Abby Raphel (Ep.35): Stepping Into Your Shadow

Abby Raphel (Ep.35): Stepping Into Your Shadow

Abby Raphel is the founder of the Redwoods Initiative, an investment education company for wealthy families and the creator of the Blank Canvas Method for self-discovery. Abby grew up in a two stoplight town in rural Florida, where she raised hogs and swam competitively, and was exposed to leadership at a young age when she joined the Future Farmers of America. She started modeling in college and moved to New York with two bags and two phone numbers. But as a “broke and B-rate model,” she went on to teach young girls about self-esteem then founded Redwoods, where she helps the uber-wealthy navigate their money. And yes, just because you have money, it does not guarantee fulfillment and meaning. We also discuss self-improvement and privilege, the role of hyper-agents in effectuating change, and confronting your shadow.

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