‘OurNet People’ is your chance to meet the team, where we start today with CEO and Founder Michael Brodie. His vision for the project has been some 15 years in the nurturing, and has recently brought him, and wife Dee, to Portugal, where he feels the seeds of OurNet are experiencing a ‘fertile soil’.
Michael Brodie is best described as an “inspirational and innovative thought leader“.
With decades of experience in operational direction and strategic thinking, in a wide range of organisations, he is known and respected for empowering others and bringing vision to life.
A real people person with exceptional communication skills, comfortable influencing and presenting in any and all environments, Michael excels at embracing and supporting organisational change and development.
Among his many achievements are a spell as Chair of the Board of Relate in Exeter, UK and Board member of PCF, a UK charity for coaching young people. He was Founder and Editor of Connect Magazine promoting alternative lifestyles and green living, still a valuable community resource.
More recently, he led business design and development at coaching and training company InterBe. In the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), he set up community development schemes and initiated and managed workplace nurseries to serve hospital staff, as well as assessing NHS trusts on effective engagement of staff, working with focus groups and senior managers.
In his earlier work life, with an architectural training in the 1990s, Michael supervised construction projects up to £4M and later created and managed a Community Technical Aid Centre, supporting communities in self-led transformation
With a life-long commitment to creating ‘a world that works‘, Michael Brodie is now poised to lead OurNet into becoming a global platform that can transform the way communities grow together and trust each other online. He is utterly committed to creating a space and supporting a team that will bring this about – a ‘virtual village’ – that can transform the brittle individualism of the social web into a force for collective good.