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The Age of Identity
Welcome to the 14th edition of IV Ventures - the home base devoted to Conscious Entrepreneurship, Founder Mental Health, and Fashion’s Best by Isis Valliergues. Come along in building ventures Favorable, Gaia Founders, and Sentí.earth.
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Yup. If you’re following along these adventures in the land of paradoxes and contrasts across cultures and objectives; in the universe of entrepreneurship and impact solutions the world over; and on the ground off-grid to sophisticated city skylines; you’re on the leading edge of innovation and fierce purpose, meaning, discipline, and determination in execution. These constitute the bedrock characteristics of maverick trailblazers. Thank you for being here! As I personally know many of you, and have so much respect for what each and every one is doing in this world, I appreciate your company, presence, and support that much more.
Just landed in my hometown NYC, after a year off grid in LatAm garnering invaluable on-the-ground experience in sustainability and nature stakes, meeting and working with key players at every touchpoint of the nature-based solutions value, conservation, and operation chain, from Indigenous legacy leaders to those who organise their protection and collaborate to create exponential solutions driving positive impact opportunities. Then, we connect and translate the principles of nature and neuroscience into mental health bytes, staging and engaging in incredible ecotherapy and wild wellness experiences. Also, welcome to the exercise of launching an online business with no internet. True story.
We have much to unpack - literally!
Culture first: sharing a fresh playlist where you can immerse yourself in a big breath of fresh air straight from the winds and wings of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, home to the planet’s greatest bird biodiversity and perhaps the world’s Holy Mountain if there ever was one.
Devoted as can be to embark and deliver on this journey for self, humanity, and Gaia herself, the sounds I’ve gathered express just that contrast – channeling the vertiginous awe and vibrant aliveness pulsing through Nature. Feel enveloped in the magical realism birthed by this very stretch of coast – Gabriel García Márquez was born on the banks of the Aracataca river flowing down from this exact seaside eternal snow peak.
This dispatch brings -
A key expert insight (our Bullseye), and a consolidated quickview of my current subjects: Embodied Cognition, Neurotech, and Peak Performance Practices such as our first online Mental Wellness experience, The 12 Temples of Mind:
Futures Intelligence: remember our focus on Identity Tech?
In her interview with Lewis Howes, renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel underlines the advent of the Identity Economy, across all facets of our lives - excerpt:
“Work has become an identity economy. It’s not just what am I going to do, it’s who am I going to be. And it parallels: what do we talk about at work? We talk about transparency, belonging, authenticity, trust, psychological safety. When did the entire emotional vocabulary enter the workplace to such a degree that soft skills – what they used to be called, which are emotional, social, and relational skills , and used to be seen as feminine skills that you can idealise in principle but disregard in reality – these soft skills have very quickly become the new hard skills.”
Our methods, processes, and experiences explore the space of Identity, self, and core, while also providing the baseline, grounding, and training you need to soar.
I want to hear from you! I would love to know if you are interested in or practice these subjects and in what capacity, as I weave together the fabric of Gaia Founders and Senti.earth through community, partnerships, products, and experiences.
I have an ask for you this month - to share this newsletter with those who you think will find this stuff as fun and fascinating as I do: I’ve consolidated into a simple sign up link our suite of priceless gift-books. You’re sharing free access to a library of 4 very special books which invite readers into connecting with themselves through Nature, feeling good with peak performance and Nervous System Regulation practices, creating better futures for humanity and for your self, and accessing the quantum dimension of your being with your mind. My dream is to render the dynamic dashboard of your nervous system and mind (sounds cool? let’s talk). For now, we do this in meditation and cognitive practices inside the program. You heard it here first.
Have you read The Climate Spirit yet? Here is an excerpt:
“The Industrial Revolution groomed us into thinking of the world as “developed” and “undeveloped”. However, now that we have passed the climate tipping point and have sent the planet reeling into environmental and humanitarian chaos, we see that Indigenous cultures in right relationship with nature have ancestral knowledge which is precious to our humanity, and proving to be our saving grace if we can actually conserve it. This knowledge is highly developed. These are systems of natural expertise and understanding proved, honed, and chiseled over thousands of years. This wisdom is priceless. It is, in fact, technology. Now we can combine ancestral and technical capacities to meet our challenges, gaining much time. The Carbon Clock is ticking. People around the world pride themselves on the quality of their elevated consciousness through their developed studies, expertise, and reading. Indigenous wisdom is more elusive, yet it is there. Seek it out.”
And a page from our One Love X Senti.earth Collaboration eBook: The Sacred Path to The Origin, Labyrinth Guide - working alongside the Arhuaco wisdom women and the Mamos, the spiritual chiefs of the Koguis.
I invite you to poke around these writings as I promise the conclusions will tend to keep you ahead of the Cognitive game. Enjoy✨
Also, come say hi on Threads!
► And check out our partner’s portal for an exceptional on-going Retreats program at One Santuario.
► If you’re in NYC and want to meet, let me know!
No #Favorable Fashion Segment this time, but this stealth space is moving very soon, stay tuned…
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