Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Read with Me: The Ocean of Life

"A Silent Spring for oceans, written by 'the Rachel Carson of the fish world.'"

For the past 9 months, I've been working with Upwell, a nonprofit social media PR firm with one client: the ocean. Their Online Ocean Activists Goodreads Group (that I'm facilitating) is reading its first book, The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts

We'll have a tweetchat about it on February 21st at 11 AM PT using the hashtag #oceanoflife.

I hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Art Relief: An Interview with Elana Haviv

As some of you know, in addition to producing my own podcast, The Big Vision Podcast, I also produce the Arts and Healing Network's Podcast, where I recently interviewed Elana Haviv, the Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE) about their Hurricane Sandy Art Relief Caravan Project which was featured in The Huffington Post article, Art Heals Heartache for Sandy Kids.

CMCE creates academic and artistic programs to help children and youth understand and overcome violent world events. Elana designed The Telling History Project: Understanding the Past to Create the Future, a curriculum to teach students about human rights. After 9/11, she spearheaded an art-based CMCE 9/11 Trauma Relief Project in the New York City schools. She also pioneered art-based healing programs in post-war Bosnia.

You can listen to the interview on the Arts and Healing Network's website, or on the player (below). Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Transformative Leadership for Social Change: Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

"I believe that if we're going to really make change in the world, and we're going to make the world be what we want it to be, it's going to require that we love each other."
~ Akaya Windwood

Akaya Windwood, President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She brings her skills as an organizational consultant and executive coach to her lifetime commitment to working for a fair and equitable society and to Rockwood's network of 4,000 powerful, collaborative, and interconnected leaders. You can follow Akaya on Twitter at @AkayaWindwood. You can connect with Rockwood on Twitter at @rockwoodleaders and check out their blog at

You can listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast via iTunes, or on the player above.  If you like the show, I'd really appreciate it if you took a moment to rate and review it on iTunes.

If you have suggestions for people I should interview, or for a do-good organization that would like to sponsor the show, please email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

Full disclosure: Rockwood Leadeship Institute is a client.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Someone needs your blog

Someone needs your blog.

Don't wait.

Write it.

Share it.


If you need someone to be your blogging cheerleader, the next Juicy Blogging E-Course is running from January 11-February 1, 2013. I also have a few spaces open for personal blog coaching.