You Inspire Me Podcast

Hope Hack Petersen

Welcome to the You Inspire Me Podcast! The goal of this show is to spread joy, positivity, and encouragement through sharing the thoughts and perspectives of inspiring individuals. The first season of You Inspire Me is called, "A Year of Inspire," and I hope to conduct 52 interviews over the course of 2021 highlighting women who have personally inspired me! Thank you for joining us!

Episode 0 (Part I): You Inspire Me Podcast
Trailer 17 min 53 sec

All Episodes

To Felita, inspiration is "being extremely motivated by the actions of someone [she] looks up to." Felita lives her life empowering others and finding ways to make the world a better place through all she does. Between her work mentoring other women, building biological nanomaterials in the research lab, and fostering lasting friendships, Felita is truly a rockstar!

May 26

32 min 5 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Evan Walker, a graduating West Point cadet and a Rhodes Scholar. Evan describes inspiration as a really warm feeling that is embodied by a moment of clarity or an "ah ha" moment. She also describes inspiration as "being liberated by or from something." Throughout this conversation, Evan shares practical wisdom for connecting with and supporting others while also recognizing the value and strengths within one's own identity. It is a true honor to share this conversation with you!

May 19

36 min 37 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews her incredible friend, Jordan Kelley. Jordan is a Christian, wife, dog momma to Eli, and Army Engineer Officer. She defines inspiration as internal and external things that “encourages you to drive or reach and attain goals and aspirations.” Jordan shares how she is inspired […]

May 12

37 min 1 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope shares a joyous conversation with Katie Walter. Katie defines inspiration as "the process through which we recognize something that we're called or uniquely positioned to do." Throughout this interview, Katie walks us through her personal story in the military, marriage, and motherhood.

May 5

47 min 51 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope is able to share a joy-filled conversation with her friend and sister in Christ, Mary Delvaux. Mary shares that she views inspiration as something that is breathed into her by others and gives life to ideas that she had not known to be possible.

May 5

32 min 40 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope had the amazing and fun chance to interview her mother-in-law, Jo Petersen. She is an amazing woman who shares about she finds joy in every day despite any challenges that get thrown her way. Jo defines inspiration as "anything that makes you want to change something about what you are doing or how you think about yourself and others."

Apr 21

31 min 54 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope chats with her long-time friend, Allie Morgan! Allie is a breast cancer survivor and celebrating being cancer-free for a year and a half!

Apr 14

40 min 24 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviewed her inspiring friend, Kate Graffeo. Kate relates inspiration to a garden and blossoming flowers, tying that imagery to God's original creation and the inspiration he had for the world we know even before it existed. She ties this back to the theme of creativity as an inspiration in her life!

Apr 7

44 min 52 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope had the opportunity to interview her dear friend, Ellen Dunlavey. Ellen is a wonderful friend, a true joy, and an humble servant of God.

Mar 31

31 min 46 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Ms. Cece Givens about her passion for pursuing and educating others on holistic wellness. They discuss Cece's involvement with the yoga community, the pursuit of authenticity, and how Cece uses advocacy to inspire others.

Mar 24

33 min 31 sec

On this episode, I had the phenomenal joy of chatting with Mrs. Angela Oakley. To Mrs. Oakley, inspiration "is finding motivation on a regular basis." The Oakley's are known by West Point cadets for being very generous hosts, especially for "Carnivorous Christmas" and Easter lamb decorating! Mrs. Oakley shares about being a military spouse, bringing cadets into their home, and pursuing grace in every moment.

Mar 17

31 min 58 sec

On this episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Miss Genevieve Oakley, a young lady currently residing in West Point, New York and in the eleventh grade. One thing you will learn from this interview is that this life has some BIG plans for Miss Genevieve Oakley!

Mar 10

30 min 51 sec

On this episode, I interview my dear friend Hannah Waite. Hannah describes inspiration as an intrinsic thing within side each of us that is motivated by external things - people, places, things, experiences, everything that happens to us! She also shares that everything inspires her, either positively or negatively, to live her life to further bring joy to others and fulfill God's plan for her life.

Mar 3

36 min 6 sec

On this episode, I have the great joy of chatting with my friend and classmate, Nako Caternor. Nako is a shining light for Jesus Christ and uses her gift and calling to help others on every part of her journey. She defines inspiration as, "something or someone motivating you intrinsically to make a certain type of change."

Feb 24

27 min 38 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, I chat with my friend and West Point classmate, Lili Ruland. Lili is someone who not only pursues her own dreams but also creates her own path with a smile as she does it! Although she shares how she has faced adversity on her journey, she describes how she always makes the most out of every opportunity she has.

Feb 17

31 min 35 sec

On this {extra} episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope and Parker answer interview questions from listeners of the show! We are so grateful to have engaged and inquisitive listeners, and I hope we do not disappoint.

Feb 14

32 min 22 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Mrs. Chriztine Campbell. Chriztine is a wife, mother, and a very talented photographer. She says, " inspiration, to me, is that inside yourself," and her greatest inspiration is her father.

Feb 10

28 min 42 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Mrs. Jade Adler Argueta - a friend, sister in Christ, and one of the most positive lights Hope has the blessing to know. **Disclaimer: The topic of suicide is discussed during this episode.

Feb 3

31 min 51 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Mrs. Grace "Blackwell" Andrews on overcoming tribulations to find greater joy in new journeys.

Jan 27

34 min 26 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope had the amazing opportunity to interview Miss Mary Cerbone, a Fulbright Scholar currently studying International Relations and Economics in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jan 20

31 min 7 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Miss Ashely Wolfe, friend and former roommate to Hope. Ashley currently lives in Oklahoma and is serving as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army. She says that inspiration "light a fire in your chest and makes you want to go forward and start taking action." Ashley also shares amazing advice with us on how to live fearlessly.

Jan 13

32 min 55 sec

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Miss Fabiola Gonzalez, a life-long friend to Hope and passionate, musically-inspired woman. Hope and Faby talk about going through hardships, seeing the best and worst in each other, and following dreams.

Jan 6

34 min 28 sec

On this episode, I (Hope) share my personal adventures of going to West Point and joining the Army, experiencing and overcoming a sexual assault, embarking on a Christ-filled marriage journey, and acknowledging mental health struggles during this pandemic season.

Dec 2020

35 min 28 sec

Welcome to the You Inspire Me Podcast! On this premiere episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope introduces herself and the vision for the first season of this show.

Dec 2020

17 min 53 sec