Your NameLee Hart
Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Boston 2023
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Working to propel ideas and policy to create a regenerative outdoor economic economy in Alaska and beyond.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Convener, idea disseminator and partner in changemaking.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

To become a trusted collaborator helping guide communities to a more regenerative future.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Alaska is a primary focus but I’d like to work in whichever communities have open minds and a fertile environment for change.

5. And for professional growth?

Building a personal brand as a thought-leader and change catalyst.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

I invested time in forging an alliance to imagine a post-pandemic Alaska as a leader in the area of regenerative tourism.
I held a transboundary Summit, co-presented a transboundary land relationship gathering, and am planning the next transboundary Summit to continue to spread the ideas, concepts and grow the network of those interested in a regerative outdoor economy.
I am invested in this coursework
I continue to seek out and learn from thought leaders in this emerging movement.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Lately, I have been soaking up indigenous wisdom and planning efforts whenever the opportunity is provided, especially among Southeast Alaska Native organizations and Yukon First Nations.

My career started has been evolving: journalism (Hunter Thompson, especially pre-Gonzo) > PR (Seth Godin, James Carville) > Advocacy (Robert Smalls, Susan B Anthony, John Lewis, Cesar Chavez and many more)

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

I think we have to consider a blend of science and spirituality underpins the origins of life on this planet and we are still just scratching the surface of understanding of such mysteries as the amazing functionality of the brain as well as the spirituality and connectedness of all sentient beings. As an apex predator with the most tools of creation and destruction it is imperative for humans to consider how to keep earth’s ecosystem regenerative for the “next seven generations,” inherently capitalistic metrics are failing us and the planet. We need to change values to change metrics to ensure a thriving planet for millennia to come.

Date CreatedApril 22, 2023