Ep 202: The Master of Mobilizing Movements (with Jeremy Heimans)

by Joan Garry

Since he was 8 years old, Jeremy Heimans has been mobilizing movements that galvanize people for social change. He is the guru to ask about how to reach people and motivate them to take action. In this episode, he shares his insights.


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Much like Anne Frank, his family hid from the Nazis. In fact, his father was born and raised in an attic for the first 16 months of his life.

So from a very early age, Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose, knew “that larger events could overtake history and arrive on your doorstep.” It made him want to do something about it.

Since he was 8 years old, he has indeed been doing something about the injustices of the world by mobilizing movements that galvanize people for social change. 

Effective messaging requires understanding different audiences and using the right messengers. As a leader of your mission, you need to motivate and reach people. And Jeremy is the guru of motivating and reaching people.

Because people are the power.

That’s why I invite you to tune into this episode. Inside, Jeremy and I chat about how to engage audiences, why it is important to create compelling content, and how to overcome the new power dynamics that spread disinformation. 

Tune in to gain his insights and be enormously inspired…

Tune in to learn:

  • How can technology and the internet mobilize people in new ways?
  • What is the impact of AI on activism?
  • How has engaging with audiences become harder with the rise of social media?

About Jeremy:

Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and Chairman of Purpose, a Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in New York with offices on six continents, that builds and supports movements for an open, just, and habitable world.

Heimans has been named one of Fast Company’s ’Most Creative People in Business,’ The Guardian has named him as one of the ‘Ten Most Influential Voices on Sustainability in the US and to its ‘World Pride Power List of LGBT+ leaders.’ Jeremy is co-author of the international bestseller “New Power”, which was short-listed for the 2018 FT Business Book of the Year Award and named the best book of the year by Bloomberg, Fortune, CNBC, and others.

Jeremy’s top-rated TED talk on the topic has been viewed 1.5 million times.

Heimans has been a keynote speaker at venues such as the World Economic Forum at Davos, TED, the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, the United Nations, Blair House, The Economist Big Rethink, The Guardian Activate, and Social Media Week. He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation’s 75th anniversary Visionary Award, the Foreign Policy Association Medal, and the Performance Theater’s Inspired Leadership Award.