Alex Budak - Becoming a Changemaker (Ferry Building Store)

Alex Budak

Becoming a Changemaker

An In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sun., October 9th • 2:00pm PT

This event will be hosted live at Book Passage's San Francisco Store. Please contact with questions regarding live events.
*Please note that masks are recomended for all Ferry Building events.

Becoming a Changemaker is a radically inclusive playbook for leading positive change.

It’s a fresh, inspiring, and research-backed guide to developing the mindsets and leadership skills needed to navigate, shape, and lead change and to thrive amidst uncertainty.

A faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Budak created and teaches the wildly popular course “Becoming a Changemaker,” which has quickly grown into one of the most highly-rated courses anywhere on campus. It’s regularly heralded by students as “transformative” and “life changing” but to date has only been accessible to students attending UC Berkeley.

Budak is driven by the belief that anyone — regardless of title, personality, race, gender, age, or class — can be a changemaker. This inclusive vision of leadership is the beating heart of the “Becoming a Changemaker” course, and is the driving force for the book as well. Tailored to the millennial/Gen Z set who are exiting school and entering the workforce, this book makes the lessons, insights, examples and excitement from class accessible to all.

Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur and a professional faculty member at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he created and teaches the transformative course, “Becoming a Changemaker.” He previously co‐founded StartSomeGood and held leadership positions at Reach for Change and  He teaches, speaks, consults, and advises organizations around the world, with the mission of helping people from all walks of life become changemakers. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University and UCLA and received UCLA’s recent graduate of the year award. He loves spending time with his two favorite changemakers: his wife, Rebecca, and their baby son. More at


Alex Budak photo courtesy of the publicist



Book Passage Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Becoming a Changemaker: An Actionable, Inclusive Guide to Leading Positive Change at Any Level By Alex Budak Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538707760
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balance - September 13th, 2022