Esprit de Course is a way to explore how to thrive in modern life, through an interdisciplinary and innovative mix of courses, experiences, interactions, workshops, and talks that combine everything from history and neuroscience to economics and literature, art and mindfulness to technology, social science, and psychology. It's a new, creative way of looking at your life, enriching your experiences, and finding your own meaning along the way.
The concept and curriculums are created by Flynn Coleman.
Flynn Coleman is an international human rights attorney, an educator, an author, a mindfulness, innovation, and creativity teacher, a public speaker, a social entrepreneur and innovator, an ethical fashion designer, a social justice activist, a former competitive athlete, and a founder and CEO.
She has a background in innovative approaches to economic empowerment, economic development, international trade law, war crimes, behavioral economics, political reconciliation, and improving access to justice through innovation. She has spoken, written, and taught extensively on issues of international education, humanitarian issues, innovation and design in social impact, gender equality, and human and civil rights.
Flynn is a contributing writer for such publications as The Huffington Post, Global Citizen, The Style Line, Darling Magazine, Caring Magazine, and Thrive Global, and is a Contributing Director for Good Support. She was the founding mindfulness teacher at King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law, a faculty member at The School of Life, and has been named a Designed Good Changemaker, a Wisdom 2.0 scholarship winner, a Luce Scholar, a United Nations writing competition winner, a two time TEDx speaker, and the inaugural recipient of a Women in Sports award.
She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also studied at La Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, La Universidad de Chile, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, and Université de Genève.
A native of Los Angeles, Flynn has lived in France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong, Fiji, Cambodia, Senegal, the Netherlands, and Chile. She currently calls New York home. Flynn has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and with international corporations and human rights organizations around the world.
She speaks five languages, and her wanderlust has taken her from rebuilding homes in New Orleans, to distributing gifts to children in Haiti and school supplies in Guatemala and Ethiopia, to teaching How to Make a Difference in a Mongolian yurt in the English countryside, to huffing up Mount Kilimanjaro with her dad, to zodiac boating in Alaska with her mom.
"BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO LIVE LIFE CREATIVELY. THE CREATIVE IS THE PLACE WHERE NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER BEEN. YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE CITY OF YOUR COMFORT AND GO INTO THE WILDERNESS OF YOUR INTUITION. YOU CAN'T GET THERE BY BUS, ONLY BY HARD WORK AND RISK AND BY NOT QUITE KNOWING WHAT YOU'RE DOING. WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER WILL BE WONDERFUL. WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER WILL BE YOURSELF."
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