Trans-ported: the power of walking in someone else's shoes

The snow from a recent blizzard has not quite melted and Natalie Egan arrives to meet me at her tiny WeWork office late and visibly flustered, apologizing profusely as she drags a wheelie suitcase for a trip to visit her children in Philadelphia. Bundled in a fitted black parka, her brown bob tucked neatly beneath her hat, with only the barest hint of dark eyeliner, her style is effortless suburban mom. She seems, as my own mom would say, fatootsed. That she also happens to be the CEO of Translator, a startup that provides in-person narrative and virtual reality solutions to inspire corporate employees to be their most authentic, productive selves, adds another layer to a personal identity narrative that is as impressive as it is inchoate.

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