Greatness Gurus: Crafting a Life of Purpose and Achievement


Heart 2 Heart with Dr. CY

Essential Conversations that will Transform your Life!

Sundays at 3:00 pm on WeCareRadio

Sponsored in part by the Greatness Gurus

Get ready for life-changing discussions, eye-opening perspectives, and advice that will enhance your life as dynamic leaders tackle bold topics on the “Heart 2 Heart” radio show! This lively program engages a diverse range of guests in transparent and transformative conversations that are essential to our lives. This show is hosted by the versatile educator and visionary, Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, who is a trailblazer with an unwavering passion for uplifting individuals nationwide.

In a refreshing twist, public figures share their knowledge and experience through stories of struggles, setbacks, and success on Heart 2 Heart, showing how trials can lead to triumphs and transformation. On Heart 2 Heart, Dr. Cy promises to address the things that matter most to you, your family, your finances, your friends, your career, your relationships, your well-being, your future, and all aspects of your life!

Don’t miss out on these critical conversations by tuning in every Sunday at 3pm on for this enlightening, empowering and uplifting show that will help you live your best life! 

About our Host – Dr. CY

Dr. Lesia crumpton-YoungDr.  Lesia L. Crumpton-Young serves as the President and CEO of the Greatness Gurus Corporation. She served as the 13th President of Texas Southern University. President Crumpton-Young received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University with the distinction of being the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering and one of the first African American females in the country to reach the rank of Full Professor in Engineering. President Crumpton-Young also holds an MBA from Tennessee State University. President Crumpton-Young is the proud recipient of the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from President Obama for achievements in helping to diversify the STEM Workforce in our nation.

Dr. CY is a transformative leader with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience gained while serving in the roles of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morgan State University; Vice President for Research and Institutional Advancement at Tennessee State University; Program Director at the National Science Foundation; Associate Provost at Texas A&M University; Associate Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University; and Professor and Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department at the University of Central Florida.

As a distinguished scholar with hundreds of scholarly publications to date, Dr. CY has served as Principal Investigator on numerous innovative research initiatives supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, NASA, and Department of Education. President Crumpton-Young has also worked on many industrial research projects with nearly millions of corporate sponsorship dollars awarded from UPS, IBM, Caterpillar, Intel, Garan Manufacturing, Southwest Airlines, and Lockheed Martin

Dr. CY was the founder and former CEO of PowerfulEducation Technologies, a company dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional development of youth and adults throughout our nation. President Crumpton-Young also served as founder and Executive Director of the Power Promise Organization, a non-profit entity dedicated to helping students realize the promise of a brighter future.

Dr. CY was the creator of the National Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ). President Crumpton-Young’s publications include the book entitled, “Key Productivity and Performance Strategies to Advance Your Career,” co-authoring the book entitled “Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach,” authoring a workbook entitled “Advancing Your Faculty Career” and co-authoring the “You’ve Got The Power!” workbook series dedicated to empowering individuals to unleash their greatness.

Dr. CY is an engaged professional and a member of an elite class. Dr. CY received the “Houston Top 50 Award”, “ The MLK Drum Major Award”, The Houston Business Journal Vision Award”, “National 2006 Outstanding Women of Color in Science and Technology Educator Award” and the “TrailBlazer Award”. Dr. CY was the first woman to serve as Associate Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University and was one of the first women to receive the “Hearin-Hess Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award.” Dr. CY also received the 1999 “Janice A. Lumpkin, Educator of the Year Golden Torch Award ” from the National Society of Black Engineers. Dr. CY received the CAREER Development Award from the National Science Foundation research on Developing Engineering Criteria for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and the Outstanding Industrial Paper Award for research entitled: An Investigation of Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Construction Industry from the International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. President Crumpton-Young is a recipient of the STEM Innovators award in 2017 and in 1997, Dr. CY received the “Black Engineer of the Year Education Award,” given to one candidate whose qualifications place them in the ranks of the nation’s highest achievers in the field of engineering.

Dr. CY has been married for 32 years to Mr. Reginald Young, and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Mattlyn Young, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins, a Biology/Pre-Med graduate from Hampton University and a master’s graduate in Integrated Science at Morgan State University, and Ashlee Young, a Psychology graduate from Prairie View A&M University currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Texas Southern University. President Crumpton-Young is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Mu, and Golden Key International honor societies. President Crumpton-Young is also a member of several civic organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Links, Incorporated.