Spotlight: Dannie Quilitzsch

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What drives you?

Bringing people closer to sustainability without them having to change dramatically. I know that trying to get people to act in a more sustainable way is very difficult and I have found event to be an effective tool. That’s why I founded my first company Good Events.

Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years?

The Sharing Economy.

Currently reading

The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte

Background

“I have always been a helper. I wanted to study psychology but it was going to be too long. I spent 5 years in advertising, but really prefered working with the pro-bono consultants. At 25 I went back to university to study psychology and start my therapeutic training with the aim of working with children and parents. In the early 2000’s, I founded Utopia, a platform to promote sustainability. It features easy ways for consumers to act more sustainably. After a while, I went back into coaching. I set up Feels Like Home ( a singer songwriter series with a social cause), Streetfood Thursday, Hallo Frau Nachbar (a Hamburg-based neighborhood market to promote community and local, sustainable consumption) and came on-board as master coach at Social Impact Lab Hamburg.”

The most inspiring experience in her career so far? “I once produced an advertising film with a big star and I realized just how much money went into it – while all of my small nonprofit clients didn’t have the tiniest fraction of that budget. This triggered me to change: I want to empower people to make the same money with doing good like being a social entrepreneur.”

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