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Editor’s List: Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About How To Be A Social Impact Hero (Part Three)

Our society is going through a rough time right now. But amazingly, so many people have now taken the initiative to help make our world a bit better.

Authority Magazine featured scores of leaders who have taken the initiative to make a positive change in our society. We discussed their vision for the better world that they aim to help create, and the steps needed to make that happen. Some of the people we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Teresa Goines, Founder and CEO of Old Skool Cafe

Teresa Goines is the founder and CEO of Old Skool Café. Her experience working with gang-affiliated youth, as a juvenile correction officer, impacted her life in a way that changed her forever. Their stories gave her an in-depth understanding of how many young people end up on such a destructive path and compelled her to find a solution to the hopelessness she saw in the lives of incarcerated and forgotten youth.

Ms. Goines’ mission is to permanently break the cycle of incarceration by giving young people hope, economic opportunities and training in a supportive environment where they can grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. From this passion, the concept of Old Skool Cafe was born in 2004.

Ms. Goines has received several awards and recognition for her work with Old Skool Cafe and the Bayview Community: 2013 CNN Hero Award, 2012 Wells Fargo Community Spirit Award, 2011 Bank of America — Neighborhood Excellence Local Hero Award, 2011 Westmont Global Service Alumni Award, FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, 2008 Jefferson Award and 2006 San Francisco Foundation Koshland Fellowship Award.

The complete interview can be read here:

Brain Weisfeld, The Startup Squad

Brian Weisfeld has been building businesses his entire life. As a kid, he bought gummy bears, sorted baseball cards, babysat, and sold mixtapes. As an adult, he helped build well-known, billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Coupons.com. But after watching his oldest daughter struggle to sell Girl Scout cookies and getting frustrated at the lack of empowering influences for his girls, Brian decided to create a movement to inspire girls to open their first businesses and to empower them with an entrepreneurial mindset. Brian is the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to helping girls reach their potential and follow their dreams, whatever their passions, and is the co-author of The Startup Squad, a Macmillan-published children’s book series. Brian lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters.

The complete interview can be read here:

Morgan A. Wider, Author of The Worthy Wardrobe: Your Guide to Style, Shopping, and Soul

Morgan Wider is a professional stylist, corporate educator, and the published author of The Worthy Wardrobe: Your Guide to Style, Shopping & Soul. Through Morgan’s styling and speaking services, she has worked with companies such as Google, Walmart, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche to highlight how an improved image increases performance. By sharing her knowledge of the retail industry and her passion for fashion, Morgan has helped her clients feel more powerful in all areas of their lives.

The complete interview can be read here:

Shiv Kumar, Co-founder, The Catalysts Group

He is the co-founder of The Catalyst group and Chief Integrator of the COVIDActionCollab, is a social investor who is passionate about solving complex social problems and improving the health & wealth of vulnerable communities. Shiv has dedicated 30 years working on social development, in India and internationally. His experience spans consulting, strategy, advisory, technical support provider, institution builder, mentor, team leader, facilitator, and coach across a spectrum of focus areas- health, livelihoods, education, sustainability, gender and equity, among others.

Starting his career in a leading farmer owned co-operative, he has founded several organisations within the Catalyst Group — Catalyst Management Services, a development consulting firm; Swasti — a health catalyst and Vrutti –livelihood impact partners and Fuzhio, an impact product company. He has also incubated and supported over 200 community organisations and special enterprises.

He is passionate about communities, collaborative, institutions, human behavior, partnerships, technology, governance; in addition to being a foodie, techie, and cyclist.

The complete interview can be read here:

Devaa Haley Mitchell, The Shift Network

Rev. Dr. Devaa Haley Mitchell is the co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of The Shift Network, where she guides and oversees Shift’s social change initiatives as well as its philanthropic activities, leveraging its educational and network assets for the greatest public benefit. She is also the host of the Shift Network’s “Awaken and Heal” podcast. Devaa is a transformational leader who supports people in reconnecting with their spiritual depths, unleashing their leadership gifts, and stepping into their full potential. She is a key player in leading and supporting the ongoing evolution of Shift’s transformational culture, both inside the company as well as with customers around the world.

The complete interview can be read here:

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