Denver: We are going to do Take Five with Daniela Terminel, the CEO of Global Health Corps. Are you ready, Daniela?
Denver: What should we be worried about?
Daniela: Global health.
Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies?
Daniela: I love the Power of One.
Denver: What is today’s most underreported story?
Daniela: Mexico’s out of the World Cup.
Denver: What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?
Daniela: I believe that people can change the world.
Denver: What idea in philanthropy is ready for retirement?
Daniela: That we only need money.
Denver: Name some organization or person you have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for.
Daniela: Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps.
Denver: What is the favorite part of your morning ritual?
Daniela: The first 15 minutes of not doing anything.
Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?
Daniela: Stick to your values.
Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years and why?
Daniela: I was going to back to the for-profit world, and I changed my mind because of Global Health Corps.
Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
Daniela: A knife.
Denver: If you were to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?
Daniela: I would be a chef.
Denver: What is your superpower?
Daniela: Connecting with people.
Denver: If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would you have it say?
Daniela: ‘Cause I don’t shine if you don’t shine.
Denver: What is something, whether this is related to your work or not, that you’re exceptionally excited about right now?
Daniela: Work-wise, I’m super excited about my first full cycle of fellows. Not work-wise, the World Cup.
Denver: What are you currently reading?
Daniela: I’m reading Originals by Adam Grant.
Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED Talk on something outside of your main area of expertise?
Denver: What is something about you that very few other people know?
Daniela: I have an imaginary mouse in my brain that depending on how fast he runs is how smart I am, and his name is Bartholo.
Denver: What is your favorite restaurant?
Daniela: It’s called St. Anselm in Williamsburg.
Denver: What is the best constructive criticism that you have ever received?
Daniela: I used to get very defensive, and no one wanted to tell me that. Someone did, and was the best piece of advice.
Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Daniela: Just know that you don’t know a lot of stuff.
Denver: Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
Daniela: One of my favorites is, “Set your life on fire, and look for those who fan your flames.”
Denver: Thank you very much.