Artist Stories: Nina Kovner of Passion Squared

In this Artist Stories, Passion Squared Founder and "Chief Awesomeness Empowerer" Nina Kovner shares the story behind her unique and inspiring professional journey. The longtime successful corporate executive left the boardroom to found Passion Squared and pursue her passion to empower small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals—in the process becoming one of the industry's most inspirational figures.

"Like many in our world, nothing has ever come easy to me. I am dyslexic, ADD, and lovingly battle anxiety on a daily basis. But none of that has stopped me from living, dreaming and pursuing my passion and purpose," Kovner says. "Today, I know deep in my soul I am here to help people discover and live their purpose with passion and use that to empower others and their businesses. Just like I have."

About: Gordon is Publisher and VP of Digital at American Salon where he works with the entire editorial team as well as with the considerable resources of parent company Questex to bring you stories, resources and more, 24/7. Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often teaches classes on business and career development as well as best practices in digital and social media.  Email Gordon at [email protected].


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