Finding that One Thing That Switches You On with Ken Banks, National Geographic Society Explorer and Founder of kiwanja.net
April 30, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner
Ken Banks was one of four children raised by his mother after his father passed away early in his childhood in England. Resources were tight and his mother worked hard to support her family. Despite hardships, Ken has always seen himself as lucky. He is well known as an innovator, mobile technologist and anthropologist and the founder of kiwanja.net, enabling communications channels for communities in the developing world by leveraging mobile phones and text messaging through offline computers. Ken found his life path by accident: a broken leg while working at a primate sanctuary in Africa led to a big life change -- the discovery of a life work that has truly "switched me on." Since then, this National Geographic Society Explorer has devoted his life to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world, winning major awards for his work. Join Host Kate Ebner to hear Ken’s wisdom, experience and his truly inspiring vision.
Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life
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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.
Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.
Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.