The Chris Voss Show Podcast – A Beautiful Challenge, Building Healthy Relationships by Michael T. Brown

A Beautiful Challenge, Building Healthy Relationships by Michael T. Brown

Building healthy relationships is a beautiful and rewarding challenge. A Beautiful Challenge provides you with practical strategies and inspiration needed to strengthen all of your relationships. Learn to communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts more peacefully and create a positive atmosphere where your relationships can thrive.

Show Notes
About The Guest(s):

Michael T. Brown is a licensed professional counselor, leader, and author. With over 20 years of experience, he has been empowering individuals, families, and businesses through counseling and consulting services. He is the principal of Brown’s Leadership Consulting and has authored two books, “Born to Achieve” and “A Beautiful Challenge.”


Michael T. Brown joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss his book, “A Beautiful Challenge: Building Healthy Relationships.” In the interview, Michael shares his journey as a licensed counselor and leader, and how he helps individuals, families, and organizations overcome challenges and reach their full potential. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing the value of people, leading by example, creating a positive working environment, articulating a clear vision, and allowing for the creativity of others. Michael also highlights the significance of self-care and how it contributes to effective leadership.

Key Takeaways:

Successful and healthy relationships must be fought for and won.

People are the most valuable asset in any organization.

Leaders should lead by example and actively participate in the work.

A positive working environment fosters collaboration and productivity.

Clearly articulating the vision helps align everyone towards a common goal.

Allowing for the creativity of others enhances innovation and growth.


“Successful and healthy relationships are not inherited. They must be fought for and won.” – Michael T. Brown

“People fuel success, and every person has intrinsic value.” – Michael T. Brown

“Leaders who create a ladder for leadership realize that they’re not going to have to worry about their own shine.” – Michael T. Brown

“Self-care is not selfish. We can’t serve from an empty well.” – Michael T. Brown


With great purpose and pasion Michael T. Brown, LPC (Licensed Professional Couselor) has been empowering individuals, families, businesses and communities with tremendous success, for over 20 years.

Michael serves as the Principal of Browns’ Leadership Consulting, which provides counseling support to individuals and families; consulting services to organizations and businesses.

Michael also served as a national trainer for the Why Try, LLC; one of the nation’s leading resilience education programs that specializes in student achievement. Michael also partnered with the DC Office of the Attorney General – to serve as a trainer for their Violence Interrupter program since 2020.

Michael Authored – Born to Achieve (2012) & A Beautiful Challenge (2017). In 2013, Michael hosted – The Brown Bag with Michael T. Brown on Blog Talk Radio, interviewing some key community difference makers and flashing the spotlight on the pertinent issues facing our society.

Michael is committed to empowering others & communities through education, inspiration mobilization. Michael also enjoys spending time with family and friends.