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.
Melissa Gillard | Founder, CEO, & Coach
We are heavily involved with our community and although I acknowledge all of our efforts, I believe our efforts have been really seen while going through this pandemic. At the start, we made the quick adjustments and adaptations for our members so that they didn’t feel the wrath of cancellations. We offered everything virtually; They were able to train with Jumpman LA every week for free and on their own they were able to use the HomeCourt App for free. With these quick moves, we were able to stay engaged with our members and get them involved where our community was hurting. We introduced our STAYHOME (Standing Together Always YOUnified Helping Others Matters Everyday) Initiative to support small businesses and help our frontline heroes (April). Read more>>
Narcie | No/Hugs (Founder, Lead Singer)
“No/Hugs is a band that first and foremost serves the music world as a community, More so than that? A Family. We have been cultivating a toxic free fan bade that thrives on not just the music experience but also on encouraging each other to be kind, to be authentic, to be exceptional, to live hard and party harder. When the crowd comes together at our shows, we all dance under one heartbeat. We unmistakably put on an exceptional performance, No/Hugs goes up on stage with the same mind set every time : To perform with our souls and leave our heart on the stage. We bring it because we live it. As the singer ? I sing my songs down to the core of my existence and I connect with my audience, my family on levels that only true intimacy can achieve. Read more>>
Mystic Tiger | Band
Our music aims to open the door to personal healing, to help heal the collective wounds of capitalism and colonialism, and to be an inspiration for heroes in the political/economic realm working to transform our society into one with love, compassion, and justice at its core. Music is an extremely powerful agent of change, and here is why: We all hold ideas and feelings inside of us that we intuitively know to be true, but often cannot find the words to express. When we hear a song that speaks to these deep truths, suddenly we have words- and not just words- but a melody to express it.
Mystic Tiger’s music reflects the insights and experiences that the four of us have shared over a three-year period of community healing, personal introspection, and spiritual growth. Some of these ideas include: the breakdown of dualities (self/other, large/small, human/nature, etc); our kinship with all humanity. Read more>>