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Ayelet Baron

Forbes Top 50 Global Female Futurist at ayeletbaron.com

Worldwide, United States

7714 Followers

Ayelet Baron is an adventurer trekking into possibilities with curiosity and courage to help us own our power and become aware that the future is human. After a successful career as a tech executive in the Silicon Valley, she began to see that there is a healthier way to live and work. A keen ability to help you not only face challenges and problems but to transform them into your biggest opportunities. And, seeing possibilities changes everything.

As a multi award winning author, facilitator and keynote speaker, Ayelet contributes insights into conscious living, conscious business, future of life and work and questions everything. Her books and talks serve as guides where each person and organization is asked to do their own work. Her forte is serving as a trusted partner and she is recognized for her ability to bring transformative, holistic, large-scale change across all sectors. Her strategies bring together Planet + People + Impact.

There are eight billion people on the planet today, and an increasing seven percent (180 million) are owning our power. Some are choosing a healthier way of living while others are creating what they need in a healthy and regenerative world. And this is where Ayelet is focused on—together with her community, she is partnering with changemakers, visionaries and pioneers who are transforming education, business, healthcare and wellness, regenerative agriculture and areas we are starting to identify and create.

Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Depends
Speaking Topics: Future of Humanity, Collaboration, Conscious Leadership, Future of Work

Speaking Fee $10,000

Ayelet Baron Points
Academic 0
Author 359
Influencer 145
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 30
Total 534

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Change Management 30.74
CRM 30.81
Culture 35.49
Design Thinking 36.17
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion 30.28
Ecosystems 30.16
Entrepreneurship 41.36
Future of Work 42.77
Health and Wellness 36.18
HR 30.04
Innovation 30.27
Leadership 41.65
Management 30.79
Mental Health 43.25
Open Innovation
Social 38.70
Sustainability 35.32

Industry Experience

Automotive
Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

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Publications

54 Article/Blogs
Mindful Path of Self-Compassion
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January 10, 2022
Why Self-Compassion Matters Self-compassion is our ability to treat ourselves with kindness, understanding and acceptance. It also increases our joy and decreases feelings of anxiety and depression. Author e.e. Cummings reminds us that “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Opportunity-Creators Are Trekking into Possibilities
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January 09, 2022
A World of Opportunity-Creators Opportunity-creators see the opportunities within problems and challenges. And, the future (and present) belong to those of us who dream and know how to imagine and create. People who walk our talk; do what we say, and do it with humility and an inner knowing that eve

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Making the List of Being the Healthiest You
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January 08, 2022
What Does It Take to be the Healthiest You? There is an inner knowing we have been conditioned and trained to silence within ourselves when we downloaded the manual of life and it rarely included the path of being the healthiest you. It included deep programming of what’s considered good and w

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

What Are You Choosing as Your Fashion Story?
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January 07, 2022
Sustainable Fashion is Here In years to come, you will see much from visionary, conscious leaders like Shamini Dhana, Founder and CEO of Dhana Inc. and D/Sphere, who is deeply transforming our relationship with fashion in sustainable ways. Shamini is one of the 180 million people on the planet creat

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Why The Great Questioning Affects Us All
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January 06, 2022
Questioning Starts with Each of Us A few days ago, in a conversation with a second-year law student from Madrid, I listened deeply not only to his words but also to the deep questioning of young people around him. He observed that while half his classmates may be studying law, they are unsure why th

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Being Aware is A Way of Life
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January 05, 2022
Being Aware is A Conscious Choice What is the root of misunderstandings and conflict? Being aware that engaging in division means we are making a choice and often it is unconscious. So, is it simply people taking sides—whether it’s a marriage, kids and parents, a business partnership, a boss

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Inspire Thyself
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January 04, 2022
Who Inspires You? Our world needs people who know how to build trust-filled relationships. People who know how to collaborate, cooperate, and support a functional community. We need people more than we need celebrities or heroes who “inspire” us to be like them. Should your inspiration not come

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

This is A Time for Action, Not Just Words
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January 03, 2022
Do You Have A Need to Take Action? These are some of the most exciting times in history, despite the news reports. First of all, because we’re all here right now. And second of all, because we are each being called to take action. The words, the inspiration, the debates, the intentions are no

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Can Thriving Be the New Normal?
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January 02, 2022
Can Thriving Be the Healthy Normal? Nature teaches us that deviating from the norm and staying in flow is key to thriving. And it need not be a battle of survival. The natural world thrives when it adapts to change by becoming stronger and more resilient. While the hungry bear may have climbed the p

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Gate of Opportunities, Waiting to Be Struck
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January 01, 2022
What Opportunities Are Here Now? There is a tipping point when we become aware that we live in a world filled with opportunities and choices. When we trek into the unknown, we ultimately learn humility and patience. When the journey feels impossible, it introduces feelings in us to face and sit with

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

Welcome to 2022 and Beyond
Medium.com
January 01, 2022
You are enough and 2022 may be calling you to embrace this unique time in our history to not only shine your light but connect with your true self and those creating a healthy new world filled with hope and possibilities. We no longer need to accept or conform to the institutions of suffering that we inherited or supported until now, as we know in our hearts that there is another way.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

No One Knows
Medium.com
December 27, 2021
I really have a hard time when people tell me they know how I am feeling or that they have been in my shoes. They may think they know but they don’t have a clue. They are not me and I am not them.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

On Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Leader You Need​
Medium.com
November 30, 2021
We are moving through incredible times and there are decisions and choices to be made. And it’s very personal. No one has our answers because no one truly knows us, or our questions. There is a growing awareness that no one is coming to save any of us — that’s an old, dying story and a belief too many still hold on to. Could it be time to give ourselves permission to be the leaders we need? And it can simply start by living a healthy life of meaning and well-being.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

Can Anger Be Channelled?
Medium.com
November 24, 2021
There is not one person on this planet who has not experienced some level of betrayal, loss, shame or has been wounded deeply. And sometimes the anger just builds up inside of us, especially as we visit the dark places in our mind and stay with the disappointment and hurt. And not knowing how to channel it, we lash out at the world and continue to feed these cycles at our own expense.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

Doing Your Inside Job
Medium.com
November 24, 2021
You will also no longer believe the old story of competition in which you were taught that achieving and being the winner at the top of the pile was the goal.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

And So It Begins
Medium.com
November 19, 2021
Feeling into the deep, profound and radical importance of how to navigate the path in my own way has been the most recent focus of my life. By practicing being present, living regeneratively, observing without judgment, transforming problems into opportunities, new paths open up to mysterious places.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

Be as authentic as you know how to be at this moment
Medium.com
October 03, 2021
Ask questions. And, understand that no one has your answers. They may offer you ways to promote yourself or the keys to success but they don’t know you and you are not them. They may want you to be just like them but when you awaken, your own authentic heartbeat emerges.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

What is Your Moment of Truth?
Medium.com
September 20, 2021
What we are witnessing right now is death. The only thing we know for sure is that one day we will die. Everything dies. Everyone dies. And we have such fear associated with death that too often we are too scared to live fully and stay stuck relying on false safety nets.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Leadership

When Progress Meets Nature
Medium.com
September 13, 2021
Natural laws are always guiding us to find balance and wholeness. It’s in the very design of how we were created. But our societal conditioning has been engineered and hardwired in a way that’s not aligned with nature.

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Ecosystems

Which Opportunity Are You Creating?
Medium.com
September 01, 2021
We have created and brought apps into our lives that unconsciously instruct us on how we should live our lives. We allow them to track our goals, achievements and even our deep moments of silence and meditation. We celebrate every time we hit the daily goal of 10,000 steps without always fully feeling into our physical body. There’s always some goal that we must achieve with clear intentions but what if this is a limiting belief that keeps us stuck? But who dare question the accepted way of life?

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Change Management

It’s Time for Conscious Leaders to Question and Listen Deeply
Medium.com
August 10, 2021
Questioning everything allows us to begin a journey of a lifetime as it opens us up to what is possible. Do you know what your greatest opportunities are as an individual or as an organization?

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Change Management

We Are Being Called to Be the Architects of the Future
Medium
July 27, 2021
Many of us have learned to receive our energy from the world around us, and in doing so, the increasing external noise that surrounds us is making us sick or anxious. It seems like everyone has an opinion or three, and yet, take a look at our world right now and you will see that no one really knows much of anything. If we did, would this be the world we would want to live in?

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Tags: Innovation, Sustainability, Change Management

What Are You Feeding Your Mind?
Medium
July 27, 2021
Our material world has made us obsessed with feeding our minds. From the time we are children, we are educated to be obedient, smart and rewarded for success — from potty training to winning praise for being good boys and girls.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Is it Time to Unf️ck Yourself?
Medium
June 15, 2021
There is so much insanity playing out on our collective stage right now. It’s easy to get caught up in the noise and lose pieces of yourself and yet, it’s always a choice.

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

How to Lead from Your Heart
Medium.com
May 29, 2021
We have learned to not only seek knowledge and love outside ourselves, but we have also been conditioned to trust others before truly trusting our hearts. It is not surprising since we have learned from a very early age to live from our minds when our opportunity is to listen to the whispers of our hearts and integrate them with a healthy mindset.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Getting in Touch with Your Heart
Medium
May 23, 2021
Life is a journey for each of us, with different expeditions, that sparks our willingness to bring our full self to face our challenges and opportunities.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Letting Go Sets You Free
Medium
May 22, 2021
When was the last time you were in control?
What role does being in control play in your life?
How attached are you to manifesting your intentions?

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

Do You Really Want to be Saved?
Medium.com
April 06, 2021
Some dream of going back to normal, while more and more people are curious about what’s beyond what is socially acceptable (normal) today. What we are experiencing is personal and each one of us has the right and opportunity to respond in our own way. We just may not know it yet.

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

One Day You Break Free
Medium
February 17, 2021
One day you break free.
And you no longer pine for a parade or award to recognize your success.

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

Are you following or creating? It’s always a choice …
Medium
February 10, 2021
When you prefer to carefully color within the lines of conformity, you may find that you respond positively to strong rules, which maintain order and create the illusion of safety — but please consider that it may prevent you from exploring anything beyond the norm and outside of what is expected to live a ‘successful’ life.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

You Are Enough
Medium.com
February 08, 2021
There are some of us who are always living in panic — jumping from one crisis to another; one drama to another. You’d think our lives may be a TV show and that we are here to play some character on the stage of life. Oh, if only we had the spotlight and the good life, wouldn’t everything be perfect then?

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Tags: Social, Culture

What Are You Choosing for 2021?
Medium.com
December 20, 2020
When we trek into the unknown, we ultimately learn humility and patience. When the journey feels impossible, it introduces feelings in us to give up.

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

What is Your Moment of Truth in 2020 and Beyond?
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November 30, 2020
What December 2020 May Be Asking You as 2021 EmergesContinue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

About Writing Books
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November 24, 2020
Opening yourself up to everything and everyoneContinue reading on Medium »

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Leading from the Heart
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November 16, 2020
There are many broken parts in the existing business model, and trust is one of the biggest. Too often in today’s business world, we lead…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Leadership

The Great Shift is an Inside Job
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October 27, 2020
Nothing changes until we do.Continue reading on Medium »

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Reflections for the Soul
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September 28, 2020
This time in history is asking each of us to find our way homeContinue reading on Medium »

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Are You Ready to Discover the Wonder of You?
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September 23, 2020
Letting go means making space for your wildest creationsContinue reading on Medium »

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Are You Ready to Trek into the Unknown?
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September 06, 2020
What gates are waiting for you to see them?Continue reading on Medium »

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Beautifully expressed and a huge opportunity for many of us!
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September 03, 2020
Beautifully expressed and a huge opportunity for many of us!

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Is it Time to Step into Your Power?
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September 03, 2020
Opening yourself to living a meaningful lifeContinue reading on The Pink »

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Tags: Leadership

Is Giving Up An Option?
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August 27, 2020
Open reflections on what we can truly handleContinue reading on The Pink »

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Tags: Leadership

If You Feel Unsure About Your Future, Take A Leaf Out of Nature
Medium.com
September 22, 2019
Everything is here to be discovered, when you tap into your intuition for guidance.

Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and support each other. Around 90% of land plants are in mutually-beneficial relationships with fungi, which have been described by scientists as partnerships and alliances.


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Tags: Leadership

Re-Imagining: Are you aware of where your automatic responses come from?
Medium.com
September 19, 2019
Did you know that when most of us make decisions and take action, 95% of our decisions are made with limited conscious awareness? What this means is that the tapes and beliefs that have been programmed into our minds have created automated responses from how we react to situations and the people we bring into our life.

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Tags: Leadership

A Brief Guide to the Beginning of A Healthier World
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September 16, 2019
Photo by Kristin Brown on UnsplashPeople have been predicting the end of the world forever. You would think it is a modern, futuristic prediction or affliction but it is as old as time.Throughout our history, people prophesied the end of the world. As far back as 2800 BCE, an Assyrian tablet was w

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Tags: Leadership

The Future is Yours to Create: What Do You Re-Imagine?
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September 11, 2019
A lot of people today are wrestling with doing their job and at the same time, listening to their intuition and gut feelings. For some it’s like having an unhealthy meal. They know that when they put the greasy food to their lips that they later will regret this decision. Their gut knows that when

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Tags: Leadership

What Are You Choosing Every Day
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August 13, 2019
What Are You Choosing Every Day?Never give up and yet, learn from every situation and person who crosses your path.When someone shows you who they are in the first 15 seconds, believe them.They are doing the best they know how and recognize what is healthy, for you, and what is toxic, when it com

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Everything is Waiting for You
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July 23, 2019
Photo by Jen Theodore on UnsplashWhen you meet someone for the first time, how long does it take before they ask you, “what do you do?” Would someone react differently if you told them you were an executive, or a janitor? Do you believe that what you do will tell them everything they need to kn

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Tags: Leadership

Are You Connecting or Broadcasting: What Opportunities Are in Front of You?
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July 10, 2019
Are You Connecting or Broadcasting: What Are You Creating in the World?Photo by Jonalyn San Diego on UnsplashThe current world is about one-way broadcasting of information, which is stuck in an antiquated model. Brands are hardwired to communicate in one direction. The old world is about announcem

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Who Controls Your Volume?
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July 02, 2019
Photo by Jon Tyson on UnsplashThe ageless question about the forest is, if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?Peace is not found in the achieving or the winning, despite everything you have been told. There is noise as you move away from things t

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Things We Don’t Talk About
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June 14, 2019
Photo by Kristina Flour on UnsplashWhether it is your parents, your teachers or other “guides” who appear in your life early on, you are taught to trust others before yourself. The systems you are born into teach you to put your trust into them so you can develop into fully functioning, contrib

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What Are You Fighting For? There is another way …
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May 24, 2019
What Are You Fighting For? There is another way …When I worked in corporate, I was part of a very big machine, a large company in Silicon Valley that was winning and wanted to continue to win by being #1 and crushing the competition. It was a daily race to success with hours of filling out endles

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What Are You Learning?
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May 20, 2019
What Are You Creating?Life truly is remarkable. When you strive to be at the center of the party, it is mostly an illusion as it can only last so long. You will need to keep grabbing attention to stay at the center. Learn to be the center of your own story and deal with the punches life will throw y

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Thanks Beatriz Abrantes … we are all here to become aware and I can imagine a world of conscious…
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April 16, 2019
Thanks Beatriz Abrantes … we are all here to become aware and I can imagine a world of conscious creators …

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1 Board Membership
One Heart Worldwide
One Heart Worldwide
January 01, 2014
One Heart Worldwide (OHW) is a 501(c)3 organization with over fifteen years experience providing on-the-ground training in newborn and maternal health. Our mission is to end all preventable deaths in remote areas of the world. Based on over ten years of experience in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, OHW has established an effective,... see more

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Tags: Sustainability, Leadership, Culture

5 Books
F*ck the Bucket List for the Health Conscious: Trusting Your Heart
Heartpickings Press
May 24, 2021
When you are health conscious, you become a dynamic creator of your life. You can no longer afford to sit back passively and complain or blame the world or anyone outside yourself for your problems. Why? Because you can no longer be satisfied with the world the way it is now. You consciously choose to step out of being told how to live your life.

F*ck the Bucket List for the Health Conscious serves as a wake-up call for anyone who is no longer satisfied with the way things are, and an inspiration to anyone who is trekking into the unknown.

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Leadership, Mental Health

F*ck the Bucket List for the Adventurer: Trekking into the Unknown
Heartpickings Press
January 25, 2021
At a certain point in your journey, you may not know where you’re headed but you become more curious and courageous to experience life and all it has to offer. Your heart knows when you’re ready to take the first few steps. And once you do, nothing will ever be the same. No one can do this work for you; it’s your job to become fully aware that you are standing at a juncture of possibilities. Are you entertaining thoughts about a healthier direction in your life? Are you ready to experiment and try things on to see what actually fits you?

Through all of the knowing and unknowing, the visible and invisible, facts and mystery, loss and gain, sanity, and insanity of it all—you are here. Trekking into the unknown takes courage because it forces you to realize how much you don’t really know. F*ck the Bucket List inspires you to ask questions, dig deep, and create your own meaning. The story starts and ends at your own pace.

This isn’t just another self-help book, spiritual book, or memoir—it’s an experience, beyond categories and labels, that asks each of us to tap into the universal wisdom that says we can live our lives our own way. This book is for anyone who is ready to question everything, and simply say f*ck it—or whatever words you choose to use—when something in life no longer serves you. Are you ready to discover the wonder of you (Book 1, for the Soul), trek into the unknown (Book 2, for the Adventurer), and trust your heart (Book 3, for the Health Conscious)?

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Tags: Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

F*ck the Bucket List for the Soul
Heartpickings Press
September 29, 2020
The universe is full of wonder and wisdom... and so are you.

It's a voyage of courage to show up with questions and an imagination. You find yourself wondering whether there's much more to life than you were told. But often, you find yourself so immersed in the chaotic pursuit of "success" as defined by society that you simply don't have time to experience life to the fullest.

Are you ready to live a more intentional life in which you consciously decide what is uniquely healthy for your mind, body, and soul, and let go of what is unhealthy? If you are, life will never be the same. The journey will be intense. It is not for the faint of heart. But as you learn how to access and trust the universal wisdom within your own heart, your life will begin to shift dramatically.

These books are not for everyone. They're for anyone ready to start questioning everything and to simply say f*ck it--or whatever words you choose to use when something in life no longer serves you. It will help you become more aware of the choices you make, and your responsibility as an architect of your life, not its victim.

F*ck the Bucket List helps you realize that this is a time to listen to the whispers of your soul. As the Universe insists: Letting go means making space for your wildest creations. Come discover the wonder of you.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Leadership

Dear CEO
Thinkers50
October 24, 2017
This collection of specially-commissioned letters offers clear, calming and concise advice from across the spectrum of current leadership thinking. Written by respected business thinkers around the world, these 50 letters provide guidance, wisdom and personal insight into the particular challenges facing the business world today and anyone in a senior position. Contributors include high-profile thought leaders.

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

Our Journey to Corporate Sanity
Param Media
January 01, 2017
The prevailing mindset in business, which values profit above well-being and the environment that sustains us, is insane. Creating a healthy, humane world requires more than new organizational models that merely shift the deck chairs on a sinking ship. We need to entirely re-imagine the nature of business, work, and life. In Our Journey to Corporate Sanity, Ayelet Baron guides us through transformational stories from leading business pioneers who share how they are profitably creating a beautiful and humane world. We can draw from their collective wisdom to help us chart our own journey to a new mindset of 21st century leadership.

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Social

2 Media Interviews
This Ex-CSO of Cisco Took Off to the Amazon Rainforest and Discovered a New Calling
eShe
April 14, 2021
Ayelet Baron has been described as a force of nature when it comes to envisioning a more humane world. A former corporate honcho who has worked in global boardrooms in Silicon Valley, London and Singapore, she touched the pinnacle of her career as chief strategy and innovation officer at Cisco, Canada.

And then, Ayelet jumped off the regular grid of ‘success’ and charted her own path. She went on to win an award for her book trilogy, F*ck the Bucket List, based on her own learnings, and is listed among Forbes’ top 50 global female futurists.

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CXBuzz Interview With Ayelet Baron Forbes 50 Global Female Futurists
CXBuzz
March 11, 2021
The three most important currencies of our time are trust, relationships, and community. When we have a shared purpose, we see our humanity in each other, and we can have excellent relationships with all people—the people who work with us, the people who buy our products and services, the people who help us get our products and services to the market, the people who live in the communities we serve, and the people who care about what we create in the world. But you need to treat your customers and employees as co-creators of your business and bring teams together to achieve your highest goals. That is what 2020 showed us and is paving the way to 2021 and beyond.

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Tags: Change Management, CRM, Future of Work

Radar

1 Prediction
2022 Predictions for Future of Work

Date : October 20, 2021

We are witnessing the Great Questioning across the globe as more people become aware that the systems we have built are falling apart, especially when it comes to work and life. Organizational structures that were created in 1911 are still the foundation of many companies around the world and they no longer serve where we are headed.


In 2022, there will be continued turmoil around the world and it will allow people to see the divergent paths we can take: one leading to more misery and suffering and another opening portals of opportunity and possibility. And, a new conscious business movement is emerging around the world in the most unlikely places. Here are four trends on our horizon:


1) Conscious choices. The biggest shifts will come from small businesses who have a radical purpose and operate with conscious agreements, and practice self-management. These movements are starting organically and will increasingly demonstrate that we have a choice in how we work, who we are willing to work for and how we want to live. Change is coming from the edges and not the mainstream. And because we are so connected online and can bypass traditional media sources, more people will become aware of this new way of living and working. Technology levels the playing field.


2) Dialogue and Connection. The undercurrents that will be created will require today's leaders in large organizations to realize there is a major transformation happening in the workplace. Communication and dialogue are going to be increasingly important and they will no longer be able to delegate their responsibility to lead authentically and consciously to an executive communication function. 2022 is the year when walking the talk and closing the gap between words and actions will be what leaders will be asked to face. And many are not ready for this shift and will try to hang onto the ingrained command and control structure. But leading from the heart, in alignment with the mind, will be key to future success.


3) From Authority to Personal Accountability. There continues to be widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world (Edelman Trust Barometer 2021). As more people question everything, we should not be surprised that the choices made will be more about making a life and less about making a living. More of us will begin to walk away from needing more and more and question what we really need. And it will no longer be the corner office, the trendy company or time away on endless business trips. The person who dies with the most possessions rarely wins. As more people learn to trust ourselves, we will witness people taking personal accountability in every aspect of life and 2022 is just the beginning of what will unfold over the next five years.


4) No more hiding in dark corners. Once we start questioning everything, the veil of reality is slowly revealed. We will no longer accept the status quo and move to the edges of what's possible by making conscious choices around what matters most. I can share from firsthand experience that this new world that will emerge by 2027 is being co-created right now.


This is an exciting time when we realize that we are not here to change, fix or make our current broken world better. 2022 allows us to become aware that we have a choice: continue fighting for our lives or become powerful creators of our lives?

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5 Article/Blogs
2022 Predictions for the Future of Work
Thinkers360
November 05, 2021

We are witnessing the Great Questioning across the globe as more people become aware that the systems we have built are falling apart, especially when it comes to work and life. Organizational structures that were created in 1911 are still the foundation of many companies around the world and they no longer serve where we are headed.

In 2022, there will be continued turmoil around the world and it will allow people to see the divergent paths we can take: one leading to more misery and suffering and another opening portals of opportunity and possibility. And, a new conscious business movement is emerging around the world in the most unlikely places. Here are four trends on our horizon:

1) Conscious choices. The biggest shifts will come from small businesses who have a radical purpose and operate with conscious agreements, and practice self-management. These movements are starting organically and will increasingly demonstrate that we have a choice in how we work, who we are willing to work for and how we want to live. Change is coming from the edges and not the mainstream. And because we are so connected online and can bypass traditional media sources, more people will become aware of this new way of living and working. Technology levels the playing field.

2) Dialogue and Connection. The undercurrents that will be created will require today's leaders in large organizations to realize there is a major transformation happening in the workplace. Communication and dialogue are going to be increasingly important and they will no longer be able to delegate their responsibility to lead authentically and consciously to an executive communication function. 2022 is the year when walking the talk and closing the gap between words and actions will be what leaders will be asked to face. And many are not ready for this shift and will try to hang onto the ingrained command and control structure. But leading from the heart, in alignment with the mind, will be key to future success.

3) From Authority to Personal Accountability. There continues to be widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world (Edelman Trust Barometer 2021). As more people question everything, we should not be surprised that the choices made will be more about making a life and less about making a living. More of us will begin to walk away from needing more and more and question what we really need. And it will no longer be the corner office, the trendy company or time away on endless business trips. The person who dies with the most possessions rarely wins. As more people learn to trust ourselves, we will witness people taking personal accountability in every aspect of life and 2022 is just the beginning of what will unfold over the next five years.

4) No more hiding in dark corners. Once we start questioning everything, the veil of reality is slowly revealed. We will no longer accept the status quo and move to the edges of what's possible by making conscious choices around what matters most. I can share from firsthand experience that this new world that will emerge by 2027 is being co-created right now. This is an exciting time when we realize that we are not here to change, fix or make our current broken world better. 2022 allows us to become aware that we have a choice: continue fighting for our lives or become powerful creators of our lives?

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Future of Work

Is It Time to Step into Your Power?
Thinkers360
August 02, 2021
I learned about social norms when I was 15 years old in a sociology class in school. I remember the teacher telling us that we must follow the acceptable societal practices that are deemed “normal.” He then proceeded to teach us about bureaucracy and red tape when it comes to dealing with large institutions.
 
Reading the assigned articles made me scratch my head. The first question I asked myself is, why do most people want to follow? And the second question that popped into my mind was who is this body called society that determines what is normal?
 
You see, I have never fit in a day in my life. I have never wanted to play the game. But like much of people in society, I had to adorn masks and push back who I really was when no one was looking or judging.
 
“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school It’s a wonder I can think at all.“ Simon and Garfunkel
 
The biggest life lessons I received in high school were not through formal classes. Like many before me, and behind me, I failed biology at 15 because I would not succumb to my teacher’s advances. My teacher was also the vice principal of my school and he was in the military and threatened to kill me if I whispered an ounce of what transpired. I could never tell anyone why I had such disdain for the sciences and what they represented to me, especially since I got into trouble for failing biology because I would not comply. There were no words at the time to explain what was going on and it was a young student versus an authority figure who fought in a war.
 
When it happened to me again when I was a graduate student, I spoke out. I had found the courage to take action, and then many others came out of hiding and he was fired from the university. It even hit the newspapers. At that point, I knew that if I did nothing, it will happen to others and I felt a responsibility to younger people. I had learned the burden of silence.
 
It took awhile for my voice to emerge and for me to understand that the big lessons came from the school of life. They were unstructured with no lesson plan and required you to forget all the crap that was put in your head since there were no classes being taught on reality.
 
When you start peeling back the veils of reality that you were taught, you can see with new eyes, you can start realizing how powerful you truly can be. And it is up to you to put down the manual of how life is supposed to be so you can discover all that has always been here, waiting for you to discover.
 
Last night my neighbor came over with a genuine act of kindness. He saw something that was needed to be done in the house the last time he was here and without being asked, he brought his tools and fixed it. In exchange, we sat and talked for a few hours. This never happened when I lived in the big city. No one simply dropped by, and never to simply help; everything was planned and calculated. And I rarely knew my neighbors when I lived in big cities, beyond pleasantries. The societal norms in the big city also came with big invisible walls that kept us separated. I really did not know the beauty of neigbors until I moved to a very small town.
 
My neighbor and I started talking about how situations and people come into our lives to teach us. And only when we are ready. Fear, stress and worry are on the menu every day, ready to be put into action by those who want to carry their burden with them. The hardest work one ever does throughout their life does not include a pay check or a formal change management plan. The hardest work is how you choose to respond to what is on the menu of life. What you give weight to.
 
And here is the biggest lesson I learned. We have learned to seek and crave answers before asking questions. I can sit here and type the 3–5 ways that can lead you to nirvana but 1) I don’t know you; 2) I don’t know what your perception of Nirvana is; and 3) I don’t want to waste your life.
 
You have always and still do hold the keys
 
We have become so addicted to prescriptions; whether they come from a bottle or a self-proclaimed guru or mystic who rarely practices what they tell others is the path or the rules of success. They may even write award winning books about it and fill your head on how they are the authority but the truth is real and it is that no one really knows. No one knows you and what makes you tick under all those masks.
These constructs and systems that we have today are mostly broken. We are in this mess in the world because we have been conditioned to lead with structure instead of remembering why we are here. And my take on it all is that we were not created to suffer throughout our life. It is optional when we have clarity of purpose.
 
As you become more conscious and start living in awareness, you start taking your power back; and only when you are ready. You no longer have a need to blame the system and go out and protest or be outraged. Sure, you may feel that is the only way out by doing something. And that is honorable. But start asking yourself some tough questions about the broken system. I did. I saw with new eyes that the social norms are to protest, blame the other and be outraged, which changes nothing in this century.
 
We need new thinking and ancient thinking and questions to go out and build constructs that work for the 21st century. As I wrote in my first book, Creating a healthy, humane world requires more than new models that shift the deck chairs on a sinking ship. It takes entirely rethinking the nature of business, work, and life.
What are your questions? What would you do and where would you be if no one was looking?
 
There is no else apart from each of us to put down the manual and learn what makes us tick. It’s personal.
All I do know is that our world needs healthy, conscious 21st leaders for our time. And we can control the volume and the channel when we wake up to reality.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

How to Lead from Your Heart
Thinkers360
May 30, 2021

We have learned to not only seek knowledge and love outside ourselves, but we have also been conditioned to trust others before truly trusting our hearts. It is not surprising since we have learned from a very early age to live from our minds when our opportunity is to listen to the whispers of our hearts and integrate them with a healthy mindset.

The new age gurus will tell you that this is a time to move from your mind to your heart, but the truth is that the journey we are on right now is learning to listen to our heart and become healthy — mind, body and soul.

We have been conditioned to think that someone outside ourselves has our answers or holds our power. So many of us want to belong and be part of something bigger than ourselves. I’ve heard people say that they would be able to know right away if they were being recruited into a cult or someone’s scheme. But often, those of us who believe we are too smart to get sucked in are enticed by promises of self-improvement and a supportive community. In fact, over two-thirds of cult members are brought in by a family member or a friend who is deemed trustworthy.

When someone offers a front row seat to the secrets of the universe, anyone seeking answers can be tempted. And the seduction of being loved and cared for is what most are seeking. Anyone who has been in an abusive relationship has come into contact with an insidious liar and their trickster energy — someone pretending to be the exact opposite of their truth. Once you can clearly see the manipulation and deceit that is happening, you can start addressing the wounds and going to the root cause of your seduction. It takes a lot of compassion, self-reflection, and curiosity to heal ourselves.

Until we become aware of our seductions, the same type of people or experiences or bosses will come into our path. The first step is understanding and becoming aware of what and who can hook you into their story. And question everything from not just our mind, but your deep inner knowing. Listening deeply and questioning are key to unraveling and rewilding yourself. No one has your answers.

Inner work involves healthy doses of undoing and unraveling. Flow is key as we tap into the intelligence of nature. We can choose to fight the wave and let it hit us with thousands of ripples of pain, or we can teach ourselves to ride the wave by Trusting the Currents. Each one of us has screwed up along the way and trusted people who were toxic to our well-being. It doesn’t mean that we must stay in our own prison when our opportunity is to learn and grow at our own pace.

The best revenge is no revenge; the best revenge is living well by learning to understand that our energy and attention are our most valuable assets, and how we invest and use them is up to us. It takes forgiveness of ourselves and courage to find our own path in our own way. Otherwise, we simply relive our history over and over with reruns and sequels of the same story.

Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, reminds us that “everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in our heart.” You choose whether you’re facing opportunities or challenges. You can create peace within yourself or you can war with yourself and those around you. When you imagine from the heart, you become aware that everything begins with a single thought in your mind. You have the ability, on your own or in a community, to imagine and create.

Many of us have cried, screamed, judged, blamed, and pointed fingers of shame. But once we take back our power through pursuing inner work, we can no longer remain victims. We can no longer afford to hide. The only path we can take is forward, accepting that we have the power to guide ourselves by following our hearts, which beat in harmony with the universe.

Most of us have been encouraged to be a good person to others — and yet, similarly, most of us have never been encouraged to be kind, gentle, and compassionate with ourselves in a pure and loving way. We’re now faced with an opportunity to shift our stories, and shed the lifelong practices handed down to us by society and our ancestors.

We have an opportunity to become increasingly aware of what drives someone and how that truly impacts us. “One must shed the bad taste of wanting to agree with many. ‘Good’ is no longer good when one’s neighbor mouths it. And how should there be a ‘common good’! The term contradicts itself: whatever can be common always has little value. In the end it must be as it is and always has been great things remain for the great, abysses for the profound, nuances and shudders for the refined, and, in brief, all that is rare for the rare,” writes Friedrich Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil.

Despite all the success stories we hear, more people are becoming aware that everyone has a story. We can either succumb to be a victim or we can understand that we can control how we choose to respond and show up in our lives. What matters is what action we take: do we remain stuck in our past, or release ourselves by choosing a different path that may be unknown but healthier for us?

You hold great power and an inner ability to navigate your life. The noise and chaos in the external world continues to increase but the true question is whether you are able to trust yourself and let go of deep seeded fear, sadness, or anger. It’s okay to feel into each emotion but freedom comes when you learn to let them pass through you. When you hold on to the past with everything you have, you will experience more of the same. The unknown can be frightening or exhilarating. By breaking through false safety nets and entering uncharted waters, you reclaim your power and freedom. Letting go means making space for your wildest creations.

Leadership is not outside yourself, and it’s your time to understand that you don’t need false prophets, leaders, or profits to have a full life. It’s time for health-conscious souls to take our place in history and step into our power. It’s our time to create a healthy life, and world.

You have a wealth of information to understand and claim from your own heart. All you are being asked to do is listen and question. Unlike lava, which spurts from a volcano and never holds back its pure eruptions, we have been trained to keep our feelings, thoughts, and desires inside ourselves. Do you feel a need to hold back or can you start releasing?

The cracks we are witnessing in the world are like cracks in the hardened arteries of the human heart. Can you feel the fracturing of the world and the unmasking of who you truly are at the heart of it all?

Each of us is on our own unique journey, and once we discover our own wonder and have the courage to trek into the unknown, we can begin to explore what’s truly in our heart and find others who share our passion for whatever sparks us. It could be starting a garden or forming something to ignite the imagination of children. Though you believe in what you’re creating, you’ll meet many people who will laugh at you or judge you, and it will be up to you to keep going, by lifting yourself up and not taking on the fears of anyone else.

F*ck the Bucket List Trilogy is dedicated to anyone ready for a journey of a lifetime. This post weaves excerpts from the three books.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Leading from the Heart
Thinkers360
December 09, 2020
Conscious leaders are the light that shines on others, not to dominate or control others, but to help us ignite our own inner light and become a leader as well, so that we can find our higher purpose that drives connections, communication, and relationships. Conscious leaders are not perfect, but we are willing to go through the challenging process of transformation to become more whole. We are more likely to be giving, vulnerable, compassionate, and inspiring, though we will not necessarily possess all such traits.

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Tags: Leadership

What is Your Moment of Truth in 2020 and Beyond?
Thinkers360
December 08, 2020
Perhaps what December 2020 is really asking from us is to be open to let go of what has outlived its usefulness, because when we become aware of death, we simultaneously open the door to birth. And that is where we find ourselves right now, enter It takes work, and at some point, you make a sacrifice of your old self to birth a new world and emerge aligned to your true nature, and nature itself. The process of transformation is a death and a birth. They are one. They are interconnected in flow. The Zen Japanese term shoji means birth-death. There is no separation between life and death other than a hyphen that connects the two. You cannot truly be alive without being aware of death. Death is always with us, helping us to discover what matters most and serves as a teacher of letting go.

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Tags: Change Management

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