Erin Drinnin

Erin Drinnin

Erin Drinnin is United Way's former Community Impact Officer for Essential Needs and Health & Well-Being.

Recent Posts

August 10, 2022 at 10:48 AM

The Place for Purpose in Business Rises to the Top

Michelle-Weil_16_PD (1) (002)-3Guest blogger, Michelle Weil, Organizational Engagement Consultant, ethOs shares her insight on the importance of working for a purpose driven company.

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April 7, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Thriving with Purpose

Mary Sellers, President of United Way of Central Iowa, reflects on her purpose and shares phrases on leadership that have influenced her throughout her career.

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March 2, 2022 at 12:28 PM

Showing Up with Purpose

In the February 2022 Powered by Purpose Speaker Series, we invited four local professionals to share their experiences in developing leadership and volunteer skills, and how what they’ve learned has transformed their involvement in the community and their purpose today. Here is a recap of the discussion and key takeaways.

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December 9, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Empowering Empathy in the Workplace

Powered by Purpose Speaker, Alysa Mozak, who is an educator and consultant with Blossoming Pathways, LLC, provides insight on why empathy and compassion make a difference in the workplace in this guest blog. 

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October 12, 2021 at 10:06 AM

6 Tips for Manifesting Abundance

Vanessa McNeal is a certified mindset and manifestation coach, and one of our Powered by Purpose Speaker Series event speakers. We were honored to have her share these 6 tips for manifesting abundance and more - and now we're excited she was willing to share them with you here! 

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August 17, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Finding Purpose In the Doing

In this guest blog post, shared from, Christi encourages us to follow in her mindful efforts of finding purpose through the act of doing rather than finding purpose in the end result. So, what feels purposeful to you, regardless of the end result?

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July 14, 2021 at 11:19 AM

Values, Purpose and Sustainability

Christine Her, executive director of ArtForce Iowa, shares how understanding values and purpose can transform your work and your life.

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May 19, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Finding Purpose Through Connections

Powered by Purpose Speaker, Emily Steele, is the ultimate relationship-builder. Read her guest blog to find out what first sparked her realization that it was her purpose and learn how building meaningful relationships could help you amplify your purpose and better your business. 

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April 9, 2021 at 11:09 AM

Practice Your "Likables"

Erik Dominguez, public speaking and storytelling coach with Speak Up Stories, encouraged our Powered By Purpose Speaker Series attendees to share - publicly - something they like about themselves for 30 days. He took on the challenge himself and shares what he learned from his experience in this guest blog. 

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February 4, 2021 at 12:15 PM

My Life, My Purpose

From a voiceless child to a woman sharing the voices of the community, Dwana Bradly shares her life of purpose in this guest blog post.

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