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Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh, Founder/Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, is known for giving audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change. She is a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change. She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, and champion for marginalized communities. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also the author of two children’s books, I am a Boy of Color, and I am a Girl of Color and a business book, Purposeful Hustle.

Recent Posts

How to get your crew to Hustle with Purpose

on Dec 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Friends Passion Initiative Impact Life Social Change
So you’re really fired up about something. You feel like you’re finally living out your purpose, at least some days, in some ways. That’s so great! You want to welcome your friends, family, coworkers, and even the stranger behind you in line at the coffee shop into your purpose, but where do you start? How can you get someone to care about something that feels SO important to you?
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How to identify a Purposeful Hustler

on Dec 4, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Life Purpose Skills Impact
A Purposeful Hustler can do and be a lot of things. There is not one specific type of person who can work hard to make positive change in the world. The fact that we’re so different means we have such a variety of gifts to offer to make the world better. BUT, I have observed that there are some characteristics that most Purposeful Hustlers have in common.
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Your Purpose in 15 Minutes

on Nov 27, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Career Skills Purpose Life Plan Initiative
Our purpose doesn’t always show up for us at the most convenient times. But then again, with how busy we are, when would be a convenient time? Do we ever really have time to drop everything and spend all of our time doing directly purpose-related work? For many of us, the answer is no. Those moments of vibrancy, instances of inspiration when we feel pulled into purpose-related work often come in the midst of the chaos of our lives.
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How to respond with power when an event leaves you feeling powerless

on Nov 20, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Initiative Life Skills Purpose Passion Impact
There are events that wreck us, things that break us down in ways we weren’t prepared for, that make it hard to show up in the world the same way the next day. I’m sure we all can recall at least one such event pretty quickly. In moments like these, our purpose comes into question, and the thought of hustling may seem unbearable. When tragedy really hits home, it can leave us feeling absolutely powerless.
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How to Hustle with Purpose When You’re Already Committed 24 Hours a Day

on Nov 13, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Passion Career Plan Life Purpose Initiative
Many people today harbor a dream of starting a business. The idea of a “side hustle” has captured the imagination of those working a traditional job.  The Flying Elephant team is going even further to show how to make that “side hustle" purposeful!
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Vote on Human Lines: How to Vote with Purpose

on Nov 5, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Passion Social Change Impact Purpose
Tomorrow is election day. And no matter how stressful and exhausting the current state of politics may feel, we as Purposeful Hustlers know that it’s so important to vote. And in true Purposeful Hustler fashion, we know that it’s not only important to just vote, but it’s important that we vote with purpose. Taking action is central to who we are. We know that apathy is not an option for someone sincerely pursuing their purpose.
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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Issues You Care About

on Oct 30, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Social Change Diversity Family Children Passion
With devastating headlines pouring in and given the current political climate of our country, it can feel impossible to go anywhere without a serious topic coming up in conversation. We know that our kids are subjected to this overload of information as well, regardless of how much we wish we could keep them safe from it. Often, there are serious things happening even in our own backyards that will affect our kids, but we don’t always know how to bridge that gap of trying to talk with them about it. But no matter how hard, it’s important that we try. While so much is happening in our communities, and so much is changing in our culture, it is not in our nature as Purposeful Hustlers to stay on the sidelines. Part of figuring out how to best engage with the things we care most about is figuring out how to help our children process what is happening in the world around them.
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Leverage Your Career to Do Good, Don’t Lose It

on Oct 23, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Career Plan Life Skills Purpose Employee
It is totally possible for you to have the impact you hope to have in the world while maintaining your career ambitions. The two are not mutually exclusive. You can contribute to positive social change AND be successful professionally. In fact, being able to marry the two is the key to maximizing your Purposeful Hustle. Investing in and developing yourself to be the best you can be means that your contributions to the greater good have the capacity to be that much better.
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You Are Capable of Making Social Impact if You Possess These Qualities

on Oct 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Purpose Skills Impact Social Change
I like to think of those who make a social impact in the world as Purposeful Hustlers. They are people who know WHY they do something (their purpose), and HOW to get it done (their hustle). Their Purposeful Hustle is a propelling force that drives them to keep going, to explore all angles of a problem, and to not give up. It shapes the way they choose to move in the world and their ability to actualize their dreams. Purposeful Hustlers see the world for what it could be. They learn how to push things out of their heads and into reality. Maybe most importantly, purposeful hustlers learn how to do things without waiting for permission.
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Tips About How to Afford to Change Your Life

on Oct 9, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Career Social Change Impact Plan Life Initiative
One of the most common obstacles people express to me when wanting to do impactful work is finances. It seems like there’s never enough money to make the changes in your life that will help you live within your purpose or create the impact that you want to see. This is where the the hustle part of a Purposeful Hustle kicks in. With little or no money, I have seen people create countless impactful solutions. In fact, I soon realized in my philanthropic work that the organizations with the biggest impact are often the ones who are underfunded. Why? Because those organizations prioritize impact over fundraising and are too busy doing the work to raise the money. You CAN make a huge impact with a small cash flow.
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