Flynn Coleman On "Advocacy, Mindfulness & Creativity"

Flynn Coleman is an inspiration. Where to even begin with the incredible impact she's made on the world? As an international human rights lawyer, social entrepreneur, mindfulness, innovation, and creativity teacher educator, author, TedX speaker and founder and CEO of an ethically driven shop, it's easy to say that Flynn's hellbent on inspiring and empowering the world with her incredible voice and mind. She's travelled the world, worked with the U.N., international corporations and human rights organizations around the world, and today's she's chatting with us all about her journey, her experiences in advocating for others so that people can share their stories in their own words, in their own way, and how we can tap into the "dance" of creativity through mindfulness and bringing our best to every moment. Are you ready for some next level inspiration?

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

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  • Flynn's core belief that everyone has a story to tell and her mission to be an advocate so that people can share their experiences in their own words, in their own way
  • How Flynn's adventures and experiences around the world has helped her celebrate the diversity within our world and also realizing how our humanity is very much the same
  • How she remains positive about her outlook on the world when dealing with the world's toughest problems (and how Dumbledore inspires her perspective!)
  • "Travel for good" to positively impact communities and how to make sure that we are not traveling for voyeurism
  • Infusing principles in our day to day lives to get involved and make a difference on a local level
  • Flynn's social enterprise, Malena, it's origins and its mission to empower artisans in an international market by telling the stories behind the goods 
  • Some of Flynn's favorite stories from working with individuals around the world and how involving ourselves in our local area can make a greater impact
  • Finding inspiration and creativity in the beauty in the ordinary and how tapping into the "dance" of creativity comes from what we bring to it
  • Un-training our ideas of how creativity "should" be and turning towards mindfulness to find inspiration
  • Flynn's favorite book selections (which she listed off of the top of her head!)

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Photos of Flynn taken by Melissa de Mata