Youth leadership advocate, Andy Coxall tells the stories of the young people he has met around the globe in his quest to mentor the next generation of leaders. He explores what leadership traits young people strive for and how we can embrace this new vision of leadership. With an academic background of social anthropology, Andy is passionate about equipping his mentees with the cultural intelligence to lead and to thrive in an increasingly global world. Andy’s volunteer work in Peru and, closer to home, as a mentor in his local London borough, has had a tremendous impact on multiple individuals. But it’s his work with Common Purpose that has had the biggest impact: here Andy aims to develop a cohort leaders who can cross boundaries. Andy’s work with universities globally has seen more than 7,000 young people from all over the world graduate from their leadership programmes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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