We are thrilled to have some great people helping the project. Meet our Advisory Board:

Dr Wendy Ellyatt

Dr Wendy Ellyatt

Wendy is passionate about unlocking the potential in people. For the last thirty years she has been exploring the unique qualities of human learning and development, with a particular emphasis on what gives us meaning and purpose. Her studies have taken her from being a specialist in the foundational importance of early learning, to examining natural systems dynamics, our understanding of the word 'wisdom' and the importance of family and community life for the creation of sustainable societies and cultures of lifelong learning. Over the last ten years she has devoted her time to addressing a growing concern about societal values and wellbeing and the importance of safeguarding natural development in the early years. She is the founder and Chief Executive of the Save Childhood Movement www.savechildhood.net, which in 2013 established National Children's Day UK www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com as a significant platform for raising awareness about child rights and wellbeing. In 2018 she created the Flourish Project www.flourishproject.net as a major new global initiative and in 2019 she became Co-Chair of the Global Council for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She is also now leading the development of the UK Spirituality in Education Alliance.

Richard Lucas

Richard Lucas

Richard identifies as European, Polish, Krakowian, British, a citizen of the world, a TEDx-er, an immigrant, father, and as business and social entrepreneur. He has started more than 30 businesses in Poland, the UK and USA, and many initiatives promoting entrepreneurship since he moved to Krakow in 1991. He sometimes teaches entrepreneurship and leadership in schools, universities and business schools. He was responsible for the on line "Wojtek the Soldier Bear" movement and the Statue in Kraków's Park Jordana for which the Polish Government awarded him a Pro Memoria medal. He has been involved in TED and TEDx events since 2009, is the Curator and Founder of TEDxKazimierz He is committed to changing lives for the better through working on spreading great ideas.

Adrian Hodgson

Adrian Hodgson

Adrian is an International Urban Planning and Development Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in urban development projects globally, including Australia, Germany, Africa, Latin America and Asia with/for municipalities, NGOs, international development organisations (GIZ, UN HABITAT), universities and companies. He is fundamentally focused on improving living conditions for those in most need in urban environments (particularly at the micro level e.g. village/neighbourhood) of low- and middle-income countries through genuine co-construction of solutions with local communities, and harnessing/building upon home-grown ingenuity together with existing locally valued processes and resources.

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