Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. has published many articles and has conducted more than 800 keynote presentations, workshop, and seminars. He is the author of many books, including The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life (Sterling Publishing 2007).
David Bennett is a spiritual activist and has had three transformative experiences one in which he drown and had a Near-Death Experience while acting as the Chief Engineer of the ocean research vessel, Aloha. He is co-author with his wife Cindy Griffith-Bennett of Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death back to Life (Findhorn Press 2011).
Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ervin Laszlo holds a Ph.D. in Lettres et Sciences Humaines from the Sorbonne in Paris, an honorary medal from the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, and an honorary doctorate in economic sciences from the Turku School of Economics and Business in Finland. He is the author of more than eighty books translated into twenty-two languages. His most recent is Worldshift 2012: Making Green Business, New Politics, and Higher Consciousness Work Together (Inner Traditions 2009).
Steven Vedro is a writer, lecturer, and nationally recognized telecommunications consultant He is the author of Digital Dharma: A User’s Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere (Quest Books 2007 & Jaico Publishing House 2011). To learn more about the work and blogs of Steven Vedro go towww.teleconsciousness.blogspot.com
A former innovative farmer, James Olson, is a philosopher whose studies have included business, engineering, art, Eastern and Western religion, yoga, qigong, psychology, language, neuro-linguistic programming, sacred geometry, and brain science. For many years he’s investigated the effects of brain perspective on government, corporate life, war, and our personal lives. He’s the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace: The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and Reunification of America. To learn more about the work of James Olson go to www.thewholebrainpath.com
Terry László-Gopadze is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also a storyteller and has led workshops on storytelling, shamanism, forgiveness, intuition, healing, and creating destiny. She has worked with such diverse groups as cancer patients, 12-Step programs, women’s groups, and health centers. She is the editor of The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire (Santa Monica Press 2010).
Michael Gelb is a world leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. A pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership, Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and many others. Along with Sarah Miller Caldicott he is co-author of Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor (Dutton 2007). He’s the author of How To Think Like Leonard da Vinci (Dell 2000), and co-author with Kelly Howell of, Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (New World Library 2012).
Fred Setterberg is an award winning author. He earned his B.A. in English at the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. He is a former staff writer for the East Bay Express and has been a visiting writer with the Chautauqua Writers Center. He’s the author of The Roads Taken (Interlink Pub. Group 1997), the co-author with Lonny Shavelson of Under the Dragon (Hayday Books 2007) and Toxic Nation (Jossey-Bass 1993), and the editor of Travelers’ Tales America (Travelers’ Tales 1999), Lunch Bucket Paradise (Heyday Books 2011).
Patricia Sun graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the top two percent of her class in 3-1/2 years from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees, one in Social Sciences: Psychology and the other in Conservation and Natural Resources. She began her work as a family counselor. Her work today concentrates directly on creative solutions; “re-creating” thought patterns and “re-perceiving” experience. She is a pioneer in describing “right-brain” thought and is considered to be a teachers’ teacher. She leads workshops and gives private consultations.
Emotions are messengers that help us learn and evolve. If we can learn to properly channel our emotions we can begin to work with them in vibrant and ingenuous ways. We cripple ourselves unnecessarily when we call some emotions “positive” and other emotions “negative.” All emotions can be positive if they arise at the appropriate time, and we manage them appropriately-just as all emotions can be negative if they’re stuck in a feedback loop, or if we ignore them, hurl them at [...]
Marguerite Callaway is founder of an international leadership and management consultancy, The Callaway Leadership Institute. Her many projects take her all over the world to several countries in Africa and to China and many other places, as well. She’s the author of The Energetics of Business and the forthcoming Leadership and the Unknown.
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., holds degrees in philosophy, creative writing, and counseling psychology. He hosts two shows on the Personal Life Media Network, and writes a monthly “Coaching the Artist Within” column for Art Calendar Magazine. He lectures and provides workshops nationally and internationally, and has written more than 30 books.
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founding Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, where she is working nationally and internationally with grassroots leaders, policy-makers, business people and scientists to promote resilient communities and foster a post-carbon energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. She is an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative; an international advocate for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature; and has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities.
Charlotte Gordon, Ph.D. received her doctorate at Boston University, and taught as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Theology. She is the author of several books, including The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little, Brown & Company 2009).
Allen Klein is the former Director of Life and Death Transitions in San Francisco. He’s a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. He’s the author of many books including The Healing Power of Humor (Tarcher/Putnam 1989), The Courage to Laugh, Change Your Life: A Little Book of Big Ideas (Tarcher 1998), and Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss (Goodman Beck Publishing 2011).
Cathy Hawk is founding partner of Clarity International®, a coaching and training firm that teaches skills in how to see, sense, and use energy as a primary life and work strategy. As a veteran energy coach, Cathy developed an innovative interview and image-feedback process called Light-On Learning™ method. Gary Hawk is managing partner of Clarity International® and serves as an executive coach and mentor for CEOs, business owners, and senior executives. Since 1994, Gary has also facilitated peer groups for business owners and senior executives.
Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed evolution biologist, futurist and author. Her books include Earth Dance: Living Systems in Evolution ( iUniverse 2000); Co-author with Brian Swimme & Sidney Liebes, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us (John Wiley & Sons 1998), and co-author with the late Willis Harman, Biology Revisioned (North Atlantic Books 1998).
Peter Baumann began his career as a member of the internationally acclaimed 1970s band Tangerine Dream and later founded the Private Music record label. Instead of being derailed by fame and fortune, he asked himself this in his late forties: “Given that I probably have about ten thousand days left on the planet, how can I use this time in the most meaningful and useful way possible?” To address this question, Baumann assembled a top-notch interdisciplinary think-tank, the San Francisco-based Baumann Foundation.