Enkindle Global is a non-profit initiative that cultivates personal wellbeing to bring about social wellbeing.
We believe that social change could and should be carried better when changemakers are thriving and fulfilled.
We believe that burnout is not a given – and we can practice a healthier way of working, acting and living.
We believe that individually and collectively we can enkindle the passion to mobilize change, again and again.
Through mentorship, networks of support and unique participatory gatherings we are inspiring, practicing and sharing the transformation of the way we lead.
Burnout is a real, widespread, cross-sectoral and cross-cultural phenomenon. The evidence speaks for itself, 25% of small business owners reported that they feel burned out. (HBR, 2018)
Leading positive change for a better society is a much needed endeavor as the world faces global sustainability challenges. Yet leaders, changemakers, entrepreneurs, activists, caring and engaged people are often caught in a trap.
Changemakers’ passion to effect positive impact often leads to high stress and health issues. Their prioritization for environmental and social sustainability leaves little room for personal sustainability. Too often social leaders’ care for their work takes neglects their self-care, or sometimes, their ability to detect problems early on.
The signs of burnout are often missed, as described in an article from Thrive Global. Inability to concentrate, boredom, frequent colds, frequent careless mistakes, inability to concentrate, exhaustion regardless of rest, regressing in bad habits, unexplained pain, losing your voice – are just a partial list. Harvard Business Review includes depression and heart disease amongst their list.
Changemakers need their strength, health and energy to do the work and do it well. When leaders maintain a balanced and nourishing way of work and living – the effect ripples through society and humanity benefits.
With an eye to a thriving future and a global lens – Enkindle sets the intention to support all leaders who are committed to cultivating both personal and social wellbeing.