Articles - Kathy Varol

Purpose and Profit Articles

Purpose and Profit Articles

 

I’ve got a confession to make

I’ve got a confession to make—I struggled with the idea of bringing personal development coaching back into my business. I put it off for a year, continually kicking it down the road to a “later” date. Let me take you behind the scenes of my internal struggle—the battle between my …

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The day I stopped waiting for permission

The moment I decided to be the main character in my own life story was the moment everything changed. Imagine this: There’s a vision board pinned up inside your mind, glittering with all the aspirations you’re itching to reach—starting that side hustle, clinching that corner office, finally penning your first …

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Let’s Talk About Wanting More

“Sadly, my cynical view is that human nature will always dictate that we want MORE. And this is true for those on the top.” This was a comment in response to my blog post “Amazon, Tax Loopholes, and the Call for Responsible Business“. It’s a common refrain that I’ve found …

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The dark side of eternal optimism

I’m an eternal optimist. An expert at sucking up every ounce of joy in life. To be honest, I never considered there was a dark side to eternal optimism. Even the suggestion of a dark side seemed absurd. Afterall, isn’t everyone striving for the rose-colored glasses perspective? My change of …

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Business Case for being Purpose Led

In an era where every market feels like a battlefield, standing out is more of a puzzle than ever. The old marketing playbook? It’s gathering dust. Let’s unpack this with a touch of business school charm—Economics, Finance, and Marketing. I promise to keep it light and insightful. Imagine the market …

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Life is calling…are you ready?

Have you ever stopped and realized that you’re always on mute at work? It’s a familiar state for many. You don’t want to draw attention so you mute your personality. You don’t want to make waves so you mute your opinions. You don’t want to get too involved in office …

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The creative power of an alter ego

There’s a certain alchemy that happens behind the bar. As a bartender, I found myself donning an alter ego . Usually content to listen and observe in social settings, as a bartender the bar became my stage, dispensing not just drinks but conversation and camaraderie. This role gave me permission …

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The Heart of business is people

In the sprawling tapestry of modern business, there’s a thread that’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore: the idea that a company’s purpose should extend beyond the pursuit of profit. Sure, the business case for a purpose-driven model is compelling. The S&P 500 ESG Index, for instance, outperformed its profit-only counterpart …

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From Grit to Gem: The Alchemy of Business

Have you ever held a pearl and marveled at its luster? Or gazed upon a diamond, spellbound by its sparkle? These paragons of beauty aren’t born of fairy dust—they’re the product of patience and pressure that turns the mundane into the magnificent. Take pearls, for instance. A pearl begins its …

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