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  • July 25, 2019 9:21 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Rebecca Thompson - Change Agent #0087 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Rebecca Thompson was ever on the move. Laos, Pakistan, Thailand, Switzerland, England, Israel, Philippines were some of her homes. The rich, varied experiences and adventures of crisscrossing the globe instilled in her a deep respect for all cultures, religions and people in all walks of life and circumstances.

    Rebecca dropped out of college and was a food server for 20 years. After sobering up and getting into recovery, she put herself through school. She had careers as a Senior Network Support Engineer, Supervisor, Systems Engineer and Business Administrator. She left a high-stress, fast-track career and became an end-of-life caretaker to her parents, undergoing a life-changing, humbling and soulful shift. Now, she strives to live in full potential, expression and creativity. She has a business designing symbolic gemstones, is an author in 4 anthologies, a community/tribe builder, hospital Reiki volunteer, Trauma/Addiction/Energy speaker/presenter, a Reconnective Healing Practitioner and she teaches somatic release TRE: Tension, Stress, Trauma Release Exercise.

    Rebecca's two-fold message is a game changer:

    1) Do somatic/body release work - it is the missing link in our deep self-healing transformation work.

    2) Access Healing Energy - it accelerates and integrates our transformation. It knows no bounds.

    1) Somatic release. Our overloaded, overlooked bodies need to restore. We live with constant tension, chronic stress and unresolved trauma. We are so disembodied because our body keeps score! We are diminished when sick, in pain or overwhelmed. For true healing, we must release multi-layered blockages. Dense, heavy, stuck energy can be discharged physically and emotionally thus RAISING our “home” frequency, inviting a state closer to balance. In doing TRE, a necessary, impactful, primitive and natural therapy, we restore and EMBODY. We ground. We heal.

    2) Energy healing is ancient, vast....free. Anyone can access their body's magnetic Energy field. We are so much more powerful and resonant than we realize. Our human form is just but a tiny quantum of our multidimensional magnificence. We can forge past our small mind sets, limited and outdated physical body concepts and harness life-changing Healing Energy. Science and medicine acknowledges Energy Healing experiments showcase full spectrums of light, information, technology. There is wondrous potential in who we are, what we are...we are energetic beings! Do healing work. Explore. Play. Discover and be awed.

    www.FloodOfLight.com

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

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  • July 25, 2019 9:20 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Derek Burns - Change Agent #0086 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Derek Burns is a Navy Veteran who has been training for himself for 14 years. Ten years ago he started his own company “After Burns” and has been transforming the lives of many ever since. Living life through the mantra “Solid. Soulful. Substance. Strength”, he centers not only his life around God but the lives of his clients. Helping them to not only look better on the outside but feel better on the inside.

    His programs help his clients get down to the basics and learn every aspect there is to transforming to a healthier life. Balancing weight training, Cardio and Nutrition, Derek not only gets results buts helps his clients stay committed to their journey. Every client knows what they want, but Derek finds out what they need by the process of assessments, structurally and nutritionally. He helps his clients to understand is just as mental as it is physical. He equips his instructors with the ability to combine exercises and rest periods to optimally impact the type of muscle tone you want to achieve. Derek is a product of hard work and determination. Born in the city of New Orleans, he had a wonderful family and support, but choose to foray into the streets. He choose to be in the wrong crowd and made decisions that took his life on a wrong turn. Through the guidance of his parents, he made a life changing decision to enlist in the United States Navy. The military helped him to become the man his is today. His saving grace were the prayers of his parents. Through his endeavors is committed to helping underserved youth and empowering them with the mental, spiritual and physical tools they need to be successful.

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

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  • July 25, 2019 9:18 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Tambra Raye Stevenson - Change Agent #0085 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Featured by Food Tank, Tambra Raye Stevenson, the founder of NativSol Kitchen, is leading a new initiative called WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture to empower women & girls to lead and create healthy communities in Africa and the Diaspora. Based on the numbers she believes we need more women and girls as key drivers in our food system by valuing their voices and supporting a pipeline and platform of new leaders from farm to fork. Now she is inspiring a new generation of youth as the author of the "Where's WANDA?" children's book series which was featured on Voice of America.

    In 2014 the fourth generation Oklahoman was featured as a "Nutrition Hero" by Food & Nutrition Magazine while at the same time in as National Geographic Traveler of the Year for her passion of finding her Fulani roots in Niger and Nigeria to promote the health of African heritage foods because Western foods have failed us.

    Prior to that Tambra spent 10 years of creating and coordinating local and national initiatives to improve health and economic opportunities in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce and D.C. Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives and at the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health.

    Her work has been highlighted by the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington Post and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. She has been featured on WPFW-FM radio, Cuisine Noir Magazine, WHUR-FM radio, BellaNaija.com, NBC4, BlackEnteprise.com, Radiant Health Magazine, Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News, BET.com, and TheRoot.com. She has written for She Leads Africa and quoted in Washington Gardener Magazine and Food and Nutrition Magazine. Appointed by D.C. Mayor Bowser, she serves on the first ever DC Food Policy Council to address a healthy and equitable local food economy. Also I serve as the Health Chair for the NAACP DC Branch.

    She has spoken at the Uppsala Health Summit in Sweden, FHI 360 in South Africa, University of Cape Coast Medical School in Ghana, American University of Nigeria, Kano Teaching Hospital, Robert E. Lee Memorial, African Studies Association, Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Conference, African Heritage Studies Association, Young African Leaders Summit in Ethiopia, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, W,K, Kellogg Foundation, American Public Health Association, and National Association of Black Journalists to name a few.

    http://www.tambraraye.com/

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

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  • July 25, 2019 9:11 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Darnley Hodge - Change Agent #0084 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Darnley R. Hodge Jr., is an award winning photojournalist and video editor with more than twenty years of broadcast and production experience. He holds an M.A. in Producing for Film and Video from American University, and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. His production work has been featured on every national broadcast television network and many national cable stations.

    Darnley has served as director of photography, director, or producer on hundreds of projects including news gathering, documentary films, reality television, commercials, music videos, travel shows, and corporate video projects. He is an expert AVID, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro editor, has Capitol Hill press credentials, and works as a photographer and editor for NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, and COX national networks. He has also worked at network affiliates in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles as well as behind the scenes on international productions in Egypt, Cote D'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, El Salvador, The United Kingdom, Anguilla, and St. Martin.

    Darnley has been a repeat guest lecturer for media production programs at George Washington University, Howard University, The University of Maryland, American University, and Prince George's Community College. He is highly conversant in Spanish and speaks a little Portuguese too. He currently resides in Oxon Hill, Maryland with his wife and two children.

    http://imaginationmediallc.com/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:09 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Stephanie Hepburn - Change Agent #0083 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Stephanie Hepburn is an independent journalist whose work has been published in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Americas Quarterly, USA Today U-Wire, the Times-Picayune, and the journal Gender Issues. She has written three books: Women’s Roles and Statuses the World Over, Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight, and Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking.

    In October 2014, she founded the Sustainable Fashion clothing retailer, Good Cloth (ShopGoodCloth.com). The purpose-driven Certified B Corp specializes in ethical fashion—clothing, accessories, and home goods—made with consideration for workers, the planet, and consumers. The shop curates products that are made with ethically-sourced materials and have a transparent supply chain. Style, workers’ rights, and the environment are the heart of Good Cloth. The company includes product journeys for each item so that consumers can read how products are made, from beginning to end. How clothing is made shouldn't be a mystery.

    http://stephanie-hepburn.com/

    https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Hepb...

    Photo credit: Melissa Demple

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:07 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Sarai Johnson - Change Agent #0082 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Business Alchemist & Audacious Trainer

    For nearly 20 years, Sarai Johnson has managed and expanded small businesses and nonprofits to help them transform and perform to meet their strategic goals. Sarai transmutes strategy into action and ideas into implementation. She is a celebrated trainer, facilitator, and strategic consultant, coach, and project manager.

    Sarai's magic is in the space where bold truth meets embodiment, and she helps audacious leaders show up as their full, unlimited selves so they can connect with and inspire their audiences to jump to their feet for the right “YES!”

    https://www.ispeakwithconfidence.com/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:05 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Dr. Elizabeth Wachira - Change Agent #0081 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Dr. Elizabeth Wachira is a young leader, mentor and world changer with a focus on informing and promoting social justice efforts. Dr. Wachira is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce and director of the Public Health program in the Health & Human Performance department. Dr. Wachira earned her PhD from Texas Woman’s University, an MPH from University of North Texas –Health Science Center and is a certified Health Education Specialist and Registered Nurse. Dr. Wachira’s research and work interests lie in working to achieve health equity by calling attention to the pathways of oppression and social injustices that marginalized populations face. Her research and focus to date has focused on working to understand and expand knowledge on health vulnerabilities as determinants of health among marginalized individuals.

    Dr. Wachira has a passion for empowering and mobilizing communities, especially youth to reach their greatest potential and does this in and outside the classroom setting. She is the co-Founder of the Youth Engagement Society whose vision is to engage, inspire and empower our youth to live a life of fulfilled aspirations. This passion extends to working as a grassroot community mobilizer using her expertise to promote health in her Kenyan community through events such as AFYA Day Dallas Initiative focused on connecting community and promoting wellness. Dr. Wachira strives to be a world changer by working to first impact her village and in doing so, she believes the ripple effect from informed and empowered individuals will extend this reach to the entire globe.

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth...

    AFYA Day Page - https://www.facebook.com/AFYADay/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:02 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Melody Page-Ferry - Change Agent #0080 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    2 years ago Melody left corporate America to pursue her dreams of educating and inspiring people to achieve their goals, founding Intentional Marketing, Inc.

    By utilizing over 13 years as a classroom teacher and 14 years in sales & marketing she has been able to work with over 100 small businesses to establish a marketing system that enables them to grow their referral-based business.

    Melody simultaneously founded NET 2.0, a successful networking group dedicated to educating people how to build their network and create a solid foundation for business.

    “We rise by lifting others.”

    In her down time Melody enjoys every minute she can spend with her wonderful husband and (almost) 4 year old amazing son.

    www.intentionalmarketinginc.com

    https://kingsransomfoundation.org/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 8:59 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Ann Dinwiddie Madden - Change Agent #0079 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Ann Dinwiddie Madden is an American photographer born and raised in New Orleans, LA and now living in Bay Saint Louis, MS. She studied and worked in Paris, Washington, DC and New York City. Her move to Bay ST. Louis, MS afforded her lessons under renowned photographer Sandra Russell Clark as well as mixed media, drawing and encaustic classes from artist Kat Fitzpatrick, who remains a mentor.

    She participated in photography workshops and one on one mentoring sessions with PhotoNOLA winner, Deb Schwedhelm. During a workshop in Bay St. Louis, Ann learned an archival image transfer process from Florida photographer, Kim Turner Smith. Soon after, Pass Christian mixed media artist, Michelle Allee approached her to create a habitat for sculptures she had created with nutria skulls collected on the beach after a hurricane. For this, Ann turned to the recently learned image transfer technique to make pieces and breathe life into an imaginary world built out of decay. This collaboration, called Beauty of the Beast, was shown at the Ohr-O’keefe Museum of Art in 2016 and solidified her desire to work in image transfer.

    Her photographs and mixed media work have also been shown at Studio Waveland in Waveland, MS, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, The Gail Keenan Center at Coast Episcopal School in Long Beach, MS, The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS The Samuel Marshall Gore Gallery at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, The Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, AL and at SlowExposures in Pike County, GA where she was awarded Third Place for her piece “First Position.”

    Ann represents herself at Smith & Lens in Bay St. Louis, MS, a gallery she owns with silversmith, Sandy Maggio.

    Ann is the VP on some local boards including :

    The Arts, Hancock County whose mission is to promote art in our area : https://hancockarts.org

    and

    The Bay Ratz Marching Battery, a community, volunteer run, all ages drumline:

    https://www.bayratzmarchingbattery.com https://www.facebook.com/bayratz/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 8:57 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Amelia Roberts - Change Agent #0078 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.


    Amelia Roberts is a visibility expert and self-advocacy practitioner What does that mean? Amelia makes people visible by helping professionals win dream opportunities by developing and leveraging strategic partnerships and collaboration opportunities.

    By following a proven framework, her clients have found themselves winning more often in life and business.

    Her results secured for others have specifically looked like is this: new speaking engagements, business collaborations and discovering hidden profits in both personal and professional areas of life.

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ameliarob...

    Link that matters the most

    https://solutionsbyamelia.com/testimo...

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!