Creative Director, LifeNotes Wisdom Inc
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Rubenfeld Synergist (body-mind therapy), and Distinguished Toastmaster, Heather Skoll, has stepped up to the social entrepreneurial stage at the community level after discovering her own strengths to motivate change.
Remarried in 2009, Heather and her husband Ken requested their guests make donations in support of Free the Children. Through their friends’ and family’s generosity, a new school classroom was built in Kenya. Heather and Ken later travelled to this particular village with Me to We, and saw how a simple decision and subsequent action from one side of the world led to positive outcomes on the other side of the world.
This experience left a lasting impact on Heather, and her enthusiasm for Free the Children snowballed into a grassroots initiative called We Can Change the World Day (WCCTWD). Since its beginnings in 2013, WCCTWD has raised more than $30,000 in support of the village of Oloirien in Kenya. For its tenacity and success in engaging youth in volunteerism, leadership, and social action, WCCTWD’s efforts were recognized by the Canadian House of Commons in February 2015 (www.wecanchangetheworld.ca).
Heather’s volunteering and community efforts motivated her to participate in the “Social Entrepreneurship” class by the Copenhagen Business School via Coursera. Through this online course, she became a part of a team behind the web platform Grow Social which connects local food and sustainability communities.
Through her life journey, Heather garnered much wisdom to share and a passion to mentor others. Her company LifeNotes Wisdom has refocused to bolster youth and the young at heart to find their passion, follow their path, and create change. The mission? To help the emergent millienial population explore meaningful employment, develop new skills and assets, and cultivate their own entrepreneurial spirit so that they are ready for any challenges that come their way.