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Impact the World

Live Your Values and Drive Change As a Citizen Statesperson

Rich, Carrie / Fealk, Dean


1. Edition June 2022
240 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-84891-2
John Wiley & Sons

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Supercharge your impact on global issues and drive transformative change in the world around you

Impact the World: Live Your Values and Drive Change As a Citizen Statesperson is your motivational guide to becoming a superpowered individual committed to improving your community--and the world--through your values and actions. You'll discover why the intersection of a renewed civic spirit and new technologies empowering individuals at the local level equates to an unprecedented opportunity to channel global impact.

From poverty and homelessness to violence and corruption, we often see challenges in the world around us and ask, "Why doesn't someone do something?" We look to people with more experience, or people with more influence, or people with more time or resources than ourselves to step up and find answers to some of our biggest problems. But what if we didn't wait for others? What if we stepped up, and looked for ways to employ our skills to solve the biggest and most complex problems of our time?

That's what leaders do. That's what citizen statespeople do.

This book is a call to action. From local to global, from the private sector to government, and to the frontlines of social entrepreneurship, authors Carrie Rich and Dean Fealk explore the benefits and challenges of becoming a citizen statesperson, showing how to pull together disparate threads to solve pressing social, political, and economic challenges. You'll also discover:

* The lifecycle of a citizen statesperson, including an enlightening discussion of how to build your personal brand

* Inspiring case studies of real-life citizen statespeople around the world

* Explorations of the new technologies that can be used to accelerate the impact of a citizen statesperson on the world

Simultaneously optimistic, inspiring, intensely practical, and engaging, Impact the World will earn a valued place in the libraries of civic leaders, activists, social justice advocates, business executives, politicians, volunteers, public servants, and anyone else looking for a way to magnify their influence and impact in any area that matters to them.

Foreword by John C. Maxwell vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Why Being a Citizen Statesperson Matters 1

Chapter 2 What It Takes 19

Chapter 3 Life Cycle of a Citizen Statesperson 37

Chapter 4 A Citizen Statesperson's Environment 61

Chapter 5 You Can Do It 77

Chapter 6 Leveraging Established, Powerful Organizations to Create Positive Change 101

Chapter 7 Change Starts with You 117

Chapter 8 What Does It Take to Be a Citizen Statesperson? 141

Chapter 9 Implementation 161

Chapter 10 Who We Are 181

Appendix: Additional Resources 207

About the Authors 217

Index 221
CARRIE RICH is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, a global nonprofit organization that has helped create thousands of jobs in underserved communities around the world. She is also the founder of the Global Impact Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in socially impactful businesses. Carrie serves on the Board of Directors of Trinity Health and the Atlas Health Foundation. She is the recipient of The Daily Record's Most Admired CEO, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, and POLITICO Women Who Rule award. Ms. Rich lives with her husband and three young children in Maryland where they enjoy spending time together as a family in the countryside.

DEAN FEALK is an award-winning international attorney and civic leader and Northern California co-managing partner of a leading global law firm. Dean serves in leadership capacities to various civic organizations, including CEO business groups, NGOs and think tanks, and has advised and convened government leaders and politicians around the world on public policy issues. He is a co-founding member of the Halifax International Security Forum, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. Passionate about service and public policy, Dean has advised three presidential campaigns on foreign policy and has represented the State of California in trade and investment missions around the world. Dean lives with his wife and two children in Piedmont, California.