Conversations with change agents, outliers, superheros, and truly conscious leaders modeling what it is to be an unstoppable force for good in this world. What lit them on fire to do their work, what do they see for the future and what nuggets of wisdom can they share with a world on fire. The whole idea of Catalyst Talks and these conversations is to understand how these leaders have approached being on the leading edge of their craft, how did they uncover their purpose and what it really takes to catalyze change at scale.www.stephanietrager.com
Kathleen Maier, RH (AHG). PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions, LLC in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist training program. SPT’s free clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is still growing strong. She served as President of the Board of United Plant Savers Board and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. Kathleen’s studies of plants began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of biomedicine with traditional energetic systems. She is a founding member of Botanica Mobile Clinic, which offers support to mental health and at risk community members at no cost. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Stephanie is an executive coach, soul catalyst and eclectic alchemist, licensed attorney and fierce seeker and speaker of truth. She spent decades studying with Indigenous cultures to hone her intuitive gifts as an empath and has been initiated by Q’ero Shamans from Peru. For 20 years she’s been a transformational coach and purpose mentor bringing deep expertise in personal wellness, business, law, higher purpose, social impact, plus sustainability and corporate responsibility. She’s the founder of Intentional Paradigms and also Trager Law PLLC, which helps thought leaders scale their genius and ripple their impact. Stephanie was co-founder of a Corporate Responsibility Law Firm in the 90s, and spent decades in off the beaten path experiences and on the front lines of environmental activism. She leverages a former career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk and is a board member of the non-profit Dream Change. Stephanie operates in a multidimensional capacity and knows we can create a thriving economy based reciprocity, social and environmental justice and spiritual fulfillment. It begins with our personal growth.
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John is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation including Touching the Jaguar, Shapeshifting and the classic Confessions of an Economic Hit Man have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies and are published in 35 languages.
As chief economist at a major consulting firm, he advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, US and other governments. He has been initiated by shamans from several Indigenous cultures. He regularly speaks at universities, economic forums, and shamanic gatherings around the world and is a founder and board member of the nonprofit organizations, the Pachamama Alliance and Dream Change.
Where to find John:
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Marissa Fayer is a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. Her mission is to move innovation and the health of women forward throughout the world through the advancement of organizations and the communities in which they operate by increasing investment, building world-class organizations and healthcare systems, and enhancing partnerships. Through the development of innovation, systems, and technology that enhance and better a woman’s life, she can more productively contribute to an equal society and change the lives of their families, their community, and their country within one generation.
Marissa has previously served as an executive at Hologic, Olympus (formerly ACMI), Maquet-Getting (formerly Atrium Medical), Providien Medical, and Accumed Innovative Technologies. Her consulting clients include several of the Top 500 companies in the world and innovative start-ups. Marissa sits on the board’s of medtech companies Welwaze Medical and DeepLook, both focused on improving the diagnosis of breast cancer. Marissa graduated from Boston University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering and from University of Connecticut with an MBA.
Marissa is a TEDx Speaker (2019 at TEDxLugano), and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Medtech in 2018, a Top Woman Activist to Watch, awarded the 2018/9 Africa Development Award, a Wonder Women in Medtech in 2017, and has spoken at the World Alliance Forum, CapGemini Women of the West Forum, the MPO Summit, DeviceTalks Boston and San Francisco, numerous non-profit dedication ceremonies, and for several Top 500 companies. Marissa has appeared in several online and print publications such as Medical Design & Outsourcing, Med Device Online, MPO magazine and TheStreet.com. Marissa leads the #wealththroughhealth and #healthequityforwomen movements and is dedicated to moving women’s health forward throughout the world.
Marissa lives in New York City and can be found at www.marissafayer.com
Yanik Silver has been called a Cosmic Catalyst, a Maverick Mischief-maker and a Galactic Goofball. He redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of evolutionary growth, impact and fun. Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of Evolved Enterprise and the founder of Maverick1000, a global collective of visionary entrepreneurs making a serious difference in the world, without taking themselves too seriously. In fact, it’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson.
Yanik believes we all have our own “Cosmic Alarm Clock” that goes off at exactly the right time to fulfill our destiny of greatness. It starts as a whisper, a small voice that gets louder and louder until you either answer it or hit snooze. He has spent his life exploring that connection of head, heart and highest purpose….with his colored pens in hand. It might have all started when he snuck out at the age of 5 to buy markers—only to catch the wrong bus home and end up at the police station. (Undaunted, his love of doodling and exploring still continue to this day!)
Where to find Yanik:
The Cosmic Journal (we reference several pages in the episode)
Founder and Chief Catalyst at Intentional Paradigms, LLC, Stephanie leverages 25 years of combined expertise as eclectic mix of shamanic soul alchemist, purpose whisperer, business executive and leadership coach, adventure guide, messaging wordsmith, lawyer, corporate responsibility and impact strategist. She's takes seriously her responsibility as an empath intuitive-with a massive love for trees.
After a 6.5 year career in corporate litigation at Davis Polk, she suffered a severe head injury which nothing could solve until 2.5 years later when she found herself in a shaman’s hut in the Ecuadorian Amazon. She experienced an instant healing only to learn the next day that this pristine jungle was just sold to a foreign copper mining company.
Recommitting to her original passion, Stephanie has been advocating for environmental justice and business and human rights through her work as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Justice Committee, and advising major brands and Fortune 500 companies as well as Impact Entrepreneurs and NGOs on emerging trends, best practices, innovative strategies and opportunities to do well by doing good. More recently she's been humbled by her work with Toniic Institute, with a brilliant team immersed in the support of a community of impact investors.
What she’s learned from 13 years of coaching in everything from peak wellness to business, communications and leadership, and with more than two decades of off the beaten path experience in studying indigenous wisdom, shamanism and unlocking purpose for her clients is that personal growth is the path to a sustainable world.
Stephanie became an attorney after her friend David Chain was killed by a logger in a more than decade old battle over the ancient redwood forests. Working as a steward for the environment she was part of a team that helped save more than 7,400 acres of Old Growth Redwood forests in Northern California,namely Headwaters Forest. Her activism and passion is fueled by her voracious search for truth in a word with multidiensional possibilities of now.
Connect with Stephanie at www.stephanietrager.com
David Katz, CEO Plastic Bank
David has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine. He is (among many others) the recipient of the United Nations Lighthouse award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia community award, recipient of the Earnst and Young Lifetime Achievement award, is the Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and named the Entrepreneur Organizations, Global Citizen.
David is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. The Plastic Bank is an eco-system that provides an opportunity for the world to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. Global partners include IBM, Shell Energy, SC Johnson, Aldi, Henkel and more.
His humanitarian work has earned him international recognition. David has been featured in hundreds of international news and investigative articles, including Forbes, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business, Business Week, and National Geographic. David can be found at TED.com, is featured in an award-winning documentary and starred in an international reality television show.
Dr. Gregory Damato is a passionate spiritual warrior and has been rocking worlds for the past 15 years in Australia and Costa Rica with his unique zeal for holistic raw food living, detoxification, life purpose and symbiotic union of the mind, body, spirit and emotions.
Through the interconnection of several disciplines such as quantum physics, psychology, neuroscience, life-purpose, herbalism and entheogenic and orthomolecular medicine, Dr. Damato pulls together several pieces to the overall puzzle to allow a deep sense of wholeness to permeate each soul who is touched by his unique presence.
Dr. Damato is the creator of The SuperHero Program on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica that deeply transforms the body while reprograming the mind, balancing emotions and charging the spirit to reactivate the modern-day SuperHero who leads by an example of love, light and purpose.
Author of an at-home 5 day raw food program, raw food recipe book or his acclaimed “Entheophotonic Elixir Book” are all available online at: www.thesuperheroprogram.com
As the co-creator of Vegan Jungle Chef Training in Costa Rica, Dr. Damato seeks to deeply ingrain the fact that we are what we eat, think and feel. Learn the art of self-love and symbiotic balance in the rainforest of Costa Rica. You can check it out at: www.veganjunglecheftraining.com.
Living off the grid in his circular jungle home in Costa Rica with his beautiful wife and 4 conscious children, Dr. Damato has a passion for wild spring water, planting fruit trees, sungazing, chilling at the beach and conversing about the deep potential for humanity.
Dr. Damato offers distant energetic medicine sessions using the world’s most advanced energetic medicine device, called the SCIO. This device scans your body from any distance (with your full name, date of birth and place of birth) and gives the equivalent of 900 pages of information from nutrient deficiencies to emotions to pathogens, organ stressors, risks and much more. You will receive a complete analysis with all necessary steps to begin a deep transformation from herbal detoxification protocols to gut regeneration with the assistance of Dr. Damato.
Here’s the link for more info: https://www.thesuperheroprogram.com/energeticmedicine
Journey to Ecuador August 21-31, 2020 with Daniel and Stephanie Learn more about the Purpose Expedition at www.stephanietrager.com/journeys
My guest Daniel Koupermann is one of the first developers of ecotourism in Ecuador. The designer and builder of Kapawi Eco-Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, Daniel has over 30 years of experience with the Achuar people of that region. He has developed strong relationships with many of the leaders and the powerful shamans in the territory. In addition, he has been involved with yacht operations in the Galapagos Islands, the development of a community-based tourism program on Isabela Island and the implementation of a condor-viewing program in Cajas National Park.
He is the former president of Fundacion Pachamama, the Ecuadorian arm of The Pachamama Alliance in the United States a well-known non-profit organization which works with the indigenous groups in the Amazonian Region of Ecuador and Peru.
Daniel strongly believes that the knowledge of our ancestral cultures and the natural history of every place we visit are amazing sources of inspiration for the savvy traveler. The Achuar and Sápara people in the Amazon forest, the Kogi in the Sierra Nevada in Colombia, the Quero in the Sacred Valley in Perú and the Mayan in Guatemala all can share with us a space to make our journeys very personal and inspirational, and teach us new ways to live our lives and view the world around us.