Don’t be afraid to meet new people. When I was younger, I was super shy and afraid to go up and meet someone because I was afraid they would reject me or be mean. I know so many people share those nervous feelings around meeting new people, but it’s ok.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl.

Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl has been a Special Olympics Colorado athlete for more than 10 years and currently serves as Co-Chair of Special Olympics Colorado’s Board of Directors. …


It’s OK to admit you don’t know things — in fact that is the best way to learn. Also, when you do give an answer, people will trust that you know what you are talking about, otherwise you wouldn’t have said it. People also appreciate others being truthful and humble.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Martyn Hiscox.

Martyn Hiscox, Ph.D., is principal scientist in the phage display group at Adaptimmune.

Adaptimmune’s phage display team is responsible for discovering new T-cell receptors (TCRs), one of…


Not everyone will understand your “why” or your “how,” — but do good anyway. Come on! — It’s a bunny business. What isn’t there to love, right? Few people will take the time to find out what you’re doing or your motivation, and it’s easier for people to jump to conclusions. YOU are uniquely positioned to do this and to change the world. Embrace the negativity and listen carefully to what naysayers are saying. Take this opportunity to learn from questions or negative comments. Take criticism as an opportunity to sharpen yourself. Don’t expect everyone to be your cheerleader. They…


I am not the boss, the clients are. You build your business off of the desires of your clients. Building out my course was based on the feedback of my community and not solely what I wanted to do. Nobody wanted to learn mindset through yoga, but they love hearing about mindset from a luxury angle.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jaylissa Lea.

Jaylissa Lea’s mission is to build brands that leave a legacy and create a movement that will better serve the world…


Practice what you preach! My family was on the cutting edge of sustainability practices before I even knew the word “sustainability” and before it even became a buzz word. My parents always taught me from my dad’s Cherokee roots, to think seven generations ahead…what we are doing today will leave a footprint seven generations ahead. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you never expect to sit” — Nelson Henderson.

As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment, I had the pleasure of…


Even though society tries to tell you otherwise, your sensitivity is a gift, not a curse. If I didn’t have my sensitivity, I would not have had the courage to open up about my acne story online or to start my business. My intention is to help people on their journey to self-acceptance, and my sensitivity has equipped me with the skills to do that.

As a part of our series about How To Survive And Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person, I had the pleasure of interviewing Cassandra Bankson.

Cassandra Bankson (28) is a medical esthetician and a skincare…


Your corporate life is not the centerpiece of your life, it’s just a big part of your journey: It took me years to understand that although work is a huge part of my life, it’s not the main focus of who I am as a person. Hence it’s crucially important to recognize that your work is not your personality. That way, you could create a stronger and more solid life for yourself.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Pierre Subeh.

Pierre Subeh is an author…


“Have fun.” — This is the piece of advice that I get the most eye rolls for. “How can we have fun when we’re trying to solve the world’s problems?”. But actually, life is real short. It is very possible to (work toward) solving the world’s problems whilst chilling out once in a while. Relax, you are ok.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Niharika Hiremath.

Niharika is a lived-experience mental health advocate and Master of Social Work candidate from Melbourne, Australia. She focuses on…


Fail fast. The worst thing you can do is try something for a very long time and still not know if it will work or not. Do what you need to do to make a yes or no decision. We tested over 80 different kinds of cooling packs. Some didn’t get cold enough, some didn’t stay cold long enough and others ruptured.

As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dillon Turnbow.

Dillon Turnbow is a Co-Founder of Body Cooling Innovations, LLC. He…


I’ve worked with a lot of young professionals who seem to have it all — on the surface, their lives are full of achievement and success. But they often feel as if they’re missing ‘something’. As we’ve worked together over time, I’ve seen many of these individuals discover a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. It’s a privilege to see this process develop.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eloise Skinner

Eloise is an author, teacher, and the founder of two businesses…

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Environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur, Founder of Green Kid Crafts

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