How fulfilling is your work life? There’s a movement that’s been growing for quite some time called social entrepreneurship; businesses that are created with the intent of providing social good. Think: TOMS shoes – with every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. Listen in as Caroline Pinal, former employee at TOMS, co-creator of Giveback Homes, and social entrepreneur, shares her insight on how to move forward with an idea even when others poke holes in it simply because they don’t understand what you’re working on.

Caroline’s had an adventurous and experienced career path. Born and raised in the Mojave Desert, she studied Journalism at Cal State Long Beach, and worked at both Fox News and The Walt Disney Company prior to TOMS. During her time at TOMS, she worked alongside Giveback Homes Founder, Blake Andrews and together they formed a company to empower real estate agents to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for social change.  Caroline and her team deliver innovation and impact to their network of like-minded agents– which are the driving force behind the movement– to provide safe homes for families throughout the world.

Doing well by doing good’s the theme of this episode. Be inspired in joining the social good movement!

Key Takeaways:

Igniting your passion. When starting a career, either in college or on a different path, so many of us strive to find a good job with a good company that makes a good paycheck AND makes our parents proud. But how do you find that place that SPARKS your interest right from the start—but also does ALL that? Try this…[2:28].

Joining the movement. You’ve been meaning to do something to give back and haven’t found the time. With all these social entrepreneurships popping up, how do you fit in? First things first, it DOESN’T require experience but it does take this ONE thing to be part of a movement…[12:03].

Starting something new. Many of us are drawn to this idea of creating a business that can be used for social good or social impact, but get lost in finding where to begin. Listen up! Caroline offers her BEST advice for any newbie just starting out…[21:22].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. That’s how we Live Lead and Play!