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My First Introduction to Virgin Unite

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This weekend changed my life. I was reminded by Facebook that 6 years ago I was on my way to Necker Island. This was my first introduction to Virgin Unite and the #100%humanatwork initiative, which I subsequently helped bring to Australia.

Since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be in rooms where big discussions happen. Life-changing discussions and this weekend delivered.

Highlights included:

Spending 3 hours talking US politics over lunch with George Clooney (who was there as Amal’s +1). I understand George is a pretty decent actor as well.

Hearing Amal Clooney’s presentation on the systematic targeting of the free press around the world (which has only gotten worse).

Dancing with Sister Helen Prejean, who wrote Dead Man Walking, along with Anthony Roy Hinton, who had just been released from death row in an Alabama prison after serving over 3 decades for a crime he did not commit and his best friend Lester, who visited Ray every Sunday for those 30 plus years (including a 6 hour round trip)

Hearing from a former VP of the World Bank talk about the coming changes to the geo political landscape (all of which have come true),

Getting to know Amory Lovins, former Chair of the Rocky Mountain Institute and one of the foremost thought leaders on sustainable energy,

And of course, being in Sir Richard Branson’s presence and being a fly on the wall to the many conversations that occurred with and around him.

Last year I began to donate 10% of the income from my online courses, Mind Reading for Managers® and How to Create a SPOT On Success Profile™ to Virgin Unite. It’s a small thing but it’s what I can do.

We have many challenges to overcome in the world today, but every time I make my donation, I’m heartened by all of the people that regularly meet through Virgin Unite gatherings and ALL of the work they/we do behind the scenes to make their little corner of the world just a bit better.

I was just invited back to Necker, but alas my schedule won’t allow me to go. But I will be back sometime soon.




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