HI! BOK! MOIN!
I’m a serial entrepreneur, author, and anthropologist (more on that last one later). I dream big, thrive on out-of-the-box thinking, and truly believe change is possible—as long as we figure out the how.
Since 2010, I’ve built nonprofits, tech companies, and startups. Over that time I’ve fallen in love with the power of entrepreneurship when applied to social impact causes. I love to teach that power to others at conferences and in private training alongside my own leadership at AsteriskDAO and Anodyne Magazine.
My clients have been featured on media platforms such as The Today Show, CNN, Forbes, TEDx, and have been showcased by Beyoncé, Martha Stewart, and more. They have launched books, products, retreats, and global speaking careers.
MY CLIENTS INCLUDE
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Education & Awards
2021 Bounce Back Award
2021 Forbes NEXT 1,000
2020 International Book Award (for book “Stories of Elders”)
2020 National Indie Excellence Literary Award
2020 BEQ 40 LGBTQ Business Leaders Under 40 Awardee
2019 Corp! Magazine Diversity Business Leader Award
2019 Women Economic Forum Exceptional Woman of Excellence
2018 GRBJ 40under40 Business Leaders
2017 Top Women-Owned Businesses Honoree
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Congressional Medals for Volunteerism
Presidential Award for Volunteering (x2)
Spirit of Service Award (CNCS)
Education & Memberships
OpEd Project Ambassador
Founder Institute Berlin Mentor
WHY Certified Coach (WHY Institute)
Prof. Life Coach (Transformation Academy)
Cert. Anthropology (Queens U)
B.A. Anthropology (GVSU)
Fun Facts About Me
USA → Berlin
I moved from the United States to Berlin, Germany, at the beginning of 2021. Berlin, known as the ‘silicon valley’ of Europe, is the heartbeat of the startup and tech community in the EU.
I’m proud of my lineage as a Croatian-American. Croatia has an incredible history as a kingdom and was a part of the Roman, Ottoman, Hungarian, and Yugoslavian empires. For that reason, I regularly lead retreats to Croatia to tap into that powerful history and help entrepreneurs build their empires.
I was originally attracted to anthropology because it proves there is no one way of doing things. I now believe anthropology is one of the most useful areas of study for a business leader, not only because it trains its students in that out-of-the-box thinking, but also because it teaches us to understand the lives of others (think “target markets” instead of “sub-cultures”). Finally, the field of anthropology instills a value system of using one’s power for good. That’s what I’m here to help you do!
Stories of COVID
Worldwide ethnographic documentation of the pandemic that took place in real time across its first two years. This project draws on my history as an anthropologist and humanitarian with the National Civilian Community Corps.
Stories of Elders
My award-winning book, documentary, and podcast that documents the paradigm shift of the high-tech revolution through ethnography with those that lived it.
An academy developed over the course of the past decade that addresses the most common problems entrepreneurs face: time off, hiring well, getting a bonus, and more.
A decentralized organization built to address the global disparities in women’s non-reproductive health at the research level.
A trimesterly publication showcasing art, writing, and more from FLINTA* creatives on the topic of health care and challenges.