I'm a social change strategist & co-creative. My mission is to champion good people to achieve great things for all people and the planet. Australia is base camp but I'm a location independent professional. For the past 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work on social & environmental justice issues in academia, public, private and social sector around the world.
My core expertise are:
1. Strategy, public policy, and service and program design
2. Social innovation and social impact: design thinking, social impact measurement,
3. Human rights, wellbeing economics, eco-social entreprenuership
I am currently finishing a book on social change titled: Beyond Zebra and Ziggurat. Field notes on social change. It's a book about reclaiming our power and changing our stories so we can co-create our common future now. The book challenges a number of current myths and dogma about social change and introduces new ways of understanding how change happens and reframing problems. This book will be released around November 2015.
I studied at Oxford University, Stanford University and the Australian National University, where I gained a PhD in International Relations and Political Science.
Favourite quote: It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the [wo]man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who if [s]he fails, at least [s]he fails while daring greatly, so that his/her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt
My Vision for the Future
A global network of local wellbeing economies
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
My Region Interests
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America