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15. Homeless to Harvard - with Gwen Cassady

15. Homeless to Harvard - with Gwen Cassady

Update: 2020-11-23


Gwen Cassady has had a global footprint in 64 countries, on all 7 continents, and has a passion for fighting homelessness in all of them. With degrees in Economics and Education from the University of Virginia, she is currently working toward her Masters in Sustainability at Harvard, or as she calls it, “Hardvard.” She plans to create Sustainable Cities and Communities to help disenfranchised members of her local community while assisting and facilitating projects and ventures globally.   

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Empowering people [12:34 ]
  • Leadership Principle: Finding strength in unconditional love[13:00 ]
  • Habits: [14:12 ]
    • Get up early
    • Mediate
    • Yoga
    • Find balance between personal and professional using writing

Now What?

Gwen’s advice to those who would be interested in similar work: [22:42 ]

  1. Be passionate
  2. Be non-judgemental of all
  3. Follow your heart - your true essence
  4. Surround yourself with people who are authentic
  5. Find your creative outlet

Resources mentioned in this episode: 
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Shop at the EcoChic Boutique and use the code “OPTIMIST” at checkout or in store for a $20 gift card to use on your purchase!

Book: The Factory Man – Beth Macy

 Places to find Gwen:
Gwen Cassady's Website
Linked In Gwen Cassady
Facebook Gwen Cassady
Instagram  @ecochicboutique 

Find most of Gwen’s initiatives, including Lovelocks & International Villas at:
Vision Forward Media "If It Could Happen to Me, It Could Happen to You:  From Homeless to Harvard – Domestic Homelessness with a focus on the Currently Homeless Populations of Charlottesville, Roanoke, Washington DC, New York City, Boston" 

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15. Homeless to Harvard - with Gwen Cassady

15. Homeless to Harvard - with Gwen Cassady

Andrea Johnson