IMPACT is a speaker series curated to inspire you with life stories told by movers, shakers, and change makers. These are the stories of how one’s life experience can inspire a mission and one’s mission to do great things can change the world.
We think when you hear what great things these people are doing, it might make you want to listen to the pull of your own passion and purpose.
HOW IT WORKS
– 3 speakers
– 30 minutes per speaker
– No cue cards, no slides, no podium
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
KATHLEEN DODGE, Kenya Self-Help Project, Burlington, VT
Kathleen is a retired educator. Inspired by her years of travel in Kenya, Kathleen formed a grass roots organization dedicated to improving education opportunity and the social empowerment of children in Kendu Bay, Kenya, called the Kenya Self-Help Project. The decision to sponsor one girl’s high school education in 2004 led to the founding of a 501c3 non-profit organization that has enabled more than 200 impoverished deserving students to receive high school education. Its Girls Empowerment program that serves 3,400 adolescent girls, has eliminated pregnancy and reduced girls school dropout from 230 girls/year to just four girls. High school eligibility at 23 primary schools has risen to 100%. The project has become a model for rural education development and social empowerment.
SANDI COYLE, Phoenix Multisport, Exeter, NH
Sandi is the New England Regional Director for Phoenix Multisport located at the Boston, MA chapter. She is a sought after and accomplished recovery advocate with almost 10 years’ experience in leading public health initiatives and applying expertise in the field of substance use prevention and addiction recovery. Sandi spearheaded a grass roots effort to establish one of NH’s original recovery community organizations, Safe Harbor Recovery Center and reinvigorated a small and struggling nonprofit into a $2M statewide organization. Sandi has presented and spoke to a number of audiences as a topic expert and inspirational leader. She joined Former Secretary Hillary Clinton during a town hall meeting in Keene; was invited to the White House; presented at state and regional conferences, and most recently was selected for the NH Union Leader’s Class of 2017 Top Forty Under 40.
KAREN KENNEY, www.karenkenney.com, Concord, NH
Karen is a writer, speaker, spiritual mentor, and certified Gateless Writing teacher, she’s been described as “a fierce fairy godmother.” She’s been a full-time Yoga teacher since 2001 and leads her popular workshop: Creating Fearless Flow at various retreat centers around the country. An animal lover since she was a kid, for the past 13+ years she’s been a vegan ambassador, using her voice to speak up for the voiceless. KK is currently at work on her memoir Wicked Hard and her podcast, of the same name, is also in development. She grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA and now lives in NH with her sweetie (husband & professional musician) Chris Lester and their seven furry kids.
Tickets: $26, includes one flight token
Entry is general admission. Doors open early. Seats vary from picnic tables to stools. Some standing room only. The realness of the Liars Bench garage is part of the realness of this event.