As the CEO of Abroad, Justin is on a mission to connect people to their true nature and stretch the edges of human potential.
Justin is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and facilitator who uses a unique blend of business coaching and leadership psychology to help clients be the visionary, courageous, and compassionate leaders they were born to be. Justin currently coaches and advises top founders and CEO’s at rapid growth enterprises in the United States, Asia, and Oceania.
Justin's unique ability to translate rich philosophical, psychological, and emotional wisdom to the world of entrepreneurship and business makes him a sought after public speaker. He has given talks around the world at top universities (Stanford, Northwestern, Auckland University of Technology, etc.) venture capital funds (e.g. 500 Startups), and major financial institutions (e.g. Singapore Stock Exchange). In 2017 alone, he delivered 30+ public talks and workshops in 20 global cities.
Justin is currently co-authoring a book titled Wellbeing at Work with Dr. Daniel Cordaro (former Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence ) to heal society's burnout epidemic.
Justin's travel inspiration comes from his family's 60+ years experience in the travel industry, as well as his experience launching his first Silicon Valley startup TripAlertz that was called the "Groupon for Travel" by Budget Travel.
On your Abroad Quest, Justin will be offering skills on how to expand time, liberate yourself from fear-based programming, and shatter the belief system that burnout is a requirement to achieve your mission.
Dr. Daniel Cordaro Partner & Facilitator
For more than 10 years, Dr. Daniel Cordaro has been studying the human mind and emotions at top academic institutions like Yale and UC Berkeley. He has been mentored by some of the most legendary scientists of our time, including Paul Ekman (Emotions Revealed, Telling Lies), Dacher Keltner (The Compassionate Instinct, The Power Paradox), Marc Brackett (Creating Emotionally Literate Classrooms), and others.
He has coauthored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications in top psychological journals, and he has led the two largest cross-cultural studies of human emotion ever published.
Cordaro is also a recognized educator and professor, having written and taught two different courses on human emotion at both UC Berkeley at Yale. Over 1000 students have together given Cordaro a 96% approval rating across his teaching career.
In addition to Cordaro’s scientific, philosophical, and written prowess, he is also an extraordinary public speaker and mentor. He gives inspiring talks around the world at events like the Gross National Happiness conference in Bhutan. At a recent XPRIZE summit, he was rated the #1 mentor out of an audience of 200+ top global executives.
On your Abroad Quest, you will be learning from Dan mindfulness and emotional resilience practices that enhance your wellbeing and connect you to the deeper meaning of your work and life.
Sophie Siegel abroad partner & event producer
After working in a high paced agency in San Francisco where Sophie specialized in the mobile gaming sector with clients such as Sony Playstation and EA Mobile, Sophie grew disillusioned with the smartphone-as-culture paradigm and followed synchronicity and her heart's calling into the wellness field. She now resides and thrives in Bali, producing and teaching retreats and supporting personal transformations through yoga, ecstatic dance and art therapy. She developed and has managed a popular retreat centre in Ubud, Bali for the past six years, where she has witnessed the life-changing power of immersion in nature, wisdom-culture and spiritual practice.
Whether sequencing a yoga class, planning an ecstatic dance session, or organizing international retreats for Abroad, her passion is in creating beautiful journeys that serve to nurture each individual’s gifts and bring deeper happiness, gratitude and presence.
While the group is preparing to explore the magic of Balinese culture and wisdom, Sophie will be handcrafting from the ground up a unique experience designed to inspire you. Devoted to respecting and celebrating the cultures to which we visit, Sophie searches for unique wisdom keepers, and find off-the-beaten-path venues for learning and awe. Curating the program with daily activities, wellness and nutrition that will rejuvenate your spirit. She will also be assisting you with all the logistics, ensuring that your experience, from reservation to returning home, is exceptional.
EMMET B. KEEFFE III FOUNDER, INSIGHT IGNITE AND VENTURE PARTNER, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CONTENTMENT FOUNDATION, CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD DIRECTOR AT IRISE
EMMET HAS BEEN A KEY ALLY FOR ABROAD SINCE HIS FIRST QUEST WITH US TO BHUTAN, AND WE ARE HONORED TO INVITE HIM TO SHARE HIS WISDOM IN BALI. EMMET IS A PARTNER AT INSIGHT VENTURES AND THE FOUNDER OF INSIGHT IGNITE. IN 1998, EMMET CO-FOUNDED IRISE WITH A VISION TO DRAMATICALLY ACCELERATE SOFTWARE DELIVERY BY TRANSFORMING HOW BUSINESS AND IT STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNICATE ABOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR CUSTOM AND PACKAGED BUSINESS SOFTWARE. IRISE INVENTED THE MARKET FOR “COLLABORATIVE VISUALIZATION” AND PIONEERED THE ADOPTION OF SOFTWARE VISUALIZATION WITH NEARLY 1,000 CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE. EMMET CURRENTLY SERVES AS CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD DIRECTOR AT IRISE AND REMAINS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LEVERAGING VISUALISATION AT THE INCEPTION OF DIGITAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.
IN 2005, EMMET FOUNDED THE “EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE SERIES” WITH A VISION TO DELIVER WORLD-CLASS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES TO BUSINESS AND IT LEADERS AT LARGE GLOBAL COMPANIES. THE ROUNDTABLES HAVE BEEN ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES GLOBALLY AND THE PROGRAM LEVERAGED MOTORSPORTS AS AN AGILITY PARADIGM AND NETWORKING PLATFORM.
EMMET IS PASSIONATE ABOUT PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE WELLBEING AND IS A CO-FOUNDER OF THE CONTENTMENT FOUNDATION. HIS VISION IS TO EDUCATE ONE BILLION CHILDREN GLOBALLY ON HOW TO ACCESS THE PEACE THAT IS ALREADY INSIDE OF THEM THROUGH CONTENTMENT PHILOSOPHY. HE IS ALSO A STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO PEACE ONE DAY, WHICH SUCCESSFULLY INAUGURATED THE GLOBAL DAY OF PEACE WITH THE UNITED NATIONS. HE IS A BOARD TRUSTEE AT THE ROYAL SOCIETY SOUTHEAST ASIA RAIN FOREST RESEARCH PROGRAMME (SEARRP) AND A RESIDENT EXPERT AT THE SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. EMMET HOLDS A BA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY. HE LIVES IN LONDON AND ENJOYS HIS FAMILY, DRIVING RADICAL SR3’S, TRAVELING, PHOTOGRAPHY, SKIING AND PLAYING DRUMS IN HIS BLUES ROCK BAND.
Lisa Flynn Yoga & Meditation guide & abroad concierge
Lisa Flynn is passionate about nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Trained as a Vedic meditation and Hatha yoga teacher and has facilitated over 50 week-long yoga retreats rated among the most popular offered in Bali. She will be weaving yoga and meditation throughout the Quests to support you in cultivating a practice that will bring peace and calm to your inner world.
Lisa Flynn is also the Chief People Officer at the Contentment Foundation, where she champions an extraordinary employee experience. Lisa has been contributing since the inception of the foundation during the first version of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing Curriculum. She knows that practicing even one pillar is enough to change a life. She has witnessed this happen again and again in herself and in others. Lisa passionately affirms that responsibly bringing this wisdom to humanity starts with the team and culture behind the work; nurturing their minds, bodies, and spirits. She believes that what we create in the outer world is a reflection of our inner world.
Lisa brings her experience as a former researcher at the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence where she co-authored Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools with RULER (2016) among other peer-reviewed publications in the fields of social psychology, emotional intelligence, and education. Lisa is also trained as a vedic meditation and hatha yoga teacher and has facilitated over 50 week-long yoga retreats rated among the most popular offered in Bali. Lisa graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
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