banner: H&V Reads: A Leadership Book Club




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Mom Dad Not Hear: 30 Powerful Stories and Lessons about Leadership, Life, and Love from my Deaf Parents

by Mickey Carolan

July 11, 2024 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM MDT

H&V Facilitator:  Turi Hoaglin (OR H&V)

In Mom Dad Not Hear, Mickey Carolan exposes the joys and heartaches of living as a hearing person in a non-hearing home, and he shares 30 intimate stories and lessons learned from his life as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Carolan pulls back the curtain, revealing a world where communication is a daily challenge. Join him on a journey through a crazy cross-cultural life, corporate leadership, and love that endures all things. With first-hand insights and raw candor, he shares an intimate look into his struggles as well as his successes.
Mom Dad Not Hear is more than a memoir; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Mickey's narrative explores a life where love transcends language barriers and silence speaks volumes

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Remedies for Sorrow: An Extraordinary Child, a Secret Kept from Pregnant Women, and a Mother’s Pursuit of the Truth

by Megan Nix

November 14, 2024 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM MDT

H&V Facilitator:  Sarah Streeval (KY H&V)

After a seemingly uneventful pregnancy, Megan Nix’s second daughter, Anna, was born very small and profoundly deaf. Megan and her husband, Luke, learned that Anna could have lifelong delays due to an infection from a virus they had never heard of: cytomegalovirus, or CMV, which Megan had unwittingly contracted from her toddler during pregnancy.

Megan was electrified by this knowledge. She had been warned, while pregnant, about the risks of saunas, sushi, and unpasteurized cheese, a lack of folic acid, and an excess of kitty litter. She knew to fear a slew of genetic syndromes she could do little to prevent. But she had not been told that CMV is contagious in the saliva of one out of three toddlers, spread through a kiss, a shared cup, a bite of unfinished toast. She had not been told that the stakes were high, that congenital CMV causes more birth defects and childhood disabilities—including blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism—than any infectious disease. Or that some of these disabilities are evident at birth, but others appear suddenly at age two or three and are never traced back to congenital CMV.

Remedies for Sorrow unfolds across the dramatic landscape of Sitka, Alaska, where Luke makes his living as a salmon fisherman. There, Megan struggles to meet Anna’s needs and dives deeper into the mystery of why no one—not her OBGYN, not her toddler’s pediatrician—had mentioned CMV, despite the staggering cost of this silence to families and children like Anna. From this rugged and beautiful place comes a memoir about the boundless capacity of mothers, the extraordinary child that is Anna, and the lifesaving power of truth.

Registration Opens July 11th

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Trust and Inspire

by Stephen M. R. Covey

January 16, 2025 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM MDT

H&V Facilitator:  Melinda Ray (TX H&V)

We have a leadership crisis today, where even though our world has changed drastically, our leadership style has not. Most organizations, teams, schools, and families today still operate from a model of “command and control,” focusing on hierarchies and compliance from people. But because of the changing nature of the world, the workforce, work itself, and the choices we have for where and how to work and live, this way of leading is drastically outdated.

Stephen M.R. Covey has made it his life’s work to understand trust in leadership and organizations. In his newest and most transformative book, Trust and Inspire, he offers a simple yet bold solution: to shift from this “command and control” model to a leadership style of “trust and inspire.” People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Trust and Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. People with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. In this “beautifully written page-turner” (Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School professor), Covey offers the solution to the future of work: where a dispersed workforce will be the norm, necessitating trust and collaboration across time zones, cultures, personalities, generations, and technology.

Registration Opens November 14th

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The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership

by Sam Walker

March 20, 2025 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM MDT

H&V Facilitator:  Brooke Montgomery (H&V HQ)

The seventeen most dominant teams in sports history had one thing in common: Each employed the same type of captain--a singular leader with an unconventional set of skills and tendencies. Drawing on original interviews with athletes, general managers, coaches, and team-building experts, Sam Walker identifies the seven core qualities of the Captain Class--from extreme doggedness and emotional control to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through riveting accounts of pressure-soaked moments in sports history, The Captain Class will challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like. Sam Walker used data and a systems approach to reach some original and unconventional conclusions about the kinds of leaders that foster enduring success.

Registration Opens January 16th, 2025

Accessibility needs for these events are provided by request.  For registration and more information, please reply to:  All books this year are available as paper/hard back or Kindle.  Available at your favorite bookstore, library, and/or online.