Powerful Times S1. E2. Simon Hampel

Simon Hampel is founder of SARSEN, which exists to ‘greater connection, balance and harmony with ourselves and the world around us’. This interview was recorded in December 2021 (so before some big things like Ukraine). Key quote: “How can we wake up, grow up, and clean up in order to show up?”



LeadersQuest “grows wise leaders for a regenerative future — now”.

“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Often attributed to Victor Frankl (but there is doubt — see here).

“[Leaders with 21st century competences] do not reduce such problems to the scale of the tools available to them…In a disciplined yet engaging way they are always pushing boundaries, including their own. They dance at the edge.” O’Hara and Leicester. Dancing at the Edge. Triarchy Press — here

Calm app — mission: to make the world happier and healthier.

Thomas Hubl – “a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science.”


01:09 – Q1 What are you doing now? And how did you get there?
16:25 – Q2. What is the future you are trying to create, and why?
19:19 – Q3. What are your priorities for the next few years, and why?
22:05 – Q4. If someone was inspired to follow those priorities, what should they do next?
23:48 – Q5. If your younger self was starting their career now, what advice would you give them?
26:59 – Q6. Who would you nominate to answer these questions, because you admire their approach?
27:53 – Q7. Is there anything else important you feel you have to say?


-How does consciousness energy and technology come together to create tipping points for changing the world?
-How can we help, grow, expand our individual and collective consciousness? Because we cannot solve today’s problems with the same thinking that generated them.
-Experiences that help connect ourselves back to who we are, with each other and with the world, in order to expand people’s consciousness.
-Describing important qualities which are dismissed as ‘fluffy’ in the mainstream (like ‘consciousness’) in ways that people can hear starting to where they are.
-Complexity is simplicity in the right-sized vessel. How do we expand our vessel to cope with the world around us.
-Experienced that life is emergent, if we trust it.
-With an expended sense of self and opportunity has meant being more interested in going to a place of service and contribution.
-Priority: reaching 100 million people, expanding their consciousness and so acting differently acting in whatever makes.
-Have a greater curiosity, and a few other interests or people who are different. 
-Have an on-going efforts which are contribution and service to something bigger.
-Learn how to trust more.
-Laugh more, have more fun, not be fearful of things going wrong if you are trying.
-Don’t fall to anxiety and fear. 


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