Lifefinding

Corey Pressman is an artist, writer, and imagination professional. He is passionate about providing others a means to realize their creative potential. He teaches the Lifefinding Program at Wayfinding Academy in Portland, OR.

As a Principal at the consulting firm Intangible, he works with clients large and small to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture. Corey is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on imagination and ideation.

He writes and publishes stories, poetry, and various academic works. Corey also creates and exhibits artworks on paper in graphite and pastel. He shares his passion for cooking by regularly teaching cooking classes for beginners and demonstrates his favorite recipes monthly on KATU’s “Afternoon Live” show.

Work the Future! Today

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.

The Empathy Effect

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 TimesTIME, 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.

How to Be Everything

Emilie Wapnick is a career coach and author of the new book: How to Be Everything: A guide for those who (still) don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. Emilie is Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is an occasional rock star, a paleo-friendly eater and a wannabe scientist carpenter.