Welcome to the Explorer’s Mind Podcast, where we will inspire and empower you through conscious conversations with explorers of the inner and outer worlds. Our guests have ventured into uncharted territory, pursued bold challenges, found their purpose, and expanded their consciousness. We will journey through the insights and experiences of adventurers, scientists, conscious leaders, founders, activists, and artists, and provide you with the practical tools you need to expand your mind, find deep fulfillment and create an inspiring vision for your life. Open your mind to new possibilities and join us every Monday.
Mark Pollock is a an extraorinary human! A celebrated TED speaker, explorer, and author, he is the first blind man who raced to the South Pole. Unbroken by blindness and paralysis, his mission is to inspire people to achieve more than they thought possible and help to find a cure for paralysis in his lifetime. In this episode, he shares his story about resilience, adaptability, acceptance, and collaboration.
Mendel Kaelen is a neuroscientist and the CEO and co-founder of Wavepaths, a well-being startup focused on providing adaptive generative music experiences for, and as psychedelic therapy. In this episode, he shares with us the current findings on psychedelic and music therapy, how he found his true purpose in life, and the future of psychedelic therapy. If you are interested in expanding your mind and breaking down your old behavioral patterns, then this episode is for you.
Roz Savage, an ocean rower, author, speaker, and sustainability advocate. She is the first, and so far the only woman, who rowed solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. In this episode, she shares with us how she found her purpose, how she pursued it even when it was hard, and how we all have endless potential. If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and find your true purpose, then this episode is for you.
Fleet Maull is an author, renowned meditation teacher, and executive coach, who spent 14 years in prison and now dedicates his life to facilitate deep transformation for individuals and organizations. In this episode, he shares with us his philosophy of radical responsibility, and how to create positive social transformation and a more sustainable global society.
Our guest this week is Karen Palmer, an award-winning international artist, and TED speaker. In this episode, she shares with us how she found her purpose, her experience with fear, and how to use it as a motivational tool as well as how to consciously work through our implicit biases. If you are ready to find your purpose, but often feel like fear stops you, then don’t miss out on this episode
Our guest today is Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 2005 London bombings and one of the most powerful and thought-provoking advocates on the value of each individual, how we are all responsible for the evolution of Humanity, and the sustainability of the world around us. She was left severely injured in the 2005 London bombings that changed her life forever. In this episode, she shares with us the importance of timing, how her near-death experience completely transformed her life, the power of compassion, and how we are all equally valuable and have an important role to play in our lifetime.
Our guest today is Justin Packshaw MBE, an adventurer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and chairman of Joro Experiences. He led expeditions all over the world including to both the North and South Poles, and he is a strong advocate for raising awareness and money for important causes like empowering disadvantaged youth or protecting our environment. In this episode, he shares his adventures on Mount Everest, how he followed his dreams, and how to find that one thing that really sets your heart on fire.
Our guests today are Michelle and Joel Levey, pioneers in introducing mindfulness and mind-fitness training in mainstream business, medicine, and government arenas. In this episode, we talk about their personal journeys, their fascinating project with the US Army Special Forces, how to work with difficult emotions and how we can become a force for good in the midst of the Great Unraveling.
Our guest today is Chris Jordan, an internationally acclaimed American artist and TED speaker. His photographs and films explore the contemporary world from multiple perspectives and challenge us to look both inward and outward at the complex realities of our times. In this episode, we talk about his journey from being a lawyer to becoming an internationally acclaimed artist and environmental activist, how he worked with his fear, why getting people to panic about climate change is not effective in creating positive action, and the transformative power of grief.
Our guest today is Rich Fernandez, the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, originated at Google and now an independent nonprofit leadership institute. In this episode, he shares with us his personal journey and quest for living an inspired life, why Bhutan the happiest nation on the planet hired Rich and his team and he also shares practical tips on how you can live an inspired life and find your calling.
Our guest today is Ariel Garten, Co-founder of InteraXon, the creators of the award-winning MUSE meditation headband. Arial is a neuroscientist, innovator, artist and entrepreneur. In this episode, we talk about the beginnings of MUSE, her personal journey with meditation and how it changed her, how to reprogram your brain and let go of your inner critic, as well as the challenges of being a good parent.
Our guest today is Jennifer Nadel, the co-founder of Compassion in Politics, and author of the Sunday Times bestselling book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere. In this episode, we talked about her burnout and healing journey, the importance of inner work and why we need to bring compassion back into politics and into our life.
Our guest today is Henry Cookson, the CEO, and founder of Cookson Adventures, a professional explorer, and a Guinness world record holder for the first expedition on foot to the southern pole of inaccessibility. In this episode, we talked about how he left a career in banking to make his passion his profession, his adventures, the power of curiosity, and why your mindset really matters regardless of what you want to achieve in life.
Our guest today is Mark Metry, a serial entrepreneur, host of the Humans 2.0 Podcast, TedX speaker, and best-selling author of the book, Screw Being Shy. In this episode, we talk about his experience with severe social anxiety and depression, how he found his true self, and how you can do the same. If you are seeking to live a truthful life and express your authentic self, then this episode is for you!
Our guest today is Bisi Alimi, the Executive Director of SafePlace Greece, founder of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, and known as an angelic troublemaker. In this episode, we talked about his extraordinary journey as a gay Nigerian man, his powerful advocacy for HIV and LGBTQ+ rights, and refugees, and how to use anger as a tool to make the world a better place.
Our guest today is Erling Kagge, the first man who walked to both poles and climbed Mt Everest. He is an explorer, publisher, author, art collector and entrepreneur. In this episode, we talk about why walking can be like meditation, how to find stillness in the age of noise, and the importance of listening to Mother Earth. If you are overwhelmed by the constant noise around you and looking for ways to find stillness, then this episode is for you.
Our guest today is Damian Soong, the CEO and Co-founder of the British challenger brand, Form, a serial entrepreneur, and a “city-escapist”. In this episode, we talk about building a purpose-driven business, how Damian brought a social conscience to a self-obsessed industry, and why social entrepreneurship should be the future.
Our guest today is Rara Plumptre, a passionate advocate for the homeless and women and children in crisis. In this episode, we talk about homelessness, and how it can happen to anyone, why it is never too late to start your own business, and how we can all create a positive impact in the world.
Our guest today is Christian Busch, the co-founder of Sandbox and Leaders On Purpose, and the author of the book “The Serendipity Mindset”. In this episode, we talk about how we can actively create our own luck by cultivating a serendipity mindset, and how we can make uncertainty our ally rather than our enemy. If you want to experience more good luck, meaning and joy in your life, then this episode is for you!
Our guest today is Justin Caffrey, a serial entrepreneur, thought leader on resilience, mindfulness and well-being. In this episode, we talked about grief, inner transformation, and why many people need a crisis to discover themselves. If you are feeling under pressure, would like to build resilience or find your life purpose, then this episode is for you!
Our guest today is Mia Levitin, a cultural and literary critic who just published her first thought-provoking book, The Future of Seduction. In this episode, we talk about how online dating shaped the way we meet and relate to each other. We speak about the orgasm gap, and how to find meaning in the online world.
Our guest today is Peter Fenwick, an internationally renowned neuropsychiatrist, a world-renowned expert on end of life phenomena, and Britain's leading clinical authority on near-death experiences. In this episode, we talk about what we know about consciousness, why we should be curious about dying, and what we can learn from death to live more fully.
Our guest today is Jeanne de Kroon, the founder of the award-winning ethical fashion brand, Zazi Vintage. In this episode, we talk about her journey to find her true passion, the “magic of cloth”, and how there is no such thing as sustainable fashion as of yet. If you want to step into your own superpower and live a more conscious life, then this episode is for you.
Our guest today is Zoe Lind van’t Hof, the co-founder of Wunder Workshop and founder of Boobs Essential. In this episode, we talk about her journey of love, legacy, and purpose, conscious entrepreneurship, and how to follow your dreams no matter how risky they seem to be.
Our guest today is Dr. Patti Levin, a retired clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience in the field. A few years ago she also had a major shift in consciousness which changed her every day experience in profound ways. In this episode, we talk about waking up, growing up (including working with trauma) and showing up (having a positive impact).
Our guest today is Kwame Ferreira, an innovator, serial entrepreneur, and the CEO of Impossible, a purpose-driven innovation group. In this episode, we talk about planet centric design, finding your own voice and how we can create a more sustainable future for the planet.
Our guest today is Marjan Van Aubel, a pioneering and award-winning solar designer whose innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability, design and technology. Her most notable works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant and she designed the roof of the Dutch Pavilion for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. In this episode, we talk about solar democracy, the power of perseverance, building a future that we all want, and how solar energy can become a movement.
Our guest today is Victoria Stoyanova, the founder of The Institute of Belonging, and Global Programme Manager at Ecosystems Partnerships at Facebook. In this episode, we talk about how she found her North Star, how to build meaningful communities, and the art of connection.
Our guest today is Clover Hogan, a 21-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the Founder and Executive Director of Force of Nature. In this episode, we talk about eco-anxiety, ways to change our education systems, and how everyone can create positive impact. If you feel powerless in the face of climate change or don't know where to get started in creating positive impact then this episode is for you!
Our guest today is Sebastian Dienst, a serial tech entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Remagine. In this episode, we talk about his entrepreneurial journey, conscious leadership, the future of financial services, and how you can align your inner and outer journey to live a meaningful life.
Our guest today is Bob Burg, co-author of the best-selling book series, The Go-Giver, and a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences. In this episode, we talk about how to resolve conflicts and the five secrets of genuine influence, in the context of leadership and relationships. If you want to learn how to master your emotions and bring value to other people’s lives, then this episode is for you.
Our guest today is Andy Ramage, a former soccer player and city broker and the co-founder of One Year No Beer. In this episode, we talk about the global community of One Year No Beer, how giving up alcohol was central to Andy’s personal transformational journey, and how he found his calling. This episode is for you if you would like to improve your performance & wellbeing and would like to bring more meaning into your life.
Our guest today is Lynden Harris, the founder of Hidden Voices, a radically inclusive , co-creative collective committed to a more just and compassionate world. In this episode, we talk about Lynden’s journey, the stories of the men on death row, and how those stories have transformed people, and how they can possibly transform us.
Our guest today is Ed Fidoe, the co-founder of School 21, and the co-founder and CEO of the London Interdisciplinary School, the first new university to launch in the UK in 40 years. In this episode, we talk about the future of learning, and why the challenges of our current times require us to have radically different models of learning and education.
Our guest today is Bill Bengston, a professor in sociology, and the president of the Society for Scientific Exploration, an international group of scientists who conduct investigations on scientific anomalies. In this episode, we talk about the science behind energy healing, the placebo effect, and why being a true skeptic is beneficial. If you are sceptic about energy healing, curious about the unknown and open to learning about a new perspective on healing, then this episode is for you.
Our guest today is Oren Jay Sofer a Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and non-violent communication teacher, and author. In this episode, we talk about his journey with meditation and mindfulness, how can we communicate to create deeper understanding and connection, and the three steps to have better and more meaningful relationships.