October 30, 2013

What She Says, Goes.

Written by: Taylor Conroy

This lovely young woman came up to me at a party, half cut.

She had a big glass of red wine in her hand, and a big grin on her face.

“Hey, you’re the school guy!” she said.

“Ya, I guess your right!” I replied.

“I am going to build a schooooool” she said with a good wine buzz tone in her voice.

I didn’t believe her. But she did. She built a school. And fast.

Shortly after, she told me she was going to work for Change Heroes. I told her that we didn’t have any positions available. She said she would do it for free. And she did. She moved to Vancouver and started interning… well not really interning… It would be more accurate to say she just started coming to the office and working. For free.

It didn’t take long before we realized our free volunteer was irreplaceable, and we wanted her to be there even more.

Now, she works for us full time running all of our social media, coming up with campaign ideas, and inspiring people from all over to build schools.

This is an article she just published on Elite Daily (it’s her rendition of that drunken night and worth a read).

I am beginning to learn that what this girl says… happens.

I am looking forward to hearing what’s next.

Here’s to you Reanne. Well played :)


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September 21, 2013

Saddened to the core of my bones

Written by: Taylor Conroy

I’m having one of those moments.


They happen less and less frequently the longer I’m away from a poverty-stricken country, but they still happen.


It’s a dark feeling. A heavy feeling. But it’s become familiar.


I don’t talk about this feeling much. I usually opt to talk about Read more

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August 20, 2013

33 world changers and 1 guy crying like a baby

Written by: Taylor Conroy

I would love for you to tell me what you think of this talk in the comments… and then I would love to build a school with you :)


Ready freddy?



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April 19, 2013

Why working your bag off is spiritual

Written by: Taylor Conroy

In my favourite book of all time, Autobiography of a Yogi, there is a story about a normal 33-year-old guy in India who is approached by an enlightened guru who helps him to remember his past lifetimes when he too was an enlightened master. The guru, wanting this normal guy to become enlightened again, materializes all the wealth that the normal guy could ever want, right before his eyes. The guru does this Read more

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January 12, 2013

Wow! 31 years old… and I still laugh when I fart

Written by: Taylor Conroy

What I want to do in this next year of my life:

Just… be… me.

Here’s the real deal: Getting lots of press and some frickin awesome results with Change Heroes has been a blast. But, it comes with it’s challenges. In the beginning, I felt held back from being the Read more

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October 11, 2012

Some people like Christmas. I like October 10th.

Written by: Taylor Conroy

October 10th, 2010 – THE IDEA

I attended Free The Children’s ‘We Day’ in Vancouver and the idea for asking 33 friends for $3.33 a day for 3 months popped in my head. Six months later 33 of my friends did just that, and we raised our first $10,000 for a school in Kenya, impacting roughly Read more

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August 29, 2012

Surfing… $100,000… 10,000 children… and one 22 year old guy who changed the world.

Written by: Taylor Conroy

As I pushed off the soft sandy ocean floor propelling myself toward the white foamy surface where I would search for my surf board, the thought popped into my head… “I wonder if we hit $100,000 yet”.

After hitting some personal issues a little over a week ago, I decided to take a last minute trip to Mexico’s South West Coast for some wave (and soul) searching to clear my head.

A friend and I found waves. Huge ones. We surfed ‘Pasquales’ for 3 days, and Read more

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June 29, 2012

33 schools in 33 days… with pocket change

Written by: Taylor Conroy

pocket change... literally

Short and sweet:

We have been testing and refining this platform for the last year.

The smallest amount one person raised was 900 bucks. The biggest was Read more

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January 28, 2012

The turning point

Written by: Taylor Conroy

No idea if this will hit home for anyone like it did for me. This is just something that was a turning point in my life. Something that made things very clear. And something I will never forget doing. Read more

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January 28, 2012

Harvard Blog Post

Written by: Taylor Conroy

This is a guest blog post I was humbled to be able to do for Harvard.

You are only allowed to read it if you promise not to tell Harvard that I barely passed high school and had to use spell check on the word ‘entrepreneur’ ;)

Here is the link to the actual post – may as well read it on there – it’s just cooler.

The post:

The word “Entrepreneur” is one of the most over used terms in the English language today. Read more

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