David Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts,EDUCATION, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development.
Bill Smythe is a local Certified Advanced Rolfing Practitioner, former faculty of the Rolf Institute, has taught with Peter Levine Somatic Release and is the founder and director of Aikido Arts Center in Santa Fe. He is committed to the fulfillment of human potential and personal transformation. This interview focuses on the importance of safety for the full development of our potential and how Aikido, the way of harmony, can be a useful tool in self realization specially for children who are spending so much time in their heads and not enough time in their bodies.
Heather Robertson is founder of Wide Awake by Design, a company dedicated to rediscovering presence, purpose, and resilience within ourselves and within our interconnected world. The cornerstones of her work live in the nexus of business, body, heart, and soul creating brilliant businesses and powerful professional lives. As a lifelong entrepreneur, facilitator, mentor, and yoga instructor significantly trained within the realm of leading from the inside out the foundation of her work is the belief that our ability to be purposeful, present and resilient show up for all life offers reveals our ability to integrate change and change is growth. Growth through not only linear guidelines, but also by harnessing powerful presence to engage total focus are keystones to the work.
The importance of the carbon cycle and how we can use natural systems to regenerate our planet with COURTNEY WHITE is a former archaeologist and environmental activist as well as a cofounder of the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists, public land managers, scientists, and others around practices that improve land health. Today, his conservation work focuses on fostering economic and ecological resilience for working landscapes, with a special emphasis on carbon ranching and the new agrarian movement. White is the author of Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West and Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Courtney’s web site: www.awestthatworks.com