VAST Institute Podcast
Taste of Original Thinking - Imagination Your Next Superpower

Taste of Original Thinking - Imagination Your Next Superpower

February 13, 2022

Our guest Paula Intravaia, a bold and enlightened designer of educational daydreams is co- founder of Cloud Club Collective and stanch advocate for our right to daydream, YEA!

Paula is dedicated to the enhancement of human creativity by bringing research-based techniques via mobile technology and digital tools to individuals wanting to discover and unlock their latent creative. We explore the role of imagination in resilience and hear from Paula how educators, bleeding edge entrepreneurs and fourth graders each utilize the Purposeful Daydreaming to enhance their problem-solving capabilities and access their CREATIVITY VIRTUES.

We discuss the value of Positive Imagination and Purposeful Daydreaming via the lens of her experience and the many who’ve gathered at Cloud Club Collective to hone their innovative edge as Original Thinkers.

 

  • Master tools for creating the future you want to experience
  • Hone techniques for activating your positive imagination
  • Design a transformative creative practice that seamlessly integrates into your daily life
  • Learn how to spend quality time with your Imagination

 

Cloud Club is an organization dedicated to the enhancement of human creativity. We combine research-based techniques with mobile technology to create digital tools that help individuals discover and unlock their latent creative potential. If you'd like to learn more, please visit their  website at Cloud Club Collective

Sound and Light Episode 4 - Fast Forward

Sound and Light Episode 4 - Fast Forward

October 25, 2021

Sound and Light is an animated, unscripted dialogue with Jim Cohen and Michelle Sherman, as they recount the impact that music has made on their lives, from the ’50’s to today. 

Join Jim and Michelle as they fast forward to the music of today and how it continues to influence their lives.  They reflect on symphonic music, rock and roll, rock stars past and present and the powerful magic of music as a universal harmonizer.

  • The imagination and math of music
  • Transcendence, and the power of community
  • Music as magic incarnate

 

Jim Cohen is an accomplished innovation design strategist, trusted advisor, mentor, and transformation sherpa. He has the soul of an artist, the mind of a business leader and the heart of a guru.

For more about Jim visit https://www.jimcohensherpa.com 

 

Michelle Sherman is a renaissance woman, international business strategist, Inspirational speaker, published author, transformational coach, leadership mentor, citizen diplomat and visionary pioneer.

For more information about Michelle visit https://www.vastinstitute.com

 

The Curly Girls Guide to Belonging

The Curly Girls Guide to Belonging

September 28, 2021

Join Michelle Purnell-Hepburn and Michelle Sherman as they explore how beautiful you are and life is, once we embrace our “curls”. Heartfelt sharing, inclusion wisdom and sincere encouragement abound with these two vibrant Curly Girls, who have seen a lot and endeavor to bring out the best in life.

Curly Girls Guide to Belonging will offer perspective, encouragement and practical tools to hone your world in a loving and compassionate manner.

Themes Discussed:

  • Creativity
  • Worthiness
  • Self-Wisdom
  • Authenticity
How to remain buoyant and optimistic in times of fear, uncertainty and doubt

How to remain buoyant and optimistic in times of fear, uncertainty and doubt

December 30, 2020

How to remain buoyant and optimistic in times of fear, uncertainty and doubt:

  • How to stop negativity from pulling you down
  • What is positive Imagination and how to use it 
  • How to use it to dissipate the FUD in your life
A Taste of Original Thinking - The Six Competencies to Thrive by

A Taste of Original Thinking - The Six Competencies to Thrive by

July 10, 2020

Once clients and colleagues have spent enough time with VAST content and techniques, they see the world a bit differently than most. They possess a respected sense of calm and confidence despite the challenges that life brings to them. We have built VAST around a simple premise, WHAT I DO MATTERS® This is exponentially true when it comes to generating a quality of business or life that honors, nourishes and delights you. The VAST Core Competencies are the engine that drives these results.

In this VAST Taste of Original Thinking Podcast, The Six Competencies to Thrive By, we explore:

  • How employing these Competencies Opens Your Mind to New Possibilities and Taps Your Personal Potential.
  • Learn how to amplify your professional leadership, personal effectiveness, and spiritual growth with this kindhearted and holographic model
  • See how linking the six competencies, aka, puzzle pieces craft a life steeped in authenticity, optimism, and resilience.
  • Discover how following their trajectory can gently generate a level of personal confidence previously unimagined
Modern Urban Life - How to Optimize the City Experience

Modern Urban Life - How to Optimize the City Experience

May 17, 2020

Urban Landscapes reflect how we connect as human beings. As we see migration and social density patterns shift due to a variety of factors ranging from corporate globalization to natural calamity, we have realized that most of those people end up in a city.

When confronted with this reality of urban life, we have the option of taking a positive or negative approach to the increased population density and its impact on modern life.

You can choose to be a “turtle”, hide in your shell and ignore the change, or embrace the opportunities presented for improvements in community development.

Join Michelle Sherman and Professor Sergey Vesmanov for a discussion about Modern Urban Life. Learn More

A Taste of Original Thinking - Healthy Relationships

A Taste of Original Thinking - Healthy Relationships

March 6, 2020

The Vast Institute believes that people coming together into healthy relationships is a vital step towards creating a balanced life, as well as one contributing factor to peace on earth.

We have devised a simple and kindhearted approach to constructing positive relationships. One step towards having Healthy Relationships is to know one’s self. We explore the powerful connection between claiming your personal value system and having balanced, realistic, healthier relationships with the people in your life.

The Vast Institute Healthy Relationship Program is designed for anyone who wishes to take their relationships to the next level of confidence, respect, trust and love.

Join us to learn how to navigate relationships with greater ease - https://www.vastinstitute.com/calendar

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