Powerful Conversations is about sharing the stories of incredible people and how they share their value with the universe. As a coach, I help people move from inspiration to action in order to lead a fulfilling life. In this episode, I am pleased to feature guest Jessica Semaan, founder of The Passion Co. Jessica will share with us her story of finding passion in others that led her to a new path full of opportunities, self love, and personal fulfillment. Tune in for an engaging and inspiring program where every show promises a little love, laughter, and music.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Jessica moved to the US to attend Stanford Business School. As an early employee at Airbnb, Jessica worked on scaling its operations worldwide, and recently launched Airbnb's first global conference. Despite the successes Jessica did not feel fulfilled, so she spent a year interviewing 100 people doing what they love through her blog Passion Stories. During this time, she found her own passion which is helping others find theirs, and today is dedicated full-time to it through The Passion Co.
I love technology and believe that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind. I got started on the Net before there was a web browser, founded a couple of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, invested into early-stage tech startups, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla’s accelerator program WebFWD, headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair and invested into social impact organizations around the globe at Google.org. I also created the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the GyShiDo (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publish the opinionated The Heretic newsletter. Today I head up Singularity University’s global expansion team, the entrepreneurship faculty track and the Startup Lab, where we grow startups which solve the most intractable problems in the world.