Voices That Inspire Extended Interview

  • Hosted by Kim Kelling

WFSU's Director of Content and Community Partnerships, Kim Kelling, interviews movers and shakers, and most importantly, the people who make up our community. Her interview subjects are asked to share their thoughts on their own inspiration with our listening audience. By listening to our Voices That Inspire extended interview, you will discover that influence, inventiveness, creativy, and innovation can be reached in many ways. 

Vincent Edwards - Be Who You Are

Oct 10, 2019

Vincent T. Edwards is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Mr. Edwards used to be focused on what other people wanted him to do instead of focusing what he was put on Earth to do. Now, he knows that he is supposed to help people find their purpose in life. He wants people to have fun, and to finish everything they start.

FSU Chief of Police, Terri Brown, speaks with WFSU Public Media about her sources of inspiration. She comes from a family of law enforcement, and has been inspired by her uncle in particular, who was a Lieutenant Sheriff. She in turn wants to inspire women in the law enforcement profession and knock down the ideas of a glass ceiling. She looks forward to meeting and serving the FSU community.

Data guy, Rick Burnette, is Associate VP for Metrics, Analytics, and Strategic Planning at Florida State University. He helps to empower people around him by using the data he gathers. He finds he is inspired by people all over Florida State University, working every day to ensure the University's top-ranked status. Rick has long-standing pride in FSU and you can say he bleeds garnet and gold!

Educator Shelly Bell is Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education for Leon County Schools. Shelly's own mother was an educator and she has been inspired in her work by her mother's impact on the education community and the relationships she formed with her students. Shelly's goal is to help to promote jobs and training in our community so that all people have opportunities for success.

This week we speak with Matt Thompson, managing partner of For the Table Hospitality (https://www.linkedin.com/company/for-the-table-hospitality). He explains to us how, over time, his perspective on work has changed and how creating value in others' lives is truly what makes life meaningful. He looks at two defining moments in his career to help explain this concept.