After burning the candle at both ends in his youth, KC Carter almost died of stress-related issues at 26 years old. That scare changed his entire life and put him on the trajectory towards what he calls “Full-Life Integration™”. Along the way, he began meditating, quit drinking, became a Kriyaban Yogi, and helped startup Centro build from […]
The biggest struggle for so many entrepreneurs (me included) is finishing creative projects. Starting them is easy, but how do you find the impetus—and the momentum—to keep going and see them through to completion? Luckily, Charlie Gilkey specializes in exactly that. His website, ProductiveFlourishing.com, is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional creatives, entrepreneurs, small business […]
Everything seemed to be going beautifully for Karin. She had put behind her a disastrous first marriage to an abusive con man and now had a wonderful, handsome business partner and fiancé, Sergio, two delightful daughters and two great bonus kids (her fiancé’s children), as well as a successful executive recruiting business. After moving into her dream home, […]
“The big epiphany that I had was that I do not want my tombstone to say, “She kept a clean house.” I want it to say, “Author.” Transcript, edited for reading: Nikki Groom: Welcome to Movement Makers, the podcast for business leaders and entrepreneurs like you who aren’t interested in doing business as usual, but […]
“Know when you’re getting burned by your own internal drive, and notice if there’s a lighter way that you can approach the work that you’re doing. Because sometimes that easing back or creating space that you’re doing, some of those very counterintuitive things—the things you don’t expect—are what’s going to bring your business to the […]
“Now that I know what it’s like to be so deeply connected, and to allow myself to be fully self-expressed in my business, it feels amazing. It feels wonderful. I feel so fulfilled and so satisfied every single day in my business and I never experienced that when I was stripping. Yes, I loved it […]
I began the 100 Stories Worth Telling Project in the summer of 2015 to highlight the stories of women entrepreneurs.
I felt passionately about the project at the time because I felt strongly that, historically, women have not had a voice—particularly in the business arena.
I still feel strongly about that, and the impact that patriarchy has had on people in general, and held this sign aloft at the Women’s March in New York in January 2017.
But conversations that I have had since then, both working directly alongside a renowned diversity and inclusion consultant for several months, and participating in conversations in certain groups where difficult conversations are actively encouraged, led me to realize something fundamental about the nature of this effort.
This project is not only for those people who identify as female, it is for all of those who have ever felt marginalized, or like they don’t have a voice because of their gender, race, body type, disability, nationality, religion, or for any other reason.
You’ll discover that each storyteller is remarkable not only for their resilience, but also for their incredible courage despite the challenges they faced and, often, continue to face.
Each storyteller reminds us of what’s possible when we refuse to give up and commit to pursuing our dreams.
And each storyteller leaves us with a message of hope for the future.