We are Everyday Ambassador.
Everyday Ambassador is a global consulting firm helping schools and organizations create lasting, positive social change.
In a world where we’re more digitally connected than ever before, we’re all too often less humanly connected. We let social media and digital devices get in the way of real life conversations, and we start losing our skills for interpersonal interaction and human connection. This is particularly problematic for well-intentioned travelers, advocates, and volunteers who, globally and locally, end up doing more harm than good in the places they aim to serve. Often times, we forget that cultivating strong relationships is at the heart of all positive social change.
Through our book, blog, workshops, and consulting engagements, Everyday Ambassador aims to create a cultural shift in the fields of travel, public service, and social enterprise so that good intentions are always translated into respectful social change efforts.
What is an Everyday Ambassador?
An everyday ambassador is someone striving to make the world a better place, whether globally or locally, and does so with a strong focus on respectful human connection. We reject terminology, like “saving” or “helping” others, and instead phrase our service in terms of two-way exchanges and mutual growth. We also, as a community, believe it is important to unplug and digitally detox at least once a week in order to get back in touch with our capacity for human connection. In general, everyday ambassadors are self-aware, flexible, and culturally sensitive.
What do we do?
Our Book: In May 2015, Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World was published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster. The book is a resource for individuals and organizations who believe in the Everyday Ambassador mission, and it features the work of many everyday ambassadors already prominent in our network.
Our Blog: The Everyday Ambassador blog and social media accounts constitute a platform for featuring everyday ambassadors around the globe and for providing resources to become an everyday ambassador. Below are our five weekly series.
- Ambassador of the Week: Features on everyday ambassadorship on Monday
- Weekly Passport: Cheat sheets on the five hottest EA-related, online reads on Tuesday
- Wednesday Wisdom: Stories from travelers and volunteers around the globe on Wednesday
- Throwback Thursday: Quotes from previous stories of everyday ambassadorship on Thursday
- Digital Detox: Tips on disconnecting in order to reconnect Friday
Our Workshops: We equip schools and organizations with the resources they need to successfully create lasting, positive social change through our workshops. Our trainings offer insights from our network of best-practice travel, public service, and social impact organizations and teach our core principles of empathy, focus, patience, and humility to all levels – from high school students to corporate executives.
Our Consulting: We offer customized consulting engagements for both individual and organizational professional development on responsible travel and service. Take your school or organization to the next level through the power of human connection and everyday ambassadorship.