Leadership Films

Chip Conley and the Modern Elder Academy

Illuminate

Author, hotelier and Modern Elder Academy founder Chip Conley on the power of listening and asking 'catalytic questions'.

Origin of the Modern Elder Academy

Chip speaks about the series of events that led to the foundation of the Modern Elder Academy.

Curiosity and Wisdom in the Modern Elder

Chip on the ‘modern elder’ as the perfect alchemy of curiosity and wisdom.

Liminality at Midlife: The Place in Between

There is a place we often find ourselves in at midlife, a place between no-longer and not-yet. This place is a critical one to be able to rest in, on the way to our new identity in the world, says Chip. "Nature teaches us this: the cocoon we find ourselves doesn't have to be a crisis, it can be a place for awakening."

That Fragile Thing

International education consultant Dr. Ron Lalonde reminisces about his personal journey and the ways it has brought him to the leadership roles he has held in education.

Patience. Adrian painstakingly crafts an environment in which you will be listened to. His thoughtful questions open valleys of thought and invite you to meander, to stray, to find the light, and to find the shadows. The narrative, as revealed by Adrian, cast light and meaning on the path I have been walking; he brought me closer to myself. — Ron Lalonde, Dubai, U.A.E.

Run The Mile You’re In: Runner Christy Lovig’s Philosophy of Life

Elite Kelowna runner Christy Lovig shares the story of what brought her to running and how it informs her life on and off the road. It is a story of self-discipline, self-discovery and staying true to who you are. Part of an upcoming documentary about runners and why they run.

Serenity Cabin Holistic Healing Therapy

Professional well-being therapist Angela speaks about her massage practice and the profound forms of healing it creates for her clients.

The experience of filming my video with Adrian was a very relaxed one. It was a window into what makes me tick and my thoughts and feeling about my therapy work. Adrian's skill is in allowing you to take the stage and encouraging you to have the confidence to speak about yourself without hardly any prompting, allowing the subject matter to just flow. Strange in a way to watch and listen to oneself. Interestingly, I learnt things about myself I probably would never have realized or vocalized. Adrian is a very talented film maker. — Angela Winbolt, Serenity Cabin Holistic Therapy, Seaford, U.K.

Who Am I Now?

A counsellor reflects on the question of identity and change in her own life, and the need to make room for not knowing what's next.

I decided to do this work with Adrian to find a voice around the challenge I was experiencing with change in my life. Adrian creates an environment both with his presence and guidance that helps you calmly go deeply into the issue you want to explore or articulate. Watching myself on the video was very moving and helped me feel for my own challenge in an empathic and caring way which left me feeling good about myself in a rich and open way. — Saskia Roland, B.C.


Legacy Films

The Gift

A courageous testimonial to the ways deep love can transform us and how we might live with gratitude even after the one we love is gone. "I relish the questions, the not-knowing, the mystery.”

Going Home

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. When Adrian suggested I go on this journey, little did I know that I would be unpacking a life time of pent up emotions. An incredibly therapeutic experience which has the added benefit of having my recorded story forever on hand to refer back to later in life. If you're willing to open your heart, confront the emotion and talk about your experience, be it a sad one, a happy one or a traumatic one, you won't ever regret that you did! Thank you Adrian! Janine, Dubai, U.A.E

Entering In To What Is Real: The World of Hospice Work

A journey into the little-known world of hospice work. Some profound teachings about the kind of healing that can take place and the forms of stillness and vulnerability that the work requires.

Legacy is at the heart of hospice work and Adrian's ability to capture the vitality of my life work has been transformative. Working with Adrian unveiled a distinct clarity of vision as I move into a new phase of life. Adrian helped me uncover what was there all along, waiting to be told, days after my own father had just been admitted to hospice. He has a beautiful way of gently rolling back the layers of time with the gift of presence. — Heather M.M., Vancouver, B.C.

The Suitcase & the Jar

An Author’s Journey: On the Writing of The Suitcase & The Jar

Author Becky Livingston describes the process of writing her memoir after her 26-month journey around the world with her daughter's ashes.

The Suitcase & The Jar: Travels With A Daughter’s Ashes

A glimpse into the kind of inner journey an author often goes on to produce a powerful piece of work.

Talking about my experience of grief, about my travels and the discoveries I made along the way has not always been easy. I needed to trust someone to hold this information, to honour my journey. Adrian did this for me. He is patient and calm. He knows what it means to fully listen, to really hear. — Becky Livingston, B.C