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Angela Barbash is the founder and CEO of Revalue, a registered investment advisory firm that focuses on helping investors of all income levels invest in crowdfunding and local investment strategies.
Revalue works to educate investors and guide them through the process of divesting from Wall Street and investing in Main Street.
They provide education through an intro to community investing course that helps investors understand the terminology and concepts involved in local investing.
Revalue also offers financial planning and personal guidance to help investors determine how much they can invest and how to diversify their investments.
They categorize community investments into community equity, real estate, CDFI notes, community fixed income, and personal loans.
Revalue primarily focuses on community funds but also allows clients to submit research requests for investments in their local area.
Angela's superpowers are creating healing spaces for investors and colleagues and being willing to go out on a limb and lead change in the industry.
She creates healing spaces by being vulnerable, sharing her own story, and allowing clients to express their pain and experiences.
Angela emphasizes that creating a healing space starts with having empathy for ourselves and engaging in practices that promote self-healing and self-reflection.
To learn more about Revalue and connect with Angela, visit the Revalue Investing website. They are not active on social media.
I just finished reading the 2020 book Humankind by Rutger Bregman. I recommend it without hesitation!
Most of us are inclined to think of human beings as civilized by polite society. We see ourselves often as having emerged from barbarism to modernity with its rules and orders, reducing our native tendencies to selfishness and cruelty.
To make the point, early in the book, Rutger shares media accounts of violence and looting in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Most of us recall the coverage, including video of looters.
AI Episode Summary
Dr. Bertrhude Albert is the founder of P4H Global, an organization that trains teachers in Haiti.
Haiti is facing challenges in terms of social injustice and economic poverty.
An estimated 80% of teachers in Haiti are not qualified, leading to a high dropout rate of students.
P4H focuses on training teachers to empower students and change the trajectory of Haiti.
The organization has over 50 full-time staff members and works in all ten departments of Haiti.
P4H has trained over 9,000 teachers and has been recognized globally for its impact.
The program starts with a diagnostic to understand the needs of schools and teachers.
Training sessions are dynamic and include practical strategies that can be used immediately.
P4H provides distance coaching and in-classroom visits to support teachers' professional development.
Dr. Albert's superpower is building a strong team and empowering others to reach their full potential.
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