One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Mike Goncalves | Motivational Speaker & Coach

We all have a unique set of skills, talents, and gifts that no one else has. Problem is, life happens and along the way (starting at an early age) we get programmed to think we can’t do something, or we’re not good enough, smart enough, worthy enough, have the look, the means, the friends, resources (all limiting beliefs) to be successful. To do the things we want to do, that lite us up. Tapping into our own unique talents, gifts, and skills to make a difference, an impact not just in our own lives by doing work we love and believe in, work that fulfills us and brings us joy and happiness, but an impact in the lives of others too that we serve with our unique skills, talents, and gifts. The fact that 3 in 4 people are unhappy with their jobs and the work they do in terrible, unacceptable. This isn’t how we are meant to live our lives. Read more>>

Keasha Lee Ince | Founder, Messaging Coach, Actress & Copywriter

I feel that it’s every human’s desire and birthright to be acknowledged and heard. I also believe that there is an opportunity for every human to learn how to better express what they stand for so that they can better connect with customers, sponsors, employees or friends – through their unique stories and experiences. My company is called Striking Statements because I want to help others express their genius through their brand messaging in way that not only gets them noticed, but to ensure you’re unforgettable. Being able to resonate with others in a deeper, more meaningful way – whether it’s professionally or personally – can make a profound difference in your quality of life. When you can embody who you are and let that flow through the way that you show up in the world, it’s liberating. I want to live in a world where people feel heard and have more compassion and grace for themselves and others. Read more>>

Sandra Kourah | Fine Art Photographer

I am a visual storyteller and chaser of light …. always the light. My Fine Art Landscape Photography has an ethereal and contemplative visual storytelling style, evoking a sense of light and honoring the stories of nature. I am enamored by the way light changes and paints the beauty of this world. I am enamored with the power of light and the power of transformation it holds. Light to me is hope, faith, and a promise of what is yet to come. Light, as it dances and twirls creating different emotions within our souls. The light that beckons us to follow our wanderlust, be the light, be fearless, fall down, get back up, and let the light in. I believe your soul is the endless source of Light. Your soul is home. This is what I share with the world through my photography. To share some light that might shine in someone’s life that needs it. Making a small difference if I can by letting someone know… there is always light, no matter the darkness… Read more>>

Ed Lewis | Eco Entrepreneur & Regenerative Farmer

Enjoy Handplanes is a filter for the surf industry to remove waste from the landfill while creating jobs and useful products out that waste. We upcycle surfboards, production waste, packaging, wetsuits and fabrics from our community to make our handplanes. We also work with Patagonia to upcycle their post consumer luggage, fabrics and ambassador kite surfing string to make upcycled luggage tags. By doing this we create products that inspire others top see the world in a new way. A way that uses trash to create beautifully designed useful items. Read more>>