We facilitate clients’ personal and professional self discovery and encourage them to take the action steps needed to confidently move to the next stages in their personal heroic journey.
Customized presentations, keynote speeches, media interviews, and in-depth workshops to inspire individuals, groups and teams to develop the awareness and skills needed to navigate their personal and professional terrain from the center of themselves.
Heroic Journey Links
Transformation in Action Links
Know and Appreciate Yourself
The Power of Vulnerability (Video 20:13 Minutes)
By Brené Brown, Tedx Houston, June 2010
The Art of Being Yourself (Video 26:23 Minutes)
By Caroline McHugh, TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen, February 15, 2013
Who are You, Really? The Puzzle of Personality (Video 15:15 Minutes)
By Brian Little, TED2016
The Power of Introverts (Video 18:56 Minutes)
By Susan Cane, TED2012, February 2012
By Debbie Ritter, New Spirit Journal, November 2018
Carl Jung & the Variations of Self (Video 28:04 Minutes)
Alan Watts Lecture, posted on YouTube on October 31, 2016
Persisting Through Challenges
How Emotions Can Affect the Heart
By Anahad O’Connor, New York Times, October 30, 2018
When the Present Moment is Too Painful
By Debbie Ritter, New Spirit Journal, July 2019 Issue
How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill (Video)
The School of Life, May 8, 2018
It's easy to blame ourselves for not feeling 100% in our minds, but some of the causes of mental unwellness have to do with large systemic problems in our societies, among these, an emphasis on individualism, a manic faith in Romantic love and a cult of meritocracy.
Loneliness Peaks at Three Key Ages, Study Finds - But Wisdom May Help
By Susan Scutti, CNN, December 19, 2018
What It's Like To Be A 'Highly Sensitive Person' When You're A Man
By Nick Ciccone, HuffPost, November 8, 2018
At 23, My Hair Started Falling Out In Clumps. So I Changed Everything
By Kathleen Wong, HuffPost, February 11, 2018
Personal and Relationship Awareness
Living from a Place of Surrender: The Untethered Soul in Action
Online course by Michael Singer
Ever feel that your life is living you? Here’s an honest-to-goodness way to rediscover true joy.
Martha Beck, Huffpost, August 13, 2017 (Originally published in O, The Oprah Magazine)
Blueprint for a Quiet Revolution - Empowering Introverts for the Benefit of All (Video 7:42 Minutes)
By Susan Cain, TED 2014 All Stars
Meet the Natives
Natives from an isolated Pacific island experience different parts of the U.S. through outsider eyes, National Geographic five part series
“Traditional Masculinity” Is Harmful to Boys, Men
The American Psychological Association is linking 'masculinity ideology' to aggression, homophobia and misogyny.
By Megan Trimble, Digital News Editor, U.S. News and World Report, January 9, 2019
How to Use Others' Feedback to Learn and Grow (Video 19:28 Minutes)
By Sheila Heen, TEDxAmoskeagMillyardWomen, June 22, 2015
How Narcissistic CEOs Put Companies at Risk
By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business
The Sociopathic Condition We Still Call Leadership
By Richard Hames published in LinkedIn on March 11, 2018
The Four ‘Attachment Styles,’ and How They Sabotage Your Work-Life Balance
Our subconscious programming — developed through our youth and on into adulthood — plays a huge role in how we survive or thrive at work. Here’s how your “attachment style” may affect your office relationships.
By Elizabeth Grace Saunders, New York Times, December 19, 2018
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (Video 9:33)
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, TEDxUniversityofNevada, March 26, 2019
By Lynette Reed, Business.com, Oct 26, 2017
Challenging Issues and Conversations
When is Speech Violence?
By Lisa Feldman Barrett, New York Times, July 14, 2017
This Black Musician Explains Why He is Friends with White Supremacists
(Video 8:40 Minutes)
By Donna Ladd, The Guardian, October 8, 2018
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility'
Discussion at Seattle Public Library on July 3, 2018
Native American and Veteran PTSD Collide
(Video 13:36 Minutes)
The Neuroscience of Hate Speech
Humans are social creatures who are easily influenced by the anger and rage that are everywhere these days.
By Richard Friedman published in the New York Times on October 31, 2018
The Wounds of the Drone Warrior
Even soldiers who fight wars from a safe distance have found themselves traumatized. Could their injuries be moral ones?
By Eyal Press published in New York Times on June 13, 2018
The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight
By David Brooks, New York Times on November 12, 2018
GrafZeppelin127, Daily Kos, Sunday June 16, 2019
Are People Doing the Best They Can? (Video, 7 minutes)
Conversation with Brené Brown and Russell Brand
Health Care Professional Resources
Fostering Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Mental Health Care
By Nina Fry, IONS Research Team, Noetic Sciences Blog, October 25, 2018
Why I Quit Being a Therapist - Six Reasons by Daniel Mackler
(Video 30:43 Minutes)
Spiritual and Religious Competencies for Psychologists, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality © 2013 American Psychological Association 2013, Vol. 5, No. 3, 129–144
Political and Environmental Activism
The Leap - Building a world based on caring for the earth and one another
Drawdown - 100 Solutions to reverse global warming
WOLF-Pac - Demanding a government that is accountable to the people
Michelle Obama: Going High When Others Go Low Doesn't Mean Ignoring Reality Or The Power Of Your Vote
By Lillie Workneh, Blavity on November 5, 2018
Humanity’s Journey Home: Learning to Live in a Living Universe
By Duane Elgin, June 29,2017
Humanity's Great Transition: A Middle Path to a Sustainable and Surpassing Future 2019 — 2100
By Duane Elgin, December 9, 2018
What's the Real American Story? (Video: 16:04 Minutes)
By Robert Reich, March 4, 2019 - Robert Reich examines Trump's dark vision for America, and how to create a progressive message for the future.
Books by Marion Moss Hubbard, Ph.D.
Transformational tools to promote awareness, personal growth and practical tips you can put to immediate use in real life situations.
Gene Keys: Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in Your DNA
By Richard Rudd
By Athena Melchizedek
In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
By George Simon, Jr. Ph.D.
True Believers: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
By Eric Hoffer
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
By Naomi Klein
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
By Carol Anderson
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
By Kurt Andersen
Little By Little Poem (Video 0:51) - Joyce Chisale recites her poem at a blogger training in Mangochi. In 2016, Joyce was selected for a UNICEF scholarship, supported by UNICEF USA. She appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, a US TV host who fundraises for desks for schools in Malawi and scholarships for adolescent girls through his KIND Fund.
How To Change The World (Video 13:34) Bryan Stevenson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative--a nonprofit committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic rights for the most vulnerable people in American society, gives his tips for taking on the world and changing it for the better at the 2017 Obama Foundation Summit.
Helping Others Makes Us Happier - But It Matters How We Do It (Video 14:11) Elizabeth Dunn - TedX Talk
Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact - and boost our own happiness along the way - if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.
Conquering Depression: How I Became My Own Hero (Video 8:51) Hunter Kent speaks at TEDxYouth@CEHS. Published on Jan 21, 2015.
Other Transformational Resources
Global e-learning community specializing in transformative education
The Upside Down Organization helps “Adults Help Kids” by infusing their teachings with cutting-edge insights and strategies from educational neuroscience
Are You a Transformational Leader?
By Ronald E Riggio, Pd.D., Psychology Today
Transformational Resilience - "The 6 Steps to Turning Setbacks Into Advantages," by Kristin Wong, New York Times, January 30, 2018