I have been invited to attend the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona AZ which is being held May 27-31st.  I just conducted a wonderful interview with Danette Wolpert the film festivals founder and organizer.  I am so excited to bring you this interview to provide my listeners with an in-depth look at what will be happening at the film festival.

This event is being billed as a conscious film festival and rightfully so.  Danette has attracted some of the most interesting and unique film directors and movies.  Not only will you get to screen these amazing productions, but you will have what Danette describes an an immersive and engaging experience with hikes, meditation sessions, journaling,  food tasting and much more as part of your experience.

The film festival premier evening start off with a movie entitled “Sold” actress Gillian Anderson will be attending the session for a Q&A after the screening.  This movie will certainly set the tone for the remainder of the day events.

If you would like more information about the festival or to sign up for tickets please click here to be directed to the Illuminate Film Festival website.  You can also check them out on Facebook, or Twitter.

This is my fourth interview with author Steven Kotler, and his books just keep getting better.  His new release Tomorrowland Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact is a series of essays and in-depth investigation into the inventions and technologies that are rapidly changing our world forever.  He really does provide us with the pivotal moments when science fiction become science fact.  Steven takes us on a personal guided tour of the mind-bending far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives for the better.

In our interview together we discuss everything from the new advancements in bionics to artificial vision that is allowing people without vision to see well enough to drive a car.  We talk about nuclear fission, the future of space, flying cars and everything in between.

I hope you will take a few minutes out of your day to listen to author Steven Kotler one of the thought leaders when it comes to technology and its impact on society.

Steven Kotler is also the co-founder of “The Flow Genome Project” an international organization dedicated to mapping the genome of flow and open sourcing it to everyone by 2020.

The new book Holacracy-The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World is a book that will get anyone in business thinking about how to organize their company.  As a matter of fact, many major companies have embraced Brian Robertson’s Holacracy System including the forward thinking organization Zappos.

In my interview with Brian we take an in-depth look into how to design an organization with this new management model.  Holacracy is a combination of individual accountability, team transparency, and flexible, face-paced tactical meetings to help in creating greater levels of efficiency, adaptability and productive operations.  Holacracy also develops absolute habits of making commitments about when you will deliver a particular project or action.  For instance in tactical meetings you capture next action, but do not attach deadlines or commitment to them.  You might be asking why?  Committing to deadlines has downsides and obscures a more dynamic, reality-based approach.  Brian states that by accepting the next action item in your role, is by definition making the commitment to continuously track the action, and to consciously do the action as soon as it becomes the most important item among your possible actions.

I encourage you to listen, take notes and learn from Brian Robertson a man on a mission to transform how organization run, and how the cultures are transformed.  He has a fascinating approach and one that is worth your investigation of time to understand.  If you want more information about Holacracy you can click here to be directed to his book site, or click here to be directed to Holacracy.org.

I recently met Greg O’Brien the author of “On Pluto” a fascinating book about Greg’s journey with Alzheimer’s.   In my interview with Greg we get to explore what goes on in the mind of someone with early onset Alzheimer’s.   While Greg will admit to you, his short term memory is frequently only about 60 seconds long,  the left side of his brain that part that is associated with creativity has not been affected as much and is more readably accessible.

I really like how Greg explains what it is like living with Alzheimer’s.  He says it is like doing laundry in the basement of your home and someone turns out the lights–how would you feel?  He says confused, frustrated, angry and ultimately you yell out for help and someone turns on the lights.  Everyday a sliver of your brain is being sliced off, and slowly you move into what Greg refers to as the distant planet Pluto.

Greg mentions that in the world Alzheimer’s has become and epidemic with approximately 135 million people being affected worldwide.  The outlook for this disease and its growth amongst the Baby Boomer is staggering.  He states that in 25 years there will be two kinds of people in the world–those with Alzheimer’s and those treating someone with the disease.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this wonderful man tell his story with has such a compelling message.  Listen, learn and understand how one lives with this disease, and can fight it as long as possible– through his book “On Pluto“.

Greg O’ Brien has not laid down,  he is a fighter and someone who will stay mentally alert using all the power he has to tell his story and provide ways to manage life with Alzheimer’s.

If you want to connect with Greg please click here to go to his website, and click here to connect with him on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview.

Micheline Nader is an author on a mission, in her new book entitled ” The Dolphin’s Dance” she explains the importance of the power of conscious awareness.  Now while you might be saying to yourself, what is new about that–it is one thing to talk about and another to really be consciously aware and in the now every moment.  This might seem unattainable to many, Micheline offers a five step journey into becoming more self aware and make the big principles accessible.

Throughout the “The Dolphin’s Dance” Micheline weaves in her personal story and experiences, which are quite compelling.  The exercises in the book help the reader explore their inner world and expand their understanding of their emotions, beliefs and patterns that govern their behaviors and shape your identity. This is a book of practice and self -inquiry designed to transform your thoughts, beliefs that are shaping your current perception and reality of your world.  Learn about what Micheline refers to as your “Identity Signature” which obscures your true self, and through bringing it into conscious awareness, you will be able to rediscover who you really are and allow your light to shine into the world, unobstructed.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Madeline Nader about her new book ” The Dolphin’s Dance“.  If you want to learn more about her please click here to go to the book landing page, you can also connect with her via Facebook by clicking here.

Have you ever noticed that more time you spend in nature, that the more creative you become?  Have you every asked the question why?  In my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about her new book “Step Into Nature-Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life” she answer these questions and more.

As Patrice and I explore in our interview she encourages people to find ways to become more linked to nature.  She provides simple ways to make that happen on a daily basis even though we might have excuses not to make this connection.  The most important element, is not how to become more involved but the driving force should be the why and the benefits to our psychic and spiritual health.  Nature as most of us are aware sparks imagination, creativity and brings spirit back into our lives.  We are more vibrant and live when we make daily connections with nature.

Throughout Patrice’s book “Step Into Nature‘ she encourages us to be fearless and step into nature with a joy that brings us closer to spirit.  Her book is filled with great stories, ideas and ways to engage more fully with nature.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about “Step Into Nature“.  If you want to learn more about Patrice and her book please click here to be directed to her website or click here to connect with her on Facebook.

This is my second interview with Dorie Clark, and each time we speak I learn so much about branding and marketing myself.  While not a master at the subject if you want to learn more I suggest that you listen to my interview with Dorie, and get a copy of her book entitled ” Stand Out-How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.” 

What impresses me so much about Dorie is her sincerity and mastery of the topic.  In our world today many of us are vying for the attention of someone to listen to our idea and this  is becoming more and more difficult to capture their attention.   We have so many many people competing for attention of our target audience that it frequently seems like a red ocean out there, clogged with social media posts, tweets, emails and a myriad of other ways to distract who we would like to attract to our message or idea.

Stand Out uses real life stories and studies from top business thinkers like Seth Godin and David Allen, and experts in realms as diverse of genomics and urban planning. Dorie guides the readers through the process of developing their own breakthrough ideas, and then building a passionate following around them.  I encourage you to listen, learn and apply some of what Dorie teaches and speaks about for it is incredibly powerful.

If you want to learn more about Dorie and her new book “Stand Out” please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to connect with her on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview with someone who will change the trajectory of your career.

 

I recently interviewed Ariyana a spiritual aspirant with an amazing message about her new book “Light Atonement“.  As most who commit their lives to helping people make a spiritual transformation they start from ordinary beginnings, and this is true of Ariyana as well.  She embarked on this journey because she knew their was a larger purpose.

I encourage you to listen to our interview together as Ariyana guides you through her personal journey and you learn more about how she connects with guides from other dimensions.  Through mediation, psychics, crystals and other means, Ariyana develops her abilities and begins unraveling the mystery of this purpose and shares it with us in this interview.  In her book “Light Atonment”  she shares her hard-earned wisdom and offers reflections that will help the reader find the meaning and fulfillment that is often so elusive.

If you would like to learn more about Ariyana and her new book “Light Atonement” please click here to be directed to her website.  You can also link her Facebook page by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy this interview with Ariyana.

Every year for the last six years I have been attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA.  This event is a blast, loaded with new food products that are designed to be healthy and nutritious.  My intention in going to this event as a press person is to find up and coming organizations and authors that have a great products and cause for being in business.

This year I felt that I hit the jackpot.  I happen to come across the KIND Healthy Snacks.  I know that almost anyone reading this blog entry has heard of KIND, but do you know the story behind the organization?  I know that I didn’t, and recently had the honor of interviewing Daniel Lubetzky the founder about his new book ” Do the KIND Thing“.

Daniel has a fascinating personal story, but more importantly he has developed an organization, that is passionate about their purpose and committed to making this planet a better place to live.  Daniel is not only socially responsible entrepreneur, but really a KIND person fostering acts of KINDNESS.

While building a large organization like KIND Healthy Snacks is not an easy feat, Daniel has done it with persistence and the ten (10) tenants which make up the foundation of the company.  In my interview we discuss everything from this influence his father had on him who as a survivor from the concentration camps and the Holocaust, to his failures in business which gave him the grit and determination to keep going in times of adversity.

empathetic, understanding and compassionate toward others–a quality that is becoming harder and harder to find.  “Do the KIND Thing” is more than a book about business, it is a book designed to get the reader to understand what it takes to mold your into one of service, and in so doing reap the rewards and share in the profits–all kinds of profits.

If you would like to learn more about Daniel Lubetzky the author of “Do the KIND Thing” please click here to be directed to their website.  Or you can click here to be directed to the organization’s Facebook page.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Daniel Lubetzky.