Gifts That Give 2016 – Guide for Conscious Giving

I don’t know about you, but the holiday season came fast this year!  All of a sudden, there was snow on the ground, the neighbourhoods filled with Christmas lights, and my shopping list for gifts was left entirely unfulfilled. Last year I compiled the first Gifts That Give collection of holiday gift ideas that give back…

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The Sedge’s new 3-year look: LIMITLESS

“It’s easy to keep track of what art is by what it’s not. It’s not following a manual, reading a dummies book, looking for a map. It tends to be people who work with a compass instead. Who have an understanding of true north and are willing to solve a problem in an interesting way.”…

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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Collaborating

If you caught my last couple videos you’ll know that I am a big fan of collaboration. You will have heard me talk about the benefits and pluses of working in partnership with others to achieve your impact goals. In this video I want to talk about… the dark side.   When things go wrong.…

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Why Your Assumptions About Collaboration Are Wrong

This is a topic almost every social entrepreneur views as being extremely important.  BUT, it’s also a topic many people struggle with.  What is it? COLLABORATION! As you most likely know from first hand experience, collaboration is often much easier said than done.  You might even know this from first hand experience! I believe that social…

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My Inception Story – the windy path of how this all came to be

“Did you spend the afternoon talking about your periods?” The man to whom I report in my commercial banking role chuckles to himself at his witty remark as I stiffen up and try to gauge how red my face is getting. Inside, my thoughts race but I keep my expression cool (I think). Still taking…

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Social Enterprise Trends in 2016

As I reflect on how the social enterprise ecosystem has grown and shifted over the past year, I found myself looking forward to consider how it might continue to evolve. Below are my best ‘hunches’, and hopes, for how the landscape will take shape in 2016… Entering the Mainstream Having had an ear to the social…

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Gifts that Give – Social Enterprise Guide for the Holidays

Every year around mid-November when I notice after dark is sprinkled with twinkling Christmas lights, and the timeless carols hit the radios everywhere, I start to dread the pursuit of checking off my holiday present list. No matter how hard I try, I can never manage to quite land on a gift idea that lives…

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Social Innovator’s Sweet Spot

These slides explore three essential pillars for effective strategy and decision making as a social entrepreneur. Use this framework to practice taking Mindset, Community and Tools into account as you lead your social enterprise – so you can lead from a place of alignment where you are inspired, focused, and effective. (These are slides from a live webinar…

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Turn Around Couriers

Founded in October 2002, TurnAround Couriers (TAC) is a for-profit, same-day courier business.  What makes it unique is that it is focused on providing steady jobs and support for continuing education for at-risk youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since inception, TAC has employed over 170 young people in all roles throughout the company.  They have partnered with…

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Uncover Your North Star Vision for Change

What is a North Star Vision for Change (or personal manifesto) and why do you need one as a social entrepreneur? After working with social entrepreneurs from around the world, I’ve noticed those who are really making waves all share one thing in common. And that is, a clear vision for the change they wish to…

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