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Fulfillment through work. Challenges to COME ALIVE. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fulfillament-storytelling/support

    Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities

    Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities

    Sakura is a mom and the CEO of Rotary Charities of Traverse City. The daughter of Japanese and Taiwanese immigrants, she grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and made Traverse City her home ten years ago. After earning a BS in Finance and Economics from Boston College and an early career in investment banking, she pivoted to the nonprofit sector after earning an MBA in Social Enterprise from Columbia Business School. These days, she applies her knowledge and experience in leveraging financial tools to support community development. Sakura believes in a holistic, open-listening approach to creating positive change and brings non-conventional minds together to build partnerships and drive solutions to our region’s most complex problems.
    Here is Saku's story from the January 2022 event.


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    • 18 min
    Jason Gollan, Common Good Bakery

    Jason Gollan, Common Good Bakery

    Gollan began his culinary career cooking and baking his way through his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado to support himself. After several years’ experience in the food industry, he enrolled at the San Francisco Baking Institute and later earned a masters in hospitality from MSU. As the founder of Common Good Bakery, he wants to make the world a better place, and better the lives of everyone they encounter. He believes that optimism and purposeful action should be a part of everything he does. Yes, Common Good makes killer bread and pastries, but he also aspires to be a leading positive influence.

    Here is Jason's story from the January 2022 event


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    • 22 min
    Josh Stoltz, Grow Benzie

    Josh Stoltz, Grow Benzie

    Josh Stoltz was born in Traverse City, Michigan and raised in the nearby woods, waters, and dunes of Benzie County. After opening several companies throughout Arizona and Florida before turning age 30, Josh spent a short “retirement” traveling and living in his school bus named "The Future," eventually planting himself back in Benzie when he married the love of his life. In October of 2014 he was hired as Grow Benzie's first, full-time Executive Director where he continues developing the non-profit as a thriving community center with event center, commercial kitchen, incubator farm, bee apiary, co-working office space, a farmers market, makerspace, sewing studio, edible trail system, and community gardens. He has also transformed Grow Benzie into a backbone organization supporting dozens of local clubs, collaborative bodies, and non-profits with program space, administrative support, marketing resources, and volunteer recruitment. In 2018, Josh was awarded the Systems Changemaker Fellowship by Rotary Charities of Traverse City, accepted into Forum for the Future’s School of Systems Change based in London and traveling to England and Russia. He was also the recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange program in 2019 and spent time studying food systems in Mozambique and South Africa.

    Here is Josh's story from the January 2022 event in Traverse City, MI


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    • 19 min
    Jennifer Finnegan Pool, Single MOMM

    Jennifer Finnegan Pool, Single MOMM

    Jennifer Finnegan Pool is an innovative humanitarian, a value driven entrepreneur, and a social reformer. Her faith, authentic story of resilience, and nontraditional academic experiences have led her to a career in growing healthy communities one family at a time. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Single MOMM, headquartered in Traverse City, MI. Started as a grassroots nonprofit in 2008, Single MOMM now serves over 2,000 families a year throughout Northern Michigan. In 2019, she was recognized as a national expert in her field. Here is Jennifer's story from the January 2022 event in Traverse City, MI

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    • 24 min
    Bob Brick, Real Estate

    Bob Brick, Real Estate

    A true local, Bob graduated from St. Francis high school continuing on to St. John’s University, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Post Graduate Studies in Organizational Development.
    He entered the real estate business in l973 as a chosen career with one goal: “To be the best, most respected Realtor anyone would ever meet”. He is diligent in the pursuit of excellence through continuing education and master planning seminars. He was voted one of the top 1500 Realtors in North America by Real Trends Magazine, is listed in the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame, Chairman’s Club & Platinum Club (to name a few!) and continues to operate as Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Bayshore Properties Ltd., engaging the support of 54 agents, plus 14 assistants and 5 offices transacting over $1.3 billion in average sales volume per year.

    Bob enjoys serving the community at NMC Board, the Economic Club, Brickways Community Living Center Foundation, Traverse Area Association of Realtors, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, Basketball, Golf, Little League and Golf Coach, Eagle Scout Scenic Trails Council, Traverse Area Foundation, and Grand Traverse Area YMCA.


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    • 17 min
    Matt Bulloch, TentCraft

    Matt Bulloch, TentCraft

    Originally from Baltimore and one of five children, Matt took the scenic route through college from the University of Virginia, and later earned his MBA from Stanford. He spent time as a ski bum in Utah, a wildland firefighter in Idaho, and soldier in the National Guard, where he spent a year in Guantanamo Bay. After a few years on Wall Street, Matt started TentCraft, Inc. after a chance meeting with Paul Britten and has since grown it to 85 employees.

    Here is Matt , live from the October 2021 Fulfillment event in Traverse City, Mi.


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    • 25 min

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