WANTcast 116: How To Find Your North Star + Plan Your Impact with Christen Brandt of She’s The First

If you want to “make an impact” but either don’t know where to start or get overwhelmed thinking about ALL the places you could start, this episode is the one you’ve been waiting for.

Christen Brandt experienced an upbringing surrounded by women who built one another up as the men around them tore them down. This deeply shaped her perspective on the world. It’s what has made her an ardent advocate for girls’ rights and has allowed her to connect deeply with the girls and women she meets in her travels around the globe. She believes all girls deserve the right to be safe and loved.

In the past decade as She’s the First Co-Founder and Chief Programs Officer, Christen has revolutionized outdated models of philanthropy by shifting power to the most vulnerable. She is skilled at breaking down complex issues with her sharp thinking and nimble action. She puts into words what others want to share and guides others on the journey from intent to impact, most notably in her debut book, Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In.

In this episode, we talk about how to find your “North Star” – that vision that drives your actions – and why the words you choose to describe it are so important, quick-fix solutions vs. long-term systemic change (it’s not the conversation you think it is!), how to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s needed out there, how to find Impact Advisors and mentors, and so much more.

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This month is in support of Feeding America
…but that’s not all! It’s in support of you getting involved with your local food bank this Thanksgiving season. While providing meals to those who struggle with hunger might look different this year, Feeding America has put together a great guide on how you can help a family put a holiday meal on the table this Thanksgiving. Click here for more info.


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