Changemakers & Motivators

Inspiring, entertaining, on-the-go. We invite you to meet some of our favorite thought-leaders and tap into motivational, multi-media resources from around the web.
Susan Boyle teaches us to be ourselves, no matter what others think.
Brenee Brown discusses how vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness.
Pete Carroll speaks to the epitome of poise after his team lost the 2015 Superbowl.

Don't have time to meditate?
Learn how to do it in one minute.
Discover how the South-African rugby team, the Springboks, won the 1995 World Cup, after having been the underdogs for decades.
If you've ever been frustrated during a conference call, watch this funny clip.

Discover how to start a movement.
Learn how to build a virtual global organization.
This clip from the Shawshank redemption can help us to get over the fear of being wrong.

Feeling down and don't want to feel that way any longer?
Watch this.
Learn from Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton about forgiveness.
Contemplate how a limitation can become your strength.



Jason Mraz
We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
James Blunt
Back to Bedlam
Goldberg Variations (Glen Gould)
We are the Champions
Star Wars
Theme song
The English Patient
Theme Song
A Day Without Rain
Diana Krall
I'm Coming Through
Art of the Fugue
Stevie Wonder
You haven't done nothing
In America
All Our Troubles Have Flown Away
Haydn, Hummel, L. Mozart
Trumpet Concertos - in D Allegro
Eva Cassidy
Guardians of the Galaxy
Original motion picture sound track
Haydn, Hummel, L. Mozart
Trumpet Concertos - in D Allegro



An incredible movie about how Nelson Mandela helped to reconcile South-Africa, which provides deep insight into how to lead a transformation.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Watch how a caddy coaches a golfer to regain his swing. I use this movie often to help us understand the process of coaching.

Happy People

A tale about purpose and contentment. Siberian hunters are in harmony with life and nature as they are in a constant cycle of preparing for their months-long winter hunting solo-trips during Summer and then take off and live in the woods alone for the Winter.

Extraordinary Measures

This is a movie about human endurance, commitment and breaking the rules. The film is based on the true story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose children have Pompe's disease.

The Good Lie

Millions of people were displaced during the Sudan civil war, including countless children. This is the story of a small group of them who somehow make it to the US. It provides insights into the power of loyalty, human endurance and love.

Man on Wire

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's twin towers. Watch this movie about being true to your purpose, commitment to practice and taking total responsibility for your life journey.


American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer". Watching the movie we discover not only how to coach horses, but also how to coach and support each other and ourselves.

Any Given Sunday

A movie about a professional football team that is also a movie about how to come back after failure, how to take a broader perspective on your life's journey and how to build a high performing team.

Dead Poet's Society

Students study, at first reluctantly the literary greats. In the process they discover more about who they are as human beings. A great movie about going on the balcony of our lives and taking another look at what really matters.

Zorba the Greek

Embrace full-catastrophe living as you watch this movie. Two of my favorite quotes: "For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm." And "Every man has his folly, but the greatest folly of all... is not to have one."

Freedom Writers

Watch how a LA high school teacher masterfully unites a racially divided group of teenagers around the humanity they have in common. A great movie to learn about forgiveness, building trust and transforming beliefs that are blocking teams from being extraordinary.

The Address

A group of students with learning disadvantages learns to recite the Gettysburg address as part of their education. A deeply moving tale how Lincoln's timeless words inspire young people today to discover their innate brilliance.

Inspiring Leaders

Anne Frank

1929 - 1945

"I can shake of everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. But, and that is the great question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, for I can recapture everything when I write, my thoughts, my ideals and my fantasies."

"Paper is more patient than man"

" I am my own skipper and later on I shall see where I come to land."

"Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will still bring you happiness again, as long as you live. As long as you can look fearlessly up into the heavens, as long as you know that you are pure within, and that you will still find happiness."

I've found that there is always some beauty left - in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you. Look at these things, then you will find yourself again, and God, and then you regain your balance."

"I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for giving me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, expressing all that is in me."

"I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time."

"I am young and possess many buried qualities; I am young and strong and am living a great adventure"

"...we have the chance to learn, the possibility of attaining something, we have all reason to hope for much happiness, but... we must earn it for ourselves. And that is never easy. You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."

Eleanor Roosevelt

1884 - 1962

"Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and, in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time, meeting each thing as it comes - seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared... discovering we have the strength to stare it down."

Eric R. Kandel

1929 - Present

"I had many moments of disappointment, despondency and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged from day to day and discussing them with my students and post-doctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next."

Helen Keller

1880 - 1968

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

Jack Welch

1935 - Present

"Building self-confidence in others is a huge part of leadership. It comes from providing opportunities and challenges for people to do things they never imagined they could do."

"We have to permeate every mind in this company with an attitude, with an atmosphere that allows people - in fact, encourages people to see things as they are, to deal with the way it is, not the way they wished it would be"

"Piling on during a weak moment can force people into what I call the "GE Vortex." It can happen anywhere. You see the "Vortex" when leaders lose their confidence, begin to panic, and spiral downward into a hole of self-doubt."

Jeff Weiner

1970 - Present

"Our purpose at LinkedIn is to create economic opportunity for people. If we do it right, then revenue growth will naturally happen. This is very well aligned with managing compassionately."

Mahatma Gandhi

1869 - 1948

"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

1929 - 1968

"If we are arrested every day, if we are exploited every day, if we are trampled on every day, don't ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love"

- As quoted in the New York Times, February 24, 1956

Mikhail Gorbachev

1931 - Present

"The XXI century will be a century either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance."

Nisargadatta Maharaj

1897 - 1981

"Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy."

Pete Carroll

1951 - Present

"We need to get a platform in place that allows fear to be part of it, to be comfortable with it, even to have fun with it, and that allows us to master it. Then we get some tools, like breathing or self-talk. That's how to thrive in situations we're not proficient in. Fear is really central to what we do."

Rainer Maria Rilke

1875 - 1926

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

Satya Nadella

1967 - Present

"I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things"

"Rainer Maria Rilke's words say it best: "The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens."

"We must have the courage to transform as individuals. We must ask ourselves, what idea can I bring to life?"

"Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

- From letters to Microsoft employees

Shantanu Narayen

1963 - Present

"My job is to set goals where people say they can't quite connect the dots yet, because if you do it's probably not aspirational enough"

"Are you inspecting where you think you're going?"

"The lens that you use to look at your opportunities will determine how aspirational you'll be or how ambitious you are"

Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

William Shakespere

1564 - 1616

The Seven Ages of Man

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts beeing seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling an puking in his nurse's arms:
And then the winning school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel;
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then, the justice,
In fair round belly, with good capon lined,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side;
His youthful hose well sav'd, a worl too wide
For his shrunk shanks; and his big manly voice,
Turning again towards childish treble, pipes
Ad whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends his strange eventful history,
Is second childishness, and mere oblivion:
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."

"Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love."