In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Ana Leyva Adler | Creative Director & Entrepreneur

Creativity has always been at the top of the list for me when I think of values. I think this is because I am a questioner, a problem solver, and a lover of stories. In my 15 year career at Turner (now WarnerMedia) I was able to use all of this to my advantage. Read more>>

Rich Carnahan | Creative Director & Senior Graphic Designer

I believe reliability is one of the most important characteristics a person can have, which is why I’ve always aspired to be a person others can count on – both personally and professionally. If I say I’m going to do something, you can bet I’m going to do it, unless an act of God makes it impossible. Read more>>

Kylie Gerks | Marriage and Family Therapist

For me, my business is built through intentionally getting to know others, so connection is the fundamental idea behind everything I do. And I gotta say, this principle has an even deeper value to me after 2020! I’m constantly asking myself, how can I create a moment of connection with every person I come into contact with that helps them feel seen, even in the briefest of exchanges? Even further, how can I foster connection with others who come from a different background or way of life than I do? Read more>>