Irina Papuc, Galactic Fed

“Self-awareness and understanding your mood and reaction to workplace challenges can truly make or break your business.”

Irina Papuc

Irina Papuc, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Galactic Fed, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

After a stint at Toptal and a brief detour at CERN, Irina co-founded Galactic Fed to create strategic growth marketing solutions for modern companies of all sizes. Irina has helped shape a Galactic Fed culture that values independent thought, honesty, and humility. Her personal motto, paraphrased from President Abe Lincoln, is: If you have 4 hours to chop down a tree, spend the first 3 sharpening the axe.


Irina’s journey as a two year old immigrant from Romania, to landing in Chicago with her grandparents, to a visit back to Romania to find her roots is steeped in life lessons. What struck me was Irina’s continued choice to take risks in life, and do the next thing she felt compelled to do. Tune in to find out what allows her to truly live in the moments of life.

Listen to our interview with Irina below!

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