Breathing New Life Into Marginalized Communities
Q&A With Mark Brand
What attracted you to the BIF Summit?
Saul Kaplan (BIF Founder and Chief Catalyst). Saul and I met at the PeaceLove’s Peace of Mind Storytellers event this year and he told me all about BIF. I immediately said yes.
Tell us a just a bit about the subject of your BIF Summit story.
I'll be talking about the path that led me to my work, its importance, and how we can all impact our community directly.
What, to you, is the value of sharing stories?
It's one of the greatest gifts we have. I share them with others to inspire and balance my world view.
Do you have a motto, or “words to live by”? If so, what is it?
There are two types of people in the world: Those who wait to talk, and those who listen. My mom shared these with me when I was very young and I use them daily.
What one thing (or more, if you like) would you like Summit attendees to know about you before they hear your story?
I am coming to work. I deeply believe in the power of aligned connectivity and I look forward to meeting those who need my help to magnify our collective impact.
HATCH is a global network, movement, and a series of experiences designed to catalyze CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world. Yarrow Kraner, Mark Brand, Philip Sheppard, and A.J. Paron-Wildes all join BIF2017 as storytellers and members of the Hatch Network.