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Dick Traum Inspires to Find a Way

23 Jun

Dr. Dick Traum is the president and founder of Achilles International. Achilles International is a non-profit organization with members in 65 locations nationally and internationally. The “main objective is to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities.” Dick is an above-the-knee amputee with a successful computer applications company. Dick became […]

Patricia Kelly Offers Riders Reins to Their Dreams

14 Apr

Patricia Kelly

Patricia Kelly is founder/president/CEO/ head riding instructor of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc., located in Hartford, Conn. Ebony Horsewomen is an organization “to empower youth toward successful lives through the use of equine-assisted-growth learning.”   The CEO of the organization for the past 30 years, Mrs. Kelly is also a former United States Marine. This week on […]

Jami Curl Shares Sweet Treats

17 Mar

Jami Curl

Candymaker Jami Curl has some sweet treats to dish out this week on Sam’s Dream Blog.  Curl, founder of QUIN candy co. and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in business, shares about creating a memorable product, putting yourself into your work and why finding your dream is akin to a unicorn sighting. […]

Whipsaw Co-Founder Dan Harden on Taking Risk and Facing Fear

3 Mar

Dan Harden Whipsaw

Fast Company named designer Dan Harden one of its 2014’s 100 Most Creative People in business. This week, the co-founder and CEO of Whipsaw shares what to do with risk and fear and how to put your personality into your work. Sam’s Dream Blog: Designs must stand out. What is your advice in terms of […]

Sit up Straight for Vanessa Van Edwards on Sam’s Dream Blog

17 Feb

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and a behavioral investigator. Vanessa’s workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life. She has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Vanessa shares how to use pain points to your […]

Neil Blumenthal, of Warby Parker, on Doing What You Love and More

20 Jan

Neil Blumenthal

Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, an eyewear designer that partners with non-profits to donate a pair of glasses for every pair sold. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Neil shares what led him to co-found Warby Parker, and about the importance of clarity and curiosity. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your […]

Irene Zola Helps Seniors Maintain Excellence in Later Years

9 Dec

Irene Zola is the New York City based Executive Director of Lifeforce in Later Years and Coordinator of Morningside Village volunteers. She helps connect seniors to the services they need at home or in the larger community. For her efforts, CNN selected her as a CNN Hero. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your dream for L-i-L-Y? […]

GirlForward: Advancing Dreams

14 Oct


Blair Brettschneider is the executive director of GirlForward, an organization that provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities.  In 2011, Blair was selected by the Department of State, as one of two Youth Delegates, to represent the United States at the UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, France. In 2013, CNN […]

Alejandro Gac-Artigas Springboards Many Dreams

16 Sep

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Alejandro Gac-Artigas is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the founder of Springboard Collaborative, a program that trains schools’ existing teachers to close the reading achievement gap by working with their parents existing budgets. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Alejandro, one of Forbes’ 30-under-30 2014 selections in education, shares […]

Rose Broome: Giving a HandUp to the Homeless (Part Two)

2 Sep

Rose Broome

Rose Broome is Co-founder and CEO of HandUp, a charitable giving platform that provides donors with a direct way to impact the lives of their homeless neighbors and other low-income locals. One Hundred percent of donations on the Web site go directly toward paying for things like food, shelter, medical care and other basic needs. […]