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
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Revolutionary Rise of The Plastic Bank with David Katz
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.