Cameron McCollwas born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Over the years he’s lived in Australia, the UK, the US and the British Virgin Islands, with spells in France. Originally an electronics designer with an engineering degree from Edinburgh University, he’s started and grown several large companies, leading to IPO’s in the UK and US.
For many years Cameron lived two lives – one as a CEO, entrepreneur and public company director, with a busy family life and two growing kids, and the other as a student of Francis Lucille, a teacher of Advaita, whom he lovingly followed round the world for twenty years. In-between times he pursued his passion for sailing and the ocean.
With kids grown and a life that now flows between Sebastopol, his boat in Florida, and the British Virgin Islands he’s loving dedicating time to SAND to help it grow and mature without losing any of the laughter or spontaneity.
IRVING WILLIAM BERNSTEIN B.B.A., C.P.A.
As a child, Irving William Bernstein, was drawn to the exploration of being/consciousness and this has only deepened over the past 60 years.
Irving graduated from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business Administration of the City University of New York in 1965. After a successful apprenticeship with a major C.P.A. frm in the New York area, Irving started his own practice and gained expertise in all aspects of a public practice from individual tax planning to S.E.C. flings, mergers and acquisitions.
In 1974 Irving was invited to participate in the emerging feld of the human potential movement. He led transformational trainings and developed programs for many tens of thousands of people all over the world.
In 1986 Irving returned to the practice of public accounting with a unique blend of fnancial expertise and empowerment principles. Preferring the more personal and intimate element of the smaller business, Irving began focusing on supporting his clients in realizing their fnancial well being and goals.
Irving Is the founding partner of IWB&Co CPAs, working with his 2 daughters and son-in-law. He owns and manages residential and commercial properties, is partners with his son in the restaurant and food industry and serves as the Treasurer of Science and Non Duality. He is also on the Advisory Boards of Lafife.com and Crowdoptics.
Irving lives in Mill Valley, Ca on his family compound with his wife Les of 50 years, an award winning poet, his 3 children, their mates, and 8 grandchildren.
Irving is invested in the borderless inquiry of what is it to be a fully conscious human, while supporting people in embracing “being and having it all”.
GAIL BRENNER, Ph.D.
Gail Brenner is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author—and a lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly.
For over 20 years, she has met with clients individually and in groups, bringing laser-like clarity and loving care to the confusion of common problems, such as reactive emotions, feelings of inadequacy, and relationship struggles. She is passionate about her work, inviting people to untangle personal identities that are the source of suffering, revealing the possibility of embodied living in harmony with all of life.
Gail has special expertise working with older adults and their families and brings clear seeing and compassion to the transitions of aging, death, and dying.
Gail was an assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco where she trained physicians and maintained a clinical practice. She has published numerous professional articles on coping with stress and chronic medical illness. More recently, she is the author of the award-winning The End of Self-Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life and At the Core of Every Heart: Reflections, Insights, and Practices for Waking Up and Living Free.
At first involved with the Buddhist community, Gail eventually discovered the direct path of nondual teachings—and her true home. She lives happily in Santa Barbara.
For more, please visit: GailBrenner.com.
Julie Hasson is a results-oriented conscious business leader with more than 20 years experience working with senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. Among these are Carrefour, L’Oreal and Estee Lauder. She specializes in digital communication, brand strategy, and guiding corporations through integration of socially responsible ecosystems.
Julie is currently Chief Marketing, Digital, Innovation and Customer Officer for Carrefour Group. Previously, she built Open Innovation in Digital & “Purpose Driven” Transformation in the ecosystems of Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, NYC, France and Israel, for Société Générale, Allianz, etc. and Conscious Capitalism – Los Angeles Chapter.
MENAS C. KAFATOS, Ph.D
Menas C. Kafatos is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, and Director of the Center of Excellence of Earth Systems Modeling and Observations at Chapman University; Visiting Professor, Division of Environmental Science & Ecological Engineering, and Advisor BK21 Plus Eco-Leader Education Center, Korea University, Seoul, Korea; and Affiliated Researcher, National Observatory of Athens, Greece. He is a quantum physicist, cosmologist, and climate change researcher and works extensively on consciousness. He holds seminars and workshops for individuals and organizations on the natural laws that apply everywhere and are the foundations of the universe, for well-being and success. His doctoral thesis advisor was the renowned M.I.T. professor Philip Morrison who studied under J. Robert Oppenheimer. He has authored 310+ articles, is author or editor of 15 books, including The Conscious Universe (Springer), Looking In, Seeing Out (Theosophical Publishing House), and is co-author with Deepak Chopra of the forthcoming book, You Are the Universe (Harmony). He maintains a Huffington Post blog.
You can learn more at http://www.menaskafatos.com
PETER RUSSELL M.A., D.C.S.
Peter Russell is a fellow of The World Business Academy, and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest. At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation. He also has a post-graduate degree in computer science, and conducted some of the early work on 3-dimensional displays, presaging by some twenty years the advent of virtual reality.
In the 1970s, he was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field, and for twenty years ran programs for senior management on creativity, stress management, personal development, and sustainable development. In1982 he coined the term “global brain” with his 1980s bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have.
His principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we are passing through. His other books include The TM Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Awakening Earth, The Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God. As one of the more revolutionary futurists Peter Russell has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan and the USA. His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time have won praise and prizes from around the world.