Think big & follow through

Changing the world by inspiring curiosity

Picking up on the theme from our previous post of changing the world through education, our series on exceptional people who are creating positive change continues with Eija Myötyri, who develops workshops that inspire a new generation to become scientists and mathematicians.

What is your quest?

I create workshops for kids involving mathematics and physics. I try to make them inspired, interested, curious… to light a little flame inside them, so when they grow up and choose what they want to do, maybe they will make the world a better place!

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Growing a generation capable of peace

Education is an important part of changing the world, and learning how to learn effectively is one way of increasing the potential impact you can have.

Jussi Hölttä is a coach, educator and blogger, and founder of Interbeing. I recently caught up with him at the University of Helsinki’s Think Corner.

What is your quest?

To grow a generation capable of peace. Helping people learn is the step that I’m working on right now.

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Changing the world the entrepreneur style

When people think about changing the world they often think about associations, charities, etc. But that’s not the only way and many times it’s not even the best way. Very often the best way to make a business out of it and become an entrepreneur.

A great example of this is Karla Nieminen, who we recently interviewed. She has her own training company called Jäänmurtajat (ice breakers) that offers people skills lectures, courses and tutoring and also she’s been very active volunteering in the Helsinki chapter of Young Entrepreneurs of Finland.

Karla is on quest to shape the Finnish society by training people to develop great interpersonal skills. She chose this quest because of her own experiences as a young girl.

“I want to help people because I also got help. I get super motivated when I see the effects of helping someone. It just feels great to raise awareness about developing better interpersonal skills.”

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Advancing to the next level

Have you always wanted to change the world but still not sure how you could do it? At NurtUp we believe that everyone can create a positive impact in the world by being ambitious, caring and inspiring. To help you get started with your quest to change the world we decided to ask exceptional people who are already doing it!

Anne Badan is well known in the Helsinki Startup community as the driving force behind The Shortcut, and it was there that I caught up with her to talk about her quest to help foreigners in Finland build successful businesses.

What is your quest?

When I came to Finland my whole career was already planned; I had no intention of being an entrepreneur, but Finland turned me into one. I couldn’t find anything that matched my expectations, ambitions and motivation, so I thought “if I can’t find it, then let’s create it for myself!”

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Make the world better by doing what you love

Have you always wanted to change the world but still not sure how you could do it? At NurtUp we believe that everyone can create a positive impact in the world by being ambitious, caring and inspiring. To help you get started with your quest to change the world we decided to ask exceptional people who are already doing it!

We recently interviewed Touko Kontro, a Finnish angel investor about how he is changing the world. Touko is entrepreneur who is passionate about innovations, sustainability and helping others succeed in business.

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The Hero and my journey to NurtUp

Last Monday I ran a session of The Hero — my first since joining NurtUp. As always, it left me feeling motivated and inspired, so now seems like a good time to write about the positive impact the game and NurtUp have had on my life.

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