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Hope changes everything.

Transforming lives, organizations & communities through the science of hope.

There are problems we all share.

And in communities across our state, there are organizations, professionals and civic leaders who are committed to solving those problems. We want to understand what’s working and fix what isn’t working. But in the midst of so much brokenness and so many challenging circumstances, making a true difference can seem impossible.

Hope can change everything.

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The evidence is clear.

Hope is not simply a wish or a feeling. It is a proven science we can measure, apply and cultivate in our communities. And as over 2,000 studies show, it is a leading predictor of success in nearly every sector.

In health/wellness, hope impacts...
  • Recovery from trauma, childhood trauma & domestic violence
  • Recovery from mental illness
  • Response to medical treatment
  • Adoption of prevention strategies
  • Compliance with providers’ recommendations
In education, hope impacts...
  • Academic achievement (elementary-graduate school)
  • Number of absences
  • Grades & test scores
  • Graduation rates
  • College enrollment & graduation rates
In business, hope impacts...
  • Employee happiness & productivity
  • Workplace performance
  • Job satisfaction
  • Goal attainment
  • Employee commitment & retention

To solve the problems we all share, we need to measure, nurture and build hope in every sector. But how? Hope Rising Oklahoma is here to help.

Your community can become a hope-centered community.

Hope-centered communities believe that the future will be better than today, and that we each play a role in making that future happen.

Led by Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt and renowned scholar Dr. Chan Hellman, Hope Rising Oklahoma is bringing the science of hope to communities across the state. We provide the framework, training/certification programs and ongoing support so you can:

  • Assess hope levels among your community’s key sectors
  • Determine your most critical issues/focus areas
  • Learn and apply our evidence-based, re-teachable method for raising hope levels in individuals and organizations
  • Equip organizations that are already building hope to measure and maximize their efforts
  • Build community engagement through events, shareable content, web-based resources and ongoing education/training
  • Maximize your community’s existing resources, talent and knowledge

With Hope Rising Oklahoma, you can use the science of hope to impact your outcomes and fuel your effectiveness in incredible ways.

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Get involved in your local chapter.

If your community is already partnered with Hope Rising Oklahoma, find out how you can help!

Bring Hope Rising to your community.

Contact us to learn more about bringing Hope Rising Oklahoma to your community.

Imagine the impact of Hope Rising Oklahoma.

Imagine your community empowered by the science of hope.

Imagine this movement spreading beyond your community, beyond Oklahoma.

Imagine, from coast to coast, people and organizations and communities—even entire states—rising to become beacons of hope to the world.

The impact you imagine can become a reality. And it all starts here.

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How the science of hope can change your life.

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Tulsa area athletic directors & coaches: Don’t miss this event!This year’s Hope-Driven Coaching Clinic will look a little different! Learn the neuroscience behind great coaching with Coach Joe Blankenship, and then hear from the panel of championship coaches as they tackle every day scenarios you face as a coach and AD.

You don’t want to miss it! Link in bio.
Visit www.hopedrivencoaching.org to learn more.

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Tulsa area athletic directors & coaches: Don’t miss this event!

You asked for it, you got it! Our new Resources page has information, tips & strategies to help you build hope in yourself, your family, your team or your organization…all in one place.

➡ Check it out at hoperisingoklahoma.org/resources/!

You’ll find content from Hope Rising Oklahoma, Hope-Driven Coaching & Hope-Driven Parenting, all designed to help you in your efforts to implement and share the science of hope. 🌱

#hope #hopescience #hoperisingoklahoma #hopedrivenparenting #hopedrivencoaching #coachingtips #parenting #parentingtips @hopedrivencoaching Hope-Driven Coaching @hopedrivenparenting Hope-Driven Parenting
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You asked for it, you got it! Our new Resources page has information, tips & strategies to help you build hope in yourself, your family, your team or your organization…all in one place. 
➡ Check it out at https://hoperisingoklahoma.org/resources/! 
You’ll find content from Hope Rising Oklahoma, Hope-Driven Coaching & Hope-Driven Parenting, all designed to help you in your efforts to implement and share the science of hope. 🌱
#hope #hopescience #hoperisingoklahoma  #hopedrivenparenting #hopedrivencoaching #coachingtips #parenting #parentingtips @hopedrivencoaching Hope-Driven Coaching @hopedrivenparenting Hope-Driven Parenting

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Lets all take 2 minutes today and try this pathways thinking exercise from Hope-Driven Parenting!

🤔 When we talk about the science of hope, what exactly do we mean? Here’s a helpful summary you can reference & share with others! (Content featured in “Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life” by Dr. Chan Helllman & Casey Gwinn)

#hope #hopescience #hoperisingoklahoma Chan Hellman @hopedrivenparenting @hopedrivencoaching
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🤔 When we talk about the science of hope, what exactly do we mean? Here’s a helpful summary you can reference & share with others! (Content featured in “Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life” by Dr. Chan Helllman & Casey Gwinn)
#hope #hopescience #hoperisingoklahoma Chan Hellman @hopedrivenparenting  @hopedrivencoaching

What does hope have to do with sports? Hope-Driven Coaching Director Joe Blankenship has some great thoughts to share!

#hope #HopeScience #coaching
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Hope Rising Oklahoma is an initiative of the Sarah Stitt Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and a proud partner of the Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. To learn more about how your foundation or organization can support our work through a tax-deductible donation, please contact us.

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