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Online Event – Pivot on Purpose

24 Jul

Online Event – Pivot on Purpose

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the future is uncertain.
Just in the last six months business-as-usual has been rocked by fires, pandemics and a global reckoning on racial justice.

Who knows what 2021, or even the rest of 2020, will bring!

That’s why it is crucial for every organisation to be getting ready for that future by developing the skills and mindset of Pivotability.

What is Pivotability?

It’s the ability to pivot mindfully and in the pursuit of your purposeful goals. It’s about being cognizant of technology and political trends which are changing the culture. It’s about setting a course, not just being forced by events to make rapid adaptations – although you will probably be forced to do this too.

It’s about Pivoting on Purpose.

This masterclass brings together experts and practitioners on the art and science of Pivotability.

Think|Act|Change is proud to present a free panel discussion and short talks on the first day of Pivot on Purpose, Tuesday July 28.

This event features three short talks and a panel discussion exploring how entrepreneurs adapted to COVID, what they see coming next and the mindsets of Pivotability.

You’ll hear inspiring stories of adaption and survival, ideas about the future of food, fashion, enterprise and the Black Lives Matters movement and examples of how we can all build a mindset and toolkit for Pivotability!


This free event is made possible with the support of the Darling Square Community Bank.

Featuring short talks by:

Tom Dawkins, Co-founder and CEO, StartSomeGood

Co-Founder and CEO of social impact crowdfunding platform and innovation agency StartSomeGood. Tom is a leading speaker on and advocate for social entrepreneurship and enterprise. StartSomeGood works with partners to inspire, unearth, skill-up and launch innovative social impact projects. Tom previously founded non-profit organisation Vibewire, opened the first co-working space in Australia and was Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.

Luke Pearson, Founder and CEO, IndigenousX

Luke Pearson is a Gamilaroi man, who founded IndigenousX in 2012. Luke has worked as a teacher, mentor, counsellor, public speaker, collaborator, mediator, facilitator, events manager, researcher, evaluator, reporter and much more. Luke’s passion for IndigenousX stems from his belief in the need to improve Indigenous media representation in Australia and to have a platform for individuals to tell their own stories in their own words.

Bec Scott, Co-founder and CEO, strEAT

Co-founder and CEO of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with marginalised young people aged 16-24 years and provides them with a healthy self, job and home. STREAT run a portfolio of 11 foodservice businesses, including cafes, an artisan bakery, a catering company, and a coffee roastery. To date, STREAT has worked with over 2,200 young people who have helped serve over 3 million customers.

As well as a panel discussion featuring the above +

Cindy Mitchell, CEO, Mill House Ventures and Chair, Social Enterprise Council of NSW and ACT (SECNA)
Duco van Breeman, Founder General Manager, Haymarket HQ
Rob Caslick, Founder and CEO, Two Good Co
Kate Clugston, Fundraising Director, The Social Outfit


You can see all the bios at

Thank you to The Darling Square Community Bank for their support for the Think|Act|Change program.

The second day presents a series of masterclasses to help you build your pivotability tool-kit, followed by an exclusive networking event to meet others on the journey. We want to make sure you have the right mindset, models and marketing to pivot, whenever you need to. This requires buying a premium ticket at

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