Principles for Success - The Chris Howell Podcast

In this podcast, you'll be given an opportunity to go beyond the surface of the typical “interview style” banter. The attributes you feel you need to reach your next level are explored within every conversation and within every guest. Listeners will be inspired as the Principles for Success podcast pulls back the curtain to reveal amazing victories after some of the most challenging circumstances. If you’ve ever been at a place in your life where you look outward into what seems impossible, then here you’ll get the power you need to push up through those challenges and come out with the desire to make it possible.
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Jan 14, 2022

In this episode Chris and the team talk with Alquincia Selolwane, founder and CEO of The Black Virtual Mall. Alquincia is most known for providing useful business advice aimed at advancing women and minority entrepreneurs. Her efforts were recently recognized and feature in Forbes magazine. And she's now decided to provide anyone a more convenient method to directly engage with her, and her community, as well as network with other founders and business owners.

Nov 18, 2021

Chris and the team talk with sex trafficking survivor Keeya Vawar about how she's taken this horrific experience and has now become a champion for helping organizations bridge the gap on putting an end to Human Trafficking.

Nov 4, 2021

In this episode, Chris talks with the experts on the new historic effort to collect and study data from over 1 million Americans across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle, and environment affect health. This information may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease.

Oct 28, 2021

In today's episode, Chris, Cocoa, and Hawk use a clip from a previous interview with David Banner to discuss how having a "Plan B" can limit your success. The team also tackles some of the latest entertainment news and how giving titles too early in relationships can lead to disaster.

Oct 15, 2021

In this episode, we talk about bullying, relationships, the latest in entertainment news and then leave you with a success principle.

Dec 10, 2020

In this conversation we're talking, “Living with Black Girl Magic, HIV, and Chronic Optimism,” with public speaker and HIV justice advocate Kamaria Laffrey! While World AIDS Day has just passed by, the conversation about life with HIV continues. 

Laffrey first discovered that she was HIV-positive at just 21 years old, just after the birth of her daughter. She was forced to navigate the challenges of a new, chronic diagnosis and being a new mother at the same time. 

17 years later, Laffrey has worked tirelessly to serve those living with HIV, collaborating with dozens of organizations and advocacy groups like The SERO Project and Positively Fearless with Janssen. She also founded the community-based organization emPOWERed Legacies.

You won’t want to miss this; check it out!

Jun 11, 2020

In this week's episode, Chris leads a panel of men in a discussion around manhood before a men-only audience at one of his In the Huddle with Chris Howell sessions.

Jun 4, 2020

In this episode, Chris shares his thoughts on what we’ve witnessed over the last week with the tragic murder of George Floyd, and all that has transpired since. Despite how chaotic things may seem, he believes brighter days are ahead.

May 28, 2020

Today Chris talks with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Diane Eunice. The beginning of the conversation is about the mental effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the conversations we should be having with our young adults. The two also discuss the effects on relationships and how to maintain sobriety during a pandemic. You should enjoy this!

May 21, 2020

Today, Chris talks about Social Entrepreneurship with Deanna Singh, a highly respected thought leader who travels the world, motivating and educating audiences about living with joy and purpose. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities and an inspiration to all those who want to be agents of change in their work, lives, and society.

May 14, 2020

In this interview with entrepreneur Christina Howell, she shares with Chris tools and strategies that she has put in place at Curvy Fox that has allowed them to have tremendous success during a pandemic. If you’re looking to make money while you sleep, this is the episode for you.

May 7, 2020

Check out this interview with serial entrepreneur and the inventor of the JoiStik, Joi Stokes, as she gives us the backstory on the process of bringing the JoiStik that is used by many photographers and videographers to the market.

Apr 29, 2020

In this episode, Chris talks about the three most important relationships we will have and how they impact our success.

Apr 23, 2020

In this episode, Chris shares an excerpt from an interview he did with Joel Osteen and shows us how it applies to what we say to and about ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 7, 2017

In this week’s episode, we bring to you a special edition of the podcast in observance of February 7th being National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Chris is talking with Kecia Johnson, better known as Kecia J.

Kecia Johnson is an author, AIDS educator, Talent Manager and Truth Strategist that travels the country sharing her story with the masses. With over 7 years of HIV/AIDS activism work, Kecia is most known for her direct and real life way of educating folks about the virus. After starting in the music industry at the age of 19, almost 2 years into finding her way in her career, Kecia found herself diagnosed with AIDS and near death.

Jan 26, 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to write a book or share your story on a larger platform, Nikki shares several principles on why and how you can go about doing that…This is a fast paced high energy interview that I really believe you will enjoy.

Nikki is the CEO of Nikki Woods Media and Victoria Street Publishing. In short, she specializes in providing the tools, support, and platforms for transforming writers into published authors. With more than 20-years of traditional media experience as a best-selling author, on-air personality and senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history, Woods has mastered the art of visibility-reaching more than 10-million people daily.

Jan 19, 2017

In this week’s episode, Chris talks with Dawn Shestko, Dawn serves as a solutions-focused life and executive coach that helps people by encouraging them to widen their scope; to see and consider all available options; to focus time and energy on solutions, and a lot of what you’ll hear in the conversation is how she helps clients actively participate and to be a leader in their own lives.

Jan 12, 2017

Chris talks with magazine publisher James Thomas who is continuing to have success in an industry that many others have failed in and James has been able to do this while successfully juggling the responsibilities of being a husband of 20-years and a father.



Dec 29, 2016

Sought-after syndicated radio personality and acclaimed author, Ashley Berges talk with Chris about her life-changing revelation that led her to pull herself out of a life of self-loathing based on the negative burdens she allowed others to place on her coupled with her own insecurities.

Dec 22, 2016

In this episode, writer and executive producer Jim Davis talks with Chris about the success of the independent film, The Fight Within. Jim and his family partnered to fund this project and it's unlike any other faith-based film. The Fight Within is available now on Blu-Ray DVD.


Dec 8, 2016

In this episode, Chris talks with Trina Jones about an empowerment course that she's developed that will help you take your life to the next level by introducing you to practical meals, mantras, and daily practices to be the sexiest, most confident, and energized version of yourself ever!

She says it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, so many things in our lives pull us away from our inner being, our center, that sacred part of our beings that is separate from society’s labels. It is our higher self, that most pure and powerful part of ourselves that we will discover.

Dec 1, 2016

In observance of today's World AIDS Day, this episode features Edith Lewis, who shares with Chris a remarkable story of betrayal, deceit, forgiveness, and redemption along with a lot of lessons we can all learn from and apply.

Nov 22, 2016

In this episode Host, Chris Howell talks with Ebony Combs about how he almost destroyed his life and later had a near brush with death. In spite of all of the obstacles, he has managed to turn his life around and find success in a lot of areas including family, business, and community.


Nov 17, 2016

Chris talks with Ebony Combs about her personal journey in becoming a successful entrepreneur. Ebony shares how she discovered her real strength; from being a single mother to starting her company. Be inspired as you listen to Ebony encourage everyone to be confident in using your voice and to no longer be quiet about the things that you desire.

Ebony Combs is a Brand Ambassador Consultant, Speaker, Host, Lifestyle Talent, Best-Selling Author, Procter and Gamble—National My Black Is Beautiful Ambassador and key-contributor to The Huffington Post, Moms magazine and Women’s Elevation Magazine.

Nov 3, 2016

In this episode, Dr. Chapman helps us to realize that the God of the universe speaks our love language, and your love language shapes your expressions of love for Him? He shares with Chris how we can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. With this relationship in good standings, it positions us for greater success in other areas.

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