Episode 57: Learning to Live Your Passion with Bonnie Brown and Paul Turcotte

If you’ve ever tried to find a career that honors your values, you know it can be challenging. Many people find themselves settling. Instead of working to further their ideals, they work to live. Today’s guests are aiming to change that. 

Bonnie Brown and Paul Turcotte are here to discuss finding a career that allows you to harness your passion for making the world a better place. 

A Life-long Passion

Bonnie has always loved animals. She became a vegetarian as a teenager and later became vegan. For a long time, her passion for animals was separate from her successful career in finance, until one day when she asked herself a life-changing question: why? 

Paul approached the vegan lifestyle from a different direction. In 2013, he decided to take better care of his health and adopted a plant-based diet. His expertise lies in real estate brokerage and entrepreneurship.

When he and Bonnie married in 2017, they combined their talents to start Passion Placement, an employment platform dedicated to connecting people with careers whose missions they support. Initially inspired by veganism and animal welfare, Passion Placement now connects people with jobs to improve public health, mitigate climate change and other facets of sustainability. 

Making the World a Better Place

Do you start your day by asking yourself, what you can do to help? If not, do you want to? Whether you know it or not, you already have the skills you need to make the world a better place. It’s just a matter of finding a way to apply them. Bonnie and Paul started Passion Placement to make that process easier for you. 

Finding a career that aligns with your values isn’t the only difficulty. You also have to overcome your fear of failure and judgment. That’s easier said than done, but if you follow your intuition and do what feels right, you’ll get to where you need to be.

Putting Your Passion First

Passion means dedication and engagement, which is why passionate employees are the lifeblood of successful companies. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. People who work for companies that support their values are happier because they know they’re making a difference and adding value to the universe. 

If you’re ready to find your passion, explore the hundreds of jobs currently listed on Passion Placement. Opportunities are available across industries and experience levels. Connect with Bonnie and Paul on LinkedIn to learn more.