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Barbara Wyckoff

One Foundation
Executive Director
Beckley, West Virginia
I walked into the warehouse. Two young men sat amid hundreds of pounds of locally sourced vegetables, meat, value-added products, and more. They needed to move product. They wanted to make a difference for the planet and people.

I listened carefully, asked critical questions, and listened again with no judgment to the wisdom of the founders. I asked questions about their dreams and intentions. I helped them tell their story and pulled their vision and values from their words. I shared stories from other social enterprises from across Central Appalachia and beyond. Most importantly, I reconnected the leaders with their purpose and strengths, asking them to do what they were afraid to ask themselves, becoming even more aware of their impact on others, whether staff, customers, or competitors.

And I helped the whole organization see the system they were a part of, to see others working in the same space, building relationships with suppliers, supporters, and collaborators. Opportunities were created and new resources were accessed.

During my 35-year career, I have worked both in the United States and internationally on environmental, community, and economic development issues, collaborating with scientists, indigenous peoples, community groups, businesses, international organizations, government agencies, and donors. I have always sought to build the capacity of local people and organizations, leaving behind tools, skills, and mechanisms for people to manage their own futures. I am certified co-active coach, facilitator, and WealthWorks trainer. I live in the woods in Maryland with her husband and two dogs.
Friday, July 8
 

9:00am

12:30pm

5:30pm

7:00pm

9:30pm

 
Saturday, July 9
 

8:30am

9:30am

11:15am

12:30pm

4:00pm

5:30pm

7:30pm

 
Sunday, July 10
 

9:00am

9:30am

11:15am

12:30pm

 


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