The Visionaries

ImageSir Richard Branson

British Entrepreneur, Adventurer and Founder of the “Virgin” brand. 

Sir Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur and adventurer who created the “Virgin” brand that is recognised worldwide. He founded the Virgin record label and Virgin Atlantic airlines, and his Virgin Group holds more than 200 other companies-quite an impressive achievement for a man who dropped out of school because of learning difficulties caused by dyslexia. Read more about Richard Branson.

ImageJack Canfield

Best-Selling Author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”

Jack Canfield is helping to usher in a new paradigm in the human potential and transformational living. His best-selling ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series of books, co-authored with Mark Victor Hansen, and many audio programs about building high self-esteem and accelerating personal achievement have helped millions of people… Read more about Jack Canfield.

ImageGregg Braden

Author of “The Isaiah Effect”, “The God Code” and “The Divine Matrix”

Described as a ‘rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar,’ Gregg Braden is the author of numerous internationally bestselling books, videos and DVDs that bridge science and spirituality. Originally a computer geologist and computer systems designer, Braden ventured outside of his field on a personal quest to gather ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge, and spiritual insight.  Read more about Gregg Braden.

ImageArchbishop Desmond Tutu

Global Human Rights and Peace Activist

As a global human rights and peace activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s voice became known to the world through his tireless work to end apartheid in South Africa. He practised passive resistance and motivated others through his eloquence and his integrity to the principles that all people deserve the right to dignity and the pursuit of happiness. Read more about Archbishop Tutu.

ImageBarbara Marx Hubbard

Founder of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution

Transformational living, ecological awareness, peace and resolution, personal development and self-realisation – these are all areas where Barbara Marx Hubbard has fostered positive change and continues to leave her mark. She is the co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and works with The Shift Network as a guide and teacher for conscious evolution Read more about Barbara Marx Hubbard

ImageJohn Paul DeJoria

Co-founder of the Paul Mitchell Brand

John Paul DeJoria’s journey exempli?es the ‘rags-to-riches’ triumph of the human spirit, teaching us by example what can be accomplished by applying passion and perseverance and believing in yourself. DeJoria’s experiences range from hard work at an early age, to homelessness, to single parenthood, and from learning the business ropes to entrepreneurship to founding a wildly successful multinational company. Read more about John Paul DeJoria.

ImageJames Caan

Entrepreneurial Business Guru

James Caan (born Nazim Khan) is a Pakistani whose family moved to England when he was a child. Caan has founded or co-founded many successful international companies and devoted himself through private and government organisations to passing on guidance and training to aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. His public profile rose when he served as a panelist on the hit British entrepreneurial show Dragons’ Den. Read more about James Caan.

ImageDr Scilla Elworthy

PhD, Founder of The Oxford Research Group

Scilla Elworthy, founded the Oxford Research Group, an independent, nongovernmental organisation that facilitates dialogue between world nuclear powers and their critics, work for which she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. She left that organisation in 2002 to found Peace Direct. Read more about Scilla Elworthy.

ImageDr David Hamilton

PhD, Author of “It’s The Thought That Counts” and Speaker

Britain’s David Hamilton is a champion of the new healthcare, which utilises the forces of the mind and spirit to influence health. Although formally trained in biological and medical chemistry, David has moved to the frontiers of biology, leaving the conventional world of laboratory research to become a motivational speaker and educator. Read more about David Hamilton.

ImageRobert E. Quinn

PhD, Michigan State University Professor and Author of “Change the World”

American Robert E. Quinn is at the forefront of change, especially in the business world. He is a professor of business and management at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, a leading speaker on the international circuit, and a consultant to businesses, governments and volunteer organisations about leadership and organisational change. Read more about Robert Quinn.

ImageAlison Pothier

Founder of Inside Out Retreats

Britain’s Alison Pothier had a successful career as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for an International Investment Bank before she founded Inside Out Retreats, an organization through which she offers programmes, treatments and events that foster personal transformation. She combines her business and transpersonal skills to promote insight, consciousness-raising and transformation. Read more about Alison Pothier.

ImageProfessor Ian Stewart

PhD, Professor of Mathematics and Author of “Does God Play Dice: The Mathematics of Chaos” and “Why Beauty is Truth: The Power of Symmetry.”

Professor Ian Stewart is a mathematician from Britain who is a member of the Royal Society and was awarded the Michael Faraday Medal for achievement in his field. He has written many best-selling books, including mathematics textbooks, science fiction and popular science books. Among his best known books are Fearful Symmetry and Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos. Read more about Ian Stewart.

ImageVlatko Vedral

PhD, Oxford Physicist, Author of “Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information”

Serbian-born Vlatko Vedral is a professor of quantum information theory at the University of Oxford and is also affiliated with the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Quantum Technologies. His book Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information examines in layman’s terms how information, rather than energy, is the foundational aspect of the cosmos.Read more about Vlatko Vedral.

ImageBirke Baehr

Youth Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture

Birke Beahr represents a new generation of ecologically-aware youth, emerging as a leading youth advocate for sustainable agriculture. His passion emerged at age nine, and since then he has studied with some of the world’s leaders in organic farming and sustainable agriculture. He is writing a book to educate youth, and he travels far and wide championing the need for safer, cleaner, nutritious food… Read more about Birke Baehr.

ImageBrett Moran

EFT Practitioner and Addictions Specialist

Brett Moran, from Britain, is a motivational speaker and transformation guru who combines energy work and the power of the mind to help others be free and heal.He has also worked with prisoners, the homeless, at-risk youths and others who often do not have access to the newest therapeutic approaches. Read more about Brett Moran.

ImageBill Drayton

Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Ashoka

In 2011, Drayton won Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias award for international cooperation for his work promoting entrepreneurs. The prize foundation described him as a “driving force behind the figure of social entrepreneurs, men and women who undertake innovative initiatives for the common good.” He calls his model of change ‘social entrepreneurship’. Read more about Bill Drayton.

ImagePeter Buffett

Musician, Composer and Author

Born in Nebraska, the third son of noted businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett, Peter Buffett is an Emmy Award-winner who has carved a place for himself in the world of music, releasing more than a dozen albums of his own and producing albums for others. He has been lauded for his many talents as a performing artist, songwriter, composer, producer and recording engineer.  Read more about Peter Buffett.

ImageJodi Orton

Mother and US Foster Carer of the Year 2011

Jodi Orton was a successful career woman when she and her husband, Bret, made the life-choice to become foster parents. Over the past 20 years they have provided a loving home to more than 100 foster children, as well as adopting nine children – soon to be 10! They nurture their ever-growing family on a wildlife rescue reserve in the American Midwest surrounded by nature and animals. Read more about Jodi Orton.

ImageTony Benn

British Politician 

Tony Benn was a major figure in the British Labour Party, renouncing his title as Second Viscount Stansgate, and steering through landmark peerage legislation, so that he could serve in the House of Commons. During the 1970s he emerged as a leading figure in the politics of the left in Britain, making his mark over the years especially for his stance against the wars in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more about Tony Benn.

ImageVladimir Kush

Artist

Artist, Vladimir Kush, is the founder of metaphorical realism, a fresh, positive side of surrealism, expressed in an unexpected and original form that is in deep harmony with nature. Instead of distortion, common to surrealism, Kush reveals hidden or internal similarities of realistic objects “unusually” connected. In other words, he attires the romantic side with the surrealistic overview of the world. Read more about Vladimir Kush.

ImageLarry Dossey

MD, Author “Reinventing Medicine”, “Healing Words” and “Power of Premonitions”

Texas physician Larry Dossey is a pioneer of mind-body medicine, originally risking his medical reputation to step into the “new paradigm” of healthcare to espouse the integration of mind and body, science and spirituality. His books about spirituality in healing, premonitions, nonlocal mind, and other subjects that bridge science and spirit have reached millions, consistently making the bestseller lists. Read more about Larry Dossey.

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Arielle Ford

Co-Author of “The Soulmate Secret”

American Arielle Ford founded one of the most prominent media publicity companies, The Ford Group, in the world. Its list of authors reads like a Who’s Who of metaphysical publishing: Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and Debbie Ford, among many other luminaries. It has also promoted organisations from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies to medical spas, and celebrities, sports figures and astronauts. Read more about Arielle Ford.

ImageManjir Samanta-Laughton

MD, Author of “Punk Science”

Trained as a medical doctor, Manjir Samanta-Laughton has branched out to explore the ‘new science,’ especially physics. She is the author of Punk Science, a book that covers topics as wide-ranging as black holes, anti-matter, hyperspace, and consciousness-and that is meant to ‘rock the foundation of science.’ Read more about Manjir Samanta-Laughton.

ImageSasha Allenby

Co-Author of “Matrix Re-imprinting: Using EFT”

Sasha Allenby overcame two debilitating diseases using the new paradigm therapy Matrix Reimprinting. When she regained her health, she became a practitioner herself, and she has since gone on to teach this dynamic new therapy to help clients access past traumas, clear energetic and emotional imprints, and regain health and well-being. Read more about Sasha Allenby.

ImageKarl Dawson

EFT Master Practitioner and Co-Author of ”Matrix Re-imprinting: Using EFT”

Karl Dawson transformed his life-overcoming emotional issues that were stalling his life and various physical problems-by using alternative health therapies, especially the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Realising the power of this 21st-century healing approach, Dawson became an ambassador for health, eventually advancing EFT by creating Matrix Reimprinting. Read more about Karl Dawson.

ImageLorin Parish

President of the new Mexico Academy of Healing Arts

American Lorin Parish’s life has been a journey-from illness to health and from living an outward-directed life to an inner one. As a young woman she visited India, and she was captivated. Over the years she has spent a great deal of time there, studying Buddhism with several gurus and teachers, including spending time with the Dalai Lama. Read more about Lorin Parish.

ImageDavid MacLeod

The Top UK Rock Climber

David MacLeod, from Scotland, is rated as one of the world’s top climbers and is Britain’s top-ranked climber. He has achieved fame for mastering many extreme winter and summer climbing routes, but is best known for his E11-graded climb on Dumbarton Rock. So many of his climbs are so difficult that they qualify him as an “extreme sport” athlete. Read more about David Macleod.

ImageAaron Hadlow

World Champion Kite Surfer

As five-time kiteboarding world champion, Aaron Hadlow, of Britain, stands alone at the top of his field. He stays at the top through constant innovation, creating dazzling moves and tricks that continue to push the boundaries of his sport. In 2010, Hadlow decided to take a break from competition to focus on business and promotional endeavours and to travel. Read more about Aaron Hadlow.

ImageDr Rainer Viehweger

Medical Doctor and Author of “Understanding The Universe Through Global Scaling by Seeing the World with New Eyes”

Dr Rainer Viehweger, of Germany, trained as a physician at Albert Szent György University of Szeged in Hungary, where he graduated magna cum laude. For most of his early medical career he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon; however, he shifted his focused to holistic medicine and, in 2003, opened a private practice devoted to integrating conventional medicine with alternative and complementary medicine. Read more about Rainer Viehweger.

ImageDavid Swenson

Practitioner and Instructor of Ashtanga Yoga

David Swenson is among the world’s most recognised and respected Ashtanga yoga practitioners and teachers. He was introduced to Hatha yoga at the age of 13 and at age 19 studied under Ashtanga master K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then, he has been instrumental in bringing Ashtanga yoga to the US, and he teaches around the world. Swenson produced a number of Ashtanga videos, DVDs and written books about yoga. Read more about David Swenson.

Gyalwang Karmapa

The Karmapa, The Head of the Karma Kagyu

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. At the age of seven, Ugyen Trinley Dorje was recognized as the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa and he has since been officially recognized as such by the Dalai Lama. Read more about The Karmapa.

Tom Oliver

Founder of The World Peace Festival

Tom Oliver is an eclectic man. He is a singer/songwriter who grew up in the United States and Germany, and has since travelled the world. He works tirelessly to foster peace through the World Peace Festival, of which he is the founder and CEO. The World Peace Festival, held in Berlin, Germany, is among the world’s largest annual public gatherings of people in support of peace, environmentalism, and social justice. Read more about Tom Oliver.

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