Episode #3: Kevin Adler, Co-Founder of Miracle Messages

Finding Purpose

Kevin Adler is the CEO and co-founder of Miracle Messages, the nationally recognized not-for profit organization focused on ending relational poverty on our streets. Kevin explains the Miracle Messages vision and what motivated him to get started. He describes how a major initiative failed and because of it they achieved a huge breakthrough leading to one of their most effective services. Kevin concludes the interview with terrific advice for anybody starting out on a journey to lead major social change.

Episode Notes

1:45   Miracle Messages vision for the future – ending relational poverty on our streets.

3:30   What motivated Kevin to get started?  An experiment that changed his life.

9:00  The first reunion that started a movement.

10:15   How he built the organization they have now, which is a world away from how they started.

12:30   The journey to achieving over 300 reunions.  A breakthrough learning from a very big mistake.

22:00   Bet the farm moments.  If these turned out badly there would be no financial runway available to recover.  How can we learn without experiencing so much risk?

23:30   What keeps Kevin going through the necessary setbacks?

27:00. What advice would you give yourself, when you were starting out, knowing what you know now?  It is not for the faint of heart.


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Music by Isaac Chambers – ‘Change’