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How to be More Optimistic: Optimism, Meditation and Leadership

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Saturday 02 February 2019, 11:00am - 03:30pm

In today´s global climate, where so much of what we see, hear, think, feel and talk about is less than positive, we could view optimism as either a fantasy or an absolute necessity. In this case, optimism is not just for survival, it is essential for creating the kind of personal and collective energy we need to move us, both as individuals and as a race, as a human family, toward lives we would love to be living; towards communities and societies who would leave legacies to their grandchildren that would be more than just sustainable, they would be beautiful and joyful and kind and wise.  

Leading this kind of movement is inspiring, challenging, rewarding and often magical...and it falls to each and everyone of us to lead, be that in our working context, our family or community lives. 

While optimism gives us, the enthusiasm to lead effectively, when we combine it with the stabilising influence of meditation, we can face the frustrations and obstacles that often arise and the we find that anything is possible.

Join Victor Perton, Keith Suter, Charlie Hogg, Caroline Ward and others in dialogue in this one-day event on how to sustain an optimistic outlook and a meditation practice for effective leadership.

“…spiritual optimism and a strong faith can lift one’s life beyond imagination.” Paul Mogote

Special Speakers:

Victor Perton

Victor Perton describes himself as "The Optimists' Muse" while his critics call him "the Optimism Man."  Victor is an advocate for optimistic leadership.  He is the author of "The Case for Optimism: The Optimists' Voices" and the Founder of the Australian Leadership Project.  His life's journey has included time as a barrister, parliamentarian, trade commissioner, entrepreneur and senior adviser to the Australian G20 Presidency.

Keith Suter

Dr. Keith Suter, Managing Director, Global Direction, is a thought leader and media personality in the areas of social policy and foreign affairs. As Foreign & International Affairs Editor and Expert on Channel 7's 'Sunrise' program, Dr. Keith Suter is the resident expert on international issues affecting Australian business and society. His commentary reflects the wealth of experience he has in a variety of fields. In this event, he will share an optimist’s view of international affairs.

Caroline Ward

Caroline Ward from Australia has until recently been the National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris centres in Chile. She is a consultant and coach in Cultural Transformation, the specialist in The Feminine Way and author of two books on women´s transformation and women´s courage: The Four Faces of Woman and My Courage, Your Courage.

Charlie Hogg

Charlie is the National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris Australia and the Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the Brahma Kumaris international coordinating group, responsible for major international projects and the organisation’s global network of centres’ administrative direction. He travels extensively and has visited more than 80 countries as a speaker at international conferences.


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