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My Purpose

I empower changemakers to create the future.

Bio?  Bio.   

I'm a serial social entrepreneur, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Reinventing Leadership, and a firm believer that anyone can be a changemaker. 

I co-founded, and now advise, which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $7M+

I mentor, coach and advise social entrepreneurs around the world, most recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm, Sweden.

I have given talks on the topics of leadership and social innovation in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia; LA to the Arctic Circle; and at both the World Bank and White House. And my writing has been published in FastCompany, The Guardian and Huffington Post. 

I received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from UCLA. While at UCLA, I co-founded the largest student group on campus, The Den.

I'm honored to have received UCLA's Recent Graduate of the Year Award in 2017 and to have been named a “top 100 visionary leader" by Real Leaders Magazine, Top 99 under 33 in Foreign Policy by Diplomatic Courier, and -- much to my parents' surprise -- received a middle school PE award.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my favorite changemaker, my wife Rebecca.


If you still want more of me, you’re probably my Mom (Hi Mom!), but here are a few of my favorite interviews I’ve done that shed a bit more light on who I am and what I’m passionate about: 


Roadtrips, California burritos, UCLA, James Taylor, hard workouts, breakfast for dinner, commencement speeches, colorful socks. 

Inspired By:

Scandinavia, Essentialism, Transformational Experiences, Courageous Leadership, Jackie Robinson.

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How can I help?  Get in touch with me and let's chat.