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Stop Box-Checking: High Achievers, People-Pleasing and Rediscovering Your Authentic Goals

Who are you living for?


In the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt, Devon Montgomery Pasha, Director, North America for Event Design Collective and Founder of DMP Creative, LLC, shares her perspective on working on your own goals versus the goals of others, identifying box-checking behavior and taking back control of your life.



Read on for information about the star of this episode, Devon!



Devon Montgomery Pasha, CMP, CED, is a passionate events professional with over 20 years in the industry. She currently serves as the director, North America for the Event Design Collective, specializing in event design education and training in the United States and Canada. A believer in purposeful and mission-driven events, Devon leverages design thinking and empathy-driven systems to design events that maximize impact.


Prior to applying her skills for the Event Design Collective, Devon worked at several universities to help advance their institutional and alumni events as well as notable special events around the Philadelphia region, including work for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Waterworks and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.


Devon has been a featured speaker and volunteer for MPI, Academic Event Planners and Northstar Meeting Group, and has been recognized for her passion in elevating the importance of events in advancement. She holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Music and a B.S. from Drexel University in Culinary Arts and Event Planning.


Devon earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification from the Events Industry Council in 2020 and a CED (Certified Event Designer) designation from the Events Design Collective in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University’s School of Education and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.


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