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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

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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Are You on the Right Life Path? 8 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

on Oct 2, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Plan Purpose
You’ve hit a routine. You wake up, make your coffee, get in your car, turn on your radio and head to work. While en route, you often catch yourself getting lost in your thoughts, wondering if you’re even on the right path with your life.
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What NOT to Do When Trying to Make a Change

on Sep 25, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Initiative Impact Purpose Skills Passion Social Change
The point of my new book Purposeful Hustle is to equip you with some of the tools, insights and steps that help you realize the power you have within you to make a positive impact with your work. However, when thinking about how to create the change you want to see in the world, it’s sometimes helpful to think about what NOT to do. This is my advice.
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Do Not Make These Mistakes When Planning Your Next Employee Resource Group Event

on Sep 20, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning
The employee resource group has been organized. The company has given its support. The membership is ready. The next step: putting together the event. Should be easy, right?
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5 Places to Look for Others Who Are Just As Passionate As You Are

on Sep 18, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Impact Purpose Passion
At some point in the process of getting really fired up about an issue or excited about an idea, we all realize that we can’t do this work alone. Even while living out our own unique purpose, we need the support of other people!
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Why Planning Your Employee Resource Group Event As a Series is Key to Continued Success

on Sep 13, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | HR Event Planning Speaker Employee
You know that moment when you’re watching a television show, and one of the characters is in mortal danger, or the two characters whom you just know have to end up together have a special moment where they just might kiss, and then there’s a commercial? Or worse, the episode ends? And you ball your hands into fists and scream at the sky, “NOOOO!” Most of us know that moment. It’s a universal tactic: If you end on a note where the audience just has to know what happens next, you’ve got them hooked for another episode. Or, in the world of your employee resource group, another meeting.
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5 Places to Start When You Are Ready to Make an Impact

on Sep 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Impact Social Change Plan Life Purpose Initiative
You’re ready to start living in your purpose. You’ve identified your personal purpose statement using these Simple Steps to Make Career Decisions That Better Align With Your Values, or maybe you already felt clear and confident in what your purpose is. You’ve checked your fears and your doubts at the door. Maybe you’ve read the post, 5 Questions to Ask if You Want to Take Action But Think There is Nothing You Can Do. Either way, you’re talking the talk of a Purposeful Hustler. Now it’s time to walk the walk. Here’s where to start:
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How to Plan an Employee Resource Group Event that Keeps the Audience Engaged and Meets Your Company’s Objective

on Sep 6, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning HR Speaker Committee
The pressure is on. You’re the head of your employee resource group (ERG), or perhaps on the committee. And now it’s fallen to you to plan an event—one that captures the soul of your group, keeps people in their chairs, and maintains the company’s goals. And you realize: You don’t know where to start.
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5 Questions to Ask if You Want to Take Action But Think There is Nothing You Can Do

on Sep 4, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Social Change Impact Purpose Initiative
Maybe you’re fed up. Maybe you’re inspired. Maybe you’re furious. Whatever it is, there is an issue that you want to take action about or something that you want to change, but it feels too big. It’s too overwhelming. There’s nothing that YOU can do about it, right? Wrong! A Purposeful Hustler overcomes these barriers and doubts to live within their purpose. These are my tips for how to do so and questions to ask yourself when you’re feeling inadequate to make the change you want to see.
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