My Blog

I’m David Morales. This page is a collection of articles I have written, stories I refer to in my book, interviews with #GritMachine leaders – all designed to inspire you on your own journey of faith, family and resilience. I hope you’ll take the time to read, watch or listen to these incredible stories.

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  • Lessons in Leadership

    I recently had the pleasure of joining members of the Emerging Leaders group at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce for a lunch & learn to share my thoughts on leadership, success, and how I balance professional and personal life. Emerging Leaders Chair Chris...

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    Grit Machine DNA: Kerry McDonald

    This episode of Grit Machine DNA features the incredible Kerry McDonald. Kerry is an authority on education and serves as a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and host of the weekly LiberatED podcast. She is the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated...

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    Grit Machine DNA: Liseth J. Velez

    This episode of Grit Machine DNA features Liseth J. Velez.  A wonderful example of the American dream, Liseth is an immigrant from Colombia who continues to thrive by creating new opportunities with resilience, tenacity, grit and passion for excellence. Liseth is a...

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    Grit Machine DNA: Miguel Martinez

    Miguel Martinez is one of the most sought-after percussionists in the region. He has been playing Latin percussion since the age of 12 and has mastered many styles including, Jazz, World Music, R&B, Salsa, Merengue, among others.  But his real passion is playing...

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    Grit Machine DNA: Samanda Morales

    We’re back for our 2023 season with a bang.  This episode features the incredible Samanda Morales. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Samanda is a living testament to the adage that hard work and perseverance always pay huge dividends.  Entrepreneur, founder,...

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