Winning Stroke: Interview with Caroline Boudreaux (Founder, Miracle Foundation)
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
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1) If not in the current Profession, you would be?
I loved working as an Executive in broadcast television in my previous career, but I think that profession has changed a lot. I’d either be a chef in New Orleans cooking up cajun food or maybe even working in my family’s pharmacy that promotes good health and clean food.
2) One tune you always hum?
“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
3) One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves?
“The Road Less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck
4) One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?
I hate to admit it, but my husband and I quote something from “The Big Lebowski” almost every day. You wouldn’t believe how many of those quotes are apropos to everyday life.
5) The Place you never been to and always want to go?
6) An animal that signifies you & why?
A panther. I love them, the way they move... and they’re so cool.
7) A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with?
8) Choose one from each below:
a) Marvel or DC
Marvel, I love so many of their stories. A lot of superheroes lost their parents, and then grew into these incredible heroes who save the world!
b) Batman or Superman
c) Tom or Jerry
Jerry, he’s so clever
d) Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv
Oh, definitely Super Commando Dhruv! He doesn't have any superpowers, but he makes up for that with his intellect, detective skills, unparalleled willpower and a determination to eliminate evil from this world.
9) If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Sandra Bullock, but it’s more likely they would ask Bette Midler
10) Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?
Hard work leads to luck
11) One best decision you ever made?
Without a doubt, founding Miracle Foundation. Second best was marrying my husband.
12) A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
Have a great vision, and know your North Star. For me, it’s all about the children.
13) Whose advice you seek when in dilemma?
I have a lot of mentors, and I seek advice from different people for different things. For spiritual guidance, I go to Joan Holmes of The Hunger Project. For business advice, I go to our board or President, Elizabeth Davis. I”m a collaborative person by nature so getting people’s advice is something I do naturally.
14) What has been your biggest achievement?
Inspiring and empowering more than 10,000 people to help children who need them
15) One thing that you want to change in yourself?
I’d like to be on a screen less. I spend way too much time in front of a screen
16) A line said by your closed one that you never forget?
“Welcome to the big leagues, kiddo.” Said to me by a close friend and Miracle Foundation donor, when I was facing challenges that looked insurmountable at the time.