Move People Podcast (leadership)







August 2017
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#13 MOVE PEOPLE By Example

Raised on the mean streets of Chicago's South Side, Ray Heilmann pursued a career in education, starting as an English teacher, shaping lives as a freshman football coach, then serving as principal of a Catholic high school for 30+ years. Now known as the Director of Campus Ministry at Quincy University, Ray has a great perspective on what really matters in life.

Direct download: OC-PC-MP-RayHeilmann_Edited_2.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 2:41pm CDT

#12 MOVE PEOPLE to Engagement

As the media business evolves, dinosaurs die and innovators thrive. Evan Smith is one of the latter, having helped found the Texas Tribune, a groundbreaking non-profit media organization focused on Texas politics and their collective ripple effect. In this episode of the Move People podcast, Evan talks about his passion for dialogue, debate and truth in the realm of politics and government. 

Direct download: OC-PC-EvanSmith_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

#11 MOVE PEOPLE with Stories

Since Gary Goldhammer's life was changed by a brush with death in his 20s, he has devoted his life to mastering the power of authentic personal story, guiding leaders to genuine engagement. If you're interested in the idea of a life with deep meaning, listen in on this conversation with a thought leader at Hill & Knowlton to get his take on what really matters and, more importantly, what REALLY moves people.

Direct download: OC-PC-MP-GaryGoldhammer_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

#10 MOVE PEOPLE Across Cultures

Larry Smith is a uniquely gifted leader, able to bridge cultures, generations and disciplines as president of Tokyo Electron America. In this conversation, we hear about Larry's upbringing as the son of a WWII Marine, his own career as a graduate of West Point and his open-minded leadership philosophies. He proves that a big brain and a big heart can coexist in the same person. 

Direct download: OC-PC-MP-Larry_Smith_Edited_2.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

#9 MOVE PEOPLE Into Community

Alan Graham is the bearded, plain-spoken patron of the homeless in Austin, Texas who is leading a growing legion of people to see their destitute neighbors through a different lens. From the creation of a food truck ministry to the innovative Community First! Village, Alan says "yes" first then follows God's leading to success.

Direct download: OC-PC-MP-ALAN20GRAHAM_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

#8 Move People with Words

Head of the Professional Speechwriters Association, David Murray is an advocate for quality prose. He has spent years helping leaders refine their message and deliver it with conviction. Now he devotes his time to mentoring speechwriters and advocating for the profession. (Recorded on location at 5411 Empanadas on Division Street in Chicago.)

Direct download: OC-PC-MURRAY-_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT


Born the son of tenant farmers, Rick Perry kept it simple as he ascended to governorship of America's second largest state. By focusing on the essentials and empowering his team to innovate, he led Texas to the top of America's economic ladder where it remains today. In this episode, he discusses the call to serve and the value of struggle in shaping character

Direct download: Episode_7_Rick20Perry_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

#6 MOVE PEOPLE with Compassion

No one really wants to think about the fact more than 40,000 Texas children are victims of sexual abuse in a given year, but it's true. Thanks to Joy Rauls and her hardworking team, these children are given a chance at justice with coordinated investigations and healing through groundbreaking therapy. As the leader of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Joy has guided this public-private partnership to a trusted leadership role that is making a genuine difference. Listen in as she discusses the realities of this vulnerable population and the challenges of having necessarily tough conversations with constituents across Texas and beyond. She truly moves people.

Direct download: JoyRauls_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

#5: Move People With the Truth

Susan Combs has been breaking barriers since she was a young girl in San Antonio. During a career spanning a role as an administrative assistant in a Mad-Men-era advertising agency to Comptroller of the State of Texas to founder of an online empowerment community for women, Susan has defied expectations and made a difference. Listen in as she shares her "Maude moment" that put her on a path to leadership and recounts the ingredients of her success. 

Direct download: Susan20Combs_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

#4: MOVE PEOPLE in Print

As modern digital media continually kicks legacy media to the curb, the obituary for newspapers has been written more times than an English major can count. As newspapers reorganize or close up shop all together, it's counterintuitive to launch a local newspaper, but John Garrett has done just that in cities across Texas. Focusing on local news and genuine community involvement, the brainchild of John and his wife, has become a fixture in cities across the state. Community Impact News is writing a new chapter in the media business, fueled by John's vision and leadership. This conversation lifts the curtain on his method and provides insights on his core beliefs.

Direct download: John_Garrett_Edited.mp3
Category:Leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT