In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Sathya Shivakumar | Global Member, HSTD

The principle that matters the most is Ahimsa – or non violence. This springs from a deep understanding that every being is infused with divinity and is adding a beautiful dimension to the world that we live in. Respecting the energy within each being ,while connecting to our own helps us to flow seamslessy appreciating the beauty and balance of Nature. Through time, dance has always been a medium to connect to subtle realms beyond the gross. Dance adds color ,vibrancy and positivity and helps us unleash an energy unknown to us. Read more>>

Michelle Turner | Michelle Turner | Marriage & Family Therapist and Trauma Counselor

Authenticity and Transperancy are important work and life principles to me. As a relationship therapist, I want my clients to know who I am from the get go. I want them to know who they are working with and what it is like for them to seek counseling from me. Working on one’s self and one’s relationship in therapy requires a significant amount self-reflection in order to bring about self-growth. It requires you to be real with yourself by identifying your strengths as well as shortcomings. That same process goes for a therapist. In order for me to be helpful to my client, I have to recognize what I am good at providing vs. what I am not good at and be transparent with people at the beginning of any potential work. Read more>>

Austin McMeans | President- Vertical solutions roofing & construction

Culture. Without a strong company culture, our mission statement is useless. Zig ziglar said it best “You don’t build a business, you build people, and the people build the business”. Building and developing individuals that work for our company is my number one priority. If I want to build a great company, first I must build great people Read more>>

Rae Marie | Model & public figure

I value honestly and strive for loyalty amount my team in and outside of my business. I feel like it’s the best way to keep things on track and moving smoothly. I’ve always said you can’t do everything by you’re self so my support system is my biggest blessing. Read more>>