One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results.  So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large.  Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Tamara Angela | Psychic Medium, Astrologer & Writer

It took me a moment to understand that I am a psychic medium who chose to go into a career as a clinical therapist and not the other way around. I no longer practice as a clinical therapist and instead practice in my spiritual gifts. But I do seek to normalize mental health, especially for people of color. My practice is a fusion of spirituality and therapeutic principles which helps to guide people in their divine purpose. Read more>>

Jasmine Coer | Founder

We are dedicated to teaching 10 million people how to cope with stress and depression through COLOR by 2025. Color My Story is an integrated platform dedicated to mental wealth in the workforce, online, and in local communities through art and storytelling. We create workshops and safe spaces to release and grow through creative expression. Our goal is to help our audiences COLOR, “Capable of Learning <through> Others Realities” their stories, offering self-expression and creating empathy for the shared human experience. As humans when allowed to heal from the past, stand in the truth of today, and reach for a brighter future, our hearts expand with the hope and motivation needed to create a better tomorrow. Read more>>

Sean Palani | Community Connector

We are a a very diverse group of guys who get together once a month to break bread, socialize and give back. Just like we support a different restaurant each month to dine at, we also select a local non-profit/charity to support, as well. To date, we have supported more than thirty-four local organizations. We put a big emphasis on women and children, the displaced and hungry; basically anyone needing our assistance. On top of our group support, we all post to our social media channels as well to bring more attention to the needs and services of the charities/organizations we are supporting during any given month. Read more>>

Nancy Waldeck | Healthy Chef Partyologist

People are busy and often don’t have time to take good care of themselves and their families as well as they would like.. They want to eat well, enjoy wine and have wonderful experiences on their time off, but its not easy in today’s fast paced world. Taste and Savor helps with easy, delicious and healthy recipes, uncomplicated wine education and trips that are one of a kind experiences. I believe in celebrating life each day, whether in the kitchen, at the table or on the road. I share my enthusiasm, expertise and network of friends across the world to help others Taste and Savor LIFE! Read more>>

Courtney Lowry | Founder & Head Editor

As the Black-Native American founder of “Awkward Skate Magazine,” (@awkwardskatemagazine) an inclusive skate culture magazine for skaters of color who identify as womyn, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming (including skaters with disabilities), I provide silenced skaters with the platform they deserve. Submitters can send in any type of art form that they wish, ranging from short essay, painting, video, photography, illustration, etc about their experiences rollerskating or skateboarding. Since starting the magazine, I have talked with quite a few womyn and non-binary skaters of color who have revealed the discomfort they experience at skate parks that are dominated by young, White, cis-gendered men. At their neighborhood skateparks, they were ostracized and prevented from skating in the same areas that are free and open to the public. Read more>>

Mark (Skater Claus) Condit | Skateboard Enthusiast, Philanthropist & Marketer

Skater Claus is currently an LLC, but that’s because it’s much cheaper, easier, & faster to establish an LLC than a 501c3 (in that process now). I sell merchandise on but all the profit goes to giving kids in need skateboards & protective gear, so it’s more like a charity. While some of the boards & gear I give away come from the profit of my Etsy sales, most of what I get is donated by generous individuals. I get donations from people from all walks of life, but the majority of the donations come from the skate community. They want to give back & help the sport/culture grow. I help the community by giving skateboards to kids in foster care & in low income neighborhoods. Most of these kids have almost nothing, but if you have a skateboard you can use your imagination to turn the urban landscape into your playground. Read more>>

Jazmine Jordan | CNA Instructor & Registered Nurse

Health Connect Career Center helps the community by educating and empowering students to enter the world of healthcare as certified nurse assistants. Once our students complete our 17 day Certified Nurse Assistant training, we are instilling skill sets to allow individuals gain employment in the growing healthcare industry. Once employed in the healthcare industry individuals start a rewarding career in the healthcare industry which allows them to make an income while making an impact. We strive to provide knowledge and instill confidence in our students to become leaders in their profession and the world around them while providing safe and quality care. Our Vision is to educate and give entry-level opportunities to as many individuals possible to enter the healthcare profession. We value inspiring, motivating, serving, and educating as many as possible in our community. Read more>>

Libra Hicks | Philanthropist, Speaker & Fitness Coach

Our Children’s Story, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to assist the special needs community. Since COVID we’ve been able to transition into a virtual platform that gives us space to connect and work with those who we typically wouldn’t have access to. We are able to extend workshops, classes, etc. to families across the United States who are in need. My organization is scheduled to offer financial literacy classes, small business opportunities as well as health and wellness workshops. COVID has brought many difficulties with families and we want to make sure we are a click away. Easy access to a safe zone to learn how to elevate to your greatest potential is necessary in this time. Read more>>