Erik is a serial social entrepreneur (basically, he can’t stop thinking about how to improve people’s lives and society, and how to repair the planet). He has worked in the building of projects, organisations, and world movements. He is a co-founder of Ireland’s national training centre for sustainability, “Cultivate”, where he designed, facilitated and delivered a diverse menu of trainings between 2000 and 2007. Trainings were provided for individuals seeking to mesh their heart with their hands: ways to live more of their own values. Others were focused on groups, organisations, companies and both the Dublin city council and the national government. Erik’s work with youth began in his own youth in the USA, where he taught ecological restoration and permaculture gardening. In Dublin, Erik produced two youth projects, “Strength in Diversity” a six month project for young people whose groups were stereotyped and marginalized by Irish society; and “Cultivate Community”, a street festival attracting 20,000 people and featuring a large temporary skate park and dedicated youth culture zone. In 2012, Erik and two colleagues rented a tall ship on the Baltic Sea and took 28 people for a week of transformational workshops for change-makers, “Youth and Elders”. Erik is known for his insightful and intuitive coaching on communication, sustainable branding and social innovation startups. He brings a design background and systems thinking to his work, along with a deep history of intercultural work. Key to all of Erik’s work facilitating learning is a focus on each individual and their particular learning style and needs, while building skills for communication, inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork.