Change Interview with Evonne InKenzo Heyning


Meet Evo, Co-Founder Eddefy as she talks about some major changes in her life and how she navigated through her period of transition and change to be where she is today.

1. What major change has happened in your life?

​Over the past few years I have embraced becoming an entrepreneur, giving up the safety of full time clients to build tools needed for participatory media.​

2. What happened during this period of change?

​I started at Singularity University after starting companies with my husband and friends to focus on high tech entrepreneurship, lean development and the future of learning. After finding great cofounders we began work on a new software and joined Singularity University Labs to support our research. For the past two years I have been traveling and meeting with learning leaders around the world to connect their efforts and make it easy for anyone on the planet to follow their path and passion through free learning access.​

3. How did you navigate yourself out of this change period? (Any tools, resources and advice that you may have used or read)?

​This is still in progress but there are a few fantastic communities like the ImpactHUB network, the Deceler8 retreat and communities of entrepreneurs such as our people at Singularity who have helped me navigate change.​

4. Has the change, impacted the way you approached life and work today? Why and How?

​I am far more efficient with my time and make different choices with how I give away my services. Saying NO has become easier while attention and focus have become far more important in my day to day life as a parallel entrepreneur managing multiple teams.​

5. What one thing do you wish you had during this time - or what one thing was missing during this time that could have helped you?

​Access to resources. I have bootstrapped everything on almost nothing - a few bitcoins - and have found that money has usually been the limiting factor in this period of my life.​

6. What are your 3 main take aways from this change period?

Trust yourself and your instincts - trust the process and goodness of your teams - talk to EVERYONE about your vision and do not be shy about sharing the WHY of your story.​

7. What one piece of advice would you give to someone going through a similar point in their lives?

Determination and dedication to your cause is the only thing that will see you through the toughest points. The difference between failure and success is within you and your ability to see your vision through to realization.​

8. If your change could be represented by a colour, what would it be?

​Green and purple, iridescent like my curtains! I like color-changing lights and the full spectrum of wonder.​