Courtney Spence on Identifying Sources of Strength and Struggle

In Chapter 20 of 20 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, nonprofit CEO Courtney Spence answers "What Are the Sources of Strength and Struggle in Your Life?" Spence shares how family, including close friends, is a source of strength, especially during hard times. She struggles with the reality that business partners will not always have shared values and belief systems. While this does not deter her from seeing the best in others, she does learn that good people can make mistakes and do things that are not good.

Courtney Spence is founder and CEO of Students of the World, a nonprofit empowering a diverse network of student and emerging filmmakers to apply storytelling skills in purposeful work. She is also the Founder and CEO of CSpence group, a creative agency building millennial-focused content and programs for brands. Spence earned a BA from Duke University.