Nov 8, 2015
Jack of all trades,
Maser of none
Of' times better
Than a master of one
Ella Saltmarshe is a polymath. I came to be familiar with her work when a friend sent me Ella’s TEDx talk “All Power to the Polymaths.”
All of Ella's efforts revolve around two major themes: social change and story. She explains what each of these mean in our interview. But embedded throughout Ella’s work is willingness to go out on a limb to learn something new. She is currently writing for a soap opera (never before haven’t written comedy for screen), coalition building around climate change, presenting from stage, and writing a children’s book. And that’s just what she’s working on this month!
Ella speaks eloquently about the utility of not just being the master of a single, exclusive discipline. She describes what it takes to excel in multiple domains and what we can all learn from those who forge "plural" careers. I hope you enjoy this interview with Ella Saltmarshe.