Dr. Paul Bloom is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University who is fascinated in the development and nature of our common-sense understanding of ourselves and other people. Much of his research explores moral psychology—looking at morality in babies, our developing intuitions about moral responsibility, and the role that anger, disgust and empathy play in our moral lives. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, he’s written for scientific journals and popular outlets such as The New York Times and The Guardian and is the author of 7 books including his latest title: ‘Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion’.
Preston Smiles is a Personal Freedom Coach, who supports people in understanding & embracing their fears, so they can live the life of their dreams. Born in Compton and raised in Los Angeles he joined a local gang that was first involved in petty theft but later escalated into more dangerous crimes. One night when he was fifteen, he was faced with a decision to take a routine ride of mischief with friends or stay home. Intuition told him not to go. Within an hour, everyone in that car was shot. This tragic event shook him to his core and catapulted him to finding higher purpose for himself. He’s the author of the books ‘Love Louder’ and co-author of ‘Now or Never’ with his wife Alexi Panos. He’s an internationally recognised motivational speaker and a Youtuber with a passionate following.
Dr. Michael Shermer has an M.A. in Experimental Psychology and Ph.D. in the History of Science. He is the founder and publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of multiple titles including: ‘The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom’ as well as ‘The Believing Brain’ and ‘The Science of Good and Evil’. He’s appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and Larry King Live and his two TED talks have been viewed by millions of people all around the globe.
Elliott Hulse is a former pro strongman, author, entrepreneur and personal development leader. In less than 24 months his inspirational Youtube channels attracted over 1,000,000 subscribers and he was named #1 YouTube Fan’s Favourite by Ryan Seacrest. One of the main reasons his videos gained such huge popularity was his holistic approach to health, fitness physiology, psychology and life mastery. His primary mission and call to action is “Become The Strongest Version of Ourselves and Empower Others.”
David Burkus is a best-selling author of ‘The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas’ and his latest book ‘Under New Management: How Leading Organisations Are Upending Business as Usual’. He is an award-winning podcaster and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. He’s delivered keynotes all around the globe and his work has be featured in the Harvard Business Review, Inc magazine, Fast Company, The Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek to name just a few.
(This is part 2 of the interview) Bruce Lipton Ph.D is an internationally recognised leader in new biology and the bridging of science and spirit. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control ones genes. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking research at Stanford University. He is the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief and received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award in honour of his scientific contribution to world harmony.
Bruce Lipton Ph.D is an internationally recognised leader in new biology and the bridging of science and spirit. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control ones genes. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking research at Stanford University. He is the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief and received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award in honour of his scientific contribution to world harmony.
Duana Welch is known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. Her book ‘Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps From I Wish to I Do’ is the first science-based dating book that guides men and women through every phase of dating, from before they meet until they make a commitment. Duana earned her Ph.D. in psychology in 1998 and in 2009 launched the blog LoveScience: which teaches research-based relationship advice. She has taught psychology at Austin, Texas universities, the University of Florida and Cal State and is also a regular contributor on ‘Psychology Today’ and ‘eHarmony’.
Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and editor of its magazine, Greater Good. He is the author of the books: The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good. After his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1989 Dacher has been devoted to the study of emotions like embarrassment, compassion and awe that make us fully human, as well as evolutionary approaches to social hierarchies and power.
Dr Madan Kataria is an Indian physician from Mumbai and the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. He started the first laughter club in 1995 with just 5 people and today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 15,000 laughter clubs in more than 100 countries. His innovative concept has been widely accepted all over the world and has been written about in prestigious publications like TIME Magazine, National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal as well as being featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the BBC, CNN and many others.