01 Aug Moxie Chat: April Reagan * Curious. Empathetic. Fun.
Today’s #MoxieChat guest is April Reagan.
I am so fired up to share this chat with the brilliant April Reagan about her book Bridge Makers: Becoming a Citizen Futurist. It is nonfiction that speaks to life-long learners and optimists who want to look at innovation and activism in a new way.
Curious what a Citizen Futurist is? Me, too! Let’s find out together during this #MoxieChat with April!
Author April Reagan is a futures-thinking veteran of the high-tech world recently publishing her first work in Bridge Makers: Becoming a Citizen Futurist. April loves attending the Consumer Electronics Show each year, seeing the latest and greatest innovations, and being surrounded by thousands of other future optimists.
April is a: Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant, and Author of Bridge Makers: Becoming a Citizen Futurist
She talks about #writing, #futurism, #foresight, and #civicengagement
April has worked for Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and Fjord Design and Innovation (part of Accenture Interactive), and now works as an independent consultant – as well as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington, Bothell.
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Researcher at the intersection of innovation and activism.
Without further ado, here’s April.
1. How do you define SUCCESS?
I believe success is – ultimately – the feeling of personal satisfaction from making a positive difference. This comes in many forms!
2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!
1: Curious: I am a researcher at heart – I want to know more about pretty much everything;
2: Empathetic: I care for every person I come in contact with and work to understand diverse perspectives and when possible help people find optimism;
3: Fun: I am light-hearted, cheesy, and rarely too serious.
All of these things have pros and cons!
3. What are your favorite soultank-filling activities?
Going to the beach and soaking up the salty air, feeling the sand, listening to the waves crash. It reminds me we are part of nature but that the power of nature is far stronger than us and is an energy source for us.
4. What does MOXIE mean to you?
Confidence and courage – and using one to create the other – doing what’s right and being adventurous lovers of change.
5. What is ONE WORD guiding you right now?
Expand – expand possibilities, my mind, my self-worth, and so much more. Our lungs expand as we breathe in air and life.
6. Final Words? Anything you want to highlight?
I launched my book Bridge Makers: Becoming a Citizen Futurist last month and will be following on with lots of contents and hopefully more appearances like this!
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