On the surface, Elena’s path could appear to be an odd set of learnings and consultancies. Aromatherapy, sensory analyst for the wine industry, Jungian analysis, professional coaching work within the theme of creativity, teaching olfactory education at a University, creating formulas for cosmetics, and teaching artistic processes. And more. But it is all tied together by her Core Gift of helping others to live life as a discovery by helping them to find their inner compass and savoring the pleasure of being alive. Find out more here.
Kate McDermott is the creator of Art of the Pie. She champions the time-honored craft of artisan pie making, having taught thousands to make homemade pie in her popular and sold-out workshops. Using her Core Gift of helping to guide others, she compares the rules of pie making to the rules of life, blending the wisdom of her life-lessons with the art of pie making. She has been known as the piechiatrist! Find out more here.
Joana Arcangel is a mother, writer, and disability rights advocate. She moved from the Philippines to the United States at the age of eight and is a trauma survivor. She is a powerful example of a person who, one step at a time, has turned her story of difficulty into a wise and encouraging recipe for serving others. Find out more here.
Jennifer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified brainspotting practitioner, consultant, and specialty trainer. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and addictions with an emphasis on difficult to engage populations such as emergency responders, military personnel, foster and adoption youth, and those struggling with addictions. Find out more here.
Michelle's work centers around the concept of “thrivability” — a set of perspectives and practices based on an understanding of organizations as dynamic living systems. Find out more here.
Bailey Smith is the kickoff podcast in our new series in Why Gifts Matter, called “In My Daily Life”, which focuses on the small and large ways gifts influence us as we go through our day. Find out more here.
Mark Ragins and Wendy Carpenter
On Explosions and Blankets: A conversation between innovators Mark Ragins, Campus Psychiatrist in the California State College system and Wendy Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Penny Lane Centers. Both of them are from the Los Angeles area. Find out more here.
Michael MacKenzie, a maestro of seeing gifts in others, takes us on a storytelling journey of gift giving possibilities he’s helped people discover through his work at Montage Support Services in Toronto. Find out more here.
Monica Adair, Founding Partner of Acre Architects, talks about their work of Storied Architecture, why both incremental steps and large vision matter in design, and how the gifts of their employees are essential for bringing to life the future stories their clients discover and want to live into. Find out more here.
Nicky Wilks from Journeymen talks about their work developing nature, school, and community based programs for young people to discover, claim, and live into their genuine identity. Find out more here.
Dr Trish Quinlivan
Trish Quinlivan helps people tap into their intuitive power to find learning in experiences of trauma and adversity, affirm the gifts of their existence and practice more conscious, connected ways of being. Find out more here.
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