Inspiration

Social leadership

The whole world is communicating, what do we see, how should we be?

One of the reasons I have always LOVED social media, is because I get to watch how people communicate, across all the topics I care about (and those I don’t), in every corner of our world, 24/7 if I want to. I have always found the insight into humanity fascinating. Of course, it’s not always …

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Andrea T Edwards

Ladies and Gents, let’s all speak up for equality, because it’s good for everyone

I had the great privilege to give a short speech at the International Women’s Day 2020 event in Phuket, Thailand. Organized by Phuket Been Good To Us and Good Shepherd, two fantastic charities giving back in so many ways. Inspiring stuff. Thank you to Donna Toon and Tina Hall for asking me to be part …

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Can business keep growing and avoid climate catastrophe? Some stats

There is an article on the BBC today – Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green – and if you read between the lines, it demonstrates an industry that has always known this time was coming and has done absolutely nothing about it. “The firm’s new UltraFan, set for commercial use …

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10 actions business professionals can take to address the climate crisis

What can I do to help address climate change? That is the question I am constantly asked after sharing information on the crisis the world is facing. So, I’m doing what I can do, and that is sharing ideas, which hopefully can contribute to a collective surge of change. But based on my experience and …

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Why service and giving is the cornerstone of a successful career (and life)

Being speechless is something that rarely happens to me as a professional speaker. Imagine my surprise when I was both speechless and very moved a couple of months ago at the Asia Professional Speakers Convention 2019. During the Gala Dinner I was honoured with the Spirit of Service Award by the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore …

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A European adventure contemplating the importance of creative visionaries

I’m well over halfway through a five-week trip around Europe with my two sons, and while holidays are always a time of “brain overflow” for me, there is one idea constantly cropping up. And that is the powerful impact of creative visionary thinkers when they are given the licence to express their truth. Throughout history, …

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When did we all get so shallow, or have we not changed at all?

As the years roll on and social media marketing becomes more embedded in our lives and information gets more and more infobese, I believe we’re starting to really understand both the positive and negative impacts of social media in both our personal and professional lives. The negative is obvious. We saw the sickening use of …

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Hundreds of Professional Speakers sign event sustainability pledge in Asia

A couple of weeks ago, the UN released a report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The warning is stark. The ecosystems on which all life on planet earth depends – including human life – is deteriorating at an unprecedented pace. If it continues, IPBES chair Robert Watson said: “We …

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Unleash your voice, own the stage, create the future you want

It’s been an exciting launch, as 15 incredible ladies (and one gent) have come together to release the book – Unleash Your Voice – Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman. Not only that, within days, we hit Amazon Best Selling Author Status! It’s so exciting to be part of this!! Thank you Lavinia Thanapathy and …

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