Ken's presentation on how we can transform our communities and the world was a highlight of the entire summit. His heartfelt messages held the audience spellbound and inspired us all.
— Shannon Farley, World White Water Rafting Summit Organizer
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COMMON GROUND AND GREATER GOOD
Common ground blooms greater good. When we focus on what we share—and build from there—we are lifted. Ken Streater has witnessed this in threadbare and thriving places around the world. His belief in our ability to fix what ails us comes from eye-opening experiences and deep interactions with everyday heroes across the globe. Be it showdowns with angry hippos, tropical nuclear attacks, billionaire shenanigans, Siberian soccer wars or quiet conversations, these events and others motivate Ken to foster positive change. He hopes to talk with you soon about building better communities.  
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Testimonials

  • "Be the Good" is inspiring and heartwarming but most importantly, it is actionable.

    Nir Eyal

    Bestselling author of "Indistractable"
  • One of the good news stories that resonates within every life…that anyone can take to heart.

    Meryl Streep

    Academy Award winning actress on "The Gift of Courage"
  • Ken Streater is an awesome storyteller who shares a much needed message of love and compassion.

    Jon Bullock

    Podcast Host of Jon Bullock Speaks
  • This short, inspiring book had me from the nuclear missile opening to the tear-jerker movie close. It offers practical wisdom on how to be a better person—and a happier one. Former river guide Ken Streater is a skillful navigator of the tricky terrain of good, and his timing is exquisite.

    Jonathan Alter

    Author, journalist, documentary filmmaker on "Be the Good"
  • Ken speaks not to impress but to uplift people and communities.

    Krayna Castelbaum

    Poet and Keynote Speaker
  • In a world where we are often disappointed in the lack of courage in our national and political leaders, "The Gift of Courage" is a respite. The reporting here is solid and the inspiration profound.

    Geraldine Laybourne

    Founding Member
  • With stories about his extraordinary experiences learning and working in both troubled and flourishing communities around the world, Ken Streater will inspire you to action to create a happier world promising a greater good for many.

    Dacher Keltner

    Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley and author of "Born To Be Good" and "The Power Paradox"
  • "Be the Good" offers the wisdom of community change makers and everyday citizens from around the globe and shines light on how our world can be, where goodness abounds. Ken Streater shares powerful personal stories that show us how we each can be a greater force for good on the planet.

    Marci Shimoff

    NY Times bestselling author of "Happy for No Reason" and "Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul"
  • Don’t you want to help fix what’s broken in society? But where to begin? Ken Streater to the rescue. He offers up an entertaining tool kit of simple everyday acts of kindness and gratitude to help us all be forces for good in our families, neighborhoods, work places, communities, and by extension the world—just when we need it the most.

    Heather Lende

    NY Times bestselling author of "If You Lived Here", "I’d Know Your Name" and "Find the Good"
  • When we lead with kindness and love, there’s no limit to the kind of change we can make in the world. In "Be the Good", Ken Streater cuts through the obstacles to make clear how each one of us can be a force for good every day in the communities in which we live.

    Maggie Doyne

    CNN’s Hero of the Year and CEO, Blink Now Foundation

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“It’s the hunger to write a new story that drives them to overcome their limited circumstances,” writes Carmine Gallo in his book, “The Storyteller’s Secret.” As I read this sentence—about how individuals change for the better and achieve greatness in their lives—I realized it had broader implications: It’s the hunger to write a new story that […]

Awe

During the Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing, China, citizen protestors clashed with their own army. One brave man even stared down a phalanx of tanks, stopping them dead in their tracks. Coincidentally at that time I was in Asia, only a thousand miles but a political world away from the horrors of Tiananmen, where hundreds […]

Let's Be Still

Over the past twelve hours, I have watched my kids play with their friend who came to our home for a sleepover. My wife and a friend went out for a drink. And my buddy Mitch and I worked out together and talked about the election and the state of the States. My children’s friend […]
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