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  • April 29, 2019 9:05 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Moe Carrick - Change Agent #0056 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Moe holds a Master’s Degree in OD, is a Certified Daring Way™/Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, a Coach, and administrator of a variety of tools in her trade. She is also a Senior Consultant with White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP,) the market leaders in including white men in the critical conversations required to sustain truly inclusive cultures.

    Moe is passionate about the role work plays in creating meaning for our lives and in the role business can play as a force for good. She is a regular blogger on topics related to people at work and is a contributor to Conscious Company Magazine. Maven House Press released her first book, bestseller FIT MATTERS: How to Love Your Job, with co-author Cammie Dunaway in 2017. Her second book, Bravespace: Creating Workplaces Fit for Human Life, releases in June 2019. Moe protects time for love, running, apple butter, fiction, and a good sleep. https://www.moecarrick.com

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  • April 29, 2019 9:01 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Lisa Kirchenbauer - Change Agent #0055 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    As part of her coaching and client work, Lisa became a Kolbe Certified Consultant™, and uses that assessment to guide her in client communications, team building & business strategy, as well as bringing this expertise to other financial planning firms & businesses. Omega has adopted the Entrepreneur Operating System® & Engagement Multiplier® in their firm to being higher accountability and success to the business. Lisa was named the 2014 Financial Planner of the Year by the Financial Planning Association- National Capital Area Chapter.

    She was named to the 2014/2016/2018 “Washingtonian” magazine’s Top Wealth Advisors List and also made the 2015/2017/2018 “Northern Virginia” magazine’s Top Financial Professionals list. Most recently, Lisa was named a 2018 Investment News Woman to Watch. Lisa is a member of the FPA National Capital Area chapter as well as a member of National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). In 2014, she debuted her “5 Essential Skills of an Exceptional Planner” presentation at FPA BE (FPA’s national conference), and has travelled to Mumbai, India, the Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom and several FPA & NAPFA chapters in the United States to give this presentation.

    Her book, “The 5 Essential Skills of an Exceptional Advisor” is available on Amazon. Lisa graduated from Stanford University with honors in International Relations and is an actively involved musician, parent, skier and hiker. Lisa resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and three sons and plays classical percussion in her husband’s community concert band.

    https://omegawealthmanagement.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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  • April 29, 2019 8:59 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Kristina Liu - Change Agent #0054 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Her passion in people motivated her to do a Doctor of Psychology degree three and half years ago and to take on coaching training a year and half ago. Today she is a Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Kristina also hosts transformation programs and retreats that uses a holistic way of transforming lives. During the retreats, she combines personal development workshops with plant and animal medicine, yoga, meditation, jungle tours, and healthy eating. After the retreat, she helps participants to deepen the learning through ongoing group coaching and individual coaching.

    Kristina holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Accounting from University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore, and is finishing her dissertation in Doctor of Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in California. You can find out more about Kristina on:

    Website: www.kristinaliu.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/coachkliu

    Instagram: @CoachKLiu, @KristinaLiu719

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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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  • April 29, 2019 8:55 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Kevin Wayne Johnson - Change Agent #0053 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Johnson is the Founder, Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The Johnson Leadership Group, LLC, and an Independent certified coach, mentor, trainer and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team, where he leads learning experiences that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience to help maximize efficiency, growth, awareness and effectiveness. An avid reader, television and radio host, and prolific author, Johnson is the principal and contributing author of 13 books on the topics of FAITH, FINANCE, GLOBAL BOOK MARKETING, WRITING and BLENDED FAMILIES. His best-selling book series, “Give God the Glory!” earned 19 literary awards, since 2001, and selected books in the series have been translated into eight languages.

    A native of Richmond, Virginia, Johnson earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management- Economics-Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed coursework towards an M.B.A. at Marymount University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is an ordained Church of God Ministries, Inc. minister and has actively served at the local, regional, national and international levels in numerous positions. Johnson lives in Clarksville, Maryland with his wife of 26 years, Gail, and together, have raised three sons - Kevin, Christopher, and Cameron.

    www.thejohnsonleadershipgroup.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwaynejohnson

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    Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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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  • April 29, 2019 8:33 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Mike Vacanti - Change Agent #0052 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!” His mission is to help people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels individually, as a brilliant team and for the betterment of their company and community.

    Following many years in advertising and marketing, He launched early stage start-ups & led M&A initiatives for publicly traded tech companies. Five-times he was thrust into the chaos of transformation and helped people navigate the doubt and fear of significant change. His teams exceeded expectations, consistently beat the challenge, learned a lot and had some fun. These experiences sparked his passion for consulting to: MOVE LEADERS and TEAMS BEYOND PERCEIVED LIMITATIONS EMPOWER PEOPLE and TEAMS to GROW and ENGAGE with PURPOSE DRIVE RESULTS & WIN IN BUSINESS & LIFE

    https://humansfirst.club/

    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.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!

  • April 29, 2019 8:30 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Julie Jakopic - Change Agent #0051 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Julie receives rave reviews from clients, for her combination of seasoned pragmatism and innovative motivational tools. They credit her ability to not only build and grow their own leadership skills, but also her uncanny capacity to help executives develop the talent of their teams. Her commitment to inspiring change has roots in her commitment to increasing opportunities for people. She has led numerous non-profit organizations.

    Most recently she led Virginia’s List, a political action committee dedicated to electing progressive democratic women to state office in Virginia, to nearly double the number of women in the Democratic Caucus. Julie specializes in working with multi-talented creative problem-solvers. And her own background reflects a multitude of creative interests. A former nationally ranked synchronized swimmer with a passion for chocolate, Julie is a juried photographer. She holds an MA in Sociology and a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland.

    Website - www.iLeadStrategiesw.com

    LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/juliejakopic/

    Virginia's List - www.VirginiasList.com

    Hopkins House - www.HopkinsHouse.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.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!

  • April 29, 2019 8:25 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Carol Sanford - Change Agent #0050 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Carol’s work is deeply rooted in the belief that people can grow and develop beyond what their leaders or anyone sees possible: to be increasingly entrepreneurial, innovative, and responsible in their business and personal actions. She approaches her work as an ecosystem with stakeholders to the business in order to create the organizational conditions and human capability for people to innovate and contribute. Through a Socratic and contrarian approach, backed by research and stories, Carol challenges leaders to rethink everything they currently know about leadership, management, and work design. In the end, she guides people to find their individual and collective “promise beyond able-ness,” embedding enormous possibilities into an organization.

    Carol is the author of The Responsible Entrepreneur; Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders, and Impact Investors, The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success, and most recently, The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes. Her books are required reading at leading business schools including Harvard, Stanford, Haas Berkeley and MIT. Carol also partners with producing Executive Education through Babson College, Kaospilot in Denmark and University of Washington, Bothell, The Lewis Institute at Babson.

    Among her many recognitions, Carol was recently named Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College, was honored with Thought Leader Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, and received the Athena Award for Excellence in Business, Mentorship and Community Service. Carol is often called a visionary who offers revolutionary new ideas. But most importantly, Carol offers a pathway to extraordinary results for businesses, and their stakeholders.

    https://carolsanford.com

    https://carolsanfordinstitute.com/

    The Regenerative Human Book Project: https://carolsanford.com/the-regenera...

    The Regenerative Business: https://carolsanford.com/bulk-book-club/

    No More Feedback: https://carolsanford.com/no-more-feed...https://Seed-communities.com/change-a...

    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.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!

  • April 29, 2019 8:22 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Kevin Monroe - Change Agent #0049 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    For most of his life, his default response when anything extraordinary came knocking at the door was, "Who am I?" and he automatically disqualified himself from the remarkable life he longed to live. Then, through a series of serendipitous events, he had an epiphany and realized he could change the question he asked as a default response. By improving the questions asked, he could create a better and brighter future and the ordinary that had defined his life could become extraordinary. Instead of responding with"Who am I?" when an opportunity came knocking, he began responding with "Why NOT ME?" That simple shift has resulted in a seismic impact.

    The WHY NOT ME? Kevin Monroe consults and coaches CEOs and leaders of purpose-powered, people-focused, and values-based who are on the journey to creating HumansFirst workplaces and cultures where people flourish, and profits soar.

    He creates unique environments where people gather for extraordinary encounters and experiences. In these environments, Kevin facilitates catalytic conversations that engage leaders, their peers, or their teams in finding fresh solutions to lingering problems and creative insights to high-stake stalemates that have drained them of energy, resources, and results. While Kevin has held plenty of illustrious titles in his career, his current favorites are husband, father, Papa, friend, and host. Kevin invites you to contact him at kevin@kevindmonroe.com, listen to the Higher Purpose Podcast (HigherPurposePodcast.com or on your favorite podcast player), engage on Twitter @kevin_monroe or LinkedIn (Kevin Monroe).

    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.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!

  • April 29, 2019 8:18 AM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Oleg Lougheed - Change Agent #0048 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    For the past 2 years, Oleg has been building an organization, Overcoming Odds, in order to help others overcome their own odds, and show people how to tackle fears of judgment and rejection. Much of this transformational work has been done via in-person seminars, hosted at different regions of the country. If you would like to learn more about the organization, as well as Oleg's personal background, please visit: www.overcomingodds.today

    If this message speaks to your audience, book Oleg (www.overcomingodds.today) for any of the following 30 - 90 minute transformational KEYNOTES/WORKSHOPS focused on increasing self-confidence, working through different forms of adversity, and creating the type of story you want to live, and not the one others want you to live: "The Art of the Start" "Never Say, 'Can't'" "Everyone has a Story. Live Yours."

    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.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!

  • April 28, 2019 9:42 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Ellen and Michael Erickson - Change Agent #0047 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    We’re Mike and Ellen Erickson – we hail from Washington, D.C. and we seek to make an impact in the world, but first we aim to improve own world view before helping those around us.

    For the past 9 years, we worked hard on building a career in international development and social impact, most notably at Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where we worked with foreign aid organizations like the World Bank, United Nations (UN), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and State Department.

    However, after getting married in June 2018, we decided that we wanted to take some time off to explore the world around us. So, after saving enough money and making plans for our next chapter, we bid adieu to our jobs, friends, and family and bought one-way tickets to Southeast Asia. Through our travels, we seek to build a better understanding and cultural awareness of the world around us in order to enrich our perspectives that we bring to our work and everyday life. At the end of our year of travel, we plan to land development jobs in the field so that we can be closer to the individuals we serve and continue to make a social impact, but in a more meaningful and direct way.

    In the meantime, we founded and launched our own travel blog called Brown Flip Flops (www.brownflipflops.com) to capture our travel experiences and share our insights on development issues and trends as we travel around South Asia and Africa. Check us out on Brown Flip Flops (www.brownflipflops.com) to follow our journey and see what our future in international development holds!

    Here is a link to a cause that is important to us: Women’s Global Empowerment Fund: https://wgefund.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.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    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!