9 episodes

Unlock the power of sustainable living and visionary leadership with “Going Deeper," the podcast hosted in the heart of nature! Join host David Steel as he curates weekly exploration into the minds of eco-pioneers and innovative thinkers who help better our planet.

By listening, you’ll gain a strategic edge in understanding earth-friendly initiatives, human-centric solutions, and the actionable steps to implement them. This podcast is your toolkit for making a tangible difference in the world!

Dive in and let “Going Deeper” be your guide to shaping a brighter, more sustainable future.

Going Deeper David Steel

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Unlock the power of sustainable living and visionary leadership with “Going Deeper," the podcast hosted in the heart of nature! Join host David Steel as he curates weekly exploration into the minds of eco-pioneers and innovative thinkers who help better our planet.

By listening, you’ll gain a strategic edge in understanding earth-friendly initiatives, human-centric solutions, and the actionable steps to implement them. This podcast is your toolkit for making a tangible difference in the world!

Dive in and let “Going Deeper” be your guide to shaping a brighter, more sustainable future.

    Creating Regenerative Solutions for a Sustainable Future with Ian Michael Part 2

    Creating Regenerative Solutions for a Sustainable Future with Ian Michael Part 2

    This week Ian Michael is back! And this time we’re sitting down in the Diamante River and we're exploring how Holos is redefining the retreat experience by focusing on regenerative agriculture and environmental conservation. Ian's vision for Holos goes beyond just land regeneration—it's about creating a sustainable model that supports local food security and community well-being, all while embracing biodiversity to enhance the beauty and resilience of the landscape.

    From sustainable bamboo structures to luxurious accommodations in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, every detail is designed for comfort and sustainability. And with the integration of plant medicine, Holos offers a truly transformative experience, helping you get in touch with yourself on a deeper level and feeling connected to everything around you.



    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (04:41) Reviving Biodiversity Through Regenerative Agriculture in Costa Rica

    (11:35) A Journey of Nature, Rivers, and Spiritual Awakening

    (13:44) Understanding Water's Role in Ecology and Climate Resilience

    (18:36) Costa Rica's Commitment to Environmentalism and Legislation

    (19:43) Transformative Experiences with Plant Medicines in the Jungle

    (21:55) Creating Harmonious Spaces in Nature's Embrace

    (26:17) Finding Kindred Spirits and Appreciating Natural Beauty



    About Ian-Michael:

    Ian-Michael is dedicated to fostering a world that works for everyone, including all forms of life on Earth. With a passion for creating a sense of home for people, both within themselves and in the world around them, Ian-Michael's work spans various facets of life and community. Armed with a formal education in EcoResort Design and Development, coupled with an MA in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Community Mental Health, Ian-Michael brings a unique blend of expertise and compassion to his endeavors aimed at creating a more sustainable and interconnected world.



    Connect with Ian-Michael: https://www.ianmichaelhebert.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ianmichaelhebert/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ianmichael.hebert



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/?hl=en

    • 26 min
    A Blueprint for a Better World with Kelly Krezek and Joe McVeen

    A Blueprint for a Better World with Kelly Krezek and Joe McVeen

    Welcome back! This week we’re going deeper with Kelly Krezek and Joe McVeen. These two visionaries are dedicated to facing global environmental challenges head-on by building communities that not only address but actively work to regenerate the planet.

    Their program goes beyond just teaching—from ready-to-use business templates to funding strategies, Kelly and Joe are paving the way for a new standard in real estate that's accessible and impactful. Tune in now to learn how you can be a part of this movement towards a more sustainable and regenerative future.

    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (02:42) Transforming The World Through Ecovillage Development

    (04:56) Living Your True Purpose

    (06:40) Creating Regenerative Communities

    (10:31) Bridging Investment for a Regenerative Society

    (15:33) Building a Regenerative World Through Conscious Action



    About Kelly:

    Founder & CEO New Earth Development

    Kelly Krezek has 12 years of experience in financial planning, real estate investing, and sustainable community development. She has traveled to over 60 eco-communities across 7 countries and 3 continents and she has worked on 14 real estate development projects. She’s here to bring about revolutionary societal change through regenerative culture and built environments. Her goal is creating models to eradicate poverty, homelessness, hunger, disease, war, and crime, now.



    About Joe:

    Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer

    Joe McVeen is dedicated to unleashing human potential and engineering global solutions. From co-founding the world’s first online internship review platform to launching a purpose coaching business, Joe empowers individuals to realize their genius. Through his digital marketing agency, Joe amplifies impactful stories to over 400 million social media followers, empowering entrepreneurs and thought leaders. 



    Connect with our Guests:

    Learn more about and get involved with the Abundancia project: Newearthdevelopment.org/Abundancia

    Free masterclass sharing ‘The 5 Elements of Planning and Funding Regenerative Land Projects’: masterclass.newearthdevelopment.org/register

    Enroll in our Regenerative Development Foundations Program: masterclass.newearthdevelopment.org/enrollment

    Joe’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/joemcveen/?hl=en

    Kelly’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/kellykrezek/

    New Earth Development IG: https://www.instagram.com/newearthdevelopment/

    Website: https://www.newearthdevelopment.org/

    Start your own regenerative community: masterclass.newearthdevelopment.org



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/?hl=en

    • 16 min
    Revolutionizing Hawaii's Energy Landscape with Ryan Park

    Revolutionizing Hawaii's Energy Landscape with Ryan Park

    Aloha! This week we're talking about how solar tech has evolved over the past 23 years and why Hawaii's energy situation is in need of a serious makeover.

    From the crazy costs of fossil fuels to the risks to infrastructure, we're uncovering it all. But don't worry, Ryan's got some seriously cool insights on how solar and battery storage are changing the game for homeowners. And with Powur leading the charge towards carbon neutrality in solar installations, we're not just talking about a brighter future—we're making it happen.



    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (02:24) Environmental Passion Born from California's Contrasts

    (04:48) Harnessing Solar Power for a Sustainable Future

    (09:19) Transitioning to Clean Energy Amidst Utility Challenges

    (11:10) Hawaii's Shift From Oil to Solar Energy

    (17:48) Oil Prices and Their Impact on Energy Costs

    (22:03) Revolutionary Advances in Solar Energy and Storage Technology

    (27:00) Incentivizing Utilities to Accelerate Solar Adoption

    (31:02) Solar Energy's Role in Reducing Carbon Footprints

    (35:32) Hawaii's Solar Energy Progress and Puwer's Mission

    (41:19) Innovations in Energy Storage and Self-Sufficient Homes

    (44:13) Advancing Solar Technology for Future Generations



    About Ryan:

    Ryan Park has been riding the solar energy wave for over two decades, witnessing and shaping its transformative growth every step of the way. From kicking off residential solar solutions to tackling big commercial solar projects, Ryan's been all in for a brighter, more sustainable future powered by the sun.



    Connect with Ryan:

    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmpark

    X: https://twitter.com/Ryan_M_Park

    Powur: https://go.powur.com/platform/?sname=ryan.park



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/?hl=en

    • 46 min
    Using Plant Medicines for Personal and Collective Transformation with Ian-Michael

    Using Plant Medicines for Personal and Collective Transformation with Ian-Michael

    This week, we're delving into the realm of human potential and collective transformation alongside Ian-Michael, the visionary and creator behind Holos retreat center.

    Holos retreat center challenges what's possible for humanity. It is a place that redefines immersive experiences, focusing on transformative ceremonies that uplift both body and mind. They excel at crafting these rituals, designing futuristic spaces, and ensuring guests experience an enlightening connection with nature.

    The Holos ceremonial space was designed using sacred geometry with the goal of living in harmony with the Earth while also honoring indigenous wisdom and preserving cultural traditions. Imagine a serene setting where you can hear waterfalls and see toucans flying by. You really have to experience the power of nature at Holos. Ready to join Ian-Michael on this journey? Let's dive in...



    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (1:46)    From Depression to Plant Medicine: A Journey of Healing

    (5:18)    Transformative Power of Plant Medicine in Personal Growth

    (8:08)    Connecting through Plants and Nature

    (11:59)  Trauma Healing Through Ayahuasca Retreat Experiences

    (15:51)  Architectural Wonders Inspired by Sacred Geometry and Nature

    (19:38)  Indigenous Knowledge and the Magic of Plant Medicine

    (22:44)  Fostering Connection and Sustainability Through Deep Conversations



    About Ian-Michael:

    Ian-Michael is dedicated to fostering a world that works for everyone, including all forms of life on Earth. With a passion for creating a sense of home for people, both within themselves and in the world around them, Ian-Michael's work spans various facets of life and community. Armed with a formal education in EcoResort Design and Development, coupled with an MA in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Community Mental Health, Ian-Michael brings a unique blend of expertise and compassion to his endeavors aimed at creating a more sustainable and interconnected world.



    Connect with Ian-Michael:

    Website: https://www.ianmichaelhebert.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ianmichaelhebert/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ianmichael.hebert



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/?hl=en

    • 23 min
    Katie Fletcher's Journey to Combat Plastic Pollution with Local Scoop

    Katie Fletcher's Journey to Combat Plastic Pollution with Local Scoop

    Imagine this: a package-free grocery and refill store where you can shop using your own containers. Yep, that's Local Scoop for you! Katie's on a mission to minimize plastic waste one refill at a time, offering everything from shampoos to grains in package-free options. And let me tell you, the community response has been incredible!People are lining up with joy and gratitude to support Katie's vision of a greener, cleaner future

    Katie's dedication to protecting the ocean means a lot to me because I've spent years by the sea, feeling deeply connected to it and pursuing my own environmental mission. Are you ready to join the movement for a plastic-free future? Let's do this together!

    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (01:03) Katie’s package-free grocery and refill store in Encinitas.

    (02:34) Katie's passion for the environment.

    (05:29) Plans for expanding and opening more locations.

    (09:20) Where to find Katie.

    About Katie:

    Katie, the founder of Local Scoop, North County San Diego’s first refill shop, describes her entrepreneurial journey as a mix of highs and lows. From tackling daily tasks like responding to emails to more hands-on work like cleaning up oil spills and peeling off jar labels, her days are varied and dynamic. Despite the challenges, Katie finds joy in connecting with customers and creating a welcoming community space where everyone feels valued and at home. With a focus on fostering connections and embracing the uniqueness of each day, Katie is grateful to be part of such a supportive community.

    Visit Local Scoop! https://www.localscoopbulkfoods.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/local_scoop_/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@local_scoop_



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/?hl=en

    • 10 min
    How Yacumama Eco-Village Inspires Sustainable Living

    How Yacumama Eco-Village Inspires Sustainable Living

    Join me as we dive into the world of Yacumama Eco-Village with the incredible duo, Ixchel Munay and Dustin Kyle Brooks. These two are the brains behind turning barren land into a lush paradise in Costa Rica. We're talking about over 3,500 trees, folks! And it's not just about the trees—it's about creating a vibe of regenerative living that'll make you want to pack your bags and join this community. Think permaculture, indigenous wisdom, and natural healing all rolled into one epic experience. Yacumama Eco-Village isn't just a place, it's about preserving culture, saving the planet, and connecting with Mother Earth. So, if you're up for an adventure that'll leave you feeling inspired and ready to change the world, tune in, and let’s go up the mountain to Yacumama.



    Noteworthy timestamps:

    (01:48) Vision for creating Yacumama Eco-Village

    (09:45) The original ice cream bean trees

    (14:19) Working with indigenous tribes and creating a space for prayer and celebration.

    (24:53) The importance of protecting the wildlife corridor and the encounter with an anteater.



    About Yacumama Eco-Village:

    Yacumama means "Mother of the Waters" in Quechua. This pristine place offers a deep immersion into nature - just being here connected to the pure energy of the land and waters is healing in itself. 1000 feet above sea level on the Pacific coast, Yacumama is surrounded by lush verdant mountains. The land is blessed with vast ocean vistas and abundant spring water that feeds a creek on the west, flowing parallel to a river with cascades & pools on the East.



    Learn how to take part in the Yacumama Eco-Village: https://www.yacumama.love/connect

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yacumamaecovillage

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yacumamaecovillage/



    Connect with David:

    Website: https://davidsteel.org/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/davesteel/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/davidesteel/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

SB Moses ,

Brilliant show motivational and educational!!

I just listened to the very first episode and it was not just uplifting. It was totally insightful. What an incredible story that Natasha shared but more importantly, incredible platform that David has to inspire educate and motivate. Not a lot of shows to do that.

Can’t wait to binge the next three or four what a great show and I can’t believe it’s done on the ocean next level!!!

Leen Grant ,

Health and Sustainability - YES!

I really enjoyed this first episode. It is full of very relevant, meaningful and helpful information. I am so grateful that this show exists!

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