Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today I’m talking with Emma Houston.
I met her as I sat in the audience at a women’s empowerment weekend seminar. I loved her message, her spunk, her authentic energy and I wanted her to share with you the same things she shared with us in the audience that day.
She is a thriver, a supporter, a victor, a mentor and a cheerleader for people going through life’s challenges. She’s a spunky little black woman, an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, and the owner and CEO of Brighter Day Productions.
Emma Houston Hails from Texas originally. In 2016 she was appointed as Diversity and Inclusion Director by mayor Ben McAdams for the Salt Lake County’s Office of Diversity Affairs, so she is obviously now in Utah.
She is the former chairwoman of the Governor’s Office of Ethnic Affairs and former secretary for the YWCA Board and UAA Board. She is a cancer survivor and serves on the Huntsman Cancer Foundation Community Advisory Committee. She is also the chair for the Martin Luther King Commission. She is passionate about sharing her skills and connections and working with communities. She has survived the storms of life with style and grace and seeks to cheer on those in the battle.
Tune into the audio program for my interview with Emma.
I’ve been wondering, what you, the listeners, think about the line-up of interviews I’ve been hosting. Sometimes it feels like I interview people who have had a lot of struggle, and while the interviews are all about illustrating through our stories how to get past our struggles, I don’t want there to be a feeling of “Oh My Gosh, what depressing story are we going to get today?” I want to tell stories that create hope and faith. I think I do.
The people on the podcast are the ones thriving despite their challenges. They are icons of getting in the arena and standing back up. My interview with Emma was all about her great attitude, spirit, and sense of humor – all important in living out those life stories – tough and otherwise. But, I’d love your feedback. I’d love to know which episodes you’re really connecting with and which ones you like or don’t like. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave comments below each episode on the website www.loveyourstorypodcast.com, or hop on our FB page – Love Your Story podcast. Love to get your feedback. Thanks for tuning in. I couldn’t do this without the audience and I hope with all my heart that you are finding value. I know I am. These people are amazing!