Austin began his career as a trial lawyer in 1989 for one of the largest law firms in the world. He then moved on to an international corporate law practice with a division of the Colgate Palmolive Co, ultimately serving as General Counsel of its European Division based in London, England, where he was responsible for managing its legal affairs in over 15 countries. In September of 2000, Austin resigned his position at Colgate to focus on his passion for “guiding the vision and development of people and organizations.” He is the creator and director of The Center, a leadership training facility in Phoenix, Arizona, co-founder of the Human Process Mastery Institute, a personal leadership program. For the last decade he has been entertaining and educating audiences across North America, delivering his keynotes and leadership training programs to some of the world’s leading corporations, including Intel, 3M, Wells Fargo, Veolia Transportation, Merial, and numerous Fortune 500 business executives. Austin also has an active interest in working for and on behalf of women, children and the homeless. In 1990, he was awarded the State Bar of California’s highest Pro Bono award for his work with the homeless, and today offers his online leadership training program free of charge to women and men in homeless shelters across the country and to the employees that serve them.
Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Dr. Dispenza also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Dispenza’s postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology; memory formation; and aging and longevity. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain. His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body. As an author of several scientific articles on the close relationship between the brain and the body, Dr. Dispenza ties information together to explain the roles these functions play in physical health and disease. His DVD series, Your Immortal Brain, looks at the ways in which the human brain can be used to affect reality through the mastery of thought. He also sits as an invited editorial advisor of Explore Magazine, and was one of the scientists featured in the award winning film, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” When not traveling and writing, he is busy seeing patients at his chiropractic clinic near Olympia, Washington.
Brenda J. Dunne is President and Treasurer of the International Consciousness Research Laboratory, and was Laboratory Manager of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory from 1979 to 2007. She holds a Masters degree in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago, and degrees in psychology and the humanities from Mundelein College in Chicago, but her deeper interests are in the humanities, the history and philosophy of religion, and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of consciousness that incorporate metaphysical as well as scientific traditions. She also serves as Education Officer of the Society for Scientific Exploration. She is also co-author of the widely acclaimed Margins of Reality, co-authored with Dr. Robert Jahn, and author or co-author of numerous scientific articles on consciousness, physics, philosophy, and the nature of reality. In January 2011 she released her latest book Consciousness and the Source of Reality: The PEAR Odyssey.
Debbie Ford is a Life Coach, and the author of the NY Times #1 best-seller The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, and 7 other books, including Why Good People Do Bad Things, and her most recent release, The Shadow Effect. Her books are honest, straightforward and practical and take the reader on amazing journeys into the internal world. She is also a filmmaker, recently releasing The Shadow Effect, a ground-breaking film based on her work. Debbie has been regularly featured on Oprah, Larry King LIVE!, Good Morning America, and Fox News. She is the founder of the Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation. She has a degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Consciousness from JFK University. For over fifteen years, Debbie has been a tour-de-force teacher in the world of transformation, using her formidable teaching and coaching skills to expose what she believes is the greatest human tragedy, the internal split that happens for each and every human as they develop and get socialized into a world of conflicts and polarities.
Robert G. Jahn, is Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Sciences at Princeton University, and Dean Emeritus of The School of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a B.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering/Physics, a M.A. Degree in Physics, and a Ph.D. degree in Physics, all from Princeton University. He was the founder and director of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has been chairman of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee, associate editor of the AIAA Journal, and a member of the NASA Space Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications on the nature of physics and reality, and is the co-author of the widely acclaimed Margins of Reality. In January 2011, he released his latest book Consciousness and the Source of Reality: The PEAR Odyssey. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories and Vice President of the Society for Scientific Exploration.
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture. He has Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. He also has a B.A. in music from DePaul University, an M.A. in musicology from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in theology from the University of Windsor. He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, has recently published Writing in the Sand: The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, and will soon publish Care of the Soul in Medicine, and The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life.
Dr. Candace Pert is an internationally recognized pharmacologist who has published over 250 scientific articles on peptides and their receptors and the role of these neuropeptides in the immune system. She received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry of the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), held a Research Professorship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and is currently the Scientific Director of RAPID Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Pert has an international reputation in the field of neuropeptide and receptor pharmacology and has also lectured worldwide on these and other subjects, including her theories on emotions and mindbody communication. Dr. Pert appeared in the feature film What the Bleep Do We Know!?? and Bill Moyer’s TV program Healing and the Mind. She is the author of the book Molecules of Emotion: The Scientific Basis Behind Mind-Body Medicine (Scribner, 1997), Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d (Hay House, 2006), and the musical guided imagery CD Psychosomatic Wellness: Healing your Body-Mind.
Peter is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions.” Peter is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization and co-author of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization; The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations; Everyone Who Cares About Education; and Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. Dr. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of systems theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organizational change. His areas of special interest focus on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Dr. Senge’s work articulates a cornerstone position of human values in the workplace; namely, that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, and systems thinking are essential if organizations are to realize their potentials. He has worked with leaders in business, education, health care and government.
The Journal of Business Strategy (September/October 1999) named Dr. Senge as one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years. The Financial Times (2000) named him as one of the world’s “top management gurus.” Business Week (October 2001) rated Peter as one of The Top Ten Management Gurus. Peter Senge received a B.S. in engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in social systems modeling and Ph.D. in management from MIT.
Dr. Michael Vandermark: is co-founder of the Human Process Mastery Institute and is a versatile speaker, author, corporate facilitator and consultant. He has coached executives from 75 Fortune 500 companies as well as leaders from numerous cities and state governments. He is the author, along with Dr. Deepak Chopra of Spirituality in the Workplace, an audiobook highlighting the focus on Spirit in organizations today, and served as Director of Corporate Programs for the Chopra Institute. Dr. Vandermark’s book, Wall Street & Wildflowers: Choice about Life in Corporate America, was one of the first of its kind to introduce the use of corporate poetry effectively in organizations as a path to increased openness and trust in communication. He also authored Era III Leadership: What Mind/Body Medicine is Telling Us About How to Run Our Organizations, an mesmerizing look into tomorrow’s organizations based on principles drawn from mind/body medicine, quantum physics, and spirituality. Dr. Vandermark is licensed by the State of Arizona as a Consulting Psychologist and has been working with individual and organizational clients for 17 years. Dr. Vandermark has authored Coaching Conversations: An Authentic Coaching Approach for the Workplace and the ICTI Life Coach Certificate Program.
Dr. Vandermark is pleased to announce the release of his new book and workshop, Life’s Wake Up Call: The Content to Process Shift. Based on his remarks in People v. The State of Illusion, Mike introduces the reader to four types of content to process shifts by way of discussion, stories, and examples. Included is a treasure chest of tips and tools useful to apply the principles and practices of the content to process shift in your life. For more information on how to buy the book or attend his workshop, go to: