Kyle is a community designer with a decade of hands-on experience and expertise in the fields of distributed networks, grassroots organizing, civic engagement and creative exploration. His work in these fields has been amplified by a national student network of 10,000 international development advocates at Engineers Without Borders Canada while serving as their first Creative Director (2007 - 2012), a city-wide volunteer community of 150+ grassroots park community groups in Toronto as Park People’s Communications, Events & Community Manager (2012 - 2016), and over 200 chapters of the global creative speaker series CreativeMornings, where he serves as Chief Community Officer (2016 - present).
As a host and facilitator of 1000+ events that have welcomed over 500,000 people, Kyle is fascinated by the connections people make with each other and the opportunity that forms around each of those connections.
Kyle was born in Toronto and is currently based in Brooklyn. On weekends you can find him traversing Brooklyn's parks and wild spaces with his dog Ginger.
Make yourself heard with a humbleness that keeps you quiet
Vandana Shiva, for opposing unfathomable power articulately and passionately.
Kyle’s CreativeMornings activity
Juan Sanchez and Megan Moore Lessons on Collaboration
Anand Giridharadas The Charade Around Changing the World
Charlie Todd Improv Everywhere
Justin Cournoyer Risk and reward: a restaurateur's journey
Christopher Axe Helping Hanoi's Homeless
Dan Mangan Musicians, Song and Community Engagement
Priya Parker The Art of Gathering
Tal Dehtiar Commitment Is Going All In
Jon Burgerman The Art of Doodling
Allow your imagination to be a raw material.
I like to say that I haven't sold my soul, I merely licensed it.
A doodle is a quick, fun idea.
Ashley C. Ford 30 second pitches
Ashley C. Ford Wounds Are Where the Light Enters
Linda Eliasen This is Fine
Scott Belsky The Middle of The Creative Process
Jessica Bellamy Seven Ways To Galvanize Your Curiosity
Jon Setzen Founder, CreativeMornings/Los Angeles
Don’t be a dick to yourself.
We need to get people on our teams that reflect the broader community.