Changing the Social Impact Game
A social business to regenerate the global economy by unlocking the innate potential in our displaced persons community.
Four billion [economically disadvantaged people] can be the engine of the next round of global trade and prosperity.
-- C. K. Prahalad
Ruth has been on a serious quest for the Truth since the age of 5 when her 32 year old Mother was diagnosed with MS. She left graduate studies in her early twenties, at the New School for Social Research, to return home to care for her, unassisted, 24/7/365. Shortly after 9/11, Ruth’s mother lost the use of her last, slightly functional limb, and courageously lived out the remaining eight years of her life as a quadriplegic.
Nineteen months after her mother's death, she married her husband. Although 35 years her senior, they had led parallel lives. As he had cared for his seriously neurologically impaired wife for almost 30 years. Born only a few months after the start of the Great Depression in the Shenandoah Valley, he joined the US Navy to escape the poverty and hunger and left 27 years later with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Purple Heart (Korean conflict) and at the highest rank possible for an enlisted man to achieve. He began a successful career as an entrepreneur real estate broker and won a 10 year VA contract to flip their distressed properties selling 5,000 homes in that time period. After 5 years of marriage, he died suddenly on a family vacation. In their short time together, they loved and enjoyed one another as two souls on the same path – being made strong through weakness, successful through failure and healed by their wounds. Three days after her husband’s death, the Spirit of Truth delivered the message that the solution to all the world’s intransigent problems was collaboration.
The search for a vehicle to manifest this Truth lead her to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus' game changing social business concept and the birth of Renaissance Solutionz’s Three Ring model. Over the past three years, she has used her assets (real estate, gift of creating networks, visioning) to prove the model on a small scale. Renaissance is now poised to work on a larger stage to shift our current "dualistic way of thinking",with its emphasis on separation, competition and conflict -- to the new way of being based on connection, cooperation and sharing.
Born mountain dwelling hippie, turned world-traveling, USN operations communications specialist.
Erin’s passion for supporting the youth in us all began with her own struggles in school and being bullied. In adulthood, the struggle became physical. She was sick for many years before finding the healing that only self-love can bring.
Erin has degrees in business and health marketing communications, is a disabled military veteran and practitioner in energy healing. She made her living the last 20 years owning a salon in San Diego as a cosmetologist specializing in hair restoration. She started a volunteer program for seniors giving over 100 free haircuts a month and awarded the humanitarian award. She led branding, marketing and events for multiple global and nationwide social impact projects and non-profits (CAYS, Blue Ribbons Worldwide, Autism Tree Project Foundation). Erin Nicole is also a fun loving, multicultural innovative educator. As a much beloved teacher, she brought "new wave" curriculum to the Perris County educational system.
Erin is a creative visionary at heart creating crafts for kids and adults through her shop on Etsy TheFaeryShoppe. Her art is published in the book Blindsight: A Quantum Life In A Human World. For Erin Creativity is what keeps her gowing and her time balanced. She knows her mission at heart is to ignite the creative side in all of us.
Erin knows that TOGETHER we are stronger. The truth is when we feel truly valued, supported and ignited, the sky’s the limit!
Checkout Erin and all her projects @ErinNicole.Love
Beth has over 40 years Accounting Management and Computer Development Experience
with a background in IT Development / Management with a degree in Accounting and Business Management.
Prior to joining We are One Foundation; Beth managed the Accounting Department for a Solar and Energy Efficiency company in Connecticut for over 5 years and maintained the Accounting and Office Management for 12 Companies owed by the same principal for over 8 years. Beth also worked at two major Insurance companies, instrumental in developing and managing several key computer systems used in the industry.
Beth maintains a core value system that surpasses most, using integrity and compassion in all that she does. Using a management style that nurtures and encourages her staff to be the best and to develop top notch skills.
Outside of work Beth loves to travel and was a military dependent growing up, living mostly overseas in Europe and the Far East. Which gave her the appreciation of other cultures and diversity in acceptance of others. Spiritually Beth has developed a passion for Energy Healing and uses multiple modalities for healing others.
Andrew '007' Kim
Andrew “007” Kim was born in Korea and emigrated to Canada at the age of 8. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Aerospace from McGill University. The list of his professional certificates and credentials is far too long to include here but highlights include, time as a NASA engineer, EPA certification and 21 years of experience in HVACR field including design, service and installation.
His journey to become a US citizen highlights his solution-oriented, community minded and innovative nature. After being offered an opportunity to teach in Houston, he began connecting with the local Korean community. Noticing that the language barrier was preventing many from obtaining their contractor's licenses, he founded a company -- Honeycomb Mechanical, Inc., with engineering, trading, finance and management divisions -- with an integrated language school to assist community members in becoming fully-licensed HVAC professionals . This experience led to the foundation of the Texas Institute of Technology which has trained 2,000 students for careers in the HVACR industry.
As a Christian, 007 is aware of the Spirit working through him to further God’s mission. He became a pastor after creating a program for theological groups wanting to integrate a Green Energy program into their mission ministries. Urged on by the same Spirit, he sold Honeycomb Mechanical, to finance his next special assignment:
THK GRN Energy: with cutting edge renewable energy offerings of solar, wind, bio-mass and modular building, THK GRN is the technical and mechanical heartbeat of the regenerative movement to build communities which heal and unify the planet.
“The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. If you can dream it, it can be done.”
Catalyst of Conscious Collaborations and Sales
With a list of superpowers ranging from globally recognized musician to creating national and international business relationships, A list philanthropic partnerships and master sales jedi (and most everything in-between), Cheryl Angela is known as “The Superpower Catalyst”. For as long as she can remember, Cheryl’s burning desire has been to use her superpowers to make an abiding, positive impact on the planet has been her guiding light.
Her strong intuitive and healing abilities were apparent from early childhood and she has honed these gifts over her lifetime in the service of humanity. In her early teens, she began working with people as a healer and has trained and been certified in many healing modalities, including therapeutic music. Her passion to make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth lead her to a teaching career. Her involvement in humanitarian causes has also been a life-long project. She has worked alongside and inside of numerous global non-profits representing an eclectic range of social and planetary issues. She is especially dedicated to causes that impact children, youth, education, poverty, hunger, homelessness and sustainability.
Cheryl works as a Champion for the amazing B1G1 organization (Buy One, Give One) -- a Legacy Award recipient which supports the social impact projects of 400 plus businesses in 34 countries. She is a contributing author to the #1 best-selling book, Legacy, about how we can assist the United Nations to accomplish its 17 Sustainability Development Goals by 2030. In addition, Cheryl has served on the executive team of several non-profits, including as Director of Partnerships at the Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative.
An award winning harpist, vocalist, composer and voice over actor, she has appeared on stages across the USA, Canada and Europe, performed at the events of global visionaries and thought leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Lisa Nichols, Daybreaker and presidential candidates and in line-ups including Earth, Wind and Fire, Emmanuel Kelly, Chris Martin of Cold Play and Snoop Dogg. She has independently produced three of her own original CDs and collaborated on numerous film and DVD projects, including the multiple award winning soundtrack for “The Omo Child”.
Cheryl currently resides in San Diego, CA where she maintains a global practice working with leaders, celebrities, global change-makers, impact entrepreneurs, creatives, healers and philanthropists helping them to catalyze their “superpowers” for the best and highest good of the planet.
To learn more about Cheryl