Robyn Monro Miller follows her heart rather than the money when making career decisions.

Robyn, the 184th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, throws herself into roles she believes in, but can’t work for organisations that don’t align with her values.

Robyn is currently president of the International Play Association, whose purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.

She volunteers for Rough Edges and Will2Live, organisations that serve the homeless.

And, until a few days ago, Robyn was also CEO of Kids Giving Back, which provides hands-on volunteering opportunities for children. 

But Robyn has now stepped back from a ‘regular’ job so she can do independent projects and work as a consultant. She wants to focus on roles where she’ll have maximum impact and causes that will make the world a better place.

While contributing to society is something Robyn takes seriously, she doesn’t take herself seriously. She’s quick to laugh and has a great sense of humour. 

It makes sense, because if following your heart doesn’t make you happy, nothing will.