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Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

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Purpose Rockstar is coming back! In this quick update, I share with you some of our upcoming plans and how we got here. What's your plan to infuse purpose into your career this year? Tell me via email at [email protected]  
David Brown is a "rebel without a clue" and a private investor. Top knotch colleges and jobs make David Brown stand out.   Continue Reading 
Alexandra Marquez started off with a love for fashion, then blossomed into a succesful business women on Poshmark. Going from a simple love of fashion to making thousands a day wasn't easy but Alexandra shows that anything is possible.   Contin
Maggie Mabery is nothing short of amazing as she as been elected teacher of the year in California. She shares her love of science with her students, ultimately setting them up for a fun and successful year.    Continue Reading →  
Kelly Peletz is the president of Chariot For Women, a ride-share service geared toward serving women through women drivers and passengers. Kelly's extensive nursing background was ultimately the perfect fit for this new organization.   Continue
Sarah Worley is a nationally known Mediator in Boston area working for her company Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution P.C.. She was not only the first female mediator in Boston, she has also beeb recognized by Super Laws for extensive law back
Harry Campbell is the man, the myth, the legend, behind the rideshareguy.com. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Harry went from being an aerospace engineer to an Uber and Lyft driver while incorporating his passion for blogging.  Continue Reading
Margaret Butler is the Executive Director for Komera an organization that works to empower women through education and running. Margaret is nothing short of fast and furious, as she uses her olympic background to empower women in Africa. Contin
Baylee Greenberg is the COO For Crisis Textline, an orgnaization geared toward helping people stray from self-harm through text messaging.   Continue Reading
Sam Aquillano is founder of museum without walls for and by designers, Design Museum. We chat about how a teen who sold pirated CDs and built a lawn mowing mini empire became a founder of one of the most unique experiential organizations in the
Lindsay Lucas is neo-soul singer who has performed with Talib Kweli, Ernie Isley, John Scofield, Herby Hancock. This Berklee College of Music graduate has residency at one of the biggest jazz clubs in Boston and now is releasing her first full
In this interview, we chat about how Meera Vijayan is putting herself in harm's warm way with her reporting, the event that pushed her to start her journey, and the next steps in bringing more awareness to sexual violence.  Read more→
Lianne Wade (@liannewade) is the Director of Customer Insights at Wilde Agency, a marketing firm focused on using the science of human behavior to help their clients perform. **Bonus** Click read more to get slides from Lianne's presentation on
Lynn Aaronson is more than the woman who helped ALS work through the Ice Bucket Challenge. She is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts chapter and a successful nonprofit executive for 30 years. When the US economy tanked in in 2009 she b
In 2008, Katherine Keller went from corporate marketing job married with children to divorce and too broke to pay the light bills as a single parent.  Katherine now runs Katherine Keller International, an online marketing, branding, copywriting
Conor Williams has ideas on how to change the US education system. His ideas have been published in Washington Post, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, U.S. News and World Report, Talking Points Memo in addition to several other p
In this episode, we say thank you and provide a road map on how to become a Purpose Rockstar in your life. We talk about the path to living a meaningful life where your skills and impact are at maximum levels. Derrick reveals his struggles to b
Professor, psychologist, and actor Isaiah Pickens is changing the way we understand teenagers. In this interview, we discuss how teens brains develop, why teens have difficulty making good decisions, and his new teen talk show ‘We Complicated’.
Andrea Funk turns t-shirts into long lasting memories via her one-of-a-kind quilts. We chat about how she pushed through 10 years to create a successful business and the difference between quilts and blankets. Continue reading→
Maria Kussmaul is the Founding Partner and Investment Banking Head at America's Growth Capital (AGC Partners), a boutique Investment Bank that advises emerging growth companies or tech companies in merging, acquisition and information security.
Renee Fry is the founder and chief marketing officer of Making Care Easier , a care platform that helps you take action and care of your elderly loved ones. Despite fighting off a brain tumor, Renee is dedicated to providing care for the elderl
Paula Berg is a PR and marketing expert and is the current Digital Media Manager at Hewlett Packard (HP). At Southwest Airlines, she was able to work her way up in their communications department and eventually get her job at HP.  Continue Read
Mario Jannatpour is a successful realtor and author of the Honest Real Estate Agent , a training guide on how to become a successful real estate agent. Mario has a simple philosophy he follows in his career: help your customers find what they w
Blaz Jemc is the COO of Travel Starter, a global crowdfunding platform for tourism businesses by helping them connect with the local community to raise funding for their projects.  Continue Reading →
It's not easy running a women's sports clothing company and a nonprofit organization simultaneously. Jen Gurecki, however, is doing just that. She is the CEO of Coalition Snow and is also the Chief Innovation Officer of Zawadisha fund. Continue
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