Alumni Sally Hill and Facilitator Matt Wicking listed as two of Wildwons' top 12 thinkers
Wildwon is an end-to-end experience design agency, founded by Yvonne Lee and our very own Sally Hill. In a recent article from the Wildwon team, both our rock star facilitator Matt Wicking and 'rewilder' alumni Sally Hill were recognised as two of Australias top thinkers.
12 Australian Thinkers You Should Know About
Manuela Lopez Mañan
In a world where we're bombarded with information and our attention is scattered, the value of deep thinking is greater than ever. Here are just some of the people (in no particular order) who take time out to stop and think - and thankfully to write and speak, because we love the result. Who would you add to the list?
Sally co-founded Wildwon in 2012 and the Purpose conference in 2015. She’s a sustainability and experience design expert and writes about a range of topics from the practise of experience design to the evolution of responsible and ethical business. Sally is one of the leading voices in the conversation and movement around purpose-driven and future-focussed business and she regularly speaks about this positive movement changing business as usual. Her thinking has been profiled in VICE ‘How activist Sally Hill is keeping corporate Australia accountable’, Eco Business on ‘Why millennials are driving the sustainable brand revolution’, Pro Bono Australia on ‘Rethinking business models with purpose’, The Real Unreal challenging the ideas that women “aren’t creative”’, The Vocal ‘Five lessons from a Sydney entrepreneur on how to take the right risks’ in entrepreneurship as well as the design of cities, and on business blogs including Zendesk and the Xero podcast - have a read or a listen and you’ll get a better idea of why Sally is among this list of thinkers. TW: @sallyrhill
Matt Wicking thinks about the deep and dark issues relating to climate change and sustainability - but uses humour and creativity to present them in a way that creates positive energy. As a musician, writer, presenter and facilitator his gift is making complex ideas simple and beautiful. Matt does the deep thinking, rumination and exploration of these issues for us, so we get to benefit from his clarity and wisdom. An experience with Matt as a thinker is an experience of a master facilitator, an enthraller of crowds and an enchanting musician who can have even the most sceptical audience eating out of the palm of his hand, thanks to the thought he applies to any interaction. An example of the deep thought Matt applies to his work: every time he MCs for an event, Matt starts with what he calls an Acknowledgment of Context: taking a moment to acknowledge the context in which we gather - one where the impact the human species is having in our environment is significant (see more here). Matt works with ‘good people doing good stuff’ and makes us have important conversations. TW: @mattwicking
To find out who else made the list check out the complete article here
This article was orginally published August 2017 by Wildwons author Manuela Lopez Mañan. The original article can be found here