Courage Panel: How to Respond with Courage in COVID-19 Times


This fantastic panel hosted by Markabadi and featuring Charles Eisenstein, Val Silidker, Jeffrey Ringold, Stephanie Dawn, and Shariff Abdullah is not to be missed!


This fantastic panel hosted by Markabadi and featuring Charles Eisenstein, Val Silidker, Jeffrey Ringold, Stephanie Dawn, and Shariff Abdullah is not to be missed!

Jeffrey David Ringold is a speaker, author, leadership consultant, and founder of multiple organizations dedicated to personal wellness and social transformation. These include the Human Fulfillment Institute, Mindful Rebels, PersonPlanet, Santa Cruz Heart Sangha, and most recently Immunify, which advocates for integrative, empirically-driven approaches to public health. With a background in both personal development and public policy, Jeffrey understands the intimate connection between personal and organizational excellence. He helps draw out the best in his clients through a series of protocols known as Transformational Embodiment, or TE ™ . Jeffrey is the creator of the Multi-Dimensional Life and Leadership System (MLLS) ™, which is set to debut in January 2021. In his spare time, you can find Jeffrey dancing, running on the beach with his golden retriever Subi, or enjoying natural areas, a number of which he helped preserve. You can also find him dabbling in singing, songwriting, and video production. His controversial debut music video Soul of America can be found on the Music4Good Youtube channel. The Panel on “How to Respond with Courage in COVID-19 Times” is certain to feel the impact of Jeffery’s expansive life experiences and the perspectives that come along with them!

Shariff Abdullah’s vision and work are informed by his spiritual awareness, his growing up with racism and generational poverty, and his later inclusivity experiences in over 120 distinct cultures, spanning over 45 countries. Shariff’s activist and empowerment background stretches back to the mid-‘60s, when (in 1962) he helped found the Black People’s Unity Movement (BPUM), an organization dedicated to self-help and development in the inner city of Camden. Shariff’s studies led him to a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University. Over the years, Shariff’s focus has widened, from attempting to change society via community and economic development projects to transforming society by shifting consciousness, while creating sustainable, inclusive, empowered and value-driven individuals and organizations.” Shariff is the face of Commonway, an organization dedicated to transcending conflict, moving beyond ‘Caterpillar Consciousness’, and evolving as the butterfly! With gratitude and reverence, we welcome Shariff Abdullah to the #WholePersonActivationSeries!

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, including Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, and Climate: A New Story. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes, speaks, and teaches courses online, in addition to being a husband and father to four sons. We are thrilled to welcome his conscious voice to the #WholePersonActivationSeries

Stephanie Dawn is the founder of Sacred Birth Work, a work that merges spiritual practice and personal development to create a sacred birth. Her book, Your Sacred Birth, A Visionary Guide to a New Birth Paradigm, will be published in 2021. A Radiant Living Priestess, Stephanie ministers to women and moms seeking to prioritize their health, alkalize their bodies, and promotes anti-cancer therapies, practices, and protocols for body, mind, and Spirit. Stephanie is Divine Healing in action and we are so excited to have her light shining in on the #WholePersonActivationSeries

Val Silidker, M.S., is the co-founder and director of Psychospiritual Institute. She is an international speaker, evolutionary activist, deep ecologist, and board-certified psycho-spiritual mindset, business, and leadership coach and trainer. She is also a contributing author in the book: Call of Self: Psychosynthesis Life Coaching. Val produces intimate and large scale transformational events, workshops, and retreats, both in-person and online, and has been building community and empowering individuals and groups internationally for over 20 years, with a strong emphasis on evolutionary leadership. She is a former professor of Ecology and Deep Ecology at Florida International University with continued focus on authentic connection, eco-therapy, consciousness, and cosmology. She studied humane education with the International Institute for Humane Education, worked closely with systems scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and is a facilitator of Joanna Macy’s powerful program: The Work That Reconnects. Val is also a certified facilitator of Awakening the Dreamer Symposium through The Pachamama Alliance and immersed in the study of The New Cosmology/The Universe Story at Genesis Farm with Miriam MacGillis. Val has been a social, community, and environmental activist and speaker for over 20 years and co-founded Rattle the Cage Productions in 2001, an award-winning video production group that investigates and produces documentaries concerning environmental protection issues. She studied the work of Soulcraft with eco-depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, is a certified Mentorcoach in positive psychology and Board Certified Coach (BCC) in advanced psychosynthesis work with The Synthesis Center. Val spends time connecting, deepening, and strengthening her relationship with Nature and the psyche, as well as building community, developing social permaculture techniques, reading and learning, traveling to explore the many beautiful sacred and wild places on this Earth, falling deeply in love with Motherhood and living passionately from the heart. Val’s DEEP Earth energy is so valued and appreciated as we welcome her voice as a featured panelist for the #WholePersonActivationSeries


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