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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

Why balance is a lie

on Feb 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Self-Care Family Career Life Plan
We often talk about balance as if it’s the highest achievable goal, as if our life should be focused on maintaining this perfect sense balance. A lot of times, we even tell ourselves that if we lose balance, we will trip and fall and never be able to get back up again. We invest our time, energy and love into so many different aspects of our lives: career, family, health, relationships, (and God forbid even fun and adventure sometimes!), and we’re told we can “do it all” as long as we keep everything balanced. Balance work life and home life. Balance caring for others and caring for yourself. Balance being a mother, a daughter, a manager, a coach, a partner, and a friend.
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How to Incite Change After an Employee Resource Group Event

on Feb 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Event Planning HR Speaker Committee Diversity
How to Incite Change After an Employee Resource Group Event If your business objective is progress, which it undoubtedly is, then the purpose of your employee workshop is to prompt some type of change within your organization. Whether the speaking engagement is about safety or goal-setting, you want your staff to make real advancements after the event. 
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How to talk to your kids about race

on Feb 5, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Wisdom Family Children Skills Race
With such negative rhetoric swirling around our communities, our news outlets, our social media pages, it is difficult to find ways to approach the topic of race in a positive light, especially with our children who are particularly susceptible to this negativity.
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Optimize Workplace Diversity: Maximize Your Employee Resource Group

on Feb 4, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Diversity Committee Employee HR
Employee Resource Groups (ERG) have been around for many years, fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives.  A noble purpose indeed.  However, their impact is often questioned, and many organizations find it difficult to justify the time and funding necessary to ensure success.
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Is it possible to be both an awesome mom and a Purposeful Hustler?

on Jan 29, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Children Family Passion Career Plan Life Purpose
I get asked this question a lot - so I thought I would share my thoughts.  I can only speak to my personal experiences but am confident that this applies to ALL parents and guardians.
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Purpose makes you move...

on Jan 21, 2019 8:01:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Reflection Social Change Purpose
I remember feeling overwhelmed as a young teenager standing on the grounds of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. I had chills all over my body and a stirring deep in my belly knowing that the life of one of my heroes was tragically taken just steps away from where I stood. Having the chance each year to set aside a day to reflect on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and his leadership is such a gift. When I think back to that moment, of the powerful experience I had as a young woman at that site, as well as what Dr. King was advocating for that day he was killed, something essential about purpose becomes so clear to me: our purposes will take us to different places, sometimes places beyond what we could have imagined. We have to trust it.
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Self-care for purposeful hustlers

on Jan 15, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Plan Life Skills Purpose Self-Care
These days, we hear the word “self-care” tossed around a lot. It’s used in so many different ways and has become a buzzword to sell products ranging from face masks to yoga classes. It’s used so much that it can almost feel like another form of stress. We might get caught thinking, “I have so much going on already, and now I need to worry about self-care too!” But whether we like it or not, taking good care of ourselves is essential. We need to be a friend to ourselves. Especially as Purposeful Hustlers, in order live into our purpose, we need to be able to be the best versions of ourselves. We need to know what we need to stay healthy, mentally, physically and emotionally. Our wellbeing is SO IMPORTANT.
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This year, have a party inside yourself

on Jan 8, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Passion Life Fun
Growing up, my mom used to always say, “You should never be bored because you should always have a party inside yourself.”
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Plan Like a Purposeful Hustler

on Jan 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Plan Skills Life
  One of the number one questions I get from people is how do you find the time to do all of the things that you are doing?  I wish that I had a magic time machine that made additional time. But I don’t have one! (If you do, please share!)After reflecting on this question, I realized that I do have a pretty intentional system that I have been using over the past decade to help me achieve my Purposeful Hustle goals!  To date, it has been a mixture of things in my head, a few tools and a couple of notes here and there. BUT as a gift to myself, and all of the Purposeful Hustlers out there, I decided to actually see if I could turn it into a system that I could share with others.  And guess what, it’s here!
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What I learned from my one word: wisdom

on Dec 18, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Reflection Wisdom
At the beginning of each new year, I choose one word and allow it to be my guide for the whole year. It makes more sense for me to focus on an intention and integrate it into my life in different ways, rather than making a laundry list of resolutions that I know I won’t be able to keep! This method has really helped me make Purpose part of my daily life.
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