April 15th, 2024

Dear World is a collective of storytellers, innovators, learning and development leaders, and change-makers dedicated to amplifying voices and fostering connection. With roots deeply embedded in empathy and authenticity, we strive to empower individuals and organizations to share their narratives and make an impact.

You might have seen Dear World photos; sweet, inspiring messages written on the faces, arms and hands of everyone from Coach K, college first years to Syrian Refugees. But the journey to the message on skin is interactive, reflective and rooted in your personal narrative.

Be an active participant as you craft your own story and listen to the stories that others have to share. Don’t think you have a meaningful story or that you must pour your heart out? Fear not, Dear World has designed the experience to meet each participant where they’re at.

During this session, participants will:

Align a meaningful story in their life to eBay’s DNA
Listen to their colleagues stories
Share their story with at least one other colleague

Maria Konkel’s L&D Team

Brain Tattoo Method
Time: 9:30 – 10:30am

Open Photo Station
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Time: 4:30 – 5:00pm

Executive / Leaders

Brain Tattoo Method
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Open Photo Station
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Time: 4:30 – 5:00pm

Hi! I decided to write this as it’s my introduction to you:

My friends call me “X” and my mom gave me the middle name Xavier because she thought it would look good on a campaign sign.

I got my professional start in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as an AmeriCorps member. I worked for the City of New Orleans for three years and also co-founded a charitable organization responsible for the largest integration of public art and emergency preparedness in the world called “Evacuspots.”

Since then, my life has taken many turns as all of ours do. Professionally, I’ve surrounded myself with people more talented and skilled than me and with clients who believe in our work.

It’s worked out so far, and I’m ready for our next challenge, which is bigger, bolder and scarier than I’d initially imagined it to be. That’s why we’re hiring you–to be at my side as we take Dear World to places we never initially thought possible.

Robert “X” Fogarty

Mari Miranda is a training, learning and development expert with over 20 years of experience in the field and has led large-scale culture change through storytelling at Dear World for clients like Accenture and Verizon.

Mari began her career as a school teacher as part of Teach For America. She has led and conceptualized large scale and countrywide global education and training initiatives for both private and public sectors.

Prior to her role at Dear World, worked at Mckinsey Social Initiative as one of the founding members of their global youth employment initiative.

Her love of teaching and learning naturally brought her back to helping individuals create authentic connections through storytelling. Mari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Education and Neuroscience.

Mariana Miranda
Executive Producer, Dear World