Ernesto Sirolli

Dr Ernesto Sirolli

Chief Executive Officer, Sirolli Institute

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is a community iron man. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self determination. This work led Ernesto to develop Enterprise Facilitation, the EF model and Trinity of Management tool, training communities, NGO’s and corporations how to capture the passion, energy and imagination of its own people.

Dr. Sirolli resides in California, USA where he founded the Sirolli Institute in the EF principles :

  • Never initiate, never motivate – always respond.
  • Work with passionate self determined people.
  • Corporations invest community relations in sustainable success to empower local entrepreneurs.
  • Entrepreneurs use Trinity of Management to form passionate teams capable of transforming their ideas into viable businesses.

Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: "Ripples from the Zambezi" and "How to start a business and ignite your life". In 2012 Dr. Sirolli gave a TEDX talk "Shut up and Listen" that has been translated into 35 languages and has been viewed over 3 million times.

“The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination, and resources of its people.” - Ernesto Sirolli

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