The Kindness Cause envisions a world where kindness, generosity, and helping others is the norm. We’ve put together a blog series that highlights incredible people that share our values and are making an impact in the communities they serve. Rasha Goel is a 2x Emmy-Nominated television host/producer, journalist, and international correspondent who makes it a point to give back to the community.
With a bachelor's degree from UCLA in Communication Studies – Mass Media, Rasha Goel has worked for outlets such as CNN IBN, HBO Asia, Facebook, ESPN, REELZ Channel, TV Guide Channel, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, and Disney. Her humor and compassion have led her to lead witty interviews with numerous celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Bryan Cranston, and Jennifer Aniston. What truly separates Rasha from other noteworthy people is that she makes it a point to give back to the community. She is involved with groups that promote women's empowerment. She also believes in the power of positive thinking and loves inspiring others to live their fullest lives. We interviewed Rasha to understand her reasons for uplifting others and to help make the world a better place. Read more about this inspiring businesswoman.
Hi Rasha! With all of your accolades, you are an influencer in your own right. How would you describe who you are?
I am a seeker of life's adventures. I work in entertainment but am also a Reiki practitioner. I love telling stories and giving a voice to those who may feel isolated due to cultural stigmas. At the same time, I want to empower people to live joyful and peaceful life.
We can always use more joy and peace in the world. We also need kindness. What does the word “kindness” mean to you?
Kindness, to me, means showing up with unconditional love for others without expecting anything in return. Kindness can be displayed in numerous ways, even through a smile. It's being able to help someone in a way that leaves them impacted positively.
You really make it a point not to exclude others. Why do you think inclusivity and positive-impact organizations are necessary in the marketplace?
I feel we live in a time where people are bombarded with information and are in a constant hustle. At times, they might self-judge or feel alone. Having organizations or people they can turn to, or feel a part of, is helpful for their mental well-being and overall ability to show up in life.
We are bombarded with information, which is not always good for us. Especially on social media. As an influencer, how are you leveraging your platform for good?
I share positive and reinforcing videos that can help people in their personal and professional lives. I try to offer them action-oriented steps while sharing my personal experience.
The Kindness Cause takes responsibility for how we contribute to fashion by selling conscious clothing. As a conscious consumer, why is it important to know what causes your purchases to contribute?
It's crucial for me to know because I want to know how I can help others and how my money is being allocated. I live by the principle that we are all one - so what we individually do, impacts others.
Rasha, thank you for taking the time for this interview. What are your social media handles so our readers can follow you?
Everything is @rashagoel!