Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement.
Jean has worked intensively in 40 cultures and over100 countries helping global leaders, educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own capacities while applying these to new solutions for challenging times. She is a prolific writer and author of over 30 books including A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved, Life Force, The Possible Human, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, Jump Time, What is Consciousness, and The Wizard of Us.which was featured with her interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday.
As an advisor to the UN and other international agencies in human and cultural development, she has worked to implement some of their extensive educational and health programs especially as they relate to the millennium development goals. Since 2003, she has been working with the UN Development Program, training leaders in developing countries throughout the world in the new field of social artistry (human development in the light of social change). Dr. Houston has also served for a year and a half in an advisory capacity to President and Mrs. Clinton as well as helping Mrs. Clinton write, It Takes A Village To Raise A Child.
Her work and influence have been the inspiration for the creation of two Universities, Pacifica and Meridian where she serves as Chancellor. Currently, she is the Chairman of the Board of and co-developer of The United Palace of Spiritual Arts, which is the largest theatre on Broadway in New York City and where she creates many programs in spiritual artistry and world outreach in Communities of Practice.
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