Lori Myren-Manbeck Episode #38 passions are Social justice and Kindness she feels fortunate to have found a way, by being a psychologist and creating Inclusivi-tee.
Lori Myren-Manbeck is a licensed clinical psychologist, having earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 2002. Her dissertation involved talking with parents about communication in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital. After earning her Ph.D., Lori worked with children and adults who had experienced trauma, many of whom were living in conditions of poverty.
She moved to Minnesota ten years ago and changed her focus to geriatrics. Lori has enjoyed making a difference in the lives of her clients and has consistently found her work rewarding and engaging. However, noting an increase in prejudice, divisiveness, and exclusion in recent years, Lori decided it was time for her to use her passion and intelligence to fulfill a broader mission.
To achieve this goal, she moved into the corporate sector, opening a company that creates beautiful wearable art and donates profits and time to organizations involved in making the world a better and kinder place.
Social justice and kindness are Lori’s passions and she feels fortunate to have found a way to combine these passions with her career, first through being a psychologist and more recently by creating a company focused on taking care of the earth and her inhabitants.
Lori has two adult daughters, both of whom are pursuing careers in psychology and both of whom are involved in social justice work.
Her husband is an artist, who has helped with her launch of Inclusivi-tee. Her parents are both pastors. Lori attributes her compassion and desire to help others to being raised by people who live active and intentional lives of compassion.
When she is not working, Lori enjoys dancing with her husband, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Since starting Inclusivi-tee, Lori has discovered that she appreciates the challenge of creating a company, as well as the excitement of finding community partners with whom she can share her vision.
She is looking forward to directing Inclusivi-tee’s growth as the company finds its place as a leader in the social enterprise movement.
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