1

MAINTAINS A
CLEAR VISION

A Changemaker is someone who has purpose. They are visionaries with the ability to see the impossible as possible.

2

IS PATIENT YET
PERSISTENT

A Changemaker stays strong, even in the face of brutal criticism. They understand that they’re in the race for the long haul. Changemakers persist.

3

ASKS TOUGH
QUESTIONS

Being a Changemaker means stepping on toes, and not backing off when people say “ouch.”

4

KNOWLEDGEABLE AND
LEADS BY EXAMPLE

Changemakers bring different kinds of knowledge(s) and experience(s) to their work. They talk the talk and walk the walk. They do not ask anyone to do something they would not commit to themselves.

5

HAS STRONG
RELATIONSHIPS
BUILT ON TRUST

Changemakers understand that success of social change is not dependent upon the individual, but is the result of trusted, transparent relationships. This may involve tough decisions to maintain the integrity of their mission.


FOOTNOTES: 

1 Couros, George. 5 Characteristics of a Change Agent. George Couros: 2013. https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3615
2 McClaurin, Irma. Susan B. and Me. Irma McClaurin Solutions: 2019. http://irmamcclaurin.com/susan-b-anthony-on-being-a-change-agent-and-a-changemaker-susan-b-me-change-agents-in-our-own-right/