John H. Quinley, Jr and Kimberly Paradee Quinley are available to speak and teach about their work in Cross-Cultural Leadership, Integrated Community & Economic Development, Microfinance, Family-Based or Alternative Orphan Care, as well as, Social Enterprise, Anti-Human Trafficking, Social Justice, and Human Rights . Both Kim & John have taught and spoken extensively to community and international organizations, and groups ranging from local Thai community government to Thai national government, Rotary International, and YWAM across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the USA.
Kim brings over 30 years of experience of early childhood development expertise as she regularly speaks across Asia, Australia, and the United States on Family-Based/Alternative Orphan Care. She is part of a burgeoning global movement that holds kinship and foster care as the best replacement for Institutional Orphan Care, which while well-intentioned often delivers many unintended harms to children and families. Kim is the co-innovator along with CBN Siam of Step Ahead’s “Keeping Families Together” program.
John delivers a 30 year growing understanding combining social entrepreneurship, business administration, branding and marketing with cross-cultural team-building leadership.
Since 2002, John has led Step Ahead in microfinance programs, mentoring, training, community economic development, and numerous Social Enterprise/BAM innovations including the launch of a woven leather purse production initiative in 2009.
John received crucial mentoring and encouragement in the beginning of Step Ahead from Opportunity International founder David Bussau, and Ruth Callanta, founder of one of the Phillipines largest MF organizations- Center for Community Transformation (CCT), as well as, Prof. Muhammed Yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of The Grameen Bank. In 2013, John received the International Education Award from the University of Richmond.