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In a time when businesses are trying to do more with less, one restaurant chain is extending its Southern hospitality. Sonny’s Barbeque appointed its first CKO – Chief Kindness Officer earlier this year. Kennon Adkinson is the guy who gets to Q the Kindness! Learn more at sonnysbbq.com or through the hashtag #Qthekindness.
Brad Aronson knows the transformative power of kindness. When his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia, Brad began caring for his wife and walking their young son through the journey. But they didn’t walk alone. Brad was so overwhelmed by the abundance of kindness that he began taking note – literally. Then he began to… Read More
Scott Sauls is senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Before this, he served with Tim Keller at New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church as a lead and preaching pastor. Scott has authored five published books: Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, From Weakness to Strength, Irresistible Faith, and A Gentle Answer. Scott also blogs… Read More
Mary Katherine Backstrom is a viral blogger, speaker, and author. She offers humor and spiritual inspiration to anyone in the trenches of this messy, beautiful life. MK is the dynamic personality behind Mom Babble, a growing community of 600,000+ followers. She has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and awarded The Today Show Iris… Read More
As a singer and songwriter, Austin Atteberry has always had a love affair with music. But while spending time as a volunteer at a children’s hospital, he witnessed the power of music to heal. He created The Sing Me a Story Foundation to connect thousands of songwriters with children in need throughout the world. Learn… Read More
As an Emmy Award winning journalist, Lu Parker has worked in the television news business as an anchor and reporter for more than two decades. She currently anchors several news shows at KTLA in Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational speaker, author, former Miss USA, animal advocate, and founder of Be Kind & Co.,… Read More
Laura Formentini’s curious and empathic personality has led her to travel the world and bring aid wherever she goes, be it in the form of raising funds to renovate an entire orphanage in Kenya, a run-down clinic in Malawi, or Co-Found an animal sanctuary in Sicily, Italy. She is also a nonprofit photographer who has… Read More
“You get what you celebrate.” That’s the powerful lesson former Home Depot CEO Frank Blake learned while engineering a corporate turnaround. While he has spent most of his life in the business world, Frank and former Home Depot VP Brad Shaw decided to take a crazy turn and create an organization to celebrate people who… Read More
We are mixing things up a little bit for this episode of The Kindness Podcast. Nicole’s friend and fellow kindness advocate, Nathan Hofer from Lost & Found, has offered to take over the microphone to interview Nicole about her new book, The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress and Better Relationships Through Kindness. You… Read More
Penn and Kim Holderness have produced more than 100 videos since the global pandemic started, including over 50 songs – some with multiple tracks in a medley format. Their videos on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram have garnered over 365 million views from all over the globe! They receive thousands of comments per day from viewers… Read More
Debbie Matenopoulos has consistently proven herself to be a versatile talent in the entertainment industry. For nearly two decades, this five-time Emmy® nominee has successfully sustained her career as a compelling journalist, talk show host, lifestyle expert, and bestselling cookbook author. She has become one of the most recognized and respected personalities on television today…. Read More
Jason Mraz’s new album begins and ends with the same phrase: “Look for the good.” Those four words are not just a lyric or the title of his seventh studio album, but also an all-encompassing world philosophy for the musician, who believes that in dark and challenging times we should search for something positive. The… Read More
Kristen Eargle has worked as a sports reporter covering college, high school and professional sports. She’s interviewed some of the most recognized athletes and coaches, but to medically fragile children, she is the superstar. Kristen joins us to talk about her non-profit, Ruler of Hope, which was inspired by her daughter.
Mina Samuels was a practicing human rights attorney and activist. Though she was good at it, it became clear it wasn’t right for her. Mina started running and never looked back. That’s when she began to really think about what it was she wanted to do with her life. Today she is a successful writer,… Read More
Apparently, no one ever told Andrea Abbate that we can’t do it all. She is a wife, mom, TV writer and founder of the non-profit Acts of Kindness LA who happens to run a free drug rehab program in her backyard. Find out what keeps her fueled in this episode of The Kindness Podcast.
Jessica Patay is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Brave Together, a supportive community of moms with special-needs children. It is her own experiences in life that fuels her passion to strengthen, encourage, inspire and validate all Special Needs Moms in their unique and difficult journeys. Join the community online at https://wearebravetogther.com/ or… Read More
A friend hurts us, an angry driver takes their rage into our lane of traffic, or our opinions conflict and misunderstanding occurs. Is there a way to reroute a bad day? Yes! Author and psychotherapist Micki Fine Pavlicek is using her new book, May All People and Pigs Be Happy, to teach kids and adults… Read More
Matt Medford deals with people all day every day. LOTS of people. Hear how he keeps his cool and his perspective in this episode of The Kindness Podcast. Then head over to his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matthewmedfordministries for more inspiration!
Transportation is a huge barrier for people living with low income. The Fix It Forward Ministry in Moorhead MN is working to alleviate that stress. The group has provided more than 500 free car repairs over the last 5 years and have given away 211 cars in the last 3 years! Co-Founder, Jeremy Jensen, talks… Read More
HOPE BOLDLY. Those are the first words you see when you visit the website of “Unseen,” a capacity-building nonprofit that accelerates the work of anti-trafficking organizations. In this week’s episode of The Kindness Podcast, I’m joined by Than Baardson, the CEO and Founder of Unseen, for an update on their work and some tips to… Read More
Just over three years ago, Anna Malus-Kitzmann had an incredibly successful career in advertising. She was working with amazing clients on big household brands. But something was wrong. Anna says she felt burned out and unfulfilled, so she pivoted. In 2018, Anna started The Good Campaign, a marketing, community and social platform created to promote… Read More
There are those people in our communities who just exude kindness. Anytime there is someone in need or something that needs to be done, they always seem to be involved. Jill Wiese from Washburn, ND is one of those people. Jill spreads kindness at home as a wife, mom, nurse, volunteer ambulance worker, church music… Read More
Beth Shaw is the founder and CEO of YogaFit, the world’s largest yoga and mind-body school, established in 1994. She is responsible for bringing yoga into the mainstream. Beth’s most recent book, Healing Trauma through Yoga, reflects her own experience with healing and her personal philosophy of paying it forward through her non-profit organization, YogaFit… Read More
Georgeanne Irvine has been a spokesperson for wildlife and conservation for more than 40 years and is the director of corporate publishing for San Diego Zoo Global. She has written more than two dozen children’s books about animals, including San Diego Zoo’s new Hope and Inspiration collection, which features true tales about Zoo and Safari… Read More
On April 14th, 2009 Angelo Collazo and his wife welcomed their first daughter Alle Shea Collazo into the world. Alle was born with type II Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as Brittle Bone Disease. Little Alle died after a five week battle. Angelo joins me to talk about how he has used kindness over the past… Read More