At Sansori, we believe that the best way of learning is by doing.

But if we had to pick a close second best, it would be by listening. So, we’ve asked people we admire to share their stories. These leaders come from diverse sectors but all are passionate about what they do and innovative in how they do it. Their journeys illuminate helpful paths, common pitfalls, creative strategies, and remind us how much we can accomplish if we try.


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    Terena Bell

    CEO, In Every Language

    “TRANSLATING OPPORTUNITY”

    “Translating Opportunity” Terena Bell and In Every Language The fact that her grandfather didn’t know how to read or write, or that she w... Read More >

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    Kyle Berner

    CEO, Feelgoodz

    “FLIP FLOP PHILANTHROPY”

    "Flip Flop Philanthropy" Kyle Berner and Feelgoodz Flip flops and social change. That is what Kyle Berner is all about. A New Orleans native, Kyle... Read More >

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    Lauren Broadhurst

    Director, Healthworks Foundation

    “FIT TO LEAD”

    "Fit to Lead" Lauren Broadhurst and the Healthworks Foundation Since 1977 Healthworks, Inc. has been providing women with quality fitness centers ... Read More >

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    Theordore “Dorie” Friend

    Former President, Eisenhower Foundation

    “THE FRIENDLY UNKNOWN”

    "The Friendly Unknown " Theodore "Dorie" Friend From publishing a comparative history of the Philippines and Indonesia under Japanese control to s... Read More >

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    Michael Garjian

    Founder, E2M

    “THE COMMUNITY AGE”

    "The Community Age" Michael Garjian and E2M Ever since growing up on a Massachusetts farm, Michael Garjian has been in touch with nature and commu... Read More >

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    Aparajita Gogoi

    Executive Director, Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) India

    “SLOWLY BUT SURELY”

    "Slowly But Surely" Aparajita Gogoi and the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) Aparajita Gogoi traces her early passion abou... Read More >

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    Rafael Goldberg

    Founder, Interrupcion Fair Trade

    “INTERRUPTING ROUTINE”

    "Interrupting Routine" Rafael Goldberg and Interrupcion Rafael Goldberg was a Politics and Philosophy major at New York University. When he heard ... Read More >

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    Holland Hoagland

    Sculptor

    “FIGURES WITHIN”

    Holland’s sculptures can be as breathtaking in size and scope as they are in their minute realism. For decades she has given exquisite new life to w... Read More >

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    Sabrina Hamilton

    Artistic Director, Ko Festival of Performance

    “THE ART OF COLLABORATION”

    "The Art of Collaboration" Sabrina Hamilton, Artistic Director, Ko Festival of Performance ... Read More >

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    Bert Holland

    CEO, Prancing Leopard

    “INTERVIEW COMING SOON”

    Interview coming soon...... Read More >

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    Caroline Howe

    Environmental Entrepreneu

    “UP AND COMING”

    "Up and Coming" Caroline Howe, Environmental Entrepreneur Anyone who knows Caroline Howe will tell you that they have been inspired by her passion... Read More >

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    Jo Khalifa

    Founder, MoJo Roast

    “CONSCIOUS COFFEE”

    “Conscious Coffee” Jo Khalifa and MoJo Roast   Jo Khalifa is a personal coffee roaster. She buys raw coffee and roasts it to order for... Read More >

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    Dan Levinson

    Co-Founder, Green Village Initiative

    “BEYOND EQUITY”

    After an extensive career in private equity, Dan Levinson decided to find another outlet for his business talents. Inspired by local sustainability.... Read More >

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    Jeremy Litchfield

    CEO, Atayne

    “HOW TO RUN”

    "How to Run" Jeremy Litchfield and Atayne   Jeremy Litchfield has always been a runner. But when he was out exercising one day and the dye... Read More >

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    Geri Mannion

    Program Director, Carnegie Corporation

    “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OPEN”

    "The Importance of Being Open" Geri Mannion and the Carnegie Corporation   Like many women in her generation, Geri was expected to become ... Read More >

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    K. Mcarthur

    Founding Partner, Free Range Studios

    “A GOOD IDEA TO SPREAD GOOD IDEAS”

    "A Good Idea to Spread Good Ideas" McArthur and Free Range Studios Free Range Studios off... Read More >

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    Ted Ning

    Director, LOHAS

    “LISTEN AND LEARN”

    "Listen and Learn" Ted Ning and LOHAS Talking to Ted Ning, it's easy to form an early impression that his success is something that happened to hi... Read More >

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    Tim O’Shea

    CEO, Cleanfish

    “TELLING CLEAN STORIES”

    "Telling Clean Stories" Tim O'Shea and CleanFish Tim O'Shea has spearheaded traveling theater companies as well as major environmental consulting ... Read More >

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    Piruze Sabuncu

    Founder, Challenge Project

    “A CHALLENGING STARTUP”

    "A Challenging Startup" Piruze Sabuncu and The Challenge Project   How can you make routine tasks like exercise as fun and addictive as, say... Read More >

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    Ned Tozun

    President and Director, d.light design

    “THE ENTREPRENEURIAL LIGHT”

    "The Entrepreneurial Light" Ned Tozun and d.light design   A self-declared “serial entrepreneur,” Ned is hard to pin down. Constantly ... Read More >

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    PHOENIX WANG

    Co-Founder, Startl

    “THE FOURTH PATH”

    “The Fourth Path” Phoenix Wang and Startl Startl likes to think of itself as the Sundance Institute for digital learning. It is a not-for-prof... Read More >

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    EWA WOJKOWSKA

    Co-Founder, Kopernik

    “CROWD-FUNDING THE COMMUNITY”

    "Crowd-Funding the Community" Ewa Wojkowska and Kopernik After ten years of working with ... Read More >