Beyond providing fun experiences at
camp, the power of the ripple has
extended to changing foster care laws
in Colorado, Lynn’s home state. In her
new book Vision for a Change, Lynn
tells her compelling story of giving two
heartfelt speeches to lawmakers in the
Colorado House of Representatives and
Senate. She built an impassioned—and
successful—argument for changing the
child welfare system to prioritize placing siblings together in foster care.
Shortly after, Lynn lobbied to get the
United States Senate to declare March 1
as National Sibling Connection Day,
which became effective March 1, 2006.
For her success in affecting change,
Lynn has been named as an Ashoka
Fellow, a global association of social
entrepreneurs who’ve created system-changing solutions in the world. Only
2,000 fellows from 60 countries have
been invited into its fold. Ashoka fellows do more than initiate wide-scale
change; they influence the status quo,
spread innovative solutions and inspire
others to take leaps themselves. As both
visionaries and realists, they turn vision
into action. “This discipline especially
applies to professional speakers. We are
all agents for doing good by doing well
in this world,” Lynn says.
Building Bigger Bonfires
Lynn has stepped into this social entrepreneurial arena with confidence and
experience in coaching, mentoring and
inspiring leaders to implement their
own visions for change. “I know playing on a bigger stage and building bigger fires is where I belong—among the
big thinkers and doers who collaborate
to orchestrate social breakthroughs,”
she says. Members of NSA will witness
her passion on stage at the San Francisco Winter Workshop, where Lynn
will inspire others to ignite their own
power for change.
“Speakers already own ripples of
influence that can extend well beyond
their current marketplace into the
world at large,” Lynn says. “So many
people believe they don’t have time to
do more based on their to-do lists. But
ultimately what’s more important—
working on your list or making a change
that will leave a lasting legacy?”
Barbara McNichol writes and edits articles,
books and book proposals for authors, speakers and entrepreneurs. An NSA member since
1995, she has edited Lynn Price’s books,
Real Belonging and A Vision for a Change.
Contact her at (887)
696-4899 or editor@
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