In the Women Who Inspire book, Desiree Peterkin Bell’s passion jumps off the page and empowers all of us to find our purpose in life and to not let anyone stop us from making an impact on the world. Her chapter entitled; “Purpose, Not Position,” tells her story of her quarter life crisis where she was held at gunpoint and how it challenged her to reexamine her commitment to making change through government. She has since gone on to impact the lives of those in her community and the world.
During our conversation on the Intentional Inspiration podcast, Desiree and I have an open and honest conversation about politics, race, culture and living a live with purpose. It’s one of the most crucial conversations that can be had given our political climate right now and Desiree’s experience in politics makes her uniquely qualified to make suggestions and share insight on how to begin healing and moving forward.
***We had some technical difficulties with the sound in the beginning so please forgive and listen all the way through. It gets better and the conversation is important (IMHO).
Listen Here to our conversation
Women Who Inspire co-author, Desiree Peterkin Bell is a multifaceted communication and political strategist who specializes in building rock-solid brands with global impact. As president and CEO of the public-affairs firm DPBell & Associates, she serves her clients by leveraging her hard-won expertise in problem solving, strategic counseling, and brand development.
Respected for her professionalism and diligence as a leader, she has served for nearly twenty years as a trusted adviser to a dynamic group of American cities and leaders, such as former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, Newark mayor Cory Booker, and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. In 2012, she oversaw an extensive communication strategy that positively affected the reelection-campaign efforts for former President Obama in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Desiree served as a senior adviser to the CEO of the DNCC and her team.
A dynamic speaker with a passion for mentoring young women of color, Desiree regularly gives inspiring talks to audiences globally on her life’s theme of “Purpose, Not Position.” She also lectures in urban communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and resides on the East Coast, with her husband Brian and daughter Kaelyn.
*Note: You must order from this link if you want me to sign your book 🙂
*while supplies last – since I’m creating my #lifeinateardrop, there’s not a ton of space to bring the book so supplies are limited.