Welcome (back) to the Institute of Belonging, a newsletter for people who bring people together. For those who I haven’t had the chance to meet yet, it’s so lovely to have you here.
After a little break, the newsletter will now come out monthly and will cover research, tools and reflections on community, connection and belonging.
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If we haven’t yet met… here’s a little bit about me.
I’m the founder of the Institute of Belonging - a company celebrating the systemic and generative power of networks, communities and ecosystems. I research, advise and speak on connection, community and belonging. I’m particularly interested in the radical transformation of our connection to work.
The idea of the quality of the connection plays a central role in my practice. Whether it’s developing global community programmes for kyu, designing new business models for IKEA, designing future of work capabilities for Virgin or curating for the V&A, my approach to building products, programmes and experiences is always community-first.
In my day-to-day, I develop systemic strategies that incorporate products, programmes and partnerships. Previously, I led Global Ecosystem Partnerships for Meta’s pioneering Communities team where I built programmes for community leaders at scale. Some of you might know me from global event series CreativeMornings, which I ran in London for seven years. And if poetry is your thing, I occasionally host an immersive poetry event called Poetika.
So happy you’re here, this is going to be fun.
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