What a great conversation that took a little turn and got me a little choked up. What a story, what a cause. Leadership, Coaching, and following your passion.
Pajama Program website: https://pajamaprogram.org/
Her website: https://www.genevievepiturro.com/
Genevieve Piturro is all about Purpose and The Human Connection. She was a successful television marketing executive until she dramatically changed the direction of her life. She found her true purpose when a sudden inner voice challenged her life as she knew it. In 2001, she founded the hugely successful national non-profit, Pajama Program, when a six-year-old girl’s question changed her life forever and she jumped off the corporate ladder. This year, the program celebrates its 21st anniversary, having delivered more than 7 MILLION magical gifts of new pajamas and new books to children through their 43 chapters across the U.S. Genevieve is now a professional speaker and purpose consultant who understands how vital purpose and the human connection is to a team, and the bottom line. She created the Purpose ACER business training program to help leaders create a shared culture by aligning the goals of the company and management with the goals of its employees. Her first book, sharing life and leadership lessons she learned through her Pajama Program journey, is an Amazon best seller; the 2021 1st place winner in the Inspiration category of both the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and the NYC Big Book Awards; a Bronze Medal winner in the Anthem Awards and a Distinguished Favorite in the 2022 Independent Press Awards. The book, Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning, debuted during the Covid shutdown to rave reviews. The book’s message dovetails perfectly with our Nation’s growing interest in finding purpose. Her TEDx talk: “1 Idea + The Human Connection = 7 Million Pajamas” debuted at the same time. Genevieve has been interviewed on and in many local and national media including Hallmark’s Home & Family, The Huckabee Show, OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Parenting Magazine. Genevieve rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016. She has been the recipient of many local and national awards as she inspires others to listen to their heart-voice in pursuing their passions. Genevieve is a graduate of Fordham University and lives in Irvington, N.Y. with her husband, Demo DiMartile. Please visit www.GenevievePiturro.com for additional information.