Dr. Jean Houston is a scholar, philosopher, and researcher in Human Capacities, and has long been regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Dr. Houston is known for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teachings.
A prolific writer, she is the author of 26 books including her more recent work, The Future Humans Trilogy and older but still evergreen and epics ones, such as A Mythic Life, The Wizard of Us, The Hero & the Goddess and many others.
She has served as an Advisor to UNICEF, training leaders in human and cultural development, was PART of a group that worked with the DALAI LAMA (1999) and she has worked in over 100 countries. She also served as an advisor to President and Mrs. Clinton, and as far back as high school, she worked with Eleanor Roosevelt, in developing strategies to introduce international awareness and the UN to young people.
Today, through the Jean Houston Foundation, she has been teaching something she refers to as Social Artistry in the United States and around the world.
Lynne Twist is the Founder of the Soul of Money Institute and the Co-Founder of the Pachamama Alliance. She has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability for more than forty years. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the worlds wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money.
Her compelling stories and life experiences inspired Lynne to write her best-selling, award-winning book “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life”, which has been translated into nine languages.
Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founding minister and president of Inner Light Ministries, an Omnifaith outreach ministry dedicated to teaching the practical application of Universal Spiritual Principles to all of life’s circumstances. She is also the founder and president of The Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to community-based organizations.
A life-long social justice activist, Rev. Deborah is the successful co-litigant in two landmark cases in California – one set the precedent for inclusion of sexual orientation in the state’s Civil Rights Bill AND the other defeated the challenge to legalizing domestic partnerships. She holds a vision of Oneness, beyond creed and doctrine, and feels particularly called to heal the sense of separation between those adhering to conservative and progressive ideologies.
Azim Khamisa is an author, thought leader, peace activist, and international speaker who was born in Kenya of Eastern roots. He started out as a successful international investment banker, but his work over the past 25 or so years came about following a tragedy in 1995, where he lost his only son Tariq to a senseless, gang-related murder. Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. This amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TKF.org) and the subsequent forgiveness movement, which has reached millions.
He is the Co-Founder of the Constant and Never Ending Improvement Program, which was established in partnership with the National Youth Advocate Program. And, he is also a Vice Chair of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).
Azim was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board and is a member of the Wisdom Council of the Summer of Peace. Azim has received over 80 regional, national and international awards for his work. He is the author of several books, his most notable one is From Murder to Forgiveness: a Father’s Journey. Books that followed include From Forgiveness to Fulfillment, From Fulfillment to Peace, The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit, and Leadership for the Greater Good.
Deva Premal & Miten have been featured in top media including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post, endorsed by celebrities as varied as Cher, Tony Robbins, and the Dalai Lama, included in movie soundtracks such as Walkout, Mantra, and 8 Seconds, and honored by 1.5 million album sales, 1 million monthly Spotify listeners and 500,000 Facebook followers. Grammy-nominated, Deva and Miten are modern nomads on a mission to share with humanity the medicine of mantra.
With original chants that are used for meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, and sleep playlists worldwide, Deva Premal and Miten not only model spiritually-conscious living but also share powerful tools for wellness, mindfulness, and personal growth.