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

MARTHA BECK
A Conscious Class in Our Lifetime

RUSSELL SIMMONS
Mind-First Business

JACK KORNFIELD
Finding Happiness and Love

JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Becoming Creatively On Fire

BRIAN GRAZER
& JOHN PAUL DEJORIA
Creative Minds Changing the Way We Think

TERRY CREWS
A Real Man is Hard to Find

GLENNON DOYLE MELTON
Finding Your Voice

PATRICK KENNEDY
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

KRISTA TIPPETT
Becoming Wise

CINDY CRAWFORD
Young Women, Image & Our Future

KRIS JENNER
Building a Business and a Family

ANN ROMNEY
Outlasting the Diagnosis with Love

ELIZABETH LESSER
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

MARK SHRIVER
One Man’s Search for the Real Pope Francis

ANN-MARIE SLAUGHTER
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

SHONDA RHIMES
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.

This Father’s Day, I’m Focused on Kindness

This Father’s Day, I’m Focused on Kindness

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.

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