“So, tell me about yourself?”
This may be one of the most dreaded openings to any interview. Maybe the only thing worse is when the interviewer says, “Please walk me through your resume.”
Why? Because both are hidden traps. It’s nearly impossible to tell someone about yourself in a quick interview, and what they really want to know is who you are, what drives you and how will you create value for them? Walking them through your resume will put you both to sleep. Sharing your story will make you unforgettable!
Do you want to make memorable and meaningful connections that unlock new opportunities in your life and career? Do you want to feel more confident about how to tell your story?
Then don’t miss Lead With Your Story, our upcoming 60-minute live, interactive workshop on Wednesday, August 12, which will be led by Danielle Kristine Toussaint, founder of She Thinks Purple and author of the book, Dare to Think Purple.
If you are a creative and ambitious human who cares about making a difference in the world or your story includes overcoming adversity, being a first-generation college student, coming from a working-class or immigrant family, being a person of color, or identifying as a woman, then you’ve got a lot in common with our guest speaker and this workshop is for you!
Danielle Kristine Toussaint is founder and Chief Storyteller at She Thinks Purple, a women-powered creative agency that partners with impact-driven entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders to tell inspiring brand stories and change the world. She is also the incoming and inaugural Morgridge Communicator-in-Residence for Ascend at Aspen Institute.
She has previously led marketing and communications for both KID Museum, an experiential museum and educational makerspace located in Bethesda, Maryland, and iMentor, a national college success nonprofit based in New York, NY.
A storyteller, strategist, and social entrepreneur, Danielle has been the writing pen behind op-eds and speeches for Huffington Post, Forbes.com, and TEDx. She’s author of the book, “Dare to Think Purple: How Women Just Like You Survived Their First Five Years in Social Entrepreneurship,” which will be published by New Degree Press in December 2020.
Danielle received her B.A. in Political Science and African American Studies from Yale University and M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She’s a graduate of Founder Gym, a global virtual accelerator, and a Social Innovation Fellow with Tribetan. She’s also a SEED Spot mentor.
With Caribbean family roots and a love of languages, Danielle speaks Haitian Creole, Spanish, French, and Jamaican Patois (all to varying degrees of fluency, depending on the day). She’s grateful to be social-distancing in Rockville, MD with her husband, Holdjiny, and enjoying the beautiful trails this summer.