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Charlie Hess: Rethinking Finance For Inner Transformation
From the glossy pages, Charlie Hess has had a stellar career as an entrepreneur in financial services.  His consulting firm, Inferential Focus, generates rare insights for major financial organizations.   Yet on the inside, Charlie has been going through a different process - one...
John Fullerton: Practicing Finance as if People Mattered
John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, a collaborative  working to transform finance to serve a more just, resilient, and sustainable economic system. Through the work of Capital Institute, his syndicated “Future of Finance” blog on the Capital...
Kathleen Paylor: Conscious Capital
Kathleen Paylor has been exploring the idea of spiritual capitalism for decades. Her background in impact investing included multiple 'big names' in that world, bringing with it a position as a thought-leader in the space. Concurrent to the outer success was an inner process that was a...
Jean Francois Noubel: The Currency of Gratitude
Jean-François Noubel was one of the founders of AOL France, the startup that brought the Internet to France (1995).  Through a series of transformative experiences, in 2003, he decided to shift his focus entirely towards collective intelligence. He founded The Transitioner, an...
Krishan Patel: Living Life Like a Pilgrimage
Krishan Patel is not afraid to search for the heart of life.  In his last year at the University of Michigan, he gave up his math major so that he could focus on writing.  During that time, he worked in a maximum security prison, where he learned about the human experience. As a child,...
Siddharth Sthalekar: From Capital Markets to Compassion Capital
​Siddharth Sthalekar was flying high with a business school degree, a job as an influential banker, and a recurring television spot that allowed him to move markets.  And yet something inside him stirred -- this is not why he was here.  3 years back, after moving on from his work, he...
Michelle Long: Local Living Economies
Michelle Long is the executive director of BALLE. Founded in 2002, BALLE is amplifying and accelerating the enormous awakening energy directed toward local economies. Seeing local, independently owned businesses as the key to solving our communities’ toughest challenges and to creating real...
Amit Dungarani: Constant Kindness
Amit Dungarani is many things to many people.  To a valedictorian friend who grew up in his Arizona neighborhood, Amit is "one of the smartest guys I know."  To a six-year-old friend, he is the one who drives 4 hours to make the birthday cake celebration.  To his...
Randy Yeh: From CEO of Lucent to Serving Seniors
After his PhD in Computer Science, Randy Yeh got a job at Bell Labs in Texas. Years later, he successfully climbed up the ladder to become the CEO of Lucent and President of AT&T Taiwan. "Somehow, I fell in love with money," he says. Along the way, though, he realized that what...
Will Pye: Radical Gratitude, For the Good and the Bad
Will Pye is a spiritual entertainer, writer and mentor. Following many years of increasingly tiring practicing of self-loathing, hopeless despair and nihilistic hedonism, Will gave himself wholeheartedly to a quest to realize the nature of reality only to discover the quest had already begun....
Sandy Wiggins: Transforming Personal Awakening Into Social Innovation
Sandy Wiggins works at the intersection of three movements – green building, new economies, and thriving resilient communities. He is co-founder and principal of Consilience, LLC, a national consultancy with a mission to build environmentally, socially and economically sustainable buildings...
Doug Powers: Cultivating and Teaching Freedom
“Freedom is the goal of the liberal education.” A teacher at Berkeley High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Douglas Powers was a student of philosophy exploring phenomenology and freedom of the mind, as well as a self-described Bay Area “happy hippie,” when he...
Jonathan Rose: Well-Tempered Cities That Harmonize Humans
Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of 80 percent of the world’s population by 2080. Our Awakin Call guest Jonathan Rose has a vision to transform these cities into well-balanced, nurturing, sustainable...