Lee Sweeten – “The sky is no longer my limit. My potential is completely out of the world”

Imagine finding yourself and learning who you really are at 45. After a tough failure on a project at his job, Lee Sweeten went to a psychologist to find out that he has ADHD Type 1, dyslexia, and other executive function disorders. Lee’s story, rather than being about success in a specific career or passion,Continue reading Lee Sweeten – “The sky is no longer my limit. My potential is completely out of the world”

Psyche Terry: “Just have faith and focus”

Psyche Terry, the CEO and co-founder of UI Global Brands and Urban Hydration, has shown such resilience and determination through her story of building Urban Hydration and bringing it to where it is today. From facing moments where she was extremely close to quitting to moments where she looks at her company and journey inContinue reading “Psyche Terry: “Just have faith and focus””

Gabby Everett: “It took me a failing class to realize my potential”

One experience decided her life. Gabby Everett, Ph.D., Site Director at Biolabs, decided she wanted to pursue a career in biotechnology when she was in 9th grade. With her AP Biology class, she was taken on a field trip to Texas A&M and got the opportunity to pipette DNA and load an agarose gel. ThisContinue reading “Gabby Everett: “It took me a failing class to realize my potential””

Krystine (Krys) Sipple: “Just go with the flow” 

The best things sometimes just happen. You never know what you are meant to do until one day, you feel everything falling into place. Krystine (Krys) Sipple, a nonprofit consultant, thought that her life would look very different than it does today. She lived her life one day at a time and one thing alwaysContinue reading “Krystine (Krys) Sipple: “Just go with the flow” “

Deborah Corrao: “Get a little more comfortable with failure”

Some people like to plan their life and their future in the most detail possible. Others like to take it one day at a time and do what they need to do that day. Deborah (Deb) Corrao, the Salesforce Business Group Lead and Senior Managing Director at Accenture, is a remarkable example of someone whoContinue reading “Deborah Corrao: “Get a little more comfortable with failure””

Uttam Majumdar: “The goal is to constantly shift and push yourself”

What does it mean to persevere? Does it mean to just keep going even if you don’t see results early on? Uttam Majumdar, Founder and CEO of Locuz, demonstrated what it really means to persevere through the initial phases of his company and his career journey. When starting a company, organization, or anything for thatContinue reading “Uttam Majumdar: “The goal is to constantly shift and push yourself””

Caroline Boudreaux: “The secret is in continuing and committing”

Every child is a miracle. Every child deserves a loving family. Every child deserves true, unconditional love. These are the beliefs that Caroline Boudreaux built her organization, Miracle Foundation, on. While on a trip around the world with her friend, Caroline stopped in India because her friend was sponsoring a little boy there. In India,Continue reading “Caroline Boudreaux: “The secret is in continuing and committing””

Kewanta Brooks: “The journey is a long, winding road and never a straight path”

Kewanta Brooks, CEO and founder of EliteKids TV, is the epitome of someone who continues to make a change in societal norms by leading a life filled with purpose and meaning. Growing up, the typical stressed life path was always having good school grades, getting a job, earning money, and in the end, retiring. WhenContinue reading “Kewanta Brooks: “The journey is a long, winding road and never a straight path””

Karthee Vidya: “Don’t make volunteering something occasional, make it a lifestyle”

So many people have an ambition to volunteer and make a difference in some aspect of the world, but only a few people actually step up to make that difference. Karthee Vidya, the founder of Team Everest NGO, is one of the few people who made it a point to do whatever it takes toContinue reading “Karthee Vidya: “Don’t make volunteering something occasional, make it a lifestyle””

Mohan Akella: “Success is just a byproduct”

Ikigai (pronounced ee-kee-guy) is a Japanese concept that describes one’s reason to live, in other words, your life purpose and bliss. In English terms, it means one’s path to life fulfillment. There are 4 components as part of Ikigai: passion, vocation, profession, and mission. When you are good at what you love, it’s your passion.Continue reading “Mohan Akella: “Success is just a byproduct””