MLK: A Committed Life

Originally written and posted on 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 years later, Sen. Barack…Read More

Instead of a New Year’s Resolution Discover Your Life Purpose!

Originally written and posted on Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC Instead of making yet another New Year’s resolution, which statistics sadly indicate an 80 percent failure rate, think about what is most important for you to accomplish in life and articulate that in a succinct statement of purpose. Discovering and living…Read More

Building a Community of Trust in the Workplace

Originally written and posted on Editor’s Note: Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  gave this speech at PRAXIS8 on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in Goa, India.  PRAXIS8 is the largest PR Conference in India.  This year it was held In Goa, India. About Patrice Tanaka: After an award-winning PR & Marketing career and co-founding three agencies, Patrice…Read More

sHeroes: How Author Patrice Tanaka is helping people ‘live their purpose’ to unleash greater success, fulfillment and joy in their personal lives, workplaces and communities

Originally written and posted on “Don’t ask yourself what the what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” This quote is from Howard Thurman, the African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. I love…Read More

Finding Your Purpose So You Can Have A Competitive Advantage

Originally written and posted on Today on the show, we have Patrice Tanaka, CEO and Founder of Joyful Planet, a business purpose consulting firm in New York City. Joyful Planet is focused on helping individuals and organizations discover and actively live their purpose. She is also an author, a coach, a speaker, and a mentor. Patrice spreads…Read More