You are in the right place if...

  • You have big ideas for making a difference in the world.
  • You have gifts and passions that you want to put to use for the greatest good.
  • You believe in the power of innovation and sustainability and entrepreneurship as vehicles for creating change.
  • But, you don’t always feel confident putting all the pieces together...
  • ... Sometimes there are so many moving parts in your social enterprise, you wish you could lean on someone else who has ‘been there, done that’. Someone to share wins with, commiserate in failures with, and grow through the inevitable challenges with to create long term, financially sustainable, impact.

You’re in the right place, because this is exactly what we are all about!

“We” being Solène and Danielle.

We have been refining our social entrepreneurial perspectives and knowledge for years now, working with 100’s of changemakers around the world in each of our own businesses, and now together through Changemakers Association.

Below is the timeline that has led to where we are today:

June 2013   

Danielle starts The Sedge, providing strategic social enterprise training for social entrepreneurs.

Late 2014   

With a shared goal of empowering changemakers, and thanks to the magic of the internet, we meet for a 'Skype coffee' and hit it off!

March 2016   

After seeing a need to share our approach to collaboration with other changemakers, we complete our first major project together and publish the book Meeting of the Minds: the Social Entrepreneur's Roadmap for Collaborations that Work.

   September 2014

Solène starts Creators for Good, providing 1 on 1 strategic consulting for impact entrepreneurs.

   June 2015

We host our very first collaborative Q&A workshop (which would be the first of many) and start a community on Facebook to keep the connections going between events. This group is now named 'Changemakers Lab' and has over 1450 people plus is growing everyday!

   June 2016

We officially launch a business together, Changemakers Association. It is the home base for all that we do together, and is where you find yourself now!

Fun facts about us!

  • Danielle lives near mountains in Canada and loves snowboarding. Solène lives near the sea in Turkey and loves snorkeling.
  • When it’s 6pm for Solène, it’s 8am for Danielle and so we practically run Changemakers Association 24/7 😉
  • We had been collaborating for nearly 2 years by the time we finally met in person! (Solène spent 3 days exploring Danielle’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
  • When meeting in person, we realized we have the same height (more or less), carry the same pink bag, have the same TOMs shoes, the same Rank&File t-shirt, the same ikea desk lamp & purple bed sheets. What a globalized world we live in !
  • During that same trip, as he got to know Solène, Danielle’s partner exclaimed that we were basically twins (we must have been destined to find each other in this vast world wide web!)

Our impact

Since the launch of Changemakers Association in May 2016, we are proud to count...

63

members empowered

17

different countries

13

learning modules created

1460

community supporters

... while drinking 2786 cups of (fair trade!) coffee 😉

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What our members say

"Thank you so much for this! You guys nailed it!

I've tried to do the programs of other mentors & coaches but never have gained momentum with them. And because of the place where I'm at today and meeting you guys I feel it's the right time and the right place.

I find a more in depth tone with the two of you, because the human aspect is more prevalent with you guys. It feel different because the emphasis as I see it with you ladies is not in getting results, but in getting in tune with yourself and as a natural result, get results.

So thank you again. I'm very grateful to have met you two. "

Carmen Smallegange, Social Entrepreneurs supporter & founder of  Assistant Entrepreneur, The Netherlands


"I decided to join Changemakers Association because I believe that an external point of view is absolutely crucial when you are running a business on your own. Time is so precious as an entrepreneur, and so I find it very convenient to work “on” my business once a month knowing exactly what to focus on.

I find that the modules are super well done. They are clear, with digestible step-by-step videos, and all the necessary summaries. The topics are super relevant explained in details, while respecting our own intelligence and experience.

Solène and Danielle are very reactive and always give great detailed advices. I have really learned a lot! Every new module boosts my thinking, and motivates me to move forward. "

Nathalie Suisse, Healthy Food advocate + 'Slow Fashion' Entrepreneur at  jecuisinesainfacilement.com & Mode Maille, Switzerland


"Real change doesn’t happen in isolation. The Changemakers Association is the ideal community for collaboration, idea exchange, and support for real business growth.

I’m a firm believer that everyone has a story to share. The Storytelling for Change module gives you the tools and insight to create a lasting impact, and real change, with the story you have to share with the world."

Scott Stembridge, Social Entrepreneurs supporter & founder of South Sea Promotions, New Zealand


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The People Behind Changemakers Association

Solène is is the co-founder of Changemakers Association, as well as the founder of Creators for Good — a consulting agency helping value-driven individuals transition from successful-yet-unfulfilling careers into Citizen Entrepreneurship.

She is a globe-trotteur, passionate about Sustainable Development. She believes that the best way to live in a better world is to create it!

She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication, and a Masters degree in Corporate Social Responsibility. After working in the field of macro-economic research in 5 different countries (Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia and Turkey), she quit her job to start her own value-driven enterprise. Since 2014, she has provided strategic consulting to Citizen Entrepreneurs from 10+ countries.

Danielle is the co-founder of Changemakers Association, and founder of theSedge.org, an online community that provides learning opportunities to social entrepreneurs around the world.

In everything she does, Danielle is passionate about inspiring entrepreneurial problem-solving and working collaboratively to design innovative, financially-sustainable and impactful initiatives.

Danielle holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration, and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship studying under Skoll fellow Martin Burt. Her background includes three years managing commercial loans with an international bank, participating in the world-class business incubator, Start Up Chile, and leading many community-driven projects over the past 8 years including sitting on the Calgary+Acumen committee.

"It always seems impossible, until it's done"
Let's do it. Together.

©2017