Empowering others begins with asking what it is that they need to succeed on their own. It does not involve taking over, nor does it create dependency, financial or otherwise.
True partnership is not lopsided. It is a reciprocal relationship and recognizes that everyone can give, and everyone can learn. We create these empowering partnerships between volunteer talent and existing works of compassion.
They are selected based on their values, focus and potential for impact.
Terry Lipovski, Ottawa Consultant:
Communications expert registered in Compasio’s database as available for communications insight -- he coaches TED Speakers -- and leadership development. Available for up to two weeks of international travel, also wants to do remote mentoring.
Tinita Mbega, Tanzania:
Runs a small, local group where single mothers are given work while a daycare enables their small children to learn at the same time. She has no website, no business plan, no funding, no systems in place. No one outside of a small circle has heard of her, but she is AMAZING at what she does and is respected in her community. She is requesting help in communications, systems development (spreadsheets) and child development training.
"Everyone gives, everyone learns and receives.
It is reciprocal, sustainable...it truly is 'fair trade' at a personal level!"
-- Alan Kearns, founder of Career Joy, Ottawa, Canada