Earlier this year, I live-tweeted at a student graduation evening for the School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia.
Of the many inspiring people and projects on show that night, I was interested to meet/tweet Kerrie Noonan who won the School for Social Australia’s Action Learning Award, of The Groundswell Project fame.
The Groundswell Project uses the arts to promote resilience and well-being through all phases of life, especially helping us to make sense of the final stages of life.
You may be interested to know that Groundswell have a lunch coming up with a leading authority on innovation and creativity, Charles Leadbeater, on June 13, who will be talking about social innovation in end-of-life care.
For anyone in the health or pallative care sectors, as well as anyone interested in philanthropy, social innovation, or how we best look after our loved ones at every stage in their life, I highly recommend this event – I’ll be there, live-tweeting, too! More here.
In the meantime, kick back and meet Kerrie.
Describe yourself in three words.
Love my life!
What are you passionate about?
Ideas and innovation, taking action, my little peeps, family, chocolate, The GroundSwell Project, conversation, stories, conversations, art…
Do or don’t you do the social media thing?
Yes love it, love the connections from all over the world.
How did you find yourself in the land of Twitter?
I did a social media course a few years back at UTS and started playing.
Do you have any other social media involvement?
Yes a Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube… think that covers it!
What are you currently playing with in the social media sandpit?
Flickr and digital storytelling about our projects.
How did you get where you are today?
I heard someone say that career trajectories can be likened to the Chaos theory. I agree. I’ve been a psychologist, community worker, researcher, project manager, checkout chick. Looking back I see all these things are the reason I do what I do at GroundSwell.
What are you doing at the moment that excites you?
Busting Cancer and a lunch event with leading authority on innovation and creativity, Charles Leadbeater, on June 13 in Wolloomooloo who will be talking about social innovation in end of life care. Hugely exciting!
What is your secret to getting big things done?
Plough through, ask for help, coffee, an understanding family. Oh, and wifi.
Name any dream brands, companies, personalities you would love to collaborate with.
Cate Blanchet, ABC, Andrew Denton, Toni Colette, Bupa, The Circle women.
Here’s how to find Kerrie and The Groundswell Project online…
How do you feel about death? Would you like to understand your feelings on this topic better?