Voices of Courage with Ken D Foster and guests Dr Kent Wessinger and Peter Jay Brown
Topic: The Courage to Create Positive Environments
Today we discuss creating positive environments in all areas of our lives so that we can thrive in ways we may have never thought possible.
We all have one particular thing in common… we want to be happy! But, what stops us from feeling good and being happy in our lives? There can be many factors that contribute to us not feeling as good as we’d like to, but there are two big ones that we especially need to focus on.
The first one is that we’re not paying attention to our inner environment — what we’re thinking, how that thinking impacts our emotions, how those emotions affect our actions, and how those actions are essentially impacting our destiny. The second contributing factor is that we’re not really paying attention to what’s going on outside of us.
But, here’s the thing… our inside environment can be changed almost instantly if we set the right intention and take daily steps towards acknowledging and addressing what doesn’t feel good to us. Our outer environment will change as well, but not until we first get clear on what’s going on inside.
My first guest, Dr. Kent Wessinger, is an author, educator, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur whose comprehensive research on the conflict and influence of millennials on corporate, organizational, and cultural structures has received global recognition with nearly 25,000 participants.
He joins me today to share insight on the misinformation that’s out there about millennials, including why they’re leaving companies and how to retain millennial employees and secure growth with millennial customers.
My second guest, Peter Jay Brown, is an irreverently fearless conservationist and filmmaker who has been called an “eco-terrorist” as a result of more than 30 years of work as an environmentalist, most notably with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
He joins me today to discuss realistic and positive environmentalism, how the efforts of true activists have been eclipsed by eco-corporations and money, and how we can all do something to create positive change.
- The two primary factors that hold us back from feeling good and being happy in life
- Why millennials are leaving companies and how to retain millennial employees
- How to secure growth with millennial employees, customers, and members of society
- Giving millennials a voice to increase retention rates and establish a millennial customer base
- How the efforts of true activists are being eclipsed by eco-corporations and financial gain
- What realistic environmentalism is and how we can all play our part to create positive change
“Give millennials a voice and recognize that our greatest opportunity of growth in our lifetime may rest with the millennial demographic. When we can wrap our minds around that, we’re going to see culture change, we’re going to see significant growth, and in our corporate environments, we’re going to see profitability.” – Dr. Kent Wessinger
About Dr. Wessinger:
Dr. Wessinger’s comprehensive research on the conflict and influence of millennials on corporate, organizational, and cultural structures has received global recognition with nearly 25,000 participants.
Further, the outcomes of the research project have made Kent a highly sought after speaker in the financial services, manufacturing, and organizational sectors.
The research was published by c2e Press; Bridges over Ladders: Create a future with millennials or millennials will create a future for you.
Kent Wessinger’s unique path of life has provided him with amazing experiences, significant relationships around the world, and a broad perspective of life. Having lived in the rural mountains of Jamaica, next to the sea on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and on the south shore of St John, U.S. Virgin Islands; his life has been shaped through deep relationships in cultures beyond his upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recognizing the value that perspectives from other cultures add to his life, Kent has had the privilege of spending significant time in South Africa, Fiji, Costa Rica, and an Arawak Indian village in the Amazon Basin of southern Guyana. Each piece of his unique journey has collectively grown him as an author, educator, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur.
Kent places a high priority on understanding and creating paths of sustainable growth for corporate, organizational, and social cultures. Recognizing that our truest identity is established through the development, ownership, and implementation of innovative ideas of value; he believes that every culture has the opportunity to secure sustainable growth when allowed to freely access environments of innovative practice.
However, his research emphatically reveals that when environments of entrepreneurship and innovative practice are strategically suppressed or omitted, inequality and instability abound. As a result, Kent seeks to “Give Life” to cultures, corporations, and organizations through the tools of growth developed in his create2elevate research lab.
Peter Jay Brown has been called an eco-terrorist as a result of more than 30 years of work as an environmentalist, most notably with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Whether you call aggressive tactics like ramming major whaling vessels in international waters, or stopping the clubbing of baby seals, the fact remains that Brown is an irreverently fearless conservationist and filmmaker.
Although he is widely known for his stint on Discovery Channel’s hit show, Whale Wars, chronicling the exploits of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
In 1982, Peter Jay Brown began filming the unconventional activities of Paul Watson and his band of environmental pirate, risking his life with fellow volunteer crew members to raise awareness of illegal fishing, whaling, and seal slaughter around the world.
Each campaign that he’s chronicled could have easily been his last; from the dangers of the open seas to being fired upon by foreign naval vessels, Brown and his comrades have overcome the perils of intense conservation to tell their tales and amazing successes.
The behind-the-scenes, below-the-decks look at life on Sea Shepherd campaigns is poignant, humorous, and brutally honest. It gives the viewer an insider’s look into the aggressive conservation tactics of Captain Paul Watson and his crew.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
He has recently completed a feature-length documentary based on his experiences as a follow-up to his award-winning, Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist, Eco-Terrorist: Battle For Our Planet. Now available on screens across the world.
“The further we get from nature, the further we get from us being human beings — the less human we become.” – Peter Jay Brown