Jeff Leisawitz: Creative On Fire

By | February 11th, 2018|

"Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission— to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entre'preneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world." Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to creativity. As the guy behind Electron Love [...]

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Lauren & Emily: BRANDED Collective

By | November 18th, 2017|

Lauren (0100) & Emily (0025) are the co-founders of The BRANDED Collective.  Lauren and Emily started their company in 2012 to help survivors of trafficking in Nashville, TN. They provide job training and employment for survivors through the creation of beautiful jewelry.  Their hope is that each of our employees will be inspired to rediscover the [...]

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Chad Littlefield & Will Wise: Conversations That Matter!

By | October 28th, 2017|

Chad Littlefield, M.Ed., is the co-founder and CEO of We!™ ( and author of the Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections. Leaders call Chad when a lack of trust is getting in the way of results at their organization. His passion and energy for connecting people becomes immediately apparent when working with him. Chad has [...]

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Christopher Kelly: America Invaded

By | October 17th, 2017|

Christopher Kelly was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from of the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. Mr. Kelly worked for nearly twenty years in the television industry mainly on the West coast where he served as a director and partner in several local TV stations in Seattle and Sacramento. He is as the former [...]

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Justin Young: Music Connected To Story

By | October 5th, 2017|

Justin Young sounds utterly natural when he plays, as if his extraordinary saxophone talent never needed formal training. But those mellifluous lines of soulful notes come through years of study, training and commitment to his love of music, as well as a constant desire to move forward. Young grew up in a musical household just [...]

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John Gregory Brown: Heart Of A Storyteller

By | June 13th, 2017|

I was first exposed to and influenced by John Gregory Brown's incredible writing after reading a book review for his first novel, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery. I can remember going to a local bookstore the very day it was released, I believe it may have been Borders, but please don't quote me as it [...]

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Leanna Leithauser-Lesley: Art Reflecting History

By | May 24th, 2017|

Fiber Artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley is an avid needlepointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography and the intention to raise the awareness of needlepoint to an art form. Leithauser-Lesley is preoccupied with the idea of weaving together the quiet, methodical ways of needlepointing with the often unrestrained methods of jazz while [...]

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Delta Rae: Where Story Meets Music

By | May 11th, 2017|

Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother [...]

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John Hart: Never Quit Trying

By | May 3rd, 2017|

John Hart is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House and, most recently, Redemption Road. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, Hart has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, [...]

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