It can be extremely difficult to start a new venture that is successful, and much more so when it’s in a different culture. In this episode, Caleb Belanger, with New Leaf Development, shares about how they have built trusting relationships that have already, in a pilot test, resulted in 11 new jobs in a community in South Africa.
The key points covered in this podcast discussion are:
- Poverty Stoplight: A Tool to Gauge Success
- Assessments Can Be Used as a Tool to Begin a Walk of Self-Empowerment
- When Working Outside of Your Cultural Paradigm, Seek Out People of Peace
- Mission and Vision Can Evolve and Grow with Time – and Perspective*
- We Have a Lot to Teach Each Other
- Sometimes What They Need is Different from What You Think
- Advocates Help Open Doors Faster
- A Slower Rate of Growth Often Results in a More Lasting and Sustained Change
Caleb Belanger worked for three years with Vineyard Cincinnati Church and Movement Church as a worship leader in charge of music and the weekend experience. He also worked in a Cincinnati based tech startup as a Creative Lead; specializing in branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design. Additionally, he served as a First Class Petty Officer in the US. Navy for seven years where he specialized in C4-ISR Intelligence gathering and Imagery Analysis. Caleb obtained a bachelors degree in Electronic Media Broadcasting with a minor in Journalism at the University of Northern Kentucky.