Paul Born.

Vibrant speaker to visit Nakusp

“Together, we will create vibrant communities by building community, leading collaboratively and reducing poverty.”

Paul Born hopes to build a better world.  His website states, “Together, we will create vibrant communities by building community, leading collaboratively and reducing poverty.”  It’s a tall order but one he has dedicated his life to.

For anyone who has ever tried to attract volunteers or organize anything, the meaning of the term STP will  be amusing; it stands for the “Same Ten People.”  The reference is to the same group of people being the ones who show up to participate, volunteer, steer and be active in community projects.  The elusive “general public” is the target, yet just a handful of the same folks seem to be the only ones moving to action.

Born is a global leader in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action.  He is renowned facilitator; an entertaining, humorous speaker; a philosopher; a storyteller; and a best-selling author.  One audience member stated, “You can’t even be in the same room as Paul without starting to feel better about the world.”

As a result of a scheduling coincidence, Born will be in the area at the end of September.  The Nakusp and Area Development Board is inviting all community members to a public meeting facilitated by Born on September 30 at the Arena Auditorium. Thanks to the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust for our Community engagement efforts, admission to the event is free. The meeting will start with dessert and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.. Find out more at

This is an opportunity for Nakusp and area to build on our collaborative efforts and refresh our collective wisdom, to have our voices heard and to have an opportunity to make a difference. Previous community meetings and luncheons have focused on economic development. This one will be broad-based and include all sectors. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in whatever way is comfortable.

As an added bonus, the first 100 people to arrive will receive a free copy of Paul Born’s latest book,

Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times.

For more information, contact Laurie Page at (250) 265-4542.


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