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Malte Hagemeister and Kristian Nord, founders of California Music, are continuing to push the creative boundaries in music, film, and advertising. With over 8 million records sold and 60 Gold and Platinum records awarded, Malte and Kristian are innovative composers and producers looking to bring purpose into the world of music and use their art for…
 
Chance Foreman, founder of That Step Productions, believes in the power of using filmmaking to bring meaning and purpose into people’s lives. After moving to Venice CA, Chance began his career working with award-winning directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell on the film “Kiss The Ground.” Today, Chases makes it his mission to continue working with impa…
 
Shelby Scarbrough, author of “Civility Rules! Creating A Purposeful Practice Of Civility” & founder of Practical Protocol, began her career as a political appointee in the Reagan and Bush administrations. Today, Shelby is helping to shed light on the power of practicing civility and the meaningful impact it can hold on society. In this episode, She…
 
Krista Kleiner, former Miss Philippines and now founder of The One Heart Movement, shares her journey of growing up in adversity and witnessing Filipino nurses risking their lives on the front line of the COVID pandemic. Feeling inspired by their effort during these challenging times, Krista begins her story with a movement that has inspired millio…
 
Starting her career as an NFL cheerleader and managing publicity for the Raiders, Nicole Rodrigues ventured into the world of public relations head-first. With over 21+ years of experience in PR and becoming a powerhouse founder of two companies, NRPR Group and the Young Dreamers Foundation, Nicole has paved the way as a public relations and market…
 
Shaahin Cheyene, aka the “Willy Wonka of Generation X”, is widely known for founding Accelerated Intelligence, the leading brain health supplement manufacturer in the US. Shaahin is also an award-winning business mogul, author, filmmaker, and inventor. In this episode, Shaahin describes his difficult upbringing and how his passion for entrepreneurs…
 
Widely known for her work in science communications and world-renowned television shows such as “Xploration Nature Knows Best”, Danni Washington, AKA "Mocha Mermaid,” has paved the way for educating the youth on the importance of ocean conservation and mitigating climate change. Hear how her inspiring story has led her to a path to purpose in envir…
 
Ron Garan, former Air Force Colonel, NASA Astronaut, speaker & author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Orbital Perspective” and new book "Floating in Darkness,'' is a key believer that business enterprise can affect real long-term change. Hear how he activates his passion for protecting the planet by partnering with leading organizations arou…
 
Natalie Rekstad, CEO & Founder of Black Fox Philanthropy, shares on her touching journey of growing up impoverished and the steps she had to take to turn adversity into a vehicle of change. Hear how she uses her passion for impact to build purpose within her own life and the lives of others through her innovative company that provides an open sourc…
 
As a young boy Sasha Strauss realized how powerfully influential TV advertising was over human free will & how that could be a power for bad or good. That realization, as well as being raised by parents who dedicated their lives to service, made him choose a path of good and kick started his 25 year career as a successful brand strategist. Hear how…
 
Meet Nathan Irons, founder of the new disruptive life insurance company called Bluestone Life. Before you hit the snooze button hearing the word “Insurance,” you are in for a fascinating story! Listen how this impressive systems thinking man walked a multi-faceted career path from the US Navy, finance, starting three businesses, all leading him to …
 
Life can be unpredictable. Sometimes, something can arise that completely changes the direction we thought we wanted, shifting us to things that actually end up being our purpose. That is the touching and uplifting story of Mitra Ahouraian, Esq. Listen to Mitra poetically describe life growing up as the daughter of Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles…
 
Michael Schibel had an epiphany that his successful career as a talent agent was both unfulfilling and not his life purpose. What did he do? He put his passion for travel since a teenager into action! Quitting his job & selling it all, he left for what he calls his "grateful journey." The meaningful experiences on that trip sparked his brilliant ne…
 
Jon Macaskill (muh-KAS-kill) is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in South Africa and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avid track and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly as an enlisted sa…
 
Maggie Baird is not only the founder of LA based Support+Feed. She also happens to be the planet's coolest and supportive mom of the talented and loved musical siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas. Listen as Maggie shares her incredible purpose journey, her impactful role in the lives and industry of her children, and the details about her small but …
 
Get ready to take flight as you hear this extraordinary career and life tale of Daniel Robinson, Founder & CEO of the innovative tech company Red6. Hear Daniel share the many complex and profound layers of his personal journey and the lessons that led him where he is today--revolutionizing augmented reality (AR) for military training applications w…
 
Jorian & Topher Wilkins are the power couple, COO and CEO, behind the meaningful impact focused community & annual convening event called Opportunity Collaboration...OC for short. They each had pivotal moments when they realized the paths they were on did not align with their desires to do more for the world. Listen how those aha moments led to the…
 
At the very young age of 26 Carrie Rich, CEO and Co-Founder of Global Good Fund, experienced first-hand what it was like for someone of a senior position to see something special in her and become her mentor. That experience made her feel valued, heard, & like she could do anything. It also sparked her #pivot2purpose epiphany that if everyone had t…
 
Imagine conceptualizing and executing a HUGE undertaking, mobilizing Americans to hold hands in one continuous line across the country to raise money for poverty AND in an era with zero digital communication and barely a cell phone . That's exactly what Ken Kragen, Co-CEO of Good Hands Productions, not only executed but raised hundreds of millions.…
 
Ever hear the term Employee Experience & curious what it means? Hear the story of my epic guest & seasoned Employee Experience Leader, Mark Levy and how he's been on the forefront of transforming the usual role of human resources beyond benefits, salaries and minimal requirements companies think make happy, engaged, loyal employees into something g…
 
My life story was one of great adversity. When others ask how I got through it, I always tell them that living a purpose driven life-doing what I could to help people and the planet-was the course that lifted me out of many painful experiences and led to my resilience. Over the years while living my life and work on purpose, I met so many other inc…
 
Accomplishing any goals or dreams in life can be challenging enough, but imagine an unexpected and rare medical affliction paralyzing you at the age of 15, changing the course of those goals and dreams forever. David Cooks-Speaker, Educator, Coach, and Author of Getting Undressed: From Paralysis to Purpose, shares his compelling story of how becomi…
 
It takes immense trust in one's self and vision for a better world to leave high level jobs at giant corporations that aren't in alignment with that vision. That was exactly the position that James Bidwell took as the co-founder and CEO of two companies called Re_Set and Springwise. Learn how taking a leap of faith starting these two companies that…
 
What happens when an early passion for purpose intersects with a skilled career in tech? You get a genius innovator that creates one of the largest social media platforms focused on social impact by mobilizing communities to take action. Bart Meyers, Founder of Countable and Causes.com, shares how his his upbringing combined with a work project ign…
 
Wellbeing engineer, teacher, self-defined neuroplastician Indy “Rishi” Singh has a diverse heritage rooted in purpose. As a Sikh child raised by Indian immigrant parents in the U.S, he endured racism & culture shock. A deep conversation with a guru led to the discovery that his purpose was to Co-found & co-collaborate an amalgamation of services fo…
 
Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Author, Philanthropist, Founder of Women Connect 4 Good, trailblazer for women’s empowerment, had an epiphany as a little girl that “boys had more fun!” That early realization about the obvious inequalities between genders sparked a deep knowing that her life purpose was to leverage her skills, knowledge and wealth to achieve ge…
 
Physical trauma oftentimes nudges us in the direction of purpose. Laurie Mackenzie, Development Director for Canadian based NGO RAVEN Trust, shares how a head injury coupled with a family member's lineage to her indigenous heritage, instilled a massive desire to do more for First Nations and help protect the environment help dear. She also shares h…
 
In the late 90’s Sam Pardue, Co-Founder & CEO of Indow Windows, had an awakening. On a shared commute to work at Intel with environmental scientists, essentially climate crisis early adopters, discussions formed his views on climate & later became the motivation for creating a product that is part of the solution. Hear his powerful tale as well as …
 
John Stix is co-founder of Fibernetics, Canada’s top award winning workplace culture company & telecommunications innovator. He tells his story of hitting the wall, having built his dream company then finding he didn’t want to be there. A set of circumstances changed his life and inspired his journey to transform his company & himself into a workpl…
 
Though Laura-Doss Hertz & David Hertz, founders of Skysource.org, had their own individual paths to purpose through careers in advertising, photography & architecture, they both shared a passion for protecting water and the belief that it is human kind's most precious resource. This belief resulted in a life changing idea that fueled the innovation…
 
Closing out 2020 on this New Year holiday week, A World On Purpose takes a hiatus from guest content to deliver instead the best clips from the terrific guest interviews in 2021. We also share what kind of purpose driven, change making guests are coming in 2021 as well as some new exciting features of the show. Enjoy and Happy New Year!…
 
Avary Kent, Co-Founder of Conveners.org & ImpactAlpha, explores what it means to achieve the most leverage in life by aligning with others, guided by purpose at its core, & how often we stand in our own way because we decide something is impossible. She reveals the value in understanding frameworks as a key step toward building partnerships & creat…
 
Founder Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, wise and loving founder of The Birthing Project now in 30 countries, shares her story of being a young girl at the epicenter of the civil rights movement and how that shaped the principles of her powerful organization. As she says, "We rest on the shoulders of those who have come before us." She also reflects on life …
 
Mahdis Keshavarz, founder of Make Agency, a PR agency focused on social justice, shares how being an Iranian immigrant in the U.S. inspired the inception of her unique, but much needed PR agency, and discusses how to maintain a social justice perspective in a chaotic PR world. She also shares how in order to make effective global change we need to …
 
Abbey Wimmeo, Co-founder and Co-CEO of EssuRents.com, shares an impressionable memory of how his mother’s inability to get a simple bank account was due to lack of financial identity-- a problem that affects millions in the world. Hear how this inspired his brilliant platform solution designed to leverage one's rent, enabling and empowering one to …
 
As the grandson and grand-daughter-in-law of legendary Jacques Cousteau, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau are not only carrying out the family legacy of ocean advocacy. They are also successful ocean explorers, activists, authors, & flimmakers in their own right. Listen as they share how a purpose driven life motivates their ocean saving initiatives, s…
 
Successful social entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Pitt shares how best business practices are key to creating philanthropic powerhouses. He also describes how issues around the lack of accessible, clean water globally spoke to his soul and was a big first step into his passion for social impact. Hear too how Doug is taking another #pivot2purpo…
 
Kate Williams, CEO of global NGO 1% for the Planet, reveals how her #pivot2purpose came on an outdoor adventure gone awry, yet ended with victory and guided her to the purpose path she leads today. She describes how the significant pledge 1% FTP brands have made over the last 15 years totaling roughly 250 million dollars has translated to tangible …
 
Host Elissa Fisher Harris shares the origin story of A World On Purpose-- how the conscious actions of her impact heroes, Yvon Choinard, founder of Patagonia Clothing Company, and her in-laws, owners of Paradigm Winery, inspired her first real Pivot2Purpose with becoming a part of 1% for the Planet and eventually planting the seed for this inspirin…
 
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