kalawriter

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you are well. 

I've come to this point in my entrepreneurial journey via a variety of experiences. 

For 15 years I was a freelance marketing video consultant, producer, videographer, writer and video editor for small businesses and non-profits in Austin and the San Francisco Bay area. 

About seven years ago, I decided to Play Big and finally succumbed to a chronic case of wanderlust. I downsized drastically to manifest a life-long dream of minimizing stuff to maximize travel experiences.

I adopted a remote work lifestyle 5 years before COVID-19 put the world in time out. Places I've visited and lived include Mexico City (for two years), Cabo, Ecuador, UK, Europe, NYC, Houston, and yes, even under the wide sky in Montana. 

Through all that travel, I became more grounded in my personal power. So I wrote a book about how other restless souls can get the same result. 

I'm a creative with equally strong left and right brain. Part geek, part artist. Sometimes they fight. Writing is where they seem to play the best together. 

I've always like innovation and emerging technologies. I cut my teeth on the 1990s Internet, creating simple webpages for small business clients. HTML 1.0, anyone?  I had that book.

Before YouTube was a blip on the horizon, I showed up at the first SXSW Interactive Conference as a streaming video re-seller, trying to sell bandwidth packages to struggling filmmakers. 

I've also always liked the idea of business for good. I even met Muhammad Yunus in the '90s at a community breakfast in Austin, before he was famous and won the Nobel Peace Prize. I had a 5-minute convo with him in the corner — just us two!! — and I got his business card. It's still a major talisman for me. In 2009 I also started Austin's first Social Business discussion group.  I've been a KIVA supporter since they launched in 2005.

And now, I am obsessed with the evolving Web3 world and its potential to create enterprises that help billions of people.

For fifteen years before COVID, I was an online marketing video producer and consultant. I spent the COVID-19 lockdowns in my hometown Houston, witnessing the Black Lives Matter protests, watching helicopters circling above the city at 3 AM. During lockdowns, I realized I was out of alignment.

As I navigated some personal burnout, all of this caused me to reflect on where I was going. Perhaps you had a similar experience?

I spent most of 2021 in a pivot to bring the different strands of my purpose into alignment.  

A synergistic conversation in early 2022 led to co-founding Impactoverse with Noleen Mariappen, a London based impact investor, advisor and entrepreneur.  She and I met in a venture accelerator for women entrepreneurs seven years ago. We've kept in touch ever since. I'm honored and excited to be working with Noleen to help scale the impact of world-saving companies and enterprises.  

All in all, its all a bit like coming home, just to jump off a cliff again. #heroinesJourney

Please be in touch if you have questions or if I can help you.  Let's connect on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram

All my best - 
Kala

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