ParadigmPlay is a network of social change professionals, led by Adam F Blakester. ParadigmPlay's purpose is to improve the wellbeing of communities and humanity in ways that are environmentally and economically sustainable through the initiation and development of social change movements.
In many ways humanity is today poised on the brink of paradigm storm – a storm of numerous simultaneous and significant paradigm shifts towards a healthier and sustainable culture, grappling with the emergence of an incredibly diverse global society at the same time as massive environmental shifts, carbon light economics, population growth and social inclusion creating huge challenges on emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
To facilitate human development in this context requires deep process work on ourselves, our communities and our structures - governance, organisational, physical and economic.
As leader of this network, Adam brings skills in change strategy, governance, finance, law, team, community and network development, communication, high energy and a grasp of the 'big picture'. With qualifications originally in commerce and taxation law, for the last 15 years Adam’s work and study shifted into social change including social leadership, community psychology, consciousness, human development and wellbeing.
Adam is past CEO of the Australian National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Finance and Communications Director for Greenpeace Australia Pacific and Financial Controller for the Trans Media Group.
Today Adam is a director of the Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition and Minerals Policy Institute, Sydney Leadership alumnus and a member of the Greenpeace Australia Pacific Finance & Audit Committee, Great Transition Initiative, Vibewire Advisory Council and Wellbeing Australia Steering Committee.
Adam and partner Claire ‘got knotted’ 5 years ago and are the proud parents of Jaz. When Claire and Adam ‘got knotted’ they merged their surnames – Adam's previous surname was Foster. The Blakesters live at Tumblegum, Invergowrie.