In this episode, Jackie talks with Grace Rodriguez, who serves as CEO & Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston. Grace helps do-gooders do greater! For more than two decades, she has shaped programs, spread ideas, and spurred action as a founder, leader, advisor and advocate for numerous initiatives and organizations, directly reaching over 267,000 people in the past decade alone. Grace is also on the Board of Directors for Downtown Houston and the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.

Jackie and Grace have known each other for years, and their mutual respect and admiration is evident throughout their conversation. Listen as Jackie and Grace talk about helping people, and how technology can serve us as we choose to focus on people and the planet. Grace also describes the challenge of creating access to capital for diverse small businesses, and allowing these businesses to use funds in the short term in ways that are best for their sustainability. Grace truly wants deserving businesses that are committed to the greater good to prosper and succeed. Connected to this desire, she has a goal to package a playbook to share her knowledge and best practices with those who will benefit. In a heartwarming moment, in response to one of Jackie’s signature questions, Grace attributes a quote to Saint Thomas Aquinas, “What is Grace? I know until you ask me. When you ask me, I do not know.” Grace and gratitude exude from this podcast episode!

Sales Magic is an extension to Jackie’s Business Champion Sales Method Program that has inspired thousands of sales leaders to embrace change, challenge the status quo and act decisively. Tap into your own magic, your unique power to innovate. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast, so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the Business Champion program at and across social media platforms. A great reminder to all of us that to be a sales leader, you must also be a subject matter expert in what you are selling. 

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