Powerful questions and the magic of reflecting – or, what happens when 20 changemakers head into the unknown

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By Emily Johnston, co-founder of Unity Effect. We sat on the bus, rolling out of Barcelona, headed to… well, actually we didn’t know where. This is the mysterious appeal of a ChangemakerXchange summit, an off-shoot of Ashoka, the biggest network for social entrepreneurs worldwide. Asking yourself what happens at a ChangemakerXchange summit? Well, we were […]

Sustainable business: why the sustainability of your project starts with you

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By Emily Johnston, co-founder and co-CEO from Unity EffectThese days, many of us consider ‘start-up founder’ or ‘social entrepreneur’ to be a pretty sweet job title. One that we tend to glorify in association with some kind of working-all-hours-from-home-caffeine-fuelled-sacrifice-my-social-life-for-my-world-changing-ideal lifestyle and a golden ticket into a high adrenaline world of pitches, investors, hackathons and out […]

Listening to a moment can help the person speak change

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By Franziska Kohn*Note: This text was written in the context of her participation at the Beyond Storytelling Conference 2018, and it was originally published on the Beyond Storytelling Harvest 2018 Blog. Here, Franzi remind us about something very essential: “the dynamic between re-membering, telling and listening and how this can lead to change. In small […]