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This event occurred on
August 26, 2022
London, Camden
United Kingdom

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Gower Street
London, Camden, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
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Ed Anobah

Just as there is often a need to translate from one language to another, there is a need to translate timeless insight into steps that can be applied practically. Ed Anobah, a seasoned global leadership expert, mentor and coach has been sharing this approach for over 20 years, with leaders around the world. While completing his degree in Philosophy and Economics at the London school of Economics, Ed saw that the timeless knowledge of eastern philosophy could provide practical insight and useful ways to move forward with personal and social challenges. He has worked with community groups, in the management consulting industry and presently helps leaders to excel, with the firm conviction that their development automatically improves their ability to deliver for the communities and teams that they serve.

Geena and Kapil Savania

Geena: Primary School Teacher, Kapil: General Practitioner
Both Geena and Kapil are regular volunteers at New Gokul Farm, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Watford, England, where this talk was filmed. Geena is a primary school teacher and has been involved in education for 10+ years. As well as teaching young minds, she has actively been part of a youth organisation: Pandava Sena, which has enabled her to cultivate her many interests, one being Cow Protection. Kapil is a General Practitioner with a personal interest in Lifestyle Medicine. He has spent over 12 years studying including a further degree in Sports & Exercise Science, and hopes to create meaningful change in his patients' diet and physical activity levels. Kapil was inspired by his late grandfather, who helped develop and support over 100 cow shelters in India. Having visited many farms across the world, Kapil and Geena now help to host workshops and retreats to share the importance of Cow Protection with others, and hope to bring about awareness of why cows are worth saving.

Julio Amaral

Dr. Julio Amaral is a researcher at King's College London. He studies the health strategies adopted by people using anabolic steroids to prevent and treat adverse health conditions.

Keli Woods

Keli Woods is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer now living in London. He began his career at age 13 as a professional Jazz drummer and also toured the musical theatre circuit in Wales and England until age 19. He then spent 5 years living as a monk in Wales and India. Now he performs alongside celebrities such as Russell Brand, Wim Hof, Radhika Das and many others at festivals and events across the globe.

Landon Schnabel

Landon Schnabel is the Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He studies inequality, how it changes over time, and why it persists through social change in the United States and around the world. Schnabel shows how factors, like religion, that ostensibly compensate for inequality—by providing social, psychological, and/or material benefits to subordinated groups—can paradoxically end up legitimating and reinforcing it. His current book project explores the interrelationship between gender and religion and how gendered incentives and expectations can make women more religious than men.

Nitesh Gor

Nitesh Gor is Chief Executive of Avanti Schools Trust, a government funded academy trust that has both faith (Hindu) and non denominational schools that share a unique ethos, outlined in The Avanti Way. His previous experience encompasses CEO and director roles across the exploration and investment banking industries and a broad business strategy background gained in management consultancy. He is a published author (Dharma of Capitalism, published by Kogan Page, 2001) and has a forthcoming title on universal spirituality. Nitesh has an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of London. He is a Deputy Lieutenant with the Greater London Lieutenancy and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2018 for Services to Education.

Niti Sheth

After studying Nutrition and Media & Communication at university in Australia, Niti dipped her toe in the world of Ayurveda thinking that it would just be something she’d use for personal interest. This personal interest soon turned into a career as she dove headfirst into that same world while working as an Ayurvedic Therapist in one of Brisbane’s leading natural health clinics - Back2Health. Ayurveda (pronounced Ai-uh-vei-da) is one of the oldest medicine systems in the world and deals with strategies to prevent ill health and also protocol for disease management. It’s a holistic health system, encompassing all aspects of a person, and focuses on addressing the root cause of the disease/imbalance rather than simply treating the symptoms. Niti now has her own clinic in Crawley (West Sussex) where she sees many clients for Ayurvedic treatments/massages and assists people with lifestyle related imbalances. She’s an advocate for 'small changes make big wins' and promotes Ayurveda through daily applicable and practical tips via social media.

Sivarama Swami

Sivarama Swami is an internationally acknowledged spiritual leader, theologian, author of 23 books and dozens of articles, and an environmental and human rights activist. His scholarship and writings, his extensive public activities, his continued efforts to stand up for human rights, and his regular involvement in interfaith dialogues have made Sivarama Swami one of the most prominent religious leaders in Europe. Based in Hungary, Sivarama Swami oversees the development of Krishna Valley, one of Europe’s largest organic, self sufficient, and environment-friendly farms; and is involved in extensive charity work, providing thousands of underprivileged families and children with hot meals and other necessities on a daily basis. Krishna Valley is part of the Global Eco-villages network and is affiliated with Hungarian universities teaching environmental, social, and economic sustainability. In 2009, for his outstanding charitable and humanitarian work, Sivarama Swami was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, the second most prestigious award in the Republic of Hungary.

Sulabh Agarwal

As Accenture's global lead for Payments, Sulabh Agarwal helps financial institutions and other organizations across the world navigate the shifting payments landscape, combat lost payments revenue, and control and mitigate operational risk throughout the payments value chain. Prior to Accenture, Sulabh worked for Capital One in the cards business. Outside of work, Sulabh likes to spend time with his wife and three kids. He is an engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology and has an MBA from INSEAD.

Organizing team

Mukund Hari

London, United Kingdom
  • Ayuj Shetty
    Team member