Viktor Frankl I can think of no better example of a Knight of the Air, a crusader for Up, than Viktor Frankl – Austrian psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and pilot.
Malcolm Gladwell A great storyteller with patience, I want to flip pages faster to get to what I know he knows. Interested in social psychology, read his books.
Sir Ken Robinson Catalyst for creativity, innovation, and human resources in education. Brilliant insight on how schools are killing creativity in kids.
The School of Life is a banquet of ideas for your brain and body chaired by the incandescent Alain de Botton. I could live in the website for a year and not learn everything there!
The fact is, whether you’re a rockstar or whether you’re a welder in a shipyard, or a tribesman in the upper Amazon, or the queen of England, at the end of the day, we’re all in the same boat.
David Christian Big History theorist and working with Bill Gates to bring the Big History Project: History from Big Bang to the Present, to High Schools.
Simon Sinek Whether for business or for personal growth, exploring the “Why” at the core of what you do, or who you are is essential. Simon shares the Golden Circle with simplicity.
Brené Brown Understanding with empathy and learning to accept and cultivate vulnerability is one of the most valuable life lesson’s I have ever learned. Brene teaches it with wit & humility.
Alain de Botton A brilliant social philosopher, connecting the dots of unknown to known with great humor. His book “A Week at the Airport,” is a fun look into the mini world airports are.
Sheryl Sandberg As a woman pilot, I work in a predominantly male industry and am always challenged to learn new and better ways to fly “along side the boys,” but not be one of them. Lean in.
Paul MacCready Human powered flight is on the horizon. This soft spoken champion of creativity and visionary glider pilot was the founder of AeroVironment. MacCready set the foundation for what is ahead.
Graham Hawkes Spending years on boats and as a flight instructor, I am fascinated by the parallels of water and air. Graham’s talk flying through the ocean is really cool.
Dennis Littky Founder of Big Picture Learning, a personalized curriculum that combines academic work with real-world experiences and project-based learning for schools that is working
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore I am addicted to reading about discoveries in cognitive neuroscience. Learning about the wonderful workings of our brain and how our feelings, sensations, and experiences are products of it.
Temple Grandin Effective wayfinding, or the lack there of, is a real hot button with me. The lack of friendly signage and guidance at airports, creates a fearful & anxiety filled environment whether cattle or people.
Alberto Cairo Head of the Red Cross’s orthopedic program in Afghanistan. Beautiful man, beautiful talk, beautiful quote… “Dignity cannot wait for better times
Rita Peirson Rita believed that it is as important to be a mentor, a positive pillow bolstering young peoples self-esteem, as it is to just teach them. Inspiring talk from an inspiring educator!
Caroline Myss An opinionated powerhouse of information into our souls sacred contracts and how Archetypes are the architects of it. Incredible teacher, her lectures are electric.
Jon Ronson’s entertaining talk on psychopath’s in our society is based on Dr. Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist. Google his checklist – you should know what characteristics to look for. Ayn Rand fans please research Rand before buying into her books.
Frank Lloyd Wright Wright’s philosophy of community and practice of studying the Nature of things for true understanding, has changed how I see. Wright’s an Architect with a capital “A”