I like talking to interesting people who are living INPowered lives. They also demonstrate a Spirit of Leading that is service oriented, self-less, and sincere. They come from all walks of life and all generations. They are the doers who simply look for ways to improve their surroundings and impact the lives of all they touch as a result.
The Spirit of Leading podcast will help you find ways to get the most out of your current circumstances by becoming more INPowered to LEAD in every aspect of your life: at home, at work, and in your community.
Victoria McArtor (photo by Brian Bartlett) VICTORIA McARTOR wants to make poetry more a part of everyday life. She believes poetry can INPower people to project themselves into their communities as they reflect on how their communities have played a role in...read more
Jeff Martin and Cindy Hulsey had a dream to open an independent book store in Tulsa's arts district, and on November 20, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. the first wave of jubilant customers streamed through the door of Magic City Books at the corner of Detroit and Archer. Jeff...read more
Akash Patel found his way to the United States to study engineering, then found his passion to help our children discover a world that could be free of bigotry and prejudice by becoming global citizens. On this installment of The Spirit of Leading podcast, Akash...read more
Charity Hitch is an example of how to blossom where you are planted. She returned to her hometown of Guymon, Oklahoma, after graduating from Oklahoma State University and found an opportunity to serve. Charity exemplifies Living INPowered in that she saw a need...read more
Wayne Greene is the editorial page editor at the Tulsa World. He clams that the journalistic integrity of the paper is it's most treasured asset. In this day, when the mainstream media is being attached as FAKE NEWS, it's imperative that readers and citizens have...read more
The Brickgown Brewery was the first brew pub in Oklahoma since statehood. Jim Cowan was the young manager who opened it, ran it, and eventually owned it. On this episode of The Spirit of Leading, we hear first hand about those days and what it took to get a new...read more
Andrew Spector and Jake Lerner wanted to make differnce in education. Neither went to college to become teachers. Both are. They signed up with Teach for America, a program to recruit high-performing college graduates to teach in rural and urban communities in dire...read more
When Greg Massey and Gary Batton met for a typical business lunch in 2013, little did they know they would generate an idea that has become the Imagine Durant community development initiative. Durant, OK, like many communities is working to reinvent itself to...read more
Shannon Warren answered a challenge from her college professor in 2003, which evolved into a statewide initiative known as the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium. On this episode of The Spirit of Leading, Shannon tells her story and discusses the importance of...read more
Meg Weinkauf has a dare for you. In this Spirit of Leading podcast, we get to meet a versatile entrepreneur who is challenging everyone to go for the life they dream of living. Meg demonstrates the Spirit of Leading in her life choices, and she shows how she lives...read more
Ta'Na Alesander is an honoree in the 2016 class of NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma and a winner of the Mark Costello Spirit award. The 2016 class was honored at an awards banquet and program in Oklahoma City. Ta'Na cites her Choctaw heritage and her mother's...read more
Patrick Conlon claims that each generation brings a new normal, and his is a genre-busting approach to composing that draws from his love of all styles of music to influence his contemporary compositions. He is the assistant director of the Academy of Contemporary...read more