Zikry Kholil: How Talk Minus Action Equals Jacksh*t
Our latest Spotlight is with Zikry Kholil, the Co-Founder and visionary behind Incitement. Named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Asia, Zikry is an absolute dynamo who believes without action, talk is just jacksh*t!
After participating in some of the most inspirational conferences and seminars on the planet, Zikry and his business partner Daniel created Incitement. Incitement is a social movement that blends cutting edge personal development with opportunities to create significant social impact. Since 2011, it has grown exponential to include thousands of people in more than 40 countries.
We were blown away by the level of commitment and passion that Zikry has, his vision for how to create change in the world and by his sheer level of street smarts.
In our conversation, some of the highlights we spoke about included:
- How things like TEDx are great, but they don't always lead to action
- That answer to the equation T-A=JS (the name of this episode)
- How to inspire people and get them into action
- How to truly engage corporations in social change
- Why true networking is possibly the number 1 most important skill in business and social change
- The impact that individuals can have
Zikry Kholil: Co-founder, Incitement
Listed as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2016 and voted as Malaysia's Most Innovative Young Leaders Award of 2016, Zikry's globe-trotting journey since birth makes him an extroverted, outspoken 3rd culture kid. He was missioned as a diplomat with ASEAN in Jakarta & was responsible in pushing the democratisation plan for the Myanmar elections in 2010. worked and volunteered with multiple UN Agencies (UNHCR) and NGO’s in Jordan.
A former thought leader at Mindvalley, Zikry founded The Incitement Movement in 2011 with former colleague Daniel de Gruijter, aimed at promoting volunteerism and social impact amongst youths. 5 years laters Incitement is a thriving international community with establishments in over 41 countries, 100's of events, 1000's of volunteers, and despite its overarching social mission statement "spreading positivity" has managed to sustain a 400% year-on-year revenue growth, without having received a single dollar of funding.
Zikry is an ex Radio DJ & a former National Ice Hockey Player. Zikry is also highly active in giving motivational talks and seminars in different cities globally addressing to the social entrepreneurship, young professional and university communities worldwide. Zikry has spoken at multiple European Summits like PODIM and Leading Start:up Communities in Europe, AIESEC Conferences worldwide, TedX events, Impact Hub events and many more making him one of the sought-after speaker worldwide. Zikry is currently a member of Jurors for the United Nations World Summit Award since 2016. He also just got listed on the Top 100 World's Visionary Leader by Real-Leaders Magazine this year.