We are brilliant at designing , mobilising and teaching leadership, soft skills and entrepreneurship programs. We spend our days iterating on how to interrupt the current education system and better equip the upcoming generation with 21st century skills. Because we are non-donor dependant, we charge fees on a sliding scale basis ( no fee to market rates) based on a resources scorecard. Needs, Measurement, Sustainable outcomes and Impact are critical to our analysis.
Hello Lovely Human
I am Sallyann, Lead Tree Shaker at the Foundation
I started this Foundation in August 2010 with a small inheritance from my dad. The issue of leadership, awakening one’s potential and exploring the length and breadth of why we are here is a very personal one to me. I spent the first 1/4 of my life being everyone’s version of who I should be. I was a lawyer, sat on all the right boards, lived in the right house etc. but I was living an inauthentic life.
Thankfully I was forced to find my courage and start over. This time I am doing it following my own intuition in my natural areas of strength and passion. Throughout my transition into who I am becoming, I have kept asking these questions
- What would happen if during the formative years of 9-12, we were given the leadership development, soft skills and an entrepreneurial mindset we need to thrive regardless of our education and life circumstance?
- What if adult who had lost their way as I did could get back to that 9-12 year old playful, creative and fearless mindset, would they be able to re-design their lives and still each their potential?
- What if by doing this work of the Foundation as a transparent experiment/case-study I am able to re-define the way and in what we educate future generations.
The Foundation’s work in the Middle East and the Caribbean is my attempt, with the help of hundreds of invaluable teachers of the Foundation programs, to answers these questions.
Our Core Programs
BRING MINDFULNESS TO YOUR CLASSROOM
We created a beautiful visual tool with photographer David Lazar. Images coupled with leadership centric phrases galvanise the issues facing students in growing into a leader. Our online platform, accessible by codes in the book, creates a blended learning and teaching environment where book owners can co-create together.