Folks We Admire: Tim Gunn


Tim Gunn is a mentor on fashion reality show Project Runway, bestselling author, activist, consultant, actor, etc… but I admire him also because he is a gentleman. I don’t mean he plays a gentleman on TV; he is a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago & I was moved by how welcoming, friendly & polite he was. Impeccably dressed, even off screen, and very, very tall – though I would describe him as a gentle giant.

Hearing his journey of being a fish-out-of-water in his youth, to finding his passion at art school, and all of his hard work to make Project Runway a huge success, one can’t help but be inspired. His mantra of “Make It Work” comes out of his own life experiences, and helps anyone pull through even the most dire circumstances.

In order to “Make It Work”, you need to:

  1. Be good to people
  2. Take your work seriously
  3. Have integrity
  4. Work with what you’ve got

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