13 Oct October 13, 2015 – Lost in the Jungle Yossi Ghinsberg & Conscious Leadership Rúna Bouius
Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a riveting storyteller. He has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, and Bayer. He is co-founder and CEO at Blinq.me, which launched its innovative messaging enhancement app which has reached over 250k downloads and rave reviews in just a few months. ‘Jungle’ is his book about his adventures in the Amazon and sold millions of copies worldwide. It was turned into a Discovery Channel docudrama and currently is being adapted to the big screen. He co-founded Chalalan with the Indigenous people of the Madidi Valley in Bolivia. This eco-village has transformed the entire region from exploitation to sustainable industries, mainly tourism and hospitality. He also founded EthnoBios, a research company identifying plant material through Ethnobotany, protecting Indigenous intellectual properties while cooperating with international pharmaceuticals. In 2001, in the midst of the second Intifada, he was invited to produce and manage the biggest music festival in Israel, which involved a grassroots movement of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Rúna Bouius – CEO/Entrepreneur, Conscious Leadership Activist and Speaker
Rúna Bouius is a serial entrepreneur. She spent her first career as a wholesale distributor in Iceland, representing an impressive portfolio of internationally known cosmetic and perfume brands in the local and duty-free markets. She quickly became known as a trailblazer and introduced the industry to many innovative services and practices that have since become the norm. She was an early, avid, and pioneering practitioner of the Conscious Capitalism principles. After selling her businesses, Rúna headed to the U.S. in 1996 and spent a decade as a mentor and training. Since 2005 Rúna has immersed herself in the Conscious Business field by speaking, writing, and mentoring leaders and entrepreneurs, assisting them in expanding their mindsets and worldviews to create more successful, sustainable, and meaningful professional and personal lives. In 2009, she moved to California, and in 2011, she became the Co-Founder & President of the Conscious Leader Network. She joined the TOGETHER! Network as Co-Founder, co-produced the TOGETHER! Conference, and Co-Founded the Conscious Capitalism LA Chapter. Rúna sits on a number of boards, is a contributing author to the People Development Network and has spoken at various conferences, including the Conscious Capitalism Conference.