Pivot With Purpose

The Heart of Pivot With Purpose

The Pivot with Purpose podcast will explore the unique stories of professionals that pivoted their careers to align their work and personal lives more purposefully and with more joy.

At the heart of Pivot with Purpose is the moment a person decides to make a change in their life or their career, despite the odds, despite the challenges. Professionals from all backgrounds share their personal stories, how they overcame obstacles and fear in order to experience more purpose and joy by pivoting. My goal is to share stories that motivate, inspire, and encourage listeners to take control of their lives and forge their own destinies. I cannot wait to share these incredible guests with you.

Thank you for being here with me.


Season 3

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 3 Teaser

Since our launch of the Pivot with Purpose Podcast, we have built a loyal community where listeners look forward to new episodes coming out each week knowing they will be tuning into meaningful conversations with highly curated guests.  These days we acknowledge that schedules are stretched, and time is valuable. Tuning in to our short-form episodes, we jump right into […]

Season 2

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 10

Lynn Power has spent much of her 30 year career running and transforming agency brands. She has expertise in transforming organizations from top to bottom, including capabilities, organizational structure, talent and culture. She recently left the big agency world to create Masami, a premium, clean haircare brand, which launched in February 2020. Prior to her entrepreneurial move, Lynn was the […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 9

Kilee Nickels is the CEO and Founder of Nickel & Suede, an accessories brand dedicated to empowering women to be bold, brave, and step out of their comfort zone. Previously, Kilee ran One Little Momma, a style blog and community, and co-founded One Little Belt, a children’s apparel line. Under Kilee’s leadership, Nickel & Suede has grown from a small […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 8

Marco Santini received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic Anthropology at Brown University, where he was intrigued by the relationship between communication, expression, and imagery. Santini worked at branding agencies in New York City before fully committing to the arts. His geometric style is expressed through spray paint, paint markers, window markers, acrylics, magazines, textiles and digital art. Marco Santini […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 7

Paula Maldonado founded dauntless in 2016 in New York City with all the factors, certified by peta, fair trade and ethically sourced materials.  She wanted to create basic elements that would become the staple garments of a consumer’s wardrobe. Behind that staple garment was a brand story that embodies determination, honesty, fair trade, transparency, love and kindness.  Dauntless is a […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 6

Graham has appraised and authenticated over $200 million worth of luxury goods. His authentication expertise grew from his education in fashion design and art history. Graham has pioneered in the online retail landscape, helping to grow The RealReal into a billion-dollar business. His thirst for knowledge has taken him around the world, studying at some of the best institutions, including […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 5

Kate Eckman earned her B.A. in communications from Penn State University, where she was an Academic All-American swimmer. She received her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She graduated at the highest level from Columbia University’s executive and organizational coaching program. Kate is also a certified International Coaching Federation coach (ACC) and a licensed […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 4

April Sabral is a retail expert, coach and entrepreneur with nearly three decades of excellence in global retail leadership brands among such a Starbucks, Apple, GAP, Banana Republic and David’s Tea and is the founder of retailu, which provides an affordable retail focused competency development for district and store management. In 2020, April published her first book called The Positive […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 3

Gourmet junk food expert and Food Network’s Chopped Gold Medal Games Champion Chef Sarah Wade is serving warm and fuzzies at her restaurant, Stillwater, – tucked into Downtown Boston, it’s a lively space with fancified classics and fresh cocktails. Since moving to Boston to be Executive Chef at Lulu’s Allston, since 2019 Chef Sarah is at the helm of her […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 2

David Friedrichs, co-founder and CEO of “Cerqular”, a comprehensive multi seller marketplace that connects innovative sustainable brands and passionate, sustainable shoppers on a single platform. He is also a 4x entrepreneur of sustainable consumer brands, growth expert and storyteller. Cerqular is the fastest growing one-stop sustainable marketplace platform to buy & sell verified products (new & used) from across all […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Season 2 Ep 1

As founder of Lunya and Lahgo, Ashley Merrill is reinventing sleepwear for modern women and men, respectively. Both brands share a simple mission: to make people feel confidently comfortable — at home and within themselves.  Beyond her sleepwear entrepreneurship, Ashley is Chairwoman of the Board at Outdoor Voices, a direct-to-consumer recreation label. She is also CEO and cofounder of The […]

Season 1

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 10

As a global facilitator, Eduardo has led workshops and spoken with groups at HBO, Google, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, and the Wharton School of Business. Private clients include Industry Leaders, CEO’s of start up companies, UN Diplomats and social activists. Prior to focusing all his energy on Fearless Communicators, he was a professional actor for […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 9

Meredith Fineman is an entrepreneur, writer, and media expert with over a decade of experience training individuals to use public relations as a catalyst for positive career change. Fineman is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company with a focus on visibility and voice. She speaks and trains a number of topics, and is best […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 8

Keren Eldad (“Coach Keren”), founder of With Enthusiasm Coaching, is an American personal and executive coach. With a method designed to help the most intense personalities uncover and overcome their blindspots, she is internationally recognized with world-class leaders, high profile athletes and media personalities and major corporations. Among Eldad’s most notable clients are LVMH, Richemont, Luxxotica, Deutsche Bank and Global […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 7

Throughout Sandra’s career, she has built global lifestyle brands and has been instrumental in turnarounds, digital innovation, cultural marketing, and international expansion. With her extensive experience in retail and fashion, she was appointed CEO of Project Verte, a retail tech and supply chain company whose solutions are operator built, cloud native, and ecommerce enriching. Firmly believing that digital acceleration is […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 6

Allison O’Connor is the current President and CEO of the American-Made Luxury Home Furnishings Brand, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. She is a strategic Executive retail leader with a progressive history of conceptualizing ideas that drive brand awareness and consumer loyalty. From launching kids at Abercrombie and Fitch to reinventing home gardening at Urban Outfitters/Terrain to her recent roles at […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 5

Traci Rubin has spent nearly a decade in Human Resources, specifically in retail, in both fortune 500 companies and startup environments. Traci is also the host and creator of the podcast, and one of my favorite podcasts, Bringing The Human Back To Human Resources, where she brings a fresh perspective to the importance of closely connecting people and business while […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 4

On this episode of Pivot with Purpose, we talk toDr. Jacqueline Bouley Price, Chiropractor, Holistic Health Coach, and Director at Beautycounter sharing her story on how she pivoted through fear, to launch multiple businesses to align with her most authentic self and serve her community with other incredible offerings while sharing her love for cooking and balancing a healthy lifestyle. […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 3

Dan Distefano is a Boston based health, wellness, real estate, and creative entrepreneur. Co-founder of The Print Hub, a screen-printing and apparel company, Yoke Media LLC, a boutique consulting agency specializing in digital media management, marketing strategy, photo and videography, and graphic design, and a real estate advisor at Engel and Volker’s, Dan has a passion for diving into competitive […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 2

Ron Thurston wrote Retail Pride as an indispensable guide for every retail employee, manager, and multi-store leader looking to accelerate their potential and grow their career. It’s filled with straightforward, practical tips for developing your talents, connecting with customers, and building your leadership skills. Based on more than twenty-five years of Ron’s retail leadership experience, you’ll discover a sense of […]

Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 1

At the heart of Pivot with Purpose is the moment a person decides to make a change in their life or their career, despite the odds, despite the challenges. Professionals from all backgrounds share their personal stories, how they overcame obstacles and fear in order to experience more purpose and joy by pivoting. Their stories motivate, inspire, and encourage listeners to take […]