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Day 2 – Change Isn’t Built In A Day

The power of small wins is something many of us have witnessed. When taking over a leadership role, inspiring change or introducing something new, the probability of acceptance is much... Read More »


Coaching Is Key

We have embarked on our second journey to Ethiopia with Global Hope Network International (GHNI). After we made sure our beds and clothing were sprayed down for bugs, we... Read More »


Changers Of Commerce – Meeting For Change

While attending TDN2K’s recent Global Best Practices Conference, Changers of Commerce took an extra half-day to meet and share. Jeff Klein, an executive team member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.... Read More »


Will You Be A Voice for the 16.1 Million Voiceless?

Next week, during Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, we have an opportunity to truly be the change – an opportunity to use our collective “Klout,” “Kred,” Reach, and... Read More »


How a simple scarf can change a life.

Turns out that no matter how far you travel, you discover that human beings have a lot more in common than different. We need the same basic things; food,... Read More »


Donation Drive Milestones: Giveaways and Wild & Crazy Acts of Awesomeness

Today we’re doing a donation drive for the villages of Magaladhi and Garmaam that we adopted this summer during our Changers of Commerce trip with GHNI to Ethiopia to... Read More »


Why we’re investing in these Ethiopian Villages

Help us raise $10,000 for these villages today.

Track where we are with our goal and contribute HERE!

Donation Drive Milestones: Giveaways and Wild & Crazy Acts of Awesomeness.

As many of... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 9 – Be The Change

We had our last Ethiopian breakfast gathering (for now of course), got a positive update on Ibrahim, discussed our individual travel plans, extended many thanks and hugs, then Kat... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 8 – Local team went to Red Cross to give blood to donate to Ibrahim the rest of us fed the elderly homeless

While we waited on news of the blood transfusion, some of us went to the market to get supplies, while others stayed back and talked to the woman who... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 7 – Elderly homeless center training visit, change in plans, and how brotherhood saved a man’s life

When on the phone discussing our trip plans months ago, the GHNI team shared that there was a local elderly homeless center in Dire Dawa, near our compound that... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 5 – Coffee Region and Harrar

Ababa, the national coffee quality officer was joining us, as he had the paperwork to get us in the fields, would act as a guide and teacher, and had... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 6 – Megaladi Village

We enjoyed our typical morning coffee and fried eggs at the compound, discussed challenges present in this village: water is #1. If that is addressed, other challenges like health,... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia – In Our Hearts, On Our Minds

Images of Ethiopia

 

July 4th, 2012

 

 

It’s midday here, hot and surprisingly quiet except for the occasional goat bleating, or the distant sound of a plane or vehicle.  Tucked in African... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia – Happy 4th of July from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Happy 4TH of July from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

On this day each year Joni and I have the pleasure to host most of our family and our closest friends for... Read More »

BTC Ethiopia: Day 4 The Village of Garmaam

We eagerly arose, had early morning coffee, and headed out for our 90 minute rocky-road drive to Garmaam. After passing hundreds of donkeys transporting firewood to Dire Dawa, and... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Traveling to Dire Dawa Day 3

 

We rose early to fly westward from Addis Ababa to a smaller city, Dire Dawa in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

The Somali region is barren, filled with villages located... Read More »


BTC Ethiopia: Day 1&2 – Addis Ababa

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We (minus Jim who would end up being delayed 2 days between London and Paris) arrived in Addis Ababa ready to tour, learn and help. After a quick... Read More »


Be The Change Ethiopia

A growing group of people from a cross-section of service industries have connected to form a group called Changers of Commerce, who demonstrate, advocate and educate how businesses can... Read More »






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Day 2 – Change Isn’t Built In A Day

The power of small wins is something many of us have witnessed. When taking over a leadership role, inspiring change or introducing something new, the...

Coaching Is Key

We have embarked on our second journey to Ethiopia with Global Hope Network International (GHNI). After we made sure our beds and clothing were...

Changers Of Commerce – Meeting For Change

While attending TDN2K’s recent Global Best Practices Conference, Changers of Commerce took an extra half-day to meet and share. Jeff Klein, an executive team...