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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

"PR on Purpose"

Karen Morris

Creative Director | Underground Communications

Sydney, Australia

I run a boutique Public Relations agency in Sydney. Our focus is on helping conscious businesses share their purpose and story with the wider community, with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility. I have a goal to change corporate culture to ensure that organisations work with a more ethical approach to their impact on all  … [see more]

"Live performance & architecture"

Matthew Lorrimer

Project Manager | Crown Project Services/Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

Fresh out of university I was constructing scenery for the Nimrod Theatre (later to become the Belvoir Theatre) and have been in and around architecture, multi-sport events and entertainment ever since in China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Qatar, Turkey and UAE. Two years ago I was engaged at the Sydney Opera House to manage the front  … [see more]

Gretchen McCulloch

Internet Linguist

Montreal, Canada

I write about linguistics for a general audience. I'm currently writing a book about internet language and the future of English for Riverhead (Penguin). I was the Resident Linguist at The Toast, where I wrote about linguistics of the doge meme, Benedict Cumberbatch names, and more. I've also written pop linguistics for Slate and Mental  … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

Janelle Doll

Systems Consultant

San Diego, United States

I am an independent contractor who supports small businesses in their systems setup and project management so they can focus on doing the work they love. Throughout the year, I volunteer with TEDxSanDiego and other TEDx organizations to bring events to local communities. … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

"Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kulturtechniken"

Wolf Guenter Thiel

M.A. | Old School

Berlin, Germany

cultural researcher in the fields of comparative studies. i work as a rearcher, editor, publisher and as the head of the cultural institution Old School close to Berlin. My expertise involves at large asian cultural studies and aspects of cultural management on an international level. … [see more]

"From the Global Village to A Globe Of Villages"

Franz Nahrada

Connector and Researcher | GIVE research lab - Global Villages Network

Vienna, Austria

Since I was young, I was fascinated about two things: the enormous amount of human possibilities and potentials, and the gargantuan amount of suffering, blocks and inhibitions humans inflict on each other. The main theme of my life was to find out about social and spatial structures that foster both, individual growth and social harmony  … [see more]

"Good Purposeful Work with Good People"

Eric Lynn

Change Provocateur | cultureQs

Berlin, Germany

I am a Dialogue Facilitator, Change Provocateur, Consultant and Executive Coach. For more than 30 years, I have been working worldwide as an Organisation Development Consultant, Facilitator and Coach for Cultural Integration, Change and Leadership, where the primary focus is on (Re-)Shaping Workplace Culture by Leveraging Cultural Differences. The learnings from these experiences across multiple  … [see more]

Alana Valentine

Playwright

Sydney, Australia

What makes you want to go to the theatre? Authenticity, community and provocation makes for intelligent entertainment. At least, that's the kind of theatre I want to make and see. In 2016 my plays LETTERS TO LINDY, LADIES DAY and THE TREE WIDOWS were performed in Australia. In 2017, COLD LIGHT, adapted from Frank Moorhouse's  … [see more]

Sam McCool

Writer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Sydney, Australia

I'm a global thinker, world traveler and multi-linguist - 60 countries. 4 languages. 5 continents. I work as a professional speaker, event MC and stand up comedian and playwright - with sold out solo shows at Sydney Opera House; co-wrote & starred in new Aussie play 'Lighten Up', acted in film & TV. I'm also  … [see more]

"Making saving the world groovy and fun..."

Scott Bolden

Sustainable Solutions Developer and Designer | Das Baumhaus Berlin

Berlin, Germany

I have degrees in Art and Engineering and practical experience in those fields as well as in systems, product, interior, and architectural design. I also have experience in music and event production as well as a broad range of activities having to do with sustainable development. if a system is sustainable then it means it  … [see more]

"There are no beaten paths for unconventional ideas. And no shortcuts."

Jessica Covi

Industrial + Experience Design | Grete Kraft Atelier

Sydney, Australia

I am an Austrian-born industrial designer who specializes in experiential and holistic product design. After my masters studies at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and some time working in Zurich, I moved to New York City and after working as an industrial designer for frog Design, teaching classes and workshops at SVA, NYU and  … [see more]

"inspired by an open world"

Andra Schumann

Founder | Akademie Bogensee

Berlin, Germany

Our team is on the way to establish a place close Berlin that will welcome every open minded and inspired person in the world to work with us on the idea of sustainability and self improving concepts that will chance the world. … [see more]

Javier Alvarez

Photographer

Santiago, Chile

I am a documentary photographer whose focus is on social issues regarding identity and resistance in different cities around Latin America. I completed my study in Professional Photography at ARCOS (Arts and Communication school), where I proceeded to begin my career as an assistant for a fashion and advertising photography studio in Santiago. I am  … [see more]

"Exploration. Innovation. Adventure. Design."

Amy Ilyse Rosenthal

Design Partner | Model 10 Electra

Beverly Hills, United States

I’m a recognized design leader and entrepreneur with deep expertise in user experience design, product strategy, product management, design management, brand architecture, marketing, and design thinking. I've held executive roles at Disney, Scripps Networks, Yahoo and Corbis. My experience spans devices, mediums and environments, in domains including storytelling and entertainment, healthcare, banking, personal finance, parenting,  … [see more]

"come on, folks"

Daniel Joppert

Idea architect | JopA

São Paulo, Brazil

I write (plays, stories, scripts), I produce (cultural and educational projects), I get people together, I set fire, I also go along. Music is my goal, nonetheless I am finishing my first feature movie as screen writer and producer and writing a biography (not mine, please!). I like the stage, the lights, left there is  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

"You are the story that you chose to tell."

AURELIE SALVAIRE

Storytelling coach. Gender activist. | The A Factor. Shiftbalance.

Barcelona, Spain

I am passionate about helping people shape their own narrative. Who are you? How do you portray yourself? To others but also to yourself? I run workshops all over the world to spread awareness on gender stereotypes, to scout for solutions and to coach women leaders in storytelling. … [see more]

"Creating aware and inclusive communities through the platform of the arts."

Caine Chennatt

Audience Development Manager | UWA Cultural Precinct

Perth, Australia

Active across various disciplines, underlining all projects I am involved with is the effort to building future-focused and inclusive societies. As a systems thinker, I'm familiar with the work at each level - the intrapersonal, organisation and community. At the organisation level, I develop systems, processes and engage in planning activities to help enable consistency  … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

"Unspin the spin"

Cathy Wilcox

Cartoonist | Fairfax Media

Sydney, Australia

Born drawing and trained in design, I gained some work and life experience in Paris before returning to fill small square spaces with pictures and words in the newspaper since 1989. Also some bigger spaces, including children's books, editorial cartoons, theatre sets and even the Sydney Opera House concert hall. My combined cartooning and francophony  … [see more]

"Design is about problem solving with people at the heart of it."

Vincent Zhang

Student | ArtCenter College of Design

Vancouver, Canada

My biggest inspiration in life are my parents, and the most important lesson they taught me is how to be adaptable. It is an innate ability that lies dormant in all of us and for me, I had to learn how to do it very quickly as I moved around along with my parents as  … [see more]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

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