“I used to think there was something wrong with me because despite having a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, an MFA in Products of Design from The School of Visual Arts, and experience working with design luminaries at IDEO, SYPartners, and fuseproject, I could never quite fit into any of the boxes that I was supposed to go in. I felt that my purpose was to offer my creative gifts to the world but that this world was not made for me.” – Julia Plevin
Shawnrey Notto transforms the world, leadership and team-building by teaching people how to be fully engaged, productive, and alive in their work and their lives. She is an Engagement and Productivity expert, Singer-Song Writer, and Dancer-Choreographer and has facilitated for Banc of California, EQ Schools, The Culture Conference, The Passion Summit, Design Your Destiny Live, and more. She successfully leads hundreds of business conference attendees to be empowered, energized, and embodied, sometimes dancing in a conga line and having fun. Clients say to her, “This was the best conference I have ever attended because of your energy.”
“Imagine you’ve left the old story behind. You know, the one that takes for granted that earth belongs to humans to exploit at will. You’ve started a hike into the unknown. There’s no map and for all you know you could be going in circles. When you turn around and see the smog hanging over the world you left behind, you realize that even if you’re lost and without a map, you’re still on the right track.
“Campfire Stories is a platform for film that aims to bring the root cause of our global issues to the collective attention.”
On Edgetalkers, we’re trying to reach out to a diverse group of people and find out what it’s like to be them. Dimitry Vishnevetsky presents a variety of identities–from Russian-born immigrant to wildly-successful entrepreneur and financial wizard, Dimitry tells his story here, of riches, the difficulties and opportunities of being an immigrant in America and a tragic detour through the United States federal prison system.
Now bootstrapping a media company, “The Vish” is also a change agent for prison reform, based on his first-hand witnessing of the inequity of the system.
Continuing a conversation with Dimitry Vishnevetsky, when he enters the prison system, where he spent 6+ years.
Jessie Blazo is a friend that lives on the other side of the world. Mostly, we keep in touch on Facebook and I have been so impressed by his efforts to create a wellness retreat, as well as personal knowledge I have of his healing abilities that I invited him into a conversation on Edgetalkers. It was great to catch up and I’m so happy to introduce you to Jessie and his beautiful projects.
Finca La Frecuencia is a wellness center located on 10.8 hectares of gently sloping mountain. They have a sweet little creek, hiking trails, birds, butterflies, honeybees, a kind staff, delicious food and permaculture projects aplenty. Begun in August of 2017 they will continue creating forever.