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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.

   

"Do things that make your heart grow"

Masako Fukui

Writer/Producer/Storyteller/Journalist

Sydney, Australia

Japanese Australian, born in India. I'm a bilingual writer, radio documentary producer, journalist and storyteller. Was previously a sex educator in schools and a community health worker. As a media professional I've worked for high profile institutions including the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), BBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei (Nihon Keizai  … [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]

"Innovate, adapt and overcome"

John McMahon

Director | Kaiser McMahon Group

Sydney, Australia

I work with government, companies and individuals and help them enjoy the technology in their lives more, by making that technology work better for them. This goal is a common thread through the various roles and jobs that I have had, and it often bubbles up in my personal relationships. I am passionate about how  … [see more]

Elizabeth Tyson

Investigator, Organizer, Physical Artist

Washington, D.C., United States

Environmentalist. Scientist. Designer. Physical Artist. Flow. Beauty. My current position is a Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program and I conduct original research and host strategic workshops to support community science and civic participation in furthering environmental protection and governance and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. I completed a dual-degree M.S. in  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

Boutique agency providing boardroom entertainment drawing on the world of big ideas. … [see more]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [see more]

"SenseMaking for ChangeMaking"

GK VanPatter

SenseMaker, Author of Innovation Methods Mapping, CoFounder Humantific | Humantific / New York

New York, United States

Humantific helps organizational leaders tackle complex challenges and build SenseMaking for ChangeMaking capacity. We are pioneers in how to make sense of and integrate visualized data, information (in some communities now being reframed as "evidence") into the multi-disciplinary innovation process. In Humantificland we call these Complexity Navigation skills and consider them to be next generation  … [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]

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]

Jonathan Duncan

Executive Producer

London, Great Britain

Recently arrived in London, producing/developing TV, film and digital projects alongside running marketing and content for a strategic B2B agency across UK and Asia Pacific. Prior to that I have many years experience across entertainment and marketing; generating new business and ideas, developing commercial partnerships for funding across feature film, TV and digital content projects  … [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]

"A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka halau ho'okahi - all knowledge is not taught in one school"

Paul Coyne

Entrepreneur | Kakele Hawaii

O'ahu Hawaii, United States

I am the co-founder of Kakele House Hawaii, a private club and culinary experience where members create life changing meals with celebrity chefs on a beautiful farm estate in Hawaii. I also run R1 Partners, which creates strategies and builds new business lines for major sports, media, technology, design, and entertainment companies. My first job  … [see more]

Karen Johnson

film editor

Sydney, Australia

Recently, my body of work has included feature film “Griff the Invisible”, documentary “The Long Goodbye” and feature documentaries "The Sunnyboy" and "The Last Impresario". … [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]

"Your life is your story. Write what you want."

Marvin Mathew

Remote PM + Marketer | StartupMIG

New York, United States

Passionate about tackling tough challenges with invested people. Currently with a talented group doing just that around Mobile Social Platforms. Focused on using strategy and digital marketing to drive interactions for my clients online & in the larger Tech Community. … [see more]

"Curiousity anchors all great ideas"

Palani Mohan

Photographer | palanimohan.com

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I am the author of five books and have recently completed my fifth, on the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia, which was published in September 2015. Born in Madras, India into a wonderfully talented Tamil movie family, I've loved the visual world from day one. Photography makes me think: Why and how. It injects curiosity in  … [see more]

Jose Fernandez-Calvo

Owner | Grovear LLC

Miami, United States

Worked in Maritime Transport for over 20 years, now managing my own real estate investments in Miami. … [see more]

Jonathan Bielski

Artistic Director | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland, New Zealand

Previously Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House, latterly at Auckland Theatre Company working on new ASB Waterfront Theatre. … [see more]

"experience (y)our humanity"

Murali Maheswaran

Social Evolutionary & Entrepreneur | thestilldynamic

Melbourne, Australia

I have always dreamed of a safe, free world, one where each person is invited to accept their unique arising and share its beauty. Growing up in Africa, in the shadow of apartheid and the Cold War, to emigrant parents - this was important to me at a profound level. In many ways this makes  … [see more]

"Art, the resplendent light that illuminates us."

Liz Hager

Artist

San Francisco, United States

Many years in Corporate America. Left that world to devote full time to painting. Happily thinking about aesthetic concerns and all the stories I'd like to tell, visually and otherwise. And, oh, the 2016 US election cycle. … [see more]

"I am a philosopher in action. Internationally, I am fun, funny, making the world a better place."

John Launius

Executive Director | Vidzu Media

St. Louis, United States

As Executive Director of Vidzu Media, part of the Nitrous Effect collaboration, I have the pleasure of leading an incredible collective of innovators who deliver groundbreaking creative solutions for our international roster of clients. Whether you represent a start-up or a multinational corporation, I will expand your initiatives with complete integrity in the most successful  … [see more]

"Ask questions. Listen. Look out for the funny."

Joanne Gray

Editor | BOSS magazine, Australian Financial Review

Sydney, Australia

I've worked around the world as a financial and political journalist. At its essence, journalism is about seeking the truth which to me means meeting extraordinary people, asking difficult questions, taking in new ideas, being comfortable with change and uncertainty, and adapting. It's a licence to be curious and it's too much fun. … [see more]

Nathalie Swainston

Head of Digital and Community | The Climate Council

Sydney, Australia

In my day job, I use a mix of technology and communications to make really complicated climate science accessible. I've worked in various digital, brand, marketing, strategy roles in agencies big and small, Consulting, NFPs and Corporations. I'm passionate about the power of technology to improve people's lives, and deepen their connection to their communities  … [see more]

Matt Wurst

VP, General Manager | 360i

New York, United States

Longtime executive, manager and leader at one of the top digital agencies in the world. Bringing together creative + operations + social for clients. … [see more]

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