Whitney Vosburgh is co-author of the new book, WORK THE FUTURE! TODAY. He is also co-founder of the organization with the same name, which is a social venture that offers vision, leadership and solutions for maximizing personal, organizational, and societal potential. He is also co-founder of Brand New Purpose, a brand transformation consultancy that creates purpose-built, values-driven opportunities. Whitney graduated with an M.A. in Religious Leadership for Social Change from Graduate Theological Union, and with a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York City. When he is not focusing on business consulting and writing, Whitney can be found painting, and his work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world.
Helen Riess, MD, is author of the new book, The Empathy Effect: 7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences.Helen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, NPR, HuffPost, and more. Dr. Riess is changing the face of medical care—and the way we connect with others in our everyday lives. She co-founded Empathetics, Inc. providing innovative empathy and interpersonal training for medical professionals. She has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship.
Layne Dalfen is the author of Have a Great Dream. She has been studying dreams for 45 years. Layne has been a lecturer for the counseling students at Concordia University in Montreal since 2005, and a member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams since 1997. She founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal in 1997. Combining insights from Freud, Adler, Jung and Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Psychology, her focus is introducing the general public to the value of decoding their dreams
Dan Millman is the author of The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose. He is a former world-champion gymnast, coach, martial arts teacher, and college professor, is the author of seventeen books published in twenty-nine languages and shared across generations to millions of readers. His internationally bestselling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior was adapted to film in 2006. Dan speaks worldwide to people from all walks of life. He lives in New York City.
Amber Rae is the author of Choose Wonder of Worry: Move beyond fear and doubt to unlock your full potential. She is an author, artist, and speaker devoted to inspiring people to express the fullness of their gifts. Her writing has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries, her public art has spread to over 20 countries, and she’s spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple,Amazon, and Unilever. She’s been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss’s blog, and more. She lives in Brooklyn and around the world.
Love plays a crucial role in every aspect of human existence, including sex, spirituality, society, and even the meaning of life. Dr. Armin Zadeh is the author of the new book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. He is a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zadeh has authored more than 100 scientific articles and is an editor of scholarly books in medicine.
Jaimal Yogis is author of the book, All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Jaimal’s magazine reporting has won awards like the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for “Best Magazine Feature,” and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine. His stories have also been published in ESPN Magazine, AFAR, Runner’s World, The Surfers Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. He has been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and San Francisco State. A few years ago, Jaimal was on Pathways for an interview about his first book, Saltwater Buddha — a coming of age memoir about running away from home to surf then nearly becoming a Zen monk.
David Richo is the author of the new book, The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted—and Already Have. David is a teacher, workshop leader, and psychotherapist in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his work. He is the author of numerous psychology/self-help best-sellers, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships …The Five Things We Cannot Change and When the Past is Present, a fascinating look at the psychological phenomenon of transference.
Jacob Needleman is the author of I Am Not I. A philosopher, author, and religious scholar, Jacob teaches philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of The New Religions, a pioneering study of the new American spirituality, Money and the Meaning of Life, A Sense of the Cosmos, The Heart of Philosophy, Time and the Soul, Why Can’t We Be Good? , and other books.
Ralph White is co-founder and Creative Director of the New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning for thirty years. In addition to serving as Creative Director, Ralph is an international speaker in his own right — on spirituality, consciousness, the history of the Western Mystical Tradition. He is now the author of a new book, a philosophical memoir entitled The Jeweled Highway—On the Quest for a Life of Meaning.