Celebrities, thought leaders and influential persons answer the question: How do you define a Miracle? These conversations will inspire, provide hope, and motivate you to dream big and create miracles in your own life and the lives of those around you.
Ep. 110 Chris Pratt Conversation
19:14Chris Pratt is an actor, comedian and multiple award winner who is impacting millions of lives through his movies and charitable endeavors. Listen to this episode and learn: How Chris got into acting and advice he has for aspiring actors. His favorite movie to film and his favorite actors to work with. Who made him laugh the most on Park and Recreation and how he was able to shoot lines without laughing. Why it’s important to Chris to visit and support children’s hospitals. About his son’s premature birth and how young kids going through health challenges inspire him.
Ep. 109 Jennifer Garner Conversation
20:33Jennifer Garner is an American actress, Golden-Globe winner, mother of three and activist. Listen to this episode and learn: When Jennifer started acting and her favorite movie role How Jennifer spent her time in quarantine What movie Jennifer wants to make and her favorite movie The high and low points in Jennifer’s career What is the biggest miracles in Jennifer’s life Why Jennifer loves to support children’s hospitals
Ep. 108 Matthew McConaughey Conversation
27:41Matthew McConaughey is an actor, producer, Oscar Award winner, New York Times Best Selling author, father and founder of the just keep living foundation. Listen to this episode and learn: When Matthew started acting and his favorite movie role How gratitude gives Matthew more to be thankful for Who Matthew’s role model is and how he strives to be his best self About a life experience where he had to be brave and advice for those going through challenges Why Matthew loves to give back and how he started writing
Ep. 107 Teri Nestel Conversation
28:30Teri Nestel is the President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals During her more than 30-year tenure, Nestel led corporate and development fundraising initiatives, doubling revenue for children’s hospitals between 1994 and 2004. Most recently, Nestel served as chief administrative officer, leading strategic and annual planning, information services, finance and accounting, human resources and legal and compliance. Listen to this episode and learn: How the passing of Teri’s friends’ child inspired Teri to get involved with fundraising and changed course of her career How Teri started working with CMN Hospitals in 1989 and her career journey with the organization. About the challenges Teri has faced being a woman in leadership About the advice she would give young girls who aspire to be future CEO’s About the most memorable moment of Teri’s career with CMN Hospitals About the biggest impact John Lauck made in Teri’s life About Teri’s vision for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and what gives her hope during this challenging time
Ep. 106 Kevin Love Conversation
30:39Kevin Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is an NBA Champion, a 5-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold Medalist and a mental health advocate. Listen to this episode and learn: How Kevin’s father, who played in the NBA, inspired Kevin’s dream to play professional basketball. How Kevin found the courage to publicly share his mental health challenges. Why Kevin was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award and how he was impacted by super fan, Mason. What tools Kevin uses on a daily basis to manage his anxiety and depression. Why Kevin created the Kevin Love Fund and how it is promoting mental health and helping people improve their physical and emotional well-being. The biggest loss in Kevin’s life and what he learned from it. Which game was the most memorable for Kevin in his career.
Ep. 105 Jordin Sparks Conversation
14:28Jordin Sparks is a singer, songwriter, actress, Grammy-nominee, BET Award winner, American Award Music winner, and Broadway star. She won the 6th season of American Idol in 2007 and become the youngest person to win the show. Listen to this episode and learn: How Jordin became the youngest winner in American Idol history. What Jordin’s childhood dreams were and how her life changed as a teenager. How Jordin overcame setbacks to learn perseverance and self-love. About the best moments in Jordin’s career including an unexpected surprise at the Kentucky Derby. Why Jordin is passionate about children’s hospitals and her personal connection to the cause.
Ep. 104 Misty Copeland Conversation
20:28Misty Copeland is a New York Times bestselling author, spokesmodel, and ballerina who became the first ever African-American female principal dancer for the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Listen to this episode and learn: What Misty’s childhood passions were and what it felt like to be in a ballet studio for the first time. How Misty overcame barriers and relied on her support system to become a professional dancer. How Misty found the courage to be a trailblazer and role model for other dancers of color. Why Misty is so committed to philanthropy and supporting the arts. What Misty’s favorite role to play is and which one is the most challenging. How Misty ended up dancing point on Prince’s piano in Madison Square Garden.
Ep. 103 Danielle Fishel Conversation
35:42Danielle Fishel is the beloved star of the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World, and successful model, director, and author. Listen to this episode and learn: How Danielle’s childhood dreams became a reality and what she learned about herself from the characters she played. About the accomplishments Danielle is most proud of, including going to college later in life to finish her degree. About the miracles Danielle and her family experienced during her son’s health journey and time in the hospital. Why Danielle believes it is so important to live in the moment. Who Danielle looks up to most in the entertainment industry.
Ep. 102 Amy Poehler Conversation
30:57Amy Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents with credits including that of actress, writer, executive producer, and comedian. Amy is a Golden Globe winner, consecutive six-time Emmy nominee, and a New York Times bestselling author. Listen to this episode and learn: About the things that inspire Amy and why she gives back to children’s hospitals. What life is like during the pandemic for Amy and also for patients in hospitals for treatment. What Amy’s childhood dreams were and how she started in comedy. How cancer patient Lauren was diagnosed the same year as her mother. How Amy and patient Lauren both handle life’s unexpected twists and turns.
Ep. 101 Tony Hawk Episode
20:09Tony Hawk is a sports legend, professional skate boarder, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose foundation has given away over $10 million to under-privileged communities across the country. Listen to this episode and learn: What prompted Tony to start skating and how he handled being knocked down. Why Tony focuses on helping youth find a community and a safe space to be themselves. About Tony’s personal mindset during competitions. What it was like for Tony to be in a video game and reach new audiences. What Tony feels most passionate about now.