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Your Greater Good Business Accelerates When You Astound Yourself

In Life Lab, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

“If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison. Either you start out knowing you are creating a social enterprise, or at some point, decide that what you are doing leans so heavy in that direction that you must follow it – completely surrender – and give it your all.  The …

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Prashan De Visser is Building a Youth Peace Movement Through Global Unites

In Peace, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Prashan De Visser wants peace for everyone. He is committed to non-violent, proactive, grassroots efforts towards conflict transformation and reconciliation. It’s a way forward that builds back communities and develops muscles in nations that haven’t seen strength in years. And, he is strategic about his mission, organizing Global Unites as the vehicle to create the needed change. Prashan shares his …

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Two US Frontrunners Meet in Sudan for a Once in a Lifetime Connection Turned Mission

In Frontrunners in Faith, Frontrunners Nation, Peace, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

This is one of my new favorite stories of impact we’ve been blessed to facilitate through The Frontrunners League. Not really sure why I was drawn to the Linkedin profile of former US Congressman/UN Ambassador, Mark Siljander at first, but, I just knew I wanted to interview him for our media platform.  He agreed and I invited League member, Kenneth …

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The Honorable Mark Siljander Uses Faith and Fellowship to De-escalate Global Conflicts

In Diplomat, Frontrunners in Faith, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

This interview is the first in our Frontrunners in Faith Series. Former US Congressman and United Nations Ambassador, Mark Siljander, is what we call an Extreme Conflict Peacemaker. The work he does (with the support of his family and a traveling team) is to end wars, get hostages released, and stop the genocide in some pretty tough spots around the …

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How Toyin Umesiri Moved Her Supply Chain Intelligence to Impact Africa

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Toyin Umesiri, founder and CEO of Nazaru LLC, is a multi-talented woman who uses her collective intelligence to impact on a global scale, but particularly her homeland in Africa. She uses several public platforms to educate and engage people on the how-to of trading with Africa. She trains clients on developing proper supply chains and business foundations, and she sells …

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Frontrunners in Faith: A Global Love Story

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By:  Mary Kurek President of Frontrunners Development, Inc. (Publisher of Frontrunners Innovate and Founder, The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation) On the morning of November 10th, I arose quite early. Still dark outside, I enjoyed the solitude…the quiet that allows for slow awakening and a meditative time before coffee. I had no idea how impactful this day would become. …

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COVID -19 vs. Mental Health: Nature and Faith as a Way Through

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By Anthony Acampora Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the word “deinstitutionalization” became a familiar term in America’s psychiatric world as it was the government’s initiative to reduce the nation’s state psychiatric hospital population. The idea was to remove patients from inhumane conditions. What we ended up with, in many respects, was something even worse. Those with severe mental illnesses …

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Game Changer: Pastor Winterbourne Harrison-Jones (United States)

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Winterbourne Harrison-Jones Develops Youth Through Experiential Learning The Reverend Dr. Winterbourne LaPucelle Harrison-Jones, is a scholar, author, ecclesial leader, and distinguished Churchman out of the lineage of Dr. William Augustus Jones, Dr. James Forbes, Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, and Dr. Howard Thurman. A fifth-generation minister, Dr. Harrison-Jones is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Reverend Harrison-Jones …