Manda Brookman has been working in Cornwall for the last 20 years in the field of change, resilience and creative disruption. Prior to moving to Cornwall, she worked on a range of third sector organisations for over 12 years on local, national and international programmes around waste, homelessness and sustainable development-specific networking and communications.
Once in Cornwall she co-founded CoaST, the One Planet Tourism Network, with over 3,000 members across 50 countries. The sustainable tourism network now sits as a sister network within the Permanently Brilliant cluster, next to work to promote systems thinking and systems challenge through permaculture, and work around support for the refugee crisis. It also runs the Café Disruptif network providing support for social justice and environment "creative disruptors", with great focus on the climate emergency and is social and ecological crises.
As a whole Permanently Brilliant is a systems-thinking social enterprise connecting economic, social and environmental progress, with a particular focus on the nature of the human mind and how we can all inspire transformational change.