Welcome to this episode of The Ikigaia Podcast!
Wouldn't it be amazing to live and operate in your zone of genius? That sweet spot between what you're great at and what fulfills you at work.
Finding your purpose and making an impact on the world or others and still be able to make a living.
Today's guest is Geoffrey Hucker, CEO, and founder at Work For Impact, a freelance platform targeting environmentally responsible and nonprofit organizations, and connecting freelancers to job opportunities within them.
He is also the founder and director of Beyond The Orphanage, a non-profit organization that enables and empowers at-risk orphaned children from developing nations to become self-reliant adults.
Geoff's path to purpose started 20 years ago during a trip to Ethiopia where he saw first hand the extreme and harsh conditions in which street kids lived around the country.
Such disheartened reality flipped a switch inside him and encouraged him to start working towards making a positive impact in their communities which later on expanded to other developing countries.
During this time, he also saw the need for hiring like-minded people willing and motivated to build a community around his core values while working in their zone of genius and serving a greater good.
In this episode, Geoff gives us a deep insight into what it means to find a sense of purpose at work, and in life, we talk about what purpose and zone of genius mean to him, how millennials are looking to work for companies they believe in and stand for, the lessons he has learned in his time as a leader of these organizations, he even shares his advice on how to get started in the freelancing world, and much more!
In all his endeavors, Geoff seeks to make the world a better place, one life at a time. His work focuses on shaping a world with opportunities regardless of your differences, race, religion, sexual orientation, or physical location.
He strongly believes that even as individuals we can make significant changes in people's lives as long as we find meaning and purpose in what we do.
Things you will learn in this episode:
- Why finding your purpose in life is important.
- How millennials are altering the landscape of social change.
- What a world with people working on their purpose would look like.
- How to love your career and work with passion.
- How to start working as a freelancer.
- How to surround yourself with like-minded individuals to make an impact.
Connect with Geoff:
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-hucker-bto/
Work for Impact - https://www.workforimpact.com/
Connect with the show:
Instagram - @ikigaia_
Website - https://www.ikigaia.co/
Join the Facebook community of purpose driven-people! - https://www.facebook.com/groups/remoteworkresource
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Work For Impact - https://www.workforimpact.com/
Post your freelancer profile or your company profile if you're looking for a freelancer and you are a purpose-driven organization!
Beyond The Orphanage - https://beyondtheorphanage.org/