Levs that makes you believe anything is possible! Where to begin… He’s a highly decorated, highly accomplished journalist, keynote speaker, best selling author, entrepreneur and global activist. He is also a dedicated father of three, and it’s that role which has made the world sit up, take notice and affect change….

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.

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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…

James Brown

EncourageX Inviting James Brown to be a guest was kind of a no-brainer.  He had me at “Encourage”!  I love that word and all the positivity it evokes.  I first met James when he was an executive at a Houston-based oil field services company.  Little did I know that a few years later he would…

Denise Hamilton

  You better work (2 finger snaps and a head roll)!!  Better yet, you better WatchHerWork!  Because this dynamo is on a serious mission to empower women to live their best lives in the workplace.  Her brilliant idea to curate on camera a range of advice from professional women, for professional women, and make it…

Rob Fersh

When I first met Rob Fersh, little did he know that he wouldn’t be able to get rid of me!  I was invited to attend a Houston reception introducing his Washington, DC-based organization,  Convergence Center for Policy Resolution.  The mission resonated with me so deeply that I sat myself next to him at dinner and…

NEIL BUSH

His family name symbolizes an American political dynasty, but his chosen path is outside of politics.  Neil Bush is a businessman, investor and Founder/Chairman, along with his wife, Maria, of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.  In my previous role as a news anchor and reporter in Houston and St. Louis, I got to know…