I think I know you. You’re searching for a way to make a difference. You see the hurt and the needs out there and you want to change it. It doesn’t matter if it is in a nonprofit or a for-profit and it doesn’t matter what the cause is. If it’s meaningful to you, then it’s meaningful to me.
I help the do-gooders and change-makers of the world follow through on their intentions. It’s not enough to say you want to help…you must be impactful. In order to do that, you need to know who you are, what you stand for, if you want to work in your pajamas or on a multi-national team flying around the globe.
That’s where I come in.
I’ve felt the frustration of wanting to be part of feeding all those who are hungry; providing livable housing for those living in slums or living on the streets. I’ve averted my eyes to the woman begging for my spare change because I was ashamed and insecure.
I’ve also come to learn that my job isn’t to save the world. It is merely to use the gifts that I’ve been given, take radical responsibility for my actions, and put my values into practice.
This is why I founded The Hearts Projects: leading with your heart is the only meaningful way to connect with the work that matters. Working with those living in poverty, supporting families going through a healthcare crisis, advocating for hunger policy changes doesn’t have to be depressing. Yes, it will be difficult, but you can do it with joy. That’s what I’ve learned and the path I’ve chosen.
I’d love to share it with you.
The Formal Bio
I am the founder and coach at The Heart Projects, with a master’s degree in nonprofit management and more than 15 years of service in the nonprofit, for profit, and government sectors. I practice solution-focused coaching, with training through Erickson International, one of the top-rated coaching programs in the world and fully-accredited by the International Coach Federation. Because credibility and competence are important to me, I’m also a member of the International Coach Federation and the Association of Training and Development – Indiana Chapter.
I have worked and volunteered for national, regional, local, large, and small charities in public relations, marketing, feasibility studies and community plans, training, special events, volunteer leadership, and much more. I am deeply passionate about creating social change that includes everyone’s strengths. This means that each person needs to the tools to take responsibility for their own career and confidence.