About

There are days in Park City when the snow is so deep, the silence in the woods so profound, and your relationship with the people around you so strong... that you experience an overwhelming sense  of being fully you.

Or maybe you are a hiker, and you get that feeling in the summer.

Or perhaps you get it from teaching students, or inventing a new formula, or writing a song.

Wherever you get it, what matters to us is helping you get it.

We are about meaning, in the best sense of what that word represents for you. It may stand for purpose, recognition, impact, respect, money, achievement or honor. This is your decision to make, not ours.

We are about hearing the tick tick tick of time passing, not to create anxiety or regret, but as a reminder that every single day is a blessing if you choose to recognize the truth of that statement. It is easy to take for granted good health or having enough to eat or having a safe place to sleep... but when any of these blessing disappear, it becomes 100% obvious that they are indeed blessings.

We are about the healing power of the mountains that surround us here in Park City, Utah. We recognize that merely walking through our aspen groves or sitting quietly on a mountain top is enough to restore the human spirit and provide time for your truth to emerge... perhaps after being hidden behind the obligations and distractions of daily life.

We are about recognizing the connections that have the power to unite us. We are connected on nearly every level and scale you can imagine. Our institute is designed to highlight and celebrate these connections, and to remind you how to use them to create win/win relationships that magnify your impact and bring you meaning in the ways most important to you.

first, We see the human spirit

Whatever your role at a given moment—employee, customer, leader, reporter, regulator, or “prospect”—first we see you as a human being.

There are profound differences that result from acknowledging someone’s humanity before you slip into whatever roles each of you are playing today.

We are a trusted source for ideas and insights that treasure and enliven the human spirit

We will help any person or institution serious about magnifying human talent and dignity, whether that means you or the people who work with you.

Reach out to us today, ask questions, or share your point of view.

And, by the way, this is who we are...

 

CO-FOUNDER

Amy Blaschka

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Amy is a writer and brand strategist, frequent speaker, and one of the most positive and popular storytellers on social media. Her engaging communication style, which uses both video- and text-based posts, has earned an enthusiastic following on LinkedIn, Thrive Global, and Medium where she aspires to inspire transformation. She covers "personal transformation and its impact on career growth" for Forbes.com and is the co-author with Bruce Kasanoff of I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination & Unleash Your Potential


CO-FOUNDER

Bruce Kasanoff

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For over 20 years, Bruce has been a thinking partner for thought leaders, helping them to conceptualize, create and share original ideas. Bruce has created and led dozens of personal and corporate development programs. He is a LinkedIn Influencer with over 750,000 followers, and he covers "bringing out talent in others" for Forbes.com. He is the co-author with Amy Blaschka of I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination & Unleash Your Potential. He is also the author of How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk and Never Tell People What You Do


FOUNDING PARTNER

Richard Bezemer

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Richard thinks BIG. Major events—especially the Olympics—have been the cornerstone of his work, from creating the first end-to-end planning process for the Games to building a company that staffed the Games and other major events with a skilled and passionate workforce numbering in the thousands. For three years running, he has brought together Park City's top talent in events that are both highly imaginative and immersive. 


Co-Creators

DESIGN THE LIFE YOU LOVE

Ayse Birsel

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Co-founder and Creative Director of Birsel + Seck, the award-winning design and innovation studio working with Herman Miller, GE, Colgate-Palmolive, IKEA and Toyota, among others. Ayse is the creator of Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches designers and non-designers how to create a meaningful life using her design process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction™.


ADVANCING YOUR CAREER

David Cowen

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David Cowen is President and Managing Director of The Cowen Group, the premier staffing and recruiting firm for the legal industry. To support his clients in their personal and professional growth, David facilitates and moderates over 50 thought leadership events, roundtables and workshops on evolving trends, change management and career advancement.


CREATE A SHARED REALITY

Molly Tschang

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Molly Tschang is founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior management teams lead as one cohesive and collaborative unit. Prior to launching Abella, Tschang held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions.