Creating Change Through
Connection, Creativity, and Collaboration

About The Imaginal Foundation

At the heart of Imaginal Foundation lies the vision of our founder, Lucy Nolan. Inspired by her extensive experience in digital marketing, coaching, and nonprofit work, Lucy saw an opportunity to transform lives in Ghana.

Her vision, inspired by the etymology of IMAGINAL , revolves around harnessing the potential of visions in individuals and communities to adapt, evolve, and thrive in an ever-changing world.

The name ‘Imaginal’ also originates from the ‘imaginal cells’ that instigate the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Just as these cells come together to orchestrate a stunning transformation, Lucy believed in the power of individuals to facilitate profound change when they rally together, creating robust structures of support that enable people to adapt, grow and prosper.

Our Mission

Our mission at Imaginal Foundation is to be a catalyst for change. We strive to create a world where businesses and communities unite for transformational change, fostering an environment that nurtures creativity, connectivity, and diversity.

We aim to bridge the gap between businesses and the communities they serve, establishing a network of change makers, leaders, and creators that drive innovation and foster personal and communal growth.

Our work in Ghana, in particular, is a testament to this mission, where we are actively uplifting young people by equipping them with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed.

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Our Values

Embracing the New: We recognize that the traditional structures in politics, corporations, and educational institutions no longer provide the same level of security and stability they once did. We are dedicated to establishing new support systems that encourage adaptability and promote personal and communal growth.

Creativity and Connectivity: At Imaginal, we believe that our highest potential can only be realized through embracing change and forging novel connections. We champion diversity in all our endeavors, cultivating creativity and growth through the sharing of unique ideas and experiences.

Empowerment and Education: We deeply value the transformative power of education and personal development. By providing access to quality training, coaching services, and mentorship, we inspire young people and thought-leaders to surmount challenges and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Collaboration and Partnership: Impactful change, we believe, is best achieved through collaboration and partnership. By working hand in hand with businesses, NGOs, and communities, we foster an ecosystem of shared learning, innovation, and mutual growth.

Sustainability and Conservation: We are committed to promoting sustainability and conservation in all our endeavors. By inspiring our network of change makers, leaders, and creators to adopt eco-conscious mindsets, we contribute to a healthier planet and stronger communities for future generations.

Embracing Diversity: We celebrate and value diversity in all its forms. By creating an environment that welcomes different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, we cultivate a culture of understanding, empathy, and collaboration that drives transformational change.