The Hope Matrix

THE HOPE MATRIX

Updates in Hope Science, featuring Matthew Gallagher, PhD

In this episode, host Kathryn Goetzke talks with Dr. Matthew Gallagher, a clinical psychology professor at the University of Houston, about his research on hope and its impact on mental health.   The conversation covers how hope is measured using the Hope Scale, highlighting that it is effective across different groups and can predict mental… Continue reading Updates in Hope Science, featuring Matthew Gallagher, PhD

Finding Hope Again after Losing Daughter, featuring Rick Marchetti

In this deeply moving episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, Host Kathryn Geotzke sits down with Rick Marchetti, a bereaved father who has found a way to rebuild his life after the devastating loss of his daughter. Rick shares his profound journey through grief, emphasizing the importance of Nourishing Networks in the healing process.  … Continue reading Finding Hope Again after Losing Daughter, featuring Rick Marchetti

The Power of Gratitude for Hope, featuring Dr. Erwin Benedict Valencia, DPT

Join us in this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast as we delve into the inspiring journey of Erwin Valencia, founder of Gratitude Gang, and Former Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer of New York Knicks. From his humble beginnings to becoming a leader in mental health advocacy, Erwin shares his story of hope and… Continue reading The Power of Gratitude for Hope, featuring Dr. Erwin Benedict Valencia, DPT

Finding Hope Through Natural Disasters, Featuring Kristi Kandel

In this episode, podcast host Kathryn Goetzke engages in a profound conversation with Kristi Kandel, the CEO and Founder of I&D Consulting. They discuss the impacts of natural disasters on individuals and communities, focusing on resilience, hope, and the importance of community support. Kristi shares personal experiences of navigating through hurricanes and wildfires, highlighting the… Continue reading Finding Hope Through Natural Disasters, Featuring Kristi Kandel

The Power of Movement and Hope, featuring Marisa Hamamoto

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, Host Kathryn Goetzke had an inspiring conversation with Marissa Hamamoto, the Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director of Infinite Flow, an inclusive dance company. Marissa shares her journey of overcoming challenges, including a spinal cord infarction that changed her life and career. Marissa emphasizes the power of movement,… Continue reading The Power of Movement and Hope, featuring Marisa Hamamoto

A Story of Building and Shining Hope, featuring Bradly Johnson

In this episode, podcast host Kathryn Goetzke engages in an inspiring conversation with Bradly Johnson, the Chief Community Officer at Build Inc. They discuss Bradly’s personal journey from overcoming bullying and suppressing emotions to becoming a teacher and community leader. Bradly shares insights on self-awareness, empathy, and maintaining a hopeful mindset. He also discusses his… Continue reading A Story of Building and Shining Hope, featuring Bradly Johnson

Being Intentional in Navigating Hope as a Veteran and Civilian, featuring Thomas Harris

In this episode, podcast host Kathryn Goetzke had an inspiring conversation with Thomas Harris, a US Navy veteran and the Assistant Director of Men’s Guest Services at Nashville Rescue Mission. Thomas is also part of Merging Vets and Players, a transition program for military veterans and former athletes. They discuss the importance of hope, relationships,… Continue reading Being Intentional in Navigating Hope as a Veteran and Civilian, featuring Thomas Harris

Finding Hope After Active Military Duty, featuring MaCherie Dunbar

Join us for an inspiring episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast featuring MaCherie Dunbar, Air Force Veteran, Advocate, and Entrepreneur. In this episode, MaCherie reflects on her experiences transitioning from military service, navigating post-deployment challenges, and advocating for vital support services for veterans. She sheds light on the profound challenges faced by veterans entering civilian… Continue reading Finding Hope After Active Military Duty, featuring MaCherie Dunbar

A School Nurse’s Hope Story, featuring Robin Cogan

In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, host Kathryn Goetzke talks with Robin Cogan, a Nationally Certified School Nurse entering her 24th year in the Camden City School District of New Jersey. Robin also serves as the New Jersey Director of the National Association of School Nurses.   Robin shares her experiences working during… Continue reading A School Nurse’s Hope Story, featuring Robin Cogan

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