Michelle Be Long
I’m Michelle and I was born with a lot of joy. I also learned early about the deep wound of separation, and that opening to others, even when afraid or in pain, is the work of our lifetimes. I have co-founded and led four significant organizations, (World2Market, SustainableConnections.org, 17 years as founding executive director of BALLE / CommonFuture.co, and now Jubilee Gift). At each we built networks and communities of practice that supported emerging movements for change.
Each in its time was instrumental in supporting large numbers of people to align economic structures with our inter-being. It feels that the destiny paths coming together at Jubilee Gift have the potential to let the light in all the way. To serve as widely as we can, I am also a volunteer/advisor with The Pollination Project, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and with Service Space. With these organizations and with the Othering & Belonging Institute, I/we also ripple out Circles of Money & Belonging inside companies and communities.