Miranda Dixon

Location: London, UK

Miranda leads the Collectives Practice at Brink. She’s in the business of bringing people together to be greater than the sum of their parts; in communities, networks and movements for change. Alongside the doing, she is busy taking a birds eye view, in order to codify and share how we might better bring people together to learn from one another, build their collective intelligence and move towards collective action.

After training in design at Kingston University, and social entrepreneurship at Year Here, Miranda moved into social innovation, working within and across community organisations, national charities, the UK’s national health service, governments and regulatory bodies, eventually landing at Brink.

She has always focused on bringing people together to co-create better futures and reduce systemic inequalities. Her focus on collectives is informed by an evolving practice that combines lean startup methodologies, service design, user research, community development, coaching, facilitation and strategy.

Whilst training as a life coach, Miranda realised how many young people want to work in social good but struggle to understand how, where and what would make them feel like they would ‘qualify’ to do so. She took this insight, along with a pet peeve of outdated perceptions of those that work in ‘do good’ jobs, to publish a podcast series about creative routes into social impact careers. She wanted to shed light on the diversity of roles that exist that also happen to have a positive impact on the world in an effort to make all careers, work-for-good.

Questions Miranda is exploring in their work right now:

  • How might a global group of social entrepreneurs create a new market that brings oxygen to underserved and low-resourced communities?
  • How might fostering networks within governments build frontier tech and innovation capabilities across a department in a way that trickles into all of their work?
  • What is the future of community and how might we need to change how we convene to more effectively tackle the problems of today and the future?