Ultimate Men Summit


Website: http://ultimatemenssummit.com/

Starts: June 10 , 2011

Ends: June 19 , 2011

Hosts: Stephen Dinan and Lion Goodman

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Robert Bly, Jack Canfield, Sam Keen,

Kokommon Clottey, Neale Donald Walsch, Claudio Naranjo,

Dan Millman, Gary Zukav, John Friend,

Andrew Harvey, Satyen Raja, John Perkins,

Hal Stone, Gay Hendricks, Derrick Ashong,

John Robbins, Matthew Fox, Bill Kauth,

Riane Eisler, Jed Diamond, Michael Tamura,

Bill Plotkin, Saniel Bonder, Stephen Dinan,

Caroline Casey, Lawrence Ellis, Arjuna Ardagh,

Gordon Clay, Gordon Wheeler, Alison Armstrong,

Brian Johnson, Steve Bhaerman, Gabor Mate,

Michael Dowd, Ocean Robbins, Tom Pinkson,

Keith Merron, Rick Phillips, Richard Strozzi-Heckler,

Lion Goodman, Michael Taylor, Stuart Davis,

Jim Channon, Terry Patten, Michael Scheisser,

Craig Neal, Robert Augustus Masters, Tim Kelley,

Brad Leslie, Michael Gurian, Warren Farrell,

Herb Goldberg, Michael Kimmel, Ed Tick,

Barnet Bain, Chris Kyle, Jayson Gaddis,

Raz Ingrasci, Robert White, Gary Stamper,

Tripp Lanier, Richard Platt, Bert H. Hoff ,

Mark Schillinger, Owen Marcus, William Harryman,

Carista Luminare, Demetri Velisarius, Jim Benson,

Paul Dobransky, Britta Johnson, Jeffrey Leiken,

David Richo, Mikki Willis, Bryan Bayer,

Martin Ucik, Dan Doty, Ronn Landsman,

John Welwood.

Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leadership Council. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million.He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
Website(s): http://theshiftnetwork.com

Lion Goodman

Lion Goodman is Director of Men’s Programs for The Shift Network. He has more than 30 years of success in entrepreneurial business management, spiritual practice, transformational coaching, and men’s work. He is a co-founder of The Tribe of Men (www.TribeofMen.com), an initiatory program for men in Northern California, and he serves on the Tribe’s management council.

Lion Goodman is an Evocateur – one who evokes the best in others. He is a dynamic coach, widely published author, workshop leader, and successful businessman. For more than four decades, he has studied and practiced psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and the principles of manifestation. He helps clients achieve extraordinary results by discovering their true purpose, uncovering hidden patterns, and unleashing their hidden potential.

Lion is the creator of The BeliefCloset Process, a methodology for permanently transforming beliefs at the core of the psyche (www.TransformYourBeliefs.com).

For 30 years, he was CEO of The Goodman Group, an executive search and executive coaching firm serving senior executives of more than 250 high-tech companies. He teaches workshops such as “The Spiritual Technology of Manifestation,” and “The BeliefCloset Practitioner’s Training.” He is the author of Menlightenment: A Book for Awakening Men, and is co-author of The Heart of Healing with Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, and others. His business, fiction, and non-fiction articles have been published internationally. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, but considers himself to be a world citizen.
Website(s): http://www.TransformYourBeliefs.com

Michael Taylor

Coach Michael Taylor is an irrepressible optimist with a passion for the impossible. He is President and CEO of Creation Publishing Group and he is the author of two books written to empower men to reach their full potential. He is a motivational speaker, television and radio show host who has dedicated his life to transforming the world one man at a time.
Website(s): http://www.coachmichaeltaylor.com
Website(s): http://www.anewconversationwithmen.com

Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius BSW / RYT 200 /is a Social Worker, Sacred Trainer, boxer, bicycle racer, and Prana Flow Yoga teacher. A practioner in the tantric Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana, Demetri teaches yoga and meditation worldwide with his partner Shiva Rea and has studied with many masters, completed numerous pilgrimages and long term retreats over the past 20 years. His teachings are drawn from his varied life experiences from the authenticity of the streets to wisdom of mountain retreats.
Website(s): http://shivarea.com/_webapp_1118735/Velisarius_Demetri

Paul Dobransky

Paul Dobransky, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, a former senior instructor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado, a national speaker, and a business consultant.

An initial fascination with what makes men and women successful with the opposite sex resulted in Dr. Paul designing his career around relationships. After years of trial and error in his own dating life and conducting more than a decade of research, he created The Seventh Sense Seminar, a revolutionary program that teaches women how to be irresistible to men and create a positive space for bringing in “the one.”

Intellectual property is another area of expertise for Dr. Paul, and he has developed the ground-breaking software program called MindOS. Best described as the periodic table of elements for psychology, MindOS can be used to assess any relationship—both romantic and professional.

In his book The Secret Psychology of How We Fall in Love, Dr. Paul combines his years of knowledge and expertise to bring readers a scientifically proven nine-step program for understanding the dating brain and finding the love of their lives. His most recent book, The Power of Female Friendship, explores the primal codes of friendship of which many people are not aware, while giving scientifically-grounded advice for cultivating new friendships and for being a better friend.

He is a full staff writer for Maximum Fitness magazine, and has been featured in a wide variety of print publications, including USA Today, Marie Claire, Maxim, and First for Women, and has been regularly featured in Cosmopolitan. Dr. Paul has a twice-monthly television platform called “Guy Village,” airing nationally on NBC’s In the Loop talk show.

Website(s): http://www.womenshappiness.com/

Barnet Bain

Barnet Bain can be heard every week as co-host of “Cutting Edge Consciousness” radio on KKZZ AM in Southern California, and podcasts from Changing Times Media (www.cuttingedgeconsciousness.com). As a ‘creativity doctor’, Barnet helps authors and speakers evolve their brands, and up-level their platform skills. He is best known as an award winning producer and director of numerous films that celebrate the human spirit, including Emmy nominee Homeless to Harvard, Oscar winner What Dreams May Come, The Celestine Prophecy, and The Lost and Found Family. He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 CEO’s, thought leaders and educators focused on personal and global change.
Website(s): http://www.barnetbain.com

Warren Farrell

Dr. Warren Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders, and by the Center for World Spirituality as one of the world's spiritual leaders (in 2011). His books are published in over 50 countries, and in 15 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. A book on couples communication, Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, was a selection of the Book-of-the Month Club. His book, Father and Child Reunion, has inspired many dads to be more involved with their children. And Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Women Can Do About It was chosen by U.S. News and World Report in 2006 as one of the top four books on careers.

Dr. Farrell has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV shows, from Oprah to Larry King Live. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has two daughters, and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.
Website(s): http://www.warrenfarrell.com

Terry Patten

Terry Patten co-developed Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute. He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice where he has engaged leading-edge conversations about cultural transformation with dozens of the best-known thinkers and spiritual teachers of our time. He speaks and consults internationally—inspiring, challenging, and connecting leaders and institutions worldwide. Terry has worked for over three decades as a philosopher, activist, coach, and teacher. He was the senior writer and co-author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. His 8-session course, Integral Spiritual Practice guides students step-by-step in establishing a heart-centered do-able daily integral practice.
Website(s): http://www.integralspiritualpractice.com/
Website(s): http://gobeyondawakening.com
Website(s): http://theispcommunity.com

Hal Stone

Hal Stone did his undergraduate studies at UCLA, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology in 1953, and he has been a practicing therapist, teacher and writer since that time. He served as a psychologist in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1957, attaining the rank of Captain. Following his army service, Hal began private practice and entered the training program of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles which he completed in 1961. He practiced as an analyst through the 1960’s and early 1970’s.

He used this early Jungian training and his fascination with mythology, dreams and fairy tales to guide him along an ever-deepening path of inner exploration. During the sixties, he also became certified as a member of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (ABEPP), served as a training and teaching consultant to the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and was one the coordinators of the humanities program of the new California School of Professional Psychology.
Website(s): http://delos-inc.com

Gabor Mate

Gabor Maté M.D. is a physician and bestselling author whose books have been published in nearly twenty languages worldwide.

Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction and attention deficit disorder (ADD) to mind-body wellness, adolescent mental health, and parenting. A renowned thinker and public speaker, he addresses audiences all over North America, including professional and academic groups like nurses’ organizations, psychiatry departments, and corporate conventions, as well as presentations and seminars for local community groups and the general public. As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, clarity, candour, compassion, humor, and warmth of his presentations.

Common to all of Dr. Maté’s work is a focus on understanding the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, from cancer to autoimmune conditions like MS, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or fibromyalgia; childhood behavioral disorders like ADD, oppositionality, or bullying; or addiction, from substance abuse to obsessive gambling, shopping, or even workaholism.

Rather than offering facile, quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. His approach is holistic and kaleidoscopic – linking everything from neurophysiology, immunology, and developmental psychology to economic and social policy – and even touches on the spiritual dimensions of disease and healing.

Website(s): http://drgabormate.com/

John Welwood

John Welwood, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in integrating Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. In the early 1980s he emerged as a major figure in the fields of transpersonal psychology and East/West psychology, and he originally developed the term “spiritual bypassing” to point to the tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to avoid facing unresolved emotional and psychological issues.

He has published more than fifty articles on relationship, psychotherapy, meditation, and spiritual development, as well as eight books including the best-selling Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love, as well as Love and Awakening, Toward a Psychology of Awakening and Ordinary Magic. His most recent book, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, is the winner of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, which has honored authors such as Jimmy Carter, Deepak Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Thomas Moore.

John trains health professionals in "psychotherapy in a spiritual framework” and in recent years has developed an emphasis on “embodied presence.

John lives with his wife, Jennifer, and they have often taught together on psychospiritual work and conscious relationship.
Website(s): http://johnwelwood.com

Michael Dowd

Reverend Michael Dowd is one of the most inspiring speakers in America today. He is the author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, which has been endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, including noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.

He and his wife, Connie Barlow, an acclaimed science writer, have spoken to more than a thousand groups since launching their itinerant ministry in 2002. At home in both liberal and conservative settings, and uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares the Epic of Evolution, our common creation story, in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul. His passion is showing how an evolutionary understanding of human nature can inspire and empower each of us to live with greater integrity, joy, and zest for life.
Website(s): http://EvolutionizeYourLife.com/

Keith Merron

Keith Merron is the founder and managing partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As an organization effectiveness and executive development consultant, he has more than 25 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government, and education.

He has designed and led over 100 seminars and workshops for leaders and has helped create some of the most innovative leadership training programs in the country.

Keith Merron received his Doctorate from Harvard University in 1985, where his studies spanned the fields of human and organization development. He is the author of four books on human and organizational change. They include: Riding the Wave: Designing Your Organization for Enduring Success, Consulting Mastery: How the Best Make the Biggest Difference, and The Golden Flame: The Heart and Soul of Remarkable Leadership, and Inner Freedom: Living Authentically the Life You Were Truly Meant to Live.

Keith teaches leadership at Hult School of Business and is in high demand as a speaker on the subject of leadership and building extraordinary organizational cultures. Keith is single with two children, lives in San Rafael, California, and enjoys golf, tennis, bicycling, and pottery in his spare time.
Website(s): http://www.avistaconsultinggroup.com/

Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has served for more than 35 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the co-author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving and Five Wishes. He is the author of 33 books, including The Corporate Mystic, Conscious Living and The Big Leap. Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford in 1974. After a twenty-one-year career as a professor of Counseling Psychology at University Colorado, he and Kathlyn founded The Hendricks Institute, which is based in Ojai, California and offers seminars worldwide.

In recent years he has also been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, Dr. Hendricks founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries around the world, www.spiritualcinemacircle.com. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
Website(s): http://www.hendricks.com

Arjuna Ardagh

Arjuna Ardagh is the author of seven books, including the 2005 national bestseller The Translucent Revolution, and his latest book Leap Before You Look. He has trained more than 800 facilitators of awakening since 1995, and has been working with people, both individually and in organizations since 1983. Ardagh has been a speaker at conferences all over the world, including the International Conference on Business and Consciousness, the annual conference of the Omega Institute. He has coached leaders of many international companies in the art of Awakening Leadership, and has appeared on TV, on the radio and in print media in twelve countries. He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
Website(s): http://consciousmen.com

Gordon Clay

Gordon Clay worked as an advertising executive 1965-2001, and began grassroots men's work around single fathering issues in 1976. In 1979, he established The Fathers' Network as a referral for fathers who want to work with the issues, problems and joys of parenting. In 1982, he created The National Men's Resource Center, a reference of men's organizations, research, books, publications, cultural programs and films on men's issues with the goal to end men's isolation. In 1983, he was a co-planner of the 2nd Women & Men Together gathering in Santa Cruz, CA. In 1984, he developed Tantrum Yoga® movement and breath work system devoid of any violence such as pillow pounding. He founded Heartworks to offer mind & body consulting based on this concept. In 1985, he published the first quarterly issue of Menstuff®, The National Men's Resource and continued as publisher until it became a website in August, 1996 (www.menstuff.org). It is the largest web site in the world on men's issues and ranks in the top 20% of the top million web sites. Also, back in 1985, he created a workshop for women only and men only titled Healing the Father Wound® and in 1986 created the first Rites-of-Passage for Fathers & Teenage Daughters with his daughter, Natalie.

He has also presented numerous workshops on anger, single parenting, fathers and daughters, and non-sexual, open-hearted intimacy. He was co-chair of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism 1987-1989 and board president of the California Men's Gathering Inc., 1993-94 as well as a co-planner of the 8th, 15th and 25th gatherings. In 1991, he created Everyman, which helps men bring other men in their community together for a day of information and process with the goal of building or strengthening the local men's community. In 1994, he appeared in a powerful video on diversity, The Color of Fear, which won the National Education Media Gold Apple Award (and the remake Walking Each Other Home) . That year, he also created the Browser's Bookmobile, a mobile library of over 1,000 books on men's issues and was a full-time RVer until December 31, 1999, traveling over 30,000 miles through 26 states and visiting rural communities too small to support their own bookstore or library. He has presented numerous times at not only the National Organization for Men Against Sexism but also The National Congress of Men. He has been the male panelist in "GenderSpeak" a communications program produced by Harper's Bazaar, presented for three years at the Chico State University's "Men in the 90's" weeks, at Senator Maddy's Annual Women's Conference in Fresno, CA, the International Men's Conference in Austin, TX, and was a co-presenter with John James on two conferences on Men in Recovery.

Television and radio appearances include Oprah, Real Personal on CNBC and Hour Magazine, and he has appeared on numerous radio and live Internet news programs and in magazine and newspaper articles. In 1994, he became a Founding Board Member of The National Men's Resource Center where he continues to hold the position of Executive Director and was the curator/driver of the Browsers' Bookmobile.

Website(s): http://menstuff.org

Sam Keen

Sam Keen was, in his words, “over-educated at Harvard and Princeton” and was a professor of philosophy and religion at “various legitimate institutions” and a contributing editor of Psychology Today for 20 years before becoming a free-lance thinker, lecturer, seminar leader and consultant. He is the author of a baker’s dozen books, including Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man and a co-producer of an award winning PBS documentary, Faces of the Enemy. His work was the subject of a 60 minute PBS special Bill Moyers–Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen.

When not writing or traveling around the world lecturing and doing seminars on a wide range of topics on which he claims he is “not necessarily an expert but a skilled explorer,” he cuts wood, tends to his farm in the hills above Sonoma, takes long hikes and practices the flying trapeze.
Website(s): http://samkeen.com/

Ed Tick

Edward Tick, Ph.D., is Founding Director of Soldier’ s Heart: A national non profit, committed to healing the moral, emotional and spiritual wounds of war. Honored for his groundbreaking work in the holistic and community-based healing of veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dr. Tick has been a psychotherapist for 33 years. He is the author of 5 books and many publications, including award- winning War And The Soul.

Dr. Tick is an internationally recognized educator and expert on veterans, PTSD, and the psychology of military-related issues and has conducted trainings, retreats and workshops across the country. His work continues to gain interest and credibility with the military, having spoken at West Point, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Fort Knox, Altus Air Force Base and other Dept. of Defense facilities.

He is a tireless advocate for peace, lecturing throughout the world and leading semi-annual international educational, healing and reconciliation journeys to Viet Nam and Greece.

Dr. Tick is a gifted healer, teacher and guide specializing in using psycho-spiritual, cross-cultural, and international reconciliation practices to bring healing to veterans, communities and nations recovering from the traumas of war and violence.

Website(s): http://soldiersheart.net

John Perkins

John Perkins’s latest book, Hoodwinked, is a blueprint for a new form of global economics. The solutions are not “return to normal” ones. Instead, John challenges us to soar to new heights, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. Hoodwinked details specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.

John's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent nearly a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller lists and has been published in more than 30 languages, is a startling exposé of international corruption. His The Secret History of the American Empire, also a New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire.

John is founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit, has lectured at universities on four continents, and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit.

John's courage in writing these books and speaking out against his former bosses exemplifies the courage shown by our Founding Fathers and Mothers when they stood up to the British Empire. Like them, John defied threats and bribes and took action. His courage serves as an example for all of us. As he proclaims at the end of Secret History, "Now is the time for us to change the world."
Website(s): http://www.johnperkins.org
Website(s): http://www.dreamchange.org

Jed Diamond

Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health. He is the only male columnist writing for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

Jed Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 40 years and is the author of nine books including the international best-selling Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause that have thus far been translated into 22 foreign languages and The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, which is also developing a world-wide readership. Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome has recently been published.

He is currently working on a new book on Energy Medicine for men.
Website(s): http://www.menalive.com

Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder is the founder of the international Waking Down in Mutuality work, helping many men access the deeper soul and transcendent essence of their unique manliness. He and his wife Linda Groves-Bonder are leading-edge pioneers in democratizing embodied conscious awakening. They and their colleagues have helped hundreds of everyday people stably realize infinite Spirit and heal, grow, and serve as awakened beings.

A Harvard graduate and Honorary National Scholar, Saniel’s books include Healing the Spirit/Matter Split, Great Relief, and Waking Down. He’s now releasing a fantasy “buddy” novel, Ultimaya 1.0: The Trouble with the Wishes of Leopold Stokes, that’s receiving raves from Stephen Dinan, Robert Augustus Masters, and others. And, his While Jesus Weeps is a raw exploration of the “dark night” conversations that might have taken place among Jesus’s male Apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Saniel and Linda are in early stages of launching Human Sun University to serve the “awakening and empowerment of leaders for the third millennium.” They are founding members of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute and appear on other Shift Network

telecourses. They live outside Sonoma, California, with their highly sentient cat Hercules, surrounded by vineyards, corrals, rolling hillsides, horses and lots of birds.
Website(s): http://sanielandlinda.com/menssummit

Alison Armstrong

Born in Laguna Beach, California in 1960, Alison Armstrong has been designing and leading transformational programs for adults for almost 30 years. Since 1989, she has been training others to facilitate growth, healing and transformation. In 1995, after four years of studying men for her personal benefit, she created the Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women® workshop series to share her extraordinary findings with women across the nation. With her friend, Joan McClain, she founded PAX Programs Incorporated with the mission of “altering society’s culture by transforming the way women relate to men.” PAX, the Latin word for “peace” and an acronym for Partnership, Adoration and Xtasy, creates peace between the sexes by providing unique and immediately useful information to women and men.

Alison is the author of Keys to the Kingdom and Making Sense of Men: A Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Love, Care and Attention from All Men. While she enjoys writing and developing products to help men and women create peaceful partnerships, she still leads workshops around the country. You can see Alison live at Understanding Women: Unlock the Mystery™, the PAX Mastery & Leadership Program, Embracing the Queen (the advanced Queen course), and Core Partnership (the “Colorado Horse Course”), Partnership By Design, and an occasional Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women® workshop and introductory Making Sense of Men™ seminars.

Alison’s other passions include gardening, nature, and animals, especially horses. Fulfilling a childhood dream, Alison is raising a horse from birth at her beautiful home in picturesque western Colorado. Alison enjoys spending time with Greg, her husband since 1993, who she has described as “the motorcycle riding, piano playing, former C.P.A.” They live with their youngest daughter in Southern California. People often comment on her marriage, assuming they must be newlyweds. “Greg and I sometimes make people uncomfortable, although we don’t mean to. I just have the worst crush on him. And,” she adds with a smile, “Greg says he worships the water I walk on.” Armstrong also has a grown son and daughter, currently enjoying various adventures.
Website(s): http://www.understandmen.com

Gordon Wheeler

Gordon Wheeler, PhD, has served since 2003 as President of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, which each year offers some 15,000 students more than 600 residential programs in how to move through personal growth and healing into transformational service in the world.

As a psychologist, Wheeler is known for his work with relational dynamics, couples, intimacy and shame issues, lifelong personal development, and relationship as a spiritual practice. His writings have also addressed issues of narrative psychology, relationally-based self theory, child and lifelong developmental models, multi-culturalism, and post-Holocaust studies; his work has also been translated into some 20 different languages.

The author of over a dozen books and more than 100 articles in the field, he teaches and trains other psychologists widely around the world. From 2004-10 he also served as CEO of Esalen Institute; and as Co-Director of GestaltPress since 1990, he has been instrumental in bringing the work of some 200 relational/Gestalt writers to press through a series of commercial co-publishers for the GestaltPress logo (Gardner, Analytic/Erlbaum, Jossey-Bass, and now Routledge Taylor & Francis).

Wheeler’s current project is a new interpretation of Homer’s Iliad as a map of men’s identity, depicting the struggle of two different generations of gods, each offering a radically different path for achieving manhood. Wheeler and his wife, Nancy Lunney-Wheeler, have eight children and a growing number of grandchildren. They make their home in Big Sur and Santa Cruz, California.
Website(s): http://www.esalen.org/

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey was born in south India in 1952 where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970 with a scholarship to study history.

At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor. By 1977 Andrew Harvey had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices. In 1978 he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism. In 1983, in Ladakh, he met the great Tibetan adept, Thuksey Rinpoche, and undertook with him the Mahayana Buddhist Bodhisattva vows; later, in 1990, he would collaborate with Sogyal Rinpoche and Patrick Gaffney in the writing of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

In 1984, Andrew Harvey began a ten-year-long exploration and explication of Rumi and Sufi mysticism in Paris with a group of French Sufis and under the guidance of Eva De Vitray-Meyerovitch, the magnificent translator of Rumi into French. In 1992, he met Father Bede Griffiths in his ashram in south India near where Andrew Harvey had been born. It was this meeting that helped him synthesize the whole of his mystical explorations and reconcile eastern with western mysticism. Andrew Harvey has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as the at various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for A New Humanity. Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. He also has a spiritual counseling practice in Chicago and is available for spiritual direction via phone.
Website(s): http://www.andrewharvey.net

Jim Benson

Jim Benson has been coaching since 1998, and has over 1500 hours of individual, relationship and group coaching experience.

He received his training as a professional coach from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA, and holds the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the International Coach Federation. Jim is also a member of the PCMA (Professional Coaches, Mentors, and Advisors).

He has led workshops in communication, relationship, sexuality and intimacy in the US and abroad, both on his own and with Margot Anand (author of The Art of Sexual Ecstacy).

Jim has participated in and facilitated men’s groups for the last 19 years, including the most established David Deida-based men’s group in the Bay area. His Awakened Masculine groups, started in 2003, have helped hundreds of men make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

Business coaching clients will appreciate that Jim was a successful business owner for nearly two decades. He can empathize with all business issues, including hiring and directing employees and contractors, managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and prospecting and closing new business accounts.

Jim has co-authored two books (on graphic design) and is a former world champion professional athlete (frisbee freestyle).

Website(s): http://www.jimbenson.net/
Website(s): http://www.awakenedmasculine.com/

Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF GIRLS, THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, THE MINDS OF BOYS and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.

Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.
Website(s): http://www.michaelgurian.com

Tim Kelley

Tim Kelley is an author, teacher and visionary, guiding tens of thousands of people around the world to achieve extraordinary clarity of purpose. He has trained over 1000 coaches, facilitators, and consultants in his methods, and he has been featured in magazines, TV and radio. Tim works with aspiring world leaders, helping them find their way to impact our changing world.

Tim has led workshops and trainings for over 15 years, on such topics as Voice Dialogue, the Enneagram, men’s and women’s work, meditation practice, and leadership. Tim’s corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, American Airlines, AOL, ING, Deloitte & Touche, Charles Schwab and Bayer. He formerly worked as a leader at Oracle, two levels below the CEO. He has coauthored several books, including True Purpose, Wake Up… Live the Life You Love: Living on Purpose, A Search for Purpose, and Blueprint for Success.

Tim has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a decorated Naval Reserve officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics from MIT. Tim lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Heather, and son, Ronan.
Website(s): http://www.knowyourpurpose.com/
Website(s): http://truepurposebook.com

Jack Canfield

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of more than 125 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

Behind the empire Time Magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams.

Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally---sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations.

Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing specific methodologies and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results.

His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles™: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. This new standard in self-improvement contains 64 powerful principles for success utilized by top achievers from all walks of life and all areas of commerce. The Success Principles ---and the entire empire of "Principles" books, products, coaching programs and branded retail merchandise ---is Jack’s most recent offering to the more than 100 million readers he currently reaches worldwide.

His other best-selling books --- The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, You’ve Got to Read This Book!, and The Key to Living the Law of Attraction , --- have generated millions of bookstore and Internet sales, and have launched complementary products such as audio programs, video programs, corporate training programs and syndicated columns to enthusiastic individuals and corporate buyers. His audio program, Maximum Confidence, has sold more than 350,000 copies through Nightingale-Conant alone.

He is the Founder and Chairman of The Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack is also the founder of The Foundation for Self-Esteem in Westlake Village, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals. Jack wrote and produced the Goals Program, a video training program for California welfare recipients. To date, the program has been responsible for helping 450,000 people get off welfare.

Jack is the founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Enterprises, a billion dollar empire that encompasses licensing, merchandising and publishing activities around the globe. Jack's nationally syndicated newspaper column is read in 150 papers worldwide, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® radio shows are syndicated throughout North America. Chicken Soup for the Soul® has also been a featured television program on both the PAX and ABC networks.

Jack's background includes a BA from Harvard University, a Masters degree in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts, and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Santa Monica, Parker College of Chiropractic and St. Ambrose University. Over the past 30 years, he has been a psychotherapist, an educational consultant, trainer and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem and peak performance.

Website(s): http://www.jackcanfield.com/

Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF GIRLS, THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, THE MINDS OF BOYS and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.

Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.
Website(s): http://www.michaelgurian.com

Bryan Bayer

Bryan Bayer’s is the co-founder of the Authentic Man Program™ and AuthenticWorld™. He’s worked in the realm of coaching, facilitation, communication and leadership for the past 8 years, drawing from an extensive study of integral theory, developmental psychology and man/woman dynamics, and NLP. From seeding & leading mens’ circles locally and internationally, to training teams of real estate agents on how to be more connected to their clients, Bryan has coached hundreds of people to success in the areas of communications, business and relationship, and co-leads the Authentic Man Program™ Weekend Intensives and other AMP coursework.

Website(s): http://www.authenticworld.org
Website(s): http://www.authenticmanprogram.com/

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian who has been an ordained priest since 1967. He holds Masters degrees in philosophy and theology from Aquinas Institute and a Doctorate in spirituality, summa cum laude, from the Institut Catholiques de Paris. A liberation theologian and progressive visionary, he was silenced by the Vatican and later dismissed from the Dominican order. After dismissal he was received as an Episcopal priest by Bishop William Swing of the Diocese of California.

Fox is the founder and now president emeritus of Wisdom University, formerly the University Creation Spirituality, where he holds a Chair in Creation Spirituality. Wisdom University is unique in its commitment to bring spirit to education and its professions. In addition to his work as founder of the university, and as a writer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay area, Fox lectures throughout North America, Central America, Europe, and Australia. Much of the inspiration behind the university stems from the strong responses to his book, The Reinvention of Work, printed in 1996.

Fox is author of 26 books, including the best selling Original Blessing; A Spirituality Named Compassion; Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart's Creation Spirituality in New Translation; Natural Grace (with scientist Rupert Sheldrake); One River, Many Wells; and Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet. His latest book, A New Reformation!, is now available in paperback. A great deal of credit goes to Dr. Fox for the recent awakening interest in the works of medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen. He was the first to translate her work into English in Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen, 1985, and Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs, 1987.

Fox received the 1994 New York Open Center Tenth Anniversary Award for Achievement in Creative Spirituality. In 1995 he was presented the Courage of Conscience Award by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Mass. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Ernesto Cardenal, and Rosa Parks. In 1996 he received the Tikkun National Ethics Award in recognition of contributions made to the spiritual life of our society. Fox has twice received the Body Mind Spirit Award of Excellence for outstanding books in print: in 1996 for The Reinvention of Work and in 1997 for Confessions: The Making of a Post-Denominational Priest.

Website(s): http://www.matthewfox.org
Website(s): https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/matthew.html
Website(s): http://originalblessing.ning.com/

Rick Phillips

Rick Phillips, MS Ed., is the Executive Director and founder of Community Matters (CM), a California-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to engage, equip, and empower young people to be contributors and peacemakers in their schools and communities.” The author of “Ten Years after Columbine: School Violence-Prevention Report Card,” Rick has been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, and many print, radio, and regional/national interview shows as an expert on violence prevention and empowering youth. Rick is also the lead author of Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley (April, 2008).

As the creator and co-developer of Safe School Ambassadors®, a youth-centered, violence-prevention program that has been implemented in more than 700 schools across the United States and Canada, Rick has become a nationally-recognized educator, speaker, facilitator, and trainer who brings years of expertise and practical experience to schools and communities across the continent. Rick has been a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at more than 350 national and state conferences, including those for the Search Institute, the National School Boards Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Middle School Association. Rick has spoken on topics including; “Empowering Youth to Stop Bullying and Violence,” “Strengthening Adult-Youth Partnerships for Improving School Climate,” “Breaking the Code of Silence,” and “ Building Safer Schools from the ‘Inside-Out.’”

Website(s): http://www.community-matters.org

Kokommon Clottey

Kokomon Clottey was born to the Ga-Adagbe tribe in Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. The Ga society is rich with ancient codes of conduct, deep spiritual beliefs, and awesome rituals of power.

Kokomon is an interpreter of this Indigenous African tribe’s wisdom and rituals. Kokomon is a storyteller, record producer, author, and teacher. He has produced two compact disk, Love is the Answer, Mystic Vision, and co-produced The Journey.

Together with his wife Aeeshah, he is the co-author of Beyond Fear: Twelve Spiritual Keys to Racial Healing (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, 1998)

He contributed to Imagine What America Could be in the Twenty-First Century: Visions of a Better Future from Leading American Thinkers (Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2000) and is the author of Mindful Drumming: Ancient Wisdom for Unleashing the Human Spirit and Building Community (2004).

Kokomon is a visiting professor at the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland California and the cofounder of the Attitudinal Healing Connection Inc., in Oakland, California. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection in Oakland, California. He also co-founded an Attitudinal Healing Center in Ghana, West Africa.

Website(s): http://www.ancestralhealing.com/index.htm

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson loves wisdom. He also loves inspiring and empowering people to live their most joyful, authentically awesome lives. That makes him a Philosopher. After realizing he wasn’t quite rockin’ his dharma, Brian decided to sell the business he was running and give himself a Ph.D. in Optimal Living. He couldn’t find a program that integrated everything he wanted to study—from old school philosophy, positive psychology and religious studies to nutrition, health & fitness, creativity, business and modern self-development. So, he decided to create his own doctoral program. He earned his Master’s by distilling the Big Ideas from one hundred of his favorite self-development classics into “PhilosophersNotes” and is working on his dissertation. In his past lives, Brian created eteamz and Zaadz—two leading social networking sites. He’s a proud law school drop out who enjoys spooning with his Goddess when he’s not reading or hiking or writing or otherwise enjoying himself.
Website(s): http://BrianJohnson.me

Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade, now in 23 foreign editions, as well as Sacred Pleasure, The Power of Partnership, and Tomorrow’s Children. Her newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations -- hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and by Gloria Steinem as “revolutionary” – proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and for our natural environment. She keynotes conferences worldwide, with venues including the United Nations and invitations by Rita Suessmuth, President of the German Parliament, and by Vacrav Havel, President of the Czech Republic.

Dr. Eisler is a leader for peace, environmental sustainability, economic equity, and human rights – pioneering the extension of human rights protection to “women’s rights” and “children’s rights.” With Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams, she co-founded the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), www.saiv.net. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, www.partnershipway.org,, has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.
Website(s): http://www.partnershipway.org/

Jeffrey Leiken

Jeffrey Leiken, MA is recognized internationally for his unique, positively biased, innovative methodology of mentoring adolescents into thriving adults who grow up to lead extraordinary lives. He is an award winning author, sought after keynote speaker and has helped train over 20,000 people - youth, parents and professionals in youth development - on three continents and 10 countries. His background includes teaching graduate school at the University of San Francisco, guest lecturing at Stanford University and maintaining a private practice with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.

He is President of Evolution Mentoring International (http://www.EvolutionMentoring.com) and the Co-Founder of HeroPath For Teens International http://www.HeroPathForTeens.com) . He’s created the Mentor Counseling® Process, the Boys-To-Mensch® Rite-of-Passage program (http://www.BoysToMensch.com), and the Evolution Mentoring™ Process.

Jeffrey believes it is critical that those who hear his message, can immediately translate his insights and ideas into actions that generate serious results in their lives. He is straight-forward, at times unapologetically controversial, and most importantly, bases his teaching on 25 years of real life success with youth from a diverse range of backgrounds. He is noted for his compelling story telling, lively and engaging style, warm sense of humor and legitimate personal passion for his work.

He lives in San Francisco, California, where he is raising a family of his own.

Richard Platt

For over 14 years, Richard Platt has counseled families through the toughest challenges of raising young men. He has mentored at camps and outdoor education programs, including the Youth Leadership Conference and the Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend. www.ymuw.org

He was a primary therapist at Adolescent Recovery Services, an Intensive Outpatient Program in Marin, where he effectively worked with teens and their families in individual and group formats. In addition to counseling, he mentors young men through hiking, groups and Native American sweat lodges. As the founder of Teen Solutions, Richard enjoys helping young men discover their special individual qualities, as well as their role of responsibly serving and protecting their community.
Website(s): http://www.teensolutions.info

Dan Doty

Dan Doty is an advocate for youth and their families in the simplest sense, and is dedicated to helping others live full, deep, and fulfilling lives. As a wilderness guide and instructor he has roughly 600 documented wilderness days, and has carved a specialty in unique programming such as family trips, young adult programs, and one-on-one treks. Dan is a licensed teacher and greatly diversified his experience with youth and their families by teaching high school for two years in the South Bronx. In 2009, Dan founded Two Trees Mentoring and Coaching, an innovative mentoring service for young adult men in need of support. He continues this work through writing about masculinity and young adult issues and developing curriculum focused around mentoring and authentic relationships.

Currently Dan is coordinating a series of growth-oriented wilderness trips, working on a slew of web and media projects and writing a book with the end of helping young men grow up. He believes that we all have so much more to give to each other and has a plan to make that happen. He is in love with life and wants you to be too.

Dan lives on the border of Idaho and Montana but still feels he has a home in New York City. He writes and records music, swings kettlebells, and does lots of yoga.

Robert Augustus Masters

Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D., is the author of 11 books, including Spiritual Bypassing and Darkness Shining Wild. He holds a doctorate in psychology, and is a highly experienced psychotherapist, trainer of psychotherapists, and teacher of spiritual deepening.

His integral, intuitive work, developed over the past 33 years, dynamically blends the psychological and physical with the spiritual, emphasizing embodiment, authenticity, deep shadow work, emotional openness and literacy, and the development of relational maturity.

Those who work with him are taught, among other things, how to turn toward and enter their pain so that they might pass through it, rather than rising above or otherwise avoiding it. At essence his work is about becoming more intimate with all that we are — dark and light, high and low, shallow and deep, neurotic and transcendent, dying and undying.

He and his wife Diane work and teach in very close conjunction, doing all their groups, sessions, and trainings together. They are currently putting most of their focus on couple and individual intensives. To learn more about what their work, visit www.robertmasters.com. They also offer online work (including regular teleconferences); for more information and to see an extensive library of Robert’s writings and guided meditations, go to www.masterscenter.net.


Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier is host of The New Man Podcast, a professional coach, entrepreneur and artist. The New Man Podcast reaches listeners around the world, and regularly finds its home in the Top Ten Self Help Podcasts on iTunes.

As a men’s coach and group facilitator, Tripp has coached men all over the world to connect with what really matters and navigate the challenging world of relationships. He has trained with and contributes to The Authentic Man Program in San Francisco and Boulder.

Tripp has extensive experience in the business world. He founded and owned Zero-One Digital Media, Inc., one of the first digital video production companies in the Southeast. For twelve years, Tripp created TV programs and ads for the likes of ESPN, Hitachi, Homes & Land Magazine, various ad agencies and scores of political campaigns.

Balancing out the business side are Tripp’s artistic endeavors. Tripp has written, performed and produced albums with his own rock groups, Hank Madison and Screaming Witness. He’s also co-produced with Stuart Davis and can be seen regularly humiliating himself on Stu’s Sex God Rock n Roll TV Show on HDNet. Other contributions include working with Ken Wilber as Co-Director of Integral Institute’s Art Center.

Tripp is married and lives with his wife Alyson, daughter Be, a funny looking dog and a perpetually bitchy cat near the water in Florida. He visits the island of Kauai as often as possible.
Website(s): http://tripplanier.com/
Website(s): http://thenewmanpodcast.com

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch has been a newspaper reporter and managing editor, a radio station program director, public information officer for one of the nation's largest public school systems, creator and owner of his own advertising and marketing firm, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. He has now "retired" from his career in communications arts to pursue his vision of a world in which people no longer live in fear of God, or of each other.

He has written more than 25 books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life, including the multimillion-selling With God series: Conversations with God, Books I–III; Friendship with God; Communion with God; The New Revelations; Tomorrow’s God; What God Wants; and Home with God. The titles have been translated into 37 languages, and seven of those books reached the New York Times Bestseller List.Walsch is the creator of several outreach projects: Humanity’s Team, CwG4Kids, the ReCreation Foundation, and the Changing Change Network, all revolving around a “hub” organization: The Conversations Movement:


Neale has a home in southern Oregon where he lives with his wife, Em Claire, who is a working poet. (www.emclairepoet.com) They travel extensively throughout the world, speaking to audiences and sharing the messages of the Conversations with God material. His newest books are When Everything Changes Change Everything and The Mother of Invention.
Website(s): http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com/

Lawrence Ellis

Lawrence Ellis is a complexity-science organizational consultant (one who applies insights from the study of complex systems in nature, science & society to human organizations), and a spiritual activist. He received early training in both fields at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Lawrence’s life-work focuses on applying concepts of & practices for embodying the interconnectedness of life – drawn from contemporary complexity-science, and ancient wisdom traditions – to today’s foremost crises. Perhaps the greatest revolution of our time is in the way that we see and live in the world as holistic, ecological and deeply interconnected. Men – so central to so much of the separateness, fragmentation and violence on the Planet – have a critical role to play in this revolution.

Of mixed African, African American & Tsalagi/Cherokee Descent, Lawrence honors the wisdom of many Indigenous traditions as medicine for these times. Of note is the wisdom that his Two Spirit Native traditions, and similar traditions among African peoples, can teach all men about honoring the diversity & fluidity of gender, sexuality & sexual orientation to bring peace and honor our interconnectedness.

At the invitation of Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Lawrence represented the U.S. in a yatra (journey) in India commemorating Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He is featured in the forthcoming book, Let It Begin with Me: 21 Visionary Leaders Explore the Practice and the Possibility of Peace.
Website(s): http://www.LawrenceEllis.org
Website(s): http://www.PathsToChange.net

David Richo

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his work.

He is the author of How To Be An Adult In Faith and Spirituality (Paulist Press, 2011), Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy (Shambhala, 2010), and many other books personal development and growth.

Website(s): http://davericho.com

Martin Ucik

Martin Ucik was born in West-Germany, grew up in a happy family, studied Electrical Engineering, and founded a successful international music-soft and hardware publishing company in 1982. He came to the US in 1995 with his wife and children to serve as President of HOHNER MIDIA. Eckhart Tolle who he met in 2000 trained him as a spiritual group facilitator in 2003. Heartfelt conversations in Power of Now groups and the end of his 14 year marriage led him to a deeper interest in male-female relationship dynamics. In 2006 he became an avid student of Ken Wilber’s Integral philosophy which became the foundation to answering his burning questions about the myriad of conflicts which arise in love relationships, and why so many women have given up on men altogether. Not finding any books that took an Integral approach to dating and the co-creation of healthy love relationships inspired him to write the recently published book "Integral Relationships: A Manual for Men", which has now readers in over 15 countries. He lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
Website(s): http://www.ucik.com/
Website(s): http://www.singles2couples.org
Website(s): http://www.integralrelationship.com

Adam Gilad

Adam Gilad is a dating and communication expert, teacher, speaker, writer, film producer, entrepreneur, father, thinker and spiritual adventurer. “You can live the journey into love as squatting defendedly in the mini-mall of the soul,” he has written, "or you can skydive into making it your life’s most profound journey of daily awakening. Your choice.”

His rollicking and eclectic training includes Cambridge University, Stanford Humanities Center, Himalayan Buddhist Monastaries, sleepless Jerusalem study houses, Amazonian shamanic journeys, Hollywood (he’s an Emmy Nominated Producer) and years of relentless study and exploration in the realms of love, awakening and communication, Adam masterfully sparks his readers and clients into shaking free from limitation and creating a robust life of passionate love, deep devotion, fearless authenticity, daring and, ultimately, playful evolution.

He married young and fathered two sons, who continue to be his primary teachers. Single at 39, he decided to devote his time and energy to figuring out how we love and, how we hinder love. With a wicked, but illuminating sense of humor, and drawing from world wisdom traditions as well as his own wild ride, he helps both men and women unlock their courage, the depths of their ability to love, and how to articulate and practice a compassionate, forgiving, sexy life of creativity, freedom and intimacy.

His the author of Deep Attraction Online, Ageless Attraction for men, and The Right Man Online for women. His blogs can be found at www.AdamGilad.com and www.AttractConnectInspire.com. Adam has recently been named the resident dating and relationship expert at www.SocialOne.com, and has two new books that will be released in 2011.
Website(s): http://www.AdamGilad.com

Brad Leslie

Brad Leslie is Canadian born and English bred.

After he endured a Harry Potter-esque, British public school education and a few years of near fame in rock and roll bands, Brad finds himself in British Columbia with a career in real estate and 2 children.

Fast Forward 30 years and add 3 grandsons, he has found more meaning in life by putting back into society. He puts all of that Higher Purpose, World Vision into action by encouraging, molding, extolling and generally harassing men to be mentors for the next generation of men.

He has found that one of the greatest places to stand in life is to be a protector and provider for his community. The Young Mens Adventure Weekend that he co-founded and has been the Vision Keeper for for over 20 years, is now emulated internationally.

There is nothing new in the notion of Rites of Passage and Initiation, Brad has found that he is standing in the river of this timeless tradition and is active in promotion and support for all kinds of youth work through the KingMakers, an international group of youth leaders.

When not engaged in houses and young men, he plays a mean guitar, thrashes pianos and carves red and yellow cedar.
Website(s): http://www.ymaw.com/

Ocean Robbins

Ocean Robbins is founder and co-director of YES! "Young Leaders Connect, Inspire and Collaborate", which he founded in 1990, at age 16. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated dozens of gatherings for young leaders from more than 65 nations. Ocean is author of Choices for Our Future and of the The Power of Partnership, and has served as a board member for Friends of the Earth, EarthSave International, and many other organizations.

In 2002, he was selected by Audubon and Time as among the heroes of the new millennium. He is a 2008 recipient of the Freedom’s Flame Award, and of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 Years Or Younger. He and his wife Michele are the parents of River and Bodhi Robbins, identical twin boys born in 2001.
Website(s): http://oceanrobbins.com/

John Friend

John Friend is the founder of Anusara® yoga and is currently one of the most influential yoga teachers in the world. He was introduced to yoga in 1967, and first began regular studies and practice at age 13. A yoga teacher for 30 years, John has taught more than 700 workshops in over 20 countries within the US, Canada, Central America, UK, Europe, South America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 1997, he founded Anusara yoga, a school of hatha yoga that blends a life-affirming Shiva-Shakti Tantric philosophy with Universal Principles of Alignment™.

John is renowned for his shining charisma, tremendous experiential and scholarly knowledge of philosophy and yoga, and his down-to-Earth accessibility. While connecting to the heart of each person, he ignites students to express the poses fully and artfully as a delightful dance of Freedom. Above all, he sees everyone as a unique expression of the Divine and inspires students to see their own divine Goodness. Each practice with John is a path of awakening to our true nature and of celebrating the creative artistry of life through the body.
Website(s): http://www.anusara.com/

John Robbins

John Robbins is the author of seven bestsellers that have collectively sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 26 languages. His books include The Food Revolution, and the classic Diet For A New America. Currently, he is also one of the most popular bloggers on the Huffington Post.

The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to "pursue the deeper American Dream...the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms."

As an advocate for a compassionate and healthy way of life, John is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

His work has been the subject of feature articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Life, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, US News & World Report, Newsweek, and many of the nation's other major newspapers and magazines. His life and work have also been featured in an award-winning hour long PBS special titled Diet For A New America.

John has been a keynote speaker at major conferences sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond War, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, the United Nations Environmental Program, UNICEF, and many other organizations dedicated to the creation of an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet.
Website(s): http://www.johnrobbins.info

Mark Schillinger

Dr. Mark Schillinger, DC is a physician, musician, educator, life coach and community leader. He has presented over 1000 workshops in the fields of personal growth, family unity and organizational teamwork. He is the creator of the RIGHT Way®, an integral method of spiritual development that guides people to discover their authentic enlightened philosophy and transform it into positive beliefs and productive behaviors.

His work with males emphasizes the innate biological wisdom and spiritual strength of masculinity. He is the founder of the Young Men's Ultimate Weekend, a non-religious, modern rites of passage initiation that allows young men to freely voice their concerns about becoming a man and acquire the leadership skills necessary for a responsible adulthood. He is the co-leader of The RIGHT Team, a bimonthly gathering whose purpose is to help men increase their wisdom and life skills. He is the creator of a number of programs that help men fulfill their true potential (RIGHT Man Weekend™) and mentor young men to be respectful, resourceful and independent (Ultimate Mentor Training™).

As a devoted family man, Mark experiences great joy from his loving relationships with his son, Gabe (age 28) and daughter, Becca (age 31).

Website(s): http://www.schillinger-chiro.com/
Website(s): http://www.YMUW.org

Robert White

Robert White utilizes a rich personal history of entrepreneurial and high-impact learning successes in working with people to develop extraordinary personal leadership skills, focus, alignment, and commitment.

Robert’s experience includes founding and leading personal development training industry success stories Lifespring and ARC International, companies that have graduated over 1,300,000 people from high impact experiential training events. He lived and worked in Tokyo and Hong Kong for a total of 14 years.

Robert is a Baden Powell Fellow of the World Scout Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of Plant It 2020 and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Having had the privilege of adopting two special needs children, he is an active supporter of the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and the Adoption Exchange.

He authored the essays for the award winning photo journal One World One People and his book Living an Extraordinary Life has been positively reviewed by Ken Blanchard, Jimmy Calano, Tom Crum, Jerry Jampolsky and many other educational experts and business leaders.

Robert is a proud Father to eight children, a skier, hiker and enjoys live music in multiple genres.
Website(s): http://www.ExtraordinaryPeople.com

Jayson Gaddis

Jayson Gaddis, MA, LPC, CGT is a psychotherapist and healer devoted to helping men and women awaken through relationship and intimacy. He’s calling in a new paradigm of connection, deep relationship, and family. Jayson facilitates and teaches Relationship Practice with individuals, couples, and groups. He is inspired to help spiritual practitioners learn to use relationship as the primary vehicle toward wholeness and self-realization. Jayson sees everything as a Relationship Practice opportunity.

He also founded and co-leads the Men’s Leadership Training. Jayson writes a very personal blog where he shares intimate details of his own journey. He’s a devoted husband and a part-time stay-at-home Dad getting schooled by his two kids. You can reach him at http://RelationshipPractice.com
Website(s): http://www.relationshippractice.com/
Website(s): http://www.jaysongaddis.com

Craig Neal

Craig Neal has celebrated life as a passionate evolutionary leader since awakening to his life's purpose at the civil rights “March on Washington” in 1963, He has been a publishing and organizational executive, as well as guide to those called to authentically show up in life and work.

Craig attended his first Men’s Conference with Robert Bly and Michae

Owen Marcus

Owen Marcus, MAThrough healing my Asperger’s Syndrome and dyslexia I learned how to grow up as a man. My college degrees and professional training taught me how the body and mind works, but it was innovation that showed me how to produce change in myself and for others.

Over the last 35 years of working with men in the corporate and private settings, I learned to teach men what they didn’t get to learn. Producing sustainable change is simple when you are provided with the information that was missing from your upbringing. When I saw the power of learning these lessons, I made it my mission to teach them to other men. We were never taught these lessons as children, but we CAN learn them as adults, and become the men we want to be.

Today, my work is a catalyst for deep change and continuous learning through my writing, groups, consulting and teaching. My blog: www.owenmarcus.com is advancing the new model of masculinity. My book, Grow UP: the 9-Step Path to Becoming a Remarkable Man, lays out a simple way to learn those missing lessons. Getting where we want to go is much easier when we know the secrets to finding—and navigating—the right path.

Website(s): http://owenmarcus.com
Website(s): http://align.org/
Website(s): http://www.sandpointwellnesscouncil.com/
Website(s): http://www.SandpointMensGroup.com

Michael Kimmel

Michael S. Kimmel is a University Distinguished Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook. He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins, 2008) which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and featured on over one hundred radio and newspaper and blog reviews. His other books include Changing Men (1987), Men’s Lives (8th edition, 2009) Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (1992), The Politics of Manhood (1996), Manhood: A Cultural History (1996, 10th anniversary second edition, 2006), and The Gendered Society (3rd edition, 2008), and, most recently, Misframing Men (2010).

He co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2004) and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (2004). He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, a book series on Gender and Sexuality at New York University Press, and edited the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities. He is one of the founders of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and is a passionate campaigner for gender equality. He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10 year old son, Zachary.
Website(s): http://www.michaelkimmel.com

Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural transformation. As founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest. Previously, he has been a research psychologist (studying non-ordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology, psychotherapist, rock musician, and whitewater river guide. In 1979, on a solo winter ascent of an Adirondack peak, Bill experienced a “call to adventure,” leading him to abandon academia in search of his true calling. Bill is the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche (an experiential guidebook) and Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (a nature-based stage model of human development through the entire lifespan). His doctorate is in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Website(s): http://www.animas.org/

Bill Kauth

Bill Kauth co-founded in 1984 the New Warrior Training Adventure of the ManKind Project, the Inner King Training and the Warrior Monk.

He is the author of A Circle of Men, published by St. Martins Press. In his role as "Visionary-at-large" with MKP, Bill has been studying the state of the world for a dozen plus years.
Website(s): http://www.weneedeachother.net/
Website(s): http://www.mankindproject.org

Mikki Willis

Mikki Willis has always had art and innovation as the heartbeat of his life. In his early 20s he founded the experimental art lab known as The New York/ Los Angeles Theater of the Arts. Theater production led to filmmaking and the birth of his first production company, Reign Dance Entertainment. Inhabiting the top floor of the legendary Complex building RDE specialized in direct response television, postproduction and foreign language dialog replacement. As a filmmaker he has written and directed theatrical features, network mini series and pilots, and is regarded as a pioneer for his groundbreaking direction of Spanish language music videos. All together he has produced more than 200 independent productions.

September 11th, 2001 marked a turning point in Mikki Willis' life and career. Having been inside the twin towers just hours before they fell he helped to organize and lead a group of civilians who risked their lives to aid rescue workers. It was atop the rubble of the World Trade Center that his life's purpose was defined. Mikki Willis is the founder of Elevate Studios, Elevate Film Festival, and Elevate Foundation. Mikki Willis is the recipient of the 2008 Conscious Life Humanitarian Award; A member of Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Counsel; Serves on the board of the renowned youth program Challenge Day.
Website(s): http://www.elevate.us/
Website(s): http://www.mikkiwillis.com

Satyen Raja

Satyen Raja, A black belt, entrepreneur, author, trainer, iconoclast, visionary, and life-architect are just a few of the words that describe him. With 30 years as a teacher in multiple disciplines from around the globe, Satyen gleans the essence of the wisdom and distills it down to its very workable essence.

His presentation style, whether in a one-to-one radio interview, or to an auditorium of thousands, is provocative, inspiring, and above all, full of practical wisdom. He has a unique gift for hearing what lies beneath his listeners’ questions, and giving answers that convey deep truths with incredible heart. Never shy of controversy, he is willing to take conventional wisdom to task where it falls short in order to give his students the most comprehensive teachings.

Satyen Raja circles the globe, offering experiential trainings; from martial arts training - to the art of generating money and from creating passionate love - to obtaining a deeper satisfaction in life. He is known as a visionary and provocateur, while also being infinitely practical, giving people powerful tools to improve and transform their lives.

In interviews and thousand person presentations, Satyen is energetic, provocative and engaging. He is a sought-after speaker and radio hosts rave about how the phones light up when Satyen is their guest. Ferocious and warm by turns, he will challenge and encourage his students in order to bring out the best in them. A true teacher, he is flexible and adapts easily to every question and situation.

Prior to founding his current venture, The Get A Life Company, Satyen created and ran a variety of highly successful businesses, including several martial arts schools, as well as a multi-million dollar, personal growth global enterprise known as WarriorSage. He is a lifelong learner, gaining wisdom from a variety of sources; distilling and combining them into cohesive lessons to be shared with the global community.

In his personal life, he is a devoted husband and father of two exceptional children.
Website(s): http://www.thegetalifecompany.com/

Caroline Casey

Caroline W. Casey is a Visionary Activist Astrologer, devoted to the principle that Imagination lays the tracks for the Reality Train to follow. Therefore the cultivation of imagination coupled with the capacity for complex story-telling is a key strategy for personal and collective change. As the late great Native American activist, Ruben Snake, used to quip, "Here's a little bit of Native American wisdom for you - if we don't change our direction, we're likely to end up where we're headed."

A native of Washington DC Caroline is the last of five children born to an Irish-Democrat-New-Deal Congressman, and a politically active Yankee Swede. She has a degree in Symbol Systems (semiotics) from Brown University, and has studied magic, mythology and social activism all over the world.

Based in Washington DC, Caroline broadcasts her live weekly radio show, "The Visionary Activist Show", wedding spiritual magic to ingenious social action to Pacifica station KPFA (94.1) in Northern California , replayed on L.A.s KPFK (and can be heard live on the web, by going to www.KPFA.org at 2pm PT on Thursdays).

Primary astrological consultant for Time-Life Books' 1989 book "Cosmic Connections", she has offered mythological-astrological news analysis on ABC"s "Nightline", CNN's "Crossfire", in "People Magazine ", on Public Radio, the Mutual Broadcasting System, CBS's "Nightwatch", "Fox Morning News", "Equal Time" etc.

In 1980 Caroline was a weekly astrological political analyst on Washington Metromedia TV, with Mark Shields. Subsequently her Astrological Interpretation of World News and Politics has been sought in a full-page interview in The Washington Post, a full length cover feature also in the Post’s style section (July 2000), on the front page of the Providence Journal, the New Bedford Standard Times, the London Sunday Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and in an interview with James Ridgeway for the Village Voice. She has written astrological-political essays for Washingtonian magazine as well as an astrological-political column for George Magazine (July '98-February '99). And covered the 2000 election for National Journal's Hotline.

Her audio book,Visionary Activist Astrology is published by Sounds True. She is the author of Making the Gods Work For You - the astrological language of the psyche (Harmony Books/Random House or Random Harmony) The audio version, a theatrical presentation of the material in the book, is also titled Making the Gods Work for You.

She offers Visionary Activist Revivals at a wide variety of conferences all over America as well as in South Africa (presenting at the Parliament of World Religions), Sweden, England and New Zealand. A rousing and frequent keynote speaker, Caroline invites us to imagine, conjure, and implement a more lovingly ingenious world

Website(s): http://www.coyotenetworknews.com

Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav is a master teacher and the eloquent author of the New York Times bestsellers The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics and The Seat of the Soul. He is dedicated to the current extraordinary transformation in human consciousness—an unprecedented threshold in the human experience. This transformation is no less than a Revolution of the Soul, one that touches the heart of all humanity and is based on spiritual growth, conscious choices, and a deep celebration and reverence for Life.
Website(s): http://seatofthesoul.com

Tom Pinkson

Dr. Tom Pinkson Ph.D., serves as a bridge builder, translating indigenous wisdom to bring forth the intelligence and creativity of Spiritual Awakening, Emotional Well Being, and Healthy Living In Sustainable Balance with Mother Earth and the Circle of Life.

He is a psychologist, ceremonial retreat and vision-fast leader, sacred storyteller, and shaman. For 32 years Tom worked with terminally ill children at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in California, successfully integrating the wisdom teachings of the Huichol Indians of Mexico and other medicine teachers into the world of the practicing psychologist. He helped start the second Hospice Program in the United States and is the founder of Wakan, a nonprofit organization committed to restoring the sacred in daily life, he lives in Northern California. Tom is the author of "Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol: Medicine Teachings for Modern Times" and is featured interviewee in the movie The Serpent and the Sun. His most recent work addresses the shape-shifting of mainstream ageism through his program Recognition Rites for a New Vision of Conscious Aging Honoring Elders

What I do: I help people wake up and connect to their deeper, authentic being, exploring how to live, love and work from the holy place of soul. I help people remember they are sacred, worthy, luminous beings; that they are love and that their love is for giving.
Website(s): http://drtompinkson.com
Website(s): http://www.nierica.com

Gary Stamper

Gary Stamper has a PhD in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies. He is an ordained Shamanic Minister in the lineage of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, west of Asheville, North Carolina, and a Shamanic Priest through the Lineage of Brad Collins and Venus Rising. Gary is a Certified Level II Reiki Practitioner, a Pastoral Counselor and a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. Gary is an international award-winning artist and designer, and was a professional singer for ten years.

He has been a pioneer in the Integral Salon movement, having co-founded and led SeattleIntegral, one of the largest integral salons in the world and a model for other salons around the world. Gary is also a member of the integral leadership Salon, an international consortium of salon leaders, and has a certificate in “Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems” from Seattle’s Pacific Integral.

Gary’s passions include creating community and sharing with others how to embody the Integral and Shamanic consciousness of the Integral Warrior. Gary lives in intentional community at the Isis Cove Retreat center and Community with his Beloved Anyaa in Western North Carolina. Gary’s book, "Awakening The New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior," is scheduled for release this fall.
Website(s): http://www.garystamper.com/
Website(s): http://garystamper.blogspot.com

Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle is a coach, speaker, inspirational catalyst and co-founder of The Global Men’s Network, a non-profit organization committed to connecting men to the answers, support and solutions they need to lead deeply meaningful lives that make a positive difference in the world. Chris is also an expert facilitator of large and small groups and has been leading personal development workshops for over 14 years including with The ManKind Project® where he is a certified Co-Leader. He is the co-creator of the New Man, New Woman, New Life Tele-Series where he speaks with luminaries such as Neale Donald Walsch, Gay & Katie Hendricks, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Craig Hamilton and Claire Zammit. Chris has been leading and facilitating men’s groups for over 13 years.

Chris has also spent over 20 years as an executive, entrepreneur, consultant and business coach. He has worked in Fortune 500 companies, owned his own adventure travel company and coached hundreds of individuals to greater success in their businesses and their lives. Chris is passionate about travel and going deep into nature. He lives with his wife in Northern California.

William Harryman

William Harryman is currently completing a masters degree in mental health counseling with the long-term goal of developing mental health programs directed specifically to men and their needs. He already holds a masters in humanities, and works as a freelance writer and editor. In addition, he is a certified personal trainer and nutritional coach. Bill began blogging at The Masculine Heart as a way to explore his own issues around masculinity more than four years ago. Since then he has been invited to speak as part of an integral masculinity panel at the 2010 Integral Theory Conference and to join the blogs affiliated with The Good Men Project.
Website(s): http://integral-options.blogspot.com/
Website(s): http://masculineheart.blogspot.com/

Steve Bhaerman

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 25 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the "Cosmic Comic." Swami's comedy has been called "irreverently uplifting" and has been described both as "comedy disguised as wisdom" and "wisdom disguised as comedy." Author Marianne Williamson has called him “The Mark Twain of our times.”

In his "past life" (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C., taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University, and co-founded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics.

His latest book, written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.
Website(s): http://www.wakeuplaughing.com

Britta Johnson

Britta Johnson has been working internationally with people in the field of transformation for 20+ years, with a background in social work, family and couple's therapy, dance and movement, emotional release, life coaching, and spiritual direction.

Starting in Germany as a social worker in women’s shelters, her path took her through extensive inner and outer travels towards developing her own workshops. In 1997 she co-founded Celebration of Being in the US with Rajyo Markman. Celebration of Being is an organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of man and woman and to the Awakening of all.

In 2000 she co-founded the “Noble Man” workshop, with men participating, and women staff and facilitators holding space for them to heal their relationship with the feminine. This workshop assists modern men’s quest for the courage to be vulnerable, esp. around women

Britta loves to guide others in deepening their personal connection to The Divine. Her own in-depth journey from diverse faith traditions has enabled her to assist people to experience the presence of God as a day-to-day reality.

She brings a laser-direct honesty combined with gentle compassion, wrapped in non-judgmental wisdom, whilst seeing the wounds of others clearly, and tenderly walking them through them.
Website(s): http://celebrationofbeing.com

Michael Scheisser

Michael Scheisser has over 29 years of experience in the field of facilitation in the US, Canada, and Europe. Founder of the Inner Journey Seminars, LLC, based out of Atlanta, GA. Michael created The Inner Journey after almost 20 years of travel, study, and personal and spiritual transformation. In addition to the Inner Journey Seminar, Michael has created and facilitates various workshops and seminars including a Family Constellation process called the Human Experience Seminar, the Inner Journey Transformational Facilitation Training, and the Essential Pilgrimage courses based on the teachings of the Diamond Heart and Diamond Logos Work. He is a co-creator of A Journey into the Soul of Leadership, a transformational course for organizational leaders.

Michael's work bridges the gifts of western psychological work with the wisdom of eastern teachers that he personally studied with: Osho, Sri Poonja, Ramesh, Choekyi Nyingma Rinpoche, Sayadaw Upandita, and recently with Sri Amma Bhagawan at the Oneness University. Michael is the father of a 7 year old special need boy, who is his teacher extraordinare, and moved recently from California with his divorced ex wife near Atlanta, GA, to allow their son to attend a unique special needs school, pioneering a new way of family life.
Website(s): http://www.michaelschiesser.com/

Ronn Landsman

Ronn has been a leader in transformational communication, and has worked with both men and women for the last three decades. He worked closely with the late Buckminster Fuller, producing large public events for Bucky for 8 years across the United States.

In his consulting work with couples over the past twenty years, he has become recognized for his insights into the man/woman dynamic and his ability to create positive and lasting change in peoples’ lives.

Ronn birthed the idea of a New Chivalry: A Call to the Hearts of Men over the course of a number of years. He has been living and researching the principles in his own life, and is now making this work available more widely.

He lives in Marin County, CA with his wife of 17 years in an intentional community that they co-founded. He raised two sons, now in their twenties.
Website(s): http://www.StarConsulting.org

Dan Millman

Dan Millman, a former world champion athlete, coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor, is author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted to film in 2006), as well as The Four Purposes of Life, and numerous other books read by millions of people in 29 languages. Dan teaches worldwide and has influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment and the arts. Dan and his wife, Joy, live in Northern California — three grown daughters and two grandsons so far.
Website(s): http://www.peacefulwarrior.com

Michael Tamura

Michael J. Tamura awakens souls. With compassion, humor and wisdom, he heals thousands of people from around the world and helps guide them to their true destiny and life purpose. Michael believes that no matter the circumstance, everyone can find happiness and spiritual fulfillment if they just know how. Born and raised in Japan, yet educated in American schools, Michael has spent a lifetime bridging gaps: not only between East and West, but also between men and women, young and old, mind and body, heart and soul Today, Michael is revered around the world as a master teacher, life coach, visionary, healer, clairvoyant, and pioneer of spiritual healing and psychic development. His award-winning book, You Are The Answer, is highly celebrated and his powerful seminars are booked long in advance as people flock to experience his unique 'No Pain - All Gain' approach and profound healing work.
Website(s): http://www.michaeltamura.com/

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