SESSION 1: He Knows his Mission and Purpose
John is co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and has led the natural and organic grocer to a $14 billion Fortune 500 company. With more than 400 stores and 87,000 Team Members in three countries, the company has been named by Fortune magazine as a “Best Company to Work For” for 17 consecutive years.
He was the visionary for the Whole Planet Foundation to help end poverty in developing nations; the Local Producer Loan Program to help local food producers expand their businesses, and The Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale for humane farm animal treatment.
John is also the co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-authored a New York best-selling book entitled “Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business” to boldly defend and re-imagine capitalism, and encourage a way of doing business that is grounded in ethical consciousness.
You can learn more about John and read his blog at www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Bharat Mitra is a spiritual entrepreneur, whose visionary work manifests in many forms, including business, philanthropy, community co-creation and loving seva. In 1990 Divine Grace brought him to the feet of his master, Sri H.W.L. Poonja, Papaji, whom he has been inspired by and devoted to ever since.
He is the Founder of ORGANIC INDIA, a regenerative and wholly ethical company that, from its beginnings, has been guided by its mission to be a Vehicle of Consciousness in the world. ORGANIC INDIA is now a thriving profitable business that works with thousands of small farmers across India, producing a diverse range of organic Tulsi teas and wellness products retailed in over 30 countries.
Bharat Mitra is also Founder of UPLIFT, Core Partner and Director of Peninsula Hotsprings (Australia), Core Partner in Gold Lake Retreat (USA), President of the Bet Lev Foundation (USA), and Chairman of the Lev Group (Israel).
Bharat Mitra speaks globally on Humanity, Consciousness and Sustainability in Business and will be teaching a course on “Radical Conscious Evolution” with Bruce Lipton this September at Schumacher College.
You can learn more about Bharat and Organic India www.organicindia.com
SESSION 2: He knows how to Take Space Gracefully
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, author of the award-winning book, Spiritual Liberation, and most recent releases, TranscenDANCE and Life Visioning: A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential.
Michael has appeared on The Oprah Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions, Help Desk, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You. A sought-after speaker and master meditation teacher, Michael has been the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. Every Friday at 1:00pm PST, thousands tune in to his radio show on KPFK, “Wake up – The Sound of Transformation,” as he hosts renowned guests who share their time-tested tools for transforming body, mind, and spirit.
Michael is the Founder of The School For Men and The Conference For Men, where he supports and coaches men to create more Love, Power, and Freedom in every area of their lives.
Michael has helped thousands of men from the ages of 21 to 68 reconnect with their heart, their balls, and their voice to create powerful lifestyles filled with freedom and fulfillment. His work has been called “more impactful than years of therapy.”
After earning an MBA, Michael spent time working in Human Resources for a Fortune 50 healthcare company. After his mother passed away unexpectedly, he set out on a global journey of self-discovery that spanned 31 months and over a dozen countries, and which brought him to his purpose work and the birth of his programs for men.
He is known worldwide for living a life without secrets, openly sharing his fears, challenges, and breakthroughs for the world to see. Someone has to go first and he’s not afraid to be that man.
You can learn more about Michael and his programs at www.hrostoski.com
SESSION 3: He Knows How to Love Deeply
Gay Hendricks has served for more than 35 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving, The Big Leap and Five Wishes. He recently launched a mystery series about the adventures of the Tibetan Buddhist sleuth, Tenzing Norbu. Hay House has now published three books in the series, the latest of which is The Third Rule Of Ten, which has recently been picked up by CBS for TV.
Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford in 1974. He founded The Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars in North America, Asia and Europe.
In 2003, Dr. Hendricks founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries around the world, He was the executive producer of the feature film, Conversations with God, and has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
You can learn more about Gay and the Hendricks Institute here: www.hendricks.com
Get a free chapter of the Gay’s most recent book at: www.consciouslovingeverafter.com
Sign up for Gay & Kathlyn’s free relationship newsletter at http://www.
Robert Augustus Masters
Robert is a relationship expert, integral psychotherapist, and psycho-spiritual guide and trainer, with a doctorate in psychology. His books include Transformation Through Intimacy, Spiritual Bypassing, Emotional Intimacy, and To Be a Man.
His work blends the psychological, emotional, and physical with the spiritual, emphasizing full-blooded embodiment and the development of relational maturity. At essence his work is about becoming more intimate with all that we are — high and low, dark and light — in the service of the deepest possible healing, awakening, and integration. He works side-by-side and in very close conjunction with his wife Diane.
You can learn more about Robert and his work here: www.robertmasters.com
Masters Men’s Work: Bringing Head, Heart, and Guts into Full-Blooded Alignment Group intensives for men, working with body, mind, emotion, and spirit through a spontaneously structured mix of psychotherapy, bodywork, emotional opening, dream work, and relational and spiritual deepening. http://robertmasters.com/masters-mens-work/
SESSION 4: He Knows How to Listen Like the Sky
Known as America’s #1 Success Coach, Jack Canfield is CEO of the Canfield Training Group based in Santa Barbara, CA.
He is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series, which has sold more than 500 million books in 47 languages.
His most recent book is the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
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.
You can find out more about Jack and his work at: www.jackcanfield.com
Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Dawa is the President/CEO of Empowerment Holdings an international leadership training and consulting firm that trains business leaders and organizations on 5 continents in Mindful Leadership, Awakening Prosperity, and Conscious Business approaches.
He teaches awakening and is also a mindfulness and meditation expert and research specialist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara.
An advanced meditation practitioner, he completed two 3-year meditation retreats. Dawa and his work have been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness, Forbes and Fast Company.
To learn more about Dawa and his work go to: www.dawatarchinphillips.com
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SESSION 5: He Feels his Wounds, but is not Run by Them
Bill Kauth was a psychotherapist and business consultant in 1984 when he conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure, a powerful initiatory training for men that is now presented by The ManKind Project to well over 60,000 men in 48 centers in 9 countries around the world.
As a social inventor over the last two decades, Bill also co-founded the Spiritual Warrior and Inner King Trainings, and launched the Warrior-Monk Training Retreat in 1995. His first book A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups was published by St. Martin’s Press in 1992.
Feeling called in 2006 to build safe, trusting, long-term, committed, local communities of men and women, Bill with his wife Zoe Alowan founded Gift Community and co-authored the book We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community.
Together, with a focus on catalyzing “families of choice” and “gift tribes,” they have delivered more than 60 seminars and tele-courses around the world on this topic.
To learn more about Bill and his work go to: www.giftcommunity.net
Raz is the Chairman of the Hoffman Institute International and the founder and former CEO of the Hoffman Institute Foundation. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he has been an executive, consultant, and facilitator within the “Human Potential Movement” since 1972, and is a certified Hoffman Teacher as well.
Raz’s passion for teaching the Hoffman Process is both professional and personal — it brings him into the depths of human experience where he learns at least as much as he teaches. He believes that the Hoffman Process is the most highly effective method for people to heal, discover their true nature, and live a more free, open, loving and spontaneous life.
Raz took the Process in July of 1989. From that experience he had three major take-aways: “I knew my marriage would last; I could be a great dad to my young children; and that I’d found work worthy of devoting my life.”
Raz lives in the San Francisco-Bay Area with his wife of 35 years, Liza.
You can learn more about Raz and the Hoffman Institute at: www.hoffmaninstitute.org
The Hoffman Process: When You’re Serious About Change A week of extraordinary personal growth and healing. Transformation backed by science. http://
SESSION 6: He Transforms His Anger into Powerful Leadership
Berny is the founder of CEO Space International, and is an expert in helping entrepreneurs and business owners grow their organizations.
The author of Diamond Heart, Money Magic, and Super Achievers, he is also the inventor of Super Teaching™, an accelerator learning hardware that enhances whole brain activity and supercharges a person’s ability to learn and retain information.
Berny’s Super Teaching™ technology has been studied at universities and is installed in public schools and colleges across the country. Super Teaching™ is also utilized at CEO Space to help provide MBA-level training to the membership.
“Berny is also featured in the acclaimed movie, “Tapping the Source,” and is the subject of a movie that is being made about his life.
Learn more at: http://ceospaceinternational.com/
Rob Allbee is the Founder and past Executive Director of the Inside Circle Foundation, a not for profit prison outreach program, since 1997.
Prior to that he volunteered as a creative writing instructor through the Arts-in-Corrections program at Folsom Prison, and had extensive experience facilitating men’s groups.
Since his recovery from the criminality and drug abuse of his younger life he has launched and operates Allbee Construction as a successful building contractor specializing in timber frame custom homes.
As the father of three adult sons and a grandfather he dedicates most of his time now to his family and mentoring men from the streets and in prison. He is the author of three books of poetry and prose entitled “Digging In The Dirt”, “My Grandfather’s House” and “Lion That Catches Fire”.
With a new book due out next year he continues ongoing reading and speaking engagements.
Learn more about the Inside Circle: http://www.insidecircle.org/
SESSION 7: He Stands by his Brother
It’s been nearly 45 years since Dr. Ken Druck started his first Men’s Group, began giving “Alive and Male” seminars, wrote his doctoral thesis on the Psychology of Men, and started offering programs on men’s issues around the world.
In 1984, Ken’s book, The Secrets Men Keep: Breaking the Silence Barrier, a book about men FOR men themselves, was featured in national media, on shows like CNN, Oprah, Donahue, Larry King Live and in the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines.
Raising two beautiful daughters in California, Ken was sitting on top of the world. The tragic death of his oldest daughter, Jenna, in 1996, changed everything.
Ken founded The Jenna Druck Center as a way of honoring Jenna and honoring her life and spirit. He has become one of the world’s foremost experts on resilience and transforming sorrow back into joy.
Ken’s recent book, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms with Your Own and breakthrough programs on resilience are currently being featured on PBS, distill the essence of everything he has learned from his own loss and being on the front lines of 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, the shootings at Newtown and Columbine HS.
You can learn more about Ken at: www.kendruck.com
Alexander “Alex” Ebert
Alex has also written the score for the films All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, and A Most Violent Year directed by J.C. Chandor; and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for All Is Lost. His song “Truth” is featured in the credits of the Oscar-winner short live-action film, Curfew.
A number of Alex’s songs have also been featured in television soundtracks including for Breaking Bad, How to Make it in America, Chuck, the Deadliest Catch and Raising Hope.
His solo album Alexander was released in 2011.
You can learn more about Alex at: www.alexanderebert.com
SESSION 8: He Keeps his Word
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI was founded in 1985. The organization now has over 7,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world.
He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 20 books including his latest release; “Who’s In Your Room?”
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts to Watch” by Forbes, Ivan is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC and The Today Show.
He is also the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation and was recently named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross. Ivan’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. Oh, and in his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.
You can learn more about Ivan at: www.ivanmisner.com
And more about BNI at www.bni.com
Michael is the CEO of Michael E. Gerber Companies and the author of the mega-bestseller “The E-Myth Revisited” and 5 other E-Myth books concerning small business and entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of individuals and hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide for over 40 years.
Today, Michael is on a new mission, to bring economic development strengths and capabilities to millions of people around the world by awakening the new entrepreneur within them. His one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial incubator called The Dreaming Room: Design, Build, Launch & Grow™, is now being led throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Based on his experiences with Dreaming Room events, Michael has also authored his revolutionary new book on entrepreneurship called: “Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies.”
You can learn more about Michael and his work at his website: www.michaelegerbercompanies.com
SESSION 9: His Humor Opens Everyone Around Him
Yakov Smirnoff is a world-renown Russian comedian and actor who has had a successful career on the stage and in television and movies… such as Moscow on the Hudson, The Money Pit and Heartburn.
Yakov has entertained three different Presidents in command performances at the White House, and Ronald Reagan called Yakov, “a national treasure.”
He owns a 2000-seat theater in Branson Missouri where he has entertained over 4 million people with his own hilarious performances.
In addition to being a comedy icon, Yakov holds a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor at Missouri State University where he teaches a course on happiness and laughter.
With his talent to make people laugh Yakov helped to end the Cold War between countries…now he’s helping to end the ‘cold war in the bedroom.’
You can learn more about Yakov at: www.yakov.com
Paul Scheele, Ph.D., is co-founder of Learning Strategies Corporation and CEO of Scheele Learning Systems. He combines expertise in neurosciences, business, psychology and learning to guide people to achieve extraordinary results in relationships, work, money and health.
Paul is an expert on learning how to tap the other 90% of the mind and believes everyone has an inner genius just waiting to be awakened — with great joy, laughter and passion.
He is the author of several bestselling books including Natural Brilliance and Drop Into Genius; and the creator of many personal development learning courses such as Genius Code and Abundance for Life. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and purchased by enthusiastic learners in 185 countries.
His passion is reclaiming the genius capacity within humanity.
You can learn more about Paul and his work at: https://scheelelearning.com/
SESSION 10: His Sexuality is a Gift of Love
Mantak Chia is a master teacher of ancient Taoist internal energetic arts. He is creator of the Universal Healing Tao System and Tao Yoga, and the director of the Universal Healing Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
After immersing himself in studies with various masters of Taoist, Buddhist, and Zen teachings, Chia was authorized to teach and heal by Master Yi Eng. Later, he studied Western anatomy and medical science for two years to better understand the physiological mechanisms behind healing energy.
Using his knowledge of Taoism combined with the other disciplines, Chia began developing and teaching the Universal Healing Tao System. Since then, he has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors worldwide.
Perhaps best known for his books on cultivating male and female sexuality, Chia has authored 45 books including Healing Light of the Tao, Chi Self-Massage, Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao, and the best-selling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.
You can learn more about Master Mantak Chia at his website: www.mantakchia.com.
and at: www.universal-tao.com
Lee is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author of 7 Minutes of Magic. His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S.and Canada. His unique QiGong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.
Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth teaching style have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He’s worked with world-famous healer Deepak Chopra as well as Master Mantak Chia. Lee is also a stress management consultant to top Silicon Valley corporations like Apple, 3Com and Cisco, and has been the on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.
Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology; and has a “Doctor of Chinese Medicine” from the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, a leading acupuncture college in the U.S.
You can learn more about Lee at this website: www.leeholden.com, and at
SESSION 11: He Respects the Gifts of the Feminine
Andrew Is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization that invites concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired and effective agents of change.
He sees Sacred Activism as a form of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual passion with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.
Andrew has taught at Oxford and Cornell Universities as well as at various other colleges and spiritual centers throughout the world. He has written over 30 books including Dialogues with a Modern Mystic, The Return of the Mother and his latest, Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action.
You can learn more about Andrew at his website: www.andrewharvey.net
Adam Bucko is an activist, spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth, and co-author of “Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation”; and “The New Monasticism: An Inter-spiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living”
After having a life-defining experience in India, he began working on the streets of various American cities with young people struggling against homelessness and prostitution. He eventually co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless youth.
Adam is a recipient of several awards and his work has been featured by ABC News, CBS, NBC, New York Daily News, National Catholic Reporter, Ode Magazine, Yoga International Magazine and Sojourner Magazine.
You can learn more about Adam and his work at www.adambucko.com
SESSION 12: He is Aware of our History
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 (in 2011) as one of the world’s spiritual leaders. 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 and The Myth of Male Power.
Warren is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys to Men, and is co-authoring Boys to Men with John Gray (Mars/Venus).
Warren has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV and radio shows, from Oprah to Larry King Live. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
To learn more about Warren go to his website: www.warrenfarrell.com
Jed has been involved with helping men and the families who love them since November 21, 1969… the date his son, Jemal, was born. He made a vow to his baby boy that he would be a different kind of father than his father was able to be to him, and to create a male-friendly world that supported men, women, and children.
After receiving his Master’s degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley, Jed founded MenAlive in 1980 to focus attention on the emerging field of gender-specific medicine and men’s health.
Jed later earned a Ph.D. in International Health and his dissertation was eventually turned into a book called: “Male vs. Female Depression: Why Men Act Out and Women Act In” — highlighting the importance of a gender-specific approach to physical, mental, and emotional health.
Since 1983 Jed has written 14 books including international best-sellers, Male Menopause and The Irritable Male Syndrome. His latest book, The Enlightened Marriage, will be out in July, 2016.
To learn more about Jed and his work go to his website at www.MenAlive.com