Michael Stone spent most of his vocational life as a corporate Organizational Development Consultant, Communications Specialist, and Leadership Trainer. His company, Mastery of Management International, focused on bringing heart and meaning into the workplace. For 25 years he worked with Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and social profit institutions throughout Europe and North America.
Since leaving the corporate speaking and training circuit Michael has become a producer/broadcaster with KVMR, and moderates an award winning show called Conversations: Possibilities and Perspectives on Local and Global Issues. His show focuses on Environmental Restoration, Spiritual Fulfillment, Community Organization, Health and Wellness and Social Justice Issues. He is also a journalist who contributes to numerous publications, including his own e-newsletter, The Well of Light.
Michael has extensive somatic training in movement and has completed teacher trainings in Trance Dance, Soul Motion, and Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms. He has brought his training in communications, gestalt, meditation, shamanism and psychology together with his spiritual and environmental conviction to develop a totally unique approach to bringing forth a new depth in environmental awareness. He asks : “How can we really heal the earth when we barely inhabit our own bodies? We have lost our ability to feel our deep connection and relationship to the planet and all life. Lost in the technological promise of uninterrupted growth and a belief that we could consume our way to happiness, our worldview has become smaller and smaller until we are paralyzed to stop the destruction and pollution of our land, air, sea, and water. We have become bloated on our own unexamined beliefs and assumptions and we must wake up or we will end up where we are headed. We must merge with the Elemental Spirits to reclaim of place in the natural world!”
Both his movement work and CONVERSATIONS are expressions of his profound commitment to co-creating a more socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually fulfilling world for us all.