Futures Intelligence Leadership: Innovative Wisdom for Future-Ready Organizations

Episode 6: Shared Visions of The Future, Small Steps Equal Big Impact, Hope, Creating Futures of Flourishing

January 20, 2020 Tyler Mongan with Sonja Rasula and Dr. Claire Nelson Season 1 Episode 7
Futures Intelligence Leadership: Innovative Wisdom for Future-Ready Organizations
Episode 6: Shared Visions of The Future, Small Steps Equal Big Impact, Hope, Creating Futures of Flourishing
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Futures Intelligence Leadership: Innovative Wisdom for Future-Ready Organizations
Episode 6: Shared Visions of The Future, Small Steps Equal Big Impact, Hope, Creating Futures of Flourishing
Jan 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Tyler Mongan with Sonja Rasula and Dr. Claire Nelson

In this episode I am joined by Sonja Rasula in California and Dr. Claire Nelson in Jamaica.

Sonja is the founder of Unique Markets; an innovative, modern pop-up marketplaces for small business owners. It has taken place around the United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, and Austin for example.  Fashion mogul Eileen Fisher named Sonja '1 of 30 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World', and Los Angeles Magazine awarded her 1 of 10 of LA's Most Inspiring Women. I First met Sonja while presenting my work at her event the Unique Camp. During Camp, small business owners spend 4 days in a digital free environment,  while exploring their creativity, business, and human-to-human connection. 

Claire is the the Chief Ideation Leader at the Futures Forum; a strategic foresight and sustainability engineering consultancy. She is also the founder and president of institute of Caribbean studies. She is a Key note speaker, presenting on the future in general and specifically on human rights and human flourishing.  I met Claire while presenting at the World Futures Society Federation Conference in Mexico. 

Today’s episode highlights the importance of individuals taking small steps towards a shared vision of the future. But also reveals the challenges of connection and confidence that individuals experience while taking actions. Leaders can be an example for others and inspire others to see how their individual action is significant, locally and globally.

I am reminded of my time working with the non-profit Kanu Hawaii.  The mission of Kanu Hawaii is to empower people to build more environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and resilient communities rooted in personal commitments to change. 
 
What this looks like in practice is people make small commitments formulated into “I WILL” statements. For example, “I will eating more locally grown food”, “I will connect my neighbors”, “I will ride my bike to work”, or “I will bring my own bag to the market.”  Kanu Hawaii would track these small commitments to change, calculate their individual impact over time and then calculate the larger impact when thousands of people took the same action together. 

Kanu Hawaii and this dialogue is a simple reminder that futures build inertia and moment through small decisions and daily human actions.…When individuals take collective action towards a transparent shared vision, the desired future is more likely to emerge. 


find out more: www.haku.global

Show Notes

In this episode I am joined by Sonja Rasula in California and Dr. Claire Nelson in Jamaica.

Sonja is the founder of Unique Markets; an innovative, modern pop-up marketplaces for small business owners. It has taken place around the United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, and Austin for example.  Fashion mogul Eileen Fisher named Sonja '1 of 30 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World', and Los Angeles Magazine awarded her 1 of 10 of LA's Most Inspiring Women. I First met Sonja while presenting my work at her event the Unique Camp. During Camp, small business owners spend 4 days in a digital free environment,  while exploring their creativity, business, and human-to-human connection. 

Claire is the the Chief Ideation Leader at the Futures Forum; a strategic foresight and sustainability engineering consultancy. She is also the founder and president of institute of Caribbean studies. She is a Key note speaker, presenting on the future in general and specifically on human rights and human flourishing.  I met Claire while presenting at the World Futures Society Federation Conference in Mexico. 

Today’s episode highlights the importance of individuals taking small steps towards a shared vision of the future. But also reveals the challenges of connection and confidence that individuals experience while taking actions. Leaders can be an example for others and inspire others to see how their individual action is significant, locally and globally.

I am reminded of my time working with the non-profit Kanu Hawaii.  The mission of Kanu Hawaii is to empower people to build more environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and resilient communities rooted in personal commitments to change. 
 
What this looks like in practice is people make small commitments formulated into “I WILL” statements. For example, “I will eating more locally grown food”, “I will connect my neighbors”, “I will ride my bike to work”, or “I will bring my own bag to the market.”  Kanu Hawaii would track these small commitments to change, calculate their individual impact over time and then calculate the larger impact when thousands of people took the same action together. 

Kanu Hawaii and this dialogue is a simple reminder that futures build inertia and moment through small decisions and daily human actions.…When individuals take collective action towards a transparent shared vision, the desired future is more likely to emerge. 


find out more: www.haku.global