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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.

   

"People worth talking to."

Gideon Warhaft

Co-founder | Sage.fm

Sydney, Australia

I am a technology entrepreneur with an arts and community building background. I am the co-founder of Sage.fm, an online video consultation platform that makes it easy for 'sages' - people with knowledge - to connect with 'seekers' willing to pay to speak with them. Sage.fm’s mission is to give greater value to people’s hard-won  … [see more]

"Be present and help great people be even better"

Murray Strong

Independent Chairman & Director

Christchurch, New Zealand

I'm a specialist generalist. With experience in aviation, education, tourism, banking, central and local government and a host of others, I've been lucky to work with a lot of great people. That's extended to public speaking and working with speakers in TEDx Queenstown and Christchurch as their speaker coach - fun and really rewarding to  … [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]

"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]

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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"Make the world's health better"

Mike Bainbridge

Doctor | ASE Health

Sydney, Australia

I'm a career informatician. Since 1982, I have devoted my career to the inclusion of better information into health at the point of care. I've written software, designed hardware and contributed to two national and one international standardisation programmes to deliver change at population scale. I've had some fun and a number of heart-aches along  … [see more]

"Make TV that matters"

Richard Finlayson

Director of Television | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney, Australia

Having done most jobs in media - from writing for newspapers to selling ads, and from producing TV to running technology teams - I may just have found the best job in the world. It's not easy by any stretch but when we get it right, our TV shows can actually make Australia a better  … [see more]

"Your Advocacy, Policy and Linguistic Experts"

Danielle Turkov

Founder/Consultant | Active International Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

I believe that creativity, empathy and a debating culture can move us as people forward and encourage a 'democracy' that fulfills society's needs. I founded a consultancy in the hub of the European Union providing expertise in political global advocacy. I work on a variety of cultural integration, regional cooperation and fundamental rights projects. My  … [see more]

"fearless sticky performance"

Candy Bowers

Writer/ Actor/ Comic | Black Honey Company

Sydney, Australia

Born of South African parents, I write and perform original comedy, live performance, hip hop/ spoken word and political theatre. The stage the page and the screen are vital in creating a socially inclusive and dynamic culture. I'm interested in paving a path for those on the edges and for women of colour. I like  … [see more]

Michael Biercuk

Professor | The Quantum Control Lab

Sydney, Australia

Quantum physicist and engineer working to bring about the next technological revolution...Quantum Tech is on its way. I am an experimental physicist and Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory, where my group is focused on both fundamental atomic physics and the development of new technologies based on applied quantum mechanics. In addition to my role  … [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 build businesses."

Martin Ambrens

Managing Director | Manam Search

Melbourne, Australia

I own Manam Search, which has operated in the Executive Search and Selection marketplace for more than 25 years. We partner owners or managers to find and recruit the strategic personnel who will drive capability and growth in their businesses: people who will build the business. The battle for talent is a win-loose game: we  … [see more]

"#WeJustHaveOnePlanetEarth / Time to care about..."

Nicolas Bramke

Caretaker | Your Little Planet

Berlin, Germany

I studied International Forest Ecosystem Management and realized that there is a huge need on addressing the information about global problems in the right way to the people. Mankind is actually the opposite of sustainable and especially citizens of industry country’s needs to change their behavior asap and to understand the impact of their lifestyle  … [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]

"Whatever it takes - finish things."

Caitlin T Crowley

Course Manager | College of Event Management

Melbourne, Australia

Educator/Idea Maker/Writer/Reader/Creative Problem Solver I design educational experiences and foster a learning culture that inspires people to do their best work. I love ideas, questions, boundaries that stretch like elastic and the hum that comes from collaboration. What really blows my hair back is bringing talented thinkers into the learning space. Let's bump brains. … [see more]

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