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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]

Maite Oonk

Research coordinator / PhD candidate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building design capabilities within KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Researching the 'design effect' on employee happiness. … [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]

"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]

"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]

Dave Troy

CEO | 410 Labs, Inc.

Baltimore, MD, United States

I am a serial entrepreneur and community activist living in Baltimore, Maryland. I am the CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tool Mailstrom.co. I Have been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with my project “Twittervision,” which was  … [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]

"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]

"Be About It."

Yvonne Adele

Professional Speaker & Consultant

Melbourne, Australia

I began my working career at Microsoft where I travelled around the world in a tech support role. This led to my creation of the Ms Megabyte character in the mid 90's where I'd appear on the Today Show in Australia teaching everyday technology tips and tricks. A best-selling book, radio spot, magazine column and  … [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]

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]

Kaitlyn Sawrey

Senior producer - Science Vs | Gimlet Media

Nambour, Australia

After reporting for and producing youth current affairs program 'Hack' on triple j in Australia, I helped start ABC Radio's podcast unit 'First Run'. From there Science Vs was born. It became so popular Gimlet Media asked us to move to NYC. New season out at the end of July 2016. … [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]

"Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

CieJai Zarb

Partnerships Manager | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I'm a Partnership Manager driven by a passion for business, meaningful connections and results. I am always looking for ways to bring brands to life through the creation of unique and engaging experiences. I’m passionate about creating partnerships that are win-win-win. I have been fortunate enough to work in a range of different sectors including  … [see more]

"Storytelling with Impact"

Mark Lovett

Founder | Fabricating the Truth

San Diego, CA, United States

I spent decades in the corporate world before shifting to strategy consulting, and the world of organizing TEDx events: TEDxSanDiego & TEDxMonumento258, which was truly a game changer. TEDx fueled my passion for storytelling, and I've now embarked on an exploration of how we fabricate our own version of the truth, how we create and  … [see more]

"I live at the intersection of business, marketing & tech"

Marci Weisler

Digital leader, advisor, entrepreneur | MW Advisory + SWSI Media

New York City, United States

Innovation is a personal passion. I believe that technology can improve the way we live and learn, and propel emerging businesses to succeed. This fuels my advisory work with scaling startups and bigger brands. I also see innovation in terms of creative thinking and problem solving--how do you approach from a new angle? How do  … [see more]

"Nurturing the Future"

Howard Morgan

Partner | First Round Capital

New York, United States

I love working with young people and nurturing their ideas. First as a Professor at Cornell, Caltech and Penn, and for the last 34 years as an angel and seed stage venture capitalist. I have helped grow companies such as Idealab, Pandora, Uber, and several hundred others. There are a lot of ways I like  … [see more]

Suzie Shaw

Managing Director | We Are Social

Sydney, Australia

With over 20 years experience in advertising agencies both in Australia and the UK, I am well versed in all things brand and comms. My career highlights include working with great brands like adidas, BBC, McDonald's, Coke and Air New Zealand. I currently run a socially led creative agency in Sydney called We Are Social.  … [see more]

"Be grateful"

jamil GS

Photographer - Director - manager for ALO WALA | Jamil GS Studio/Nectar TV agency

Copenhagen, Denmark

I am an American/Danish Photographer/ Director and Creative consultant. I live and work between New York, Copenhagen and London and I have a weak spot for Jamaica. I have been a recognizable part of the New York art scene since the 1990s, through my work within art, photography, film and infundibulum. My work starts on  … [see more]

"helping others navigate hollywood since 1984"

Kenneth Hertz

Partner | Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP

Los Angeles, United States

I am a Senior Partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP. My partners and I specialize in representing talent and new media companies in the sports and entertainment industries. The firm's clients include Will and Jada Smith, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Idris Elba, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Sir  … [see more]

"Life’s too short not to enjoy"

Hans Zoellner

Academic | The University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am probably best described as a laboratory scientist and academic, although having initially trained as a dentist, I work in a dental faculty and have had a leading role advocating for improved dental services. My research has been mostly in ‘experimental pathology’, investigating cellular mechanisms in inflammation, wound healing and cancer, but I have  … [see more]

"No one is in charge of your happiness except you."

Peter Sedlacik

Art Director | Crea Crea Studio

Bratislava, Slovakia

My partner and I started our own studio Crea Crea studio. We work on different project through various platforms online and offline. We deliver creative solutions in the most efficient and effective way. As we both worked for the advertising agency before, we offer a wide range of services - from social media, photography, illustration  … [see more]

"Great Dreams Deserve to be Pursued."

Mark van Rijmenam

Founder / PdD Candidate / Speaker | Datafloq

Sydney, Australia

I am the Founder of Datafloq. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, creating the Big Data ecosystem by connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. I am an entrepreneur, a public speaker and a Big Data strategist. I am author of the book Think Bigger - Developing a Successful Big Data  … [see more]

"Communicate Your Best"

Nancy Duarte

CEO | Duarte, Inc.

Mountain View, United States

I'm the epitome of the American Dream. Arriving in the Silicon Valley with lots of moxie and no degree, I now run one of the largest creative firms in the valley and my team help influential people convey information through stories, help them deliver it and how to visualize it. … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [see more]

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