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.
Former President of Ireland, Chancellor Trinity College University of Dublin
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Former editor The Guardian newspaper, Principal Lady Margaret Hall Oxford
Co–Founder + CEO KeepAppy
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Founders What The Hack
Founder + Exec Chair, Pulse Learning. Founder, Cycle Against Suicide, I AM HERE
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Activist & Environmentalist
Author + Community Arts Activist
Chancellor Dublin City University, former Seanad Senator.
Social Enterprise ecosystem facilitator
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
The Good Summit Good Hackathon
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Entrepreneur, Consultant, CEO I AM HERE, former international rugby player
Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia: ‘Working with governments and corporates for good.’
Director of Trinity Centre for the Environment, Professor of Geology, TCD
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Former VP Trinity College + Ethicist, Professor of Ecumenics
CEO, Bytes. Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit + Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
CEO – Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Professor of Engineering, Director RICI project