The role of social value/impact/purpose and stakeholders' engagement lead I assumed in various roles and capacities for over 15 years allowed me sufficient time to research, experience, and think through the ethical and organizational requirements for the 21st-century public services, inclusive of non-profits, and NGOs. The elements of social innovation, equitable service design, digital rights, and decent work practices shaped my belief that purpose and meaning at work could be intentionally created and maintained. At the same time, I had the privilege of providing coaching and consulting services to several women-led social enterprises helping me to keep my thinking rooted in the practicality and sustainability of "first things first".
My prior professional experiences include academic-level teaching, libraries and community archives, oral history collections, events and conference planning, fundraising, advocacy, communication, impact storytelling, and knowledge mobilization. My interest in how we access information in urban and multicultural environments prompted me to contribute to initiatives and advisories addressing the freedom of access, and censorship, Currently, my research focuses on platform economy, creating purpose and meaning at work, and various measurement frameworks (BCorp, SDGs, IDGs).
My educational background is in information and environmental sciences (Master's, UofT), linguistics and literature (UNIRI), and, most recently, organizational social purpose development and mindfulness coaching.
I am rather a passionate collector of eclectic knowledge pieces that contributed to my current theories of why we are falling apart as a society and how we can get back our strength - from more formal pieces such as Change Management, Non-Profit Governance, Fundraising or Harvard Business School Management Certificate (CORe) to others that are social economy or human potential driven such as Social Impact Measurement, Participatory Evaluation, Appreciative Inquire, Yoga and Meditation (Teacher Diploma) I utilize more often through my consulting practice at Dharma Associates.
In all I did and am doing now I remained both, curious and hopeful for people's incredible potential and willingness to strive for the positive.
I am always happy to have a conversations about your work - what is that you learned about how to grow more sustainably, how have you maintained your hope or sense of purpose, and how you remained to be simply of service to the world and to others. (if interested to chat please contact me by email).