We believe that when people connect with their Vision and act intentionally towards it, they become their best selves, live in their full potential and thus transform the world around them. A true connection with our Vision unlocks and unleashes possibilities.
VisionVenture facilitates this process through massive doses of inspiration and a toolkit to make it happen.
The Vision Conversation is our platform to support bringing Visions to life.
The Vision Team
Kristin has spent her career creating opportunities for leadership, empowerment and greater global engagement among historically underprivileged groups.
She is an Ashoka Fellow and the Official Spokesperson for the Global Access Pipeline. She is also currently the Chief Partnership Officer for IGNITE in San Francisco, building a national movement to inspire young women to run for political office. In 2002, she founded OneWorld Now!, the award-winning global leadership program for low-income and minority youth based in Seattle, which has been hailed as one of the most innovative after school programs in the USA. Kristin is a high-energy, sought-after speaker on living your Vision, diversity & inclusion, women’s leadership, international education and social entrepreneurship.
After a reflective sabbatical with extensive travel and time spent in Southeast Asia, Fernanda is now leveraging her 25+ years of experience in creative strategy, communications and brand activation in Brazil and in many of the world’s leading advertising agencies to use in the inspiring social enterprise sector.
She currently consults and advises on several international projects, at the intersection of social good and the private sector. She lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She is passionate about connecting people, resources and big ideas, as well as elevating conversations around the world that matter and connect our humanity.
Kristin and Fernanda met as teenagers 30 years ago in Oregon, when Fernanda was an exchange student from Brazil. Kristin was just about to leave her hometown of Salem, Oregon for South Africa for her own exchange year abroad.
They became fast and adoring friends, but then lost touch for nearly three decades. During that time, Kristin and Fernanda were living in different places around the world and became leaders in their respective careers of social enterprise and advertising. The two finally reconnected when Fernanda was combing through Ashoka profiles for potential investments and recognized the face of her long-lost friend from Oregon.
The two globe-trotters finally met up and shortly after, decided together to combine their superpowers to start a global conversation and create a platform around Vision. Together they have started the TheVisionConversation.com. Kristin is the Chief Visionary, inspiring the power of Vision through her talks and leading energizing VisionBoost workshops, while Fernanda is VisionVenture’s Chief Strategist with the ideas and action plan for making The Vision Conversation happen.
Boost Your Vision
TheVisionConversation offers energizing 60 and 90 minute workshops to inspire and unleash life’s possibilities.
We’ll give you the framework and best daily practices to create the changes you want to make in your life and in the world. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop their own Vision Statements.
Whether you are still developing your Vision or you need that boost to make it happen, you will walk-away with tools and inspiration to support playing big and living the life you choose!
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The workshop taught us not only simple and tangible ways to seek out and realize who we aspire to become, but also to acknowledge the misconceptions that are preventing us from pursuing our true aspirations. Powerful.
VisionBoost was Inspiring, Energetic, Clear, Concise, Fiery and Invigorating. Literally, as I listened, I thought to myself, “Why am NOT pursuing my dreams?!”. VisionBoost was beyond what I’d expected.
If you’re looking to be ignited in a way you haven’t been before, VisionVenture and VisionBoost are the solutions you didn’t know you needed.Dominique HollinsSubsidy Operations Manager at Ebay Inc.
Clients & Partners
Ashoka fellow, inspirational speaker and social entrepreneur Kristin Hayden is a high-energy, sought-after public speaker on living your Vision, diversity & inclusion, global leadership and social entrepreneurship for audiences ranging from high school-aged youth to aspiring and established change-makers.
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- Our participants were happy, grateful and inspired. Kristin is an energetic and inspiring speaker and our attendees were impressed. She exceeded all our expectations. Members of the audience said they felt inspired to plan for and welcome change in their lives. Kristin's Vision workshop perfectly complemented the message of her talk. As an organizer I should also add it was a pleasure to work with Kristin every step of the way. It was very easy to communicate with her and she was extremely professional and committed to giving her best at all times. It was an honor to have Kristin as a speaker at TEDxSãoPaulo in March 2015.Elena CresciaTEDxSãoPaulo Organizer
- For the past two years Kristin has provided our students with a tangible and inspiring example of what can happen when that possibility is realized.Joshua Caleb CollinsFounder & CEO at Catapult
Kristin's engaging and electric story completely captured our students, who were motivated and inspired by both her personal journey, and the journey of One World Now. They left knowing that persistence, passion, hard work, failure and a willingness to make bold and decisive choices can lead to success - and how that success can have a broader, tangible, social impact.
Kristin has been an active and important part of our program mentoring students, participating in interviews, and judging for our Demo Day. Her energy and excitement is contagious and we look forward to having our students exposed to her work in the future.
- I wouldn't hesitate to have Kristin coach my team, be it corporate or early stage. She's impactful.Michael Kuntz, CFACOO & President at Simusolar
Kristin was an inspiring mentor and speaker at the Impact Hub SF / Kick social venture accelerator. Her ability to give practical advice based on her entrepreneurial experience as well as her talent communicating the power of vision in an accessible, actionable way, are truly unique.
- Kristin's energy is infectious and she will deliver even more than she promises every time.Marie HallerProgram Manager, Global Social Business Incubator at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
I've worked with countless entrepreneurs who have taught classes and mentored at Impact Hub SF. Kristin stands out as one of the most inspirational presenters I've seen.
She's able to clearly share her incredible story and use that context to give actionable advice for everyone in the room. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Thoughts On Vision
Make it Real
Bold Vision starts as a powerful internal process.
It begins by listening to your heart’s desire and then imagining that possibility for yourself in the quiet of your mind.
Once you have that Vision and you are ready to make it happen, you have to move it from your mind and put it out into the world.
Make Your Vision Real
If you have been dreaming about something for a while, and are now ready to take that leap, consider these three powerful and intentional actions for making it real.