Upcoming Guests
 
Monday, April 12th, 2021

Allan and Bonnie Gallant
The Agora Network story began with a crisis, a mental health and spiritual crisis that founder Allan Gallant suffered in his life. On July 7th, 2017, in a split second, Allan’s life changed when he suffered a severe stroke, but God protected his body, the only paralysis he suffered was in his speech. After a month of recovery and learning to speak again, he began the hardest battle of his life, a battle with mental health; PTSD, severe anxiety, and depression. Allan thought if this was his new normal then he didn’t want to live. He was admitted into a mental health unit for 10 days where he began to recover mentally and spiritually. The road was long and hard at times, but God’s goodness led to repentance and the ongoing restoration of his soul. From crisis, Agora Network Ministries was birthed, and a new journey began in ministry for Allan and his wife Bonnie. Agora Network Ministries is an incorporated Ministry that provides resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Their content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people who live with their own mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. Learn more about Agora Network Ministries through their website. Learn more about their upcoming “Perseverance Conference” taking place on May 1st by visiting this link: http://www.agoranetworkministries.com


Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Larry O'Donnell
Management Waste: You’ve seen Management Waste in action. Someone, maybe even you, made it to the top, but can’t clean up the mess, resulting in wasted opportunities, time, and lives. I may have appeared to have had a steady career, from attorney to president of Fortune 200 company, Waste Management, and corporate speaker. What you might not know is a tragic accident left my daughter severely disabled, and sent me on a journey that flipped my faith and leadership on its head and helped me lead one of the greatest corporate turnarounds at Waste Management. Now, I’m sharing five simple steps to help you CLEAN up the mess, lead with purpose and become happier, healthier, and more successful than you ever imagined! From the Executive Suite to the back of a garbage truck, I’ve seen a lot in my career. I’ve worked at building companies from the ground up and turning around companies on the brink of disaster. I’ve been the first employee in a start-up (now public company) and led companies with over 50,000 employees. Throughout my career I have had the benefit of learning under some great leaders/mentors. I also worked under some not so good bosses who taught me how I did not want to be as a leader. Along the way, I learned a thing or two about leadership (sometimes the hard way), and I am passionate about sharing these lessons with other business men and women. I am the retired founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., now Select Energy Services, a public company. I am proud that during my tenure at Rockwater, we received several awards, including Top Workplaces Leadership Award for a Midsized Employer by the Houston Chronicle, E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Texas Gulf Coast, the Maverick Executive Award by the University of Texas at Arlington, and Houston Chronicle Top Workplace Awards. Prior to forming Rockwater, I spent over 10 years helping to lead the turnaround of Waste Management, Inc., a Fortune 200 company and the largest waste, recycling services, and renewable energy company in North America, where I served as President and COO. During my time at Waste Management, I was the first Undercover Boss. Prior to my time at Waste Management, I was a senior executive with Baker Hughes, the 3rd largest oil services firm in the world. Today, I spend my time sharing what I have learned about successful leadership that I learned throughout my career with organizations, businesses and churches across the nation, as well as other countries. I speak regularly on leadership, coach and mentor leaders in business and churches, teach leadership for Deloitte Consulting, and lead Bible studies and church retreats. After I retired from my business career, I pursued and received my masters in Biblical and Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. http://larryodonnell.com


Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Paul Konstanski
Paul's nearly forty-years working as a project specialist with international non-profits, have given him wide-spread exposure to a variety of approaches in many different settings. These experiences, combined with his unique blend of administrative skills and creativity have often helped him lead people to think “outside the box” yet in a way that is tied to practical application and getting things done. He has a degree in Leadership Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota, has been a lifelong learner of new technologies, is on the front edge of digital technologies and has been using “lean start-up” way before the term became popular. http://mylc.faith


Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Paul Moses
Born in Moose Factory, Ontario, Paul was quickly given up to his grandparents. His struggles with abandonment, rejection and fatherlessness lead him towards drugs and alcohol. At the intersection of coming to salvation in Christ and still struggling with his internal pain, Paul made a choice to forgive his mother, father and move forward with his life. Today he is a Pastor and counsellor to those who face similar struggles.


Friday, April 16th, 2021

Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world over the past three decades. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. Connick continues to establish himself as a best-selling musician, singer, composer, and a legendary live performer with millions of recordings sold around the world. The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. Highlights of his music career include several multi-platinum recordings such as “When Harry Met Sally,” “Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There)”, “When My Heart Finds Christmas,” “Come By Me, and “Only You.” His debut album on legendary Verve Records, his new label home, titled True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter was released in October 2019. Connick has appeared in 20 films including Dolphin Tale with Morgan Freeman, Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock, P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Bug with Ashley Judd, and Copycat with Sigourney Weaver, and on television (American Idol, Will & Grace, South Pacific and his Emmy Award winning concert specials). He recently hosted the CBS Special UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY® TRIBUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES, honoring essential workers in the pandemic. In the fall of 2016, he launched Harry, a national daytime television show featuring his touring band, which earned 11 Daytime Emmy nominations in its two seasons, including two nominations for best host, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for best talk show. On Broadway, Connick received Tony nominations as both a lead actor in The Pajama Game and as a composer/lyricist for Thou Shalt Not. He last performed on Broadway in December of 2019 in Harry Connick, Jr.- A Celebration of Cole Porter honoring one of America’s most respected songwriters, Cole Porter. The companion album True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter was nominated for a Best Traditional Pop Album Grammy in December of 2020. Despite his busy career, Connick has always found the time to be charitable and has done some of his most important work in his efforts to help New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He, along with friend Branford Marsalis, conceived of “Musicians’ Village,” and its centerpiece the Ellis Marsalis Center. Musicians’ Village provides homes for Katrina-displaced musicians while the Center uses music as its focal point of a holistic strategy to deliver a broad range of services to underserved children, youth and musicians from neighborhoods battling poverty and social injustice. Connick’s honors, including a star on the celebrated Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the 2019 class of Honorees, induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, Honorary Doctorates from Tulane and Loyola Universities and the Jefferson Award for Public Service, have not led Harry Connick, Jr. to slow his creative pace; they only confirm his determination to apply his talents in ways that prove inspirational to other artists and publicly spirited citizens. http://harryconnickjr.com