Challenge #1: Set a Goal
August 1st – August 6th
As your first step to becoming the best version of yourself, set a goal for the rest of 2020. CEOS, Olympians and Presidents all set goals. Goals give you focus, motivation and direction and make you accountable. Share a post answering “What is your goal for 2020?” Receive bonus points for recording a video. Tag #GoodwallBetterTogether #goal
Challenge #2: Achievement
August 7th – August 9th
Boost your self-esteem and confidence. For your second challenge, reflect on an achievement you’re proud of; big or small, recent or past. Share it on Goodwall and tag #BetterTogether #achievement. 🏆. Let’s celebrate together! 🎉
Challenge #3: Resilience
August 10th – August 13th
Life post-COVID will not be easy. We face an uncertain future. To prepare for adversity, we must be resilient. As Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, said: “Like a muscle, you can build resilience. Finding gratitude and appreciation is key to resilience.” For your third challenge, share a post answering “For what in your life do you feel grateful?” Tag #BetterTogether #resilience
Challenge #4: Do What You Love
August 14th – August 16th
Before jumping back into the rat race at the first opportunity that presents itself, take a step back and reflect. What do you really want to do with your career? 💼 As the saying goes, “do what you love ❤️ and you’ll never have to work another day in your life.” Share a post to answer “What would you like to do for your career? What needs to happen to make that career a reality?” Tag #career #BetterTogether
Challenge #5: Women’s & Girl’s Empowerment
August 17th – August 20th
Take a moment and share a post to tell us about a female role model, a mentor, who you admired growing up and helped shape who you are today. It could be your mother, a teacher or someone you haven’t met yet, but look up to. #BetterTogether #FemaleRoleModel
Challenge #6: Equality & Justice
August 21st – August 27st
The second part of the #BetterTogether program is focused on you reflecting on the state of the world to make it a little better. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. In solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, for your sixth challenge, share what equality means to you and what we can do to make the world more fair and just tag #BetterTogether #BlackLivesMatter
Challenge #7: Sustainable Development Goals
August 28th – August 30th
The United Nations (UN) set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to serve as urgent call to action and a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and planet. For your 7th challenge, research the UN SDGs. If tomorrow you were elected President of the World and could mobilise the entire planet, all our resources and all 7+ billion people, to achieve a single goal by the end of this decade, which goal is most important, critical and urgent for you? Why? Share a post to answer the question. Tag #BetterTogether #SDG
Challenge #8: Small Act. Big Impact
August 31st – September 3rd
COVID-19 showed us how even the smallest acts, wearing a mask or staying at home, can, if done repeatedly and collectively, flatten the curve and save the world. If you were asked to pledge to do one small act every day for the rest of 2020 to make the world a little better, what would you do? 🌱Share a post to answer the question. Tag #BetterTogether #SmallAct
Challenge #9: Support an Impactful Organization
September 4th – September 6th
Tell us about an organization, a charity or company you admire whose work is creating impact and making the world a little better. Why do you care about them? Why should we support them? Record a 60s video. Tag #BetterTogether #Impact
Challenge #10: Pitch your Project
September 7th – September 16th: Submissions + Voting
September 17th: Jury Deliberations
For your final challenge, we invite you to conceptualise a concrete project to make the world a little better. It needs to be feasible and realistic. It could be an existing project or a new idea. You can do this solo or as a team. Pitch your project with a 60s video on Goodwall. Let’s make the world a little better together. Tag #BetterTogether #Pitch
- Marshall Mosher (2 August, 14:30 CET)
Goodwall Changemaker and CEO of Vestigo who trains high-performance teams to excel and navigate change through a mindset of courage. From white-water kayaking rapids to setting world-records paragliding, flying as a jet suit pilot and surviving a viper’s bite, Marshall will guide you through fear to set ambitious goals and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
- Hassan Esufally (5 August, 15:30 CET)
29 year old Goodwall Changemaker, sets and accomplishes goals for a living. He’s run a marathon on all seven continents including Antarctica, he became an IRONMAN after completing the world’s hardest sporting event (a grueling 3.86 km swim, 180 km bike, and a 42.2 km full marathon run back to back). His next goals are to take part in the New York Marathon and to summit Mount Everest in 2024.
- Rajiv Satyal (6 August, 19:00 CET)
First Comedian to perform on 7 Continents
- Sharanyan Sharma (7 August, 8:30 CET)
- Daniel Dippold (7 August, 14:00 CET)
25 year old passionate serial entrepreneur who knows a thing or two about becoming the best version of yourself. He is the president of the Kairos Society in Europe which supports the world’s most outstanding entrepreneurs under 25. Companies founded by Kairos fellows have achieved an aggregated valuation above $10 billion dollars. Daniel has founded three companies and is a performance and productivity guru. His grade point average at university was in the 99th percentile, studied AI at Columbia University, Theoretical Mathematics at ETHz and just completed his Masters at the University of Cambridge.
- Kai Fitchen (11 August)
Goodwall Changemaker, Kai Fitchen was diagnosed with Epilepsy at 9, shattering his self-confidence. But he climbed his way out of it to become one of the youngest climbers to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. He’s crossed the Himalayas as a Pangaea Young Explorer; he’s hitchhiked across Africa from Cape Town to Kenya and sailed across the Atlantic.
- Bryan Wish (11 Aug, 10:00 EST)
From an anxious childhood rooted in divorce, to rejected athleticism and life-altering injury, Bryan Wish has navigated broken realities with unmatched resilience. Today, Bryan guides CEOs, best-selling authors and visionaries to unlock their potential and amplify their voices.
- Sarah Pelligrini
The last decade Sarah spent in business, from doing academic research with one of the top MBA programs in India, to leading a cross-cultural team of 50+ as COO of a chain of wellbeing studios in Amsterdam, to managing $million marketing projects for a fast-growing Swiss software company, all while teaching yoga, breathwork and meditation. She came to the simple realisation that you can’t win in business without mindfulness.
- Derek Pellard
From Eagle Scout, to US Marine, to preparing to colonize Mars with NASA and back to earth as a school teacher, Derek has had an incredible career. Learn how you can pursue the career of your dreams.
- Shrey Patel (20 Aug, 10:00 EST)
Shrey’s an actress who has navigated Bollywood, a runway model featured in Vogue, an award-winning filmmaker and a mental-health activist. As a role model and an activist, she is a voice for female empowerment. She recently directed and produced Girl Up, an award-winning documentary telling the story of young woman’s journey from being a domestic human trafficking victim to fighting back to take her life back.
- Fred Henderson
Co-founder of Ecosia – the search engine which plants trees while you scan the web
- Marie-Claire Graf
A UN Champion of the Earth, WEF Global Shaper and Goodwall Changemaker, initiated the Fridays for Future movement and climate strikes following Greta in Switzerland, co-founded Sustainability Week International and was the youngest official governmental representative at COP25 in Chile. While Marie-Claire is making a huge impact, she understands the power of small acts, from going vegan, to only traveling by train or cycle or striking every Friday for her future.
- Meg Pagani
Forbes 30under30, founder of ImpactOn.org leverages technology to model impact projects and scale them into actionable toolkits that can be replicated globally.
- Professor Francois Grey
Director of the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative, the first comprehensive education program that addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a practical hands-on way. Professor Grey is also a physicist with a nanotechnology background, 5 patents and teaches at NYU, UniGe and Tsinghua University.
- Kali Taylor
A World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Advisor to the SDG Lab providing expertise on systems change and innovation. Kali has worked for the United Nations and co-founded a global youth-focused NGO called Student Energy dedicated to address climate and energy transition issues.
- Vaitea Cowan
Forbes30under30, CMO and co-founder of Enapter is pioneering the new green energy revolution to replace fossil fuels by manufacturing AEM electrolyzers for cost-effective green hydrogen production.
- Daniel Gomez (4 Sept, 19:00 CET)
Co-founder and CEO of Solben, Forbes 30under30, is a young mexican entrepreneur recognised as innovator of the year by MIT Tech Review. Daniel researched how to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil in high school. This led him to found Solben which today is responsible for 80% of the biofuel consumed in Mexico.
- Dylan Gambardella (14 Sept, 13:00 EST)
24-year-old entrepreneur, speaker and investor. He co-founded Next Gen HQ, the premier business hub empower 20’000+ young entrepreneurs with tools and resources. Dylan has helped leading branding including Target, Capital One and Dell engage with the next generation.
- Nir Eyal
An exclusive live session on IG Live with Nir Eyal, Stanford Lecturer and best-selling author consumer psychology, healthful habits, consumer design and neuroscience.
- Funding and mentorship to make your dream project a reality
- Full scholarship to an ISDC program
- Donation to a non-profit of your choice in line with the challenge theme
- Ashoka Youth Changemaker event
- Kairos Virtual Summit
- AI for Good + AI for Good Innovation Factory
- Premium subscription to Headspace for a year of better focus and less stress
- Annual all-access passes to Masterclass to learn new skills
How to Participate