In the first installment of Kindness A to Z: An Arizona Speaker Series, Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells founder and Executive Director, explores the power of intentional kindness to transform our communities in this engaging talk. Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette will share her experiences with kindness and how we can work together to make our communities stronger and more connected. Jeannette will leave the audience inspired and equipped to incorporate the life-changing practice of kindness into their lives.
Have you ever found a Ben’s Bell? Or seen a green ‘be kind’ sticker on a car? Maybe you have a ‘be kind’ sticker on your car. If you do, then you know that putting it there instantly makes you a better driver. Thanks to you, the ‘be kind’ message is part of the fabric of our Tucson community. But what does it mean to “intentionally practice kindness” and why should we make the practice part of our everyday lives?
Ben’s Bells 2017-2018 Speaker Series highlights influential Arizona speakers who are helping to build more connected communities through kindness. For more information, visit https://bensbells.org/speaker-series
Jeannette Maré is the founder and Executive Director of Ben’s Bells Project. Jeannette’s leadership has anchored the organization through remarkable growth, including the opening of four studios, collaborating with hundreds of local organizations and recruiting more than 25,000 annual volunteers. As part of her vision, Ben’s Bells has become nationally recognized and “kindness” is becoming part of the nation’s collective consciousness.
Before becoming full-time Executive Director of Ben’s Bells, Jeannette was faculty at the University of Arizona teaching discourse analysis. She holds a Masters Degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Jeannette lives in Tucson and is grateful to have the opportunity to combine her two passions – teaching and community building – in her role with Ben’s Bells.