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An Interview with Leif Cocks, Founder of The Orangutan Project

An Interview with Leif Cocks, Founder of The Orangutan Project 

Leif Cocks is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the President of The Orangutan Project since its formation. Leif hopes to create a world where conservation organizations are no longer needed. Through working with orangutans closely, Leif has discovered a lot about humanity. Our genetics and culture have given us the ability to destroy ourselves, therefore we need to reform our own lives before we can reform the planet. Leif shares his take on conscious leadership and how he utilizes conscious leadership in a conservation organization.

In This Episode:

  • [00:30] Meet Leif Cocks. He’s a zoologist by trade and started a mission to save the orangutans. Along the way, he has discovered a lot about humanity. Leif gives his definition of conscious leadership. 
  • [03:00] How Leif shows up in the corporate setting and utilizes conscious leadership in a conservation organization. 
  • [05:55] When you meet and become close friends with an orangutan, you will see the humanity in their eyes. Orangutans are far more independent, confident, and self-assured.  
  • [08:00] The problems that our planet faces.  
  • [14:40] Reform yourself before you and try and reform the world. Take time to become active in expressing compassion in an intelligent way. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The organization becomes subservient to the cause. We cannot lose sight of what we are there to achieve. 
  • If we are happy, then we can’t help but make other people happy. 
  • The problem our society faces is cognitive dissonance. 
  • Reform yourself before you try and reform the world. 

Meet Leif Cocks

The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his almost 30-year career working with orangutans. Leif is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the President of The Orangutan Project since its inception. 
The Orangutan Project 


The Orangutan Project: https://www.theorangutanproject.org/about-us/leif-cocks/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMBZGn2tMFg
Book: Finding Our Humanity: An inner journey towards understanding ourselves and our way forward
Book: Orangutans My Cousins, My Friends: A journey to understand and save the person of the forest

An Interview with David Helfant, Founding Partner, Helfant Law

An interview with David Helfant, Founding Partner, Helfant Law

David speaks about encouraging his clients to get involved with charitable organizations to build their brand and give back to their communities. David always asks his clients how they want people to remember them. Do they want to be remembered as someone who makes money, or do they want to be remembered as someone who changed the world? When David’s clients think about these questions, they tend to understand that wealth has a broader definition. David is blessed; he goes to work every day and loves what he does. Later, David speaks about how the American entertainment industry shapes the rest of the world, observations about conscious leadership in the entertainment industry, and surviving cancer.

In This Episode:

  • [1:30] Meet David Helfant
  • [5:40] The merger between art and commerce. How do you have a brand while making a positive impact on the world? 
  • [12:30] The American entertainment industry shapes the rest of the world. How much does the industry own how it shapes the world? People are looking for programming that tells the side of a story that isn’t mainstream. 
  • [20:00] Observations about conscious leadership in the entertainment industry. David talks about his personal journey with the Guitar Center Music Foundation. 
  • [27:25] About David’s healing process and surviving cancer. He realized he spent way too much time working and not enough time with his family.  
  • [30:50] Mentoring is a valuable asset. We can shortcut other people’s paths by cutting out mistakes. David speaks about his mentoring journey. 
  • [44:45] Songs get embedded into our memories and become shared moments. Leaders help create these shared moments.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Educate people on the direction they take their creative careers. 
  • Have a charitable contribution plan to help the world, the community and your brand.  
  • People are looking for programming that tells the side of the story that isn’t necessarily public. 
  • Wealth isn’t about money; wealth is about what feeds your soul. 
  • Prioritize what’s important to you in your life. As long as you can pay your bills, use your time and resources to help others.

Meet David Helfant

For over 38 years, David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television and video production and distribution. He’s also a Cancer Survivor and shares how he encourages his clients to get involved in charitable organizations to build their entertainment while also making an impact in the world. 

Save Us The World YouTube
Guitar Center Music Foundation

An Interview with John Renesch, Advisor & Author

An Interview with John Renesch, Advisor & Author

John started waking up the 70s and getting into the human potential movement. You cannot be in this world without running into consciousness. John took the term conscious leadership and started a real estate company to become financially independent. Later, John decided to start a nonprofit foundation to promote system thinking. John coined the term conscious leadership; however, people have been using the term exponentially. John gives his definition of conscious leadership and how he relies on a trusted source of guidance. Later, John reveals the qualities of a conscious leader; he describes the future of conscious leadership and the biggest crisis in our world.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

In This Episode:

  • [02:00] Meet John Renesch and how he discovered conscious leadership. 
  • [10:00] About coining the term conscious leadership. 
  • [13:25] How John defines conscious leadership. If you ask twenty people, you will get twenty different definitions. Most people understand what leadership is. However, what does consciousness mean?  
  • [18:50] Utilizing a reliance on a trusted source of guidance. 
  • [20:45] The qualities of a conscious leader and how responsibility can take on a sacred role in leadership. 
  • [25:00] The future of conscious leadership.  
  • [34:30] Having an attraction to conscious leaders. 
  • [38:40] The biggest crisis in the world –  there is a lack of leadership in the world, and many of our leaders are not fully awake. 
  • [44:50] Find something that lights your fire. If you can’t find a passion, then look for what pisses you off. 
  • [49:15] Look for what makes you come fully alive and do that. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Consciousness cannot be defined. 
  • When you are conscious, responsibility takes on a sacred role. 
  • Consciousness will become the way everyone starts living and leading. 
  • The biggest crisis in the world is the lack of leadership. 
  • There needs to be a world that works for everyone. Our society will realize the highest priority is the wellbeing of everyone. 

Meet John Renesch

John Renesch is an advisor, mentor, futurist and writer on matters of social and organizational change. He believes that commerce holds the key to bringing about a global shift of human consciousness thus creating a future of tremendous possibility for humankind – the possibility that will allow humanity to transcend the inevitable future that can be projected from current trends.

John is now a global futurist, humanitarian, writer and occasional keynote speaker on topics that integrate the subjects of business, human consciousness and possible scenarios for the future of humanity. He has also become a social activist, an advocate of social and organizational transformation and awakening what he sees as the latent potentialities of the human race. John is not an ordinary futurist who mostly downloads from the past. He listens to what wants to happen and with unlimited possibilities he becomes a champion of that future. LinkedIn
John’s Website
Future Shapers

Distribution marketing services


The following combination of services are available to market,
distribute and grow the audience of your podcast

• Graphic Design for each individual episode tile
• Show Notes written by professional copywriter SEO + Keywords
• Sending out guest release email to announce episode release.
• Distribution of episode to your website
• Distribution through platform, Apple and Google
Podcasts, iHeartRadio & Spotify
• Transcription of each episode
• Newsletter Updated and released with every episode
• Blog Post specific to episode written by professional copywriter
• Audio and Video promotional clips
• Social Media Post Content with sourced hashtags
• Schedule & Post Social Media

Website Integration

We can build a website from scratch or integrate your podcast into and already existing website

Our web development team will build out (3) wordpress pages Into your existing website.
The first page will reflect your unique vision behind doing a podcast and educate listeners how to download, subscribe and write a review of your show.

The second page will archive all of your episodes and connect to a show notes page for each episode.
Or if you don’t have a web presence at all we can build one for you!

Technology and equipment

You do not need to stress about getting the right equipment!

Our engineer will source the equipment you need, ship it to you,
set it up and do a sound check with you. You can feel confident your equipment is affordable and top quality!

We record you and your guests from where you’re located by connecting you to a live engineer in our studios or you can record on your own. Either way, we make sure you’re set up with the best quality equipment at the most cost effective price.

What comes with the equipment?

You will receive:

One Microphone and Mic Stand
One Set of Headphones
A USB interface box to connect to your laptop
All the necessary cords to connect everything

• Equipment sourced and shipped to your location
• Sound Engineer available to set up your equipment with you in person or via Zoom or Facetime
• Equipment testing session and recording sound check with technical engineer to verify your sound levels and connection

Equipment set up starts at $575

Full Service Production

Full Service Production

Production costs are based on length of episode, monthly or series batching,br> and range of post production editing services required. The prices reflected are for up to a 30 minute podcast.

Full Service Podcast Production With Live Engineer

We record you and your guests from where you’re located by connecting you to a live engineer via an online portal into our studios


Live producer in studio Sound check, Tech Support

Sound check with technical engineer available

Professional Post Production

Full audio editing and mastering of each show

Audio-production enhancements, including vocal balancing, vocal compression

Mixing in the open/close of the show with a custom music bed
Mixing in commercials when needed

Mixing down to -16 LUFS audio standard.

Converting to high quality MP3.
Tagging the MP3 file with the proper ID3 Meta Tags.

Completed MP3 delivered to your Dropbox folder




Everything you need to get your podcast up and running in advance of recording your first episode.

Concierge Ambassador Service interfacing with your team throughout the entire relationship
from development through the distribution process.

Sourcing of customized studio equipment optimized for your space
Writing of the show open and close by a professional broadcast copywriter
Writing of the show description by a professional broadcast copywriter
Professional voice over talent recording for the introduction and closing
Custom licensed music bed for the show
Creating Podcast Cover Art
Adding Album Art, Title & SEO Tags
Set up all podcast hosting and distribution platforms
Submission to multiple podcast platforms iTunes, iHeart, Spotify & Pandora Approval
Marketing strategy roadmap for ongoing podcast promotion



All Access pass to industry experts to assist you with the creative, concept, production, marketing and monetization process of developing your podcast

The strategy sessions will provide:

A Fully flushed out show concept blueprint
Pre and Post Production Budget Plan
Show Distribution Plan
Sponsorship packages 
Marketing road map for the show

Ask the Expert consulting to review and advise on any podcasting related questions, logistics, marketing outreach, distribution, etc . You’ll also receive customized guest management and marketing outreach documents all integrated in customized project management system

3 (1hr) sessions can be held over the phone or video conference


An Interview with Rich Fernandez, CEO of SIYLI, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

An Interview with Rich Fernandez, CEO of SIYLI, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

Rich dives deep into his background and explains how he finds mindfulness personally and professionally. Rich explains that a leader is someone with influence. So, leadership can be based on your role and authority. However, just because you have a specific purpose in an organization doesn’t mean you will be an effective leader. Then, Rich speaks about rewiring our brains and learning how to train our awareness and train our attention. We can grow the grey matter in our minds using contemplative practices. Later, Rich explains how to become a conscious leader – it involves practicing awareness and turning our lens on the impacts we have on others.

In This Episode:

  • [01:00] About Rich Fernandez
  • [02:50] How Rich finds mindfulness personally and professionally 
  • [07:00] The difference between power and influence
  • [11:00] How corporations are becoming a social enterprise  
  • [17:45] We can rewire our brains and grow our grey matter with contemplative practices
  • [22:25] The impact of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
  • [26:30] Developing conscious leadership through contemplative practices
  • [34:50] Organizational culture is changing to be human and environmentally centered
  • [39:50] About the adoption of SIYLI at Google
  • [48:00] We need conscious awareness to navigate enormous complexities  

Key Takeaways:

  • A leader is somebody who has influence. Leadership can be based on role, authority, and influence. 
  • Just because you have authority doesn’t mean you will be an effective leader. A leader needs to demonstrate a positive influence to create an ethical outcome. 
  • Meditation has powerful effects on our physiology and our brain.
  • Contemplative practice is a way to turn the lens inward and turn the lens on our impact on others; awareness is a skill we can grow and cultivate.
  • We are just at the beginning of integrating conscious leadership into organizational culture.

Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

Meet Rich Fernandez
Rich is the CEO of SIYLI. He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

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