Rina Liddle is an entrepreneur, educator and visual artist. She has taught a variety of social media, communication and critical theory courses at Emily Carr University, University Canada West and Brighton College since 2009. She has an MA in Photography and Urban Culture from Goldsmiths College, University of London, England and a BFA in General Visual Arts from Emily Carr University. Rina leads a team of 5 contractors and one employee at Liddleworks Indie Media and has helped over 60 clients obtain their business and organizational objectives through training and social media management. She has a passion for visual art and has shown her installation works – many of them utilizing digital and social media components – worldwide, most notably receiving a grant for the work “We Are Watching”, a commission from the City of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Her research interests include: participatory practice; identity politics; online performance, especially online gender performance. Rina believes in supporting local communities, eco and social justice and the slow food movement. She spends her free time eating with family and friends. Her hobbies include meditation, yoga, cycling, growing things and knitting.

Lucca and Rebecca have an enjoyable wander-about with Rina to learn how she came to be where she is today!

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Devon J Hall is a 35 year old writer living in British Columbia BC. She’s worked as an advocate in the past for those living below the poverty line, and now helps to tell the stories, (namely herself) of women escaping abusive relationships.

Instead of waiting until women become victims, Devon is helping to celebrate the lives of those who survive, now, through her blog LoudMouthBrownGirl.

Lucca and Rebecca take some time with this fellow colleague from CJSF to see what she is creating now.

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Kate Sutherland is founding faculty and executive coach with Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Social Innovation, SFU’s new certificate on Evaluation for Social Impact and Transformational Learning, and THNK School of Creative Leadership. An author, Kate’s third book is We Can Do This! 10 Tools to Unleash Our Collective Genius.

Kate has 30+ years experience in organizational and community development and on issues as diverse as food systems, recovery from substance abuse, local currencies, and newcomer settlement. Increasingly her primary focus has become capacity building for leaders and change makers, sharing what has been most helpful in her own work, and especially inner work approaches based in intention, perception, intuition and consciousness.

In this capacity building work, Kate is encouraging people from all walks of life to step up and out as “Facilitators for the Shift”. This phrase is inspired by David Korten’s naming of The Great Turning: how we are in the midst of a huge shift from an industrial growth society to a life sustaining civilization. She recently made digital copies of her latest book available for free as part of work to unleash our collective intelligence, collective wisdom and collective capacity.

Lucca and Rebecca check in with Kate to unpack what the “Shift” is, and how Kate’s past rolls in to how she is engaging with the world today.

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Deb Chaney is a contemporary abstract artist, speaker, & workshop facilitator. Recently named by Vancouver City Buzz and Culture Trip as one of the top 10 contemporary artists to watch in Vancouver, her artwork has been featured in Style At Home Magazine, The Georgia Strait, thrice on the homepage for Saatchi Online Gallery, in Rainmaker Films and on Telus TV. She teaches and speaks about the creative process and living an inspired empowered life. She stands for each of us being creative beings and aims to support others in their own process. Deb is a single mom to her teenage daughter. Her hobbies include hiking and playing guitar. Her mission is to serve others on their journey inward to connect to their joy and empowerment.

Lucca and Rebecca explore Deb’s inspirations and passions, with the intention set to equip other artists and creative souls with resources and supports as they develop their craft.

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