I spent the years after I graduated college searching for work that I found meaningful. It was a journey that involved all sorts of jobs and projects - from building rain barrels and installing residential energy-efficiency upgrades, to leading backcountry trail crews in US National Parks & ecotourism trips in Latin America, to writing grant proposals and business plans for nascent nonprofits.
I found that many people shared my belief that ideally your work should include making a substantive positive impact on the world around you, in addition to being challenging, engaging, and fairly-compensated.
After graduate school I cofounded ReWork
, a company whose vision is to create infrastructure to enable meaningful careers, while delivering exceptional talent to the mission-driven organizations that need it most.
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The common threads through my career have been an interest in working on projects & ventures that make the world a materially better place and a priority of working with smart people to figure out how to create a future that we want to live in.
I love building teams, getting to know talented people, and helping them develop their careers to support the lives they want to live. I'm especially drawn to people who build and people who hustle.
I closely follow trends in meaningful work, hiring, and career design, and collect useful resources that I share in workshops, talks, and through my social media.