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Explore the intersection between leadership, psychedelics, and other deep spiritual experiences. Learn how these experiences have shaped leaders around us, how they have changed how they manifest their vision, shaped their lives and our world.

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Explore the intersection between leadership, psychedelics, and other deep spiritual experiences. Learn how these experiences have shaped leaders around us, how they have changed how they manifest their vision, shaped their lives and our world.

    Season 2 Ep. 12: Jéssika Lagarde on women on psychedelics, traveling the world, and creativity

    Season 2 Ep. 12: Jéssika Lagarde on women on psychedelics, traveling the world, and creativity

    This week on the Leadershipedelics Podcast, meet Jéssika Lagarde. 
    Jéssika is a psychedelic-assisted medicine guide in the Netherlands. She’s also a freelance writer in the psychedelic space and co-founded Women on Psychedelics (or WOOP), an educational platform that advocates for the end of stigmatization around women’s mental health and substance use, and the normalization of psychedelics for therapy and healing. Jéssika’s passion for storytelling, women's empowerment, and psychoactive substances comes alive in WOOP's content since 2020.
    We talk about Jéssika’s travels across 30 different countries, the impact psychedelics have had on her life, what she’s learned from guiding others in their journey, the act of creating for reconnecting with your body, and the story behind women on psychedelics and much more. Enjoy 🙏
    💡Highlights💡
    Lessons from travels to 30 different countries in 5 yearsImpact of toxic relationships on self-love How working with psilocybin and magic truffles changes her lifeSelf-expression and flow state to reconnect with the bodyBeing present with the act of creatingStory behind Women on PsychedelicsHolding space to enable others to be vulnerableLessons from guiding psychedelic sessions Listening to the love inside yourselfLeadership is like mycelium (again) 🧠 Memorable Quotes 🧠
     “There are two types of travelers, people who are looking for something and people who are running away from something and back then I was a mix of both of those.”
     “Psychedelic experiences have connected me much more with my true essence behind everything that has happened to me, all the insecurity, all the narratives, all the stories I tell myself about who I am, and they brought me to this deeper part of me.” ❤️ Seb's favorite ❤️
     “These (psychedelic) compounds can bring you more self-awareness and when we start from this place of self, that’s where it ripples, and it can affect other people with that.” 
     “Leadership is like the mycelium network. It’s how you’re able to connect people with other people, see everyone as their own unique person, no one being better than the other but when we all come together, we can create this incredible thing.”
    Connecting with Jéssika
    www.womenonpsychedelics.orgwww.instagram.com/womenonpsychedelicswww.instagram.com/theglobalpathsAbout Leadershipedelics, Sébastien, and upcoming retreat
    www.leadershipedelics.com Sébastien's projects: fooyad.comOctober 2022 Creativity Retreat: reatreat.fooyad.com

    • 54 min
    Season 2 Ep. 11: Jason Grechanik on the wisdom of plants, ancient cultures, martial arts, ayahuasca, and more...

    Season 2 Ep. 11: Jason Grechanik on the wisdom of plants, ancient cultures, martial arts, ayahuasca, and more...

    This week we meet with Jason Grechanik. I met Jason 7 years ago when he was a facilitator for ayahuasca ceremonies at the Temple of the Way of Light in the Amazon jungle. I was super impressed then and I’m even more impressed now after our conversation. Jason has such a depth of knowledge. He shares the wisdom he’s gained from his fascination with ancient cultures and what he’s learned from his lifelong journey working with plants as food, nutrition, and medicine. We also talk a bit about martial arts, where he got his discipline from and the importance of principles in challenging times. And of course, we all connect it with leadership. I really loved this conversation. Enjoy.
    💡Highlights💡
    Plants as food, medicine, and nutritionMartial arts, shamanism, ancient culturesInsights from running dietas and facilitating ceremoniesWhat it means to be a “bridge keeper”Self-discipline in spiritual workShift of consciousnessFear as the root of sufferingLeaders as a reflection of usThe profound resonance withinPrincipled leadershipTrusting in a higher source of goodness🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠
    (there were even more but couldn't list them all)
    “Nothing is free there is a reciprocity for everything.”
    “Most of us, we’re constantly in this state of all of these thoughts arising and we believe they’re all real and we live our lives in this cloud, in this fog.”
    “We want the world to be sane or good and yet we don’t want to be doing the work ourselves, so we expect other people to change the world. That’s one of the things these plants are pointing towards, it’s that it’s up to us to change the world, it’s not up to anyone else.”
    “It’s much easier to have a principle when we agree with the thing that is happening. It’s much difficult to have a principle when we don’t but that’s when the principle becomes so vital.”
    “When something is coming from the heart, there is truth there, it’s ‘life giving’ and that principle we should cherish like a gem.’”
      Connecting with Jason
    www.NicotianaRustica.orgHis podcast: 
    YouTube:  bit.ly/YouTubeUWApple  :  bit.ly/AppleUWSpotify:  bit.ly/SpotUWhttps://www.facebook.com/universewithinpodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/universewithinpodcastAbout Leadershipedelics, Sébastien, and upcoming retreat
    www.leadershipedelics.com Sébastien's projects: fooyad.comOctober 2022 Creativity Retreat: https://www.fooyad.com/sacredmedicinecreativity

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S2 E10: Susan Guner on building resilience, self-agency, congruency, and somatic therapy

    S2 E10: Susan Guner on building resilience, self-agency, congruency, and somatic therapy

    This week we meet with Susan Guner. Susan is a trained, somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist. She’s also the host of the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast. Her mindfulness-based approach is grounded in transpersonal psychology and integrates the mind, body, and spirit aspects of human experience for personal growth and development. This approach focuses on gaining a holistic perspective and increasing self-awareness through introspection, insights, and compassionate self-exploration.
     We talk about resilience, self-agency, congruency, somatic and psychedelic therapies. Susan shares how her journey shaped her approach to therapy, we talk about the story behind Today’s Vibe posts which are often dark and intense, and much more. 
    💡Highlights💡
    The story behind the intense “Today’s Vibe” postsThe importance of self-agencySomatic therapy, what it is, and how it can helpWorking with trauma, darkness, and intensityUnderstanding that healing takes timeThe “being skinned alive” concept in healing experiencesBalancing lightheartedness with serious workSafe “containers” and why they matterThe need for a more trauma-informed societyThe power of fragility and leadershipBook recommendations🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠
    “The healing never happens magically. The only time I’ve seen healing happening super fast is when the person is really ready to let go of everything. They’re ready to shed, they’re ready to just release what’s holding them back and they just go for it.”
     “We became this culture where we can’t take anything, any information that has any negative or dark or intensity to it. We can’t handle it. This is becoming a bigger problem because it’s showing us where that capacity is, where that resilience is.”
     “My idea of healing is becoming so strong and resilient that you become so unshakable and centered within you that you can contain everything.” 
     “Let’s not forget we are fragile being. We are made of bones, skin and blood. We are here for a reason. We are in this physical realm experiencing this physical body which is finite. “

    Connecting with Susan
    http://www.facebook.com/susan.gunerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/http://www.instagram.com/susangunerhttps://psychedelicconversations.com/About Leadershipedelics  
    www.leadershipedelics.com Sébastien's projects: fooyad.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Leadershipedelics S2E9: Saba Candari, CEO of Entho Ventures on intentional transformation, making space for yourself, and psychedelics

    Leadershipedelics S2E9: Saba Candari, CEO of Entho Ventures on intentional transformation, making space for yourself, and psychedelics

    This week we meet with Saba Candari. Saba has extensive experience in the wealth management and financial sectors, he is the founder and CEO of Entheo Ventures. His primary focus is to offer business management and financial support to underserved organizations leading the resurgence of plant medicine and psychedelics. 

    We talk about Saba’s early life arriving in the US at age 7, having to play catchup in a new country, the challenges that followed, and his very intentional journey to become the person he is today. We cover the learnings from his psychedelic experiences and what it took to integrate them back in his life (hint: it wasn’t doing more psychedelics). We talk about making space for yourself, leadership, authenticity and more.
    Enjoy. 
    💡Highlights💡
    Intentional transformationMoving away from what drags you downSurrounding yourself with people to learn from5-MeO-DMT journeyAre psychedelics shortcuts or not and for what?Connecting with NatureGiving space to integrate lessons from psychedelic experiencesMaking space for yourselfEnergy and authenticity in leadership🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠

    “Once I went through that journey of being healthier, eating cleaner, not drinking, not doing some of the things that dragged me down, that was really the beginning of my journey.”
    “As far as psychedelics go, when the phone rings I pick it up. I have to be called to it or I won’t just do it. If it doesn’t call me, I’m not going to get peer pressured in doing it.”
    “Psychedelics are shortcuts, but they are shortcuts to see something. It’s like binoculars. I can see I can get there, it’s true, it exists, I can get from point A to point B but the reality is that you still have to do the work to get to it.”
    “Take your time, turn your phone off, take a pause in life and start taking an inventory of yourself. And to me that was more important than running to another ceremony.”

    More about Saba
    Saba Candari is a 15+ year veteran in the Financial Service industry. He began his career helping entrepreneurs position themselves for successful early-stage capital raises. Soon after, he pivoted into strategic development of internal infrastructure for sustainable growth and scale of midsized companies.
    The next decade of his career was spent working with high net worth clientele to build and grow personal wealth as a Certified Wealth Strategist®, managing over $130M in assets under management with Cetera Financial Group and SagePoint Financial.
     Saba has specialized in serving C-Suite level executives in both their personal and business-related ventures. 
     Saba completed his BA in Business Management and MBA at Pepperdine Business School, and holds the following licenses; Series 7, Series 66, CWS, and is a Member of the Financial Services Institute.
     As the Founder and CEO of Entheo Ventures, Saba’s primary focus is to offer high-level business management and financial support to the underserved companies and organizations leading the resurgence of plant medicines and psychedelics, as tools for the evolution of humanity.
    IG: @sabacandari @entheoventuresTwitter: @sabacandari @entheoventureshttps://entheoventure.com/https://microdose.buzz/news/psychedelic-groundbreakers-entheo-ventures/https://www.linkedin.com/in/saba-candari-mba-cws%C2%AE-96893911/About Leadershipedelics  
    www.leadershipedelics.com Sébastien's projects: fooyad.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Leadershipedelics S2E8 - Stefany Nieto on sustainable projects, psychedelics and building products at Gwella

    Leadershipedelics S2E8 - Stefany Nieto on sustainable projects, psychedelics and building products at Gwella

    This week we meet with Stefany Nieto, the COO of Gwella Mushrooms. We cover Stefany’s journey from working on sustainable projects at an early age to her work at Gwella and her experiences with psychedelics. We talk about killer bees 🐝 in Kenya, water filtration 💧in India, growing food 🌱 in the Arctic, Gwella’s product philosophy 🧠, and much more. This episode is packed with insights. Enjoy.

    💡Highlights💡
    Sustainable projects: Killer bees in Kenya, water filtration in India, and Green IgluFirst experience with magic mushroomsPreparation, intention setting, and integrationHaving your identity tied to a companyHonesty with yourself about your needsLearnings from guiding othersMicrodosing and creativityGwella’s product philosophy Mycelium as the essence of leadership 🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠

    “It wasn’t my place to tell them how to do things or what to do but rather to ask them what they wanted to do and how could I support that. It really shaped the way I do business now.”
    “Nothing will stagnate, things will move on, even if they don’t seem like they will in that moment.”  
    “It’s a real healthy balance to be able to dream big but also look at what we can realistically do and set realistic timelines.”

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    More about Stefany & how to connect

    Stefany is a 26-year-old entrepreneur whose early life was characterized by adaptation and resilience despite immigration woes, loss, and financial hardships. Her values have taken her around the world, re-conceptualizing ideas and creating meaningful impact, including water purification in India and micro-loans in Kenya.  
    As a full-time student at 19, Stefany dove headfirst into her first company, Green Iglu, a NFP tackling food insecurity in remote Canada, including the Arctic, through tech and training. After eight years, Stefany is now exploring a new space, wellness, and psychedelics, through Gwella as Co-Founder and COO. The company is focused on designing mushrooms for modern life.  Deeply committed to Toronto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Stefany continues to consult for startups and mentor low-income women and newcomers to Canada as the launch their entrepreneurial journeys. 
    https://www.instagram.com/stef.psych/https://www.stefanynieto.com/About Leadershipedelics  
    Podcast: https://www.leadershipedelics.com/ 🙏Sébastien: https://www.fooyad.com 🕺

    • 50 min
    Leadershipedelics S2E7 - Rick Elliott on being a dad, husband, finding happiness, ayahuasca and bufo alvarius

    Leadershipedelics S2E7 - Rick Elliott on being a dad, husband, finding happiness, ayahuasca and bufo alvarius

    This week we meet with Rick Elliot. Rick grew up in Canada, worked on oil fields to put himself through school and moved to California for a career in software development. He co-founded a tech startup in 2008 which was acquired later. He worked there until recently. 

    Rick joins us after a long weekend of sacred ceremonies with the powerful psychedelic substances Ayahuasca and Bufo Alvarius. We talk about his spiritual awakening from his first experience with Ayahuasca and the lasting impact it’s had on his relationship with his wife, children, himself, and his happiness. This discussion is full of beautiful insights about parenting, being in the moment and happiness.  Enjoy 🙏❤️ 
    💡Highlights💡
    Spiritual awakening from Ayahuasca ceremony and its lasting impactBeing in the moment as a dad and husbandGratefulness as a tool to address sufferingModeling finding happiness as a parentFocusing on what mattersPreparation and integration for an Ayahuasca ceremonyFinding a professional path aligned with your SelfBufo Alvarius (toad) experience 🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠 
    About his first Ayahuasca experience: “It completely changed my perspective and it made me realize my kids, my family, those are the things that are important, and I was far too fixated on some of the things that were getting in the way professionally, like my ego, my desire to feel important or achieve more things.”
    Since his first Ayahuasca experience: “I found more moments in the last two years where I’ve been able to be really present with my kids and have amazing moments where I felt super connected with them and the amount of joy just being with them is amazing.”

    How to connect with Rick
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rcelliott/ About Leadershipedelics  
    Podcast: https://www.leadershipedelics.com/ 🙏Sébastien: https://www.fooyad.com 🕺

    • 57 min

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