There’s a superhero inside all of us

Meet the female NASCAR driver who turns fear into fuel. The clandestine consultant working with the U.S. intelligence community. The undercover officer-turned-NBA-ref. The seriously confused stand-up comedian. The sisters who have turned an ancestor’s forgotten ingenuity into an entrepreneurial legacy. And brilliant minds who will teach how you to find the truth, make better decisions for you (and your kids!), and see the extraordinary boldness in everyday bravery.

I’m A Racecar Driver. Yes I Get Scared.

Julia Landauer

I’m Fine: Breaking the Burden of Masculinity

Sam Webb

Finding Courage in the Truth of Your Ancestors

Michelle + Suzanne Rousseau

How to Be a Hero When You Feel Like a Failure

Deborah Berebichez

Facing Life After Facing Death

Ruaridh Connellan

From Social Anxiety to Social Flow

A practical framework to unlock your power with people

Andrew Horn

When Life Defies the Odds

Katie Palay

Can comedy be funny anymore?

Andrew Schulz

How the rest of the world lives

Kings, sheiks, warlords, and dictators

Luke Bencie

Quiet Bravery

Lara Prior-Palmer

When Your Inner Voice Lies to You

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

The Parenting Paradox

The unintended consequences of our best intentions

Derek Correia

Who Decides How Smart You Are?

Dr. Vaishnavi Sarathy

Love and Courage in the Face of Adversity

Poonam Maini

When to Trust Your Gut

Spencer Greenberg

Confronting the Shadows

Bob Delaney


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