First of all, yes, Britt Bravo is my real name.  My maiden name is Britt Aageson.

I facilitate people having fun and doing good while realizing their big vision for a better world through blogging and podcasting, coaching people to enjoy using social media tools effectively, and guiding creative entrepreneurs, artists and do-gooders through the process of creating work they love while making a positive impact in the world.

I lead workshops about how artists, writers, creative entrepreneurs and nonprofits can use social media, and how individuals can create work they love.   I have presented at events such as the Bioneers, BlogHer Conference, Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camp, eWomenNetwork Luncheon (Oakland), FIELD Project’s Scale Academy grantee meeting (a program of the Aspen Institute), Global Engagement Summit, Ladies Who Launch (Oakland), Making Media Connections Conference, Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference, Writing for Change Conference, United Way of Kern County’s Professional Development Conference for Nonprofits, San Francisco Writer’s Conference, NTEN’s We Are Media Workshop & Conference, and the San Francisco Bay Area YNPN Career Development Series.

I’m also listed in the SheSource database, and am included in Social Edge’s Twitter for Social Entrepreneurship: The Top 100 Tweeps to Follow, and Fenton’s Twitter Top List of Non-Profit Do Gooders. My local paper, the East Bay Express, named me the Best Podcaster/Blogger Most Dedicated to Social Change.

I grew up in the small town of Mystic, CT and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after I finished my B.A. in Sociology at Vassar College in 1991.  In 1993, I was certified as a  yoga instructor, and in 1994 I received an M.A. in Creation Spirituality from the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College.  Before starting Big Vision Consulting, I worked for nonprofits and socially responsible businesses like Mother Jones Magazine, Odwalla, and Streetside Stories.

In 1998, Carol Lloyd trained me to teach career workshops based on her book, Creating a Life Worth Living.  For the past 14 years I’ve coached hundreds of individuals to create work they love. I particularly enjoy working with artists, and people who want to create social change.

I live in Oakland, CA with my husband, Adriano Bravo, who is an on location sound mixer.  We have one cat, Dora, who thinks she is a dog.

Top photo by Marcy Mendelson