LEADERSHIP QUEST Living Library

Deepen the Quest through profound, intimate conversations with the planet's top Evolutionary Leaders

(updated regularly)

BONUS 1

THE CALL & THE QUICKENING WITH DR JEAN HOUSTON

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In this unique video conversation with Jean Houston (Ph.D.), interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page, you are guided deeply into the heart of our Evolutionary Calling. Dr. Houston explains about the Quickening, how to be the difference that makes the difference, and catalyze the lure of your becoming. She talks about the possible human for a possible world and her incredible meetings with Margaret Mead, Mother Teressa, the Dalia Lama, and many more. Dr. Houston is a living legend and this exclusive interview activates our evolutionary leadership calling from the core of our being.

Jean Houston (Ph.D.) scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and social and cultural change agents of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. She has worked intensively in 40 cultures helping to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness while they become part of the global community. Dr. Houston is considered one of the most evocative and entertaining speakers on aligning the human spirit, potential and action with the needs of the time. A prolific writer, Dr. Houston authored 26 books.

BONUS 2

THE 16 GUIDING PRINCIPLES WITH HEREDITARY CHIEF PHIL LANE Jr.

In this important video conversation Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Dr. Kurt Barnes, shares about the origins of the 16 Indigenous Guiding Principles for Co-Creating a Sustainable, Harmonious, Prosperous World, and why these are so important for us now.  He also talks about their Prophecies for this critical transition time and the emerging global civilization. He explains “on one hand I hear the death cries of an old time, but I also hear the birth pain of the new“. This conversation puts all the challenges we are going through into a much deeper evolutionary context, with active hope for our future. 

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. During the past 50 years Chief Lane has worked with Indigenous Peoples from the Americas, Micronesia, South East Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1980-1996). In 1982, he founded the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII). He is also Chairman of Four Directions International and Compassion Games International

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BONUS 3

OUR FUTURE WAITING TO BE BORN WITH LAWRENCE BLOOM

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This enlightening video conversation with Lawrence Bloom and Anneloes Smitsman opens us to the journey of the Quest. Lawrence Bloom shares how he became aware of “the Call” at the height of a very successful career in business. Learn about the many dimensions of our Evolutionary Calling, from runaway Climate Change and ecosystems collapse to a deeper invitation for a Planetary Birthing into the next evolutionary stages of our Species Becoming.

Lawrence Bloom is currently Secretary General of the Be Earth Foundation, a UN Inter-Governmental Organisation which advises, assists, and enables in the implementation of the sustainable development goals on behalf those countries with which it has treaties. He is a Co Founder of Dakia Global LLC, the ultimate holding company of a JV with the the Universal Music Group which together are creating and building music themed hotels, districts and cities. He is also Chair of Be Energy a green energy company specializing in the conversion of waste and plantation timber to sustainable energy projects. He was recently voted by SALT magazine as among the top 25 most Conscious Global Leaders, and in 2016 received an award at the UN from the Humanitarian Innovation Forum for Conscious Leadership.

BONUS 4

OUR COSMIC INTELLIGENCE WITH DR ERVIN LASZLO

This unique video conversation with Dr. Ervin László and Anneloes Smitsman opens us to the Cosmological (Akashic) Intelligence of our Universe. Dr Laszlo provides a profound understanding of the self-actualizing qualities of our Universe and the deeper pattern of Life as wholeness. Dr Laszlo is legendary for his capacity to translate these complex cosmological principles into new scientific understandings and systemic transformational processes. This conversation opens a profound understanding of how we can each bring forth our unity with Source in the evolutionary dance of our collective becoming.

Dr. Ervin László, Director and Founder of The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm,” the new conception of cosmos, life, and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. Dr. László is also the Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder/Co-Director of the Ervin László Institute of Advanced Study (Denmark), and editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Author or co-author of 83 books translated into 24 languages and about 400 research papers and articles. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.

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BONUS 5

CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP WITH DR. JUDE CURRIVAN

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This inspiring video conversation with Dr. Jude Currivan, Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page helps us to explore the various dimensions of Conscious Leadership. Dr. Currivan explains about the Holographic and Cosmological Nature of our Universe and why our New Paradigm offers a Whole Worldview. Your understanding of Life as a unified reality and why this matters to leadership development will be profoundly enriched by watching this video.  

Dr. Jude Currivan (Ph.D.) is a cosmologist, author, and futurist. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK. She has journeyed to more than seventy countries around the world and for the last, nearly twenty years has lived in the sacred landscape of Avebury. She has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood and worked with the wisdom keepers both incarnate and discarnate of many traditions. She integrates leading-edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic WholeWorld-View. Her award-winning book “The Cosmic Hologram” is an important resource for this Quest.

BONUS 6

REDESIGNING OUR PRESENCE ON EARTH WITH DR. DANIEL WAHL

This important video conversation with Dr. Daniel Wahl, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page, opens us to the many dimensions that evolutionary leadership calls to serve. Dr. Wahl’s rich understanding of the ecology of Life and how to design for the conditions by which Life can thrive provide an essential understanding for anyone who aims to become a conscious leader.  He also explains in this conversation what our current species' rite of passage is about, and how this relates to our great challenge: “Redesigning our Presence on Earth”. 

Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl (Ph.D.) works internationally as a consultant and educator in regenerative development, whole systems design, and transformative innovation. He holds degrees in biology (Univ. of Edinburgh), and holistic science (Schumacher College). He was director of Findhorn College between 2007 and 2010 and is a member of the International Futures Forum since 2009 and Gaia Education since 2007. Daniel is a fellow of the RSA, a Findhorn Foundation Fellow, on the advisory council of the Ojai Foundation and the research group of the Global Ecovillage Network. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Designing Regenerative Cultures

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BONUS 7

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP WISDOM WITH ROBYNNE NELSON

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This unique video conversation with Robynne Nelson, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page, provides important understanding about indigenous wisdom for leadership development and custodianship. Robynne shares here about the struggles her people have endured and the importance of community and relatedness with our natural world as Family. 

Robynne Nelson is an Aboriginal woman of Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Waywurru heritage living in Victoria, Australia. She is sole director of Healing the Spirit Pty Ltd, providing consultancy services to a wide range of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies, government departments and other groups over the past 20 years across Victoria. She has now provided Aboriginal Cultural Competency training to near 36,000 people including those working in Victorian hospitals, police, prisons, child protection, community health, universities, and General Practitioners in an effort to bridge the cultural gap.  Robynne was the inaugural chairperson of the Barmah National Park Traditional Owner Land Management Board in Victoria. She is the author of the book Dharmalan Dana published by Australian National University Publishing.

BONUS 8

CONNECTING WITH YOUR FUTURE ARCHETYPE WITH DR. KURT BARNES

This inspiring video conversation with Dr. Kurt Barnes, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman, guides you to connect with your future archetype as “the lure of your becoming”.  Dr. Barnes opens our mind to a whole new understanding of time and causality, which releases our hold on the past and prepares us to step into the full possibility of our evolutionary becoming.

Dr. Kurt Barnes is a senior psychologist with extensive professional experience working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He is Founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre and Founder & CEO of 3CS. He is an international psycho-social expert and has worked in this capacity among migrants in Africa, providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He carried out this work with knowledge regarding implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to these issues. He worked for many years as well in Europe and North America. He is also a Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback.

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BONUS 9

THE SYNTONY OF LEADERSHIP WITH PROF ALEXANDER LASZLO

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This integrative bonus conversation with Prof Alexander Laszlo, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page, supports you to come into the flow-state of evolutionary leadership. This flow-state is also called the Syntony state by Prof Laszlo. Learn about the five Syntony dimensions, the difference between resonance and consonance, and the anti-dote to our Spiritual Deficit Disorder (SDD).

Alexander Laszlo (Ph.D.) is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), former Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina, a Founding Core Team Member of NetSpirit, former Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), Mexico, and Scientific Director of EARTHwise Centre. He currently teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally, and serves as President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA). He has authored of over ninety journal, book, and encyclopedia publications.

BONUS 10

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD WITH GILES HUTCHINS

This inspiring bonus conversation with Giles Hutchins, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman and Justine Page, prepares you to make space for new birth. Giles explains how we can step more fully into our evolutionary potential by learning how to recognize the threshold moments of Life. He takes us deeply into the multi-dimensionality of the journey towards wholeness, and explains how death, decay, and letting go are key components of evolutionary growth and evolutionary leadership development.  

Giles Hutchins (MSc) is a pioneering practitioner, keynote speaker, adviser and executive coach at the forefront of a [r]evolution in leadership consciousness and organizational development.  He applies consciousness raising modalities, deep-dive nature immersions, embodiment work, ancient wisdom tradition insights, future-fit organizational development approaches, and cutting edge research on leadership consciousness. He is the author of – The Nature of Business (2012), The Illusion of Separation (2014) and Future Fit (2016). He is the co-founder of Regenerators, and Biomimicry for Creative Innovation and Chair of the Future Fit Leadership Academy.

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BONUS 11

COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP COMMUNITIES WITH JON RAMER

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Listen to this Quest conversation with Jon Ramer from the SINE Leadership Community, and earlier Quest participants 

Jon Ramer is an entrepreneur, civic leader, inventor, and musician. He is Founder and Director at Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest and CTO at The Four Worlds International Institute. He is co-founder of several technology companies including Ramer and Associates, ELF Technologies, Inc., and Smart Channels. The designer and co-founder of several Deep Social Networks, he is the former Executive Director of the Interra Project, and a co-founder of Ideal Network, a group-buying social enterprise that donates a percentage of every purchase to a non-profit or school. Ideal Network is a certified B-Corp that was recognized as "Best in the World for Community" in 2012 by B-Labs. 

BONUS 12

THE PROPHECIES FOR OUR CURRENT RITE OF PASSAGE

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This inspiring bonus conversation with Diane Longboat, interviewed by Anneloes Smitsman, provides vital insights about the unique dynamics of our current rite of passage to a New Time and World. Learn about the Spiritual and Natural Laws of the Creator and Mother Earth, and the Great Law of Peace and the Prophecies that can guide our way forward.

Diane Longboat (MEd) is a member of the Turtle Clan and Mohawk Nation at Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada. She is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher and healer. She has served as Elder for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since January of 2013 and is currently the Senior Project Manager, Guiding Directions Implementation. Diane is founder of Soul of the Mother, a Healing Lodge on the shores of the Grand River at Six Nations Grand River Territory, as well as, the founder of First Nations House (Office of Aboriginal Student Services and Programs) at the University of Toronto. Diane is recognized as an Evolutionary Leader by the Source of Synergy Foundation in New York City.

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