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Conversations with change agents, outliers, superheros, and truly conscious leaders modeling what it is to be an unstoppable force for good in this world. What lit them on fire to do their work, what do they see for the future and what nuggets of wisdom can they share with a world on fire. The whole idea of Catalyst Talks and these conversations is to understand how these leaders have approached being on the leading edge of their craft, how did they uncover their purpose and what it really takes to catalyze change at scale.
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Jake Sasseville, CEO of Imiloa Insitute, has been a successful podcast host, television personality and is a unique character creating space and connection for people to thrive. His journey is baked rich with life lessons, wisdom nuggets, entertaining twists, courageous leaps and inspiring growth leaps. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy washed away Jake's home on Broad Channel, NYC. His life up-ended, losing his TV contracts and being forced to move into Grandma's Basement, in Lewiston,Maine. Grandma's Basement, by those who follow him, have become synonymous with a Dark Night of the Soul. He lived there for two years, searching for what he would do next. After moving to Maui from his grandma's basement and becoming friends with Ram Dass and Shep Gordon, Sasseville became interested in the world of transformation as he saw the trend of health and wellness. He also was hosting people in his 2,500 square foot home and cottage in Kula, Hawaii. He created Imiloa in response to the trend toward health and wellness but also recognizing that human beings want to feel at home in their transformation. It is well known that Jake approached his soon-to-be-business partner Nadav Wilf four times with the idea of Imiloa before Wilf got inspired by the idea. The pair in 2017 notoriously raised $3.5 million in five Facebook posts, making a dent in the social impact world of investing by gathering 38 investors from 19 countries for Imiloa's formation. The first of 7 planned inter-continental institutes. Imiloa is in the Dominical mountains of Costa Rica. and is a transformational retreat center specializing in group experiences and eco-luxury with plant-based cuisine. Guests come here to awaken their consciousness.  Visit Imiloa Institute  https://imiloainstitute.com/ Connect with Jake on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jakesasseville/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Rosemary Gladstar is, literally, a star figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community.  She has been practicing, living, learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 45 years. In 2018 Rosemary was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her life work from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine. Rosemary is the author of twelve books including Medicinal Herbs; a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Gladstar Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Well Being and Herbal Healing for Men.  She is also the author and director of the popular home study course, The Science and Art of Herbalism. She is the co-founder and former director of both The International Herb Symposium and The New England Women’s Herbal Conference, the Founding President of United Plant Savers, and the co-founder and original formulator of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company.   She recently moved from her home at Sage Mountain ~ an Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary where she has lived, taught and worked for the past 30 years ~ to a smaller haven where she plans to plant a small garden, dream more, do less, and spend more time with the plants. Where you can find Rosemary Gladstar: www.scienceandartofherbalism.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Steven Donziger is a renowned advocate, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance.  He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. In 2011, the affected communities won a historic $9.5 billon judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world. Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven has represented the affected communities since first visiting the region in 1993. Steven also founded Project Due Process, a legal advocacy group for Cuban detainees who arrived in the United States in the Mariel boatlift. He is the former director of the non-partisan National Criminal Justice Commission that in 1996 produced the landmark study, The Real War On Crime, published as a book by HarperPerennial. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights, environmental, and criminal justice matters has been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets.  He is the former chief correspondent for United Press International in Nicaragua, where he reported for a variety of publications during the U.S.-backed contra war. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, Steven worked as a trial attorney for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fortune Society, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the United States. In 1991, Steven led a mission to Iraq of lawyers, public health specialists, and military experts to assess the impact on civilians of the bombing during the first Gulf War.  The group’s report, which found that an estimated 100,000 children would die following the cessation of hostilities because of damage to the Iraqi health care infrastructure, was adopted by the United Nations and attracted coverage in more than 400 newspaper and media outlets throughout the world. Steven lives in New York City with his wife and son. (Note: In July 2018, consistent with the retaliatory litigation campaign described in the accompanying video, New York bar authorities suspended Steven's license to practice law in New York. Steven is not currently practicing law in New York.) www.donzigerdefense.com - learn about and support this case https://www.donzigerlaw.com/full-bio Follow Steven for updates: https://twitter.com/SDonziger Be an ally and take action: https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/ Be an ally by signing this petition https://www.donzigerdefense.com/ Legal Defense Fund Learn More: Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest And if you like reading legal briefs:  Petition for Mandamus from Judge Kaplan and Preska (asking them to do their duty and release Steven Donziger) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
SACHA STONE Former rock musician and artist Sacha Stone grew up in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe throughout the war for independence. He established Humanitad in 1999 and has worked across both the NGO and IGO sectors as an outspoken advocate of human rights and natural justice. He has instigated peace initiatives and education programs, lobbied against human-rights abuses in different parts of the globe and continues to prosecute for the protection of vanguard innovators, scientists and doctors. Sacha founded the New Earth Project an evolving blueprint for sustainable, sovereign and self-determining communities, headquartered out of the world renowned (Akasha) NewEarth Haven in Bali. Sacha is also founder of the ITNJ International Tribunal for Natural Justice, which launched under multilateral observership in June 2015 via a ceremonial seating and ratification ceremony at Westminster Central Hall in London on the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. This new planetary court is committed to the dispensation of natural justice: www.humanitad.org The ITNJ launched the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking & Child Sex Abuse at Westminster Central Hall in London in Spring 2018. The Commission continues to hear witness testimonies from survivors and expert witnesses from around the globe via on-line virtual court seatings. A Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Weaponisation of the Biosphere launched in 2019 and in 2020 the court launched an inquiry into Corona/Covid (still underway as of Q4/2020):  www.commission.itnj.org Sacha is founder of the World Health Sovereignty Summit with many of the worlds leading advocates in the sector including: Robert Kennedy Jr., Del Bigtree, G. Edward Griffin, Professor Dolores Cahill, Dr Christiane Northrup, Marla Maples, Charlene Bollinger, Dr Rashid Buttar, Dr Sherri Tenpenny, Andrew Wakefield, Dr David Martin, etc…: www.reclaimyourlives.com Sacha is an activist, public speaker, publisher, writer and film-maker: www.sachastone.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Susan Manewich, Founder and Director of Nui Foundation for Moral Technology. Susan A. Manewich M.S. is currently the President of New Energy Movement, 501C3 and Director of the Nui Foundation, a community interest company (CIC) in the UK and focuses on conscious leadership for the positive evolution of all life. She has spent 25 plus years in the areas of leadership consulting, emotional intelligence, resonant technology and better understanding human dynamics and social systems to successfully transition through these global changes. Susan currently works to bring ethics, integrity and cohesion to the field of new energy technology. She has experience with the Resonance Project Foundation. She was involved in key organizational strategic initiatives and also led major communication strategies. Some of Susan’s professional accomplishments are in the field of conscious leadership development and Emotional Intelligence where her work has been consistently well praised by her clients around the globe including Harvard Business School, Yale University, University of Chicago GSB, London Business School, Singapore Medical School and many corporate and non profit clients.. Susan recently has appeared as a speaker at the 5G Crisis Summit; Awareness and Accountability 2020 & 2019. She has been a featured on a series of interviews with Collective Evolution, 2019 regarding consciousness and technology. Appeared at emotional intelligence conferences in London and Toronto, and at the ESTC (Energy Science and Technology Conference) in Hayden, Idaho July 2018 and July 2017. She spoke at the Tesla Science Foundation in NYC January 2017 and the Leadership Series in Encinitas, California. Susan serves as an advisor for (TPS) The Tipping Point System, a research advisor for CCRI (Consciousness and Contact Research Institute) and an advisor for ICF (Interstellar Communities Foundation). She has recently co-authored the book Hidden Energy with Jeane Manning, 2019 and has contributed a research chapter with colleague Jon Klimo PhD to the book The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non Human Intelligence, July 2018. She has also published work as a lead author on a contribution to “Applying Emotional Intelligence”, lead developer and author of a series of activities, reflections and exercises titled, “Teaching Emotional Intelligence Skills to Others” and a co-author of a chapter in “Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life.” Susan also contributed to a chapter titled “The Earth as Goddess” in “The Mystery of Woman” by Gabrielle Morris. Susan grew up in Massachusetts and was a participant with the PEER (Program for Extraordinary Experience Research) group in Cambridge, Massachusetts under John E. Mack M.D. Susan’s passion is working with new consciousness, global strategies and emerging technologies to help groups and organizations bridge gaps in conversations and understandings to be able to work together effectively through this global change. Where you can find Susan Manewich: Website links - www.newenergymovement.org , www.hiddenenergery.org , www.thenuifoundation.com The book - Hidden Energy: Tesla-inspired Inventors and a MIndful Path to Energy Abundance --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Lawrence Ford is the CEO and Founder of Conscious Capital Wealth Management, the Founder and Chairman of Future Capital, and the author of The Secrets of the Seasons. He has had a long, admirable career as an entrepreneur, financial advisor, consultant, coach, author, speaker, and spiritual leader. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a member of Nexus Global. Lawrence has dedicated much of his life to being a bridge between the modern world of business and the ancient world of wisdom, which is why Ford was dubbed the “Shaman of Wall Street” by the Washington Post, and The Economist magazine referred to him as a “man of two worlds.” NPR named him “The Finance Guru,” and the Retirement Income Journal calls him “The Spiritual Advisor.” Through these two worlds, he is helping people and organizations “wake up” and remember that they are here for a reason. At Conscious Capital Wealth Management his team helps clients align their dreams and values with their money, providing a game changing client experience for financial advisors and their clients. Through his global leadership with the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals, he is the founder and chairman at Future Capital where he convenes global leaders to leverage the nexus of consciousness and capital and to co-create global economies that are good for all life. Where you can find Lawrence Ford: Lawrence Ford's Website - www.lawrenceford.org Lawrence Ford's Book - The Secrets of the Seasons: You’re Here for a Reason --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Jed Emerson, originator of the concepts of Blended Value and Total Portfolio Management, has extensive experience leading, staffing and advising funds, firms, social ventures and foundations pursuing financial performance with social/environmental impact. He is the Author of The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows and Natural Being. In addition to his writing, Jed currently focuses on working with families exploring how to ensure a long term legacy by managing their full net worth for impact. He also advises investment firms on the implications of an impact investing framework for their practice. He is an internationally recognized Thought Leader in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Emerson has played founder roles with some of the nation’s leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises. Emerson holds master degrees in both business and social work administration, has written over thirty articles/papers and co-edited multiple books on topics as diverse as sustainable investing, performance metrics and measurement, impact investing and sustainable hedge fund investing. He works with foundations, investment funds, individuals, social enterprises and businesses to assist those who seek to maximize the total value of their investing and entrepreneurship to attain their personal and professional visions. Where you can find Jed Emerson: The book: “The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows and Natural Being” Email: Jed@blendedvalue.net Twitter: @Blendedvalue --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Simon Taylor is a co-founder of Global Witness (www.globalwitness.org), together with two others, Charmian Gooch, and Patrick Alley.  Simon met Charmian and Patrick whilst working at the Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA).  Global Witness is a UK and US based Non-Governmental organisation, that campaigns to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. Having worked on Global Witness’ first campaign to investigate and shut down revenue streams to the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, Simon then began Global Witness’ oil and corruption campaign in 1999.  This started a global effort at exposing malfeasance in the oil, gas and mining industries, and a call for their transparency and accountability - some of the most corrupt industries on the planet – for their operations extracting oil, gas and minerals.  Revenue streams for many countries dependent on natural resources often make up the bulk of national income, and yet frequently efforts to access natural resources drive conflict, instability, and resultant revenue streams are looted.  This work helped Global Witness shape and conceive the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Campaign (www.pwyp.org), which Simon was the co-founder of in 2002, together with George Soros and other NGOs.  Today, PWYP is a global  movement consisting of more than 1000 organisations spread across more than 50 countries, all aligned around holding companies and governments to account in their extraction of natural resources. In 2002, the UK Government responded to PWYP, and launched the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, or  EITI.  This is a multi-stakeholder initiative, that places civil society in the central role of holding governments and companies to account for the revenue streams developed from extraction.  Simon now serves as an international civil society board member of the EITI. (See www.eiti.org) In recent years, Simon has also increasingly focussed on seeking enhanced accountability for companies and their executives for serious acts of corruption.  To give one example:  Simon is a co-complainant to the Milan Public Prosecutor’s office, about a corrupt deal obtained in Nigeria by the international oil companies Shell and Eni.  This led to a criminal investigation by the prosecutor, and both companies, together with a number of their senior executives, are on trial in Milan for international Corruption.  The trial is drawing to a close at time of writing (late 2020).  All those accused, and both companies, deny any wrong-doing. Simon is increasingly also focussed on the mechanisms by which the fossil fuel industry has corrupted and co-opted global politics to such an extent that it has been able to prevent appropriate action to address the climate crisis. Global Witness is substantially advancing its focus from sectoral reform, to seeking means by which it is shut down, and its decline is responsibly and equitably managed, taking into account the needs of workers, but at a pace determined by scientific understanding of the climate crisis. Where you can find Simon Taylor: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/ https://eiti.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Peter Bonaker is a social scientist, author of Sacred Shield: Shamanic Protection for the World Today. He’s a teacher and practitioner of Shamanic energy medicine, he lives in Denver Colorado and teaches his methods of shamanic healing and protection throughout the world. Peter experienced an extreme trauma and near-death experience at the age of 16.  He worked for 30 years as an educator at all levels in public education, from pre-kindergarten through to the 12th grade. He taught post-graduate students as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver for 10 years and also, oddly enough, worked as a licensed building contractor (still today).  Simultaneously during this last period, he began his studies and teaching in the field of shamanic healing. Along the way on the shamanic part of this journey, he became curious about how a certain number of people presented repeatedly, exactly the same definite pattern reflecting the presence of what he came to know and describe as a very dark energetic form.  The pattern never deviated and is quite unusual in contrast to the standard teachings in the shamanic field.  This dark energetic form knows no boundaries of any kind that can be consistently determined.  In the shamanic field, he has had the opportunity to work with individuals throughout the entire world.  There appear to be no economic, geographical, ethnic, gender or other types of borders or boundaries that this dark energetic form refused to cross.  Any and all individuals appear to be equally available, particularly when they might happen to be especially vulnerable for one reason or another. . In 2008, Peter was invited to become an assistant teacher which led quickly to becoming a senior faculty member of the healing Light Body School and part of the Four Winds faculty.  He taught for the next eleven years a Jungian oriented class called Walking with Protection, on through to many of the other master classes, including one he developed referred to Advanced Shamanic Skills.  Both his shamanic practice and that class resulted in authoring the book ‘Sacred Shield: Shamanic Protection for the World Today’. Find Peter: https://www.peterbonakerphd.com/ The Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Shield-Shamanic-Protection-World-ebook/dp/B088HJ274D --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She’s also a leadership consultant helping change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. Unlocking Higher Purpose Series - Sign up here for the free workbook deep dive https://higherpurposeseries.gr8.com/ Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She’s also a leadership consultant helping change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. Unlocking Higher Purpose Series - Sign up here for the free workbook deep dive https://higherpurposeseries.gr8.com/ Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Sign up for the Unlocking Higher Purpose Series Here: www.stephanietrager.com Request a Complimentary Alignment Call Unlocking Higher Purpose Series - Sign up here for the free workbook deep dive https://higherpurposeseries.gr8.com/ Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst where we’ll be going live during the 6 Part Higher Purpose Series Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She’s also a leadership consultant helping change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. Join the community by hopping on the email list here: www.stephanietrager.com Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst https://higherpurposeseries.gr8.com/ Sign up --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Sign up for the Unlocking Higher Purpose Series Here: www.stephanietrager.com >>  Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager  Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst where we’ll be going live during the 6 Part Higher Purpose Series. Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She’s also a leadership consultant helping change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. >>> Join the community by hopping on the email list here: www.stephanietrager.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Sign up for the Unlocking Higher Purpose Series Here: www.stephanietrager.com Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst where we’ll be going live during the 6 Part Higher Purpose Series Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She helps change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. Join the community by hopping on the email list here: www.stephanietrager.com Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Sign up for the Unlocking Higher Purpose Series Here: www.stephanietrager.com Find Stephanie Here: https://linktr.ee/stephanietrager Definitely join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst where we’ll be going live during the 6 Part Higher Purpose Series Stephanie Trager is a Transformational Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She helps change agents speak their truth, live on purpose & create deeper meaningful impact in their lives, their businesses and the world. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational and business coach, purpose mentor and soul catalyst bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility to infuse higher consciousness and co-creation at the highest frequency of manifestation. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. Join the community by hopping on the email list here: www.stephanietrager.com linktr.ee/stephanietrager Join the conversation on Facebook @ facebook.com/Stephanietragercatalyst --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School and the immediate past President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), is a leading expert and frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties, who has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. She serves on the advisory boards of the ACLU, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Heterodox Academy, and National Coalition Against Censorship. The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s "100 Most Influential Lawyers," and several other publications have named her one of the country’s most influential women. Her many honorary degrees and awards include the American Bar Association’s prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award (2017). At NYLS’s 2019 commencement, Strossen made history by receiving both the award for outstanding teaching and the award for the best book. When Strossen stepped down as ACLU President, three (ideologically diverse) Supreme Court Justices participated in her farewell/tribute luncheon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and David Souter. Strossen’s 2018 book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship has earned praise from ideologically diverse experts, including progressive Harvard University Professor Cornel West and conservative Princeton University Professor Robert George. HATE was selected by Washington University as its 2019 “Common Read” for all incoming students. Her earlier book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights, was named a New York Times "notable book" of 1995. Strossen has made thousands of public presentations before diverse audiences around the world, including on more than 500 different campuses and in many foreign countries, and she has appeared on virtually every national TV news program. Her hundreds of publications have appeared in many scholarly and general interest publications. Strossen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before becoming a law professor, she practiced law in Minneapolis (her hometown) and New York City. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Learn more and connect with Nadine here: https://www.nyls.edu/faculty/nadine-strossen/ Nadine’s Book: Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship here https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hate-nadine-strossen/1127152077 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.   She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements.   In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia. Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe.  Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College, University of Guelph. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011, the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012, the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016  and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016, Veerangana Award 2018,  The Sanctuary Wildlife Award  2018 and   International Environment  Summit &  Award 2018. Learn More: Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge and the Rights of Mother Earth Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions Seeding Freedom Navdanya: http://www.navdanya.org/site/earth-university/ahimsa-shat-yantra http://www.navdanya.org/site/latest-news-at-navdanya/629-courses-at-navdanya-bija-vidyapeeth-2019 Where you can find Dr. Vandana Shiva's work and learn about the courses she offers: http://www.navdanya.org/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/drvandanashiva Courses  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Stephanie Trager is a Life Coach, Soul Catalyst and Business Alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated by Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational coach and purpose mentor bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact focusing on responsible business impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth. www.stephanietrager.com LinkTree/stephanietrager --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Naveen Jain is the founder of Viome, Moon Express, InfoSpace, Intelius, Bluedot, TalentWise and other successful companies. He is an entrepreneur driven to solve the big problems facing today’s world. Viome’s goal is to “make illness optional.” Having developed the worlds’ largest database of microbial gene expression, Viome is able to analyze gut microbiome and identify predictive markers of chronic diseases to inform personalized nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. As a vice chairman of the board at Singularity University, Naveen is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s greatest challenges by using and developing innovative technologies. A director of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation, Naveen uses incentive prizes to motivate competitors to find solutions to some of societies’ more challenging problems. Recently, he launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE dedicated to empowering women around the world. Naveen has been the recipient of many honors for his entrepreneurial successes. These include: “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology “Most creative person” by Fast Company, “Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” “Global Voice of 2018” awarded by the Governor of Arkansas “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” & “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring. Where you can find Naveen Jain: https://www.instagram.com/naveenjainceo/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius/ https://twitter.com/Naveen_Jain_CEO https://www.facebook.com/Real.Naveen.Jain Where you can find me, Stephanie Trager: www.stephanietrager.com Instagram - @stephanietrager https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.trager33 https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanietrager/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
Steven Donziger is a renowned advocate, writer, and public speaker with a focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance.  He is part of the team working with indigenous and farmer communities in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest suffering from high cancer rates and other health ailments related to the massive oil pollution caused by Texaco, now owned by Chevron. In 2011, the affected communities won a historic $9.5 billon judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world. Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven has represented the affected communities since first visiting the region in 1993. Steven also founded Project Due Process, a legal advocacy group for Cuban detainees who arrived in the United States in the Mariel boatlift.  He is the former director of the non-partisan National Criminal Justice Commission that in 1996 produced the landmark study, The Real War On Crime, published as a book by HarperPerennial. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights, environmental, and criminal justice matters has been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets.  He is the former chief correspondent for United Press International in Nicaragua, where he reported for a variety of publications during the U.S.-backed contra war. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, Steven worked as a trial attorney for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service.  He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fortune Society, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the United States. In 1991, Steven led a mission to Iraq of lawyers, public health specialists, and military experts to assess the impact on civilians of the bombing during the first Gulf War.  The group’s report, which found that an estimated 100,000 children would die following the cessation of hostilities because of damage to the Iraqi health care infrastructure, was adopted by the United Nations and attracted coverage in more than 400 newspaper and media outlets throughout the world. Steven lives in New York City with his wife and son. (Note: In July 2018, consistent with the retaliatory litigation campaign described in the accompanying video, New York bar authorities suspended Steven's license to practice law in New York. Steven is not currently practicing law in New York.) Full Bio Here Follow Steven for updates: https://twitter.com/SDonziger Be an ally and take action:   https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/ Be an ally by signing this petition https://www.donzigerdefense.com/ Legal Defense Fund      Learn More: The Nation: Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest Chevron’s SLAPP suit against Ecuadorians: corporate intimidation Steven Donziger: The man who stood up to an oil giant, and paid the price How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgement Against Chevron Lost Everything NYTimes Article 2013  And if you like reading legal briefs:  Petition for Mandamus from Judge Kaplan and Preska (asking them to do their duty and release Steven Donziger) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/catalyst-talks/message
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