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.
We are about enriching your career and life
We—our institute, Ikigai Park City—are a newborn child, just months old. If you so wish, you can help influence our growth and in doing so, stake your claim to say years from now, "I was one of the first to be a part of this very special community."
Reach out to us today, ask questions, or share your point of view.
And, by the way, this is who we are...
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.
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.
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.
DESIGN THE LIFE YOU LOVE
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 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.
David Nour is a growth strategist, thought leader and global keynote speaker whose latest book is Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration. His book is an essential guide showing C-level leaders how to optimize relationships, create market gravity and greatly increase revenue. He delivers over fifty keynotes annually at leading industry associations, universities and Fortune 500 companies.
CREATE A SHARED REALITY
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.