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WCS-025: Dr. Linda Bender shares how the emotional pain of your mission can become your biggest motivator

Linda BenderDr. Bender recounts powerfully moving experiences that motivate and inspire her work. She explains how to transform emotional challenges into strength and how to build important community connections that can further your mission.

About Linda Bender:

Dr. Linda Bender advocates for animals around the globe and teaches about the relationship between humans and animals. Her love of the natural world began in her childhood backyard. During the 14 years that she spent living in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, her veterinary work included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife. Her interest in spirituality and healing led her to found the Mind the Gap Wellness Center as well as a pet-therapy program. She is a certified practitioner of Energy for Life and is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization, From the Heart. She also authored a book titled “Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals (Sacred Activism).”

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WCS-010: Cheryl Charles intends to Leave No Child Inside

Cheryl CharlesCheryl Charles explains why it is so important for children to explore the outdoors. She shares her practical advice for building community and more.

About Cheryl Charles:

Dr. Cheryl Charles is an innovator, entrepreneur, educator, and author with a life-long commitment to the importance of getting children into the outdoors—for their health, success and happiness. Cheryl is Co-Founder, President and CEO Emerita of the Children and Nature Network (C&NN). Her organization has inspired campaigns throughout the world to “Leave No Child Inside”. Cheryl served during a 17-year period as founding National Director of what remain the two most widely used environment education programs in North America for K-12 educators receiving numerous awards for her leadership. In addition, Cheryl is Co-Founder and Principal of Hawksong Associates, a consulting firm specializing in leadership, organizational development and diffusion of innovation.

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