In this week’s #NewBusinessMindset, Kim Langenhahn – who is opening up the East Coast practice for consulting firm Altruist Partners – talks about social entrepreneurship, the impact this is having on non-profits, and on what this might mean for each of us. Kim also discusses how travel has influenced and affected her life, and how important exploring new places and peoples can be to help us approach problems differently and to open up our innovation and creativity.
Lessons from the Show
Kim talked to us about her life and career choices and explored with us the social entrepreneurship space and what it might mean for each of us. She offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Social entrepreneurship has taken hold and is a dynamic and changing space that is shifting the way traditional non-profits function;
- Being a non-profit is a tax distinction that should not determine how you run an organization: for example, while outsized incomes don’t fit, it shouldn’t be necessary to be a martyr to work at a non-profit. And similarly volunteer opportunities can be approached and managed differently;
- Travel helps us approach problems more broadly and from a global perspective, and it also creates openings for creativity and innovation.
About Kim Langenhahn
Kim Langenhahn brings 10 years of private sector management consulting, startup, and pro bono nonprofit advisory experience to Altruist Partners as the firm’s founding partner of its Washington, DC office. Through her work with US and Middle East based healthcare, retail, energy, biotech, consumer packaged goods, and international nonprofit clients, Kim has gained a deep understanding of the critical strategic, operations, and execution issues that confront all organizations, from small nonprofit community hospitals to billion dollar retailers. She recently joined the Board of Directors for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and serves as the Treasurer. Kim earned a joint MBA/MPP from The University of Chicago and a BA from Duke University.
You can contact Kim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out more about her businesses at http://www.altruistpartners.com/.
This is episode # 155