ABOUT THIRD i PARADIGM

MICHELLE GIRARD

Founder and Owner of Third i Paradigm

 

It is clear to Michelle that addressing the harm inflicted by conflict and violence is a critical missing aspect of stabilization and conflict mitigation programming. She established Third i Paradigm to create an integrated approach to programming and an alternative perspective to creating sustainable social change.

Michelle is an international development professional with 20 years of experience designing and managing stabilization, community resilience and countering violent extremism programs in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Zimbabwe.  

These experiences motivated a deeper examination of the individual and social impacts of trauma with leading institutions, academics and practitioners in the field of psychology, peacebuilding and social change. Her methodology also integrates over 10 years of formal training in mindfulness and somatic practices. 

THIRD i PARADIGM VALUES

Innovation

Integration of research, analysis, creativity and experience to design unique projects.

Respect

Acceptance and appreciation of diversity, experiences and perspectives.

Curiosity

Challenges are approached with curiosity and a determination to find context-specific solutions.

Compassion

Vision, management and collaboration which is grounded in compassion and empathy.