“The change starts with me: Separating organisational goals from your own goals”. Laura Sullivan, Director for Europe and the Americas, ActionAid International

Laura SullivanLaura Sullivan is a passionate social activist with 15 years experience in NGOs and the EU institutions. She started working for ActionAid International ten years ago and she has been the Director for Europe and the Americas these last couple of years. She is about to leave her job soon, but she will stay on as Vice President to the Board of Concord, the Confederation of Development and Relief NGOs in Europe, acting as their main EU spokesperson.

Concretely, she specialises in campaigning and in rethinking NGO organisational strategies to effect change globally. Beyond that, she is a big fan of language and all things musical!

“Become a better version of yourself”. Vicky Martinez Dorr, leader of “Making People Shine”

Vicky Martinez DorrVicky Martinez Dorr is the leader of a concept that aims to help people develop their inner talents and make them shine. “A fruitful merging of coaching + branding; bringing together a tangible mix of tools to help those who need to add assertiveness to their entrepreneurial ideas and consequently put them out into the real world.”

Vicky has a background in public relations in Buenos Aires, marketing & advertising in Brussels, and coaching with NLP & Time Line Therapy® in London. All of this is reflected in 13 years of work experience in corporate sales, marketing & communications around the world.

Stuck, frustrated and lacking in motivation were the words that most resonated with Vicky at the time when she created her own concept; a concept that encompasses guidance on self-assertiveness and creative branding (for people or businesses). It is especially useful for those who have decided to jump into the entrepreneur and freelancing world.