Anne Mahlum talks about facing obstacles to doing bold and daring things
About the speaker
Anne M. Mahlum is a social entrepreneur who loves to create and build with purpose. The majority of her focus over the past six years has been on Back on My Feet, a for-purpose 501c3 organization she started in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives.
In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. Anne has led the organization to a $6.5M annual nonprofit with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members.
In August 2013, Anne stepped down as CEO to start a new venture in DC called, [solidcore], a Lagree Fitness studio that features the Lagree Fitness Method on the patented megaformer. Her plan is to grow a real community that helps people be the strongest version of themselves inside and out. Her vision for [solidcore] is just as bold as it was for BoMF - to build a national brand and community that helps people become the strongest version of themselves.
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Change is voluntary, 100%. If you don't want to do it, it's not gonna happen. — Anne Mahlum
You can't force anybody, especially a grown man to do anything because you want them to, change is voluntary. — Anne Mahlum