If you are ready to use your skills, ideas and passion to create healthier, safer and more just communities, book a free discovery call with me to find out how I can help you make that happen.
You know you want to play your part in solving the problems
that your community, your country, and the world, are dealing with.
Things like lives wrecked by drug use, human rights abuses
and children who’ve seen, and been subjected, to things
that no child ever should.
And you know that you’re at your happiest and most productive when you’re: making something better, creating something, teaching someone or learning something new.
You feel good when you’re doing what matters to you most.
So you’ve decided that you’re going to jump in with both feet and help address the issues that have a special place in your heart.
Because you’re an enterprising type,
If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re a doer, not just a talker.
So you’re 100% clear about what you’re going to do, who you're going to help and when and how you’re going to do it.
To cheer you on, make sure you stay on track and keep reminding you that YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THIS!
Who has decades of expertise in working in social issues, and starting and managing projects. Someone who’s been there, done that and has a wardrobe full of the t-shirts.
So you don’t have to spend tons of time rooting around for the information and the connections you need.
that will help you to get your great big idea for making things better out into the world, so you can start changing lives (including your own).
As well as helping you to make the most of your talents, The Changemaker Mentorship will help you kick self-doubt, overwhelm and confusion to the curb, and replace them with a clear, doable action plan.
Have designed, started and maybe finished a project based on your idea. It’ll either be a short-term, standalone project, or the foundation for a long-term organization, social enterprise, foundation, consulting firm or a combination of all of those things. What your project looks like will depend on what your long-term goals are.
(Why a project? To cut down on the "overwhelm" that we feel when standing on the precipice of a new idea. I will help you break down the implementation of your idea into manageable "project" chunks so you don't become immobilized by the big picture.)
As you’re putting your project together you’ll:
You’ll kick off by checking how well you REALLY understand your issue, and examine your idea for a solution from all angles.
You’ll also figure out how you see your idea working in the future, and break it down into a series of smaller, less daunting and more manageable goals.
You’ll start to put all the pieces together that will take your idea out of the ‘But what if?’ zone.
What You’ll Learn
It’s time to produce the plan that’s going to make your project a living, breathing thing, and will be your roadmap for the next 12 months. But don’t worry, you can always change it along the way (and you probably will). I’ll give you my easy to follow template which will make the process as easy as possible.
This is when you’ll put your plan into action. You'll get lots of support that will keep you moving forward and help you get unstuck if you are having trouble.
We'll also cover topics that will give you the information you need, without you having to spend days looking for it.
You’ll share your progress on the milestones you set yourself with the group, and have a chance to ask your fellow changemakers for input, support, feedback and ideas.
You’ll all take turns being in the ‘spotlight’. This means you’ll have time where everyone focuses on what you’re working on so you can get the help you need.
Time to lift a glass of your tipple of choice!
You’ll celebrate the progress you’ve made and look towards the future. You’ll:
We’ll have a no-holds-barred discussion with a range of strong voices from, and experts in, social, economic and environmental issues, as well as legal, financial and program development experts.
You’ll have the chance to ask them questions about the their journeys and what they’ve learnt along the way. You’ll also be able to get advice on the challenges that you’ve come up against while working on your project.
You’re a resourceful and intelligent person. So you could do this on your own. But most people won't. And this way involves so much less blood, sweat and ugly crying!
You’ll have the benefit of all my knowledge, skills experience in this field. It’ll take less of your precious time AND you’ll have a ready-made support network who’ll get excited about your wins, and pick you up and spur you on whenever you get that “but I just can’t do it!” feeling.
Aiming high’s great, and I wouldn’t expect anything less of you. But I’ll help you set goals that mean what you choose to do is realistic, and not just idealistic.
Having these clear goals will mean you’ll keep your eyes on the prize, and able to see how you’re progressing.
It’s not always easy to keep yourself motivated. That’s why we’ll have regular check-ins so we can chat about how you’re getting on with your project tasks.
We’ll take the time to get out the noisemakers when things are working well, and put our heads together to deal with any problems, worries or mindset issues.
Having a structure to follow means you don’t have to work out how to put your idea into practice all on your own. The process will all be set out for you step-by-detailed-step. You just need to follow it. But of course you can adjust the structure to fit your work and personality style.
You don’t want to have to clamour for attention, and you sure as hell don’t want generic information or stock responses that aren’t any use to YOU.
Which is why I’ve made sure that, throughout the program, there’s plenty of time pencilled in for you to get personalized feedback.
I know the problem I want to solve but I’m not sure how?
The Changemaker Mentorship’s definitely the program for you if you’re clear about your problem-solving idea.
Let's talk if you have a heap of ideas and need help sorting through them.
Or, if you aren’t sure if your idea’s ready to be put into action, let’s talk.
I’m working with a couple of friends on an idea. Can we work together on this?
Yes, you can! I’m always up for working with small groups who are working on the same idea. Let's talk so I can find out more about where you’ve got to so far, and we can have chat about how this could work.
I don’t like working in groups. Can you do this program one-to-one?
No problem! If groups aren’t your thing, or you need a more flexible program, we can work together one-on-one. Book a free discovery call with me so we can discuss what you’re looking for.
Do I have to quit my job to make my idea happen?
It depends on your idea but, generally, no you don’t. I’ll help you put together a project that’s worthwhile and inspiring and makes the most of the time, money and energy you’re able to devote to it.
What if I find out my idea won’t work?
Don’t worry yet whether your idea’s feasible. Usually, your first go at an idea isn’t the one that sticks. I’ll help you reshape your idea, so it has the chance to have a lasting impact. Or we can work on developing something different.
I have a disability that might have an impact on how I take part in this program. Is there a way to adjust the program?
Absolutely! Let's talk or email me at email@example.com if that's easier to figure out how we can make this program work for you.
I don’t want to do a project, but I’d like to support someone who has a good idea
That’s fantastic! Thank you! If you’re interested in sponsoring a Changemaker, let's talk.
And I’m always on the lookout for like-minded people to work with. So, if you have know-how you’d like to share that you think might benefit the program, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s it like to work with you?
Perspective-altering, enlightening and fun! I’ll challenge you to think about your issue in new ways. I’ll also support and guide you, so that you keep moving forward towards your goal.
I’m no BS merchant, so there's no filler in this program. Just carefully crafted exercises activities and action steps that, as long as you put the work in, will help you develop a project that genuinely helps to make things better.
I’ve got questions that you haven’t answered here, how can I get in touch with you?
Contact me and we'll arrange a time to chat. I’d love to hear from you!