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”…

Loubel Galik

It’s usually in the first few words. A story either hits you — or it doesn’t. You decide to keep reading — or move on.

This episode sponsored by Bilateral Chamber

Ruby Returns – An Update

“Mini”-Pod Episode with former guest Ruby Powers – OVM 11 (Feb 2019) Ruby Powers/ Powers Law Firm Read her bio here Original Podcast / OVM 11 – Ruby Powers (2/19/19) No one trained me for thisAug. 2, 2018No one trained me for what I am doing as an immigration attorney in the family separation crisis:…

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

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…