Touring with Purpose: The Inside Look At Companies Who Care is an in-depth blog series featuring 30+ companies from a variety of industries across the United States who have exceptional company cultures. This blog series goes behind the scenes with founders, CEOs, and team members alike to uncover their beliefs about business and how they specifically create scalable systems to care for their team members beyond their day jobs.
To date, I have visited companies in: Boston, MA; Wallingford, CT; Union, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI and Grand Rapids, MI. The purpose of this journey is learn about what specifically goes into creating a great place to work and to share these discoveries with you.
I studied Organizational Psychology at the University of Michigan, where I discovered the power that positive organizations had on the success of their employees and bottom lines. From there, I was lucky enough to spend my Venture for America fellowship with The Small Giants Community - where I learned what it means to be a purpose-driven leader and how these companies create amazing places to work. When my fellowship ended in May, a wave of inspiration hit me to spend the next few months traveling to companies with great workplace cultures and sharing their philosophy with the world. For now, I’m taking a brief hiatus on touring and building a company culture toolkit to help organizations assess their cultures and build more intentional ones.