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The Tecla award nominated podcast, The Nancy Ruffin Show (formerly The Empowerment Hour), is a digital global classroom where individuals across all ages, backgrounds, and career levels tune in for guidance and motivation to live life on their own terms. It's where inspiring thought leaders, modern day influencers, and social game changers come to discuss their own personal journeys and have real conversations about the journey to success, what that means, and why it's different for everyone. Hosted by award winning author Nancy Ruffin, every week Nancy brings you raw and unfiltered discussions about the obstacles and challenges we encounter, the times we felt like giving up, and the things that keep us forging forward. The Empowerment Hour is where passion + purpose intersect. Subscribe. Listen. Share.

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This week it's all about Spring cleaning and in this week's episode Nancy shares some life hacks to get you moving in the right direction. Whether you've fallen behind on your 2018 goals, need clarity on your life priorities, or are struggling... more

Anyone who has ever had a dream knows how important having faith in yourself is. Whether your dream is to graduate college, become a homeowner, become the next Oprah or Beyonce, without faith, it is very easy to give up on your dreams... more

In part 2 of this multipart discussion, Nancy takes the conversation to Instagram Live and is joined by her sister Diana Olmedo where they continue the discussion on culture, race, and what it means to be Latina. In this episode they break... more

In part 1 of this 2 part discussion, Nancy sits down with her sister Diana to talk about culture, race, and what it means to be Latina. The Puerto Rican sisters candidly discuss what it was like growing up in a predominantly Puerto Rican... more

A tiny choice that you take today can be the foundation of a sequence of millions of events and consequent choices that shape your future. Have you ever thought what effect your today actions will have ten years from now? The truth is many... more

Sometimes where we start in life isn't where we end up. In this episode Nancy reflects on how her early days on the open mic poetry scene led her directly into doing work she is passionate about. She candidly talks about how stepping onto... more

Professional MUA, Melissa Cunillera, sits down with Nancy on this week's episode and they chat it up on all things beauty. From how Melissa got her start in the industry to discussing the MeToo and TimesUp movements to the advice she... more

Often times people see the results, but many have no idea how much blood, sweat, tears, & prayers it takes to create the life of your dreams. The truth is, no matter how successful we think someone is, we are all a constant work in... more

For many women, there's this misconception that if you haven't accomplished certain things by a specific age then you're a failure. The reality is women are under tremendous pressure to accomplish so much in a short amount of time.... more

In this weeks episode, Nancy is joined by former Entertainment Director at Latina Magazine, Taiia Smart Young and they chat it up about everything. Taiia dishes on career, motherhood, and the secret to maintaining a 20 yr marriage. We... more