The Grey Ave Podcast – Going the Extra Mile – David Shields

I happened to link up with an award winning StartUp that developed GEM, which is a mobile rewards platform for volunteers in South Africa.

The first session was with David Shields who is a co-founder of GEM and the second session was with Danielle Jarvis who is a Project Coordinator.

Besides GEM, Danielle is a Couchsurfer, Managing Director of SailPro, High-Performance Sailing Coach and Psychology post-graduate so I had a lot to learn from her in those areas. We talked about Couchsurfing, travel experiences, sailing and opinions on education since she’s a teacher.

Show notes below:

Download GEM here
GEM Partner Organisations: – Ladles of Love (Cape Town, Soup Kitchen for the Homeless) – Lucky Lucy Foundation (Cape Town, Animal Welfare) – James House (Hout Bay, Orphanage)

TED Talks:


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