AN INFORMAL LISTING OF ALUMNAE NEWS - WHAT MAY FEEL LIKE 'NO BIG DEAL' TO YOU, MIGHT JUST BE THE INSPIRATION ANOTHER NEEDS.
so please consider: in you DAY TO DAY LIFE DON'T BE RETICENT, SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS, QUESTIONS, EXPLORATIONS AS A GIFT FOR OTHERS. ENJOY THE SPOTLIGHT. YOU MAY BE THE ROLE MODEL SOMEONE ELSE IS SEEKING.
AOC Expansion possibilities - Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil and Italy are 4 locations where the full 12-month AOC or shorter 2 to 3 month offerings may become available in 2018/2019. Dorian is in conversation with potential partners for online, face-to-face offering as well as the translation into Spanish, Portuguese and Italian of the materials. If interested in partnering in other regions or formats, please let her know directly.
Ted Talk - Maureen Bridget Rabotin (Paris and Florida) - Maureen's new Ted Talk is on YouTube based on her insights from the many years of supporting business executives who are on expatriate assignments or working cross-culturally. She provides insights on Cultural Intelligence and Comfort (and Discomfort) Zones, and she identifies 3 simple questions that can tip the balance from Fear to Hope.
Startup News - Health Advisory services - Diana Cuypers (Boston) is leveraging her expertise as an ICU nurse and a medical services advisor to create a new business that will provide much needed information resources to clients who are interested in staying independent and healthy as they enter their older years. More details soon.
Social Enterprise News - Rosanda McGrath (London) is advising and on the board of Sound Lounge, a social enterprises committed to bringing community together through music, art and vegan food, while also providing opportunities for on-the-job training for young people. If you are visiting London or live there, find a way to support this very special place.
Startup News - Artificial Intelligence technical and cultural consulting - Nukhet Solak (Munich) - Nukhet Solak has founded a new startup with co-founder and husband Imdat Solak. Munich Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will provide software know-how as well organizational impact expertise to client organizations. What a timely integration of both technical and human systems expertise in one enterprise. Congratulations and good luck!
Ted Talk - Tanya Monsef Bunger (Bay Area) - Tanya created and presented this Ted Talk based on her interest in Millennial Development and the Future of Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8E6fFlVwpI This is in addition to her board role in the GWLN (Global Women's Leadership Network) which supports the leadership development of women who are operatingor initiating social and non-profit ventures in their various countries.
Alumna design contributions to AOC 2017/2018 - Amel Murphy (Dubai) will co-design elements of Session 2 introducing a new "Intention Letter to Self' process for all participants. She will also share her experience in leveraging the Creative Process phases to clarify her initial intention during the Founding Circle program, and her reflections between Intentions and Expectations.
Ethical business podcast - Elsie Maio (New York) (founder and CEO of Soulbranding Institute and Humanity Inc.) is featured on this podcast: "Building the future transitioning towards the spiritual enterprise". https://soundcloud.com/discoveringhow-ebbf-podcast/discoveringhow-ethical-business-building-the-future-through-spiritual-enterprises She is also working on the publication of her book in 2018.
Inclusion, Innovation, Teams and Trust Webinar - Isabelle Pujol (Belgium), (founder of Pluribus) invited Dorian Baroni (founder dorianbaroni.com and AOC creator) to join her and Daniel Stane, to share her experience and recent research related to Trust, Psychological Safety and Innovation. Here is the full webinar on Innovation and Inclusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgUZcTNs6oI&t=13s. Pluribus hosts monthly global webinars on subjects related to Inclusion and Diversity (http://www.pluribus-europe.com/en/news-agenda.html)
Startup News - Virtual Services for Children with Learning Differences (and their Parents) - Gerri Johnson (Hawaii) has taken steps during the summer of 2017 to find a new way to provide her services virtually to children with learning differences (and their parents). More details as her practice evolves.
Book news - Irene Ohler (Vietnam) with her co-author Do Thuy Duong, published the book "Ba Chieu's 21st Century Daughters: Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women." http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/50971/Local-and-foreign-authors-launch-book-about-Vietnam-women.html
*Note AOC alumnae and participants: this is a very informal and evolving listing of just some of the change activities that our AOC community members are involved in. If you have recently achieved a milestone in your action project, started a new venture, published a book, launched a program, received an award, achieved an important milestone for yourself - however big or small it may seem to you - please let Dorian know via email so that she can celebrate together by featuring your project on this page. Remember: What may seem as 'no big deal' to you, will likely be a source of inspiration to others.