I am Stéphanie Heckman, a creative professional hailing from the Dutch blonde dune coast. An inborn fondness of landscape, language and legacy drove me to venture from the Netherlands to California, Sweden and Northern Ireland in recent years, where I combined my passions with academic and professional training in social science research, leadership development, and sustainability consultancy.
I am a spokesperson for the rising generation, deriving my drive from the global currents of ecological awareness, organisational transformation and social empowerment, juxtaposed against our pandemic of callousness in the face of overconsumption, political polarisation and social injustice.
Energised by the challenge to engage and reconcile these opposing forces, I employ my skills in the roles of visualiser/graphic recorder and events producer. In addition, I am a singer–songwriter released under the name Soma Saloli, and published travel essayist.
I am currently based amidst the landscape, language and legacy of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Actor and Activist
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
Activist & Environmentalist
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Professor of Geology, TCD
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit. Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
CEO – Social Innovation Fund Ireland