The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode 21
How to follow your passion and start a new career with Matchmaker and Entrepreneur – Kate Edwards
Before I can begin to introduce this week’s guest you need to go check out her LinkedIn profile (click here) – you will notice one of the most creative and well-written summary’s I have ever seen with a focus on five things:
1. I meet the coolest people
2. I do the coolest things
3. I hear the coolest stories
4. I make people happy
5. I do what I love, not what I’m supposed to
How would you like that as your “Job Summary”? That is exactly why I was so excited to share her story on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast.
Kate talks about her life in pursuit of the American dream – an ivy league education, Internship at Facebook and MBA from UCLA, multiple VP Roles. It’s the type of resume you see in future TECH CEO’s, with one big exception. Kate chose to leave the ‘typical’ path to pursue something she was passionate about and not only joined a start up, but founded one of her own, Textpert, with previous HOP guest, Ray Christan.
What you will learn on this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:
- How to find your passion
- How to change careers to pursue what you love
- The importance of discipline when bootstrapping a startup
- How to build a business while working full time
- The importance of having fun
More about Kate:
Originally from the east coast, Kate attended Brown University and later received her MBA from UCLA Anderson. She worked with large companies like Procter & Gamble and Facebook before quitting her corporate career to focus on her passion – helping people find love as a matchmaker and dating expert at innovative matchmaking startup Three Day Rule. She has been featured on numerous podcasts, panels, and tv shows as a “dating data” expert, and has met with over 800 Los Angeles singles in the past year alone. In 2015, Kate co-founded the Textpert app, which provides on-demand, crowdsourced advice for what to text back. She is thrilled to be able to follow her heart and help people find love every day.