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56. Doing Good Now: Alchemizing Our Stories into Change, with Alaina Shearer
Episode 561st March 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:15:23

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After fleeing an abusive relationship, becoming a single mom, and nearly losing everything, Alaina Shearer rebuilt her career by learning digital and tech. In the span of just five years, she climbed from making $8 an hour to running a small business that generates nearly $2 million per year in revenue. 

In 2016, Alaina created a national network for women in digital and tech, now called Together Digital, where she fought fearlessly for equal pay and opportunity. Then, in 2020, she continued to fight for positive change as a congressional candidate for Ohio’s 12th district.

Today, she’s hooked on bringing more good to the world by building lasting movements for purpose-driven brands through Good Now, an agency dedicated to doing good and accelerating the speed of positive change.

What Brett asks:

  • [05:10] Let’s start at the beginning
  • [11:15] What was it like growing up with these strong, loving, entrepreneurial influences?
  • [16:40] Tell me a little more about the mental health challenges that your mother was struggling with.
  • [24:18] What was it like coping with the grief of losing your father?
  • [35:25] How did life start to unfold as a young adult?
  • [38:22] What drove you to start over in your career?
  • [42:55] Were you married when you started your business? Where did you get the strength to leave an abusive relationship?
  • [53:18] We should live life, have our experiences, and use them for our benefit and for the benefit of others. Right?
  • [56:30] Tell us about your run for Congressional office.

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