In our experience, most folks, including ourselves don’t have enough of an understanding of risk and the role it plays in our lives and careers and so we have made a concerted effort as a team to have conversations about risk with our interviewees. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Mahla + Lane Hoffbeck | Consultants + Partners

Lane and I (Mahla) believe risk is baked into the whole thing. Doing something risk-free or less risky is just a perception because risk is inherent to the human experience. Everything has a level of risk tied to it. It’s just how you look at it. Sure, some things are less risky than others. But the reality is, getting out of bed and getting in your car to drive to the store is a pretty risky thing to do – yet because we do it all the time in today’s world, we don’t think of it as risky. Read more>>

Jamie Rollins BSN, RN | Head of Clinical Operations, KetaMD

I probably think about risk much differently than most do because of my years working as a crisis care hospice nurse. After sitting with over 500 dying patients I learned that you have one very short and precious life and it is entirely up to you to create the life you want. So is it a risk to find what lights you up, motivates you, inspires you, makes you curious and then pursue those endeavors with tenacity OR is the risk not doing it? Read more>>

Tania Pryputniewicz | Poet, Tarot Muse, Teacher

Every time I sit down to write, I’m aware that risk sits at the table with me: both the invitation to take a risk and the fear of taking a risk. The biggest risk I’ve taken this year is to finish a memoir-in-poems I’ve been working on for over thirty years, titled, “The Fool in the Corn” (forthcoming from Saddle Road Press, December 2022). Mainly because of the emotional content, writing the poetry book was a great personal risk for me. I dove into a lot of intense material: Read more>>

Mayabello Fiennes | Author, musician & wellness coach

I am spontaneous and trust in the energy that is generated from any life/career situation . This way the decision I make is not static , it’s alive.. it flows better Read more>>

Paula Peckham | Author

I don’t think of myself as a huge risk taker, but looking back on my life, I haven’t hesitated. I wanted to be a teacher when I was in high school, but life took over and I went a different route with my job choices. Twenty years down the road, the opportunity presented itself. I called the high school in my town and spoke to the principal. He had been my band director when I was in school, so I knew he would have a good impression of me. Read more>>