Welcome to the You Inspire Me Podcast! The goal of this show is to spread joy, positivity, and encouragement through sharing the thoughts and perspectives of inspiring individuals. The first season of You Inspire Me is called, "A Year of Inspire," and I hope to conduct 52 interviews over the course of 2021 highlighting women who have personally inspired me! Thank you for joining us!
Episode 21: Today Matters for Eternity with Felita Zhang
To Felita, inspiration is "being extremely motivated by the actions of someone [she] looks up to." Felita lives her life empowering others and finding ways to make the world a better place through all she does. Between her work mentoring other women, building biological nanomaterials in the research lab, and fostering lasting friendships, Felita is truly a rockstar!
Episode 20: For the Good with Evan Walker
On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Evan Walker, a graduating West Point cadet and a Rhodes Scholar. Evan describes inspiration as a really warm feeling that is embodied by a moment of clarity or an "ah ha" moment. She also describes inspiration as "being liberated by or from something." Throughout this conversation, Evan shares practical wisdom for connecting with and supporting others while also recognizing the value and strengths within one's own identity. It is a true honor to share this conversation with you!
Episode 19: It’s What’s in the Middle that Counts with Jordan Kelley
On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews her incredible friend, Jordan Kelley. Jordan is a Christian, wife, dog momma to Eli, and Army Engineer Officer. She defines inspiration as internal and external things that “encourages you to drive or reach and attain goals and aspirations.” Jordan shares how she is inspired […]
Episode 18: Who Would You Be without the Enemy’s Lies with Katie Walter (TWINspiration Part 2)
On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope shares a joyous conversation with Katie Walter. Katie defines inspiration as "the process through which we recognize something that we're called or uniquely positioned to do." Throughout this interview, Katie walks us through her personal story in the military, marriage, and motherhood.
Episode 17: God Allows Us to Experience Humiliations Commensurate with Our Need for Them with Mary Delvaux (TWINspiration Part 1)
On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope is able to share a joy-filled conversation with her friend and sister in Christ, Mary Delvaux. Mary shares that she views inspiration as something that is breathed into her by others and gives life to ideas that she had not known to be possible.
Episode 16: Today is the Day the Lord has Made with Jo Petersen
On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope had the amazing and fun chance to interview her mother-in-law, Jo Petersen. She is an amazing woman who shares about she finds joy in every day despite any challenges that get thrown her way. Jo defines inspiration as "anything that makes you want to change something about what you are doing or how you think about yourself and others."
So encouraging and *inspiring* :)
This podcast is full of amazing stories from wonderful people! Hope’s podcast is SO worth listening to because I learn so much (whether it’s about faith, resilience, positivity, etc) from each episode!
In a culture where we too often tear each other down in a spirit of competition, Hope is a perpetual "hype woman." It's been so great to hear from her guests who each have their own unique twist on inspiration and come from so many different backgrounds. I even knew some of the guests in real life but never heard their stories of growth and what motivated them to excellence. This is also critical in a culture where everything is instant and we always crave a "quick fix." Pulling back the curtain on others' success often reveals a trail of failures and/or hardships with which we can identify, and this has been a powerful reminder for me that greatness is not achieved in a vacuum, and almost never overnight. Thanks to Hope for all these great stories that reveal how we can grow and learn from one another's achievements and celebrate them together!
A Light In This World
This podcast truly shows us just how incredible the seemingly “ordinary” people in our lives are. With stories from women of all walks of life, the You Inspire Me podcast illuminates a beautiful variety of ways in which people can impact others through their actions, and lead others to discover their full potential through the power of storytelling.
The host, Hope, clearly has such a raw passion for sharing these stories, and her empathy and insightful questions help the listener to draw out true kernels of wisdom from everyone’s experiences.
If you need a pick me up, or some encouragement that you, too, can inspire others in your daily life, I highly recommend you listen to the You Inspire Me podcast!
It is truly a beacon of light and “hope” in this world ☺️