When tragedies touch our lives, we're left to either sink or swim. Webb Weiman, Founder and Executive Director of Jump!, used his personal tragedies as inspiration to start a non-profit organization that helps seniors achieve what's left on their bucket list. Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews longtime family friend and inspiring leader, Webb Weiman. After building a successful career in Hollywood, Webb made the bold decision to leave the industry and start his own non-profit organization. Inspired by his family legacy, Webb started Jump! to help seniors achieve their dreams. Today, Jump! works with seniors and their families to prove that no matter your age, there's always more you can do and achieve. Whether it's helping seniors skydive, drive a racecar, or make blankets for the homeless, Jump! teaches us a powerful lesson about how we can reach out to the elderly members of our own families to create the best years of their lives.
If you believe there's life beyond the rocking chair, don't miss this inspiring, heartfelt conversation. Tune into Webb's story here.
[02:00] No Matter Your Age, You Can Still Be Dancing
[06:36] Loss, Isolation, and Finding His Father a Date
[12:00] The Life-Changing Experience of a Purple Harley
[19:33] Helping Our Elderly Parents Have the Best Years of Their Lives
[23:56] Leaving a Thriving Career in Hollywood to Carry on a Family Legacy
[29:48] Finding Funding When Your Organization Is a Hard Sell
[37:04] Surviving Tragedy Through Comedy
Book that Influenced Webb's Leadership
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
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