ARCHITECTS OF CHANGE
Make A Difference – Move Humanity Forward – Unite It
Architects of Change is a conversation series with a purpose. It is designed to inspire you to take action in your own life and to see yourself as an Architect of Change.
We believe that we all have the power to be Architects of Change in our own lives, in our own homes and our own communities. Our conversation series is meant to inspire you to challenge what is and imagine what can be and create what envision – that, in turn, can make a difference, it can move humanity forward and then ultimately – unite it.
Ford Motor Company is proud to support Architects of Change and to continue to frame its message of inspiring people to think about mobility – not just through transportation, but in terms of accessibility for human advancement.
Together, we will create a more caring, conscious, connected and compassionate community.
CONVERSATIONS THAT MOVE HUMANITY FORWARD
DEVON FRANKLIN & MEAGAN GOODE
Waiting for Marriage
GWYNETH PALTROW & DR. ROBERTA BRINTON, PhD.
Brain Health from the Inside Out
A Conscious Class in Our Lifetime
Finding Happiness and Love
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Becoming Creatively On Fire
& JOHN PAUL DEJORIA
Creative Minds Changing the Way We Think
A Real Man is Hard to Find
GLENNON DOYLE MELTON
Finding Your Voice
America’s Mental Health is Everyone’s Problem
ANDY PUDDICOMBE, FOUNDER HEADSPACE
Saving the World: One Brain at a Time
BISHOP TD JAKES
Uniting in Divided Times
BLAKE MYCOSKIE, TOMS FOUNDER
One for One: Business for Good
SETH & LAUREN ROGEN
Caregiving: Alzheimer’s Realities
DEEPAK CHOPRA & KIMBERLY SNYDER
Balance: Your Mind & Your Body
JUDAH AND CHELSEA SMITH
Faith & Family in Modern Times
Young Women, Image & Our Future
Building a Business and a Family
Outlasting the Diagnosis with Love
Sisterly Love: No Deeper Bond
JAKE WOOD & BOBBY SHRIVER
Getting American Veterans Off the Brink
KATHERINE WOODWARD THOMAS, PH. D.
Conscious Uncoupling: It is Possible
One Man’s Search for the Real Pope Francis
Having It All: The Real Conversation
SISTER JOAN CHITISTER
Power of Faith
ALLI WEBB, DRYBAR FOUNDER
Believing in Your Ideas
LISA GENOVA, STILL ALICE AUTHOR
A Writer’s Faith
MELANNE VERVEER & KIM AZZARRELLI
Women and Work: The Landscape
DEBBIE ALLEN & PANEL
Gun Violence in America
CAITLIN CROSBY, THE GIVING KEYS FOUNDER
Fighting Homelessness, One Necklace at a Time
Lessons from a Year of “Yes!”
The Open Field is the field of engagement.
It is where Architects of Change gather because it is for those who challenge what is, imagine what can be and work to make a difference.
Together, we can move humanity forward.
It is for those who want to live out beyond judgment, labels and political parties.
It’s not for the week or the timid, although that vulnerability exists in all of us.
It’s for a community of individuals who seek something more.
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the pillars of the society I want to live in. The society I want to work in. The society I want to grow old in.
Love, as I wrote last week, is the guiding principle of that society. There are several other principles as well, which I’ll get to over the next few weeks. But today, on Father’s Day, I want to focus on the concept of kindness.
Kindness, I believe, is one of the most important qualities that we can have. It’s what can lead us out of our current atmosphere, which is anything but kind.
We rarely recognize kindness as a form of strength, but it is. It takes strength to lead your life from a place of kindness — whether you are leading as a father, an elected official, a teacher, a CEO, or as someone in some other role.
Being kind starts with being kind to yourself. You know that inner voice that so often berates you and everyone around you? That voice that tells you that you’re not working hard enough? That you’re not keeping up? That says, ‘Who do you think you are’? Well, when that voice finishes berating you, it comes out of your mouth and reaches everyone around you.read more
Architects of Change Live:
Maria Shriver and Author & CEO Sam Polk