An inspiring, powerful, moving and very important speech made by Australian philanthropist and former vice-president of Citibank, Philip Wollen. This speech was given a few years ago, but it’s message and impact will continue to resonate.
Feel free to turn on the captions while you watch, there are a number of languages to select from! See a full transcript of his speech.
This is one inspiring being, showing the world just what ONE person can do! The courage of one can inspire the action of many. We all play a part and contribute to this thing called life. Every day we make choices. Every day we act. Every day we have the opportunity to make an impact. What is your contribution going to be?
If you don’t know much about Philip Wollen, yet, ….
Here is a blurb from Kindness Trust’s YouTube page (and it’s also on wikipedia):
Who is Philip Wollen? (Find out more via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_W…)
“Philip was vice president of Citibank, specialising in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.
At age 34, he was rated by Australian Business Magazine in their Top 40 Australian head-hunted executives. At age 40, he witnessed cruelty on such a colossal scale that it affected him profoundly. He decided to give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke. ‘And so far, we are right on budget,’ he jokes.
Today he devotes his life to children, animals, the environment, the terminally ill, the homeless and the arts. He supports over 500 humanitarian projects in over 40 countries with schools, orphanages, shelters, sanctuaries, clinics, and scholarships.
In 2005 he received the Order of Australia. In 2007 he was Australian of the Year, Victoria. The Australia Day Council said of him, ‘Essentially a private man, Philip Wollen seeks no personal publicity but is not afraid to step into the limelight for a just cause.’ ”
I highly recommended visiting Philip Wollen’s website for his project Windsome Constance Kindness and check out the long lists of causes that they support and promote.
Be sure to visit this page, scroll down and don’t miss the section on “core beliefs.”
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