Lisa Betts-LaCroix talks to brilliant and wise academics and scientists, visionary innovators and entrepreneurs, communication experts, authors, and other bright minds to unpack the skills and mindset needed to activate your Inner Super Hero. Whether you're growing a business, building a family, launching a start-up, managing a team, or reinventing your Self, the world needs your brightest, biggest most powerful Self now more than ever.
#129: Creating Meaning Through Art with Frederick Marx
Frederick Marx is an internationally acclaimed Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer and producer with 40 years in the film business. Frederick joins Lisa to share his story of discovering the need for more responsibility and maturity within the men of our society, and how his films have been a way to support the disadvantaged and misunderstood communities. Frederick discusses the Rites of Passage necessary to help humans transition around the phases of life, and why we need to focus on this model more than ever in our current climate. He also discusses The Mankind Project, a mission dedicated to providing mentorship, service, and sovereignty to both the mentors and future leaders of tomorrow.
Frederick’s father passing away when he was just 9 planted a seed for him to step up as the man of the house and embrace the integrity and responsibility that comes with leadership. His interest and devotion to living in his own truth, passion, and mature masculinity deeply informs his films. Frederick started The Mankind Project around his 40th birthday and it led him to study the Rites of Passage of what is required to help humans transition throughout the faces of their life. The three phases he discusses are: Separation Ordeal Homecoming We are in a Rite of Passage within our own planet and societal fractures, so it’s necessary for us to stay disciplined, accountable, and in a mindset of sharing and abundance rather than scarcity. We have to deal with the reality of racism and stand in emotional turmoil so we can really get to the root of moving forward. Mentorship is the historical fabric of our society that can help us rebuild a meaningful community.
“There is no greater pressing need in the entirety of our world right now then men stepping into mature masculinity.” - Frederick “Most men want to hold their heads high and know their words mean something.” - Frederick “We all rise together, or we are going to all die together.” - Frederick “Ask yourself, who is mentoring me, and who am I mentoring?” -Frederick “All of us have to have the humility that we can be taught by someone who can help us through these difficult passages.” - Frederick
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#128: Radical Self Love with Author and Activist Sonya Renee Taylor
Sonya Renee Taylor is an award-winning poet, activist, author, and founder of the digital media and education company, The Body Is Not An Apology. She joins Lisa for a conversation about what radical self-love looks like, and why it can be the path to not only overcoming and rising above our individual shame and self-loathing but also to dismantling entire global systems of injustice. Sonya shares her vision of cultural transformation through body empowerment, and she opens up about how her book The Body Is Not An Apology started from a movement that promotes embracing our most unapologetic and authentic selves in a compassionate yet accountable way.
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“Radical self-love allows me to see and hold with love all of the ways that I am.” - Sonya Renee Taylor
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#127: Claiming Witch, Bitch and Whore with The Whoracle Amy Lorbati
Amy Lorbati is the founder of Witch, Bitch, Whore, a movement dedicated to empowering females, encouraging sisterhood, and helping society realize that the word is better off when females can unleash their maximum power. She joins the show this week for a conversation surrounding the emotional damage behind the words Witch, Bitch, and Whore, and how we can reclaim them in a way that instead shines the light on a woman’s primal gifts and power.
#126: [EDU] Explorations in Unconventional Learning with Amir Nathoo
Parents today are in a unique position navigating online learning or “distance learning” as the standard for at least the coming fall semester due to COVID-19 pandemic.
What happens to our children’s education now? How are we going to continue our own education?
Amir Nathoo is the CEO of Outschool, an online learning platform for kids ages 3 to 18 years old which provides online classes on all topics through which learners can explore unique interests, learning in small groups.
In this episode, Amir talks about the current situation of our education system, the importance and role of educational technologies during this pandemic, and the values and purpose at the heart of his company.
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“K12 education is not going to look anything like before. Out of necessity, institutions and families and teachers are going to have to engage in a lot of innovation and exploration.” —Amir Nathoo
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#125: Bringing People Together with Filmmaker Michael Morgenstern
Today’s world is getting more and more confusing. There’s racial discrimination, a pandemic, conspiracy theories and fake news. We may find ourselves distraught and often doubting our previously held beliefs - can they really be this malleable?
Film Director Michael Morgenstern shares his perspective on how media and art can greatly influence our reality, truth, and beliefs.
#124: Boldness and Pussy Power with Biz Coach Julia Wells
Julia Wells believes that women were built for receiving and that it's time to replace the usual "bro marketing" business approach. She believes that the more pleasure we have in our life, the more profit we can receive.
She grew up in a household where ‘sex’ and sexuality weren’t taboo topics, and so when she decided to start a career as a pussy-based business coach, her family wasn't surprised.
Today, she helps women scale their businesses online, empowering them, and building systems that honor woman-based leadership.
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