ACTION CAMP

I've created an adult summer camp to serve as a community for people who take action on ideas, and help them take even more action.

Video

Medium Article

FREE PROBLEM SOLVING

At SXSW 2013, a group of friends and I created a pop-up "Free Problem Solving" stand where we solved people's problems. It went viral.

Storify

TEDXPSU

I started TEDxPSU which has driven conversation for the last seven years, and resulted in talks totaling over three million views.

> Popular Talks: Sam RichardsAli Carr-Chellman

> Article: Founding A Tradition

 

CALORIE CLOUD

As part of a large community event, I led an initiative to have 1,500 people "donate" their calories, then led on-the-ground work in Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and D.R. Congo.

Video

WISHVAST

I co-founded a social tech venture called WishVast, focused on quantifying social capital and facilitating trust among farmers and ad-hoc laborers in sub-Saharan Africa.

The WishVast Venture

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THE GAUNTLET

As part of an effort to encourage people to take action on ideas, I serves as Executive Producer for a show that gave people feedback for how to further advance their ideas.

Promo Video

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IDEA PROTECTION

In an effort to try to create a nurturing culture where people embrace and support new ideas, we defined the "villain" that kills ideas, and set up a "Neighborhood Watch" to facilitate supportive behavior.

TEDXJNJ

I started the first global corporate TEDx program, and grew it into a community of over 23,000 people. We received many accolades for this work.

Documentary Video

Case Study Website (password: tedxjnj)

ORGANIZATIONAL FIRST-AID KITS

Often leaders don't know the first step to take to "drive a culture of innovation" so we created Organizational First-Aid kits that included materials to walk them through the journey of how to start a transformation.

 

COUNCIL FOR HOPE & HEALING

In 2012, I led an art-contest-turned-non-profit focus on bringing together the State College, PA community to drive awareness of and support for victims of sexual violence.

> Council for Hope & Healing Website

THE FUTURE WAITS FOR NO ONE PROVOCATION

Sometimes the first step to compel a community to act is to provoke people and get people to take a step back and re-orient their mind. This provocation piece was for that purpose.

CULTURE CARRIERS PROGRAM

In order to drive cultural change in a large organization, often one of the best ways is to find people who are carriers of the target state culture and amplify and support their abilities to up-skill others. This program makes that happen.