Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
John Parker strives to be a good steward of his talents, develop transformative relationships, nurture good work that advances the greater good, and encourage others to do the same. John leads Good Work , a community development organization with a mission to strengthen people, places, and communities through economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. He currently serves on the boards of stone circles and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship . Other work experience includes directing the Triad Regional Office of the Self-Help , research and teaching cultural and applied anthropology at the University of Memphis, and extensive ethnographic research in Central America and the U.S. American South.
John is a native from North Carolina's Sandhills area in the Piedmont region and received his masters in applied anthropology from the University of Memphis and bachelors at Wake Forest University. He can be found on Facebook and Linkedin, and tries to keep some good material and resources on his blog . At the end of the day, in order to be the change we wish to see in the world, John Parker believes we must stay awake, organize ourselves, have an open mind and a good heart, and work for the greater good.
John enjoys teaching, training, and coaching around issues related to entrepreneurship, small business development, strategic planning, organizational development, vocation, self-reliance, stewardship, and sustainable development.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
USA, Canada, Honduras, Belize, & Costa Rica
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director of Good Work
How many years professional experience do you have ?
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