Hollyhock Presenters

Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

Shilbee Dhalla-Kim

Shilbee Dhalla-Kim coaches change-makers, entrepreneurs, and community builders in clarifying their passions for change. She has coached change-makers at organizations including Innoweave, Social Innovation Canada, and the United Nations Association in Canada, and has facilitated workshops for organizations such as Cossette, Accelerate Her Future, and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

From clarifying passions to designing visioning sessions and conducting feasibility studies, to developing business plans and managing social enterprise expansion, Shilbee has first-hand experience guiding the social enterprise development process for people and organizations.

She uses anti-oppressive, intersectional approaches to help people and organizations understand their power, agency and privileges within the context of structural, interpersonal, and internalized barriers. With over a decade of professional experience in the social innovation ecosystem, Shilbee coaches clients in clarifying values, leadership approaches, and innovative business models.

She has previously served as the social enterprise manager at the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, manager at the Centre for Social Innovation in Regent Park, and workstream manager of Entrepreneurship Policy at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship.


Events with Shilbee Dhalla-Kim

Passion Liberation
July 19 - 23, 2023

This is a moment in history, herstory, their story and our story where everything as we know it is changing. What kind of change do you desire—for yourself and for our worlds? In the Korean language, passion is 열정 (Yul-Jung). 열정 translates as heat and love. Passion is the alchemy…