My purpose is to help you show up as a leader in all areas of your life. I’ve worked closely with visionaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Brené Brown; executives from 400+ companies—and was twice invited to speak alongside the Dalai Lama. In this show, I'm sharing personal stories and intimate conversations with the likes of Marianne Williamson, Danielle LaPorte and Rob Bell. More at jonofisher.me
Jono Fisher: New Possibilities For Men
Many of us have been raised to think that men have to act in a certain way. You know the story - be tough, invulnerable, in control, unemotional etc. This has led to an epidemic of loneliness, depression, dysfunction and suicide. This podcast explores some of my experiences and hopefully catalyses a new way of thinking about modern masculinity.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas: The Science of Human Goodness
Emiliana Simon-Thomas Phd is the Science Director at the Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California Berkeley.
She is one of the leading authorities uncovering the deep roots of human goodness and she specialises in the biological underpinnings of prosocial states like compassion, kindness and empathy and how they benefit well-being and psychosocial functioning. Her programs are hugely popular and offered in online formats for over 400,000 students.
During this wide ranging conversation, Emiliana shares how modern science all points to human beings being wired for compassion and connection. At one point, Emiliana said “Biologically, we’re built to dedicate ourselves to each other.” Emiliana also shares how the “achievement model of success” is letting so many people down and the perils of misunderstanding the word “happiness”. Instead, Emiliana speaks of the importance of experiencing our rich and diverse emotions like anger and sadness while also learning how to foster more resilience, connection and meaning.
Jono Fisher: A Little Bird on Your Shoulder
In this episode, I share some recent experiences of sadness and death. From these experiences, three valuable insights have emerged for me. My hope is that these insights may lead you to a deeper appreciation for life.
Danielle LaPorte: The Pitfalls & Promises on the Spiritual Path
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path—from One Seeker to Another, The Fire Starter Sessions and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into eight languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Her website has been named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
During this very nourishing conversation we explore topics such as discipline as a path to liberation, how the “lie of inadequacy” drives so many poor decisions and how softness and tenderness could be one of the signs of genuine spiritual maturity.
Marc Lesser: The Journey to Search Inside Yourself
Marc Lesser co-founded the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) with Google engineer and author of the New York Times bestseller, Chade-Meng Tan. He is the CEO of SIYLI taking Google’s #1 training program to thousands of senior executives, entrepreneurs and professionals around the world. Previously, Marc founded a multi-million dollar publishing company, managed a Zen monastery for 10 years and has written three books including ZBA: Zen of Business Administration. He now sits on the SIYLI board with the likes of Arianna Huffington and the VP of Google’s People Development, Karen May.
During this very personal conversation, Marc shares his fascinating story from childhood to living in a Zen centre, founding a multi-million dollar publishing company and then teaming up with a Google engineer to create the hugely successful Search Inside Yourself Program. Moved by the pain of loss and the love of psychology and literature, Marc shares what what influenced his path to Zen, entrepreneurship and being part of a vision to create a more peaceful world.
Jono Fisher: Small is Everything
Welcome to this “Mini-Podcast” - short reflections (around 5-10 mins long) with ideas, tools and resources to help you live a more mindful, brave and kind life.
In this episode, I reflect on the power of staying focused on small things.
In a world that glorifies the large and the flashy, it can be hard to see the value in the everyday actions.
However, by learning how to calm our minds and be of service in this moment, we begin to create a meaningful living.
Keep it simple. Focus on the small. This way you will take care of your soul, your relationships, and everything.
Lovely calm and thought provoking
I have been listening to Jono's podcasts for a few months now. I always find them throught provoking and inspiring in a very gentle and calm way! I love the tone and pace of Jono's voice, it's like someone is holding my hand and I feel uplifted by them and the conversations he has with various people. Thank you
I've only listened to the first episode and this podcast has already changed how I see the world. A slight nudge, a little awakening which has inspired direction. Thank you Jono and Seane. My heartfelt gratitude goes to both of you and your work.