Archive for category: 2010-11 TMLP Times

Possibility Press

Anuj Singhal, a participant in Landmark Education’s Team, Management and Leadership Program in Vancouver, has created a project to bring a new context of possibility to the media, going beyond what he was ever capable of doing himself.

Homebound to Impact View of Latinos

The game created by Fanny Veliz as her project in Landmark Education’s Team, Management and Leadership Program is titled ‘Homebound’, which is the name of her upcoming feature film about Latinos in America. The film takes place in a small town in Texas and is a story of love, loss and family. Veliz says it will alter the way Americans think of the Latino community.

Before the program, Veliz reports, she didn’t think others would share her vision of the film, and tried to do everything herself. Now she has a full team of people to make her film vision a reality – see below.

Rollin' On Detroit

Jody Harker’s game in the world is ‘Transforming Motown to Movie Town’. As the title suggests, her project in Landmark Education’s TMLP course is about having the movie business thrive in Detroit.

Harker’s Rollin’ on Detroit production company works on inspirational film projects made in Michigan. She notes that prior to her training in the Team, Management and Leadership Program, she tried to do everything herself – now she has a powerful team of producers that are growing the project exponentially. Here’s more:

MACWell Inspires Town to Live Well

In Landmark’s Team, Management and Leadership Program, Mercersberg, Pennsylvania doctor Elizabeth George created a project to inspire others to live healthy lives.

George relates that she had little success trying to fight obesity by convincing and controlling her patients, so she instead created MACWell to get her whole town involved in promoting healthy living. Soon teens had created a fitness trail and farmer’s market, and town leaders joined her to help create business wellness programs and healthier school lunches, and a monthly radio show.

The World is my Home

This story is about Javier Rojas, who is creating workshops for orphans out of his participation in Landmark Education’s Team, Management and Leadership Program.

Javier Rosas has always been in favor of children’s rights. In searching for a way to contribute, he found a foundation called “Aldeas Infantiles SOS”, (Villages for Infants)  founded in the 50’s, after the 2nd World War. Herman Gmeiner, an Austrian-born man, had been given the task of creating and founding a village for homeless children who lost their parents as a result of the war. Over the years and while being present to his surroundings, Gmeiner realized that there were children on the streets as well as abused children, so these villages were growing and expanding. Currently these children are found in 132 countries. Read more

Transformation for Education

The following story is about Humberto Patiño’s project to introduce a new educational model to Mexico, created as his game in the world in Landmark Education’s Team, Management, and Leadership Program.

Humberto Patiño has always been a great athlete. In high school he competed in pentathlons. Pentathletes compete in shooting, swimming, fencing, equestrian, and cross-country running. They are considered to be among the most skilled athletes, and their training was often part of military service—each of the five events in the pentathlon was thought to be useful in war or battle. Humberto is inspired by sports and a love to make a difference in his country. Read more

I Can

Combined resources of millions of people can solve many problems in the world. Charity foundations around the world provide a means for people to contribute monetary donations that can make a profound difference in a vast number of areas.  The causes being promoted include poverty, better education, homelessness, domestic abuse, animal rescue programs, and a myriad of health issues.  Bryan Marks, a participant in Landmark Education’s Team Management and Leadership Program from Los Angeles, believes that on a fundamental level, everyone wants to contribute somehow to address these issues. However, he says, the average person believes they cannot afford to contribute.  And even if they could believe that a few pennies a day would make a difference, how do they chose which organization to donate to? How do they know which organization will really use their hard earned money to make a difference? Read more

Global Clean Water, Revisited

This story follows up on Team Leadership’s previous story about Donovan Bailey’s Global Clean Water Project.

Everything started for Donovan Bailey with a Game In The World called Global Clean Water, created during his first year on Landmark Education’s Team Management and Leadership Program, from November 2007 to November 2008. He joined Team 2 in June 2010, waiting that long between programs as  he had spent 14 months in India. “I think it was part of my journey to really live with people in their villages and live the way they live. That is where I found peace, love and compassion for all people.” Donovan explained. Read more

Healing Helpers

For many years, the days before and after September 11th would bring a halt to Robert Ekblaw’s life. He would be unable to function. He had been present around the Twin Towers in Manhattan, New York on that fateful day back in 2001. Since then, he just hadn’t been able to shake what would come over him around that time of year. That all changed this year. And, it happened because of what he is creating in the world.

Robert is a Team 2 Quarter 2 participant in Landmark Education’s Team Management and Leadership Program. He has created a Game in the World which has pulled him forward and shifted the trauma he felt around the events of September 11th. Robert’s game, Healing Helpers, focuses on providing a way for individuals affected by traumatic events to transform their grief into a contribution for others. Read more

Storytelling and the Magical Creation of Life

As part of his participation at the Team, Management and Leadership Program at Landmark Education, writer Brian Breth created a Game in the World, called “Moving Pictures: Disappearing the Fourth Wall and Creating Magical Aliveness”. With this Game, his Project, taking the storytelling experience to another level for audiences worldwide, was born. Before that Brian relates, “I was not willing to take the necessary risks to go for my dreams. It was all about my point of view and thinking I was not good enough, even worthless. Now I’m living into my possibility and a future I create”. Read more