Thursday, October 23, 2008

Be Bold Podcast: Create a Career with Impact, Episode #2

As I mentioned last week, I've started hosting a new podcast produced by Echoing Green, the Be Bold Podcast. This week's show features a discussion of two career related questions with Lara Galinsky, author of Be Bold: Create A Career with Impact.

This week's question are:

1. How does someone like me with problem solving skills, passion, intelligence, experience and judgement, but with a resume not steeped in social issues work, find their niche in making an impact?

I want to help people become the heroes of their own stories—I think storytelling and mythmaking is the missing link in getting people to connect deeply to the causes we all know need attention – and I know how to do that-but how do I make a career out of it?

2. a. I feel guilty for wanting to work in social impact-my main motive is that I find social impact work fascinating and fun, and helping others—isn’t really a huge priority in comparison. Is it wrong that I’m not totally altruistic?

b. How can I combine being creative (or creative industries in general) with social impact?

You can listen to the Be Bold podcast online, or subscribe via iTunes. You can send in your questions to be answered on the Be Bold Podcast to

Also, be sure to also check out the Be Bold Resources page, and the New York Times' Social Impact Career Center, created in partnership with Echoing Green.


  1. Thank you so much for discussing my questions! It's nice to know that I don't have to feel guilty or martyr-like - "oh I am a long suffering do gooder". :P Yes, social impact is fun, and it's great that it's fun!

  2. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Hi Britt,

    Just a quick correction that questions should be sent to: (no www). Thanks!!


  3. Whoops! Thanks for catching that Anthony. I've made the correction in the post.

  4. Glad it was helpful, Tiara!

  5. The four fields that have experienced rapid growth in the past few years are health care, information technology (IT), trade and hospitality.


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