Fear is one potential response to actual or perceived threats. Often it is fear that stands in the way of our potential, our desires, and our purpose. Facing our fears can be tough. It may be the hardest and darkest work we’ll ever do. Mike Valentine’s job is to help us face the fears that hold us back from what we would like to do and provide guidance to remove the obstacles from our path.
PAIRIN, co-founded by Michael Simpson, is a technology company that uses behavioral science to personalize career exploration, professional development, and online curriculum. The team at PAIRIN provides systems to workforce and educational institutions to help individuals design a livelihood that they can thrive in and maximize their potential for success. They also shift the traditional hiring paradigm for employers to competency and potential, rather than simply past education and experience. Listen to Michael describe his journey in life that led up to the creation of PAIRIN (and his delicious side gig-The Chocolate Bordello).