Today our expert guest is Debbie Gray, COO of both STRIVR, Inc. and Briiidge. We’re really excited to share her story, and how her apps are giving users the opportunity to both ask for help and help others – without the social constructs that make asking for help difficult. These apps are currently being used on college campuses and in businesses throughout the country.
Everything Debbie has done throughout her career has been about figuring out how to put the pieces of a puzzle together; finding the right person or tool to solve a difficult problem. She continues to help people solve problems today, but on a much greater level, by giving organizations and communities these digital platforms they can use to help each other.
The unfortunate reality is that, at some point, everybody needs help with something… but asking for help doesn’t make you feel good. On the other hand, giving help makes you feel great on a physiological level. In fact, when we give, we receive all of the positive benefits of receiving.
Debbie’s first experiment with a help request app revealed some interesting results:
After the beta test, STRIVR started focusing their resources on an enterprise product. The end result is Briiidge.
How does Briiidge impact organizations?
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“You really don’t know what the impact of your behavior is on another person... You don’t understand the power that you have when you give to someone, and the impact it can have. It really changes our environment, our towns, our companies, and our families. It’s a really well-kept secret that we’d like to start shouting from the rooftops.”
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