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Worldwide, I am showing how we create a flourishing future for you, others and the planet? It's a simple yet profound method, based on values awareness, which draws on research and human wisdom.
Here I am this November inspiring Australians to adopt Values-based Education, at a Conference on the Gold Coast. Their enthusiastic response was overwhelming...
Former Australian Minister, Brendan Nelson, joked about me and my impact on the world stage, before he gave a transformational talk in favour of Values-based Education.
We are all responding to an existential crises that eventually I believe will positively shift consciousness towards survival.
How can we look forward to a positive future? Hope my TEDx talk will inspire you.
Your transformational key?
To think about the choices you make in your daily life. Your choices are based on the values that you have adopted in your life. These values can be selfish (greedy) or selfless (thoughtfulness), even a mixture of the two. I have found that the key to keeping my life in a positive direction, is by regularly reflecting on why I make the choices I do; what values underlie them and the changes I need to make to the way I think and behave. Above all, to let my authentic self shine in the world.
If you engage in this daily process too, you will give yourself a wonderful life-enhancing capacity, which is to nurture what I have called your ethical intelligence: your ability to self-regulate your behaviour for the good of yourself and others. So many people say they are unhappy, not realising that this stems from the choices they make in life, which are based on the values they live.
Transformation begins with children
For seven years, whilst Headteacher of an urban community school in Oxfordshire, UK, I researched for my doctorate at Oxford University, the impact of underpinning the school community with positive human values such as respect, honesty, justice and trust. Staff modelled the values and the community supported them. The impact was profound: it significantly improved the quality of education, giving both pupils and staff a powerful ethical compass to navigate their lives.
As a consequence of this success, I founded a charity called the International Values-based Education Trust (IVET Foundation), of which you can become an Affiliate ( become-an-affiliate ). Its educational dimension is Values-based Education (VbE), a movement for educational, corporate and social transformation, which is positively affecting millions of children worldwide.
I also actively support other impactful values-based organisations. See Floyd Woodrow's Compass for Life https://compassforlife.co.uk/education/#sectors; Richard Barrett's Humanity Awareness Initiative (HAI) https://www.humanityawarenessinitiative.org/hai-core-principles/hai-sponsored-education-training-programs;
Also I am supporting the amazing life changing Internal Family Systems (IFS) in schools initiative https://www.selfleadershipcollaborative.com/our-team
I am honoured to be part of the international V20 group of experts and practitioners who are working to influence, from a values perspective, the G20 world leaders https://values20.org . I have worked this year on a chapter: Empowering Education for Sustainable, Global and Ethical Values, which achieve the G20 priorities for People, Planet and Prosperity. This will be part of the protocol sent to the G20 meeting in Italy.
I have recently been appointed to be an Ambassador for the Foundation for Education Development, which is planning for a transformative education system in England. See
Visiting a school in Indonesia