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What We Need to Know Now
Living Wisdom for a Changing World


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What We Need to Know Now 

Living Wisdom for a Changing World

Join 22 influential thought leaders, change makers, and wisdom keepers for a one-of-a-kind immersive event! You will receive trusted insights, distilled, useful tools and the secret sauce to ignite your own life in a powerful way!

This event is for you if:

  • You are ready to light up and live an empowered, inspired and passionate life.

  • You are ready to increase your compassion and reverence in connection to all beings.

  • You are ready to discover,  express and share your inner wisdom and unique gifts. 

  • You are ready to increase your well-being exponentially.

  • You are ready to raise your consciousness, and make a positive difference in the world!

Expect to be expanded!




You will learn:

  • Essential ingredients to cultivate calm, confidence, and clarity

  • Specific steps to embrace the point of power in the present moment 

  • How to redesign limiting belief systems

  • Keys to becoming an agent of change in your own life and in the world

  • Wisdom teachings to thrive through these radically changing times.


During this event, you will be invited to participate in activities each hour    that will integrate the potent messages into your own embodied health,      healing, and transformation! There has never been a more important time to shine our collective light and light up the world. Join this global tribe!


 Your best life starts here

What We Need to Know Now Speakers


Stephanie James

Host and creator of
What We Need to Know Now

Stephanie James is  a transformational life coach, psychotherapist, dynamic public speaker, radio show and podcast host, published author, and filmmaker. Stephanie delivers her message in a powerful way to help others find their own internal sparks and create their best lives at the next level.


She has an unrelenting commitment to help others ignite their best lives and to become the best versions of themselves. Her world-wide, weekly radio show and podcast, The Spark with Stephanie James, is a show created to bring you the very best in the fields of psychology, science, and spirituality to help expand your experience and help illuminate the world.

Gabriela Masala: Creative Catalyst, Life Artist, Facilitator

Gabriela has been steeping in universal wisdom, expressive, sacred arts and energy medicine for over 25 years. She is passionate about pioneering what it means to be fully alive while serving as ‘soul midwife’ for the birth of new paradigms. Her approach guides access to body wisdom, inner genius and the deepest heart, where expression is revelation, an immediate path home.

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Gabriela Masala

Co-Creator of

What We Need to Know Now

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Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, Author and Spiritual Teacher who, for over three decades, has been teaching in the fields of poetry and spirituality. As a cancer survivor, Mark remains committed to the usefulness of daily inner life.

He devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He is the author of 22 books including the New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening, and his most recent release, The Book of Soul.

Mark Nepo

Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman is an international speaker, author and pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness. His latest book, Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living, reveals how light guides our every step, so we may fulfill our reason for being.

By gently piercing the heart and mind with timeless principles and common sense wisdom, Liberman illuminates the seamless connection between light and life, offering a whole new way of seeing and being.

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Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman
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Dr. Amit Goswami

Amit Goswami, Ph. D. is a retired professor from the theoretical physics department of the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he had served since 1968. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called "science within consciousness".Goswami is the author of the highly successful textbook Quantum Mechanics that is used in Universities throughout the world. His two volume textbook for nonscientists, The Physicist's View of Nature traces the decline and rediscovery of the concept of God within science.

Dame Natalie Ledwell is a bestselling author, host of the podcast, Not Over, Just Different, co-host of the cable TV show WAKE UP, and founder of Mind Movies, the hugely successful and revolutionary online Personal Development company that has reached over 5.8 million people worldwide.

Right now, she has launched her brand new groundbreaking Social and
Emotional Learning curriculum entitled, "Personal Growth Studies", into
schools here in the US, which is designed to empower youth from ages 5-18 years to live fulfilling and successful lives with high self-esteem and a vision for a bright future. In October 2018, Natalie traveled to Liberia, where she met with government officials and launched Personal Growth Studies into a number of schools, which is now in its second year, working with over 1000 students.
In 2020, Natalie had the immense honor of being Knighted by the Orthodox Order of St John, a humanitarian group recognizing individuals who are not only doing great work but who have a big vision of the work they want to complete in the world helping others.

Natalie Ledwell
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Sedena C Cappannelli is an award-winning author, an Ageless Living Consultant, retreat facilitator and a nationally recognized thought leader and lecturer on aging and transition to many thousands who have attended AgeNation public seminars, workshops and online programs.  She is the co-producer, host and a featured presenter in the Ageless Living Television Series airing nationally on PBS.  

She integrates practical wisdom from 30 years of practice and teaching transformational wellness in mind, body and spirit with inspiring information from her 5 best-selling, award-winning books, including Do Not Go Quietly, winner of 9 national book awards as well as the Gold Nautilus Award; and her personalized wellness DVD, PEP-Personal Energy Program, for greater levels of energy, resilience and wellbeing, streamed live on GaiamTV.

Sedena Cappannelli

Tom spent 26 years in finance markets as one of Sydney’s leading bond and swap brokers. He discovered meditation in the early stages of his career, when the anxiety and chaos he was experiencing had hit a crisis point, and it completely transformed his world, both personally and professionally. Founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness daily, Tom is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives. 

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Tom Cronin
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Misa Hopkins has been a pioneer in the field of Feminine Consciousness and healing for over 20 years. A 5-times best-selling author, Misa has spoken on stages with some of today’s most conscious luminaries and is featured in the soon to be released documentary, The Spark. Her powerful mystical initiations in both feminine and masculine sacred energies inspire her to further personal and planetary healing through balanced consciousness. Her popular SHE Academy helps women world-wide use feminine empowerment principles to heal, awaken, create fulfilling relationships and unleash their destinies. Most of all, she believes in each person’s innate ability to heal and awaken into the life of their dreams.

Misa Hopkins

Tarek Mounib is the Creator and Producer of Free Trip To Egypt, an inspiring film about the power of human connection. Born and raised in Canada to Muslim Egyptian parents, Tarek was a Senior Manager at a large Canadian Software Enterprise (Nortel), until he moved to Switzerland in 2003 where he received Swiss citizenship and build up various companies.


Motivated by his fascination with fostering a sincere dialogue and better understanding of different points of view, he took a sabbatical from the business world to complete his Masters in the Study of Mysticism and Religious Experience at the University of Kent in England. To further his education, Tarek spent a year immersing himself in Jungian studies at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich and completed the Spiritual Guidance and Alchemy programs led by Atum O’Kane.

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Tarek Mounib

Cristi is an author, teacher, and global wellness leader, on a mission to shake up the planet! After an injury ended her dreams of Olympic gold, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others heal. Known for her dynamic blend of yoga, dance, inspiration and live music, Cristi travels the world leading workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings, and sits on the faculty as a Master Instructor for numerous festivals and conferences in more than 20 countries around the globe.

With more than two decades of experience in helping students transform their lives, she has become a leading global voice for women’s awakening and liberation. 

Cristi Christensen

Sam Cawthorn is the Founder of Speakers Institute Group of Companies and Speakers Tribe.
Author of 11 books including 4 International Best Sellers, he is both the former Young Australian
of the Year and the Edupreneur of the Year.
In 2006 Sam’s life changed forever when he was involved in a major car accident which left him
with an amputated right arm and a permanent disability in his right leg.
Sam went on to become one of the world’s most in demand global professional speakers. His
award winning group of training companies runs events globally, teaching people how to master
communication for influence.

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Sam Cawthorn

 Curtrice Goddard is a Transcendent Speaker, Personal Transformation Teacher, and mentor to women in leadership,. Her work weaves over 15yrs of study and experience in the spiritual, personal development, and wellness fields. Curtrice brings empowering perspectives, passion, and innovation to self-development and spiritual exploration as a catalyst to support people in transcending limitations in their lives. Her expertise spans leadership development, holistic health, business strategy, and social justice initiatives. She has developed and directed a variety of successful programs covering mindset growth, wellness, personal resilience, leadership development, strategic thinking, and personal transformation. Her programs incorporate experiential learning, mindfulness, transcendentalism, and holistic mind-body practices

Curtrice Goddard

Valentina Onisor is a practicing physician specializing in family medicine and integrating various systems of alternative medicine (such as acupuncture and Ayurveda) into her practice. She is a pioneer of quantum integrative medicine, a senior yoga and meditation teacher, and a Universal Consciousness Ambassador at CSETI. Through a unique system of quantum healing, she is inspiring people to achieve enhanced physical and spiritual health.

          As a co-leader in transformational education, Dr. Onisor serves as the Dean of Students at Quantum Activism Vishwalayam, an institution of higher transformative education headquartered in Jaipur, India. Dr. Onisor is also a lecturer at Quantum Academy in Brazil. She has been an acting consultant for the Center for Quantum Activism in Eugene, Oregon since 2016. By harmoniously blending quantum science with spiritual wisdom in a spirit of love, unity, and compassion, Dr. Onisor is currently offering several courses and workshops oriented towards healing and spiritual transformation in North and South America, as well as India.

Valentina Onisor

We're continuing our fifty-year experiment, by playing the infinite game first introduced to us by Buckminster Fuller. When we began playing World Game, how to make the world work for 100% of humanity without disadvantaging the natural world, our full attention went into two initiatives. Upland Hills School founded in September of 1971, a love-based school for children 4 to 14, and Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, founded during the summer of 1973, a learning community that invited world teachers to the bio-region of the sweet seas, held Lakota ceremonies and demonstrated renewable energy. 

Phil Moore

When human beings go on experiential learning adventures, it's the gateway to transformation. With over 25 years of hands-on experience, Solomon Masala delivers exciting and potent team development and people training. He’s pioneered a captivating blend of innovative immersive processes, designed to get people ignited for excellence, have an inspiring time doing it - and sustain breakthrough learning for the long run. His programs are masterfully experiential: people get out of their seats, they experience, they engage, and they embody what’s being learned. Learning not only sticks and keeps expanding after the training, excellence gets hard-wired. 


Whether it’s education, organizational development training, interactive keynotes, corporate culture processes or large scale experiential programs, Solomon brings dynamic potency, passion, and playfulness to the learning.


Rhythm is one of Solomon's great loves. He's a Kennedy Center teaching artist, a Meinl Drums Viva Rhythms facilitator, and the first X8 Drums endorsed rhythm program facilitator. He produced and directed the powerful Interactive Theatrical Experience: Za Boom Ba! He’s studied West African and Brazilian percussion for 20 years, and is the published author of two classic rhythm education books: “Rhythm Play!™ and 1, 2, Let’s All Groove.”  


Solomon is currently the High School Director for the Austin Waldorf School.

Solomon Masala
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Kristian Strang

Kristian Strang is a bestselling author and spiritual guide, who channels messages from Mary Magdalena on behalf of Source HerSelf and The Highest Light. She has written ten books, including her sovereign, out-of-the-matrix releases: Sacred Love in Sacred Times and Radical Abundance in Radical Times along with her bestseller Love Now: Your Daily Dose of Love & Miracles.

Kristian has facilitated metaphysical healings, trainings and meditations for thousands of women, couples and families worldwide. She's currently completing her Doctorate in Metaphysical Psychology.

Timothy P. McLaughlin is a poet, speaker, and mentor. He served many years in native education and founded an indigenous youth spoken word program that received international acclaim.


McLaughlin has created two collections of wild earth poetry:
Rooted and Risen, and Seeds Under The Tongue. He is perhaps best known for his powerful style of embodied poetry recitation and storytelling. Raised with Catholicism, McLaughlin has followed an indigenous spiritual path since early manhood. He and his
wife, Madi Sato, are the founders of the Praising Earth community devoted to regenerating humanity’s essential place in the wild ecology. Praising Earth caretakes two large land bases in the storied Galisteo Basin of northern New Mexico and facilitates immersion programs centered around song, story, and ritual.

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Timothy P. McLaughlin
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Madi Sato

Madi Sato is a singer and community leader of Japanese Ainu and Irish heritages. She had a twenty-year career as a performing artist and recorded three albums: Soul in Love, Madi Sato, and Return to the River. She is also a lifelong dancer versed in an array of styles. Madi and her husband, poet Timothy P. McLaughlin, are co-founders of the Praising Earth community that tends two wild land bases in the storied Galisteo Basin of northern New Mexico.


Praising Earth is devoted to restore the natural interrelation of song, story, and ritual with ecological caretaking. Madi guides the Song Carriers branch of the community, which includes women’s singing circles and immersion programs. 

Dr. Morgan Oaks is a transformational speaker, coach, and healer who empowers the conscious cultivation of body, mind, and spirit through the process of intuitive listening and courageously inspired action.


Dr. Morgan's motto is "I want for you what you want for yourself".  His tools and skills include being a chiropractor, Certified High Performance Coach, NLP practitioner, shamanic healer, and energy worker.  Dr. Morgan blends ancient wisdom with the tools of modern transformation to bring synergy to healing and evolution!

Morgan Oaks

Paul Samuel Doleman

Paul Samuel Dolman founded the South Beach Entertainment Company in Nashville in 1996 connecting major artists, writers, labels, and producers with quality material and helping to develop talent with great success.  The company branched out into publishing while expanding into the television and film markets of Los Angeles and New York.  As the company reached its peak in 2004, Paul decided to sell it and step away to pursue other avenues of interest.
While spending a summer in Martha's Vineyard, he was picked up hitchhiking by the famous comedian, television star and creator of Seinfeld, Larry David.  The two hit it off and had a series of magical encounters which Paul then turned into the bestselling book, 'Hitchhiking With Larry David.'  The book is currently under an option for a feature film.  Paul followed that with four other books including Martha's Vineyard Miracles and Beverly Hills Hobo.
After an extensive, multi-year book tour, Paul settled in Beverly Hills and began working in the film industry with stars such as Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Mickey Rourke, and Matthew Modine as well as talent agencies and directors putting together projects and packages.
Feeling led to do something more substantial and with a deeper purpose, he created the What Matters Most Podcast.

Allison Carmen is a business consultant/coach, life strategist, and the author of A Year Without Men: A Twelve Point Guide to Inspire + Empower Women and The Gift of Maybe: Offering Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times. Allison also has a popular podcast called 10 Minutes To Less Suffering. She is the part-time CFO of The Motherhood Center of New York, a women-run day hospital in New York City providing care to women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Allison writes for several prominent online publications, including Psychology Today, and is a sought-after guest on radio and other online media platforms. Allison has a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation.  Allison also has a certification in health coaching and is a Reiki master.

Allison Carmen
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Author, yogini, teacher trainer, and Odissi dancer, Nubia Teixeira has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of yoga for almost 30 years. Perceiving yoga as a healing art, Nubia's refinement and unique style overflows with sacred meaning and heartfelt inspiration. Nubia leads workshops, teacher trainings and retreats locally and around the world.

Nubia Teixeira

Special Musical Guests 

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Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, grammy nominee, kirtan artist, and world music pioneer has been a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition for the past 50 years. Jai considers devotion to be the core of his musical and spiritual life, and he whole-heartedly shares his passionate heart through his voice and songs.

Jai  creates a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit.


Nimo Patel is a global humanitarian also known around the world as “Kindness Rapper”, who’s music has revolutionized positivity through hip hop. Many people say Nimo is a mix between Chance the Rapper and Fred Rogers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Through his non-profit Empty Hands Music, Nimo has performed in over 20 countries across the world, spreading his message of love, kindness and service. He has directed two Musicals with 33 underprivileged children from India and toured the show with his children across the world, both in 2012 and 2019. His purpose in life is to be a instrument of love and peace through whatever work he embarks upon.

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