Munir Meghjani has a professional background as the Associate Director for the Emory Office of Annual Giving, Radio Frequency Engineer, and Transition Consultant for an Inc 500 company. He has most recently left the corporate world to pursue his entrepreneurial goals as a Commercial/Investment Realtor for Sands Investment Group and runs his own Efficiency & Effectiveness Consulting firm and is in the wood business as the co-founder of Knock On Wood Creations. He is a serial entrepreneur starting companies like Paradoxical Photography, College Application Prep and most recently launch an app called Seat Check.
As a philanthropist he is the co-¬founder and CEO of H.O.P.E. (Helping Organizations and People Everywhere) Inc., a non¬profit organization based in Atlanta, which embodies the values of: awareness, civil society, and financial support, with a holistic approach to education. He also co-founded AROMA (Activist Recruiting Organizing & Mentoring in Atlanta) whose mission is to creatively mobilize activist.
Munir is a natural connector and problem solver; with his diverse background he sits on several boards: Georgia State RILATO Center for Art, Interfaith Community Initiatives, American Jewish Committee, Compassion Atlanta and multiple boards at Emory – to name a few. Munir most recently won the OPEN Atlanta Shark Tank, competing against industry leaders in their field. A photographer by curiosity and speaker by passion, he has spoken to a diverse group of people around the world. Munir’s motivation comes from a mantra he adopted at an early age: I can’t do all the service the world needs, but the world needs all the service you can do! Munir is a 2010 Oxford / Emory graduate in Psychology
Lessons from the Show
Munir talked to us about his life, his choices, and the importance of philanthropy and balance, and he offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Every job Munir has had came from volunteering – a form of “social networking for success”, perhaps a new form of networking. Munir looks to engage in every situation, every relationship with the question, “How can I help you?”;
- We need to take action if we are to move forward in our life…and if we are to change (or even in the slightest way affect) the world!;
- Finding balance, harmony and integration in life comes from good planning.
You can contact Munir by looking him up and connecting on facebook.
This is episode # 125