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Angela Cain is a former Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter who gave up a career on the newsdesk to use her skills to serve. She wanted to “share more of the good news stories in communities that inspire us and show our common humanity; stories of community service organizations changing people’s lives, and stories that help educate people and teach them how to overcome obstacles and live their best life.”
Cain was able to do that as the Community Affairs Director at WTHR-TV, Channel 13, for several years, leading all of the station’s community service campaigns and creating the “Shattering the Silence” campaign which helped lead domestic abuse victims to resources for hope and healing. When her news career ended, Cain eventually chose to become an entrepreneur, launching Angela Cain Communications, where she helps tell the stories of purpose-driven businesses through PR, communications consulting, and brand storytelling.
Cain also conducts media training and storytelling workshops to help businesses tell their own stories, and she offers life and professional coaching for women. It’s your turn now, Angela!
My Maven Superpower is … I am compassionate and care deeply about helping others.
A fun fact about me is … I am a songwriter who once had a record executive for Destiny’s Child interested in some of my songs and I think I was so shocked and intimidated that I never followed through. Life lesson: Don’t miss your opportunities!
Best book I’ve read lately is … “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
My first job was … at age 14. Growing up poor, my five siblings and I were able to work at an earlier age. I was a receptionist at the Madison County Welfare Department in London, Ohio.
My favorite nonprofit to support is … Child Advocates in Indianapolis. They do amazing work for vulnerable children.
Self-care habit I swear by is … Meditation — something I’ve learned to do much more often with age.
I feel most confident when … I am doing better self-care — exercising, meditating, and living a more centered life.
The best career advice I can offer is … Find a career that fulfills you; one that speaks to your purpose. We spend most of our time on the job so that will help you build a more meaningful life and career.
Favorite purchase lately is … a Nutribullet — a fast way to create quick smoothies on busy days.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Mama Carolla’s Rosemary Chicken Lasagna — a yummy but too infrequent splurge.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … I seldom binge but I just binged Bridgerton, Season 2. I love a good romantic storyline.
A Maven you should know is … Angel Henry, Author of “Dents in the Ceiling,” a leader in tech, and a DEI expert.
The thing I’ve achieved lately that I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … As a Certified Professional Coach, I consistently educate myself in order to hone in on specialities, and recently completed courses including “How to Find Purpose and Meaning in Life” through the University of Michigan and “Awakening Your Client’s Heart Magnet” through the Institute for Life Coach Training. We are never too old to learn!
What’s next for me is … I will be launching a “What Matters Most” podcast soon featuring inspirational, motivational, and educational interviews to help people focus on their passion, priorities, and purpose. And I plan to expand client work with more consistent virtual instruction in Media Training; Storytelling, or Life and Professional Coaching for women. My ultimate goal is to create a few online courses, as well.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven.
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