Len Hostetter
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From Custom Suits to College Hoodies: Len Hostetter’s S.O. What! Success Story

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be able to call my boss’s boss’s boss my true friend. He was my VP at FedEx with a manager and a director in between us. But after I published my memoir, he heard about it and…
Joann Massey
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Joann Massey’s S.O. What! Success Story

People don’t have to support you.  That was very apparent to me as a young mother and even more apparent when it really got tough raising a teenager. But it also became painfully apparent when I became an entrepreneur. Then, someone,…
Andy Dolich
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Andy Dolich’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I landed my first job out of college. It was with the Memphis Grizzlies in their inaugural season in Memphis. It was actually 20 years ago. But I remember so many details very vividly including…
Hannah Marcom
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Hannah Marcom’s S.O. What! Success Story

How well do you remember high school? What about the people in high school including the ones that weren’t necessarily your friends? Well, I knew, and remember Hanna Marcom probably because she was on the basketball team, and she was “different”.…
Charlie Caswell
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From Trauma to Triumph: Charlie Caswell’s S.O. What! Success Story

Although we met nearly 20 years ago, it has been in the last few years that I have grown to know and truly respect the work of Charlie Caswell. With a strong passion for his community, Charlie has used his life and all he’s learned and…
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Burned by Bullying, Victorious as a Veteran – Justin Brazil’s S.O. What! Success Story

Once I started sharing my story, I began to hear and embrace the stories of others more. A few years ago, I spoke on a local panel and met an amazing man with an incredible story of resilience. One of the topics of the S.O. What! Literacy,…
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The Testimony of an Audience Member: Ebone Allen’s S.O. What! Success Story

As I stood before a packed gymnasium with every student in that high school in 2013. I spoke to the largest audience I had ever spoken to before. I nervously shared my story and hoped that I reached them, at least one of them. In this episode…
Jenny Turner Koltnow
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Jenny Turner Koltnow’s S.O. What! Success Story

I enjoy reflecting on other people’s journeys (what I know of it) almost as much as I enjoy thinking about my own. When I was a student at the University of Memphis, I met this young advisor for one of the organizations that I had joined.…
regain control of your life
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Tips to Help You Regain Control of Your Life

We live in a very uncertain world where it can be difficult to regain control of your life sometimes. While many of us don’t like admitting it, there are a lot of things outside our control - much more than there are within our control.   Every…