When I was a child, staring at the starry night skies, I was filled with awe and wonder, about the mysteries of the Universe, Life, Time, the Human and its place in the Cosmos...
I don't think I can remember a time when I wasn't asking, Why am I here? Or wondering, What is the purpose of life? Seeking not so much to simply solve the mystery, but...
Aviv serves as the Portals' sherpa. He curates transformational journeys and is a storyteller of the epochal evolution culminating at this time. Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting,
A seeker of the special places. Early on I used to enjoy sitting in certain churches after the service had ended and sensing what felt like fine, special atmospheres. Something...
She has been moved by music from childhood. A musician who discovers the possibilities of the voice, and the instrument she has been educated in, the cello, and who is on...
I find it strange that after all these centuries of exceptional progress and accomplishment, we still do not know how we got here, whether it is for anything, and is there something higher...
DAVID PRICE FRANCIS
David Price Francis helps individuals, couples, and groups understand and improve the quality of energy in their personal lives and relationships using techniques and...
At home, we were always encouraged to ask the more enigmatic questions of life. Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where will I go at the end of my life? And the biggest question...
I started playing piano at 5, having been enticed into practicing by my parents. Throughout my life I’ve been passionately interested and engaged with the domain...
JEFF VANDER CLUTE
DR. KEITH WITT
DR. JULIE KRULL
CHRISTOPHER M. BACHE
SUS FRIIS JORGENSEN
DIEGO GARCIA SCHOBER
RIVKA ZEHAVI ZACK
DR. ALAN LITCHFIELD
CHRISTINE J. BROOKS
Human Permaculturist & Organizational Ecosystem Cultivator at Dyer Global Solutions, Integral Leadership Review Regenerative Governance Board - Carol Sanford Institute & Design Science Studio (Buckminster Fuller Institute & Habritual).
Existing at the emergent center of Stewardship, Technology & Music to cultivate embodied developmental learning communities using regenerative, life-centered design.
Being born on planet Earth made me always wonder about why I’m here. At the age of three, after a traumatic experience, I got a green bike from my parents. And there I went, curious, exploring the world around me. Feeling free; life became an adventure.
The longing to travel stayed prominent in my life and brought me to several places on this Earth until giving birth to a child. Beautiful years of motherhood next to my job as an art and drama therapist, which both gave more perception about the uniqueness and importance of expression in each life.
Are we not here to express life through living- dying- living- dying -living … I believe so. Therefore, I started accompanying people in their dying process. Humanity, care, love and friendship play a vital role therein as in living this life nowadays.
CHRISTINE J. BROOKS
As a child with a curious mind, there were questions, and as growing realized that we were as a world living in a culminating time heading towards something.
There was and still is a love of the natural worlds, the quiet places, where essence can be sensed, the mystery of the night sky and of stars alongside. In later youth an urgent prod to remember the reason for my having been born.
There is a simplicity to living that is empowered. And one of my joys is to reflect to others the brightness of themselves, particularly when dulled - to encourage the best whether as a therapist or as a friend. For, in responding to need, it is to find oneself in use looking towards a greater life, which is something that for me compels.
Jill Thomas provides coaching for those committed to deep inner personal work that will impact their relationships, work, and personal life. Rather than focusing on simply changing your actions and behaviors, Jill works with you to create lasting shifts in your being and healing. Together, you will strip away the masks to uncover your true essence, define who you are now, who you have always been and embody your Naked Wisdom.
Jill specializes in human development and is a STAGES of development coach. She is also trained through the Newfield Network and through Kim Barta in doing deep shadow work. She also brings her training in meditation, Integral Polarity Practice, Ashtanga Yoga, and psychedelic breathwork into sessions and healing pathways.
As a woman and mother who has been on her own journey of trauma and healing, Jill encourages you to grow from a place of deep listening and an environment of trust.
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I’m a lifelong learner. Initially that meant looking for folks who seemed to have the “answers”. Along the way I was introduced to the idea of “animating questions,” and began to learn that it’s not about the answers but rather living into the questions that evoke learning and often require courageous curiosity.
As I’ve attempted to bring this spirit to the work I’ve done in graduate education and leadership development, I’ve discovered that the most life-giving, transformative learning tends to happen more in the generative, sometimes playful conversations than in the classrooms or assignments.
In these very stormy times we live in, I find myself looking for rainbows and, as a “friend” once sang, searching for the “Rainbow Connections” within.
For as long as I can remember I have been walking beside others. Sometimes serving as a guide, teacher, facilitator, or coach. Sometimes, simply as a willing companion. Every professional role I have filled, every title held was just that: a role, a title, but not the name that was me.
In 2015, for my 60th birthday, my wife and I walked the Camino de Santiago: 500 long and beautiful miles across the Northwest of Spain. Walking through that myriad of landscapes, miles in silence, miles in the raucous company of others from around this wide world, I realized that I am, and always have been, a Pilgrim.
What’s needed most in this moment, situation, relationship is the question that guides me, the one I carry in my pilgrim pack. So far it has been enough.
I feel most myself in song circles. The chance to blend into the One voice reminds me that all are only ever a few notes away from a harmonious we. Perhaps we are here to co-create opportunities for spontaneity jams, and this is one way to think about liberation and justice.
How I’m often introduced is: Leticia Nieto, PsyD, LMFT, TEP is internationally recognized for her work as a psychodramatist, psychotherapist, educator, and leadership coach for systemic change. Her 2010 book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone, gives readers skills to promote social justice by using an ecological perspective to deconstruct oppression and supremacy. Dr. Nieto is a radical change artist, who weaves a new world from a tapestry of joy, song, poetry, relational repair and restorative justice.
Bryce is the cofounder and CEO of Solo and is a native Seattleite. He has worked with Solopreneurs for almost a decade at Uber and Convoy. Outside of work, he enjoys rooting for Seattle sports teams, perusing new Ballard breweries, and spending time with his wife and family (including his 110-lb Bernese mountain dog, Maple).
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Grant Canary is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DroneSeed and its recently acquired subsidiary Silvaseed, which together form the western US' largest vertically integrated reforestation company. DroneSeed was named the World’s Most Innovative Company in Robotics by Fast Company in 2021.
Grant has focused his entire career on sustainability—working at Vestas wind energy in China, the US and Denmark, and for the US Green Building Council in its infancy. He spent close to a decade founding and building a prior company in Bogotá, Colombia that utilized food waste to feed insect larvae for use as industrial fish feed— alleviating pressure on overfishing of small fish, utilizing food waste, and providing a protein source for farming fish to increase world food supplies most efficiently.
Grant is a Pacific NW native, growing up in Oregon, a Mulago Foundation Fellow and a climate tech investor.
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Court Lorenzini is the founder and CEO of multiple successful technology startups including DocuSign, Point.com, Primus BioVision and MetaBrite Inc. His latest venture, Founder Nexus, aims to radically increase the success rate of early-stage startups, and his work with the Lorenzini Family Foundation is aggressively investing in building a stronger and more equitable society. Additionally, Mr. Lorenzini serves on the boards of many early-stage companies across the US and UK as well as the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundations, and is an active investor and advisor.
Over his career, Mr. Lorenzini has raised over $300M in venture and strategic funding from leading corporations and venture capital funds. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Lorenzini held senior management positions with Cisco Systems and KLA-Tencor, and spent three years running a technology business in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
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Sushant Shrestha is a venture capital investor with a track record of successful exits in the artificial intelligence, smart materials, and blockchain space. He is a Founding Partner at Conscious Full-Spectrum Finance Institute, bringing whole system transformation to social finance. He is a Founder and Managing Partner at Humanitas Smart Planet Systems, a venture capital firm investing in climate tech and social tech. He is passionate about scaling transformative technologies globally to meet the challenges of the United Nations sustainable development goals.
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Explorer, student, healer, connector. Especially interested in movement and emotions. Chiropractor and movement coach by trade, artist at heart.
Loves to play and study human movement and believes in movement as medicine. Plays as many different sports as possible, building a foundation of common denominators, learning, sharing, and developing ways to optimize and heal the body.
Aims to bridge gaps between multiple areas of knowledge, between seemingly unrelated concepts, and between people who wouldn’t find much in common.
Jakob practices understanding for how things have been so far, and pioneers high-standards of how much more beautiful things could be. He envisions a world in which everyone completes the education-centered time of their life with the capacities of a Bodhisattva, a Polymath and a World-Creator - to be able to knowledgeably (co-)create one's own sovereign worlds in compassionate love. Jakob practices 1on1 actionable inter-being (coaching), creating pathways for needs to be met (marketing consulting) and conscious venture support (business partnering).
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Nousha is a leader in shifting the paradigm many health professionals are trained in from a focus solely on disease diagnosis to disease prevention and health maintenance. On the journey towards realizing this vision, she discovered that ultimate health is consciousness and is now passionate about bringing to life the vision of a school of consciousness that is easily accessible, self-directed and integrates elevating one’s physical, emotional and mental health while offering a unique way to learn about oneself in relation to life and in the process expanding one’s consciousness. This paradigm shift in health and education empowers individuals from all generations to develop self-awareness and self-mastery.
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Author of Conflict = Energy: The Transformative Practice of Authentic Relating, Jason is a modern renaissance man. Equal parts artist, philosopher, teacher, and media producer, from 2003-2012 he worked for Integral Institute to create thousands of hours of educational media on the topics of transpersonal psychology, spirituality, productivity, and personal growth.
Obsessed with how humans can live and relate optimally, he’s facilitated groups and taught authentic relating and circling since 2012. Jason has led courses in over 20 cities around the world.
Teresa brings a rare blend of dynamic presence, a big loving heart and a whole systems strategic mind to the endeavors that call her into service. At the heart of her calling is a deep commitment to empowering learning communities of all shapes and sizes to thrive in these profoundly potent times. For decades she has initiated and engaged in a number of learning community experiments with organizations like the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Gene Keys, Wisdom University and Resonance Science Academy and she continues to adapt and innovate in response to this living experience.
She is currently the co-founder and producer of the Global Coherence Pulse, a founding cohort of the Islands of Coherence Network, and is consulting with several key organizations who share her values and passion to make a difference in the world.
Above all, Teresa is dedicated to her own growth and awakening. She knows that it is not what she does in the world that is important; instead, it is the quality of the presence she brings to her service that is her most valuable contribution.
Abigail is faculty for Fielding University’s PhD program in Human and Organizational Development and for Pacific Integral’s Generating Transformative Change leadership development program in Seattle and Ethiopia. Abigail’s scholarship and practice integrates the interior dimensions of human knowledge and experience (culture, worldviews, adult developmental psychology, wisdom traditions, etc.) with adult learning, leadership development, and social and ecological change work. Abigail is a skilled facilitator, developmental scorer, debriefer, and coach, teacher of awareness, shadow, and embodiment practices, and facilitator of Work that Reconnects. She lives in the Seattle area and is passionate about supporting personal, interpersonal, and collective development for healthier and more just systems.
Geoff is a founding partner of Pacific Integral. Geoff is a coach, trainer, and facilitator of transformative growth in individuals and organizations. He has been studying and practicing diverse approaches to cultivating higher human potentials for twenty years. He also has twenty years experience in leadership in business.
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Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. A Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Chris is the author of The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness, and of Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind, and his third book: LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven.
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Alexander is a writer, podcaster and entrepreneur. He is the author of the upcoming book 'The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world', one of the founders of Rebel Wisdom, and an executive director of Breaking Convention, Europe's longest-running conference on psychedelic medicine and culture. I have a particular interest in cultural transformation, sensemaking and new approaches in systems change.
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I’ve always been driven to look beneath the surface, to question how things work. This led me to be a scientist in my early years. I loved how, by observation and reflection, I could come to understand the underlying laws and see the simplicity that gives rise to life’s multiplicity of expression.
I came to know that whilst we cannot see life directly, that there was a stable platform of natural order through which all life expresses itself. Further, I realized that we humans are not completely bound by the network of established law. What is the meaning and significance of finding oneself to be human with faculties of consciousness and choice? We humans are each unique, but how can we embrace the power of difference in harmonic pursuit of becoming fit for purpose?
Rufus Pollock is a Founder of Open Knowledge, an award-winning international digital non-profit. Formerly a Shuttleworth Fellow, the Mead Fellow in Economics at Cambridge University.
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Robbie Bach is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox. Today he is an entertaining storyteller and catalyzing voice who writes books and speaks to audiences on leadership, creativity, strategy, and civic issues. Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He guest lectures extensively at a variety of colleges and universities and speaks to corporate, civic, and trade association audiences. In 2015, he published his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. Published in 2021, The Wilkes Insurrection is his first novel.
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Holly Woods, PhD, Founder of Emergence Institute, author, coach and consultant, is a visionary who sees deeply into peoples’ souls. She activates and catalyzes what wants to come alive in people and guides them to manifest their visions through products, business and career transitions. She is the author of the bestseller The Golden Thread: Where to Find Purpose in the Stages of Your Life.
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Sylvie Barbier is a French-Taiwanese performance artist, entrepreneur and educator. She co-founded Life Itself to build a wiser future through culture, space and community.
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Jenn Reilly, founder of Raising Wholeness, is a wholeness coach, workshop facilitator and mother of an inspiring tiny buddha. Jenn creates frameworks to help support restoring wholeness and shifting the paradigm of raising future generations. In addition, she curates healing communities and movements that are creating a way of being in the world. Her projects are Emerging Being, a community and ecosystem of people playing in emergence, she is the founder of Mystics Rising a podcast and community honoring the rising spiritual renaissance, and an associate coach and facilitator for Bridge Partnerships.
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Lonny Jarrett is recognized worldwide as a leading practitioner, author, scholar, and teacher of East Asian medicine. He has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbology and been teaching about the inner traditions of Chinese medicine for more than 40 years. He is the author of three books on Chinese medicine.
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Twenty years ago, my father was murdered. This thrust me into a journey of exploring the heart of human suffering and how it is that you and I heal. I wondered, does pain have a purpose? And if so, what is it?
Over the last two decades, I have held this question while working with individuals and groups as a developmental coach, shadow resolution practitioner and acupuncturist. I have found time and time again that pain does indeed have a purpose. It is the brilliant treasure which allows fragmentation to discover its wholeness. Through embracing pain, human beings step through a doorway into deep fulfillment, purpose and meaning.
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DR. KEITH WITT
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer and author dedicated to studying, teaching, and creating transformative healing systems. I’ve been practicing psychotherapy in Santa Barbara, California for over 40 years.
I decided to become a psychotherapist at the early age of 15, when I entered therapy myself and realized it was, in many ways, a natural language––a native tongue––to me. I knew immediately that I wanted to participate and contribute, not just as a client but also as therapist and teacher. I’ve been exploring and following that instinct ever since.
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Perhaps, then, one can become part of the living process, which sets one free to go out into the world and discover what is new, what is needed, and ask the question: How can I help?
Kim conducts workshops internationally on human development and the evolution of consciousness. He focuses on practical, embedded, experiential, embodied exercises that make a real difference in people's lives, bringing the mystical to the ordinary for everyday bliss
RIVKA ZEHAVI ZACK
DR. JULIE KRULL
To be in charge of the sensitive machinery that can feel, think, listen, absorb, know, and create. To come to know Life more intimately. To offer response - perhaps with music or poetry - to what is being felt and witnessed. How to best tune oneself to accurately translate and be with all of this without shrinking it? To offer it one’s best, with great trust in the senses and by practicing often - alone, and with others - to give voice to Life as it moves in and through and between us all.
Many small offerings, so more beauty, more truth and more goodness can land and grow.
Thus, the quest for its purpose, meaning and fulfillment became a central theme of my life.
Shared with fellow pilgrims in exploring the human potential, and with gratitude and care towards Mother Earth, the well being of her many dwellers and the future.
It drove me to set my feet on a path to find out how things work, what caused them, how are they connected…
How did they happen, what does it mean for the human being, how did we get to where we are today - and where exactly are we today?
…… a delightful pathway of discovery that does not end.
Here we are, on this incredible blue ball, floating in space, in a vast universe, and yet we spend so much of our time tied up with small and fleeting matters.
I love asking the big questions and exploring them with others. There is so much to understand, to feel, to know, to imagine, to wonder about.
In my personal reflections I like to frame this sometimes elusive quality of being human in terms of being ever more conscious of becoming a spiritual resource, for one thing has become very clear to me which is that human work is a work in progress.
Creativity has always been integral, with an endeavour to create visual interpretations of concepts as practical activities. The intention behind a current project is to broaden the paths of relevance and meaning for others to access and explore.
And now it is to feel useful, to share experience, to have good conversation, to explore what provides life and how that works, my relationship and partnership with myself, the planet, and beyond, being in the quest of being in the place that enables truths to be perceived, connections to be made, remaining open to the requirements of these times in which for me, attitude and sentiment are core elements.
DR. ALAN LITCHFIELD
Also, being born of Māori (Ngāti Whatua, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Tainui) descent provides approaches and constructs that differ from the typically accepted western world view. This includes how a person relates to their environment, family, their past, present, and future, and the interrelationships that exist through all levels of self.
There was so much beauty and softness yet so much cruelty and pain.
Since then, I am still researching this unique gift of being human, working towards establishing life- aligned- education for children, and for all…
I believe that within the search of what our human existence is about, are the answers to how we should best proceed in these times of great possibility sided by the breakdown and crisis that we are experiencing all over the world.
I also began to sense what might be called the special places within, the inner lives and capabilities that can help us perceive and connect to finer sources of light and healing and knowledge all around us. Across the planet and into the universe; we’re all connected.
So many journeys of discovery. Shall we proceed?
For me Portals is a home for a variety of resources which are essential for understanding our possibilities and potentials as a race. I look forward to meeting you somewhere, somehow.
This taught me a very deep lesson: a human's life is not to be lived for only one purpose, but can fulfill many purposes. And ever-refining new purpose can reveal itself - if one is open. We, after all, are a multi-faceted assembly of many lives.
I started exploring religion and developing my search for truth and meaning during my teen years when I first attended Catholic Mass. My inquiries have since taken two pivotal turns: when a former colleague introduced me to the Unity movement and when I discovered the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the precepts of Buddhism.
Another level of this passion has been a lifelong quest to find the way of the natural human. I found that there is a tendency to want to go back to the earth, or to the ways of the ancients. While there is certainly wisdom to be carried forward, it isn’t really possible to go back, and it isn’t really the answer.
We need new ways for new times and I believe we as humans are equipped to discover the ways that will allow us to live authentically, in harmony, with purpose and hope in today’s world.
Stéphane is a sportsman and team player at the core. He trained and facilitated within Integral communities in the U.S., Paris, & finally Amsterdam.
Utilizing collective intelligence in his community, he distilled a unique transformative modality called We-Flow. It is a next-generation conscious technology to give each person access to their unique genius and support them to apply it in the world, in real-time.
DIEGO GARCIA SCHOBER
Aviv serves as the Portals' sherpa. He curates transformational journeys and is a storyteller of the epochal evolution culminating at this time.
Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.
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Being a parent, having real friends, searching through psychology, behavioral sciences, exploring sacred body movements, trying to unlock creative dynamics in every impediment helped me craft my way.
Today, I know what I don't want to have, to do, to be. Promising myself to be diligent, agile, buoyant, and keen to discover the flow of reasonings that will lead me to join a universal consciousness.
Waiting for people of kind to enrich our collective intelligence with their talent and uniqueness.
Grace holds advanced degrees in public policy and physical therapy (neuroscience specialty), is a certified executive and systems coach and professional mediator, and has advanced training in energy work, subtle perception, and the development of consciousness.
The longer I live the more I have come to understand how powerful a question can be to change the way humans think and thus how we proceed in the world.
Life's journey has led me to the profession of software development and this parallels my own personal development journey. I constantly strive to understand, in an ever refining manner, why I do what I do and what its impact is internally as well as externally.
SUS FRIIS JORGENSEN
Now, I find myself at the point of starting all over, so.. changes.
It is still a complete enigma to me what being alive is all about. I am still writing “my own ticket” in life to become a self-chosen, best-version of being me, being human.
I'm beginning to love all that I have yet to know about, to discover... from the moment we're born we've been pushing back space for ourselves: our thoughts, feelings, God, Creation, the Universe. We're in a crowded world, living crowded lives, and we're making space for moments.
Some years down the line, I still do. I am seeking to be in conversation with others in search for keys, for tools of understanding and application and for the real questions, the ones that become portals to contemplative journeys, leading to uncharted territories that feel like home.
I believe we are on a trajectory of multiple and unpredictable changes; it is up to each one of us to rise to the challenge of our times. Now, more than ever before, is the time to be true to ourselves and fulfill our potential.
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I'm dedicated towards cultivating new kinds of mutual aid community. I also write books and articles, record podcasts and host conversational forums that explore similar themes. I'm hugely inspired by the emergence of a truly regenerative planetary culture and I'm fascinated by the inner journey of transformation that seems to be required for each of us to fully show up for this system wide metamorphosis.
As a marine scientist and concerned human, I realized it would be best if we could let Nature be our teacher and not interfere but revere her. As a trainer and facilitator, I realized that the real frontier of human discovery lies within. Now as a lecturer in Higher Education, I realize the elevation that needs to occur for knowledge to transmute into wisdom. Unless what we are learning furthers our humanity and enhances life, can we really call it ‘Higher Education’? What will help this beautiful planet to repair and future generations to thrive? As an educator, I continue to challenge myself with these questions in the hope of what is still yet possible...
As an editor, poet, and painter, I often teeter between creation and critique—with the risk of stifling creation by prematurely attempting to interpret or refine it. But when I find my balance and trust what is emerging, something with a life and agency of its own seems to enter the world. What happens next depends on those it touches.
In recent years much of his public writing focuses on the development of a new political and business philosophy based on his ideas about "The Century of How," and "The End of the Age of Politics," in order to create a vivid ethos to societies and companies in this broken time of the technological revolution.
After 13 years in the industry, I struggled to maintain my sense of self. I had lost sight of who I was. On a tearful flight back to Toronto from another round of layoffs, I decided to quit it all.
My recovery was long. I then spent seven years researching motivation and organizations, leading to Radical Purpose Dynamic, and co-authoring Radical Companies.
Movements are emerging due to the gap between humanity's current consciousness and what society affords us. I am working to make sense of what is arising and guiding individuals and movements towards interdependent living.
It was there I found my mission: to reinvent the legal system. I experimented with innovative, peacemaking models of law practice. I studied organizational development, personal growth, and consciousness. I became a leader - author, consultant, and trainer - in a new paradigm of conscious law practice. Since 2008, I have been a global digital nomad.
After practicing law for ten years he took his Resolutionary skills into workplaces
where he made a difference. Over the last few years he has turned his attention
to the global challenges humans face as a species. He is a best-selling
author and poet. Pilgrims Path: Morning Practice for Seekers his first poetry
collection will be published this year.
The thought has never left me. What is the nature of awareness? How do we find joy that transcends circumstance?
I grew up in a devout Christian family, but organized religion never spoke to me. Determined to find a way, I began a thirty-year journey, reading, studying, and journaling.
Ultimately, I found the road to peace, by way of intellect, was impassable. I began a contemplative practice that is integral to my life. I reflect on this life-long journey in a blog titled, “Towards A Life Well-Lived” at Tim-Coats.com
JEFF VANDER CLUTE
Jeff Vander Clute coaches and consults, teaches, writes, and leads travel journeys.
He is a co-founder of Sourcing The Way, Enlightening Journeys and Expeditions, and The Consciousness of Money.
Jeff is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and he serves on the board of directors for Alliance for the Earth and Source of Synergy Foundation (previous chair).
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Following my passion for facilitating processes that empower people, I specialised in economics, comparative law and public policy. Applying these skills, I try to be in a continuous exploration process, both professionally and personally, to unlock ever more humane wonders.
My work (www.hsdinstitute.org) offers me opportunities to walk with people as they deal with complex changes and challenges. Working at the intersection between physical and social sciences, the field of human systems dynamics (HSD) offers simple and straightforward tools, models, and methods for seeing and making sense of the emergent, transformational world around us.
I am also an author and poet. Having published six books of poetry and co-authored seven non-fiction books about applications of HSD, my writing describes, explains, and explores life's complexities from multiple angles and perspectives. I look forward to learning from others here in the portal, fueling a next round of hunting, gathering, and sharing.
She is increasingly focused on helping leaders and change agents create non-linear change through inner work (i.e. intention, perception, intuition and consciousness), tapping the latent capacity of groups for collective intelligence, co-creation and flow.
Kate is co-founder of EmergeCollab and was co-founding faculty and executive coach for THNK School of Creative Leadership, and Simon Fraser University’s Certificates in Social Innovation and in Evaluation for Social Impact. Her third book, We Can Do This! makes accessible ten frameworks used by professional facilitators and consultants.
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Since then, I’ve worked with humans in different capacities (teaching philosophy, and now in working as a counselor). I’ve learned a lot about the mind and the heart. I now know that while good reasoning is essential, the heart has its reasons, which reason does not know (Blaise Pascal)! Life’s mysteries still fascinate and astound me… while I continue to ask, why are we here?!
And so my life wrapped itself around the path that those questions created. I found myself living in the desert in the south of Israel, looking for some of the answers in nature, and later on as a nurse and midwife – living the beautiful-amazing-sometimes-harsh reality of the beginning of life, of the end of life.
My journey took me to many places, external and internal, and the more I go on, I know I am only scratching the surface.
Visual art, movement and music have been recurring cyclic themes in my life over the years, on a journey of living in several countries practicing a variety of occupations in aspects of arts, crafts and
Life can be an ever-moving adventure of "shedding skins" that have become outdated and constrictive, and growing new ones that are – hopefully – refining to be more resilient, fluid yet strong, better serving the purpose of this ongoing journey of discovery.
So – what next….?
Five years of independent travel expanded horizons. Connection to the purposes of life was awakened and a knowing that an elevating epoch change was coming. Growth began into the process of sharing and integration that allows everything to work together.
Moved by what the Human is and can become. Grateful for the guided journey made with companions into these realms.
Currently contributing to the growth of webs of perception, intelligence and consciousness; connective-conductivity mutuality; and the mission of evolution.
Having travelled whilst a student, I recognised that one of the powers of humanity is that together we make the world we choose, whether we consciously realise that or not. And what life turns out like starts in the mind - with a question, an insight, an appreciation, a vision.
I believe that inside everyone lives genius, whether active or yet to appear; and that it is a great service to try to foster it in oneself and in others. When people feel safe enough to exchange freely and honestly, with respect for each other and their differences, exciting things happen. That's why I'm here.
The excitement however is that in the 21st century we now know so much that, if we can put conventional thinking and established beliefs to one side, we are in a great place to explore this enigma. This mystery is ripe for, maybe not solving, but opening up through not only intelligence, but also feelings and some of the exceptional experiences that we are now able to share with each other that was not possible before.
DAVID PRICE FRANCIS
David Price Francis helps individuals, couples, and groups understand and improve the quality of energy in their personal lives and relationships using techniques and strategies that he has successfully developed in private practice working with clients for over forty years. He is the author of Go With The Glow: From Psychological Pain to Spiritual Happiness; Partners in Passion: How To Positively Transform the Energies in all Your Relationships; The Tales of Dr. Woo: A Journey into Truth; and a 10-part online course, “The Human Aura: A Practical Introduction To Your Personal Energy Field.”
I believe that music, and other art forms as well, can offer translation and transference of refined essences and qualities. Helping to create ecologies or atmospheres where a special kind of nourishment, healing, and enlivenment can be experienced. This is the background and context for appreciating my experiments with creating and playing Essence Music. My engagement and endeavor quicken and deepen. I know that there are others similarly compelled and called to these regenerative realms, where everyone involved is enhanced and elevated. I hope our paths may cross!
Since I was a small child, I have always been searching for what's real and irrefutable. Not prepared to settle for the answers that others chose to give me, I set out to find out for myself why I'm here and what I'm here to do; what I'm part of and how I can honour my part in it.
I believe every life has a song to sing, and we can each discover our unique combination of notes from the talents, skills, perceptions and passions that each life is gifted with.
At home, we were always encouraged to ask the more enigmatic questions of life. Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where will I go at the end of my life? And the biggest question of all, What is my part to play in the great canvas of life?
Enchanted by the many different cultures and peoples from around the world, during my youth I traveled through my trusty Encyclopedia Britannica. Then came the wondrous day that I was able to travel by airplane. Committed to being a "Champion of Warmth," I continue my travels and interactions with others from all around the world, as together we create a "bouquet of humanity;" one that connects and offers companionship as we step into the future.