The Hope Matrix

The Hope Matrix

The Hope Matrix explores the science of hope, stories of people that put hope in practice, and strategies you can use in your life to maintain a hopeful mindset. The host, Kathryn Goetzke, is also the author of The Biggest Little Book About Hope, and Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory. Kathryn, along with her team at her nonprofit iFred, also created Hopeful Minds, the first free global program to teach hope as a skill, available for download at www.hopefulminds.org. Check out all the episodes at www.thehopematrix.com

Episodes

May 15, 2024 54 mins

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 dreams and reclaiming a sense of self. Throug...

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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 aftermath of the October service massacre and ongoing tensions in the region. <...

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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 Kathryn Goetkze had a Chai Chat, and sha...

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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 the importance of trust, perseverance, and seizing unexpected opport...

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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. Crystal Bryce is a distinguished expert in hope, whose insights shed light on the intricate dynamics o...

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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 expertise and credentials, including a PhD in psych...

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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 in honor of her son, Jesse, who tragically lost his life during the Sandy Hook Elementary...

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With an undeniable, unique perspective on Hope, this week’s episode of the Hope Matrix features Luis Gallardo. As a true wealth of knowledge and wisdom, Luis provides an enthralling viewpoint on Happiness and Hope.

Luis is a social innovator and entrepreneur with the higher purpose of elevating the vibration of the planet by developing ideas, connecting thought leaders, activists, and communities, and increasing awareness on the sci...

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Given his history, he should be dead. Or incarcerated. He grew up in Las Vegas in a broken family of eight. In a true story of Hopelessness to Hope, Grant Denton is this week’s guest on The Hope Matrix.

Grant Denton burned through jobs. He became addicted to heroin and crystal meth. He married and divorced twice, having two sons. Because of his addiction, he lost his job and his family, intermittently living on the street from 2007 ...

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On this week’s episode of the Hope Matrix, our host Kathryn Goetzke meets with Craig Kramer and Katharine and Peter Lee-Kramer to explore the importance of hope and hope skills within a family dynamic. Craig Kramer currently serves as the Mental Health Ambassador, and Chair of the Global Campaign on Mental Health, for Johnson and Johnson. He has traveled the world in pursuit of mental health advocacy, programming, and the continued...

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Now, more than ever, one is able to see how important it is to manage hopelessness on the college campus. This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Max Hennessy. Max grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from UVA’s College of Arts and Science this past August with a degree in Religious Studies. He started his first side hustle at 14 years old, reselling vintage video games throughout high school. Then, he created his fir...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Malia Pruyn. Malia has had her own struggles with mental health throughout high school and leading into college. She is the Panhellenic President at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is greatly involved in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi. She worked for Crisis Support Services of Nevada to help populations in crisis. However, she left to find a role that would allow for preventative menta...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Matthew Jackman. Matthew lives with Bipolar Affective Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (defined by DSM/Psychiatry), is a sibling caregiver to his younger brother and sister who live with enduring psychosocial diverse abilities, and has lost his mother to suicide, and consequently his grandparents due to stigma. His experiences of distress and service use drive his p...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Abbey Johnson. Abbey is the Founder of Live Without Apologies, LLC.  She is a child of God, a daughter, sister, friend, Naija, a Mental Health Advocate, passionate public servant and so much more. She created Live Without Apologies to inspire everyone to—“Live life unapologetically on YOUR terms, without judgment or validation from others.  She had the idea for Live Without Apologies ...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Charlene Sunkel. Charlene was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1991 and her journey since then has exposed her to the challenges experienced by persons with mental disorders within and outside of the mental health sector. This encouraged her to commit herself to fighting the cause for mental health and human rights. She has worked in the field since 2003. Charlene is the Founder/CEO of...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Dr. Zachary Burton. Zack co-founded and leads The Manic Monologues, a play and film honoring true stories of mental health and illness to disrupt stigma. The Manic Monologues has drawn accolades from NPR, The Washington Post, Broadway World, Modern Healthcare, and others, and in just a few days, will see a unique pandemic-era virtual premiere with full Broadway and Hollywood cast.

In E...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Luis Gallardo. Luis is a social innovator and entrepreneur who is dedicated to increasing awareness on the science of happiness, holistic education, and smart innovation. Luis is the Founder of World Happiness Fest, author of The Exponentials of Happiness, and the President of the World Happiness Foundation

In Episode 12 of the Hope Matrix, Kathryn and Luis explore the connection bet...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Shamash Alidina. Shamash has been practicing mindfulness since 1998 and runs an international mindfulness teacher training organization. He is the international bestselling author of Mindfulness for Dummies, The Mindful Way through Stress and 7 other books. He’s currently also passionate about offering daily live meditation classes and creating a friendly mindful community, and has be...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Lian Zeitz, Co-Founder and Global Director of Love and Compassion for Youth RISE, a company mobilizing youth to be engaged in full spectrum harm reduction and drug policy reform to promote health and human rights. Lian has also worked as the Director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy for Cities RISE. 

In this week’s episode, Kathryn and Lian explore the complex relationship between hope...

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This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Neli Vazquez Rowland. Neli is the Co-Founder and President of A Safe Haven (ASH), an award-winning vertically integrated social and economic development model that rebuilds the lives of individuals impacted by poverty, substance abuse, prison reentry, and homelessness. The ASH model uses a holistic, integrated, and individualized multi-disciplinary approach to offer addiction treatmen...

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