This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rikke will in her short presentation talk about how she gave up her job, and started working to improve her local community. She lists four factors she thinks is the key to success in making a change and creating a happy community.

Rikke Soligard is founder of “The department of enthuiasm” – a non-profit organization working to create dedicated and happy communities. She suffers from all sorts of phobias, but is not afraid to fight for the things she believes in. In 2012 she walked miles outside her comfort zone and

gave up her job as a longstanding manager i a large bookstore, for a non-paid job for The Department of Enthusiasm. The goal was to build a sustainable organization that would inspire, raise awareness, and engage residents and other stakeholders in such a way that it would give lasting and positive effects up on the local communities.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx