Paula Broadwell
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20-year Army veteran, non-profit leadership consultant, co-founder of the Active Charlotte Alliance, and co-director of Think Broader Foundation (a gender equality social impact group).

Dancing with the Stars in Charlotte gala is tomorrow – here’s how I’m casting my vote and why.

What could ballet have to do with child homelessness in Charlotte? Here’s how the merger of arts and philanthropy can help the thousands of kids in town who...

They’re Deux-ing it in college campus decor

What does it take to succeed in starting a Charlotte-based decor business without any experience? Vision, extraordinary work ethic, and style. These two local...

The Adventure Team Challenge is happening at the USNWC this weekend

A few years ago, a fellow veteran buddy and I were working with the U.S. Olympic Committee to try to bring the Warrior Games to Charlotte. Warrior Games are...

Here’s what this veteran thinks matters most to Charlotte’s vets today

I’m a veteran. I was commissioned 20 years ago from the U.S. Military Academy. The Army then sent me to work on five different continents across the globe....

Charlotte’s Coach Bob needs your vote for NASCAR’s humanitarian of the year

Charlotte volunteer superstar Bob Bowler is one of four national finalists for the “Humanitarian Award,” a national competition held annually by NASCAR...

The opera in Charlotte: Best mother-daughter date night, ever

I took my mother to the Charlotte Opera on Saturday night. My mother is turning 70 soon so we decided to have a girls’ night out while she was in town. This...

What will happen this month when a Charlottean gets to meet the pope and the president?

That question is not a joke, and neither is the fact that the Charlottean is a human trafficking survivor – Antonia “Neet” Childs. Neet has been...

Surfing in Charlotte

In the words of the American surfer icon, Laird Hamilton, “Surfing is one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what’s behind.” Our family...

Are you up for a challenge, Charlotte? 7 Day Running Streak Challenge

Want to show some solidarity (and maybe lose a few pounds)? Wednesday, June 3rd was National Running Day. Our team at Active Charlotte Alliance is feeling...

Bikers gonna bike

Last week’s May 1st Bike to Breakfast ride was the kick off for the city’s BIKE! Charlotte seventeen-day event scheduled May 1 through May 17, the purpose...

Why I love Flywheel? It’s kind of a spiritual thing…

I first, and somewhat begrudgingly, tried Charlotte Flywheel in 2013 when my kind friend Sherrard finally wore me down with her unabating invitations. I was...

Hi, I’m Paula Broadwell and this is how I work out

This is part of an ongoing series titled How I Work Out, insights into how Charlotte stays fit. Paula Broadwell is an author and consultant.  Where do you...