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Earth Talk: Pioneers of the Possible…..how is it possible to FLOURISH while doing effective work in the world?

Wednesday, 14 January, 2015 - 20:00

Scilla Elworthy will investigate what it takes to carry out effective work to address the problems you see in your community, your country or the planet, including the shift in consciousness that Einstein pointed us towards. Karen Downes has over 30 years of business experience, particularly in personal transformation and the design and development of programmes that enable people to flourish while working hard. Together they hope to enable you to develop your passion to make a real contribution to the world.

Venue: The Great Hall, Dartington Hall Trust, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EL
Date: Wednesday 14 January 2015
Time: 8pm - 10:00 pm
Entrance: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions.

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Scilla Elworthy

Founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military, for which she has been three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas; Peace Direct was voted ‘Best New Charity’ in 2005. Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003, and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. She recently co-founded Rising Women Rising World which advises the leadership of selected international corporations and teaches young social entrepreneurs; her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (North Atlantic Books, 2014), and her TED talk on non violence has been viewed by over 800,000 people.

Karen DownesKaren Downes Sustainable Living

Karen’s passion and expertise lies in area of wellbeing and transformation. She is an entrepreneur, consultant, author and activist. She is the founder of a new enterprise ‘the FLOURISH initiative’; redefining prosperity and wealth in our lives and business. She has led global programmes to over 5,000 women and men, working in organisations around the world to be a catalyst for developing conscious leaders. She is a core team member of the Rising Women Rising World team, advising and leading educational programmes.