Title: founder and franchise director for Mindful Mornings, a monthly interactive speaker series on subjects related to social good and social justice; founder of The Giving Wall, an online giving website where those living at or below the poverty level can get help from supporters who buy an unmet need like auto repair, a child’s health care bill or a work uniform. (The website, www.thegivingwall.org, is expected to launch Dec. 3.)

Born: January 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas

Education: bachelor’s in business marketing, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007; master’s in clinical integrative nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2018

Career: Entercom, marketing consultant, 2008-10; Studio Center Total Production, business development manager, 2010-12; Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, marketing director, 2012-13; The Frontier Project, consultant, 2013-17; Wellwork, founder and consultant, June 2017-August; Mindful Mornings, founder and franchise director, December 2016-present; Kuehne + Nagel, director of cultural insights and creative communications for North America, August-present

What part of the metro area do you live?: along the James River in the city of Richmond

Best business decision: “To create my space in the world, instead of searching for one in which I belong. I’ve spent the past several years intentionally designing my ecosystem, surrounding myself with people who push me, challenge me, question my choices and who ultimately support my decisions.’

Worst business decision: “I don’t have one. My brain and my heart are not wired to reflect on life’s choices as good and bad — as worst and best. I have worked hard over the years to align my passions, my skills and the needs I see in an organization or a community — and that attention toward alignment has created a life with very few regrets from the workplace.”

Mistake you learned the most from: “There was not one mistake, there were recurring ones whose motivator was shared — allowing others to assume power and influence over me because of a lifelong fear of some grand reveal of my own intellectual inferiority. I don’t like that it has taken me this long to quiet that damaging internal voice that told me I wasn’t good enough, but I’m sure happy I’m finally rid of her.”

What is the biggest challenge/opportunity in the next two to five years: “My greatest challenge is to simultaneously support a cultural transformation inside a massive global organization whilst doing the same within our community here in Richmond, through Mindful Mornings and our newly created digital platform, The Giving Wall, in collaboration with the Office of Community Wealth Building.”

First job after college: commission only sales for Entercom radio in Virginia Beach. “It was brutal and also the best job I could have had right out of college because it gifted me a hustle I didn’t innately embody.”

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently: “I would have believed in my own power, potential and possibility long before now. Too many hours of too many years were spent tending and nurturing insecurities that did not serve me — insecurities that were untrue, about my body and my mind.”

Movie or book that inspired you the most, and why?: “Becoming Wise,” by Krista Tippett. “Through poetry, interviews, stories of hope and stories of sorrow, it gave me the words and the narratives I needed to wrestle with and reflect on this shared human experience.”

Favorite/least favorite subject in school: Least favorite: math. “I didn’t have a favorite. School was a box I felt I needed to check; there were very few topics that inspired my interest.”

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