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.
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Provost & President, Trinity College
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Co–founder and CEO FoodCloud
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder Tech for Good Dublin.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Former Rugby Union Player and Pundit, Former Director for Goldman Sachs
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit & Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Director, Social Nybble. Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Head of Social & Community Strategy at everymum
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author