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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

What's growing in your garden of purpose

on Jun 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Plan Career Wisdom time management
One of the big things I’ve discussed this month is how to make more time to be in your Purposeful Hustle. We've already talked about two techniques earlier this month, but the one that I want to share with you today is from the garden.  Find out how to water and feed your Purposeful Hustle!
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Walk it out

on Jun 11, 2019 11:08:38 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Plan Career Wisdom meeting exercise time management
This month we're focusing on time saving techniques. I want to share with you one of my favorite techniques because not only is it a time saver, but it's also really good for your physical health.  We all know that if you want to be a Purposeful Hustler, you have to make sure that you stay healthy and fit. Today I want to share the walking meeting.  Check out the three benefits to this lifehack below!
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Defeat the Meetings

on Jun 5, 2019 12:43:55 PM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Skills Life Plan Career Wisdom leadership meeting
I want to talk about the biggest time suckers: meetings. I feel like there was a time in my life where all I did was go to meetings, meetings, and more meetings.  I struggled to figure out when I could do my actual work.
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Connecting to the leader within

on May 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Plan Career leadership personal development
Leaders are not made because of parking spot signs, titles, paychecks, age or even experience. I have found that people who are living their Purposeful Hustle are leaders. When you are so passionate about making a positive change in the world and are taking steps to make it happen, that kind of energy is contagious. 
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What are you afraid of - the process or the results?

on May 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Plan Career Wisdom Reflection Self-Care
Over time — in my own experience and through others’ stories that they’ve shared with me — I’ve realized that it’s much easier to be excited about the potential results of our actions than it is to feel excited about the process required to make them happen. A lot of times, the process is actually really scary.
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Pearls of Wisdom

on May 14, 2019 2:00:00 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Purpose Skills Life Career
Today’s post is lifted from a 2015 speech I gave in 2015 to Pearls for Teen Girls, a Milwaukee-based organization that empowers young women with self-development tools, guidance, and support to strive for better futures.   Frankly, I hadn’t thought about the speech until a few weeks ago when I ran into an awesome woman that was in the audience.  She saw the talk and a part of it resonated with her so much she saved it on her phone and showed it to me nearly four years later!  Talk about full circle!
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How to deal with naysayers

on May 7, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Social Change Career Self-Care
Most things worth doing involve some kind of risk. Especially when we pursue projects that we care deeply about, it can feel a little scary to put ourselves out there like that. It is not unusual for Purposeful Hustlers to find themselves going against the grain to make a positive impact, but that doesn’t make it easy. Acting unconventionally can stir up self-doubt and attract the attention of others, not always in a good way. Many of the people who may question or express doubt don’t mean to do harm, but that doesn’t mean that their criticism is always productive.
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So you’ve found your purpose… now what?

on Apr 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Purpose Life Impact Social Change Passion Career Initiative Wisdom Reflection
If living out one’s purpose was easy, everyone would be doing it. But it is not easy. Even if you know what your purpose is, you might not know how to live in that purpose. It may feel like there are a lot of obstacles in the way of the difference you want to make. That is where hustle comes into play. Purpose is WHY you do something. Hustle is HOW you get it done. So, you’ve gotten to the point where you can name your purpose. You know what lights you up, and have pieced together how your unique passions, skills and experiences can be channeled to have the most positive impact on the world, but how do you pull it off?
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Reach into your roots

on Apr 23, 2019 10:22:54 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Purpose Passion Initiative Family Self-Care
When considering what your unique purpose is in the world, it’s essential to reach into your roots. Only YOU have lived YOUR story. Where you have come from has made you who you are, and in many ways, has positioned you to pursue a purpose that is meant for you. Before you look forward boldly into your Purposeful Hustle, one of my biggest pieces of advice is to look back. You may be surprised what you learn about yourself that helps you articulate what you think your purpose is. You may realize you have special skill sets or insights that have specifically prepared you to make the impact you want to have in the world.
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Are we there yet? How to tell if you’re on the right path to finding your purpose

on Apr 16, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Purpose Skills Impact Social Change Passion Wisdom
So you think you’ve found your purpose? That’s awesome! Purpose is truly a gift, but the only way to know if you are on the right path for YOU is to test it out.
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