Finding purpose by empowering people to be bolder and dream bigger every day.
Finding purpose in life has been a journey that’s taken me through different paths and experiences. I’ve learned that empowering people to be bolder and dream bigger every day is a powerful way to find purpose in my own life. This approach has been particularly relevant in my work in editorial and fashion photography, software engineering leadership and management mentoring and coaching, and fundraising for an orphanage in Vietnam.
As a photographer, I’ve found that empowering people means creating a space for diverse voices and perspectives to be heard. It means supporting emerging talent and providing opportunities to help them build their confidence and portfolio and hone their skills. I love seeing someone I’ve collaborated with flourish and knowing I played a small part in their success.
As a software engineering leader, empowering people means creating an environment where growth, learning, and collaboration are valued. It means helping individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses and providing them with the tools and resources they need to develop their skills. It is incredibly fulfilling to see my team members grow in their roles and take on new challenges.
Finally, in my philanthropic work, empowering people means supporting vulnerable children in Vietnam and giving them access to the education and resources they need to thrive. It’s a small way to create a positive impact in the world, and even the smallest contributions can make a huge difference.
Empowering people to be bolder and dream bigger every day requires empathy, leadership, and vision. It means recognizing and celebrating the unique qualities and strengths of each individual and providing them with the support they need to achieve their goals. It also means creating a culture of trust, respect, and inclusion that fosters innovation and creativity.
Ultimately, finding purpose by empowering people to be bolder and dream bigger every day is about creating a better world for ourselves and future generations. It’s about recognizing that our actions have a far-reaching impact on the world around us and that we have the power to create positive change, one small step at a time.