Tina Nguyen: Taco Bell Foundation Executive Director

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My Goal of the Day: Raise money and awareness for the Taco Bell Foundation

What drink do you need to get through the day? Champagne

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Chanel official

What should everyone try at least once? Meditate for 5 minutes

Aksana Samy: RaWay Chocolates Founder & Fashion Model

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My Tip of the Day: Always be grateful. Think big.

What do you love most about Your City? I enjoy my yoga practice with an ocean view each morning.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?’ A smoothie bowl is my favorite breakfast meal, and my favorite restaurant is PLANT Miami.

Irene Michaels: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Equestrian & Beauty/Lifestyle Expert

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My Tip of the Day: Keep a childlike attitude and be a good listener 

What should everyone try at least once? Get up on stage. There is no rush like it. I have been performing for years and I never get tired of it. 

What do you love most about Your City?  I love the beauty of Chicago – the architecture keeps my eyes engaged and inspires me creatively. The people of this fine city put all of their time intowork, family and fun. I love all the city year-round, but the summers is when the city really shines, with concerts in the park, packed rooftops and more festivals than you know what to do with.

Aimee Raupp: Author, "Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief"

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My Thought of the Day: I am deeply loved and cared for

What drink do you need to get through the day? I love to start the day with a cup of organic coffee with grassfed ghee and collagen peptides but the rest of the day is mostly water, some sparkling, some still and I like to have a kombucha spritzer- a combo of 1 part booch to 2 parts seltzer.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I am obsessed with Instagram! I find myself scrolling many times during the day. I love to follow inspirational accounts like @abrahamhickspublications and my friends and family. <3

Lynn Greenberg: Pivt Enterprise Founder & CEO

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My Thought of the Day: Nothing great ever happens from your comfort zone.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? A cup or two of coffee in the morning usually does the trick for the day.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Pivt Enterprise App (of course!)

Jamie Bass: Aligned Spaces Founder

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My Goal of the Day: To help people understand how their environment impacts their life and how much easier it is to achieve their goals when they’re living in a supportive and nurturing space.

My Tip of the Day: Release that which you cannot control (currently a work in progress for me!)

What do you love most about Your City? I love that Denver has everything: a great music scene, every type of cuisine imaginable, lots of industry and shopping, and diverse neighborhoods, all located in the middle of the most beautiful natural surroundings. Plus, I’ve never been anywhere else where people are so friendly all the time.

Louie Moses: Moses Inc Creative Director & President

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 How are small, independent, creative shops going to survive against the big holding companies? We are not only surviving but thriving! Many companies are looking for authentic, original thinking and a small shop like ours, puts talented senior people on every account. Our work is handcrafted and connects emotionally with consumers. Our big ideas drive consumer behavior.

 If you weren’t a creative director, what career would you have? I’d be a drummer. I’ve played the drums since I was 10 and I still have a little garage band. If I wasn’t in advertising I’d be loading and unloading my drums every night at a new dive bar where the band gets 50% off all drink

Germain Chastel: NewtonX Founder & CEO

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How did you get the idea for your company? The idea for NewtonX formed when I was with McKinsey & Company, and realized that there was a massive pain point both in the management consulting industry and across enterprise organizations: Access to expert knowledge from C-suite executives, global influencers or niche subject matter experts didn’t exist in the market. My colleagues and I consistently needed reliable data from highly specific populations to effectively do our jobs, but had no way of accessing this data at scale. Additionally, I often needed this access under tight time constraints, but no firm in the market would be able to give me the access I needed by my deadline. In this, I saw a missed opportunity for automation – the industry is a perfect use case for AI today.

Maya K. van Rossum: Delaware Riverkeeper

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What advice would you have for young people who are concerned about the future of our environment and want to take up this cause? The advice I give to every young person is to stay true to yourself—to your beliefs and goals—and don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. When I was about to graduate law school, I watched so many of my classmates who professed their passion for the environment immediately sell out and start working for firms that defended polluters. They justified this by saying that they were going to go make money for the next five years, pay off their school loans, and then come back to fight for the earth.

Mariama Noguera-Devers: Art Start Programs Manager

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My Goal of the Day: Do one thing that brings a smile to your face whether it’s listening to a good song or checking your favorite social media account for a new meme

My Action of the Day: Look for or follow up on opportunities for Art Start youth and programs

What should everyone try at least once? Authentic food from Trinidad and Tobago. Yes I’m biased, but one taste is all you need and you’re hooked!

Kristi Blustein: KHUS+KHUS Founder

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My Action of the Day: Relax + Breathe

My Tip of the Day: Go into every situation knowing your own power, wisdom, and worth. And be grounded in that realty and don’t let anyone project their lack of this understanding on you.

What do you love most about Your City? Denver is a wonderful city with great weather and nice people. But what I love most is the food, lots of farm to table restaurants, they take great care in sourcing their food. I prefer high vibration food so it works for me and they are so passionate about it.

Fran Hauser: Media executive, Startup Investor & Best-selling Author, " The Myth of the Nice Girl"

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My Thought of the Day: We don’t have to choose between being kind and being strong. They’re not mutually exclusive. The most effective leaders lead with both.

What should everyone try at least once? Something that they are afraid of.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? In books

Jamie Chandlee: Rank & Style Founder & CEO

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My Goal of the Day: Turn off all of my digital devices (phone, computer and TV included) each day for 2 hours, typically from 6-8pm, to be fully present with my kids and husband.

My Deed of the Day: Working with non-profit organizations I’m involved in right now including serving on the fashion committee at Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), Dell Children’s Hospital,  and the board of the College of Natural Sciences, Human Ecology at UT Austin.

What drink do you need to get through the day? Two large cups of coffee (black) and Waterloo. I am not a big water drinker so Waterloo helps get the job done.  I am also addicted to Zevia right now! It’s the best!

Andaleeb Firdosy: Azure Couture Event StationEry Founder & Creative Director

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My Deed of the Day: Kindness for those who surround me and for myself as well

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Chai or Cappuccino – depending on the day. 2 max.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? @fromwhereIdrone @atelierazure

What should everyone try at least once? Traveling without a companion. Desert safari on camel back. Flying over the sea.

Kiki Aranita: Poi Dog Philly Owner

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What do you love most about Your City? The tight-knit community of chefs and restaurateurs. There’s so much collaboration between us on projects and events.

What are you doing at 10:00 AM – Weeding through catering requests and emails at my desk in the basement office of Poi Dog. I handwrite a to-do list every morning in my most beautiful penmanship and then work through it.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? Chinese wet markets, where you can buy cotton underwear, a bunny rabbit and salted duck eggs from adjacent stalls.

Sandra Ingerman: Award Wining Author & Teacher of Shamanism

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My Thought of the Day: I am grateful for my life and Earth, Air, Water, and the Sun which supports all of life.

My Tip of the Day: Stay positive, focused, and centered.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Transmutation

What should everyone try at least once? Climbing a mountain.

Art delaCruz: Team Rubicon COO

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My Action of the Day: Make a difference for somebody in the world.

My Deed of the Day: Contributing to Team Rubicon’s mission to help people impacted by disasters.

What should everyone try at least once? Everyone in the world should experience aerobatic flight.

Heather Pelletier: Chumley's Executive Chef

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My Deed of the Day: Foster a healthy work environment where everyone is happy to come to work

What do you love most about Your City? The diversity of people and food available, and that there’s always something going on no matter what time.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? Everything bagel with cream cheese from any good bagel place where they make them on premises

Mala Singh: EVP & Chief People Officer, Electronic Arts

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Highlights:

Biggest Success:

I think my biggest success so far, and while it’s not over yet, is that I’m raising globally conscious kids. They travel, they are open, they are curious. For example, when we spent eight days in Japan,my kids didn’t have a single Western meal during the entire time, it affirmed that they are growing up with a genuine appreciation for other cultures and different experiences They walked away from the Japan trip with a list of all the other places they want explore.

Most Challenging Moment:

I am a proud product of immigration. I was born in Guyana, South America. I’m of Indian origin, three generations removed from India. My ancestors were indentured servants during the British Empire.  When they abolished slavery, they moved Indians to many of the other as laborers. Entire villages of people of Indian descent moved to places like Africa, Fiji, England, the Caribbean, and British Guyana. After British Independence, Guyana deteriorated in pretty dramatic ways and most Guyanese citizens who had any means, left. My family left Guyana, and we settled into working-class New Jersey just outside of New York, into what was a very difficult situation. We struggled financially, we were the only kids of color in our school system at the time, both parents were gone working most of the day and overall, life was super-challenging.