Connecting people and connecting with people. Those are two things I have personal experience and expertise in. Tourism, recreation, leadership, quality of life, wellness, and pure joy also top that list. And according to Inc.com contributor Brian Hamilton in his article What makes for a really good business idea?, a really good business idea needs to be grounded in experiences. As an entrepreneur, I need to look at my business concepts and make sure I am still where I want to be.
Currently, I’m in the process of evaluating and re-conceptualizing the mission, the vision, and goals for The Sociable Scientists in the present, the year ahead, and into the future. The beginning of 2014, coming into the first anniversary of the company, and the departure of co-founder Erin Heeney from The Sociable Scientists combined to make this exercise extremely timely for me. The following mission and vision capture why I co-founded The Sociable Scientists Inc. and why I continue to grow and nurture this innovative company:
Mission of The Sociable Scientists:
To be the leading research and facilitation company on Vancouver Island using leisure and sustainability to promote and enhance enjoyment and quality of life for individuals, organizations and communities.
Vision for The Sociable Scientists:
The Sociable Scientists Inc. collaborates and shares knowledge, innovation, and success with residents, organizations, and communities across Vancouver Island through research and facilitation. Our company integrates tourism, recreation, and leisure with quality of life to create tremendous opportunity for sustainability and resiliency initiatives both in the present and the future.