TEDx producer, filmmaker and rabble rouser, Suzanne Taylor looks for what could get the world to massively change. We need to deal with the good of the whole and not just with personal gain. Change minds and we change the world. From physicists to spiritual leaders, theater curators, social activists, professors, vegan luminaries, wealth managers, and more, Suzanne probes thought-shapers of many stripes who can help us become who we need to be in the world we need to create. We’re in it together and we need conversations as if our lives depended on them, because very possibly they do.
16 | TIM SHRIVER – Co-Founder of UNITE
Timothy Shriver is married, a father of five, the Chairman of Special Olympics International, and co-founder of UNITE, “an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences.” Tim began his career as an educator and subsequently co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's degree from Catholic University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced 6 films, is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and is co-editor of THE CALL TO UNITE: Voices of Hope and Awakening. He’s an inspirational speaker, even called “an evangelist” in the bio that’s on a speakers’ bureau that presents him for talks to corporate leaders.
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How can we change our worldview? Host Suzanne Taylor created the SUE Speaks podcast, Searching for Unity in Everything, to explore this question. Guests come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, but they all have one thing in common: they’re deep and original thinkers who could change the world.
15 | JUSTIN CONNOR – Filmmaker of THE GOLDEN AGE
Justin Connor is an actor, writer, director, painter, and musician who did all that for THE GOLDEN AGE, an award-winning feature film that’s on Amazon Prime. The soundtrack is on all streaming platforms and a double vinyl album is coming out. THE GOLDEN AGE is a tour de force musical rockumentary (a spoof that appears real) shot over a decade in California and India, about Maya O’Malley, a subversive pop star, who, after controversial remarks, gets dropped from his music label and sets out on a spiritual pilgrimage. A DAY IN THE LIES, a memoir novel that delves deeper into the life of Maya O’Malley, will be released this spring. Justin is prepping the release of his third album, MATERIAL LIFE.
14 | GILES HUTCHINS – Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy
Giles Hutchins, who is at the forefront of a necessary revolution, guest lectures at leading universities and business schools and is a keynote speaker at conferences. He uses consciousness-raising techniques, deep-dive nature immersions, ancient wisdom traditions, and cutting-edge research to work with business leaders creating the conditions for their organizations to become vibrant and future-fit. Giles is Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy, a community of forward-thinking practitioners. He is Chairman of the Future Fit Leadership Academy, lead partner of The Natural Business Partnership, co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, co-founder of Regenerators.co, and partner/associate with a number of pioneering organizations including The Global Leaders Academy and The Laszlo New Paradigm Research Institute. He writes the blog, The Nature of Business, and has written three books: The Nature of Business (2012), The Illusion of Separation (2014), Future Fit (2016) and Regenerative Leadership (2019) as its co-author. He holds an MSc in Business Systems, a BSc in Finance, Valuation and Property, a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Leadership, Global Leadership Development GOLD certification, Advanced Coaching certification, Analytic Coaching Network practitioner, Human Emergence Framework trained, Solonomic and 5 Deep Holistic Leadership trained, Way of Council trained, and Reiki Master certification. Giles is member of various professional associations including The Institute of Directors, The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and The Royal Society of Arts.
Giles’s mission: “Help humanity reconnect with nature’s wisdom, and in particular by activating the logic-of-life for leaders.”
Giles’s one-line message to the world: “What is within us is within everything. And let’s learn to open our eyes, our ears, and our body-mind to the song-lines and the synchronicities of life so that we learn to read the book of life, to co-create and participate with the book of life, and in so doing step into what it means to be truly human.”
13 | JOHN FULLERTON – Founder and President of Capital Institute
John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer and public speaker, and former Wall Street executive. His passion is the systemic economic transformation underway at the dawn of the Integral Age.
John Fullerton is the founder and president of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. He is the author of “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape the New Economy.” Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become a recognized thought leader, exploring the future of Capitalism.
John is also a recognized “impact investment” practitioner as the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC. Level 3’s direct investments are primarily focused on regenerative land use, food, and water issues. Through both Capital Institute and Level 3, John brings an integrated theory and practice approach to economic system transformation.
Previously, John was a managing director of JPMorgan where he worked for over 18 years. At JPMorgan, John managed various capital markets and derivatives business around the globe, then shifted focus to private investments and was subsequently the Chief Investment Officer of LabMorgan through the merger with Chase Manhattan before retiring from the bank in 2001.
Following JPMorgan, and after experiencing 9-11 first hand, John spent years embarked on more entrepreneurial ventures and as an impact investor while engaging in deep study of our multiple interconnected systemic crises that led to the founding of Capital Institute in 2010.
John was a member of the Long Term Capital Oversight Committee that managed the $3.6 Billion rescue of the distressed hedge fund in 1998. He is a co-founder and director of holistic ranch management company Grasslands, LLC, and director of New Day Farms, Inc., and the Savory Institute, and an advisor to the UNEP Finance Inquiry, and Richard Branson’s Business Leader’s initiative (“B Team”). In spring 2014, John was humbled to receive a nomination to the Club of Rome; he is now a full member.
John writes the “Future of Finance” blog, which is widely syndicated on platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, CSRWire, EcoWatch’s blog, and the New York Society of Security Analysts’ Finance Professionals’ Post. He has appeared on Frontline, and been interviewed by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, WOR radio, Real News Network, INET, Think Progress, The Laura Flanders Show on GRITtv, Thom Hartmann, and The Free Forum Show with Terrence NcNally.
John received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. He can be reached at email@example.com.
John’s mission: “It has to do with reconnecting and integrating the traditional wisdom that we’ve let go of together with our modern scientific understanding of how the universe works, and applying that insight to our economic system design, in particular into the financial system that powers the economic system.”
John’s one-line message to the world: “Place your faith and retain hope in this idea of the regenerative potential that exists for sure, even if we can’t quite see it.”
12 | DAVID LORIMER – Programme Director of The Scientific & Medical Network
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of The Scientific and Medical Network, a Founder of Character Education Scotland, and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. Originally a merchant banker and then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and/or editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch and A New Renaissance. He has edited three books about Peter Deunov, also known by his spiritual name, Beinsa Douno: Prophet for our Time, The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, a translation of Deunov's prayers and formulas into English. Lorimer is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia - Thinking for Tomorrow. He was a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow. His book, Prince of Wales – Radical Prince - has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which have reached over 300,000 young people.
David's mission: "Inspiring purpose, transforming worldviews, and living your truth."
David's one-line message to the world: "Life is fundamentally about growing in love and wisdom, and acting for the common good."
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What an incredible podcast!
Sue continually dives deep deep into the many intricacies and intangibles of this mystery called LIFE with a smooth thread of collective consciousness that weaves it all together.
I tune in every time a new episode is released and just wanted to say a big BRAVO to such an insightfully sage and unique show!
There are very few podcasts out there quite like this one. Every time I tune in, I feel illuminated to even more pathways to make the world better, to make myself better and, sometimes, ways I can inspire others to be better. Suzanne is remarkable at bringing together some of the most fascinating and underground influencers in the world of higher consciousness. The sincerity and integrity of their message is tangible and I am better for listening.
Interesting and soothing.....really enjoy.