Founder of Grow Medicine
Host of The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, Laura Dawn weaves together science with wisdom to teach business and thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creators how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation and creative manifestation. Through mindset and somatic coaching, she inspires people to truly expand the boundaries of what they believe is possible and embark on the path of heart-centered leadership to influence meaningful change.
Laura Dawn has a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship and over two decades of exploring altered states of consciousness. Currently, she is completing a Masters in Science specializing in Creativity Studies & Change Leadership, exploring the intersection between psychedelics, leadership and creative problem-solving to help individuals and teams unlock innovative solutions to the complex challenges we face.
Co-Founder of Center for Consciousness Medicine
Francoise Bourzat is a counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In collaboration with healers in Mexico, she has practiced and guided ceremonies with sacred mushrooms for the last 30 years.
She has been a teacher at CIIS in San Francisco, and currently runs online courses and lectures in various institutions and training programs.
She collaborates with physicians on an FDA-approved research on psilocybin-assisted therapy for Covid related grief at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Los Angeles, and she organizes retreats in Jamaica for bereaved parents.
She is the co-founder of CCM/Center for Consciousness Medicine which trains psychedelic guides, runs retreats such as the Grief retreats, and participates in studies such as the mentioned psilocybin study.
She trains psychedelic guides internationally and is the author of the book entitled Consciousness Medicine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
C0-Founder of Unlimited Sciences
While in college studying mortality rates in wild deer populations and West Nile virus in Burrowing owls for the department of the interior, Del Jolly has been focused on conservation for many years. It was an exploration in cannabis for epilepsy that changed his course to focus on plant medicine. As the outreach director for the Denver psilocybin initiative, which passed historic legislation on May 7th, 2019, Del volunteered time and his network.
While working on the campaign he co-founded Unlimited Sciences, a psychedelic research non-profit, in 2018. They have partnered with Johns Hopkins center for consciousness and psychedelic studies. Together, they are aspiring to complete the largest prospective observational research registry on psilocybin use in real-world settings.
Co-Founder of Fireside Project
Joshua White (he/him/his) is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fireside Project, which operates the first ever national peer support line specifically aimed at helping people navigate psychedelic experiences. Joshua believes deeply in the power of peer support and in the role of support lines as key components of an equitable community mental health ecosystem.
Prior to launching Fireside Project, Joshua spent seven years as a volunteer crisis counselor on Safe & Sound’s TALK Line, which provides support to parents with young children. He also provided in-person psychedelic peer support with the Zendo Project. In addition, Joshua has spent 17 years as a lawyer practicing civil litigation and advising public entities.
He spent 11 years as a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, which is the nation’s premier public law office, where he focused on suing businesses exploiting vulnerable communities. In that capacity, he co-taught a nationally renowned clinic at Yale Law School, where he helped students generate and litigate public interest impact litigation lawsuits.
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