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The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast

Sep 27, 2022

Meet Shaun Woods from WISE (GoWise,org) in Washington State.  Shaun and his organization are dynamic innovators.  During COVID, WISE pivoted faster than most organizations using this chaotic time to fuel innovation through technology, learning systems, organizational capacity, and investments in stabilizing provider...


Sep 19, 2022

We always wonder if our passion for advocacy will live on past us. In this episode, you will meet Jackson Learned, a young filmmaker.  Jack is Katherine's grandson and Mikelle's nephew and as will hear, our legacy lives on in the next generation.  Even more important is how Mikelle has become a role model...


Aug 27, 2022

Balancing during these times of constant change is challenging.  Long-term planning is less predictable than in the past.  The team at Shining Beautiful is navigating the increasing pace of change by focusing on balance. 

In this episode, Mikelle, her support team member, MaryAnn, and Katherine share their unique...


Aug 1, 2022

We welcome back our friends, Jen and Codi Mendenhall,  from Grand Junction, Colorado. Jen and Codi are entering that critical transition planning phase as Codi celebrates her sixteenth birthday, has her first date and finds a valuable volunteer experience, all preparing her for a bright future.  

This is a fun episode...


Jun 30, 2022

"I love to work."  "Be sure to think out of the box."  These are just some of the comments from Texas advocate Ricky Broussard.  Ricky's unique perspectives include having lived in several more extensive institutional settings before being able to live in his apartment and hire his own staff.  MIkelle and Ricky share...