If you are like most University students or recent graduates, you are probably concerned about the future of the economy, and what type of skills will be most in demand 5, 10, 15 years from now. You might be wondering what career choices will be the most profitable, as well as which will lead you to doing work you actually enjoy.
But if instead, your top priority is figuring out how you can have the greatest positive Impact on society during your career, you probably have more questions than answers.
While the world is full of buzzwords like “new normal” and “new ways of working”, for the most part career advice is still focused on personal income, and then happiness at work.
Since the Covid pandemic started, SotG has been running online events designed to help University students and recent graduates learn how to ask the right questions, so they can figure out their own personal path forward. Or to use our term, to help create and refine their own Personal Impact Platform.
Now we would like to invite you to attend our “Find Your Purpose” Retreats.
Over the course of a full weekend, you will learn how to:
Identify your own priorities in the area of Social Impact & Sustainability
Identify which areas of personal development YOU want to work on(not what some book says)
Learn how to blend the two together to form a positive feedback loop and eliminate dissonance in your life
Our Retreats are facilitated by experts in a wide array of subject matter, but by the end of the weekend you will be the true expert, or at least on the right path towards discovering what actions you can take today to make your future self most proud.
Our goal is quite simply to to help you maximize your positive impact on the world AND still enable you to pursue meaningful work at a decent pay rate. By learning how to tap your innate talents and by having a long term vision, you can live a life full of rich experiences and meaningful connections without sacrificing your principles or getting sucked into the rat race.
Louison Mbombo, aka “the Steve Jobs of innovation ”, is a Congolese entrepreneur dedicated to a radical transformation of business and society in Africa.
He is the founder and chairman of Mbombo Investment Group and has advised governments, youth-led startups, and decision-makers on how to identify solutions that will bring revenues well above the average and which have significant growth potential that permits society to better respond to the basic needs of all.
Louison has created a non-profit organization called Solidariedade Na Mokili dedicated to improving inequalities in health in African countries and has been the recipient of multiple international awards including several UN agencies. In 2019, he was a EU Young Leader and Panelist at the EDDs in Brussels, debating inequalities in health with the World Health Organization and the Global Fund to fight HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
His latest initiative includes the implementation of data analytics and machine learning to advance infectious disease prevention and research. Mr. Mbombo has 1 year to go for his medical degree.
Prof. Dr. Beverley Wilson-Wünsch is a full-time member of the faculty in the department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at IU – International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef, Germany.
She has been associated with the University since 2005, with a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Hospitality Management, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA for several years in the middle. Before that, she worked as a Lecturer of Hospitality Management at the Stenden University, The Netherlands for over 7 years.
For over 15 years, she served in management and at staff level in hotels across the world before entering education.
Beverley is a Jamaican by birth and holds a PhD from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, an MSc. from University of Surrey, England, an MEd from University of Nevada, and a BSc from Florida International University, USA.
Trent Simmons is the founder of 2 International NGOs, the world’s first Purpose-Wealth-Happiness coach, and was a serial entrepreneur starting at the age of 8.
His personal network spans 150 countries and over 5000 professionals from all areas of society including government, academia, corporate, NGO, and social entrepreneurs. He utilizes this network extensively in his NGO, consulting, and coaching work.
As the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the World Spirit of the Game Foundation, he is currently overseeing its 100 Countries in 100 Days international expansion, as well as the Centers for Creative Impact.
He is passionate about both inspiring AND empowering ordinary people to have a positive Impact on the world.
Zoryna is a change consultant, coach, mentor, trainer, public speaker and author with a passion for helping organisations and individuals to exceed their expectations of what is possible for them to achieve.
She is a founder of L&M Plus Consulting Limited – a management consultancy specialising in neuroscience-based leadership and management development, change management and wellbeing programmes which include training, coaching and mentoring.
Zoryna has over 30 years of experience of strategic and operational leadership in public, voluntary and private sector organisations in different countries.
She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
(EMCC); a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM); and a Mentor of the Warwick Business School (WBS) Global Mentoring Programme.
Aaron is an international development enthusiast and advocate for youth empowerment and participation in policy and governance. He served as the first Chair of the Marie Stopes International Ghana Youth Advisory Board as well as the National Chair of the Ghana Health Service Youth Advisory Board
Driven by my passion for learning and development, it has become my biggest goal in life to empower students in order to find their strengths, talents and own voice.
To make it concrete; the reason why I wake up everyday is to make sure no talent or dreams get lost or is being wasted.
Dr David Rempel is a Professor at the IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His focus has been in Tourism and Entrepreneurship.
He coaches and prepares African students for entrepreneurial ventures and is involved in setting up Start-Up Camps both within and beyond the IUBH setting.
Dr Rempel is presently acting as the Africa Coordinator in the Global Talent Mentoring Hub program from the World Giftedness Center, working with various African Universities and Partners to foster talent development in the STEMM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) areas. He is a member of ECHA (European Council of High Ability).
He received his PhD (Talent Development) from Friedrich Alexander University, Germany, Masters (Leadership Studies) at Azusa Pacific University, CA., USA, and his two undergraduate degrees (B.Ed, B.A.) from the University of Winnipeg, Canada.
I’m a professionally qualified coach, facilitator and trainer. I specialise in leadership development, change and career development. I help organisations to develop their leaders and change makers at all levels and to transition into new roles successfully. I also help individuals to navigate their career transitions and to change job and career direction.
I’m also an Associate Consultant with Bristol Business School, University of the West of England.
Marie-Claire Graf is a youth advocate, change maker and public speaker on a just transition to sustainable development and ambitious climate action through her diverse engagement in several initiatives on a local, national and international level.
It’s her aspiration to inspire and empower youth to take meaningful, impactful and positive actions to create a momentum for change. She was initiating and is leading several associations and movements around climate action, sustainable development, youth and women empowerment, food systems transformation and education such as Sustainability Week International or Youth Constituency YOUNGO of UN Climate Change.
Through her work, she has been recognized with multiple awards and prizes such the United Nations Youth Climate Champion of Switzerland and she is a UN Climate Ambassador
Dr. Ndode has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon and is one of the youngest university lectures in the country. In addition to lecturing on Journalism and Mass Comm, he is also one of the country’s leading experts in ICT(Information and Communication Technology) as well as being an expert in Communication and Social Science Research (Theory, Methodology, and Analysis)
He is passionate about Leadership development, and how effective interpersonal communication can help under-funded team overcome the funding gap and out-perform their competitors.
He believes that even if working in a corporate or NGO environment, entrepreneurial thinking is one of the best ways to continually reach peak performance for the individual and for the team.
Dorota Walters is a versatile HR Practitioner, founder of Talent Solutions International and a Human Capital Institute (HCI) faculty member.
Her Strategic HR and Talent Management expertise was gathered through working in 19 countries and 5 continents in a wide spectrum of industries – Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Banking, Investments, and Construction.
Since she founded Talent Solutions International in 2018 Dorota has been helping corporate leaders and entrepreneurs with upskilling their people skills, building effective HR structures and growing their businesses through agile teams.
Passionate about empowering ambitious leaders and facilitating their careers to the global level.
Nazli Yenis is an authentic, resilient, passionate Global People Leader who has worked in different industries as an influencer who thrives on tough challenges, and translates visions and strategies into action. She was born by the Aegean Sea Coast. She has a Masters degree in Finance from Columbia University and a MS in HR Management , Organizational Effectiveness at NYU.
She loves spending time on the beach, creating new things, and making connections. With a long term passion for self-development to grow and thrive, she founded “Blink Minds,” where she brings her audience the power of positivity, passion, and purpose for moving toward one’s dreams.
She is passionate about developing self-aware, authentic human beings inspired by the power of purpose to design and thrive with their lives. She believes that success is not what you do; it’s why and how you do it, and the strengths and passions you bring to the table no matter where you’re seated. She is GFEL “Top 100 Leaders in Global Education” award winner. Through Blink Minds, she has worked with more than 1000 students, recent graduates and early professionals to build growth mindsets and leadership skills. She always says “The best form of your happiness is fulfillment. Living a life on purpose means using your natural talents, following your interests, and living in alignment with who you truly are”
The World Spirit of the Game Foundation was formed to help individuals and organizations take Personal Accountability for their Impact on the world.
Our organization has spread to 30+ countries so far just in 2021 and there are 4 main Pillars of the organization, with each individual or organizational member choosing for themselves how many of these areas they wish to contribute to.
1) Developing SotG as the world’s first “crowd-sourced” life philosophy which both provides individuals with an internal framework for choosing a different definition of winning and as a Social Movement which provides the external framework that helps like minded individuals and organizations around the world maximize their positive impact on society.
2) An Impact Coaching division to help raise funds for the non-profit work, and which now has a wide range of offerings for universities, as well as for corporations, SMEs, and start-ups.
3) Typical NGO work which includes applying for grants on Youth Leadership, Women’s Empowerment, and Entrepreneurial support, among others, as well as organizing global initiatives and supporting other NGOs
4) A global Impact Network of “disruptors of dysfunctional systems” that consists of individuals and organizations from the worlds of non-profit, social enterprise, for profit, academia and government.
Here is a full video overview of these 4 pillars as well as a deeper explanation of the long term goals of the organization/movement.