One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Athea Davis | Mindfulness Educator & Author

I help youth, parents, educators, and leaders do hard things and discover or re-discover their inner spark. It’s an inside out job. Checklists don’t solve the world’s problems. Transformed people do. I educate and coach others to make small, dedicated internal shifts through the practices of mindfulness and yoga. This kind of internal work makes some of the greatest, most positive impact in the world, including equity in education. Making an authentic and sustainable difference in the world starts there. My business, Sol Sense Yoga, offers live trainings, digital programs, and products to help youth, parents, educators, and leaders begin this inward journey by developing focused attention, authentic purpose aligned to value-driven principles, and cultivating joy – every single day. Read more>>

Stacey Summers | Filmmaker, Author & Artist

I tend to center my work on social issues that influence people in today’s society and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. I strive to produce documentaries that convey messages of inspiration, positivity and courage that can be shared within communities to spark conversation and dialogue for change. For the past few years, I have focused my research on mental health and well-being because it is apparent that so many of us face mental health challenges and perhaps do not know how or where to get help. I recently produced and directed the documentary short, Keeping The Chaos Together, which sheds light on mental health struggles and shows that with the right care, treatment and resources, one can live a happy and successful life. Read more>>

Kenneth & Corella Pierson | Kenneth & Corella Pierson | Artists & Educators

Kenneth Pierson and Corella Fairchild Pierson, collectively known by our business name KP & Corie Art, help the community and the world when we volunteer to support causes with our time and talent. Organizations that we have had a long history of supporting are Houston Via Colori (where we first met), the long running street painting festival which raised funds for the children’s Center for Hearing and Speech. Also, we have been chalk artists for the Kerrville Chalk Festival since its inception in 2015. This yearly event raises money for local civic and art initiatives in the Texas Hill Country. Also, we have volunteered our time, resources, and chalking skills for the Woodlands’ Out of the Darkness walk for the past 3 years. This is a community event which raises awareness about suicide prevention. Read more>>

Adam And Savannah Stroder | Woodworker and Entreprenuer

Adam and I (Savannah) saw so much waste in our community from new construction and the demolition of older wooden structures. We though about how we could utilize these beautiful wooden pieces, and after obtaining a used saw and some hand-me-down hammer and nails, we took to our garage to start creating furniture, home decor, and games. We take so much joy in turning our community wood waste into something that can be treasured by the community for many years to come. Read more>>