Substance and Style Q&A with Molly Rudberg - Author, Reinvention Coach, Leadership Innovator
Full name: Molly Rudberg of Molly Rudberg, LLC (www.mollyrudberg.com)
Occupation: Author, Reinvention Coach, Leadership Innovator Favorite Little Activists message from our product line? I love the Spread Love T-shirt. Peace for the world begins with loving ourselves (the graphic on the baseball tshirt – of the star shooting from the heart with the message is powerful) – until we fully love ourselves, we will fall short in loving the world.
Proudest Mommy Moment? When William, my 5 year old (at the time... he’s now 12) stepped up to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at his All Star Baseball game. No one asked him to – he volunteered. I hope he continues to be that bold and brave in life.
Best piece of advice for your children? Don’t take life too seriously. Life is a playground. Play, discover, go with the flow, laugh... a lot.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment and how did you achieve it? Waking up every day and being the strong woman I am committed to being for two boys is an accomplishment in and of itself –it doesn’t always go as planned! I would also say starting my own thriving business 17 years ago and continuing to build that business through constant reinvention – as the world continues to shift and change, I do too.
What advice to working moms? Constantly reinvent. Not from fear or “not enough”... but rather play and purpose.
What’s your superpower? My curiosity and relentless pursuit of possibility.
What is your favorite quote? “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Any parting words of wisdom for our readers? Outside of being a mom to two young boys and running a coaching business, I proudly sit on the Advisory Council for Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation organization. Our unique leadership training and skill development programs have created a generation of current and future girl leaders. These empowered girls raise raise millions of dollars for United Nations programs, lobby members of Congress to stop child marriage, ensure that girls are registered at birth, and have showed their schools, friends and communities the true power of girls. While I wholeheartedly believe girls are changing the world – they cannot do it alone. That’s why I am committed to my boys experiencing Girl Up too – so they can experience firsthand what it looks like to empower, respect and love all. (www.girlup.org)
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