This time on our planet is calling us all to step up and be a part of the positive change that we wish to see during these challenging times. At IONS, we know that the change is not only external but starts with deep inner transformation and a recognition of our interconnectedness. With the launch of the 2021 Consciousness in Action Awards Nominations, we are excited to honor up and coming researchers, practitioners, and visionaries who are making a positive impact with an expanded vision of reality and creative solutions to the world’s challenges from a noetic perspective.
Consciousness in Action — Noetic Changemakers
Friday, July 30, 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific
Join us on Friday, July 30th, as we feature past winners of the Consciousness in Action Awards and noetic changemakers to discuss the importance of bringing noetic principles into practice in the world.
Valentine Giraud is a facilitator in the context of innovation and creative leadership. Born and raised in Brazil, Valentine has build her career globally — she’s lived in The Netherlands, France, India, and Canada and is fluent in five languages. Throughout the years she has specialized in designing and facilitating group processes using Design Thinking, Participatory Dialogue and personal leadership development frameworks. She holds a BA in International Relations and is an alumni in the Executive Program of THNK School for Creative Leadership — currently being also a global facilitator of THNK’s methodology.
Jewel Love is a licensed psychotherapist and the CEO of Black Executive Men. His wellness company helps black men in corporate America find inner peace. They achieve this through individual psychotherapy and corporate programs. His clients have already included Google and Microsoft. In addition, Jewel is the CEO of Urban Healers. Urban Healers provides educational programming on healthy masculinity through modern ceremonies and rituals. Their ambitious goal is the transformation of cities into environments that celebrate healthy masculinity.
Sarah Peck has offered spiritual service, launching and leading spirit, mind, and body programs at Teachers College, Columbia University for the last 10 years. She is the former director of the Spirituality Mind Body (SMBI) Master’s Degree Program, October 2013-17, and was Co-Founder and Co-President of the Mindfulness and Education Working Group, September 2010-14. She taught six graduate courses, including Pilgrimage to Mata Amritanandamayi Devi in Kerala, India and Pro-Seminars in Leadership Development on Self-Awareness Training for 400 students within the Summer Principals Academy. She successfully defended her dissertation, a qualitative case study examining the role of mental imagery for 30 spiritual healers trained by Ron Young, who saw clients with serious illness each week for nine months. She examined the comparability across different constructions, experiences, and expressions of mental imagery, finding distinct and overlapping themes and sub-themes among healers within each case, and between the healers and their clients.