Jib Ellison is the visionary founder of Project RAFT (Russians and Americans for Teamwork) and Blu Skye, a sustainable practices consultancy for many of the world’s largest companies.
During this podcast, Jib shares how he conceived and created Project RAFT, an organization built on the idea of citizen diplomacy whitewater rafting expeditions between the USSR and the US. This world-changing program took us away from nuclear annihilation by fostering meaningful and lasting relationships across country and culture lines. Jib then founded and still directs Blu Skye, a strategic planning and operations consultancy with clients such as Wal Mart and Microsoft. Blu Skye helps corporations believe in and then implement sustainability practices that are positively impacting climate change.
Find out more about the need to shift from sustainable to regenerative economies; businesses that focus on sustainability and regeneration are positioned for great success; how we are all in the same boat (raft) when it comes to our primary wants and needs; phone lines in a closet (again!) being critical to becoming a leading environmental advisory firm; and why shifting the narrative to represent who we really are rather than how we are inaccurately portrayed which causes outrage among and between us could be a key to saving the earth.
About the Host:
Ken Streater shares eye-opening and heartening global experiences that reflect our shared dreams and concerns. A former international river guide and adventure travel outfitter who worked and played in 50 countries, Alaskan bush teacher turned social good entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Ken has seen first-hand how common ground blooms greater good. From angry hippo showdowns to nuclear missile attacks, from billionaire shenanigans to Siberian soccer wars to quiet conversations with everyday heroes, these and other interactions inspire him to create good change.
Ken’s just released #1 Amazon bestselling book, Be the Good: Becoming a Force for a Better World, is receiving rave reviews from movement leaders and readers alike. His podcast, Good Change: Conversations About Making a World of Difference is “where movement makers, industry leaders, visionaries, voices of hope, and everyday heroes gather to share ideas, laugh, and inspire action for greater good.”
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