These are some of the things that I think about.
Change is not comfortable. Change is necessary for your growth and development. Learning the fundamentals of organizing and productivity is a life skill that may come with resistance. This is one of the reasons I was so excited to have Jesmine on the #powerofwhy podcast to share the importance of your purpose, principles, and priorities as you create and intentional life.
Jesmine Onyeukwu grew up in a conservative, Christian household believing that she would grow up to be a powerful woman who stands for what she believes in. Throughout the years, she has raised a family, started a business, and through her work aims to have a global impact. Check out Jesmine’s work here.
Keep reading to learn about Jesmine’s mission and her why.
Fatuma Kou draws inspiration from both her African heritage and Canadian home – through her distinct art and storytelling ability. She is a multifaceted artist that is known for her generosity and compassion. Check out her work here.
Fatuma’s manifesto is that we each have a gift. And our souls are uniquely crafted to make the world a better and a more inclusive place. Her art is a way of self- expression and to call to attention the beauty in diversity.
Keep reading to learn about Fatuma’s mission and her why.
Do you feel that you truly belong at work? How about in your social circles? Sarah recounts her personal story and how this led her to building a purpose-driven company, Tribute. Sarah is on a personal mission to make the workplace more human centered, by helping individuals feel a greater sense of belonging and purpose at work.
I can’t wait for you to hear more about Sarah’s mission and her why.
Privilege, Marginality, COVID-19 & Tackling Social Inequities Through Our Workplaces | Sabrina Meherally
Sabrina believes that in today’s social and political climate, organizations have the potential to be powerful stewards of social change. And her goal is to equip organizations with the tools, knowledge and approach to move along the diversity and inclusion continuum. All of these things combined with Sabrina’s energy make her a powerful force for positive change in the world.
Jennifer Vassel is the author of “I Am Unique!”, a book and empowerment brand about self-love and the importance of sharing your unique gifts with the world. Her goal is to position Erin as the global face of self-love. To encourage and empower young people to own their voice, power, and unique identity.
David Young values opportunities to help people in the realm of health and fitness. He believes that we need more holistic and encompassing approaches to our activities, goals and ambitions. Through his trainer and practice, he works with clients and has built a team to help people focus on their nutrition, sleep, stress and spirit. How can you build a lifestyle that is healthy, instead of struggling day-to-day to keep up with your habits?
Karina recounts: “From childhood to adolescence to adulthood, everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere. But sometimes, there is that one thing that makes you feel out of place at times. For me, that was my hearing impairment”.
Karina has an empowering story about her personal journey of hearing loss and receiving a cochlear implant at an early age. Karina’s journey is explored in her book Hearing Differently.Karina is 24 years-old, a writer, and has a BA in Professional Writing and Communications and has extensive experience in marketing, communications, and the world of creating captivating content.
Dr. Naomi I. Maria beautifully recounts her childhood experiences and how this shaped her to embrace her truth. She is a passionate and dedicated Immunologist from the small Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.
Today, Naomi is an innovative and passionate immunologist, with a broad background in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Fascinated by the immune system in health and disease, she is using her incredible analytical skills and creative insights to solve problems that she is passionate about solving.
I met Naomi during one of Find Your Tribe’s virtual sessions. She currently lives in New York City and investing in her learning and development in the health and science space.
Hanieh and Shabana are working to change the face of publishing through their work and venture, Peacock Press. Their love for creating and uplifting the community is what keeps them going on this journey.
A lot of writers struggle to get their voices heard. When you are out there in the world trying to show people what you are working on, oftentimes, it’s women’s voices that are stifled.
Peacock Press was born because we felt we needed to give a platform to women to have their voices heard. A platform where they can talk, share their stories, and reach out to people. It was born from that need to give other people their space to share their voices – especially to women of colour, First Nations people, LGBTQ+, anyone with a disability, we want to give voice to those who have been historically unheard.
Have you seen the cover of “Because I Can”? Every single person is purposefully placed on the cover of the book.
Murdock speaks truth to power: “You are constantly experiencing road closures, constantly experiencing pot holes, constantly experiencing detours – does that mean your destination has changed? No. But the way in which you get there has to change. Purpose says: “even amidst needing to change how you get there, never forget where you are going”. Think about it… no matter where you stand, a compass will always appropriate itself to always show you north. That is what purpose is. It is a constant reminder. It is an accountability tool to show you where you are going”. Want to learn more? Listen to this week’s episode…