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10. Lead the Way You Are: Leaving the World Better Than We Found It, with Hernan Giraldo
Episode 1010th February 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:03:10

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Hernan Giraldo is the VP of Customer Experiences at Bark, our first tenant at Gravity. He was born in Miami Beach, Florida (before it was cool), where he lived until he was 9. But seven days after he was born, he lost his father unexpectedly, which left a single mother to raise him and his 4-year-old sibling. She became an influential role model for him and she eventually remarried, and the man he now calls father set a great example of work ethic and honorable characteristics.

Hernan’s upbringing taught him that it is our responsibility to make this world a better place to live, and he recognized that there was more to that than single-handedly changing the world. In our day to day actions, in the way we interact with people and make them smile, we can make this world better every day.

What Brett asks:

  • [03:56] Can you tell us about your father’s accident?
  • [07:27] When did you move to Puerto Rico?
  • [09:16] How was it growing up with your step-father?
  • [11:34] Was it natural coming to embrace what happened in your life?
  • [16:02] Has it been a struggle to embrace the way you naturally are?
  • [20:32] Do you have some spiritual worldviews that have come from your life experiences?
  • [23:11] What was it that brought you to Columbus?
  • [27:46] Did you have a sense of what you wanted to do professionally?
  • [32:47] How much of your personality is from your upbringing, and how much is a conscious decision?
  • [34:31] How did working for L Brands impact you?
  • [39:53] Tell me about the learnings from traveling and the serendipity involved?
  • [51:09] What does your day to day look like?
  • [55:11] What does the future look like for you?

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