Lowell Sheppard


Lowell Sheppard is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, former minister, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, husband, father, long-distance cyclist, and aspiring sailor. Lowell has spent his entire adult life working with established non-government organisations (also known as non-profit societies) and in several NGO start-ups. As Founder of HOPE International Development Agency Japan, Lowell has seen the growth of HOPE-JP to be in the top 2% of charitable organisations in Japan with the coveted “nintei” certified tax-deductible status.

Lowell has served for the last twenty years as an informal advisor to companies and boards in the area of ethical decision making and thought leadership with a focus on community legacy. He has dedicated much of his life to social and environmental improvement projects.

As an author, his book Never Too Late (Lion Hudson PLC, 2005) was published in four languages and was the catalyst for his latest social enterprise called the Never Too Late Academy. His latest book, Dare to Dream, is being published in November 2023 in the UK and next spring in the US.

Lowell moved onto a sailboat two years ago in Tokyo and is currently sailing full time around Japan, working as a digital nomad running small companies.

Keynote Presentation (2023) | Navigating Lifelong Learning: A Digital Nomad’s Odyssey

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