I have been a lifelong social entrepreneur. What started out as a passion for social equality has grown into a love for people and the planet.
As the co-founder of Whole Human Coaching, I have the privilege of working with change makers and projects that focus on doing and being better in the world.
As the founder of Brave Soles, I am focused on how our choices can affect change, particularly through the lens of the fashion industry.
I was first introduced to landfill workers in vulnerable parts of the world in 2005, while helping to lead the Canadian youth charity I had co-founded, called Live Different. In 2017 I launched Brave Soles with $250, working with local artisans in the Dominican Republic. Through research and local partnerships, I discovered that a fashion business model focused on meaningful work, responsible production, and within the reach of average consumers could help inspire and create meaningful change.
Brave Soles creates handcrafted shoes with upcycled tire soles and is focused on providing opportunities for their customers and fans to love the story behind what they own. To date, we have upcycled over 3500 tires into soles for shoes.
I am also the co-host of the podcast, “I Can Do Something About This” and is a frequent guest speaker and presenter for leadership and social change events.