There is a wealth of academic research that suggests that differences in risk appetite are at the heart of differences in career and business trajectories. We wanted to go beyond the theory and ask real people from the community about their perspectives and experiences with risk and risk taking.

Mishell Elliston | Life Coach, Wellness Coach, Health Coach

Taking risks is the way to create opportunity and progress. When an entrepreneur takes certain risks the competition is unwilling to take, they can become leaders in their field. My parents were both entrepreneurs; I believe I learned a great deal from them. Read more>>

Janny Taylor | Artist, Author, Creativity Coach

I see risk as an inherent part of life. You can’t explore, dream or discover without risk, so I do take risks, calculated risks. One of the biggest, most important risks I’ve taken was to resign, to quit, to move away from a truly remarkable job in corporate America where I was making a fair sum of money and enjoying the perks of being a part of that world. That said, I had a personal dream. To illustrate and write a book. Everyone, with the exception of my husband, thought that I’d lost my mind. Read more>>

Elisha Bosch | Hair stylist

Taking risks helps me build my confidence and it helps me grow. There are many times where the Fear of Risk has almost held me back. When I’m in that moment I tell myself “Yes, you are scared, But Do It Scared!” I always remember that I Can Do Hard Things. With this mindset it helps me navigate through the Fear. Read more>>