Transformation Talk with Erin Giles

Welcome to Transformation Talk. Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview with someone who is a force for good in the world. These men and women have either deepened their passion or found their calling after experiencing a loss, trauma or diagnosis.

I want to broaden the conversation around grief and its transformative power. My hope is that in their words you’ll find echoes of your story. In their inspired actions, you’ll see yourself and your immense possibility.

*Special Request: The technology of Skype is amazing and imperfect. Please listen with your heart and forgive the occasional blips on the screen.

This week’s interview is with Erin Giles, business philanthropy expert and founder of End Sex Trafficking Day. While this part of Erin’s story doesn’t include a death or medical diagnosis, many of us feel intense grief during financial struggles. What I love most about Erin’s story is how the simple act of allowing her heart to be deeply touched by an issue led her to taking inspired action, which in turn led to business success all while having a positive impact in the world.

Bio and link to download the audio version are below. Running time is just over 21 minutes. If you’re receiving this via email, click through the title to view the video.

Right-click or Control-click here to download the audio version.

Erin Giles is the Founder of End Sex Trafficking Day and a Business Philanthropy Consultant who helps businesses find a cause they’re passionate about and create a campaign, so they don’t just have a business, they start a movement. She believes more than ever hope is alive and it’s alive in us. Erin’s been seen on USA Today, Inc, Forbes and Huffington Post. She writes weekly at and happily welcomes tweets at @erinmgiles.

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2 Responses to Transformation Talk with Erin Giles

  1. Erin Giles says:

    Thank you so much for interviewing me Alana, it was truly one of the easiest and most enjoyable interviews I’ve done:) You’ve got such a gift and a sweet spirit! xo

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