The Hope Matrix

THE HOPE MATRIX

From Child Trafficking to Global Advocate, featuring Kamala Poudel

In this episode host Kathryn Goetzke,  sits down with Kamala Poudel, as she shares her journey from being trafficked by her father at the age of five to becoming a global advocate. Kamala talks about how she managed to escape and survive on her own, overcoming immense challenges, including her struggles with mental health and… Continue reading From Child Trafficking to Global Advocate, featuring Kamala Poudel

Embracing Grief to Find Hope, featuring Leslie Weirich

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, we sit down with Leslie Weirich, a suicide prevention advocate and the author of “The Gifts of Grief,” to explore the journey of grief and hope. Leslie shares her deeply personal experiences with loss, including the tragic loss of her son, and how these experiences have shaped… Continue reading Embracing Grief to Find Hope, featuring Leslie Weirich

Hope After a Heart Transplant, featuring Jonathan Bogner

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, we sit down with Leslie Weirich, a suicide prevention advocate and the author of “The Gifts of Grief,” to explore the journey of grief and hope. Leslie shares her deeply personal experiences with loss, including the tragic loss of her son, and how these experiences have shaped… Continue reading Hope After a Heart Transplant, featuring Jonathan Bogner

Finding Belief, Purpose, and Hope after a Traumatic Brain Injury, featuring Damian Wąsowicz

Join host Kathryn Goetzke for an inspiring conversation with Damian Wąsowicz, the incredible author behind “The Bicycle Test: Finding Belief, Purpose, and Hope after a Traumatic Brain Injury.”   In this deeply moving episode, Damian courageously shares his journey of navigating life after a traumatic brain injury, shedding light on the challenges of rebuilding shattered… Continue reading Finding Belief, Purpose, and Hope after a Traumatic Brain Injury, featuring Damian Wąsowicz

Teaching Teens Hope in Times of War, featuring Elad Talmor

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, host Kathryn Goetzke sits down with Elad Talmor, a cognitive behavioral psychologist based in Israel, to discuss his work in empowering and teaching teens about Hope amidst challenging circumstances, like war. Elad shares insights from his experience working with teenagers in Israel, who are grappling with the… Continue reading Teaching Teens Hope in Times of War, featuring Elad Talmor

Shining Hope and Creating Sparks on the International Day of Hope, featuring Zoya Awan

This is a special episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast featuring Zoya Awan, Director of Public Affairs at Walmart. Zoya Awan directs the strategic outreach and engagement strategy for Walmart’s strategic partnerships within multicultural and minority communities including People with Disabilities, Native Americans, and Emerging Generations across communities.     In this episode, Zoya and… Continue reading Shining Hope and Creating Sparks on the International Day of Hope, featuring Zoya Awan

Creating Recipes for Hope, featuring Chef Grace Ramirez

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, we explore the inspiring journey of Grace Ramirez, a chef, dedicated humanitarian, educator, author, and TV personality.   Chef Grace Ramirez takes us on a captivating journey from her humble beginnings to becoming a trailblazer in higher education representation with Latina Cuisine. She shares her experiences, highlighting… Continue reading Creating Recipes for Hope, featuring Chef Grace Ramirez

The Power and Science of Hope, featuring Crystal Bryce, Ph.D.

Join host Kathryn Goetzke as she explores the profound areas of hope and empathy in this latest episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast.   Joining Kathryn is Dr. Crystal Bryce, the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine and the Director of Research at The Shine Hope Company.   Dr.… Continue reading The Power and Science of Hope, featuring Crystal Bryce, Ph.D.

Learned Hopefulness is Possible, Featuring Dan Tomasulo Ph.D.

Join host Kathryn Goetzke in a thought-provoking conversation with esteemed psychologist, professor, speaker, and the author of the book ‘Learned Hopefulness’ and ‘The Positivity Effect’, Dr. Dan Tomasulo, as they explore the transformative power of hope in personal growth and societal change.   In this enlightening podcast episode, Dr. Dan Tomasulo draws from his extensive… Continue reading Learned Hopefulness is Possible, Featuring Dan Tomasulo Ph.D.

Choosing Love to Create a Global Movement, Featuring Scarlett Lewis

In this compelling episode of the Hope Matrix Podcast, host Kathryn Goetzke sits down with Scarlett Lewis, the inspiring founder of the Choose Love Movement. Scarlett shares her deeply personal journey and the transformative power of choosing love in the face of tragedy.     Scarlett Lewis founded the nonprofit Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement… Continue reading Choosing Love to Create a Global Movement, Featuring Scarlett Lewis