Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack Canfield is the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and peak performance. [www.jackcanfield.com]
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post and the author of twelve books. [www.huffingtonpost.com]
Seth Godin is a prominent author, blogger and speaker. [www.squidoo.com/linchpin]
Krishna Kaur is the founder of YOGA for Youth, a program that takes yoga, meditation, and stimulating discussions on the philosophy of yoga to urban youth. [www.yogaforyouth.org]
Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film. He is also a political and social activist and philanthropist. [www.normanlear.com]
Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and an environmental activist who uses her voice in the number one spectator sport in America as a catalyst for change. [www.leilanimunter.com]
By going undercover to meet slaves and slaveholders, Kevin Bales exposed modern slavery's penetration into the global economy. He co-founded Free the Slaves, which has helped to liberate thousands of slaves. [www.freetheslaves.net]
Sophie Chiche, lifebyme.com founder and curator, enjoys asking deep questions and living a life of meaning. Today she's launching Shape House, an urban sweat lodge, a place to melt away fears and fat. [www.shapehousela.com]
Entrepreneur and writer Mastin Kipp founded TheDailyLove.com, which merges pop culture with inspiration, and co-founded The Love Yourself Company, an apparel company that has started a global self-esteem movement. [www.TheDailyLove.com]
Liz Phair is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. [www.lizphair.com]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is Chairman of The Elders, a group of world leaders who address some of the world's most pressing problems. He works energetically for human-rights and in his ministry. [www.tutu.org]
Zainab Salbi is the founder and CEO of Women for Women International, a group dedicated to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives. [www.womenforwomen.org]
Despite his physical challenges, Sean Stephenson has taken a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world. He's a professional speaker, psychotherapist, and author. [www.timetostand.com]
Kia Miller teaches Yoga at Yoga Works in Los Angeles, leads teacher trainings, and runs retreats and workshops on meditation, chakras, pranayam, and mantras, and other practices. [www.kiamiller.com]
Simon Mainwaring is an ex-Nike/Wieden creative, former Worldwide Creative Director at Motorola/Ogilvy, branding/advertising writer, author/speaker/blogger, Australian, idea geek. [www.simonmainwaring.com]
Shannon Bindler is a style editor, life coach, and the co-founder of Get Up Girl, an empowerment company that inspires women to shine. [www.getupgirl.com]
Grammy-nominated art director/designer/photographer Mathieu Bitton has designed over 450 CDs and movie posters. He's a renowned collector of and authority on black films and their soundtracks. [www.candytangerine.com]
Opus Reps founder and agent-producer Jorge Perez travels the world producing photo shoots with great photographers and celebrities. He's also very involved with Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles. www.opusreps.com
One of the things I’m most passionate about is creating cultures and communities oriented toward learning. In my work, I foster the creation of learning communities that empower our abilities to grow and change and develop. What’s most meaningful to me is having relationships, with my team, our organization, and in our own work.
In our feminine power community – a community of women with a context of flourishing and being partners in our own evolution, we have a set of agreements that serve as the foundation for our relationships with each other. For example, we have a shared agreement about seeing things from a larger perspective and context and not relating to things so personally. Then we can explore our experience inside a collective conversation that’s not about the trouble I have with men at work, but about how we as women handle holding power with men. When we focus less on the personal and more on the collective, there’s an intimacy that opens up.
Shared agreements are the foundations of what creates culture. They’re a way of learning and evolving together. Learning together has to be the way of the future. What I’m most excited about in the work I’m doing with feminine power is the space of this new culture we’re building between the women in our community. It begins to have its own life.
One of the premises of our work is the idea that we need partnership with each other to be able to grow in the ways that matter most and to be able to take risks in our lives that enable us to make our biggest contributions.
Where there’s a lack of connection, there’s a lack of meaning. Creating more meaning is all about connections. We can take time to connect with ourselves, ask questions, and listen deeply. What am I feeling? What do I need? What do I desire? We can take time to connect with others. What are they feeling? What do they need? What do they desire? We can ask more and go deeper. What does life need? What does life desire of my life, of my contribution?
We’re living at a time when the challenges of being women are unprecedented. I’d be interested in meeting and talking with women in the future who are leaders in a time when men and women work together. I’d love to tap into that future and see more clearly the possibilities for our human society and culture.
– Claire Zammit
Explore More Meaning
avid meditator. awareness expander. soulmate.
Brian Hilliard has developed, managed, and invested in commercial real estate, telecommunications, publishing, and entertainment. Currently, his primary focus is on humanitarian projects and assisting non-profits with fundraising and hands-on participation.
choice advocator. fear extinguisher. transformation guide.
Vaishali is an international health & wellness speaker who has appeared on The Dr. Oz Radio Show and Oprah.com. Vaishali learned to transform her life from the threat of two terminal disease diagnoses, domestic abuse, and financial devastation. [www.purplev.com/alivehealthy]