“Few have the courage to go deep and enter the unknown as Nan Doyal has done. In Dig Where You Are she has persisted towards realizing the truth with humility and respect for the people with whom she engages – be they pavement dwellers or corporate leaders.”
—Celine D’Cruz, Co-Founder, SPARC India
Nan Alexander Doyal has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia for more than three decades; most recently as President of The International Forum – an organization that designs active learning experiences for the leaders of global corporations. For more than ten years she led and managed this organization and its network worldwide; assessed the challenges facing global corporations and created programs to address these. Working with multi-disciplinary and multi-culture teams on the ground, she helped to design and run hands-on leadership and active learning programs in Japan, China, India, Thailand, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium and the United States. Prior to joining The International Forum she was a vice president with Ameritech Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, ran her own direct marketing firm, held several positions at American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. in New York, worked for Shiseido Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan and for RBC Dominion Securities, in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of Smith College and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
In 2008 she began a journey to re-connect with people she had met in the world who were solving problems in creative and sustainable ways. She recounts their stories and what she learned in Dig Where You Are: How One Person’s Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World. This is her first book.