"Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. And the changes are what you become. Change the outcome by changing your circle."
— Seth Godin
It is a humanism to yearn to belong and to be a part of something greater than I. I call the communities that have shaped me "Tribes" because it takes a village and each of them uniquely contribute to the greater whole.
I've had the pleasure of participating in, organizing, winning, and now facilitating Startup Weekends across the US. The 54 hour whirlwind entrepreneurship and pitch competition is a crash course in what it takes to make your idea become something so much more.
The Baller Community was started in San Francisco as an ad hoc dinner and giving circle. It has grown into an international community of doers and dreamers.
The culture is simple:
1. Everyone has a story
2. Ask, "How Can I Help?"
3. Do epic shit (but check your ego at the door)
Hive Global Leaders Program is a selective global leaders school that brings together a globla community of 1100 CEOs, leaders, and entrepreneurs from 100 countries.
Creative Morning is an incredible speaker series that brings the creatives from all over Raleigh-Durham together for a morning of inspiring ideas, coffee, and conversation. I've had the great pleasure of hosting Creative Mornings in June 2016 and volunteering with the organization since 2015.