Jordan Paul and Cynthia James
Featured Guest: Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones
Segment Title: Living in the Mystery
Interview Description: Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones says, “There is no area of our lives where we are not forced to step onto the pathway of uncertainty at one point or another. This includes our relationships, careers, physical health, finances and so on.” He encourages us to enter the mystery consciously and intentionally and become friends with uncertainty. “As we make living in the mystery a daily practice, we prepare ourselves for the adventure regardless of whether we are pushed onto the pathway of uncertainty by inspiration or desperation, by pleasure or pain. He helps us discover that uncertainty is a journey with which we can learn to live.
Bio: Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones has been on a quest to inspire and lift people to a higher expression of life. In addition to being a nationally known keynote speaker and personal spiritual mentor Dennis is the award winning author of The Art of Being ~ 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life, and his newest book is The Art of Uncertainty.
Everyday Hero: Cheryl Hiltzik is President of RMA Entertainment producing socially relevant reality programming for a variety of non-profits such as Safe Passage (domestic violence), The International Humanitarian Foundation (saving sexually exploited children), ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and The Jensen Schmidt Tennis Academy for those with Down Syndrome.
Featured Guest: Gregg Braden
Segment Title: The Gift In The Shift
Interview Description: For over 22 years, Gregg Braden searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. Combining his discoveries with the best science of today, his original research crosses the traditional boundaries of science, history, and religion offering fresh insights into ancient mysteries. In doing so he has redefined our relationship to our inner and outer worlds, while sharing his life-affirming message of hope and possibility. He says, “In the presence of a changing world the systems that we have put in place are not sustainable. That opens the doors for opportunities to create new and sustainable systems.
Bio: New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last years of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that assures the reliability of today’s internet. His tremendous amount of research is reflected in such paradigm-shattering books as The Isaiah Effect,The God Code, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief and his most recent book, Fractal Time: The secret of 2012 and a new world age.
Everyday Hero: Paula DuPre Pesman, Founder and Executive Director of There With Care, Whose mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis
Segment Title: Inspirational Leadership in Career and Family
Interview Description: “Becoming a more effective leader requires becoming a more inspiring person.” These are the words of Dr. Lance Secretan, a renowned pioneer in innovative leadership ideas. Lance discusses the three aspects in the title of his new book, The Spark, The Flame and The Torch: Inspire Self, Inspire Others, Inspire the World. Lance has begun “The Inspire Pledge” movement. He says, “We can restore inspiration to our work and personal lives through one simple action — committing to be more inspiring ourselves and to inspiring others.
Bio: Dr. Lance Secretan is the former CEO of Manpower Inc. He works with a gifted worldwide faculty changing the lives of people and transforming companies and revolutionizing the way they think about leadership. He is the international best-selling author of fourteen books on leadership an award-winning columnist, teacher, philosopher, corporate coach and mentor, and one of North America’s most sought-after keynote speakers, retreat leaders, and business advisors. In recognition of a lifetime of caring about people and the planet, Dr. Lance Secretan was awarded the prestigious International Caring Award (often referred to as the US equivalent of the Nobel Prize), whose other recipients include Mother Teresa and Jane Goodall. The International Management Council has also recognized his contribution to leadership with the McFeely Leadership Award. Lance has several degrees including a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude) and a Ph. D. from the London School of Economics.
Everyday Hero: Ted Drier, author and international speaker, is the founder of the Children’s Kindness Network, a non-profit dedicated to “Building A Culture of Kindness, beginning with pre-K.”
Segment Title: Faith In Action
Interview Description: Immaculée talks about how her life was transformed dramatically during the 1994 Rwandan genocide where she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house. She emerged weighing just 65 pounds to find that most of her family had been brutally murdered. Immaculée credits her salvage mostly to prayer and eventually found it possible, and in fact imperative, to forgive her tormentors and her family’s murderers. Immaculée’s strength in her faith empowered her when she came face to face with the killer of her mother and her brother to say the unthinkable, “I forgive you.” Fortunately, Immaculée utilized her time in that tiny bathroom to teach herself English with only The Bible and a dictionary.
Bio: Immaculée Ilibagiza is regarded as one of world’s leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. Her book, Left to Tell is an autobiographical work detailing how she survived during the Rwandan Genocide. She has also written Led By Faith and Our Lady of Kibeho. Her story has been made into a documentary, “The Diary of Immaculee.” Immaculée has received honorary doctoral degrees from The University of Notre Dame and Saint John’s University and has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards including: The 2007 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace Award, and the 2011 Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Award. Wayne Dyer is quoted as saying, “There is something much more than charisma at work here – Immaculée not only writes and speaks about unconditional love and forgiveness, but radiates it wherever she goes.”
Everyday Hero: Anna-Marie Pietersa is the South Africa coordinating director for Humanity’s Team developing a call for the South African Government to declare a
Featured Guest: Donna Visocky
Segment Title: From Darkness to Light
Interview Description: As Donna puts it, “We are all light workers and we all have a story to tell.” BellaSpark Productions was named after Donna’s daughter Kristi who died in an automobile accident in 2003. Kristi was a beautiful spark and was passionate about creating change. Her passing propelled Donna on this soul journey to “help people explore and share their stories and in the process, open hearts and minds to the messages of hope, love, wisdom and inspiration.”
Bio: Donna Visocky is the founder of BellaSpark Productions, one of the top metaphysical and consciousness-raising organizations in the US whose mission is
to be a catalyst for stimulating, inspiring and emboldening individuals and communities in their growing spiritual awareness by providing access to consciousness raising ideas, people and information. The members of BellaSpark Productions have over 20 years experience in non-profit work, business management and event planning and are committed to offering the very best in motivational workshops, seminars and events. According to Donna, “I have trained my entire life for this role. The events BellaSpark Productions bring to life will be the best thing I have ever done.”
Everyday Hero: Robin Wood has created Renaisance2 with the a mission to co-catalyze the shift to a renewable economy and world-centric consciousness to create the conditions for a second Renaissance on a planetary scale.
Interview Description: Carl Studna discusses how he uses photography to inspire, educate and strengthen self esteem in others through cultivating a safe and loving environment that allows his subjects to sense the perfection and grace residing at the core of their being, thus allowing their true essence to shine. The primary theme that weaves its way through Carl’s work is that life is a sacred journey to be cherished and embraced, awakening to the splendor that lies in life’s seemingly ordinary moments.
Bio: Carl Studna is a multifaceted photographer, lecturer, author and spiritual counselor. His three decades of commercial shooting covers the spectrum of author portraits, music photography, corporate and advertising, celebrity portraits, and fine art. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Paul McCartney to the Dalai Lama are known worldwide and have graced publications ranging from Time Magazine to Rolling Stone. Carl holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner. His new book,CLICK!: Choosing Love, One Frame at a Time will be published in 2011.
Everyday Hero: Paula Palmeris the Executive Director of Global Response, a program forhelping Indigenous communities defend their rights, territories, and natural resources.
Featured Guest: Terri Amos-Britt
Segment Title: Enlightened Motherhood
Interview Description: Terri Amos-Britt tells it like she sees it and wastes no time helping us clean up the emotional chaos in our lives. Sharing her experiences as a wife, mom, step-mom, widow, former Miss USA and television host, Terri inspires us and provides tools to create lives of passion, purpose and love. Dealing with such pivotal issues as anger, judgment, resentment and blame, she brings understanding and healing to all relationships including family, friendships, the workplace and most importantly, the one we have with ourselves.
Bio: Terri Amos-Britt is a spiritual coach, motivational speaker and author of The Enlightened Mom: A Mother’s Guide for Bringing Peace Love and Light to Your Family’s Life and Message Sent: Retrieving the Gift of Love. Terri is the founder of The Enlightened Mom Global Healing Community, as well as the co-founder of its parent company, Enlightened Family Institute, Inc, with her husband Charlie Britt.
Everyday Hero: Caroline Boudreaux, Founder and Executive Director of The Miracle Foundation is dedicated to providing the millions of orphan children in India with the basic necessities of life, and most of all – hope.