Using thought-provoking insights and compelling frontline images Linda inspires and moves audiences as she shares her experience of a life lived on the edge. Linda takes you from laughter to tears as she relates her own personal journey from a stressed-out single mum to a highly successful frontline humanitarian and leadership expert. She shares her lessons of courage, personal resilience and transformation in such a way that you can take the insights easily into your everyday lives. Being resilient, and being the ‘best we can be’ is more important than ever due to the fast-changing environment we operate in. Linda’s interactive presentation shares powerful tools and techniques to support each of us in developing our own personal resilience plans. Listening to and engaging with Linda is a wake-up call to develop new concepts, uncover fresh ideas and re-discover our own purpose and passion in life.
The Race4Good – how students are solving the world’s problems – one community at a time
Linda will introduce the Arctic Race4Good and share her formula for compelling student engagement that results in high-impact community action and transformation.
Currently, due to student demand, the focus is on global warming and students have the opportunity to work with indigenous families living close to the North Pole whose world is melting four times faster than anywhere else. The Race4Good facilitates students to work with real people, with real problems and through sharing their intelligence, innovation and empathy, together, have an immediate impact.
Based on the work and insights of a veteran frontline aid worker of 22 years, Linda will share the Race4Good, a highly competitive, fast-paced, fun competition, played in teams. Race4Good harnesses the best and brightest student brains to solve the world’s most critical social and environmental problems. Race4Good is heroic, outspoken, disruptive and clearly focused on the comprehensive articulation of a burning issue and the powerful creation of a sustainable and innovative solution. The main judges are the local community and all winning solutions are implemented immediately. ‘A hand up not a hand out’. FOBISIA students have taken part in the programme for four years and have uplifted communities across the Himalayas. This year the student focus is on global warming and giving ‘a hand up’ to indigenous people living close to the North Pole whose world is melting four times faster than anywhere else on the planet.
The Arctic Race4Good
Race4Good students focus and package all efforts around a single thought thread, getting down and dirty to solve the most complex problems. Helping us to be more aware of global issues, to be more collaborative and to become a heart-based race of human beings.