There is a growing movement of people who have decided that change starts with them.
Across the globe, start-ups, scale-ups, social enterprises, charities, inventors, thinkers, employees and communities of like-minded individuals, are all making change happen through a burning ambition to create a better world.
Listen to their stories and learn about their passion to make change happen.
5 November, 2018
Avril Chester, Cancer Central
Avril Chester is the Founder of Cancer Central and wants to build a better world by providing a central source of information for people who need help and support living with cancer.
Listen to Avril’s story and why she was inspired to start Cancer Central, how she got it started and her vision for the future.
16 October, 2018
Dr Elin Haf Davies, Aparito
Dr Elin Davies is the Founder and CEO of Aparito. She wants to build a better world by monitoring patients when they are outside of the hospital using wearables and with disease-specific mobile apps.
Listen to Elin’s story about the adventure, and the challenge of founding and leading a start-up to build a better world.
3 October, 2018
Christal Earle, Brave Soles
Christal Earle is the Co-Founder of Brave Soles. She wants to build a better world by upcycling tires and creating shoes where soles are made from tires.
Listen to Christal’s story of resilience, perseverance and sheer determination to make change happen.
26 September, 2018
Ben Gleisner, CoGo
Ben Gleisner is the CEO and Co-Founder of CoGo. He wants to build a better world by helping consumers connect with businesses that share their values.
Listen to Ben’s story about how he has created a successful movement in New Zealand and his plans to build global momentum with the recent launch in the UK.
18 September, 2018
Alan Mahon, Brewgooder
Alan Mahon is the Co-Founder of Brewgooder. He wants to build a better world by helping a million people get access to clean drinking water.
Listen to Alan’s story about building a purposeful business.
And if you like what Alan and the team are doing, why not be part of the fight by joining the joining the community and becoming a Brewgooder Well Digger
12 September, 2018
Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe, Ideal Flatmate
Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe are the Co-Founders of Ideal Flatmate. They want to build a better world by helping people find the right person to live with and making it as easy as possible.
Listen to their story about getting their idea off the ground and how they’re building a successful business.
3 September, 2018
Stephen and Denise Burke, United For All Ages
Stephen and Denise Burke are co-founders of United For All Ages and want to change things by bringing older and younger people together.
Listen to Stephen and Denise’s story about their intergenerational campaigning and why they’re starting to see traction.
3 September, 2018
Natasha Langleben, Linkey
Natasha Langleben is the Co-Founder of Linkey and wants to change things by helping the homeless population in London and throughout the rest of the UK.
Listen to Tasha’s story about setting up Linkey with her brother Josh Adley, and how they are making change happen by taking the first steps and evolving from there.
12 August, 2018
Steuart Pennington, SA Good News
Steuart Pennington is the Founder & CEO of SA Good News and wants to change things by providing a more informed and balanced view about what is going on in South Africa.
Listen to Steuart’s story about why he started SA Good News and why he believes “you are what you describe”.
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If you are looking for inspiration to make your company an engaging place to work, look beyond other big companies. Instead, listen to the everyday people who are doing something to make the world a better place
For almost two decades I worked for respected BlueChip companies. I stewarded the brand, built relationships with the community and helped Executive Leaders to engage employees. From a career perspective, everything was going well. I was on track towards retirement. But something was missing. I needed inspiration.
It was time for a change.
Change. It can be terrible when it’s imposed on you. But when you feel like you’re shaping the future, and building a better world for others, well that’s something else. To help re-spark my creativity, I started reading (a lot!) about people who have found a way to solve the things they cared about. I became aware of a growing movement of people around the world who have figured out that change starts with them.
I started People Change Things to be part of the global narrative of positive change. I want to tell stories about people who are determined to build a better world. I want to learn about their purpose and their passion to turn their ideas into reality. People Change Things gives me a platform to share these stories and I hope you’ll join me on this journey of discovery.
I deliver presentations that bring to life stories of people who are building a better world. People who share characteristics that most large organisations dream of – they are passionate, engaged, dedicated, give endless discretionary effort, innovate freely, are unconstrained by boundaries and norms, seek opportunities in every moment, and are enthusiastic advocates of a compelling purpose.
I shape my messages to be relevant to your context. And by drawing on my experience of working in large organisations along with employee engagement insights and practical actions, I encourage people think differently about change.