Angela Cox

Posted by TFOCB Podcast on January 3, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Angela Cox joins us on this episode of The Face of Chicago Business Podcast to tell us more about her story.

Angela grew up in Peoria, IL, home of Catepillar, Inc. during a time when there was a lot of tension between Union Workers and management. Angela’s father was a UAW (United Auto Workers) working for Caterpillar and she recounts how at one point, her parents were raising four children on a $60/week strike salary. 

“It was a real indelible mark on my understanding of work, work ethic and loyalties and all kinds of things like that, growing up in that environment.”

Angela discusses her journey of understanding her own internal wiring and how she’s now helping others with her company, Three Kindnesses, better understand their own wiring. 

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“Wouldn't it be great if we all knew we all had our own sort of operating manual to go: ‘actually, that's not going to work for me because of these reasons.’ We don't have that. So, I think that part of the vision that has come to me and that's driving Three Kindnesses now is, can we just help people better understand their own wiring?”

Along that journey, Angela has earned three English degrees (Bachelors, Masters, and P.h.D.) and has taught countless people in the classroom. Her goal was to become a college professor and a writer. You’ll have to tune in to find out where she ended up but as she eloquently quotes Douglass Adams:

“I may not have gotten where I wanted to go but I ended up where I needed to be.”

Listen to this episode of The Face of Chicago Business Podcast to hear more about Angela’s story, get into the discussion of empathy and how our brains are wired, and how she’s taken lessons over the years to apply those teachings to all aspects of her life.


 

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