Jack Butler interviews Wallace J Nichols on Being an Environmental Change Agent

Following your passion isn’t always easy.  It takes courage, financial savvy, building your personal brand and, above all, figuring out a way of being and doing your work which makes sense for you.

Wallace J Nichols is someone I am fascinated by, not just for the amazing work he does in marine biology, conversation and environmental advocacy, but also for the way that he has built his career as a co-founder, campaigner, public figure, researcher and author.  It leaves some great clues.

In this wide-ranging interview, we cover some cool stuff, including:

– what the highest-leverage environmental strategy is for you the individual whether you or not you do environmental work

– what happens when the most complex organ – our brain – meets the planet’s largest feature – water?

– what the new field of neuroconservation that J is helping emerge is all about

– why you need more water in your life!

– how you can create amazing viral marketing effects for almost no investment

– why your personal connection with environmental solutions is more important than being told what to do

– how co-founding a slew of campaign organizations has been a really effective strategy for J

– some of the practical challenges J faces in being a conscious change agent – just because you have a stellar media profile doesn’t mean that you are not having to work hard to follow your passion

– and, as usual, much more!

J is a lovely guy – I do hope you connect more with his work check out his new book, Blue Mind.

Enjoy the show and as always we welcome your comments and questions.

Love,
Jack

About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.
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