Daniel Flynn co-founded Thankyou at the age of 19 with a simple idea: what if purchasing everyday items could provide life-changing solutions for millions of people in poverty? Seven and a half years on, Daniel’s disruptive approach to making ideas a reality has resulted in Thankyou becoming one of Australia’s leading social enterprises, impacting hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Daniel’s goal is to inspire others to make their own ideas a reality and he believes that every person can do something extraordinary to make an impact on this world. In 2014 he was awarded Victorian Young Australian of the Year and received the title of honouree in the JCI Ten Young Outstanding People of the World program.
Turning Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones
Daniel Flynn, co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou, will share his story of starting Thankyou from the ground up to inspire you to overcome setbacks, challenges and discouragement in your journey. He’ll talk about the importance of not letting fear get you down, persisting when it’s tough and how to not allow the opinions of others to hold you back from achieving your bold, audacious dream.
Strategy, Ideas & Inspiration Session
Using Your Influence to Make a Difference
We’re looking for two ProBlogger attendees to join Daniel and Justine Flynn from Thankyou on this year’s social good panel “Using Your Influence to Make a Difference”.
We challenge you to show us how you have used your influence to make a difference! We’d love to hear how you were inspired or how you acted on your passion to create change, make an impact, or influence behaviours for social good. It can be something you’ve already done, something you’re doing now or something you do between now and the event. You can find out more about how to take part in this challenge and submit your entry here.
Submissions for our “Influence to Make a Difference Challenge” will be open until 5pm AEST Thursday 30th June 2016 for ticketed attendees.
A key focus of the ProBlogger event 2016 is influence. This is not just a storytelling session about your blogging journey. It’s a contribution to a panel discussion on how you used your influence to make a difference. Throughout the session attendees need to be able to note down actions they can take away and apply themselves. We also encourage a healthy dose of inspiration to show our audience that ANYONE can make a difference, including the challenges you overcame.