Past Interviews

George Takei

George Takei

Mr. Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek.

I interviewed Mr. George Takei for a team building and leadership program I wrote, produced and directed.

Legendary Football Coach Don James Don James

Legendary football coach Don James (December 31, 1932 – October 20, 2013) was the head coach at the University of Washington from 1975 to 1992, compiling a career college football record of 178–76–3. His 1991 Washington Huskies team won a share of the national championship after completing a 12–0 season with a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl. James was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1997.

I had the honor and privilege to play for Coach James at the University of Washington. His inspiring lessons on leadership and integrity had a big impact on my life and are with me to this day. Before he passed away, I had the opportunity to interview him for a leadership program I wrote, produced and directed. Coach James was an inspiration. He is missed.

Julia Cameron Julia Cameron

Credited with having founded a new human potential movement which enabled millions to realize their creative dreams, Julia Cameron eschews the title “creativity expert,” preferring to describe herself simply as an “artist.” Her tools for unblocking creativity have transformed millions of lives worldwide.

Bestselling author of over 24 books including “The Artist’s Way”, “Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance” “Walking in This World” and “The Writing Diet”, Julia’s creativity extends as a playwright, filmmaker and composer. Julia says “I am the floor sample of my own tool kit. When we are unblocked we can have remarkable and diverse adventures. Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools help to nurture those gifts.”

Jack Canfield, best selling author Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield

Affectionately known as “America’s #1 Success Coach”, Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. Jack brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally, appearing on radio and television in every major world market.

Jack Canfield was a featured speaker in the Global Film Phenomenon “The Secret”. As a bestselling author of the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul Series he received a record in the Guinness Book of Records for having 7 books simultaneously on the NY Times Bestseller List. His other publications include “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be”, “Jack Canfield’s key to Living the Law of Attraction”, “Maximum Confidence: Ten Secrets of Extreme Self-Esteem”, “The Power of Focus”, “The Success Principles for Teens” and “Gratitude: A Daily Journal.”

Becky Hays and I had the opportunity to interview Jack Canfield for Beyond Beliefin his beautiful home in Santa Barbara California. Thank you Jack for the difference you make in the world.

Robert Dilts Robert Dilts

Robert Dilts has been a developer, author, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) since its creation in 1975 by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. Robert is a long time student and colleague of both Grinder and Bandler and a bestselling author of over 45 books in the Field of NLP, including “Beliefs, Pathways to Health and Wellbeing”, “Applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,” “From Coach to Awakener”, “Strategies of Genius, Vol One, Two and Three ”, and “Changing Belief Systems With NLP”,

In addition to spearheading the application of NLP in the areas of: education, creativity, and health, his leadership and his contributions also helped to formulate some of the original work in NLP and promote our knowledge of Belief Systems. He is the principle author of “Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. I” which serves as the standard NLP reference text for the field.

Mr. Dilts is an International Trainer and Keynote Speaker for organizations such as World Health Organization, Harvard University, Apple Computer, World Bank and The American Society for Training and Development. Mr. Dilts Co-Founded The Institute of Advanced Studies of Health, and supervised the design of Tools for Living, a program used by Weight Watchers International.

Bob Doyle Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle was a featured speaker in the hit movie “The Secret”. A published author, his most recent work “Wealth Beyond Reason” has allowed thousands of people to reclaim their destiny, and begin creating lives of true abundance.

Bob has expanded his creative abilities as a music composer, author, keynote speaker and educator, but his real passion is the Law of Attraction and helping people to realize the full potential in their lives, no matter what their starting point or current beliefs.

Jonathan Ellerby

Dr. Jonathan Ellerby

Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, Spiritual Program Director for the highly acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, has a doctoral degree in Comparative Religions and has traveled throughout the world, studying with spiritual teachers from more than 40 cultural traditions. His latest book published by Hay House, “Return to the Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening”.

Through speaking engagements, workshops, retreats, presentations, consulting, training, and ceremonial work, Dr. Ellerby assists people in awakening to their spiritual connection and realizing their highest potential.

Stewart Emery Stewart Emery

Stewart Emery, the first CEO of EST (now Landmark Education), brings a lifetime of experience as entrepreneur, executive coach and leader, and is considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential Movement. A wonderful storyteller with a great sense of humor, Stewart has appeared as a featured guest on television and radio talk shows. He has conducted coaching interviews and presented workshops with tens of thousands in attendance.

Stewart’s latest collaboration “Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters” researches 300 of the world’s most successful people. Through leading workshops and seminars, writing books, delivering keynotes, and making radio and television appearances, Stewart Emery has touched the lives of millions of people. No wonder the National Media selected Mr. Emery as One of the Most Influential People in Human Potential Movement.

Timothy Freke

Timothy Freke

Tim is a clear, passionate and highly entertaining voice for our collective awakening. His books and live performances have inspired thousands of people throughout the world. In his life-changing talks and seminars he shares simple ideas and practical techniques to help participants wake up to oneness and celebrate separateness.

Tim has an honors degree in philosophy and is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality. As the bestselling author of over twenty books, including “Lucid Living”, he has an established reputation as a groundbreaking scholar and original free-thinker:

Tim is a keynote speaker at major conferences and is regularly featured in the global media. He is frequently a guest on the BBC and has been featured on ‘Modern Mystics.’ He has been interviewed for many websites, such as Ken Wilber’s ‘Integral Naked’. He has also appeared in a number of TV documentaries, including ‘Beyond The Da Vinci Code’, ‘The Da Vinci Code Myth’, ‘Secrets of the Code’ – and he is now completely fed up talking about that damn book!

Amit Goswami Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

Amit Goswami, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus in the theoretical physics department of the University of Oregon and a bestselling author in the field of Quantum Physics. Dr. Goswami is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness”.

Amit’s recent books include “God is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us About Our Origins and How We Should Live”, “The Visionary Window, A Quantum Physicists Guide to Enlightenment” and “The Quantum Doctor, A Physicist’s Guild to Health and Healing.”

In his private life, Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. Amit calls himself a quantum activist. He is featured in the award winning film “What the Bleep Do We Know“. A highly acclaimed International Presenter, Dr. Goswami is at heart a fun, friendly, compassionate human being.

Christina Hall Christina Hall Ph.D.

Christina, a seasoned and respected international trainer, is acknowledged as a major contributor to the development of NLP. She began her NLP training almost 30 years ago with the NLP Co-Developers during the pioneering days. Christina has taught NLP throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Australia and Japan.

Christina is one of the few people in the world recognized by ANLP (Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, United Kingdom) as an accepted trainer of NLP Trainers and Master Trainers, and is one of only 12 people to have been offered an Inaugural Honorary Lifetime Fellowship of the ANLP in recognition of her skill and contributions to the field.

A dynamic teacher, Chris is recognized for her caring, in-depth knowledge, and the sense of discovery she brings into the learning environment.

David Hamilton

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Dr. David Hamilton gained a first class honors degree in chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, specializing in biological and medicinal chemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry in 1995 from the same University.

He worked as a scientist in one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies near Manchester in the UK. He also served as an athletics coach of Sale Harriers in Manchester as well as the manager of the junior men’s team, inspiring them to 3 successive UK championship finals.David left the pharmaceutical industry and athletics coaching and returned to Scotland and became a motivational speaker.

In 2005, he self-published his first book, “It’s the Thought That Counts” which was soon published by Hayhouse. His latest book, “How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body”, was released in 2008. David now gives talks and runs workshops in the UK and around the world.

Maisha Hazzard Dr. Maisha Hazzard, Ph.D.

Maisha Hazzard holds advanced degrees in Communication (Ph.D.); Transpersonal Psychology (Ph.D.); Behavioral Science (M.A.); and Metaphysics (M.Msc.). In the late 1970s, while preparing to take the entrance examination for medical school, she was shown visions of an emerging field of medicine based on quantum mechanics and consciousness. She abandoned the natural medicine career path and entered a Ph.D. program in Communication. At the same time she continued her independent studies in metaphysics, quantum physics, energy psychology, new biology, energy medicine, and consciousness.

Dr. Hazzard has spent more than 20 years as a university professor and international consultant in Telecommunications, Information Technology, International Studies, Behavior Change Communication, Media and Performing Arts, and Education on five continents, and has taught, lectured, produced, and performed in India, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, France, Canada, and the United States.

She is now part of the ministerial staff at the Agape International Spiritual Center under the leadership of Dr. Michael Beckwith, and serves as a member of the faculty in the University of Transformational Studies. She is co-founder and president of Khepra International Ministries and co-creator of Khepra’s healing energy process, Heart-Mind Transformation.

Elaine Hendrix Elaine Hendrix

Actress Elaine Hendrix starred in the award-winning film “What the Bleep Do We Know”, in addition to television and Feature Films. In Hollywood ELAINE HENDRIX has been called an “actor’s actor”.
An award-winning producer, Elaine is currently working on her fourth feature. Rounding out her creative expression as an author, Elaine feels it is important to maintain a healthy balance of work, play, spirituality, and shopping! Elaine offers a compassionate and down-to-earth view of her journey to success.

Tad james Dr. Tad James

For 2 decades, Tad has been dedicated to empowering people to discover and celebrate their inner magnificence using NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnosis. Speaking to thousands annually in the United States and abroad, in partnership with his wife Adrianna, the couple shares with their audience how these powerful tools can create the life of your dreams!

A bestselling author in the Field of NLP and Timeline, including “Timeline Therapy and the Basis of Personality”, and “The Secret of Creating Your Future”, Tad is also President of the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and Executive Director of the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

Adriana James Dr. Adriana James

Adriana was an acclaimed concert violinist and Concert Master at the prestigious Sydney Opera Company. Her intense curiosity around excellence in the Human Potential movement led her to NLP. Her interest in the unconscious mind led to studies of Alternative Modes of Consciousness, where she obtained her PhD.
Adrianna is a Certified Master Trainer of NLP and was selected “Woman of the Year” by American Biographical Institute. Tad and Adrianna married in 1994 in Hawaii, and the synergy of this dynamic team allows them to transform thousands of lives each year, as they present workshops and trainings in the U.S. and abroad.

Bruce Lipton Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Lipton, Professor, Cell Biologist and Research Scientist, is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. An internationally recognized author, including groundbreaking book “The Biology of Belief”, He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences. His groundbreaking discovery in Cell Biology provides scientific evidence for the mind/body connection.

Brad Morris

Brad Morris

Brad Morris is a true Agent-of-Change. His passion is to inspire individuals to live the life they have always dreamed of by shifting limited perceptions, and living a grateful life.

Brad is a living example to the younger generations that anyone from any background can make a difference and that anyone who chooses to, can live an awesome, fulfilling life. After completing his second year in college in Victoria, B.C., Canada, Brad chose to drop out of school. Faced with many personal challenges and hardships, he now looks at each of those challenges that he overcame as a true blessing.

Brad’s enthusiasm for life and authenticity have empowered and inspired thousands of youth, young adults and parents. His fun teaching methods and humorous stories help people to change how they see themselves and the world around them so that they can live their life “The GratiDude Way” and create permanent, positive change.

Judith Orloff
Judith Orloff, M.D.

Transforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, as well as a best selling author. Dr. Orloff comes from a family of 25 physicians and advocates ‘a democracy of healing,’ wherein every aspect of the self is granted a vote in the search for total health. She has been celebrated for her unique approach to mental well-being by proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health cannot be ignored.

Dr. Orloff is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life.” Her other bestsellers include “Positive Energy”, “Guide to Intuitive Healing,” and “Second Sight.” In addition, she leads international workshops and seminars on Intuition.

She has presented to medical schools, hospitals, universities, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff blends her traditional medical skills with intuition to enhance patient care.

Greta Sesheta Rev. Greta Sesheta

Rev. Greta Sesheta is an ordained Assistant Minister at Agape International Spiritual Center. Formerly the Assistant Dean of Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies and of Agape Institute, she has been an active member of the Agape community and the Agape International Choir since January 1990. A licensed Practitioner since 1993, she has produced the Soul Sisters Women’s Retreat for eleven years, facilitated groups at Agape’s annual “Revelation” Conferences, led workshops and created sacred ceremonies and rites of passage for individuals and organizations.

A popular pulpit speaker and faculty member at the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership at Agape (UTSLA), Rev. Greta currently has responsibility for the Agape Public Relations Ministry. She was founding administrative assistant and publicist for the 1998 launching of “A Season for NonViolence,” a 64-day international campaign that honors the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from UCLA and a Masters of Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute. She currently writes the Agape eBulletin which over 14,000 people receive online and often appears as an actress on television and in national print media.

Marci Shimoff Marci Shimoff

Marci is one of the bestselling female non-fiction authors of all time. Her books include: “Happy For No Reason”, “Remarkable Women”, and “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul”. Marci was featured in the global film phenomenon “The Secret”. She is President and Co-Founder of The Esteem Group.
A celebrated transformational leader and one of the nation’s leading experts on happiness, success, and the law of attraction, Marci has inspired millions of people around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success.

Sandra Anne Taylor Sandra Anne Taylor

Sandra Anne Taylor has been a counselor in private psychological practice for more than 25 years. A bestselling author, her work includes “Secrets of Success: The Science and Spirit of Real Prosperity”, “28 Days to a More Magnetic Life”, and “Quantum Success: The Astounding Science of Wealth and Happiness”.

A highly motivating and inspiring international speaker and corporate consultant, Sandra has been featured on national radio and in print media. She lectures worldwide on healing, quantum psychology, and the energy dynamics of personal, financial, and relationship success, offering practical yet powerful life-changing techniques.

James Twyman James Twyman

James Twyman is an internationally renowned, best-selling author, filmmaker and musician who has a reputation for traveling to some of the world’s greatest areas of conflict, sharing his message of peace.

His books include “The Art if Spiritual Peacemaking”, “The Moses Code” and “Emissary of Light”, He has been called “The Peace Troubadour” and has performed his peace concert in countries in conflict, drawing millions of people together in prayer to influence events of world crisis.

Joe Vitale Joe Vitale

Bestselling author Dr. Joe Vitale, President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc. has written ‘too many books to count’ including one for the American Marketing Association. His titles include “Zero Limits”, “The Attractor Factor”, “Expect Miracles”, “The Key, The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want” and “Life’s Missing Instruction Manual”. He was a featured speaker in the transformational film “The Secret”.
It didn’t start this way for Dr Vitale.

Thirty years ago he was broke, desperate and living on the street. Through a series of odd “coincidences”, he found his inner calling and turned his life around, achieving fame and success appearing as a featured guest on television, radio and in print. A dynamic speaker, Dr Vitale is also the most generous, humble and down to earth, good people you will ever have the privilege to meet.

Cheryl Ward Rev. Cheryl J. Ward, J.D.

Rev. Cheryl Ward. is Dean of the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership at UTSLA. She serves as Assistant Minister at the Agape International Spiritual Center, and is Head of the Curriculum Design Team.

For over 14 years, Reverend Cheryl has taught Foundational classes, Self Mastery classes and facilitated various Revelation POD’s. Former Dean of the Law School at the University of West Los Angeles, Rev. Cheryl is a dynamic International Speaker and Lecturer leading people to self-awareness.

Darren Weissman Dr. Darren Weissman

Dr. Darren R. Weissman, a Chicagoland native, is an internationally renowned physician, speaker, educator, and best selling author of “The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude, An Evolutionary Journey to Awakening Your Spirit” published by Hay House. His latest book “The Secret Code of Your Mind, Your Mind’s Journey to Inner Peace” was released in March 2010.

Dr. Weissman earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine at the National College of Chiropractic. His post-graduate studies have included Applied Kinesiology (AK), Total Body Modification (TBM), Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Neuro-Linguisitc Programming (NLP), Neuro-Modulation Technique (NMT), Chinese Energetic Medicine, Natural Healing, and many other forms of energy healing. Dr. Weissman received additional intensive holistic training in acupuncture, homeopathy, magnet therapy, along with other forms of energy medicine at the Kalubowila hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The LifeLine Technique™, developed by Dr. Weissman, is a fusion of science and spirit enabling people to reconnect to the subconscious source of symptoms and stress, balance the mind, body and spirit. body.