Happy Hour #64 is with my friend Kari Sowers. Kari Sowers is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of PLACE: a Conversation on Mentoring, Relationships and Reconciliation, and serves as In-House Counsel for The Mentoring Project. Kari is an avid gardener, previously tending an urban rooftop garden in Los Angeles and launching an organic teaching garden for the disadvantaged in inner-city Portland. Kari mentors young non-profit leaders and facilitates leadership retreats for female entrepreneurs, seeking to strengthen the innovative sisterhood. She is the author of the forthcoming book, River over Rocks: We Believe What We Repeatedly Hear. She is passionate about building leadership skills into girls and young women. She travels often, but lives in Oklahoma City, with her husband and their two daughters.
On today’s show we discussed our love of Kanakuk + the work that her and her husband do through The Mentoring Project + how the police officers are doing amazing things in OKC + how mentoring can help prevent kids from getting trafficked + all things gardening + how we all want to create
Links from the Show
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
The Belmont Foundation started by Donald Miller
John Sowers (Kari’s husband)
“If you love leadership then you should be mentoring” Kari Sowers
“If Jesus made it and a vegan would eat it then your garden will love it.” Kari Sowers
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