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Laura is an international thought leader and expert on sustainability leadership and has spent her entire career advising global leaders on sustainability and building impact- and purpose-driven organizations, and movements. She is co-founder of Regenerators with her partner Giles Hutchinson. Laura has supported the Copenhagen Climate Council, the World Business Summit on Climate Change, Project Green Light and Sustainia. Under Laura’s leadership, Sustainia became a global mega-brand within sustainability with an outreach to more than 150 million people, a database of 4000 sustainable solutions, multiple state-of-the art publications and a unique partner network. Laura is the co-author of Regenerative Leadership with her co-founder Giles Hutchinson. Regenerative organizations will be tomorrow’s success stories. Those that hold-on to yesterday’s logic will become yesterday’s news. It’s simple: adapt or die.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces the importance of cultivating greater self-awareness as one of the conscious inner game skills that will allow you to be more emotionally adaptable during these unprecedented times.
[3:05] The experience that reminded Carley that leaning into surrender allows us to handle the constant shifting, change and disruption that is constantly being thrust upon us.
[10:55] Laura describes the installation of regenerative systems and a return to nature in her personal life in Portugal.
[18:26] Regenerative leadership asks ‘How can I heal and regenerate from my actions?’ and ‘How can I bring about more value than I take?’
[25:03] The leaders that the world desperately needs right now have to cultivate a greater ecosystem awareness.
[28:19] How a brain injury led Laura to experience a string of epiphanies, including both massive breakthroughs as well as breakdowns, suffering and transformation.
[36:30] The variation in her daily meditation practice that has furthered Laura’s inner journey.
[41:45] Do you let your head lead the way? Or do you listen to your body and let it lead you? The importance of cultivating both a strong inner and outer connection.
[46:51] Laura’s book provides the framework for building regenerative life-affirming businesses.
[53:19] The logic of life is our translation of the intelligence of nature, and Laura explains how that fact has to factor into everything that we do.
[59:11] Shamanism — the value of understanding its practices and the importance of incorporating it into leadership and businesses.
[1:03:44] Words of wisdom to help your inner cultivation so that you can have a greater positive influence on the world around you.
Regenerating Leadership: The DNA of Life Affirming 21st Century Organizations by Laura Storm and Giles Hutchins
Free Meditation Courses — 30 Days of Mindful Living