“Having the why clear in your journey is so critical […] “ we need to push harder in getting that clarity and I bet that equates into your happiness ”.
From the beginning, Monica was fiercely independent and thanks her supportive and loving family for instilling a love of public libraries and education. A native D.C. Washingtonian who grew up both in Korea and the U.S , Monica defines herself as a nerd. She wanted to create global impact from as early as she can remember. Highly accomplished but not happy working in government and policy jobs; she worked her way out of boredom and sadness and found herself becoming a coach and creating her own social business: InnovatorsBox. Found out how Monica found her Why in Episode 2 of the Social Change Career Podcast.
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In this episode we discuss:
- Monica’s earlier influences: her supportive family, earlier international experiences and growing up in 2 cultures
- Monica’s college years and on being a nerd
- How she develop her work etiquette during college
- Her Master’s years and how she found her tribe
- How she thought policy was her way on making a difference
- Monica’s experience at the U.N. in the Geneva
- On hating her job and identifying her pain points
- How she started her own path of helping others and becoming an entrepreneur
- What helped Monica become a social entrepreneur
- How she discovered her WHY
- On Monica being a minority female business owner
- On why Monica recommends a business over an NGO
- Never limit your options
- Know your why to make better decisions and become a happier you
- What is InnovatorsBox and how it helps others
- On how you have unlimited potential to be creative
- The impact of having people being happy in their jobs
- Advice for women (and everyone else) that want to start their own business
- On never stop learning in various forms
- Best career she has received in her life
- Monica’s take on failure
- Monica’s top three impact on having a career of impact
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