Ep 2 - Abby Falik: Redefining How We Live and Learn

Speaking Human-First

22-06-2023 • 45 mins

Abby Falik is an award-winning entrepreneur and expert in social innovation and leadership.

With an aspiration to “only preach what I already practice,” Abby, her husband, and two young sons spent the last nine months traveling across the globe to embody her commitment to bridging the gap between theory and practice, challenging conventional wisdom, and seeking innovative approaches to make a meaningful impact on the world.

A former founder and CEO of a global nonprofit, Abby is currently an entrepreneur in residence with the Emerson Collective based in California, USA. She’s building a global movement to redefine the rite of passage between high school and college while encouraging all of us to ask ourselves, "What are we pretending not to know?"

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How Abby’s core value of authenticity drives her approach to practicing what she preaches
  • Why Abby, her husband, and two young sons immersed themselves in communities across the globe
  • Abby’s vision for a connective, empathetic, and resilient orientation for leaders committed to solving problems
  • Why youth education should include creativity, risk-taking, and innovation instead of a high-stakes race to college
  • Why the transition between childhood and adulthood should become a global rite of passage
  • Why relational currency is vital to the spread of creative ideas and solutions

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Resources:

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