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Change Activist: Make Big Things Happen Fast: Make Big Things Happen Fast, 3rd Edition


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- Stories from activists who have made change in their own lives and those around them- Structured plan for you to be the change activist you need- Actions and exercises to kickstart change


  • Copyright 2022
  • Dimensions: 198X129
  • Pages: 296
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-292-35086-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-292-35086-8

This book is for anyone wanting to make change happen in their life, in their workplace or community and possibly for a better world. It shows how social activists ask better questions, take baby steps to move to the next level. From green campaigns to building profitable, trusted teams, to Government policy, Carmel offers practical tools and strategies in your personal and professional life. Rather than tune out or hope someone else will create the best options, Change Activists use passion, purpose and a compelling plan to move forward. Change activists ask better questions - what am I passionate about, what change do I want to see in the world, how can I make big things happen fast in my life? If you are interested in values led change for yourself, and across any kind of organization this will help; there is power in being true to yourself, in doing the right thing. And it is your life, so don’t be plastic about it.

The book describes how to navigate the ups and downs of making change happen; from start up to scale up, to winning backers and allies. Through interviews with global change leaders including Big Issue co Founder Lord John Bird, Kenyan education leader Qabale Duba and Indian vaccination activist Varsha Vanugobal, Carmel unpacks the elements of successful change activists, suggests we are all capable of more, if we take action. This is a practical guide - Carmel wants everyone to find and play their part in a better future.

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Table of Contents




  • What is a change activist?
  • Why change activism is needed now?
  • And you should listen to me because..?
  • My change activist story


  • How can you take charge of your life?
  • How open are you to change?
  • What do you stand for?
  • If the direction of your life feels unclear, it’s ok, start here
  • Passion, purpose, plan for successful change
  • What did activism ever do for anyone?
  • The benefits of change activism
  • Choose action or stay passive
  • What do you want to change?
  • Is very, very ok to ask for help
  • My passion, my purpose, my plan
  • Practical activism – here's how
  • 10 step self-development plan
  • And action – toolkit and exercises


  • Change Activism can strengthen your bottom line
  • What does purpose-led business look like?
  • Purpose led companies outperform
  • Fairness as a business norm
  • To your mind and soul
  • How to create multi million pound social partnerships
  • Profit and principles
  • What’s that got to do with me?
  • Change led by you, energises you


  • Nourish your mind, body and soul
  • Why life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Resilience starts with radical self care
  • Becoming a priority in your own life
  • Your beliefs about reality create your experience of it
  • Ask better questions
  • Team You


  • Can we create a post-poverty Britain?
  • The L.I.F.E. programme – more information




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