October 28, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents

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As humanity, we’re standing at a crossroads. The only institution that’s powerful enough and able to deal with the pace of change is business. And yet is business really conscious of the urgent needs of the global whole today? Regarding critical need for change, how can we transform businesses so they’ll take the lead for the good of all? What can we do as individuals to transform the way we work? Learn from two globally leading change-makers. Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and author of NetPositive, one of the most visible Conscious Leaders in the world, has successfully turned an organization of over 100,000 people towards purpose and contribution. Entrepreneur, global strategist and founder of the World Business Academy, Rinaldo Brutoco, offers an eye-opening overview of what we’ll be facing during the coming years, and what we can do to address the challenges ahead of us – both as an individuals and as organizations. Hosted by Bend & Stretch founder, Maryama Marong, and Peter Matthies of the Conscious Business Institute, the interviews in this episode with Paul Polman and Rinaldo Brutoco are hand-picked excerpts, with permission from the Conscious Business Institute Master Program, to catalyze this pivotal discussion. Joining the previous 2022 VoiceAmerica Specials by Synergy Circles of the Evolutionary Leaders (a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation), we follow "Humanity's Moment of Choice: Choosing Earth, Choosing Peace, Choosing to Serve, and Voices for a Thriving Future" with "Conscious Leadership" Also, enjoy Paul Polman, Rinaldo Brutoco and Peter Matthies' previous appearances on The Convergence in the past Show List -- "Conscious Business for a Flourishing World", 12/13/ 2019 and 1/17/2020.

The Convergence

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We have not seen a moment in history quite like this one. It is a moment of choice to support an evolutionary leap. In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, we can choose to live by a consciousness of wholeness, to co-create a collective vision of a just, peaceful, and flourishing world, to nurture authentic relationships, to build vibrant and compassionate communities working together to uplift all, and to join hands in building a better world. On THE CONVERGENCE, VoiceAmerica host Dr. Kurt Johnson is joined by global thought leaders from The Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and other global change-makers, in this inspiring series of radio and video presentations-- “Humanity’s Moment of Choice”. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake today and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world's future you'll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. See more at, a project of The Source of Synergy Foundation.

Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents

Dr. Kurt Johnson is a well-known scientist who is also a founder of the world's Interspiritual Movement. Author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two bestselling books in popular science, he joins Australian interfaith leader Ben Bowler and American integral thinker Doug King in welcoming women and men from around the world to discuss change, and the ideas driving change worldwide today.

With expertise in evolutionary science, comparative culture and religion, and even mysticism, Kurt serves on diverse international boards and committees across the world service community. These include The Interspiritual Network, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science, Gaiafield, The Evolutionary Leaders, Forum 21 Institute, The National Ethical Service, Self Care to Earth Care, Community of The Mystic Heart, and the United Nations NGO committees on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and The International Yoga Day. Ordained in a half dozen spiritual traditions he brings a broad firsthand knowledge of world spirituality.

Ben Bowler founded, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of and certified in Spiral Dynamics and integral thought. With Kurt's over two hundred technical publications and books in ecology and evolutionary science they and their global guests weekly bring a profound expertise in the future of religion and spirituality and the spectrum of global change.

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