On episode 345 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews his friend and colleague Paul Zelizer, a social entrepreneur, coach, and founder of The Awarepreneurs podcast and community. Interested in having a positive impact on the world while enjoying an improved quality of life? Then don’t miss this conversation!

Paul is one of the first business coaches to focus on the needs of social entrepreneurs and impact business leaders. Over the past 15 years, he’s supported and interviewed thousands of values-based entrepreneurs and leaders. In 2017, he founded Awarepreneurs — two of the things the company is known for are their acclaimed social entrepreneur podcast and the Awarepreneurs Community, a diverse, global group of hundreds of social entrepreneur leaders.

From Paul’s website: 

I always knew that my purpose was to help people and work to make the world a better place. So when it came time to choose a career, I went into community mental health and organizing. Much of that work was in the beautiful and culturally rich communities of Northern New Mexico.

For 15 years I had the honor of doing things like:

  • Working to end violence against women
  • Engaging young men from marginalized communities as fathers
  • Supporting indigenous communities to return to restorative practices when their kids got involved with the child welfare & court systems.
  • It was great to work! But after 15 years, I had compassion fatigue and was tired of fighting for scraps when it came to resources.

MY HEART TOLD ME THAT THERE MUST BE A WAY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF BUSINESS – ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENGINES IN MODERN LIFE – FOR GOOD.

I see the need for more compassion and values in all kinds of business. I think it’s essential.

And, the people who inspire me the most are social entrepreneurs pushing the limits in terms of positive impact and who build businesses that provide for a high quality of life.

I THINK THE WORLD NEEDS A LOT MORE OF BOTH OF THESE THINGS.


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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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