Finding a Company’s Purpose and Defining Personal Joy I Patrice Tanaka

Originally written and posted on strategysphere.libsyn.com As Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet, Patrice Tanaka helps both individuals and organizations define and leverage their purposes. Learn how purpose-driven organizations are outperforming their competition, and hear how Tanaka’s decision to take a ballroom dance class changed her life. She also recounts how she took hold of…Read More

I am Woman!

Originally written and posted on commpro.biz Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC Today is International Women’s Day and I celebrate by proclaiming that being a woman is my primary affinity group. I don’t know when I first began to rank “all women” as number one among my affiliations. I remember the first time…Read More

Better than a Purpose-driven Business

Originally written and posted on commpro.biz Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC It’s great that increasingly more companies today are communicating and, hopefully, operationalizing their “business purpose” to create value for all stakeholders – not just shareholders – and serve the greater good. This movement with its roots in corporate social responsibility…Read More

Ladies Who Launch – Time With Tanaka

Originally written and posted on www.blueshoe.net Christine Merser interviews Patrice Tanaka around all things joy… Finding joy, choosing joy, in this difficult time of COVID and political divisiveness. Christine finds her way to finding joy, something that has eluded her over the past few months. It’s a great conversation about choices, how the Danish find happiness…Read More

MLK: A Committed Life

Originally written and posted on commpro.biz Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC On this day, we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who sacrificed his life in the fight for civil rights. Just days after his assassination, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Two score later, Sen. Barack Obama…Read More