The assignment I've been most excited about this past month is giving Google Security training at Google Zukunftswerkstatt in Germany. I've always really loved training people, so I'm super grateful to be an UpSkill Digital trainer and for this new assignment.
In September, I presented a training on reputation building and digital security in Hamburg. Next month, I'll be talking about family security online and reputation building at the Zukunftswerkstatt in Munich.
Digital companies get a lot of criticism for how they use people's data. However, the internet is the most empowering of all tools – if you use it correctly. Once a person shifts their usage and becomes a producer instead of a consumer, they'll notice how empowering digital media can be. (You can read all about it in my books :) )
If you read my August summary, you've probably noticed I've been working on Swing Kitchen's rebranding for a while. In September, I gave a social media workshop to the marketing team, and I've finalized the brand bible and the language manual. I've also handed in a final report on the community initiatives I organized on their behalf in Berlin. At the moment, I'm writing the copy for Swing Kitchen's website, which should go live in the next couple of weeks.
For CIEE's eLab, I'm currently working on curricula and an outreach strategy for a series of weekend workshops. eLab's courses usually take 6 to 12 weeks. But, for most people, it's not easy to pack up their bags and come to Berlin or London for that amount of time. Thus, we've decided to develop short-form workshops to make the eLab knowledge available to and accessible by a much broader audience.
I usually have (a few too many) side projects. I've applied to MOE Foundation's mentoring program and got to spend three days working on-site with them in London. I also have an idea I’m working on with the "Act on Plastic Challenge" initiated by the Soul Foundation.
Also, in light of my food gathering research, I was lucky to host Yana from Salo Series on my sofa. It was inspiring to see her arrange a Kamayan dinner at my place. And we got to eat with our hands! If you'd like to read more about Yana's work, her interview is featured in my book Work Trips and Road Trips. I will also adapt her story for the book I've been working on so stay tuned.
Along those lines, I'd urge you to go and see the FOOD exhibition at the V&A if you happen to be in London anytime soon. Iif not, I can highly recommend the exhibition catalog, which I bought without even knowing it was an exhibition catalog in the first place.
I'm currently available for projects, so please let me know if you need marketing, branding, or community building help.