I'm compelled and inspired by the transformative potential of technology. My background is in both engineering and self-exploration, the product of which are seen to be separate, or even adversarial. But my path has suggested that they are two legs and one without the other is crippling. The tools and the transformation. Both are defining and inseparable qualities of the evolution of our species.
Building a compassionate economy is my work. As an entrepreneur, I modeled business practices that maximized relationships, rather than profits. I work now through my writing, public speaking and several non-profit organizations to bring the change we urgently need in addressing the environmental and social challenges of our times. I believe that the key to transforming our economy lies in awakening the heart of the entrepreneur, investor and consumer, so that we make economic decisions in our daily lives from a place of awareness and love.
I'm devoted to bringing ideas/visions to life. As an entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist and angel investor, I bring my unique essence into the world. As a parent, coach, board member and teacher, I help others do the same. Life has taught me that spreading unconditional love is the key ingredient to creation and that despite our uniqueness, we are all one.
Zoran Josipovic, PhD is a research associate at NYU Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, and an adjunct faculty at the Psychology Department, New York University. He is interested in the effects of contemplative practice on the organization of brain networks, and how these can inform us about the nature of consciousness and self. He is a founding director of Nonduality Institute, an independent center for the science and practice of nondual meditation.
Topher Wilkins has been convening and connecting people for the purposes of social change for over a decade. He co-founded the Highland City Club, a 300 person change-maker membership community, managed Dunton Hot Springs, one of North America’s top all-inclusive resorts and retreat centers, and is now leading the Opportunity Collaboration, a global network of 1200 inter-sector leaders working on sustainable solutions to poverty. He also created Conveners.org, a group of over 150 fellow conveners and accelerators in the impact space.
Gail Taylor brings more than five decades experience of group facilitation, instructional design and experiential learning to Tomorrow Makers. In 2002 she founded Tomorrow Makers as an organization helping to create better tomorrow's through what she has learned throughout her years of experiencing ordinary people do extraordinary things. Gail uses a synergistic approach to link diverse parties, dissolve blocks of unhealthy competition, and enable individuals, organizations and communities to tap into tacit and entrepreneurial knowledge. Group Genius at its best.
Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Director of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator which links scientists, practitioners, artists, entrepreneurs, and educators to facilitate the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices. Dr. Jain has deeply studied Neuroscience and Behavior, Clinical Psychology, Cancer Prevention and Control, teaches at UCSD, and is a core member of the UCSD Center of Integrative Medicine.